Here are a few small ideas for how you can make your trip to Creepy Valley that little bit greener:
- Bring a re-fillable water bottle with you and fill up from our tap on-site
- Get the bus or even better - get on your bike and cycle! There's a beautiful track from St Aubins village to Les Quennevais called the Railway Walk that is perfect to use if you're coming from St Helier CLICK HERE to see the route. We also have bike racks at the Centre :)
- Recycle as much waste as possible. We have special bins on site for cans, plastic and paper. Help us by putting the right things is the right bins.
- If you spot any wildlife while here let us know! We love to keep track all the wildlife around the Centre. We even report some of them to the Environment Department so keep your eyes peeled for those sneaky green lizards!
- Please take your waste away with you or put it in one of our bins if it isn't recyclable. Please don't litter.
- Read our Responsible Visitor Charter to find out more about what you can do.
- If you're coming on holiday why not stay in a Green Tourism accredited hotel. CLICK HERE for more information.
In the summer of 2017 we will be trialing a Cycle to Work incentive scheme for our team. Staff who choose to be involved will keep a tally of all the days they cycle to work throughout the summer season. At the end of the season we'll count them all up and the team member with the most will win a prize! So get your bikes guys :)
In 2007, Creepy Valley Ltd commissioned an ‘Environmental Statement’ which included an Environmental Policy and Landscaping Plan for the Les Ormes Valley. This Policy & Plan was put in place to help negate disturbances to the environment during the construction phase of the Centre and to produce an environmentally sympathetic Activity Centre for the future. Included in the Environmental Plan was the planting of over 800 indigenous trees and shrubs, the erecting of 30 bird and bat boxes in the adjacent woodland, the creation of 12 reptile habitats within the site itself and the display of several interpretation boards.
We have since continuously improved our commitment to the environment and encourage our customers to do the same. A 5% discount is offered for anyone who arrives by public transport or cycles to the centre, and we have a bicycle rack in place made from recycled wood. Environmental education is included in many of our activities including Bushcraft, Nature and History walks, Orienteering and Holiday Adventure Camps. We currently also have a PHD student using our site as a field research area for his study on grass snakes and slow worms, in conjunction with the States of Jersey Environment Department. Creepy Valley strives to use eco-friendly products where possible, whether it be using Ecover washing products or biodegradable paint for our Paintball Arena.
Creepy Valley is dedicated to providing activities that minimise any environmental impact and are proud to be a Level 3 Leader the Business Eco-Active Scheme and one of the first members of the Jersey Tourism “Green Business” initiative, gaining the Gold Award for excellence in environmental practice.
CLICK HERE to read our current Green Tourism Action Plan to find out what we are doing to make a difference today.
Creepy Valley was delighted to be announced the winner of the 2014 Environment Award at Jersey Business Awards for Enterprise, sponsored by Jersey Electricity. Video available below:
For more information on some of the reptile and amphibian species that may be found at Creepy Valley, please follow the link below. Reportage of sightings is encouraged.