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Guernsey Candles

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Guernsey candles an excellent place to visit

We have been to Guernsey candles many times and always really enjoy the experience. My daughter... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Howard A
More than candle making.

We didn't make a candle but it looked fun. We did wander round the comprehensive gift shop which... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter B
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“candle making”(17 reviews)
“make your own”(6 reviews)
“gift shop”(14 reviews)
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Guernsey Candles is a family run business offering candle making to all ages. With over forty years' experience, help is always on hand for this activity. This popular attraction has a large shop selling an amazing array of candles, including local...more
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Les Petites Capelles, Saint Sampson
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+44 1481 249686
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All reviews candle making make your own gift shop great fun lovely place to visit lovely little place half term any age about half an hour close supervision gifts carvings wax activity shapes cuts workshop
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Guernsey candles many times and always really enjoy the experience. My daughter loves making a candle and we have many dotted around our house. The guidance given is excellent, whether you are a beginner or experienced. The gift shop has a...More

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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Many thanks for your review, I'm sure we will see your daughter again and it is fun. At this time of the year the gift shop is bursting with Christmas goodies, thanks again, Peter m

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't make a candle but it looked fun. We did wander round the comprehensive gift shop which has more than the usual tourist tat. Their buyer has a good eye for style.More

Thank Peter B
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello peter, Thank you for your review and i'm pleased you enjoyed Guernsey Candles. Most days we are making but off season it is not guarantee. Our shop is different and from the usual and we try to keep it that way, again many thanks...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

My partner came here when he was little. Soon as we seen it was still here we come so I could have ago! It was alot of fun. Making the layers for your candle and then carving into it. Something to remember Guernsey! The gift...More

1  Thank lucy86745
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hello Lucy, So the young lad returns, I wonder if he still has his first candle. I remember your visit and know you enjoyed the experience, would you believe we have been candle making for over 45 years. Young and old, many returning as adults...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Took our 5 and 3 year old on a grey afternoon. Both enjoyed the candle making very much. Staff were friendly and helpful even our 3 year old was able to have a go with the candle making and they were very patient. Just enough...More

1  Thank HutchJ
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Good evening Hutch J, Thank you for such a nice review, it's always good to know that your children enjoyed their visit. Peter m

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We went to Guernsey candles with the grandchildren not really knowing what to expect. When you step inside it’s so much bigger than expected with a huge array of gifts and greetings cards. There is so much choice in all price ranges and of course...More

1  Thank Tortoisetheterrible
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hello Tortoise, Thank you for the positive review on Guernsey Candles. Your children have a handmade candle that they made themselves ( with a little help) and probably treasure the experience for the rest of their holiday. If you are still in Guernsey, enjoy the...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

They have an amazing gift shop with a variety of things to buy. Candle making was amazing you are not pushed to finish in a certain time. The staff are very friendly and always willing to help.

1  Thank s0phie2004
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Hi Sophie, Thank you for your review and i'm pleased you enjoyed candle making, peter m

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I am a regular visitor and customer to the shop. It has all sorts of great home pieces and as you would expect, lots of great candles. This visit was with my 4 year old daughter to make a candle. The man in charge was...More

1  Thank AndyBGsy
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Hi Andy, Many thanks for your review. I'm so pleased your daughter enjoyed her candle making and as you point out this is suitable for all ages,i'm sure she will remember her visit for a long time. Peter m

Reviewed 8 May 2018

Brilliant! We popped in to have a look, after a guy in the hotel suggested it for our 5 year old daughter... it didn't' disappoint, she was given full instruction on how to make her own candle and was so pleased with how it turned...More

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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Hi Fred, Thank you for writing in such a positive way. You are right, we get all ages making candles. During the summer holidays there are three of us looking after the candle making. Older children and aldults do their own thing, with gentle advive...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018

Not a lot to see as far as candle making whilst we were there , in fact they seemed to be unpacking new stock of wax! However I'm sure if we had asked someone would have demonstrated Good gift shop with lots of items we...More

1  Thank wendy m
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank for writing. Actually you are right, there wasn't any candles being made, I was away on holiday. Shaun would have made if asked. Peter

Reviewed 23 March 2018

This venue has everything,some amazing cards for every accession ,loads of gifts ideas,and of cause an amazing collection of candles.Very hopefully staff,it's all in 'your own time ' type of place,no time limit or pushy staff.My only moan,is I spend to much money here lol!

2  Thank ChrisL6685
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Chris, Thanks for your review. Ever thought of making a candle!! Its fun. Again many thanks for visiting us and spending lots of money. Peter m

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sawelch
28 September 2017|
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Response from Bethan K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you do not have to book to make a candle but at busy times it might be worth a phone call.
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traveller198928
10 August 2016|
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Response from 98Helen | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee. I believe it's approx £9 to create and carve your candle. However, if you do not wish to create a candle, you may simply browse through their shop. Hope you enjoy your visit.
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Siobhan M
1 August 2016|
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Response from 98Helen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can contact Guernsey Candles and reserve a slot for a group booking. 01481 249686
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