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Guernsey Candles

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Make your own candle.

Ok it's £10 a candle, but is unique. Made by yourself, your son, daughter, grand parent or... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Steve B
via mobile
Amazing candle making - and fab shop too!

The candle making was super fun and easy to do.The candle maker was great with the kids (aged 6 and... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
JLJNL
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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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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All reviews make your own candle making gift shop well worth a visit lovely little place lovely place to visit half term about half an hour any age all ages close supervision my daughter loves on display gifts carvings wax gentleman
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Ok it's £10 a candle, but is unique. Made by yourself, your son, daughter, grand parent or other. After that it is very well stocked gift shop with candles made locally and those smelly candle's that have an American name. It was 43 years since...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve B
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Good morning Steve, Good to see you again after all that time; hope you enjoyed Guernsey. Again thank you for your review, Peter m

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The candle making was super fun and easy to do.The candle maker was great with the kids (aged 6 and 9). The shop had lots of things and were all for a reasonable price. Great place and definitely recommend it for all ages.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JLJNL
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Good morning Jljnl, Thank you for your review, It's good to know you enjoyed your visit, and Guernsey too. Peter

Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

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 25 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter B
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 8 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 30 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

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

Reviewed 16 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AndyBGsy
peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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peter m, Owner at Guernsey Candles, responded to this reviewResponded 17 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

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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
9 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
31 July 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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