Something for everyone, from inflatable fun by the River Loire for younger children, swinging through the forest for all ages in Saumur to an amazing theme park with a trip through the ages for the whole family.
1. Saumur Forest Adventures
A 5 hectare park where you can follow different games, climb from tree to tree, climb a rope ladder, swing on a pendulum to name just a few. Paintball and Laser games in the forest available too. The routes are graded according to age and there is a special area for the very young climbers. Perfect for families for a whole day’s entertainment in their parkland.
Re-opens for 2017 on April 1st.
2. Lulu Parc
Lulu Parc is by the River Loire and aimed at younger children, inflatables, bouncy castles, zip wires and rides. The rides and inflatables are graded by height of the children. Next to the park is a ‘ginguette’, the name for an open-air eating place by water, which usually has evening entertainment.
Quai de la Loire, 37210 Rochecorbon
3. Lac Rille
The trains at Lac Rille delight young children and parents alike as they run along by the lake. The steam and diesel trains have been beautifully renovated by a team of volunteers. By the lake is also a collection of climbing frames and dens made from natural wood forms, including a chance to make music out of wood. The café which forms part of the campsite is open to the public and serves excellent ice-cream as well as drinks and snacks.
The area is a stopping off point for migrating birds and on the far side of the lake is a marked nature walk, bird hide and information board.
4. Puy de Fou
Something for all ages at Puy de Fou. It was voted the best theme park in the world, but ironically not as well known as some of the bigger names. A tremendous visit which is bound to catch the imagination of the whole family. It is essential to book in advance. Each event is a huge extravaganza with special effects, well researched historical content and a dash of artistic licence to complete the performance.
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5. Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci spent the last three years of his life at Clos Lucé, Amboise, which now houses models of many of his designs. In the grounds are working models of his designs displaying his amazing ingenuity. It is well worth a visit and, being inter-active is great for children. A video of these amazing machines taken during one of our visits is available here
Just 5 of family fun days out enjoyed by guests at www.frenchholiday.co.uk