Days Out with Children

Family days out with kids including aquariums, zoological and adventure parks.  From your English speaking Brittany directory.

Château de Fougères

The whole family can enjoy a journey back to the Middle Ages with the new interactive historical interpretation at Fougères Castle.  The castle was built on a naturally protected site, a rock emerging from a swamp surrounded by a loop of the Nançon river acting as a natural moat. It had three different enclosures: the first for defensive purposes; the second for day to day usages in peacetime and for safety of the surrounding populations in times of siege; and the last for the protection of the Keep. In all it has an impressive 13 towers.  Fougères was not involved in the hundred years' war until 1449 when the castle was taken by surprise by an English mercenary. In 1488 the French troops won the castle back after a siege and the castle lost its military role. Today the castle belongs to the municipality and is one of Europe's largest medieval fortresses.

Tel: 
02 99 99 79 59
Department: 
Ille-et-Vilaine
Town: 
Fougères
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Centre de l'Imaginaire Arthurien - Concoret

Explore Brocéliande with a storyteller guide, see shows, exhibitions and participate in special events. Discover the best of the latest art on the forest and its legends. Understand through workshops and conferences, the world of King Arthur and its links with the myths and fairytales of the forest.  The discovery centre offers a variety of well-documented events based on Celtic legend, new exhibitions each year, videos, shows and conferences.

Tel: 
02 97 22 79 96
Department: 
Morbihan
Town: 
Concoret
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Maison de la Rivière Parc Naturel Régional d'Armorique

The Maison de la Rivière discovery centre at Sizun teaches you about freshwater habitats, rivers and other aquatic environments. The aim is to increase public awareness of this environment through exhibitions on flora and fauna, biodiversity, water cycles, pollution etc.  There is a film, aquarium, and river animal scenes, plus there are also themed nature walks (rivers, lakes, the Arrée mountains) and an educational trail (with topographical guides), where you can discover the breathtaking scenery at the edge of Lake Drennec. There is also the opportunity to try fly fishing, both beginners and experts. Open Monday to Friday from 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00.  Disabled access

Tel: 
02 98 68 86 33
Department: 
Finistère
Town: 
Sizun
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La Récré des Trois Curés amusement park

There are plenty of attractions to choose from with the slides, giant trampolines, 1900's merry-go-round, Niagara ride, boat rides, mini farm, Pirate ship, teacups and the 25 metre high Big Wheel opened in 2008 which provides a breathtaking view over the entire park.

Tel: 
02 98 07 95 59
Department: 
Finistère
Town: 
Milizac-Guipronvel
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La Vallée des Saints - Carnoët

Around 1500 years ago, priests and monks arrived from the UK.  In the village of Carnoët, sculptors created giant four-metre high granite statues of saints and placed them on a feudal mound with views stretching out as far as the Monts d'Arrée mountains.  In 2015, there were around fifty statues. Guided tours are organised every day, and in June and September, you can also see the sculptors at work.  Pets are welcome and there is disabled access.   There is a visitor’s centre which is closed for 2 hours each day for lunch.  Free admission

Tel: 
02 96 91 62 26
Department: 
Côtes-d'Armor
Town: 
Carnoët
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Donkey-trekking in Crozon (Association Océ'âne)

The association Océ’âne organises guided trips for families along the hiking trails of the peninsula with donkeys as travelling companions.  Based in Lanvéoc, the association hire out the donkeys on a half-daily or daily basis for treks around the farm. They can also organise longer trips, lasting from three to seven days, through some of the most beautiful spots on the peninsula (Cap de la Chèvre, Morgat, Camaret, etc.), providing maps and accommodation. Or you could try one of their guided excursions led by a donkey-guide so that you can get to know both the donkey and the region much better.  If small children get tired they can sit on the donkey.  Disabled access and English spoken.

Tel: 
06 32 24 86 19
Department: 
Finistère
Town: 
Lanvéoc
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