Days Out with Children

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

Village de Poul-Fetan (Quistinic)

Located at Poul Fétan.  Here you can visit a traditional Breton village and discover life as it was in the 19th century. Start in the ticket office, where the youngest visitors can pick up a games booklet to go on a treasure hunt through the village. You can walk around the stone houses and arable farmland, attend classes in the Breton language, watch clothes being washed using traditional methods and observe draught horses plough the fields. Craft displays, such as spinning wool and making butter, are held daily and the food served on-site is all authentically Breton.  Open from 1st April until 30th September. 

Tel: 
02 97 39 51 74
Department: 
Morbihan
Town: 
Quistinic
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Espace éco-chanvre et fibres végétales à Noyal-sur-Vilaine

The Espace Eco-chanvre is a Discovery and Information Centre for the promotion of economic, scientific, educational, cultural and tourist initiatives concerning the sustainable development of hemp and plant fibres. The Discovery Centre (Espace Ecochanvre) recounts the history of hemp cloth, traditional methods of production and the advantages of using plant fibres in a reconstructed weaver’s workshop, a vegetable dyeing workshop and an information centre.  There is also a shop selling a wide range of products made from industrial hemp.

Tel: 
02 99 04 67 94
Department: 
Ille-et-Vilaine
Town: 
Noyal-sur-Vilaine
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Planetarium de Bretagne

Discover the mystery of the universe with fascinating shows in a 360° air conditioned theatre. Each show lasts around 50 mins, on the theme of planets & satellites taking you on a virtual voyage through the solar system! Films are shown in English every Wed & Fri at 13.00 in July & Aug (you'll need to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance).  At Route du Radome, 22560 Pleumeur-Bodou.

Tel: 
02 96 15 80 30
Department: 
Côtes-d'Armor
Town: 
Pleumeur-Bodou
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Tropical Parc en Morbihan

Tropical and exotic birds (with a special parakeet show), animals and plants in 8 acres of parkland.   The park has a number of themed greenhouses devoted to flora from each of the five continents, all of which have been carefully built over time to provide sympathetic and accurate portrayals of their natural habitats.  There is a walk-round farm where you can feed goats sheep wallabies and other farm animals.  There is also a museum of fossils and ammonites including a collection of 200 million year old tree trunk fossils, which still have "bark" around the trunk and the tops have been polished to clearly show the age lines of each tree.  Located at Laugarel, 56220 Saint-Jacut-les-Pins.

Tel: 
02 99 71 91 98
Department: 
Morbihan
Town: 
Saint-Jacut-les-Pins
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La Thalassa, Navire-découverte De L'océanologie Lorient

Learn about the ships scientific missions, research oceanography and fishing techniques. The visit includes an exhibition of Lorient fishing and various temporary stands. "Treasure hunt" especially designed for children. Based at Quai de Rohan,(port de plaisance), Lorient.

Tel: 
02 97 35 13 00
Department: 
Morbihan
Town: 
Lorient
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