Kids Day Out

Child Friendly Activities in Normandy

A little inspiration - and a lot of fun for the whole family. These attractions have been tried and tested by countless guests over the years, as well as our very own children!

Funbox

Indoor entertainment centre for children from 0 to 12 years old. There are a giant labyrinth, a trampoline, a balls’ pool, slides, an electric karting, as well as a soft play area for toddlers. Other facilities include a snack bar, a free Wifi access, toilets and a baby changing room.  

219, rue de Sauxmarais  50110 Tourlaville  Phone : 02 33 54 43 76

Website http://www.fun-box.fr/parc/les-jeux/

Forest Adventure

Tree climbing in a park with nets, bridges, pontoons and rope bridges. Harnesses provided on loan.

Route de l'Etang  Forêt de l'Abbaye 50390 SAINT-SAUVEUR-LE-VICOMTE  Tél : 02 33 52 57 42

Parc Animalier Saint-Martin

At the heart of the Norman bocage, in a 15 hectare park, discover monkeys, wolves, lemurs, dromedaries…and enjoy a great family day out in the wood. Pony walks available for the pleasure of the little ones.

Hameau Masson  50700 MONTAIGU-LA-BRISETTE  Tél : 02 33 40 40 98 

Website  http://www.zoomontaigu.fr/

Labyrinthe Végétal “La Clé des Champs”

Take an enjoyable walk in our plant labyrinth. An unforgettable maze, full of surprises, replanted every year, with games, animals and activities. Part of the profits is used to finance humanitarian actions.
 
Route de Valognes-Bricquebec 50700 YVETOT-BOCAGE Tél : 02 33 40 23 40, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website  http://cueillette-pe.beguin.pagesperso-orange.fr/labyrinthe.html

Parc Zoologique de Champrepus

Located between Villedieu-les-Poêles and Granville, Champrépus offers adults and children a voyage across the 5 continents. The park is organised in 5 luxuriant theme gardens designed according to biotopes offering animals (50 different species) conditions close to their original environment. A citizen and responsible park, Champrépus is an original and friendly garden ideal to relax, learn and have fun in family or with friends. A plant and animal haven in the heart of the Normandy bocage, which is not to be missed!

493 rue Saint-Gaud  50800 CHAMPREPUS  Tél : 02 33 61 30 74

http://www.zoo-champrepus.com/en/

The Roc des Harmonies

The Roc des Harmonies invites visitors to take a colourful voyage to wonderland... This unique setting combines animals and minerals, and gives them a magical appearance. Visitors travel through four fabulous worlds: the Butterfly Garden, the Aquarium and its sea lion pool, the Mineral palace and the Shell fantasy.
Pleasure and memories guaranteed for children and adults alike!

New: the Roc des Gourmandises. After the visit, you can taste the sweet and savoury snacks at the Roc des Gourmandises: come and admire the magnificent view of the port and the bay from the terrace!

1 boulevard de Vaufleury Pointe du Roc 50400 GRANVILLE Tél : 02 33 50 19 83

Website: http://www.aquarium-du-roc.com/

Alligator Bay

Aquarium, Zoo / Wildlife park

At the foot of Mont Saint-Michel, discover : The alligator glass-house and experience an adventure full of sensations. Through a visit across wooden pontoons, slip into an explorer's skin as you observe 200 alligators and crocodiles. The dragon maze stocked with 200 boas, iguanas, chameleons and komodo dragons, etc.: an exceptional playground ! The farm with 300 tortoises with giant specimens from the Seychelles and Africa, which you can go up to and stroke.

62 route du Mont Saint-Michel  50170 BEAUVOIR  Tél : 02 33 68 11 18 

http://www.alligator-bay.com/?page_id=488

Parc Zoologique Cerza

Discover some 600 different wild animals over a surface area of over 50 hectares devoted to the breeding and reproduction of endangered species. Park visits to discover African animals and the wild valley via 2 walking routes and safari train excursions. Snack bar, restaurant and picnic area. Entertainment.

New since 2009: an 8-minute educational film to increase awareness on the protection of wild animals and respect for the environment.

Parc Zoologique Cerza D 143 14100  HERMIVAL-LES-VAUX  Telephone : 02 31 62 15 76

Website http://en.cerza.com/

Parc Zoologique de Jurques

In the heart of this 15ha wooded park, take off for an adventure amidst some 650 exceptional wild animal species such as the extremely rare white lion. A total change of scenery awaits you in the African, South American and Australian plains, the land of the wolves, the reptile village and the 'African mountains': a platform overlooking a 40 metre-deep quarry, where you can admire over forty animals (mandrills, Barbary macaques and mouflons). In the summer season, you can even touch the snakes or watch the penguins, the wolves and the monkeys feed. Mini-farm, play areas, inflatable structures, cafeteria, boutique. Gates close 1h30 before closure of the zoo.

With the family

You can even touch and feed the animals in the mini-farm!

Parc Zoologique de Jurques  14260 JURQUES  Telephone : 02 31 77 80 58

http://www.zoodejurques.fr

Parc Festyland

With the family

In the heart of Calvados, the Festyland Amusement Park offers a recreational insight into Normandy's history, via a range of thirty attractions for the whole family to enjoy. You are welcomed to a truly Belle Epoque-style atmosphere offering family attractions: the Carrousel, the Paris-Granville... A special tribute is paid to William the Conqueror, thanks to his 1066 exploit - thrills await you in the Vikings' Drakkar - and you can also embark with the pirates on the Captain Roc. Festyland also offers 2 cinemas, Thor and Dome, together with 3 live shows every day throughout the summer. All ages.

Parc Festyland Route de Caumont 14760 BRETTEVILLE-SUR-ODON  Telephone : 02 31 75 04 04 

http://www.festyland.com/

The Enchanted Village

The Enchanted Village is a nature and leisure park. The ideal spot for the whole family. Walks through woods and rivers, farm animals, garden, games, automaton theatre, miniature railway, circuit in the trees, the rope bridges of the pirate lake.

Le Village enchanté  7 route du moulin  50520 BELLEFONTAINE 07.61.13.40.64

http://www.village-enchante.fr

Piscine De Collignon

Playful swimming pool, pond of swimming 25 m x 12,50 m, playful pond, paddling pool, aquatic slides of 25 m and 50 m, spa ...

395 rue des Algues  50110 Tourlaville  Phone : 02 33 44 23 44

The Tourist Train

Take a journey through time: from Port-Bail to Carteret, 10 km, the length of the Island Coast, facing the Channel Islands, step aboard the Cotentin Tourist Train with its 1930's carriage, pulled along by a 1950's antique diesel locomotive which was lovingly restored by volunteers from the ACTM (Local tourism and railway association).

In the summer, it's a practical and fun way of getting to the various markets in the Côte des Isles area. The market trains run on Tuesdays (Port-Bail market) and Thursdays (Carteret market). Take a Sunday outing with the family and hop on the afternoon train which leaves from Port-Bail. Also, with the tourist train, you'll be doing your bit for the environment! Booking is required for all trains and can be made at the Tourist Information Office.
All year round, you can also have a bite to eat on board, either in one of the theme trains, or as part of a group trip.

Group travel information: Leisure & Tourism: 02 33 45 93 47.
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Information on trains and the ACTM association:

Website: http://ttcotentin.monsite.wanadoo.fr

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La Cité de la Mer (Cherbourg Aquarium Complex)

Come and visit a unique site where you will be taken on a fantastic journey discovering man's quest to conquer the great depths of the sea. 3-5 hours to discover a whole new world:
•    'Le Redoutable' (The Formidable), the largest submarine on display in the world.
•    The abyssal aquarium, the deepest in Europe, with its height of 11 metres
•    360 million km² of seabed displayed over 10,000m²
•    Walk into the depths - a virtual adventure with Captain Glass!
•    plus, exhibitions, films, and interactive activities

The Cité de la Mer is located in Cherbourg's old Transatlantic Harbour Station.
You can buy your tickets at the Tourist Information Office, which will avoid queuing when you get there.

Website: http://www.citedelamer.com

Centre Aquatique D'Equeurdreville-Hainneville:

A lot of equipments: sports pond, lagoon with games, pentagliss, solarium, relaxing space (hammam, sauna, Jacuzzi), outside river of 80 m. Animations all year round (aquaerobics, swimming lessons, swimming babies, aquarelax). Evacuation 15mn before the closure.

Rue du Général de Gaulle  50120 Équeurdreville-Hainneville  Phone : 02 33 01 86 20

Website: http://www.ville-equeurdreville.fr/sports-et-loisirs/loisirs/centre-aquatique/

Swimming Pool / Fun Pool

Route de Bricquebec, 50390 SAINT-SAUVEUR-LE-VICOMTE
Tél : 02 33 21 08 56

Planétarium Ludiver

Children's museum, Science and technology

A tourist and educational venue, the LUDIVER Planetarium invites you and all the family to enjoy an interactive exploration of astronomy, space travel, our planet Earth’s surroundings, meteorology etc. The museum layout takes you conquering our solar system out into the depths of the universe. Comfortably ensconced in one of our planetarium seats you will travel through starry skies from Earth through time and space. The LUDIVER Planetarium also offers night observations with high performance equipment, kiddies’ workshops, activities for every age, event-driven activities and a landscaped park with panoramic view.

Languages : English

1700 rue de la Libération , 50460 TONNEVILLE
Tél : 02 33 78 13 80

Website http://www.ludiver.com/

La Foret des Elfes

Tree climbing, Paintball fields / laser games / laser ball

Three levels of difficulty up to 30 m off the ground in natural site: white from 1m25, red from 1m40 and black from 1m60. Circuit duration from 1h to 1h30 depending on colour. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Indoor and outdoor paint-ball courses for the over 12 years.

RD 35 Route de Quettreville-sur-Sienne 50510 CERENCES Tél : 02 33 90 19 31

Base de Loisirs de l'Etang des Sarcelles

Games for children, Pedalboat hires, Mini golf, Fishing

Base Touristique Centre Manche  50190 MARCHESIEUX  Tél : 02 33 76 58 65

Website  http://www.etangdessarcelles.com/

Par Douve et Marais

Aboard the Barbey d'Aurévilly II (68 passengers), guided tour (history and geography of the marsh, animals and flowers, old traditions...), stop offs in local villages for half or whole day. Boarding : Port Jourdan landing stage at Espace de découverte,

Les Ponts-d'Ouve, 50500 Saint-Côme-du-Mont (Carentan). Tél : 02 33 42 39 44

http://www.bateau-douve.com/

Sailing School

The Côte des Isles sailing school has a variety of activities on offer, from sand yachting and sailing to boat hire. Beginner and advanced courses are available during the school holidays.

Côte des Isles Sailing School
Tel: 02 33 10 10 96
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Website: http://www.ecoleduvent.free.fr

Mountain Biking and Walking

There are 5 marked mountain bike routes around the Port-Bail area. They vary in length and difficulty, ranging from 20km to 50km. They link up with the Barneville and the St Sauveur le Vicomte routes.

Cycle hire:
Eurêka - Tel: +33 (0)2 33 04 81 25
Anne Cycle  Motoculture - Tel: +33 (0)2 33 01 28 20

Using the green routes (former railway tracks), you can travel around the department starting off from Port-Bail. Pick up the guide at the Tourist Information Office or on the website www.mancherandonnee.com

You can also go for walks along one of the discovery routes. You'll discover all the local and natural secrets around the area. There are six routes around Port-Bail, Denneville, Fierville les Mines, St Lô d'Ourville, Lindbergh Plage and Canville la Rocque, each around 5 kilometres long.

These guides are available at the Tourist Information Office and find them in the SERVICES/DOCUMENTS section.

http://www.mancherandonnee.com

Equestrian Centre

Discover the joys of horse riding!

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, there are many activities on offer all year round: rides, harnessed riding, lessons, competitions, official testing. The pony club welcomes young riders aged 4 and over. We offer them specially designed lessons, courses and rides.

With the beach very close by, they'll be able to practise horse riding in all conditions. A large covered carousel, two sand pits, a comfortable club house and a restaurant - all part of an old renovated Norman farm.

Contact:
Equestrian Centre
La Ferme des Mielles
Tel: 02 33 04 85 96
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At a Glance:

  • We are 30 minutes’ drive from Cherbourg
  • enjoy French cuisine from the Bistro    
  • 3 ‘supermarkets within less 10 minutes le
  • Meet new friends at the BBQ
  • walk around the grounds
  • play in the games room
  • run and play on the football pitch
  • climb on the play equipment
  • run or cycle  along  the cycle track 2, mins away
  • unwind in the Hot-Tubs
  • read on a pool lounger
  • sunbathe on the terrace
  • take in the sheer relaxation and scenery

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