Amusement & Leisure Parks

Parc de Loisirs de Bouvent
56 hectares of water, sand and grass. Free entry to under 12s. Activities include swimming, fishing, sailing, mini golf, play areas, table tennis plus special events throughout the year. At chemin Curtafray, Bourg en Bresse (01).
Park with animals and plants which can survive the cold. Many animals can be safely touched. Open May to September at RN 206 Songy, Viry (74).
Le Jardin Ferroviaire
More than 30 trains running around this enormous layout which will fascinate children and adults. Open 7 days a week March to November. At 2 route de Lion, Chatte (38).
Adventure park for adults and kids alike. Bungy jumps, catapults, inflatables, climbing and games. English version of the website. Situated at avenue du pont des Iles, Divonne-les-Bains (01).
Big Jump
Amusement park for kids with inflatables, trampolines and soft play areas. Opens Wednesdays and weekends 10:00-18:00 and extended hours in summer. At rte Laudon, Saint Jorioz (74).
Parc Animalier La Balade
More than 450 animals including many which children can get close to. Pony rides and mini-golf. Opens 7 days a week in July and August. Out of season Wednesdays and weekend afternoons only. At Rond Point RN 508 Faverges (74).
Parc de Merlet
An animal park for adults and children to see marmottes, deer, lama and chamois in their natural reserve, set high up in the mountains. Open from May to September only. Restaurant and souvenir boutique on site. Situated in Les Houches (74).
Parc 1326
Open all year round and covering 12 hectares. Lesiure park with indoor and outdoor pools, ice-skating rink, mini-golf, and karting on ice. At 37 rue B. Gonnet, Briancon (05).
Foret de lAventure
Children and adults alike are welcome to come and go ape in the forest! A system of rope bridges and slides allow aerial trekking through the forest. At Planfait, Talloires (74).
Paradis des Praz
A childrens playground, set in an idyllic environment. Donkey rides in the summer and sledge rides in the winter. Be sure to check the website for opening dates. Situated 2 Km from Chamonix (74).