Children: Days Out For Kids

Train du Pays Cathare et du Fenouilledes
A 72 km journey in a tourist train from Rivesaltes (66) to Axat (11), from April to October. Booking is necessary.
Du Haut des Arbres
Adventures in trees with 3 different levels for children, teens and adults. Also picnic area, pony and quads, parking. In La Canourgue (48), 35 mns from Mende and two hours from Montpellier.
Beziers Aventure
8 levels of acrobatic paths in the Bourbaki forest. Children from 5 years old. On the road to Bessan in Beziers (34).
Cueillette de Caillan
7.5 ha of flowers, vegetables and strawberries to pick daily from May to September. At the Domaine de Caillan (34) between Bessan and Marseillan.
Randals Bison
40 minute guided tour of the buffalo farm in a truck. Also a restaurant and guesthouse. In Lanuejols (30), 1.5 hours from Montpellier.
Le Petit Paradis
Farm with miniature child-sized animals from horses to cows, goats and ducks as well as a garden, pony tours, a shop, picnic area and outdoot games. In Vendargues (34).
Parc Amazonia
Adventures for children from 3 to 12 years old and their parents, with a labyrinth, ponies and water games. Also picnic tables, free parking, quiet dogs accepted. In Roquemaure (30), 37 km from Nimes.
Le Grand Bois
A ride through the forest with 5 adults paths and 4 adapted to children with professional guides. In Molieres sur Ceze, 20 minutes from Ales (30).
Parc Zoologique de Montpellier
11 km walk with 500 animals from 90 species. At 50 avenue Agropolis in Montpellier.
Les Aigles De Valmy
Eagles, buzzards, kites, vultures, parrots and owls in a show with music and comments. Drinks and ice cream, parking. Check website for opening and show times. 5 minutes from Argeles (66).
La Bouscarasse
Water amusement park in Serviers (30), 8 km from Uzes. Cascades, fountains, rivers, picnic area and restaurant. Open June to September.
Le Petit Train Touristique
A small train taking passengers around town and through the vineyards, Fort Saint-Elme and Port-Vendres with commentary in English, German, Spanish, Dutch. Departure from the car park in front of the post office. In Collioure and Port Vendres (66).
La Foret dAcrobates
Forest trail with three different paths for each age group and 60 original games. On the Base de Bessilles in Montagnac, 15 minutes from Pezenas (34).
La Ferme du Dolmen
Two hour visit with a variety of animals and plants. Picnic area, plant shop, special day events (birthdays, Halloween, Christmas), snacks onsite. In Pouget (34), closed to Salagou.
Lac de la Cavayere
Amusement park near Carcassonne (11) with picnic area, water sports and forestry acrobatic park for the whole family.
Parc des Loups du Gevaudan
Wolf park with over 130 animals of four different species: Polish, Siberian, Canadian and Mongolian. There is also a deer park in the complex. In Saint Leger de Peyre (48).
Les Bisons dEurope
Animal park with bisons from America and Europe in a natural environment. The bisons can be viewed on foot and in a horse drawn cart (in summer) or horse drawn sleigh (in winter). Also an indoor museum. In Sainte Eulalie en Margeride (48).
Dinosaur Museum and Park
Park with real size sculptures in one of the largest paleontological sites in Europe. On the RD113 in Meze (34).
Grotte de Trabuc
At the entrance of the Cevennes (30), between Anduze and Ales, a cave open to the public with a one-hour guided tour in French. In Mialet (30).
Dinosaur Museum
Bones and eggs from around the world are displayed but also local finds including a 12 metre sauropod dinosaur. Excavation site open in July and August. Open from 10:00. On Avenue de la Gare in Esperaza (11).
Le Parc Australien
Wildlife park with kangaroos, emus, ostriches and dromedaries as well as an Aborigine village with boomerang and didgeridoo lessons. On the Chemin des Bartavelles in Carcassonne (11).
Musee du Bonbon Haribo
A sweet museum tracing the history of Haribo sweets showing advertising, wrappers and a miniature manufacturing chain. At Pont des Charrettes in Uzes (30).
La Ferme Enchantee
Farm for children with karting, picnic, pony rides and games. In Saint Chaptes, north of Nimes (30).
Reserve Africaine Sigean
African game park covering over 700 acres with almost 4,000 animals. Antilopes, zebra, bears and lions can be seen in drive-through areas. On the RN9 in Sigean, 15 km from Narbonne (11).
Labyrinthes aux Milles Fleurs
5000 square metres with three levels of labyrinth and a tropical garden with games and mysteries. Parking available as well as a picnic area and plant shop. At Route de Elne a Thuir in Trouillas (66).
Ponant Aventure
90 workshops from 5 years olds with 5 different levels for climbing through the forest at the Ponant lake in La Grande Motte (34).
Ranch "Le Petit Sam"
One hour regular riding lessons for adults, children, groups. One of the instructors understands English. By the Parking de la Plage, almost on the beach in Serignan (34).
Le Vallon du Villaret
Natural park designed by artists offering numerous games for the whole family including children from 2 year olds. In Bagnols-les-Bains (48).
Grotte de Clamouse
Underground world and caves on the road from Aniane to Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert (34). Film with English and German subtitles. Also a shop with snacks available in summer.
Le Palais de la Maquette
200 square metres of animated models made of Lego and KNex with play areas for the whole family. In Valras-Plage, close to Beziers (34).
A sharks tunnel and fish from the 5 continents. Open all year round. At Le Grau du Roi (30).
Argeles Aventure
Canyoning park with climbing, hanging and jumping activities. Children must be accompagnied by an adult, 5 levels of difficulties and 77 workshops. Bar-restaurant inside, as well as picnic area. Route des plages in Argeles (66).