Children: Days Out For Kids

Par dAnimalier Colombier
The medieval park at the chateau of Colombier offers a glimpse of life in the middle ages in the animal park with wolves, lions, monkeys and birds of prey. Also an enclosure where you walk freely amongst the bears. Salles-la-Source (12).
Tohu Bohu Indoor Playground
Large inflatable indoor, air-conditioned playground. Children must be accompanied by parent or group. Open Friday to Sunday 10:00 to 19:00. Bar, restaurant, free Wifi and arcade games.199 avenue du Danemark, Zone Albasud, Montauban (82).
La Foret des Singes
The monkey forest is a park where barbary macaques roam freely in 50 acres. Picnic area, souvenir shop, free parking. Park accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs. Open April to October. LHospitalet, Rocamadour (46).
Initiation flights in hangliding particularly suited to children and people who are wary of flying. Morning flights lasting only10 minutes. Also hot-air ballooning, parachuting and bungee jumping. Millau (12).
La Plage aux Ptersaures
Large Paleontology site with 140 million year old fossil beach. Flying reptile, dinosaur, crocodile, turtle and footprints. Open to the public. Guided tours available. Crayssac (46).
Chateau Fort de Calmont dOlt
Fortified medieval castle with displays of attack and defense methods used during the 100 years war. Discovery game for children to test powers of observation and courage. Costumes provided free of charge. Open from 14:00-18:00. Espalion (12).
Le Petit Paris
Discover the city of Paris and all its famous monuments in miniature. With magic shows and displays which mirror the events taking place in the real capital. During Winter open weekends and school holidays. Vaissac (82).
Toy Library
700 games and toys available, open to all. Admission free. Meeting place to play or borrow games. Open Tues 09:00-11:30 and 13:30-18:00, Wed 09:00-12:30 and 15:00-18:00, Thurs 13:30-16:00, Fri 9:30-11:30 and Sat 14:00-17:00. St-Pierre-Labastide (82).
Le Jardin Des Betes
Animal park with over 250 animals from arctic foxes to monkeys. Also children’s farm and playground. Open April, May, June, September 14:00-19:00; July-August 10:00-20:00. Montrozier (12).
Noria (water wheel in Arabic) is a water museum with educational and interactive displays. Also, an aquatic games room. Open April to November 13:30-18:00, closed Mondays. July and August everyday 10:00-19:00. St Jean du Bruel (12).
Reptilarium du Larzac
Over 100 reptiles from boas to alligators, including a hatching nursery. April, June, Sept, Oct 14:00-18:00 (closed Fridays). July-Aug 10:30-19:00 every day. Nov-March Sundays and bank holidays 14:00-18:00 (closed Fridays). Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon (12).
Parc Animalier de Pradinas
Animal park with over 300 animals in 20 hectares of land. Visit on foot or by miniature train. Open April to mid November every day, 14:00-19:00; mid November to March Sundays and holidays only; July and August 10:00-20:00. Pradinas (12).
Le Village Caussenarde
A model village showing the architeture of a typical caussenard village. Christian Gelis work shows the style of buildings developed over 2000 years - buildings adapted to the climate and shaped by ecological and sociological needs. St Victor (12).
Parc Animalier de Gramat
Animal park with over 70 different varieties of animals including jackals, lynx, wolves, bears, deer, horses, bison, sheep and birds as well as domestic breeds. Open Easter to September 09:30-19:00 and October to Easter 14:00-18:00. Gramat (46).
Micropolis - City of Insects
Exhibits of insects with viveria, ant colonies, tropical butterfly greenhouses and bee hives. Interactive visit with displays and videos. Activities and play area for children in the park. Open February to November. Le Bourg, St-Leons (12).
Le Caillau
A pottery painting and crafts cafe situated in Vire-sur-Lot, near Puy lEveque. A wide range of items to paint plus seasonal special events. Fresh, seasonal local produce served in the cafe. Le Caillau (46).
Le Rocher des Aigles
The Eagles Rock is home to many birds of prey including eagles, vultures, falcons, condors as well as owls and parrots. Free flight shows and educational presentations. Rocamadour (46).