Children: Days Out For Kids
La Domaine de Benquet
Educational farm. Pony breeding centre. Active involvement for children, guided tours, library, games room. Gite available for 32 children and 4 adults. Based in Le Houga, Gers.
Grottes de la Bastide
Prehistoric park with visits to the White Cave, educational shows about the Stone Age, nature walks and workshops
Parc Animalier de Saint-Clar - Animal Park
150 animals from Australia including wallabies, emus and alpacas in semi-liberty. Free kids workshops on aboriginal culture and nature plus snack bar during school holidays (Zone 1) and Sundays. Open all year round. See website for hours (32).
A farm with over 250 animals suitable for young children. Also a VTT route and pony rides. Located in Le Burgaud (31) and open all year.
Laser Quest - Tarbes
Hi-tech laser hide-and-seek in multi-level arenas / labyrinth with speciality lighting, swirling fog and music. For up to 20 people. Video games and refreshments. Birthdays, parties, free WiFi. Exclusive use available. Open 7 days a week (65).
Aquarium Tropical de Pierrefitte
60 aquariums house more than 500 species of fish in both fresh and salt water. Open every day, located in Pierrfitte (65)
Domaine de Lassale
Wildlife study, observation tunnel to watch migratory and other birds. Open December to February. Reservation required. Based in Magnan, Gers.
LAquarium de la Garonne et des Pyrenees
Aquarium with fresh water and tropical fish, including piranhas. Also a woodland park and a childrens farm including zebu and llama. Open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and during school holidays 14:00-19:00. Located in Muret (31).
Parc Animalier de St Michel
Animal park located in St Michel, Ariege. Walk route lasting over two hours suitable for adults and children. Picnic facilities and snack bar available. Open 1 February - 30 November.
Le Vert en lAir
Adventure park set in 150 hectares of woodlands with 15 kms of pathways on 10 different levels offering a variety of open-air childrens activities, paintball area, Pony & horse rides. Restaurant and swimming pool. Suitable from age 3 yrs. (32)
Water park with water slides four pools. Land based games include beach volleyball and badminton. Open 11:00-19:00 (Wednesday and weekends), 11:30-13:30 and 16:30-19:00 (other days) in June and up to 15 September; 11:00-20:00 July and August. In Mirande.
Paintball a Gondrin
Open all year round with reservations. Reduced rates for groups of more than twenty.
Le petit train dArtouste
A cable car ride from the lac de Fabreges to Sagette, (2000m) followed by a 50 min. train ride through the mountains to Artouste, then a short walk to spend an hour by the lake before returning. Operates every day Jun - Sept. Located in Artouste (64)
Canoes de Beaucaire
Canoes or kayak for hire to navigate the on a 3km stretch of the Baise river (Open 09:00-18:00). Guided trips leave at 09:00 and 14:00 for half or full days on the river covering 7.5 km or 15 km. Located in the village of Beaucaire sur Baise (32).
La Bisonnerie de Borde Basse
A bison park which also includes Scottish deer, aurochs and yaks. Educational tour through the cowboy, indian and pioneer camps. Themed birthday parties can be organised. Open every day except Saturday 14:00-18:00. Located in Merenvielle (31).
Larressingle Fortified Village & Medieval Camp
Fortified 12th-17th century village with castle, museum, medieval architecture. Medieval Camp Open every day from March to June from 14:00-18:00. July and August from 10:00-19:00 and September to 11 November from 14:00-18:00