Children: Days Out For Kids

Parc Asterix
Amusement park based on the comic characters of Asterix and Obelisk. Park includes roller coaster, dolphin show, fun fair, Medieval village, restaurants and hotel. Plailly (60).
Large sports complex with a variety of activities for all ages including a cinema, bowling, roller skating and swimming. Place du Polder, Gravelines (59).
Aquaclub de Belle Dune
Water park with outdoor wave-pool, swimming classes, aqua gym, hammam, saunas and whirlpool baths. Restaurant on site. Promenade du Marquenterre, Fort-Mahon-Plage (80).
Area Socio-Cultural animation Lannois
Club for teenagers with cooking lessons, introduction to gardening classes, drumming lessons and other courses. 63 rue Serrurier, Laon (02).
Dennlys Parc
Amusement park with water rides, rollercoasters and other activities for children. Shop and restaurant on site. Groups welcome. Le Parc du Moulin de la Tour, 11 rue du Moulin, Dennbroeucq (62).
Lasinerie du Marquenterre
Working farm where visitors can interact with the chickens, goats, donkeys and other animals. Open 1 April to 15 September, 10:00-18:00. Closed Mondays. Ferme de la Bonne Dame, Monchaux. Quend (80).
Palais de lUnivers et des Sciences
Science centre and planetarium with workshops and films (films in French). Rue de planetarium, Capelle-la-Grande (59).
The Tourist Tram (Lamitram)
Electric and horse-drawn tram and bus trips along the River Deule. Open Sunday afternoons and public holidays, 14:30-18:00 from 1 April until 30 September. Departures every 30 minutes from Wambrechies- Vent de Bise, and Marquette- rue de la Deule.
OJEM Club O.M. Mickey.
This is a club for children from the age of 2 and a half to teenagers. Activities include, swimming, gymnastics, dance, beach games to name a few. Digue Centre, Centre Plage, Le Touquet Paris Plage (62).
Leisure park with water play area, mini golf, bouncy castles, pedal boats and beach sports. See website for opening times. Rue de Plage, 59265 Aubigny-au-Bac.
Parc Zoologique Fort Mardyck Dunkerque Grand Littoral
Zoological park stocked with animal species native to France and Europe. Pre-arranged group visits welcome. Can host birthday parties. Picnic area and gift shop on site. Closed December and January. Rue des Droits de lHomme, Fort Mardyck (59).
Lille Zoological Park
Zoological park located on over 3 acres of land. Most of the 70 animal species represented are endangered species. Closed mid-December to mid-February. Parc de la Citadelle, avenue Mathias Delobel, Lille (59).
La Ferme descapane
Trail excusions with donkeys from half of a day to several days. Those with reduced mobility catered for. Small petting zoo. 9 rue des Pres Saint-Jean, Ergny (62).
Musee des Temps Barbares
Museum of the barbarians that gives children an understanding of the early Middle Ages and the work of archaeologists. Set in a village which is a replica of a settlement. Moulin de Marle, Marle (02).
Le Camelus Ostriches
Animal park with ostriches, emus, wallabys and other creatures. Can host childrens parties. 5 minutes from Bray-Dunes. 211 route de Uxem, Ghyvelde (59).
Saint-Joseph Village
A village recreating life in the 20th century. There are plenty of activities, including dancing and visiting the eco museum. There is a restaurant in the village and the museum of man. Le Marais de Guines, Guines (62).
Resort that includes an all-year dry 300m ski slope and a water sports complex. Rue Leon Blum, Noeux-les-Mines (62).
The Museum of Dolls and Old Toys: Chateau de Robersart
A nostalgic visit to 19th century porcelain dolls to the first Barbies of the 60s, plus toys galore. Open Sundays, Tuesdays and public holidays (except 25 December, 1 January), all year round from 14:00-18:00. Chateau de Robersart, 59110 Wambrechie
Maubeuge Zoo
Zoo housing a variety of animals from all the continents including white tigers, elephants, giraffes and wallabies. Located at Rue du Parc, 59600 Maubeuge.