Children: Days Out For Kids

Le Train des Mouettes
Steam train that travels a 21 Km route between La Tremblade and Saujon (17).
Sheep Village
Twenty three breeds of sheep from all over the world inhabit a recreation of their natural surroundings admist 15 acres of wooded parkland. Selfguided audio tour with tales and songs of traditional sheep farming. Headphones in English. Located in Vasles.
The Niort Skating Rink
Ice rink at Avenue de la Venise Verte, Niort (79).
The Museum of Models and Automata
One of the most important collections of automata in France the museum also contains a huge range of models, including ships, cars and railways. At La Ville en Bois, rue la Desiree, La Rochelle (17). Open every day throughout the year.
Animal park at Villiers-en-Bois (79), in the Chize forest. Contact: Michele Mercier
Le Velo Rail
Railway where you can travel by pedal power. Transports up to 4 adults or 2 plus 3 children. At 10 rue de la Folie, Chauvigny (86). Closed November to March.
Planete des Crocodiles
Animal park inside a dome which contains tropical habitats where you can see crocodiles, caymans and alligators from around the world. At Route du fond dOrveau, Civeaux (86).
The Ornithologic Park
Bird sanctuary at St-Hilaire-La-Pallue (79) in the heart of the Venise Vert, with over 70 different species of bird on display.
La Rochelle Aquarium
Aquarium located at near the railway station, at Bassin des grands yachts, La Rochelle (17). 10,000 specimens from the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the tropics.
Maison du Cheval
Museum dedicted to the horse and its use in the local marshes. At La Garette (79).
Les Lamas de Brossac
Lama trekking and encounters offered to individuals and groups. All encounters tailored to preference and ability. At Brossac (16). Contact Brian or Margaret Venables
Adventure Park
By the lake de Mas Chaban. Numerous activities and games including the grand Tarzan swing. Open April 11 to 19 September. At Massignac, Charente.
Theme park and adventure centre located at Jaunay-Clan (86) just north of Poitiers.
The Honey Farm
Museum at St Jean de Sauves, (86) devoted to bee keeping and the history of honey production.
La Vallee des Singes
Animal Park located near Romagne (86), with over 30 different species of primates.
La Chevalerie du Thouet
A horse-drawn caravan ride in the Gatine. It offers holiday camps for children, and rambling. Based in Aubigny (85).
Parc de la Vallee
Family attractions park with rides, bouncy castle, water slides and games situated at Massais, 79150. Open April to September, seasonal opening hours.