Children: Days Out For Kids

Marais du Vigueirat
Activities for school age children including guided tours, nature trails and horse-drawn carriage rides. Opening can be seasonal, telephone for opening hours. At Mas Thibert, south of Arles in the Camargue (13).
Esprit de Cirque
Year round horse riding lessons and circus training school. For all levels and ages. At Chateau du Cirque, Neoules (83)
Jardin Zoologique Tropical
Tropical birds in a 6 hectare park of cork pine and eucalyptus trees. Opening times; June to September 9:30-19:30; October to May 14:00-18:00. At Rte de Valcros in La-Londe-les-Maures (83).
La Ferme aux Crocodiles
Family day out in Provence at the crocodile farm, 8000 sq.m. of parkland with more than 350 crocodiles. Tropical greenhouses, conservation projects, giant tortoises and scientific safari visits. At Pierrelatte, north of Orange (26).
Eden Kids
Offering fun activities based on gymnastics, swimming and learning English for children aged 0 to 10 years.
Le Mini Golf Exotique
Mini-golf, jumping castles, ping-pong and more in flower gardens with fake waterfalls, lakes and caves. Specials for kids parties. Open daily from 16:00. At Avenue Grand Jardin in Le Lavandou (83).
Parc Zoologique
A conservation friendly zoo of 20 hectares where one can view various species of amimal from your car, or by foot. Open throughout the year, in Frejus (83).
Recreational park for children between the age of 6 months and 13 years. Indoor air conditioned play area. Socks must be worn in the play area at all times. Urban Kids is open everyday during the summer holidays between 10:00-19:00. Call 04 42 38 71 92
Kiddy Parc
Childrens theme park with animals, boating, karting, water toboggan and more. Birthday groups catered for at the restaurant, picnic spots too. At Port dHyeres.
Arc-en-Ciel Animal Park
Activities for children, learning about and meeting the animals of the farmyard. Between Molleges and St Andiol, near Cavaillon (13).
Adventure park with water activities and a jungle park. Pedal boats, tubing, a twister and restaurants with fun themes for kids in Frejus (83).
Le Village des Automates
More than 400 automata, set over 6 hectares, with many different themes for children. Picnic areas and adventure playground. At Saint-Cannat, on the RN7 west of Aix. Open 10:00-17:00 every day from April, weekends and school holidays only in Winter.
Zoo la Barben
Zoo with over 600 animals set in 33 hectares of land. Cafes and a restaurant. Open every day from 10:00-08:00. Free parking.
Chateau de La Barben
Castle tours with qualified lecture guides. Offer a variety of different tours: including a tour of the underground and dungeons, tours with medival activities and for children: a riddle game with a gift at the end and a treasure hunt around the castle.
Le Village des Tortues
The Tortoise village with water, ground and exotic tortoises. Site created to protect the species. Open every day from 9:00 to 19:00. In Gonfaron (83).
Laser Quest
Live action laser tag in Frejus (83).
Chateau des Baux de Provence
Hilltop castle in the Alpilles with panoramic views across the Baux valley. Frequent events and medieval military demonstrations for children and adults. Audioguide available. In Les Baux de Provence (13).
The largest indoor play centre in France with 2600 m2 of childrens activities and games. For children from 1-12 years, 10€ per child. Open Wednesday, weekends and public holidays from 10:00-19:00. Entry rue des Freres Perret, in Aix-en-Provence.
Legend Aire
Childrens indoor play centre for children from 1 to 12 years, Opening times WED/SAT/SUN AND Holidays From 10.00 To 19.00 THURS and FRI From 14.00 To 18.00, School Holiday activities, Bespoke Birthday Party. WEARING SOCKS MANDATORY
Biscuit & Biscuit
Ceramics cafe in Marseille, Provence, with tea rooms, fresh salads and homemade biscuits. Open to both children and adults for pottery painting workshops and parties, opening times can vary. At 9 rue du Lodi (close to Cours Julien), Marseille (13).
Magic Land
Wild West town and theme park with pony trekking and activities for children. Open from 1st March to 15th November each year. At Ensues-la-Redonne (13).
Zoo du Faron
Wild breeding center/ Zoo ensures the survival of endangered species. Specialising in wild cats including tigers, lions and panthers. take the Mont Faron cable car to reach the zoo. Open all year round
Evolution 2
Family adventure park and Via Cordata, also pedalos for rent. For children aged 5 onwards. At Lac de St Cassien (83).