There are lots of attractions to see in the Loire
but families with children realise that that they require
something more than Châteaux to keep their interest. Over the last 10
years the tourist industry has become aware of the need to entertain the children on
holiday and there are now many activities that are either solely for
families or attractions that have an area of interest to children.
Zoos are ever popular with children, and
adults, and offer an ever changing scene to the visitor.
which is approximately one and a half hours drive away, this is in the
Poitou-Charentes, this is a space age Parc on 148 acres with rides,
films and games to suit thrill seekers of all ages.
theme park with a difference is the
Puy du Fou,
situated in the Vendee, between Cholet and La- Roche- sur-Yon, there is
so much to see and experience here from Jousting, and Chariot racing,
recreated gladiatorial combats, to interactive displays, workshops, and
the new authentically recreated 1900’s village, definitely not to be
missed though is the amazing Cinèscenie, a finely choreographed action
display in the open air performed by actors set to cinema-quality sound,
then in the evening the spectacular Son-et- Lumière,- simply
Lulu Park - Ideal for children from 3 to 14, this is not a
swimming pool but a park full of inflatables with water running down or
around. Your children will enjoy bouncing and jumping around the huge
shapes and shooting down the slides.
Aquarium du Val de Loire
biggest fresh water aquarium. Here you can see some of the giant species
that live in the Loire also tropical fish, turtles, alligators, piranhas
and even sharks from around the world.
- All the family will enjoy walking around this lovely park
filled with miniature replicas of the magnificent chateaux of the Loire.
A model railway runs around the chateaux, through the countryside
and over the streams.