Top places in France to take your kids


Are you planning on taking your kids to a holiday trip away this summer but you’re struggling to find a destination that’ll keep them occupied, as well as be a break for you? If this answer to this is yes, you should consider France to take your kids.

According to the World Tourism Organisation, it is the world’s most visited country in 2012 and 2013, so it must be doing something right! Like most people, when you think of France, Paris immediately comes to mind, however there’s a lot more to the country that just the city of love. France offers a diverse range of fun for all family members to enjoy, from the little ones to the grandparents. If you’re also worried about finding a place to stay on your holiday that is going to cater for your children’s needs,  French Loaf supply everything whilst you’re away so you need not worry about packing bottles or books, it’s all covered in all of the beautiful properties in the Lot and Dordogne regions of France. Now enough of the worrying, here are top 4 places for you and your kids to enjoy in France. Canoeing in St Guilhem-le-desert You might have taken your kids to the beach countless times, but why not try something different while you’re there? Canoeing across crystal clear water is definitely a great option, especially if you and your little ones love an adventure! In St Guilhem-le-desert, you can simply rent a canoe and have a day of fun on the lake. If you get tired and need a rest, the lake is accompanied by a beautiful beach for your kids to enjoy a swim or building sandcastles, all completely free! Promenade des Anglais, Nice  Photo Credit to Zaldy Camerino

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This is a 5km promenade along a stunning beach located in Nice. There are a range of activities for you and your kids to choose from. If you like to jog, there’s no better place than along this beautiful strip along the golden sands and turquoise sea. If the thought of running on holiday is not your idea of a break, you can rent skateboards and rollerblades for the more adventurous. If you find that the heat is too much for these activities in the South of France, there is also a private beach to enjoy and top up your tan. Marine Land, Antibes Photo Credit to Anita

Marine Land is a kid’s favourite pick, and definitely a great choice for a fun day out. Marine Land is a huge theme park with a total of four sections to it. The park itself is an animal exhibition. Expect to see a lot of your favourite animals and even some extremely rare ones such as polar bears! You can watch a killer whale show and dolphin show which is a popular choice. Kid’s Island is a playground where you can find a range of attractions such as galloping horses or riding a pony. Aquasplash is also found here, and is a water park mounted with tonnes of exciting water rides, including slides, wave pools and children pools. The final part of the park is a mini golf course which is fun for all the family. Montpellier Zoo


Montpellier Zoo is a FREE park located in the North of Montpellier. Kids always love a day at the zoo and time can be easily spent by walking around to see their favourite animals such as lions, elephants and giraffes. This is a great, cheap day out, and one that your kids will be talking about for days to come! NB: This post was created in collaboration with French Loaf.

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.

2 thoughts on “Top places in France to take your kids”

  1. We used to go to France a lot when I was a child and loved it as a family holiday so really must take our two there soon – they would particularly love Marine Land. And all the fabulous food! #travelwithkids


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