Languedoc is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination for families with children, and it’s easy to see why. This beautiful part of the South of France is home to some fantastic outdoor activities and attractions specifically created for children, meaning you won’t have to face the dreaded cries of ‘I’m bored!’ If that isn’t enough to make you read on, we don’t know what is…
The first thing we’d recommend is booking your family into a family friendly villa for your trip. This is handy because it means you’ll have your very own pool for the kids to splash around in without having to worry about other guests at your accommodation, and they can make as much noise as they like without disturbing anyone. Also, if you’ve rented a car to get around, you’ll always have a guaranteed place to park!
All children love waterparks, and Languedoc has more than its fair share. La Bouscarasse is widely agreed to be one of the best in the region with its large main pool and range of water slides which are appropriate for younger and older children. There are also lots of inflatables available if they’d prefer a gentle float. There’s a picnic area and indoor restaurant to suit any eating plan and schedule.
There are lots of farms in the area complete with petting zoos, because as we all know, children love getting up close and personal with little creatures! One of our favourites is La Ferme du Dolmen with its free-roaming peacocks. Here you will find all the usual farm animals, such as cows, sheep and donkeys, and the farm is set over a large space so you can easily spend an entire day here enjoying the spectacular views of rural Languedoc.
If you’re going to the Languedoc with little ones, you can’t not go to the Haribo Museum. Yes, you read that right. There’s a museum dedicated to everyone’s favourite sugary treat! If the weather takes a turn for the worse, this is the perfect spot to let the children sample cola bottles, fried eggs, foam hearts and any of their other favourites. Just be sure to do something active afterwards so they can burn off all that sugar!
There are few children who don’t like getting in touch with the great outdoors, and Languedoc is the ideal place to do this. Whether it’s a leisurely canoeing session down a river, riding a horse through the countryside or simply an afternoon hike along a winding country path, it’s a great chance to get the family moving and appreciating nature, which we can all agree can only be a good thing!
About the Writer
Chrissie Tyler has been taking her young family to the south of France for the past three years and can’t get enough of everythinh the region has to offer