Outdoor activities for children, through theme park experiences
The Vendée has numerous theme and adventure parks which offer a wide number of outdoor activities for children and other family members. Puy du Fou® is an exceptional theme park where time travel is their special “savoir-faire”. Other historical parks also let you leap back through time, even medieval fortresses let children become knights or princesses for the day….
Countless outdoor activities for children can be found in the Vendée. Our selection offers some of the best places to visit in the region. These sites have activities adapted for children or teenagers and furthermore have the “Welcome c’est beau ici” Label. This means that there is a specific welcome for English speaking visitors. So, do not worry, there will be someone to answer any questions.
Water parks in the Vendée region, for children and adults
Water Fun at La Tranche sur Mer, offers original outdoor activities for children and adults alike. Starting with towed buoys, paddle steppers or even towed banana’s - yes bananas! Well, it is an ideal place for “not” taking things seriously.
Atlantic Wakepark, near Aiguillon sur mer, has numerous outdoor activities for children as well as other family members. An amazing 750m ski lift, a warrior game, and various inflatable structures. Lots of thrills to be had.
Adventure parks in the Vendée, are you more “thrills” or sporty activities
Le Grand Défi: not only treetop adventures….
Le Grand Défi adventure park lets you choose from a selection of treetop adventures, paint ball, galactic lasers, disc golf, orienteering, pony rides… can you take anymore? The children’s attractions will please all ages. Le Grand Défi will delight “les grands and les petits”.
O’Fun Park – exhilarating outdoor activities
O’ Fun Park is made up of 5 different areas for thrill seekers, their friends or family. Featuring the unusual water jump, no end of treetop adventures and a paint ball area. And not forgetting the fun zone and a Duel Arena. A multitude of outdoor activities for children and adults too of course! Suitable for daredevils of all ages!
Explora Parc is just there to be explored!
Explora Parc has 8 treetop adventure courses with a range of difficulty for different levels of thrills. And why not push your limits and try it at night? In the magnificent forest of Saint Jean de Monts.
La Bélière Loisirs – great for tots and toddlers
In Talmont Saint Hilaire, this amusement park, La Bélière Loisirs offers a multitude of activities: mini golf, zip lines, giant trampolines, pedal karts… the children will just love it! For the younger family members, there is a special area dedicated to children under 6 so that the whole family can have fun!
Other outdoor children’s attractions for having fun
Château de Saint Mesmin – children in medieval costumes
This medieval castle dates from around 1370 and is one of the many interesting places to visit in the Vendée region. During the visit, children can dress up and travel back across the centuries in Château de Saint Mesmin. They will discover the way of life at the time of knights and princesses. Outdoor children’s activities which will leave lasting memories.
Château des Aventuriers – intriguing outdoors activities for children
The Vendée’s Château des Aventuriers is a fun and instructive place to visit which offers adventures for all ages: from carrying out an investigation with a modern tablet or solving riddles. You can also explore the forest, visit the chateau, or just play on the inflatable toys there is so much to choose from…
Zoos and animal children’s attractions
Natur’zoo – a family friendly place “par excellence”
The Natur’zoo is home to 300 animals, set in the heart of the Mervent forest at 6 minutes from Fontenay le Comte. You will discover the daily lives of lions, lemurs, bears, and giraffes, transporting you too far off distant lands!
Zoo des Sables – a place mixing outdoor activity and biodiversity care
The Zoo des Sables has over 500 rare and exotic animals living in this lush natural environment. The zoo is dedicated to studying and protecting biodiversity. From Atlas lions, giraffes, Amur leopards, monkeys, red pandas, and giant anteaters… a pleasant outdoor experience. Lovers of fauna and flora will be captivated!
Les Salines – salty games and interesting discoveries for children
Exploring this theme park, you will learn about the history of salt via various outdoor activities. Specially designed for children, Les Salines has different mysteries and numerous games. Discover observation points, cabins, and the secrets of salt workers...or alternatively take a boat trip into the heart of the salt marshes and soak up this unusual atmosphere.
Château de Talmont – historical attractions for youngsters
Richard the Lionheart’s incredible 11th-century listed fortress takes you back in time to life in the Middle Ages. With outdoor children’s activities, historic shows, spectacles, and nocturnal events, Château de Talmont is amazing. Lots of capers at the Chateau!