On this page there are details of various places to visit followed by Zoos, Aquariums and a selection of leisure parks. Please take the time to scroll down as there are so many things for young people to do and some are really unique and extremely interesting. Go to Calendar Page for Lists and Dates of Events in Brittany. Many of the Fetes are wonderful fun for families. Go to Fireworks for dates of the 14th July events and other future displays.
To find out about Beach Clubs for Children go to the Fédération Nationale des Clubs de Plage (FNCP) site where all the clubs are listed. The Club activities include organised games, table tennis, trampolines, etc.....
Above all find out about the splendid Station Kid Resorts for Children. Go to Station Kid Page
This page is continually being updated and we hope to add even more information. Please check opening times as the venues may change these from those published.
You may see repetitions as we are trying to organise the attractions into categories but sometimes these overlap should a Chateau also be a zoo, park and playground.
Château et Parc Zoologique de La Bourbansais Chateau with zoo and gardens. Visits to the Chateau are charged extra. Displays of falconry, horses and hounds and animal feeding such as giraffes. Lots to see and good fun. Many bouncy castles not far from the Chateau - perhaps a reward for good behaviour when viewing the interior of the Chateau! www.zoo-bourbansais.com
Parc Ornithologique de Bretagne in Bruz: Collection of exotic birds living in bonatical and flower gardens. Displays of a great variety of budgerigars and parrots, multicoloured pheasants, ducks, geese, swans, birds of prey, touracos, emus and ibis.
Le Jardin aux Papillons in Vannes: Hundreds of exotic butterflies (from Papua, the Philippines, Madagascar…) are flying free in a tropical atmosphere.
Aligator Bay - Reptilarium du Mont Saint-Michel: Indoor centre 1000m2 of displays featuring 200 crocodiles, lizards and snakes in a setting with tunnels, ladders, glass pyramids…In 6000 m2 of landscaped gardens observe 300 tortoises of twenty different species in natural enclosures and ponds.
Parc Zoologique de la Bourbansais in Pleugueneuc: Historic estate of more than 100 hectares with animals from all 5 continents: giraffes, tigers, lions, ostriches, zebras, panthers, lynx, pumas, monkeys, dromedaries, kangaroos…..
Parc de Tréffendel: It is a combination of leisure park, zoo and circus.
Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branféré in Le Guerno: Botanical safari park with animals from around the world. You can feed the animals at the “Meet the animals” corner.
Ferme du Monde in Carentoir: 400 livestock animals from all continents living in semi-wild: yaks, zebus, woolly pigs… At the children’s farm you can stroke the animals or have a pony ride. www.lafermedumonde.com
Le Grand Parc de Quebriac - Zoo, Water-park, Nature Museum, Daily Magic Show , area where children can play with animals,. Quebriac is close to Tinténiac and Becherel on the way to Rennes. www.zooloisirs.com
Terrarium et Vivarium de Kerdanet in Plouagat: Discover reptiles of France: pythons, boas, cobras…
Océanopolis in Brest: This is a huge aquarium and divided into 3 different areas - the Polar Area, Tropical Area and the temperate waters of Brittany and these are really comprehensive. The Polar area even has penguins and seals and the Tropical area sharks. Voyage through the oceans of the world with 10 000 creatures. New: display with penguins and polar seals …
Le Grand Aquarium - Just outside St. Malo. The aquarium is interesting and educational and there are lots of things apart from the fish to amuse children. Touchy feely area, if you are brave enough to stroke the fish. Tel: +33(0)2 99 21 19 00
L’Aquarium d’Audierne: Large collection of fresh and seawater fish of the Breton coast. You can even dive into the giant pool and find yourself in the middle of a small armoured vessel, sunk decades and now inhabited by creatures such as bull sharks.
Aquarium de Vannes: Collections of tropical fish, but also piranhas, sharks…
Ocearium du Croisic - really in Loire Atlantique but very close to Brittany border - is an Activity Aquarium with 45 Aquariums ad attractions such as an underwater tunnel where one can see fish such as sharks and winged rays swimming around you. Use a microscope to look at plankton etc.
February to end of May: 10-12 and 2-6
June to August 10-7
September to 14 November 10-12 and 2-6
14 November to 17 December 2-6
Christmas Holidays 10-12, 2-6
Labyrinthe du Corsaire in Guidel: one of the biggest labyrinths in Europe: strategy games, bouncy castles, puzzles, obstacles…
Coëtarlann Aventures in Nivillac: Magnificient valley where it is possible move around from treetop to treetop supervised by professional staff .
Port miniature de la forêt de Villecartier in Antrain :1, 000 hectare forest where you can become a ship’s captain for a day. You can learn to pilot these scale replicas of ferry-boats, tugs and paddle steamers. On the site: educational tours, pedalos and picnic area
Domaine de Trémelin in Iffendic: Natural, wooded site covering 220 hectares around a lake with water sports and leisure pursuits for all: pedal-boats, boats, play areas, quad bikes, forest adventure park, small train, walks, bar, restaurant, Gites reception and summer events.
Jeux et sports traditionnels de Bretagne in Monterfil: Discover 25 of the 75 games and sports recorded in Brittany. Festivals, various activities and rallies for scholl or leisure groups…
Aquatides in Loudeac: 700 m2 of aqua-pool with Giant waterslides, swirling river…. And an adventure play area for the very young with fountain, paddling pool and mini pool.
Labyrinthe du Corsaire in St Malo: same as in Guidel
Labyrinthe Végétal de Paimpol: Discoveries, riddles, puzzles and surprises guide through this unique labyrinth.
Armoripark in Bégard: Safari park and garden, three water slides to enjoy at the outdoor and indoor pool, 130 m toboggan ride, bumper boats, pedal-boats, mini-golf and other open-air activities
Centre de Découverte de Son in Cavan: In the heart of a wooded valley, follow a magical path, listening to and creating sounds.
La Recré des 3 Curés in Milizac: 12 hectares of park around a lake. An outing on the lake, dodgem boats, giant waerslides, trampolines, soft play mountains, go-karts, mini-bikes and 3000m2 of indoor activities with adventure trails, scenic railway, mini farm and river splash.
Parc de Loisirs de Bel Air Land in Landudec: In a wooded site, giant water-chute, ball pool, bouncy castle, summer toboggan slope, foam mountain, trampolines, acrobatic roundabout, pedal go-karts, miniature golf, and a miniature Mississippi steamboat. A little train runs all around the park + picnic area.
Paradis aquatique les Balnéides in Fouesnant: The longest water slide in Brittany. Tropical décor, water at 29o, giant water chute, water cannons, paddling pool and mini slides. Massage, jets, Jacuzzis, water gym for fitness and relaxation.
Parc Odet Loisirs in Elliant: Seven hectares of walks, relaxation in a landscape valley beside a lake: ball pool, bouncy castle, trampoline, monkey bridge, cable slide, pedalos, rowing boats, giant billiards..
Parc Aquanature le Stérou in Priziac: 70 hectares of parkland with a herd of 140 deer wandering in this legendary landscape. Freshwater fish breeding, fishing, walking trails, guided tours, off-road driving, horse riding and carriage rides.
Piscine Municipale Vanocea: 650 m2 pool with a 65 m water-slide, diving pool, bubble beds, paddling pool, fun pool, fitness room and saunas.
Port Miniature de St Malo Beignon in Guer: On the edge of Brocéliane forest, set sail in scale modesl of a ferry, trawler, Mississippi steamboat and tug. Play areas, picnic sites, kayak and pedal-boat hire.
Univers du Poète Ferrailleur in Lizio: A local artist invented moving water and musical sculptures, automata, comical dream machines and startling fountains.
Le parc du Roi Morvan, in Lanvenegen. There are plenty of activities not only for children but also for adults.