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Top 10 days out with kids near Charente and Dordogne

Whilst staying at Les Rivieres, enjoy some great family days out from our Top 10 days out with kids near Charente and Dordogne… all tried and tested of course!

1. Acrobanching or Tree climbing

If you love the great outdoors, then acrobranching at St Aulaye set on the river Dronne is certainly a must.  First of all spend the morning tree climbing and then enjoy a picnic on the river beach.  After, if you still feel energetic then go on a canoe ride to finish off a perfect day www.aventure-parc.fr/lacs-de-haute-charente .www.accroparc-de-soyaux.com  

Top 10 days out with kids near Charente and Dordogne acrobranching  Top 10 days out with kids near Charente and Dordogne

2. Brantome and the Grotte de villars

The picturesque town of Brantome is a must visit.  You can visit the Caves at Villars with a tour and an interactive trembling floor. www.ville-brantome.fr www.grotte-villars.com 

3. Riberac Market and Lake Jemaye

Every Friday is Riberac market.  Known as one of the largest markets in Aquitaine with a huge array of stalls. The food section has something for everyone and we recommend buying a lovely picnic to take to Lake Jemaye for the afternoon.  The lake offers great fun with free canoes, cafes, safe swimming and a playground.  We can provide you with a picnic pack containing sand castle essentials, sun shade, cooler box etc.

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4. Zoo de la Palmyre

One of the largest zoos in Europe and such fun to hand feed Giraffes and elephants pop corn (take some bags). There is also a fantastic Sea lion and parrot spectacle. www.zoo-palmyre.fr

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5. Le village de Bournat

This is a great place to visit 18th century village life and forgotten crafts.  Perigord Noir aquarium is next door, making a perfect day out. www.parclebournat.fr

6. Canoeing or Paddle boarding

Have fun on the river with a canoe or for the brave go paddle boarding on the beautiful Charente or Drone rivers.  Various distance options are available. www.brantomecanoe.com www.allocanoes24.com

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7. Monkey Valley

Walk amongst 30+ different species of monkeys at the amazing Monkey Valley. www.la-vallee-des-singes.fr

Another place to visit nearby is is Defiplanet, a unique theme park based around traveling and environmental impact. Have a go walking the tree canopy walk, go acrobranching, a fun pony rides or even try your hand at archery.

Top 10 days out with kids near Charente and Dordogne

8. Futuroscope

Futuroscope is an amazing interactive theme park.  The park is based on cinematography and audio-visual techniques. www.futuroscope.com

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9. Oradour Sur Glane

Being left untouched since the massacre during WW2.  The village of Oradour is an interesting but poignant place to visit.  In order to learn more about Oradour’s history, book an audio tour or visit the museum. Also, drop into the gift shop on the way out and support in anyway you can.  www.oradour.org  Because a new town was built next door is a selection of restaurants, cafes and a bakery located nearby.

Top 10 days out with kids near Charente and Dordogne

10. Trampolining

Bounce the day away on huge trampolines at the www.vertigo-park.com. If bouncing is not your thing, then maybe have a blast with the lasers.  Because the indoor play centre is for all ages, it’s a perfect backup plan for a rainy day.

Top 10 days out with kids near Charente and Dordogne vertigo trampoline park