Family holidays for under 5's

Top 10 Activities for under 5’s at Les Rivières

Family holidays for under 5’s is well catered for at Les Rivieres. Having over 10 acres of grounds to explore, a large secure swimming pool and games room with air hockey… let alone the baby foot, dressing up box, scooters and trikes.

Parents have no need to worry when bringing their children to Les Rivières. There is a variety of entertainment for the young ones too!

They can have a jump on the trampoline, catching butterflies in the field, knock a ball on the football pitch or make a den in the wild woods. All the gites are well equipped with boxes of toys and equipment for getting them involved in the kitchen, baking a cake or some holiday cookies!

14m x 6m pool Securely fenced


1. Swimming

The large 14m x 6m is securely fenced pool and has a shady area for little ones. There is a large shallow end (around 1m deep) with Roman steps down into the water. In the pool area, there is also a paddling pool and water table along with loads of toys, water pistols and games.

2. Pond tipping

Tucked away in a securely fenced area of the garden is a small pond teeming with tadpoles and newts. There are some interesting dragonfly larvae to catch as well.
Or for older kids, they could try fishing at our private lake. Well stocked and all equipment and expertise available. This does not pose a risk to little ones exploring around the gites as it is situated a short walk from the estate.

Private Lake short walk from gites
All equipment available

3. Star Gazing

Grill marshmallows on the fire pit while watching shooting stars and the most star-packed sky you have ever seen.

4. Bike riding

The quiet country lanes around les Rivieres are ideal for cycling. We have a large number of bikes free to use, 2 with baby seats and one tag along. We recommend a bike ride to restaurant du Musee for a lovely alfresco lunch looking over the Tourbieres nature reserve. watch out for the cheeky Coypu who are partial to a bit of bread.

Days Out:

4. Zoo de la Palmeyre If you love seeing animals up close, then you’re going to want to take your kids to the biggest Zoo in Europe! With hundreds of animals to see, and a variety of amazing petting areas, your children will love visiting one of France’s biggest and best attractions. From penguins and giraffes to gorillas and lions, you’ll be able to educate your children on all the different animals they’ll see throughout the day.

5. La Rochelle Aquarium

http://www.aquarium-larochelle.comHousing some of the biggest and best sea creatures from all over the world, take your kids down the transparent glass walkways and see amazing fish swimming all around you! A short walk will take you to the beautiful old town or La Rochelle , with numerous restaurants to try the freshest Moule Frites!

6 . Defi Planet A theme park to LEARN HOW TO SAVE THE PLANET. The Park DéfiPlanet will immerse you in a magical adventure with a tour of the world and its animals. Followed by an amazing canope tree walk with cute interactive elves and games along the way. With active participation during the visit, you will have to make the right choices and correctly answer the puzzles to save the Planet from Serious Danger! Also pony trekking , tree climbing, archery and heated indoor swmming pool.

7. Vallee de singes

Discover 34 species of apes and gorillas up close in their natural environment. Cloce to Defi Planet, combine the two for a superb day out.

8. On a rainy day, we recommend an indoor play day in Angouleme. Could be combined with a shopping day in one of the many hypermarkets or even a Mcdonalds!!