If you are visiting Southern France with your children or grandchildren for your holidays in 2021, here are some fun things to do in South of France with kids. We live in the South of France all year and our 3 boys grew up here. We were always on the look out for some cool places to visit for family activities in France. This is our list of our 10 favourite activities in South of France.
The South of France is generally regarded as having some of the best waterparks in Europe. You have a choice of 6-7 different water parks to choose from in Languedoc, Provence and the Cote d'Azur. If you are coming to the South of France in summer 2021 and you want some ideas about how to keep your kids and grandchildren amused, here is our guide to the water parks in Southern France.
Canoeing in the South of France along a dramatic river gorge or just paddling across a crystal clear lake is a great activity to keep even the most energetic of kids amused. Here we highlight some of the best spots across the South of France to hire canoes with your kids whilst you're on holiday.
Aquasplash Cote d'Azur is one of the newest water parks in South France. It is located close to Nice on the Cote d'Azur coast. Aquasplash is part of a giant waterpark complex that also encompasses an Aquarium (Marineland), a children's theme park (Kids Island) and golf course. The park is well laid-out and seems to cater more for under 13 children.
Marineland Cote d'Azur is one of the best aquariums in France, if not the World. Marineland is a full blown water complex encompassing an outdoor aquarium, water park, kids adventure park and a golf course. Marineland is located just on the outskirts of Antibes, in between Nice and Cannes in South France
Aqualand operates 3 water parks on the Cote d'Azur in South France. There is the Aqua Park in Frejus, Aqualand St Cyr sur Mer, located in between Marseille and Toulon and the Aqualand park in Sainte-Maxime. We have visited the Frejus aqualand water park and this seems to be the biggest of the three water parks, with more slides and it is situated in a bigger park.
The Park Phoenix ecological park and zoo is a great choice if you are looking for things to do with the kids in South of France. The zoo is situated in a large wood close to Nice airport on the outskirts of Nice. There is a giant lake with fountains, as well as a giant greenhouse that accommodates the tropical plants. This zoo in Nice, France, is a great place to take the kids.
Velorail at Sainte-Baume in the heart of Provence, South France, is just a perfect day out if you are looking for something a bit different that can entertain children of all ages during your family holiday. This activity gets the kids off their devices and out in the fresh air of the South France. It doesn't break the bank either.
Ecopark Adventure centre is set in dense forest in the hills above Toulon, South France. Ecopark specialises in tree climbing adventures, involving abseiling, tree canopy walks and rope ladders. If you're looking to entertain your kids in the South of France this summer and you are looking for something a bit different, then the Ecopark Adventure park France offers a great day out.
In my opinion, one of the best zoos in the South of France is located in the heart of the beautiful Provence countryside. Barben zoo, is located close to the village of Pélissane, in between Salon de Provence and Aix-en-Provence in South France. The zoo is extremely well laid out and encompasses over 9kms of trails and a great selection of animals.
Seaquarium, Le Grau-du-Roi is one of the best aquariums in the South of France. This aquarium complete with Shark tunnel, sea-lion observatory and beautiful varieties of jelly fish, focuses very much on educating children of all ages. If you want to entertain the kids on your holidays in France in 2021, then the aquarium at Le Grau du Roi is perfect.