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Outings, visits and activities for families

Zoos, amusement parks and visits to suit children... In the heart of Normandy, Calvados is the ideal destination for a family holiday.

Calvados offers a range of visits for all tastes and all ages: a stroll through the farm, a tour of a biscuit factory, a castle or museum visit with guidance specially adapted to suit children... Calvados is a genuine paradise for the curious visitor.

Discover a range of recreational activities and leisure pursuits to amuse the young and the not so young: track sledding, bowling, treetop adventure...

View all family leisure activities and visits on the Calvados map

Information is in English, with the exception of the workshops and outings on the Going out pages.

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La Récré des P'tits monstres

HONFLEUR

Avec le Centre Socioculturel JSF et l'Office de Tourisme à la Salle des Fêtes de Honfleur. Venez vous déhancher sur des rythmes endiablés. Au programme : Ba...

Place : HONFLEUR

On 25 october 2018

 

Atelier Poterie Françoise Dupuis
11 rue des Augustines , 14290 ORBEC
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 32 74 21

 

West Adventure Côte de Nacre

REVIERS

West Adventure offers: 5 trails + 1 giant zip-line: 1 discovery trail, 1 family trail, 1 'hiking' trail, 1 'thrills' trail, 1 black trail and 1 'toddlers' t...

West Adventure Côte de Nacre
Route des Marais , 14470 REVIERS

 

Bayeux Adventure

CUSSY

Bayeux Aventure is a treetop adventure trail located near the Bayeux maze in Mosles. 5 treetop adventure trails for children and adults, two 2,500m2 paintba...

Bayeux Adventure
Ferme de Rabodange , 14400 CUSSY

 

Investigation in Lisieux - A fun visit for children

LISIEUX

The whole family can discover Lisieux's history and its most fascinating and impressive sights. With their activity booklet in hand, your children actively ...

Investigation in Lisieux - A fun visit for children
Office de Tourisme Lisieux Pays d'Auge 11 rue d'Alençon , 14100 LISIEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 18 10

 

Via ferrata
Les Bords de l'Orne La Cambronnerie , 14570 CLECY

 

Aqua Sud aquatics centre

LE HOM

Aqua Sud, a swimming pool in Thury Harcourt, in the heart of Suisse Normande.

Aqua Sud aquatics centre
Route de Caen Thury-Harcourt , 14220 LE HOM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 79 03 18

 

Cerza Zoo

HERMIVAL-LES-VAUX

Bring the whole family for a visit of CERZA, Normandy's largest zoological park, just a stone's throw from Lisieux.

Cerza Zoo
RD 143 , 14100 HERMIVAL-LES-VAUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 62 15 76

 

Festyland Park

BRETTEVILLE-SUR-ODON

Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Festyland amusement park near Caen. The ideal destination over a family weekend in Normandy!

Festyland Park
Route de Caumont , 14760 BRETTEVILLE-SUR-ODON
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 75 04 04

 

Swin, Disc and Football Golf

CAHAGNES

With Swin golf, a rapid initiation offers sufficient ball control over reasonable distances within this natural prairie.

Swin, Disc and Football Golf
Ferme du Loterot , 14240 CAHAGNES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 57 27

 

West Side Beach Club - Canard Club (Mickey Mouse magazine)

CABOURG

Canard Club from 3 to 11 years. Club Ado – teenagers club from 12 years. Activities: trampoline, sand castle competition, dressing up, skill/dexterity trail...

West Side Beach Club - Canard Club (Mickey Mouse magazine)
Plage (à côté de l'École de Voile) , 14390 CABOURG

 

Cabourg tourist mini-train

CABOURG

Jump on board the tourist train and discover Cabourg!

Cabourg tourist mini-train
Départ en face de l'office de tourisme , 14390 CABOURG
Telephone : 33 (0)2 32 45 13 12

 

Bowling de la Mer

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER

The Bowling de la Mer ten-pin bowling centre in Courseulles, on the Normandy coast.

Bowling de la Mer
Place du 6 Juin , 14470 COURSEULLES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 48 58

 

Aquanacre

DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE

Located between Caen and the coast, the Aquanacre aquatic centre is the ideal place for leisure and well-being for the whole family.

Aquanacre
RD 35 - Route de Tailleville , 14440 DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 25 35 60

 

Riva Bella Beach

OUISTREHAM

Riva Bella Beach
Boulevard Artistide Briand , 14150 OUISTREHAM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 97 18 63

 

CAEN


15, rue Chanoine-Xavier-de-Saint-Pol , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 23 69 73

 

Park and Gardens of the Château de Canon

MÉZIDON VALLÉE D'AUGE

The Mézidon-Canon gardens, located between Caen and Lisieux, are quite remarkable. Their walled "chartreuse" gardens are unique in France. One of Calvados' ...

Park and Gardens of the Château de Canon
Avenue du château , 14270 MÉZIDON VALLÉE D'AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 20 65 17

 

Vieux-la-Romaine, museum and archaeological sites

VIEUX

Discover the day-to-day lives of the Gallo-Romans thanks to vestiges unearthed over 3 centuries on the site of the former capital Aregenua, today known as "...

Vieux-la-Romaine, museum and archaeological sites
Route de Feuguerolles , 14930 VIEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 71 10 20

 

Juno Beach Centre

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER

Located in Courseulles-sur-Mer, in the heart of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Juno Beach Centre is the only Canadian museum focusing on the Normandy Landin...

Juno Beach Centre
Voie des Français Libres , 14470 COURSEULLES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 37 32 17

 

La Dame Blanche Animal Park

VALORBIQUET

Across the farm's 2.5 hectares, discover 70 different domestic or ornamental species in their natural environment.

La Dame Blanche Animal Park
La Quentinière SAINT-JULIEN-DE-MAILLOC, 14290 VALORBIQUET
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 91 70

 

Ecajeul Stud Farm

MÉZIDON VALLÉE D'AUGE

Isabelle et Jean-Luc offer guided tours of the family stud farm, where thoroughbreds have been raised for 60 years.

Ecajeul Stud Farm
, 14270 MÉZIDON VALLÉE D'AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 47 34

 

Charles Léandre Museum

CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE

The Charles Léandre museum continues to charm visitors thanks to the originality of its museographic presentations.

Charles Léandre Museum
9/11 rue Saint-Martin CONDE-SUR-NOIREAU, 14110 CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 41 16

 

Pierre Huet Calvados

CAMBREMER

Visit the Calvados Pierre Huet distillery, on the Cider Route between Caen and Lisieux.

Pierre Huet Calvados
5 Avenue des Tilleuls , 14340 CAMBREMER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 01 09

 

Odyssey Paleospace

VILLERS-SUR-MER

Imagine what the world was like 160 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth... A museum waiting to be discovered!

Odyssey Paleospace
5 avenue Jean Moulin , 14640 VILLERS-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 81 77 60

 

Canon Educational Farm

MÉZIDON VALLÉE D'AUGE

Set off to discover all the farm animals at the Domaine de Canon in Normandy. Under the orchard's apple and pear trees, you will find hens, donkeys, pigs, c...

Canon Educational Farm
Château de Canon Mézidon-Canon, 14270 MÉZIDON VALLÉE D'AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 94 49

 

Les chèvres d'L shop

VAL DE DRÔME

Visit a goat farm in the heart of the Normandy Bocage.

Les chèvres d'L shop
La Morichèse SAINT JEAN DES ESSARTIERS, 14350 VAL DE DRÔME
Telephone : 33 (0)6 20 68 69 51

 

Alpine Farm

MAROLLES

Children can encounter all the farm animals and even feed them!

Alpine Farm
880 route de la chapelle Hareng , 14100 MAROLLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 61 96 11

 

Noémie's Goats

OUILLY-DU-HOULEY

Visit a goat farm near Lisieux and watch the goats being milked. You can also purchase excellent, traditionally made cheeses.

Noémie's Goats
Le Courbec Route de Firfol, 14590 OUILLY-DU-HOULEY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 31 31 75

 

Barefoot Garden

SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE

An original barefoot walk through a garden located at the foot of the Souleuvre Viaduct in the Normandy Bocage

Barefoot Garden
Viaduc de la Souleuvre CARVILLE, 14350 SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 66 31 60

 

The Maison de la Nature et de l'Estuaire - Copie

CAEN

Discover the protected fauna and flora of the Orne estuary, stretching along the Normandy coast from Ouistreham to Cabourg.

The Maison de la Nature et de l'Estuaire - Copie
Enceinte de l'Abbaye aux Hommes , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 78 71 06

 

Clécy Gliss

CLECY

Enjoy the fun of a ride down a single-track summer sled in the heart of Suisse Normande in Calvados.

Clécy Gliss
La Faverie , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 68 63 64

 

Cap Train

CAEN

Come on board for a 45 minute commentated tour. The town's key sites will unfold before your very eyes: the Church of St Pierre (St Peter), the ducal castle...

Cap Train
, 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 27 14 14

 

Odon Snails

SEULLINE

Nestling in a small dale in the heart of the Odon valley, visit our snail farm and discover our culinary specialities.

Odon Snails
Le Pied Taillis SAINT-GEORGES-D'AUNAY, 14260 SEULLINE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 83 89

 

Aquatic Space

CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE

The Condé-sur-Noireau swimming pool – an aquatic centre in Suisse Normande.

Aquatic Space
Route de Vire CONDE-SUR-NOIREAU, 14110 CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 02 93

 

Arromanches 360 - Circular Cinema

ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS

New show 'Normandy's 100 Days'!

Arromanches 360 - Circular Cinema
Chemin du Calvaire , 14117 ARROMANCHES-LES-BAINS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

 

Le Nautile Aquatics Centre

LISIEUX

Le Nautile swimming pool in Lisieux in Calvados, an aquatic centre in the heart of the Pays d'Auge.

Le Nautile Aquatics Centre
25 Rue Joseph Guillonneau , 14100 LISIEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 66 67

 

Tuilerie Farm

LIVAROT-PAYS-D'AUGE

Visit a dairy farm in the heart of the Pays d'Auge.

Tuilerie Farm
Chemin de l'église LE MESNIL-DURAND, 14140 LIVAROT-PAYS-D'AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 32 02 37

 

Baron Gérard Museum of Art and History (MAHB)

BAYEUX

At the foot of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Bayeux, the MAHB museum offers you a journey through Normandy's history.

Baron Gérard Museum of Art and History (MAHB)
37 rue du Bienvenu , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 25 50

 

Beauregard Aventure North

HEROUVILLE-SAINT-CLAIR

Located in Hérouville-Saint-Clair, the Beauregard Aventure adventure park offers 8 circuits, a toddlers' circuit from 3 years and 7 circuits of varying diff...

Beauregard Aventure North
Domaine de Beauregard 568 route de Ouistreham , 14200 HEROUVILLE-SAINT-CLAIR
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 44 14 79

 

East Side Beach Clubs - Club Mickey

CABOURG

Winnie Club for kids aged 2 and a half to 5 years: activities and beach competitions for toddlers. Mickey O.G.C (5-11 years): activities in the morning, com...

East Side Beach Clubs - Club Mickey
Plage face au golf miniature , 14390 CABOURG

 

Botanic Gardens

CAEN

The Botanical Garden in Caen is a genuine green lung in the heart of the town centre. Collections of rare plants, expert advice from gardeners and activitie...

Botanic Gardens
5 place Blot , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 48 38

 

Caen Memorial

CAEN

Located in the immediate vicinity of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Mémorial de Caen visitor centre is among the essential sites focusing on the Battle of N...

Caen Memorial
Esplanade Eisenhower CS 55026 , 14050 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 06 45

 

Livarot Cheesemonger

LIVAROT-PAYS-D'AUGE

Visit the Graindorge cheese dairy via a corridor of windowed galleries.

Livarot Cheesemonger
42 rue du Général Leclerc LIVAROT, 14140 LIVAROT-PAYS-D'AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 48 20 10

 

Lasermaxx

DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE

Between Caen and Luc-sur-Mer, indulge in some fun and relaxation at the Lasermaxx leisure centre.

Lasermaxx
Rue François Arago ZAE La Fossette , 14440 DOUVRES-LA-DELIVRANDE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 25 25 26

 

Lisieux Bowling Alley

LISIEUX

Ten-pin bowling centre in the heart of Lisieux, for a relaxing moment with family or friends on one of the 8 bowling lanes or billiard area.

Lisieux Bowling Alley
69 rue de Paris , 14100 LISIEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 62 19 30

 

Vire Bowling Alley - La Table Restaurant

VIRE NORMANDIE

In the heart of the Normandy Bocage, the Bowling de Vire ten-pin bowling centre offers a vast range of activities.

Vire Bowling Alley - La Table Restaurant
Zone de loisirs de la Gare Rue de la petite vitesse VIRE, 14500 VIRE NORMANDIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 67 67 78

 

Saint-Pierre Pond

VALORBIQUET

The Etang de Saint-Pierre is a trout fishing pond open to the general public. Calm and relaxation guaranteed. French bowls grounds, football pitch and badmi...

Saint-Pierre Pond
Chemin du Val SAINT-PIERRE-DE-MAILLOC, 14290 VALORBIQUET
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 62 84 26

 

Lac de Pont-l'Evêque

PONT-L'EVEQUE

Lac de Pont-l'Evêque
Avenue de la libération CD 48 , 14130 PONT-L'EVEQUE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 65 47 15 - 33 (0)2 31 64 31 31

 

Les Chèvres de la Saffrie Farm

VALDALLIERE

At the foot of a dell, in the heart of the Normandy bocage, Mr Martin warmly welcomes you to his farm.

Les Chèvres de la Saffrie Farm
EARL les Chèvres de la Saffrie La Saffrie MONTCHAMP, 14350 VALDALLIERE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 68 41 16

 

Isigny Caramels

ISIGNY-SUR-MER

Discover the entire process involved in producing Isigny Caramels: from mixing essential ingredients to packaging.

Isigny Caramels
rue du 19 Mars 1962 Isigny Sur Mer rue du 19 Mars 1962, 14230 ISIGNY-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 39 89

 

Ostrich Farm 'Le Clos des Ratites'

VALORBIQUET

Ostrich breeding and reproduction site.

Ostrich Farm 'Le Clos des Ratites'
Le Beau Hue SAINT-PIERRE-DE-MAILLOC, 14290 VALORBIQUET
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 62 10 97

 

An original ride between the estuary and the sea

MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE-PLAGE

Visit the estuary your way! Climb aboard one of our dugout canoes, kayaks or stand up paddle boards on a discovery tour of the Orne Estuary, a colourful na...

An original ride between the estuary and the sea
Club de Voile et Pagaie de Franceville Chemin de la Baie , 14810 MERVILLE-FRANCEVILLE-PLAGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 24 46 11

 

Souleuvre Viaduct - AJ Hackett Normandie

SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE

Built according to plans by Gustave Eiffel, the rail bridge over the river formerly linked the towns of Vire and Caen. Only the metal roadway was destroyed,...

Souleuvre Viaduct - AJ Hackett Normandie
Viaduc de la Souleuvre Le Bosq LA FERRIERE-HARANG, 14350 SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 66 31 66

 

Jurques Zoo

DIALAN SUR CHAÎNE

Jurques zoological park welcomes you for a great day out with the family, in the heart of the Normandy bocage, between Caen and Vire!

Jurques Zoo
La Butte JURQUES, 14260 DIALAN SUR CHAÎNE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 80 58

 

Souterroscope des Ardoisières underground quarry

CAUMONT-SUR-AURE

Visit an underground former slate quarry in the heart of Normandy, between Caen and Vire.

Souterroscope des Ardoisières underground quarry
Route de Saint Lô CAUMONT-L'EVENTE, 14240 CAUMONT-SUR-AURE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 71 15 15

 

Naturospace

HONFLEUR

Naturospace, in Honfleur, is an indoor and air-conditioned Amazonian garden where tropical butterflies fly in total freedom: a hundred different species fro...

Naturospace
Boulevard Charles V , 14600 HONFLEUR
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 81 77 00

 

Sand yachting on the D-Day landing beaches

ASNELLES

Sand yachting excursions on the D-Day landing beaches. For a taste of freedom. Aged 12 and older.

Sand yachting on the D-Day landing beaches
Centre de Loisirs Nautiques d'Asnelles Cale de l'Essex , 14960 ASNELLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 71 33

 

Ride on the river Touques, discover Trouville

TROUVILLE-SUR-MER

Original and unexpected, stand up paddle surfing is a unique way to discover the town of Trouville-sur-Mer.

Ride on the river Touques, discover Trouville
Ecole de Surf North Shore Les planches Promenade Savignac , 14360 TROUVILLE-SUR-MER

 

Les petits BôzArts Workshop

PONT-L'EVEQUE

Take to your brushes! The Atelier des Petits BôzArts offers oil painting, drawing or clay modelling lessons for participants aged 6 years or more.

Les petits BôzArts Workshop
15 rue de Vaucelles , 14130 PONT-L'EVEQUE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 64 62 84

 

Girafou amusement park

BENOUVILLE

Children's leisure centre and park between Caen and Ouistreham.

Girafou amusement park
ZA Clos de la hogue Zone d'activité de Bénouville , 14970 BENOUVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 53 72 68

 

Cabourg mini golf

CABOURG

"Around the world in 18 holes". Sea views. Bar.

Cabourg mini golf
13 av. du Cdt Touchard , 14390 CABOURG
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 24 14 44

 

Royal Kids

HEROUVILLE-SAINT-CLAIR

Indoor play park near Caen for children up to age 12.

Royal Kids
ZI de la Sphère 284 rue Marie Curie , 14200 HEROUVILLE-SAINT-CLAIR
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 54 09 09

 

Courseulles Fun Fair

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER

Courseulles Fun Fair
Quai Est Sur le port , 14470 COURSEULLES-SUR-MER

 

Les Ormettes

CABOURG

Leisure and games complex in Cabourg with billiard tables, ten-pin bowling, table football, pinball machines, amusement arcades...

Les Ormettes
80 av. Guillaume Le Conquérant , 14390 CABOURG
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 91 28 16

 

Château de Crèvecoeur

MÉZIDON VALLÉE D'AUGE

Located between Caen and Lisieux, the Château de Crèvecoeur-en-Auge is a perfectly preserved medieval site. Come and discover 10 centuries of history in one...

Château de Crèvecoeur
Fondation Musée Schlumberger , 14340 MÉZIDON VALLÉE D'AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 02 45

 

Automata Museum

FALAISE

Wonder in store for the young and the not so young in this animated puppet centre in Falaise.

Automata Museum
Boulevard de la Libération , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 02 43

 

Le Lieu Roussel Farm

DOUVILLE-EN-AUGE

Le Lieu Roussel extends a warm welcome to the heart of Normandy, over a fascinating farm tour.

Le Lieu Roussel Farm
lieu-roussel douville en auge , 14430 DOUVILLE-EN-AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 23 71 15

 

Bayeux Tapestry

BAYEUX

The famous Bayeux Tapestry is one of many museums not to be missed in Calvados.

Bayeux Tapestry
13 bis rue Nesmond , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 25 50

 

Museum of Normandy

CAEN

The Musée de Normandie (Normandy Museum) in Caen is located within William the Conqueror's ducal castle. Discover the story of Normandy's foundation and the...

Museum of Normandy
Château , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 40 85

 

Château de Caen

CAEN

Built around 1060 by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy then King of England, the ducal castle in Caen is now home to the Musée de Normandie (Normandy ...

Château de Caen
, 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 47 90

 

The Maison de la Nature et de l'Estuaire

SALLENELLES

Discover the protected fauna and flora of the Orne estuary, stretching along the Normandy coast from Ouistreham to Cabourg.

The Maison de la Nature et de l'Estuaire
Boulevard Maritime , 14121 SALLENELLES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 78 71 06

 

Miniature Railway

CLECY

With over 1,300 feet of track covering an area of 370 sq. yards, the miniature railway in Clécy is definitely worth a detour. 250 locomotives, 450 wagons, 6...

Miniature Railway
Les Fours à Chaux Rue d'Ermington , 14570 CLECY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 69 07 13