Cycle rail on tracks - (1 hr 30 mins away) This is a great chance for the entire family to have some quality time together taking in the beautiful countryside, and wildlife whilst enjoying a picnic. The cycle cars are designed for either 4 or 5 people each and run along an amazing 10km stretch of former railway line (of course you don’t have to do it all!) - www.velorail-vendee.fr
Excellent golf courses - (40 mins away) France is one of Europe's most popular golfing holiday destinations. It has over 25 of the Top 100 golf courses in Europe - and many golfers are now choosing to play in France rather than the traditional Spanish golf resorts. French golf courses are of an exceptionally high standard, are competitive and are well managed. We have 5 course within easy reach! www.vendee-guide.co.uk/golf-in-the-vendee.htm
Châteaux, Castles & Churches - Visit the beautiful historic chateaux of the region, castles and the typically French Plantagenet-style churches. Many are set in stunning manicured grounds.
Tennis - A great chance to have your own family tournament at the local village tennis court. We supply the tennis rackets and balls too so the whole family really can have fun this holiday!
Equipment hire at www.myholidaytreats.co.uk
Adventure Park and Chateau - (10 mins away) Experience an 'historic adventure' set in the 86 hectare grounds of a beautiful Chateau. The children will love this interactive treasure hunt solving various puzzles, get them all right and open the treasure chest for a prize at the end! www.chateau-aventuriers.com
Petting Farm (15 mins away) - In addition to the many farm animals in large enclosures and many walking freely for the kids to pet and touch, in July and August the park opens a further ten hectares so everyone can enjoy it’s wooded trails – Great day out for the whole family. www.lesanimauxdelaferme.com
Zoo - (30 mins away) Located near the heart of Les Sables d'Olonne, this wonderful zoo is a 3-hectare haven that shelters around 280 animals. There are more that 40 threatened species in natural enclosures www.zoodessables.fr
Family adventure/play park - (30 mins away) Just 5 minutes from sandy beaches,the wonderful family adventure/play park is set amongst the forest and offers something for all ages from inflatable slides and castles to pedal karts, electric quads, trampolines, mini-golf, roundabouts and slides plus much more!
Puy du Fou - (1 hr 30 mins away) This is where time stands still - and will be an instant hit with children and adults alike. You'll see villages from different eras, gladiators still doing battle and Vikings launching attacks on fortified castles, An absolute must visit! www.puydufou.com/fr
Spa Treatments - (5 - 10 mins away) Take some much need time out and visit one of the many beauty spa's for a real treat this holiday. Now that's a holiday!
Local restaurants - (from 2 mins away) One of the pleasures of holidaying in France and, in particular the Vendée region, is dining at the fabulous restaurants and sampling the various dishes on offer. There is a wide range of restaurants that cater for families with children and 'just for the grown-ups' - we offer baby-sitting too!
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Ball Park & Play Centre - (30 mins away) An indoor, air-conditioned adventure playground designed on an African theme. There are two separate play areas: one for the under 3 year olds and one for the 4 - 12 years old. The play centre features slides, ball pools, rope bridges, a toboggan run, a climbing frame, electric cars and inflatables - www.royalkids.fr
Indian Forest Activity Park - (10 mins away) Watch this video of all the exciting and amazing activities at the EPIC adventure park just 10 minutes from Beau Rivage. Fabulous fun for ALL ages.... www.indian-forest-atlantique.com
Go-Karting - (10 mins away) The kids (or indeed the big boys and girls) can be the next Lewis Hamilton and race each other around this exciting and challenging track. It's been approved by the French Federation of Sports Automobile and is great fun - www.vendeekart.fr
Parc des Dunes - (50 mins away) With over 38 different activities for the children to play on, the kids are bound to find a favourite! The kids will thoroughly enjoy everything on offer especially the water slides, trampolines(fully enclosed) and toboggan rides. A very safe, clean and friendly environment and lots of under cover shaded picnic areas www.parc-des-dunes.com
Aquarium La Rochelle - (45 mins away) This is a 2 hour journey into the depth of the ocean – our kids just loved it here. There were over 10,000 Atlantic, Mediterranean and Tropical species to view in an amazing 3 million litres of water. The huge shark aquarium with 20 different species was amazing. An excellent day out.- www.aquarium-larochelle.com
Canoeing & kayaking - (5 mins away) The Marais Poitevin, more commonly known as the 'Venise Verte' is an amazing landscape of man-made canals and waterways. Canoeing or kayaking through these waterways is the ideal way to experience the Vendée landscape - equipment hire at www.myholidaytreats.co.uk
Ile de Ré - (1hr 15mins away) This exquisite island with lots of wonderful chic boutiques, bars/cafes and restaurants lies just off La Rochelle and has a 90km network of cycle paths linking all the villages, passing through pine forests, vineyards, nature reserves and salt marches.
Quad biking& buggy - (10 mins away) Great fun exploring the beautiful French country side, forests and the 'Marais Poitevin'.
Come and discover quad biking and buggy with family or friends on private land and hiking in the Poitevin marshes under the watchful eye of our state qualified instructors www.quad-evasion85.fr
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Hot-air ballooning - (1 hr 45 mins away) Montgolfiere du Bocage can offer to arrange individual flights starting near your holiday property. Ideal for a special celebration and a great way to see the beautiful countryside & coast.- www.hot-air-balloon-rides.eu
La Rochelle - (1 hr 30 mins away) This beautiful city is divided into two - the old port full of yachts and historic buildings, guarded by the medieval defensive towers, and the more modern town centre, which has fashionable boutiques and restaurants