Activities to do with Children

Le Village des Fous: A fun day out and great for tiring out the children. A large maze separated into sections by electronic gates, each section contains challenges of 3 different levels that must be completed to obtain the code to open the next electronic gate. Water slides, water playground, adventure playground, lots of fun for children and adults of all ages in Villeneuve Loubet. www.lesvillagedesfous.com/ - a great day out. Also at the same site is the Pitchoun Forest, a tree top climbing course for boys & girls from as young as 4, very safe and great for building confidence and self-esteem. Take a picnic and plenty of suncream.

Antibes Land: It's not just for the kids. Antibesland is a funpark with rides and attraction, restaurants and sideshows. It is open late during the summer weekends until 1am. There are rollercoasters, mini karting, Ferris wheels and all the typical fairground attractions. Just outside Antibes in Biot, walkable or 3 minutes on the train, a great fairground park . Admission and parking free. Opening time vary, please check before your visit. - http://www.azurpark.com/anglais/antibes.html

Parc Phoenix, Nice: A 17 acre park with a huge greenhouse, where the rarest species of plants bloom and thrive in their native climates. A nature lover's paradise suitable for all ages and makes the perfect getaway for both educational visits and fun days out for children. Large playground and a snack bar on site. There are several animal enclosures including otters, alligators, parrots, giant tortoises, flamingos etc. 3 euros entry fee for adults, free for children under 12 years old. www.parc-phoenix.org

Lockout: Live escape game. Get locked into a room, where you have 60 minutes to solve a lot of puzzles and challenges to win your escape. Fun for older children and adults. www.lockoutgame.fr

Aquasplash: Waterpark with toboggans, slides, wavepools for the delight of young and old alike. There are also plenty of deckchairs for well-deserved sunbathing. 10 minutes on the train, located just a short walk from Biot train station, follow the signs for marine land.

Cycling: Head to the promenade in Cagnes sur Mer where you can hire regular bikes, tandems, go-carts and Rosalies that seat 4 or 6 people by the hour. Popular with all the children.