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Family Days Out


These are just some suggestions for family days out. For more ideas of days out & things to do checkout our What to do and What to see pages.Small train, tree tours, bike track, aquarium, amusement park, city of insects, donkeys of Vassivière, Féeriland and models giant, zoo …

Lakes & Water Parks

There are lots of lakes, with a variety of sporting, leisure and kids activities. The nearest being 3 min drive or a lovely walk down by the river to Lac Mondon. There is also Saint-Pardoux, Lac d'Eguzon, Lac de Sagnat at Bessines-sur-Gartempe or you can visit one of France largest lakes Lac Vassiviére. Alot of the lakes have beaches with safe swimming areas which are life-guard monitored during summer.


There are lots of watersports activities at the larger lakes like Lac d'Eguzon (30 mins from the house), Saint-Pardoux (40 mins from the house) & Vassiviére (1hr from the house).


There is a swimming pool at Lac Mondon open June to beginning of September. There are also good aquatic centres at Bellac (35mins away), larger ones at Saint-Yrieix-La-Perche , Saint-Léonard de Noblat Eymoutiers & Saint-Junien

Geo-caching is very big and there are lots of routes to discover, you can either use you phone (Android or Apple App) or hire a GPS device from the local tourist office. Check out


There are lots of tree adventure parks which are very big in France. There is one at the lake Saint-Pardoux, Lac Vassiviére “Tarz’en Arbre” Tree Climbing Adventure Park - Limoges & L’espace Hermeline at Bussière-Galant.

There are plenty of places for cycling (which also offer bike hire), Horse Riding & Fishing.

Guéret - Chabrières Wolf Park

At Guéret you have the Chabrières Wolf Park & the Giant Maze which makes a good day out (1hr drive from the house.)

Les Loupes de Chabrieres – Gueret is an unusual wildlife park dedicated to the wolf. It is set in the Chabrieres forest close to Gueret. This park will let you observe the behaviour of this fascinating predator at close range from purpose built observation towers. Many species of wolf are being bred in their natural environment.

Become the privileged observer of most fascinating predators ...


Located in the heart of the Forest of Chabrières, a few kilometers from the center of Gueret, discover forty animals in their natural environment. For family fun, small and large try to understand the history of relations between man and wolf through various displays in the visitor centre. A unique place in Limousin! The park also has a 5 metre planetarium and various small animals around the walkways.

Guéret - Le Labyrinthe Géant (Giant Maze)


Labyrinth Giant Guéret offers a pleasant time over 6 acres of parkland in the heart of the Monts de Gueret. There of activities to do with family or friends. Why not come to lose it all, in a maze of greenery? In the giant Gueret, 4.5 km of grassy paths lined with shrubs evergreens maze waiting ages just place their Ariane son.

To move in this shades of green, different themes questionnaires adapted according to age, are offered. The principle is simple: you give the correct answer to the questions to follow the right direction ... and so overcome the giant maze of Gueret.


Other activities for the kids include:

The Garden of Small Giants:sandpit, play rocker, cabins and others are there for the little ones can have their quiet corner. (For children under 12 years)

The Games Company Giants: 8 games of 25 sqm each (set of small horses, geese, battleships, ...) are waiting for Tom Thumbs in Grass strap on their boots September leagues. For all ages.

2 Aquagliss (one for seven years - and for more than 8 years) can slide down a chute through which a stream of water (bring swimsuit and towel). Open from June to August.

The educational building: building showcase what can be done in terms of sustainable development in construction. Animations for schools on request. Rental for your private parties.

The mini-farm: you can approach, pet rabbits, sheep, goats but also ponies.

The wet valley: stroll at your own pace at the heart of this ancient bog woodland to observe a wet environment (flora and fauna) feature.

The Golf Games Address: 18 skill games for fun all together, throwing frisbees, hula hoops, penalties, croquet, will help you determine which of your friends or your family more "clever"! ! Relaxation and fun. This course takes place in the woods, starting about 1:30 from 7 years.

Labyrinth wood panel: find your way in this new modular wooden maze.

Road Bourganeuf - 23000 GUÉRET PLAN
Tel: 05 55 41 01 97 •
labyrinthe.geant @

To finish your day around Guéret you can visit Le 3 Lacs la Creuse. These are 3 recreational lakes with beaches, watersports, kids play areas and watersports located just north of Guéret.


There is also Insect City at Nedde, The Aquarium at Limoges, L’espace Hermeline at Bussière-Galant which is a leisure activity base, which has swimming lake, beach, velo (bike) railway There is the Reynou Zoological Park at Le Vigen. There is also Bellevue Park at Limoges which is an amusement park Slightly further afield but a good day out is large amusement parc at Futuroscope at Poitiers (1hr 30 mins).


There are lots of places to walk with breathtaking scenery and lots of marked routes. There are also lots of interesting towns with markets. There are also plenty of Museums around if they are into finding out about things Espace Suzanne Valadon at Bessines-sur-Gartempe (25 mins from the house) would be worth checking out.


Oradour sur Glane is also definitely worth a vist with older children (40 mins drive) It's a French town where all but 2 of the towns inhabitants were massacred by the SS in the second world war and town has been preserved.


On wet weather days there lots of indoor activities and indoor play places. There is one just north of Limoges, Indoor park for children, you will find tubular structures, trampolines, slides, rope bridges. But also, ball pools and giant Legos, a nightclub, a toboggan ... Ideal for children up to 12. Also serves food and drink at reasonable prices

There is a new site which has just started out which gives ideas for places to take children in the area, they are still adding places, but we have found a few places to go off there





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