With children (ages 5 to 12)

With children (ages 5 to 12)

We’ve handpicked a range of fun, playful activities for the whole family to enjoy during your time in Provence. Whether your kids are budding scientists, nature lovers, explorers or full of imagination, day trips and activities in the Vaucluse offer everything you need to keep them entertained.

La Ferme aux Crocodiles (The Crocodile Farm)

La Ferme aux Crocodiles is a farm with an ecological, conservation-based mission, a true zoological, scientific leader in the field of reptiles.

Over 600 animals live here (crocodiles, snakes, tortoises, lizards, and more) in a tropical rainforest containing over 600 different botanical species.

Admission: Child: €11 // Adult: €16 // Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): €50

Find out more here: www.lafermeauxcrocodiles.com

Le Jarditrain (The Garden Train)

An enchanted world for kids and their parents!

Set in a garden stretching across 1000 m2 of outdoor space, at least twenty 1:25 scale trains travel 650 metres of track around a miniature universe, an imaginary world full of wonder featuring various scenes. Their precision and meticulous detail will amaze small people and grown-ups alike...

For the youngest visitors: play tables are set up with tracks, trains and accessories at the end of the route, and suitable for very small children.

Admission: - Under 3s: free // Children under 12: €5 // Children over 12: €7

Find out more here: www/lejarditrain.com

Le Naturoptére (Nature Discovery Centre)

A centre dedicated to insects, plants and nature, Le Naturoptére invites you and your children to attend workshops and special events on these topics. A fantastic way of teaching them about mini-beasts and raising their awareness of biodiversity, conservation and ecology.

Find out more here: Naturoptère

Ferme aux lamas (Llama Farm), Le Barroux

A visit to this experimental llama farm is sure to be full of surprises. The animals here are bred for their wool and used for clearing the land.

You will learn more about these unusual animals and can visit the workshop where their wool is spun and woven!

Find out more here: www.leslamasdubarroux.com

La Forêt Enchantée (The Enchanted Forest)

In the shade of the forest, dive into a real-life fairy tale featuring mini treetop adventures, puzzles and various games. If you look really closely, you might even spot some magical creatures appear before your very eyes...

Admission: €8.50/adult // €7.50/child (ages 4 to 12)

 Find out more here: La Fôret Enchantée

“Intrigue dans la ville” mystery trail

Play trainee detectives as a family to solve the mystery that has plunged the town into chaos. A great way of exploring a place whilst having fun together. You can pick up a little book that will guide you as you conduct your investigation from Tourist Information Centres and partner sites in the towns of Avignon, Châteauneuf du Pape, Sorgue, Pernes-Les-Fontaines, Mornas and Vaison-La-Romaine.

Find out more here: www.intriguedanslaville.fr

Monteux Lake

Monteux Lake (le Lac de Monteux) is the perfect place for a family walk. Here, you can take a gentle stroll, cool off in the water or enjoy a leisurely picnic. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can try your hand at SUP (stand up paddle boarding) or rent a pedalo or kayak with the water sports equipment from “Restaurant de la Dune”. An inflatable aquapark for children is also installed on the lake.

Find out more here: lacdemonteux.fr

Apprentice soapmaker

Arôma'Plantes invites you to experience its organic cosmetics laboratory during a soap-making workshop. A special children’s workshop is available (ages 8–14), where they will dress up as trainee chemists and learn how to make their own shower gel. They’ll even have the satisfaction of taking their creation away with them! Want to get the whole family involved? The soap workshop for adults is open to children from age 10 upwards.

Good to know: a special rate is available to Slow Provence customers for workshops, shop purchases and at the Arôma’Plantes bar.

Find out more here: Arôma'Plantes

Le Parc Spirou Provence

Go on an unforgettable family adventure at Le Parc Spirou Provence. Here you’ll discover (or rediscover) classic French cartoon characters, dotted around gentler rides, rides for the thrill-seekers, and even digital attractions. There's something to delight family members big and small!

Take your pick from the park’s restaurants to make this a really stress-free day.

Find out more here: www.parc-spirou.com

The Little Farm of Villes-sur-Auzon

At this educational farm, your kids can get closer to the docile animals raised here with love and passion. Cows, horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, geese, turkeys, ducks, hens and rabbits are all waiting to give you a warm hug. Your little ones can also enjoy a cart or donkey ride.

Telephone bookings: +33 (0)6 77 56 63 49

Find out more here: www.lapetite-ferme.fr

Rhonéa Treasure Hunt, Beaumes de Venise

Set off on a family treasure hunt at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains. Pope Clement V has left you some riddles and a map to help you find his precious loot.

Along the way, you’ll cross the famous Beaumes de Venise vineyard and admire stunning views across the Provençal countryside and the Comtat valley.

Find out more here: www.rhonea.fr

Venasqu'âne, Venasque

This farm offers walks and hikes with donkeys to carry your children or transport your belongings. It’s a wonderfully quirky way of exploring the surrounding countryside and the perched village of Venasque, classed as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”. A day out in the fresh air that will appeal to parents and children alike. The farm also organises events to teach visitors about sheep, sheepdogs, bees and beekeeping.

Find out more: www.venasqu-anes.com

Treetop adventures with Ventoux Aventure, Mormoiron

Sheltered by huge pine trees and situated at one end of the Salettes man-made lake, Ventoux Aventure welcomes adventurers big and small. Several treetop adventure routes are available, with varying levels of difficulty. From the “pitchounets” (tots route from age 3) to the “grandas” (from age 6), you can watch as your little ones clamber out of their comfort zone, several metres up in the air, and see them swinging like monkeys in a completely safe environment.

Good to know: a special price is offered to Slow Provence customers.

Find out more here: www.ventouxaventure.com

Tour of the Palace of the Popes, Avignon

Fancy soaking up some culture with the family? The touchscreen tablets provided at the Palace of the Popes allow you to follow the tour route in an interactive way. A little bonus: a gold coin hunt is built into the HistoPad, to keep kids entertained and make the tour interesting and accessible for all.

HistoPads are provided for children aged from 7 upwards.

Find out more here: www.palais-des-papes.com

“Le Parc du Cosmos” planetarium

Introduce the kids to astronomy at the Parc du Cosmos, where you will find many activities for daytime and after dark: children’s workshops with an astronaut mission, guided tours of the park, introduction to using a telescope, skygazing, and more. A galactic adventure into the Universe awaits!

Find out more here: www.parcducosmos.eu

Holiday rentals nearby

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Our other activities

With little tots (ages 0 to 4)

Holidays in Provence provide the opportunity to enjoy time in the great outdoors with your little ones, and we have a few suggestions for day trips and activities to make the most of a child-friendly holiday in the countryside.

With teenagers (ages 13 to 17)

Worried that your teens will be bored during your holiday in Provence? At this age, your thrill-seekers crave adrenaline and freedom, and the Vaucluse has plenty of solutions to meet their need for escape.