What to do with Children in the Landes?

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The Landes… Its beaches , its forest , its many sports activities … For a family discovery of the region, we will try to satisfy all tastes and all ages. Here are some ideas to have fun in the Landes, from the smallest to the oldest of children !

Introductory photo: Courant de Contis, Lesley Williamson 

The AquaPark, to have fun


We start these family holidays on the North Coast of the Landes . Biscarosse : 15 km of white sand , surfers, the Landes forest and a lake . The stage is set ! The AquaPark is the largest inflatable water park in the world … Just that! You set off to attack its giant structures : slides, diving board, zip line, waterjump , giant catapult ... To find out more, here is their website .

For the little ones, the Aquakid is a space reserved for children from 4 to 10 years old . And for the little ones , take advantage of the calm waters of the lake to make them take their first steps in the water . Here is the Aquakid page .

  • On Lake Navarosse , you can also test a Hawaiian canoe with Yak'Océan . More info on their website .
  • Want to spice things up a bit? Skiing, monoskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, flyfish, big buoy , or even parasailing , there is something for all tastes and all ages at the Wake & Ski school . Practical information is on their file .
  • We leave the lake for the beaches. You want to learn to surf , stand up or paddle , it's at Point Break school that it happens.

Still hesitating? check out our report on the 3 good reasons to go to Biscarosse .

Aquapark Biscarosse

Photo: AquaParc de Biscarosse - source: information sheet

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Aqualoisirs, calm and relaxation with the family


In Parentis-en-Born , in a preserved environment today , the Aqualoisirs offers you the rental of pedal boats, bumper pads , paddles , suitable for children or adults ... More information on Oxoon.net

Right next door, Gastes is a town with no less than four ports , with plenty of water activities !

Aqualobility

Photo: Aqualoisirs in Parentis en Born -source: information sheet

The House of Heritage and ancient crafts, between culture and traditions


To immerse yourself in Landes culture , a visit to the Maison du Patrimoine in Mimizan is a must. Exhibitions of collections, videos and demonstrations will allow you to better understand the forest and the trades associated with it. To experiment , children can participate in workshops and fun activities.

Before leaving, enjoy a moment of idleness at Mimizan-plage or at the beach of Garluche .

Heritage House

Photo: Maison du Patrimoine in Mimizan -source: information sheet


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The small bicycle museum, the collection of an enthusiast


Cycling , do you like? Whether you are an amateur or an enthusiast, to find out all about history , racing equipment or major events , don't miss the Bicycle Museum in Lit-et-Mixe . On site, you will have the opportunity to admire some rare pieces and meet the owner, who will be able to pass on his passion to you . You can also rent bikes there or directly on the A bicyclette 40 site .

  • To find out where to rent bikes near where you are staying, click here .
  • Right next door, the pretty seaside resort of Saint Julien en Born , welcomes you with its Contis beach , bordered by the forest to be explored by bicycle of course.

>>>> If you want an original discovery of the Landes , see our report on the 10 essential Landes experiences .

The bicycle museum

Photo: A Bicyclette -source: information sheet

The escape room, a pirate adventure


We descend towards the South Coast of the Landes . Between Vielle-Saint-Girons and its beaches and Moliets and Mâa , Saint-Michel-Escalus is lucky enough to host the first Escape room in the Landes . In a themed room and an imposed time, you must answer riddles , with a single objective: to escape ... To book, here is their website .

Escape Room

Photo: Escape Room, source: fact sheet

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The Atlantic Park, to fill up with sensations


In Seignosse , near the beaches , is the largest aquatic park on the Aquitaine coast! The Atlantic Park offers swimming pools, playgrounds, inflatable structures , slides , always bigger, always faster… Something to please young and old alike!

  • Next to it, the Minnie Land will delight children from 2 years old .
Atlantic Park

Photo: Atlantic Park, source: fact sheet

Mini golf


In Hossegor , the Minigolf Putting Garden was designed by professional golfers to satisfy you, whatever your level.

The beaches of Hossegor are the surfing capital of the world . On the South beach, the Tao Magic Glisse offers surfing courses . At the Hossegor surf club , you can also try out paddle boarding or stand up .

  • Do not miss the Arjuzanx reserve either for nature activities: walking, cycling or horse riding, canoeing, pedal boats, fishing.
Mino Golf d'Hossegor

Photo: Hossegor mini-golf, source: fact sheet

The Aviation Museum, to have your head in the clouds


South of the Adour , in Dax , the Army and Helicopter Light Aviation Museum has an exceptional collection of 40 old airplanes and helicopters . It is a veteran who will visit you and tell you the stories and anecdotes about these extraordinary machines.

Aviation museum

Photo: Army and Helicopter Light Aviation Museum, source: fact sheet

Paintball and Bump Games to fill up on sensations


In Bas Armagnac , near Mont-de Marsan , Paintball la Sablière offers a specific course for children: Paintball kids .

  • The Bump , do you know? A mix of football, archery and laser game, a new concept for thrills and a good time of laughs. Discover these new games at Bump Games Landes in Saint-Pierre-du-Mont.
Paintball the sand pit

Photo: Paintball la Sablière, source: fact sheet

The Ecomuseum, life in the Landes


In the Regional Natural Park of Landes , the Ecomuseum Marquèze teach you the traditions and lifestyle of the inhabitants of the park in the 19th century.

Marqueze Ecomuseum

Photo: Ecomusée de Marquèze, source: information sheet

A descent by canoe

On the current of Contis or on the current of Huchet and its magnificent nature reserve and its beach ... Embark for an unforgettable afternoon or morning! Consider taking mosquito repellent and a hat. Be careful, children must know how to swim!

The current of Contis
Descent of the contis current, photo: Lesley Williamson

The prehistosite of Brassempouy


Known for its famous Lady , the Prehistosite of Brassempouy offers an immersion in the heart of a large archaeological site. We start the visit with its museum and its magnificent remains to admire. Then you enter the Archeopark , where activities and demonstrations allow you to experience and "live" prehistory , as if you were there.

Brassempouy prehistosite

Photo: Prehistosite of Brassempouy

Earthenware and tableware museum, to become earthenware makers


In Samadet, the Faience Museum introduces children to artistic creation during its clay modeling and painting workshops using ancestral techniques .

Earthenware museum

Photo: Earthenware and Tableware Museum, source: information sheet

Other ideas in shambles


  • Do you want a fun activity? Test a corn maze : in Soustons , in Saubion in or Mimizan .
  • Are you interested in a competition ? Go karting : in Escoure or Magescq .
  • A rainy day in anticipation and you don't know what to do with the kids? Try the Planet'n'kids .

We cannot close this article without telling you about the 10 towns and villages in the Landes not to be missed or the most beautiful beaches in the Landes .

You want to take advantage of other leisure centers , they are listed here . Would you like a boat trip ? It's over there .

Planet'n'Kids

Photo: Planete'n'Kids, source: fact sheet

We hope that you have given you some good ideas to fully enjoy your stay in the Landes with your family . The order indicated makes it possible to make a large discovery loop going down the coast, then returning to the lands of Armagnac .


Did you like our article? Find more on our Blog . Follow us on the Guide des Landes Facebook page and on Instagram @guidedeslandes.

Article written by Stéphanie Tempier for the Guide des Landes.


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