Top 4 family days out in the Vendée
Regarded as one of France’s favourite beach holiday destinations, it’s not hard to see why the Vendée has acquired this title. The region boasts no less than 250 kilometres of coastline of which 150 are just pure sand. The Vendée also offers countless activities and attractions to keep the whole family entertained for a week, or two, or three…
#1. Puy du Fou
Puy du Fou is an outstanding history-themed park that will take you on an epic journey through time. The park attracts more than 2 million visitors each year and has been voted best in the world (Thea Classic Award for the best park in the world in 2012 and Applause Award for the best park in the world in 2014).
Puy du Fou is divided in 5 different areas and brings the rich history of the Vendée back to life: it features a multitude of spectacular shows such as chariot races in a Roman amphitheatre, Vikings and gladiators, soldiers storming down a castle…
#2. Planète Sauvage
Located just half-hour away from Camping La Yole, Planète Sauvage is a safari park home to nearly 2,000 animals from the 5 continents, spread out across 100 hectares of parkland.
Kids will love trying to spot over 150 different animal species!
You can explore the park in your own car, driving along the 10km safari trail and get up close to some of the most majestic wild animals such as giraffes, elephants, lions, cheethas, tigers, rhinos and many more.
#3 O’Gliss Park
O’Gliss Park is a newly opened six-hectare water park located in Moutiers Les Mauxfaits in Southern Vendée. It has become one of the biggest water park in Europe. The Park is divided into four areas and there is something for everyone:
Le Lud’o Park: an area dedicated to children, where they can enjoy tons of games and fun water activities such as the Aquatower and “P’tit Kamikaze”.
La Sunset Playa: Ideal for sun worshippers, La Sunset Playa area boasts large sun terraces and a huge wave pool suitable for the whole family.
L’ExporalO: Enter the lush world of wild rivers like you’ve never seen them before. Explore over 400 meters of river and choose from different paths levels for unique sensations.
Le Délir’Space: Push your limits further with these 12 out-of-the-ordinary water slides.
#4. Explora Parc
In the heart of St-Jean-de-Monts’ pine forest, Explora Parc is a tree-top park suitable for the whole family.
The 8 different obstacle courses are graded by difficulty, all with a safety induction from an English-speaking instructor.
The courses include monkey bridges, zip wires, climbing walls high ropes, and swinging rings. The kids’ courses are suitable for children aged 3 and over.