Just 5 minutes drive from the gite you will find the Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou, a protected natural area of 55 ha, in which works to protect and safeguard the Poitou Baudet breed of donkey.
All tours around the farm are available in English (guided tours, unguided visits.)
We would recommend getting the guided tour where you get the chance to interact with the donkeys themselves including meeting the foals (season dependent)
Length of tour: 1 hour
Cost: full price 6 €, concessions 3 €, free for children under 6
Sculptors from all over the world have been invited to create works of art either as free standing works or carved directly into the rock. In the summer it is possible to book a rock sculpting lesson.
Combine the visit with a coffee in Saint-Jean D’Angely and a visit to the UNESCO towers, drive on to Les Lapidiales and have a picnic by the river in Port D’Envaux where you can also hire boats
Known as Green Venice this is a delighful place to spend some time either cycling or strolling around the lanes or boating down the canals in a flat bottomed barque. If you don’t fancy rowing yourself you can also hire a guide who will do it for you!
There are also plenty of places to eat and you could also combine it with a trip to La Rochelle.
Swimming pool with slides, health centre including sauna and hammam and outside space for ping pong, picnics and beach volleyball.
Try to spot all 70 species of European animals in this 30ha park set in the 3,500ha Foret de Chize. Learn about conservation, visit the mini farm or take a horse drawn cart around the circuit
This family friendly theme park is the home of ‘The Extraordinary Journey’ which was voted the Best Attraction in Europe. You can take part in Racing Xperience, a VR5D total immersion virtual reality race. The Kids’ Town of Futuropolis where children can play at being grown-ups or bounce around on the Water Trampolines. After dark there is a fairytale aquatic evening show from the Cirque du Soleil.
All within an hour of the gite
Outdoor activity centre on the banks of the Charente river with treetop climbs, water sports and canoe kayak hire
Built on marshes next to the river Isle Nature’s Jardin Ephemere is a wonderfully wild garden and includes a labyrinth, willow teepees and games for children. Regular workshops and activities for children are held in English during the holiday periods.
Chateau Saint Jean D’Angle
Reawaken your inner knight or princess at this medieval chateau. Historic costumes, giant puzzles, trails and more to keep the family entertained.
This large living history centre will transport you back to prehistoric times with lots of interactive family fun activities.
Chateau des Enigmes
Pit your wits to solve family-friendly treasure hunt riddles in a wooded park and an Italian Renaissance style chateau.
Le Cep Enchante
An educational circuit with a tablet through cognac vineyards reveals all about grapes and winemaking. 9 hole SwinGolf also on site.
Palmilud Water Park
Swimming pools, slides, jacuzzis and a sauna on a 4ha park with children’s games.
Parc Adventure de Fontdouce
Treetop adventures in the grounds of the famous abbey. Nine rope courses for the older children and 3 for the younger ones with two parallel zip lines each 200m long. Fun games at the abbey and an outdoor laser game complete the game. Bring a picnic or buy from the food truck on site during school holidays.