Five of the best children’s activities in Lot-et-Garonne
There’s plenty to keep the children amused within the grounds of Le Seguinet. But if you’re little ones want to explore further, there’s plenty in the surrounding countryside for them to enjoy. From tree-top adventures, to subterranean grottos and kayaking.
These are our Top 5 Children’s Days Out in Lot-Et-Garonne and Dordogne. We’re on hand and happy to help you plan your visits and make reservations.
Parc-en-ciel (Park in the sky) is a wooded tree-top adventure park, just 15 minutes from Le Seguinet. A great day out for the whole family, you can monkey around, climbing and swinging from trees, and shooting across a zipwire to finish the different trails. It’s a fantastic climbing experience for everyone – with different levels for small children, teenagers and even mum and dad!
If you’re feeling especially daring we recommend a night-time visit (every Thursday), where you can traverse this tree-top circuit until midnight.
There is also a wonderful, large natural swimming pool (open during the summer months only). The pool is bordered by wooden decking with sun beds and umbrellas (no suntan lotion is allowed).
Other activities at Parc-en-ciel include: mini golf, disc-golf and children’s playgrounds. There is a café for refreshments.
During the summer it’s best to reserve in advance. Ask for our help with your booking.
Bergerac Aquapark is a fun water park situated in Bergerac (xx distance?) with four swimming pools, including two toddlers pools, a large swimming pool and water chute pool, there is also a Jacuzzi for adult hire. Aside from splashing out for the day, you can enjoy archery, mini-quad biking, ping pong and beach volley ball.
Bergerac Aquapark is open every day from June to the end of September.
Caves and Grottos
If you want to have a natural exploration day out, we recommend visiting some of the region’s natural caves and grottos. You’re children will have great fun, exploring the subterranean worlds that are hidden amongst the lush landscape of Lot-et-Garonne. It’s also a great way to teach them about the natural history of the area.
Gouffre de Padirac is a fantastic underground adventure, situated within a 1.5 hour drive from Le Seguinet. The cave system is made up of tunnels, vaults and caves, dropping to an underground river, which you can traverse by boat.
Grotte du Grand Roc, The Cave of the Big Rock is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in Les Eyzies, just 45 mins from Le Seguinet. The grotto is hidden away amongst the lush landscape. Young explorers will be awestruck by the incredible fairy-like grotto with its thousands of stalagmites, stalactites and crystallized rivers of calcified rock running down the walls.
The Grottes de Lastournelle and Grottes de Fontirou are situated close to Agen, around 45 minutes drive. They are both great days if the heat of the summer months is getting to you. Cool down with a guided tour taking you through the hidden tunnels and caves of this prehistoric land.
The images are courtesy of Gouffre de Padirac
Walibi Theme Park Aquitaine
Parc Walibi on the outskirts of Agen has over 33 rides and a water park within its 35 hectares. It’s a full blown adventure park, which will captivate all ages and a great choice for thrill-seeking teenagers. There are also firework displays during the summer evenings. Check with us for opening times and reservations, as it’s not open all year round.
Outdoor, Water and Adventure Pursuits
Le Seguinet lies in the heart of a region famous for its stunning natural beauty. There are plenty of outdoor, water and adventure pursuit activities in the local area, including canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, wild swimming and fishing.
When you reserve your holiday at Le Seguinet, we’ll send you our Field Guide with our insider recommendations for outdoor pursuits in Lot-Et-Garonne and Dordogne.