Or why not pack a picnic and head to one of the fantastic parks nearby, for example by the river Claise in Abilly, 5 minutes from le Grand Pressigny with a weir, old mill, swing park and shady trees. A great spot to try some pleasure fishing.
Combine a visit to the Aigle factory shop at Dangé-St-Martin 86220 only 20 minutes away from Les Limornieres with a picnic at the local public lake with a circular walk which has playthings dotted along the way...tempting even the most reluctant walker to keep going without a carry... Nearby there is an excellent car, motorbike & bicycle museum, restaurants, old town with cafes & market at Chatellerault.
Loches medieval fortress town, one of the many towns on the trail of the infant king: sur la piste de l'enfant Roi, a tourist trail aimed at engaging the 7-12 year olds in your group.
Futuroscope, Poitiers in under one hour (less than 60km).
For an easy Sunday with children head to Descartes only 10 minutes from Les Limornières. Stop for a coffee, then wander around the market to buy a delicious picnic lunch & head off to the public garden which offers 5000m² bordering the fantastic river Creuse.
This push-chair, trike or scooter friendly park has everything from a 1000 year old fortified chateau, rare & fantastic child dwarfing trees such sequoia & gingko to a medieval garden with quiz, a rose garden, animals to see twisty paths & a play area to build up an appetite!
There is a coffee shop & outdoor pool in summer months, the park is free to enter & it often feels as though you have it all to yourself!
Tours in under one hour (less than 60km). The jardin de publique offers a great place for children to explore & let off steam after a long lunch & wander around the historic city.
For a safari in the french countryside visit Parc de la Haute Touche, Obterre in La Brenne only 40 mins from Les Limornieres or take your little monkeys to the Valley of the Monkeys! Our favourite is a visit to check out Zoo Beauval , a really great day out which seems to attract as much high praise from parents as their children!
Many of the Chateaux in the Loire Valley cater particularly well for children of all ages in both the food on offer and the trails, activities and distractions en route.
Our favourite chateaux include Clos Lucé, Amboise (right) and the working lifesize models of his inventions...great fun for all ages!
From feeding the ducks, fishing or swimming there are beautiful lakes & rivers all around. Wildflower meadows & sunflowers as far as the eye can see!
Fantastic swimming pools are as close by as le Grand Pressigny 3km, or in Descartes (15km). During the summer months there is supervised swimming at Lesigny (10km) in the river Creuse.
The Brenne national park with its thousand lakes & wide variety of wildlife all around, offers a great day out for all the family with its many quiet flat routes in amongst the lakes or the lake at Bellebouche for swimming and other water activities.
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le Grand Pressigny 3km - Descartes 10km - Loches 25km - Chinon 40km - Tours (37) 60km - Ile de Ré 200km - le Havre 400km - Richelieu 30KM -
Beauval Zoo 30km - FUTUROSCOPE (Poitiers) (86) 60km - la Roche Posay 25km - le Blanc (36) 35km - la Rochelle 200km - Paris 280km
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