Brittany is bursting with cultural attractions, many of which are indoors, so there’s plenty of options if you get a rainy day. You can explore medieval cities like Sant-Malo and ancient Quimper’s amazing cathedral and modern art gallery. Or, let the kids live out their fantasies at a grand castle, playing Kings and Queens. And learning all about Brittany’s chequered history, in stunning surroundings of course.
BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you so let’s explore a selection of the best activities in Brittany.
1. Visit a Château
A highlight of the whole family’s trip is sure to be a visit to a palatial Château. There are numerous of them in Brittany to explore. Château de Fougères is just an hour’s drive from popular St Malo. This large European fortress boasts centuries of history and amazing views across the Breton countryside.
There are also loads of activities and events held here throughout the year, and especially children’s activities in the school holidays.
Opening Hours: open daily 10am – 7pm
2. Océanopolis Aquarium, Brest
This huge aquarium tops the lists of many families visiting Brittany. And is a fantastic place to visit on a rainy day. It is split into three sections – tropical, polar and temperate.
Each home to a huge array of marine life from clownfish and seals to sharks, penguins. The tropical greenhouse is a particular highlight, with huge amounts of foliage recreating a typical Caribbean rainforest.
Opening Hours: Open daily 9:30am – 7pm
3. La Porte des Secrets, Brocéliande Forest
First, set inside the historical buildings of the Paimpont Abbey, the walk-through experience of La Porte des Secrets (The Gate of Secrets) is a physical and a great immersion into the world of the famous Brocéliande Forest.
Kids can unleash their inner Indiana Jones at this indoor adventure park. For example, they’ll have to solve puzzles and complete challenges to make their way around different themed rooms. At the start of your visit, you’ll be briefed on your mission.
Next, you’ll have to travel through different scenarios like Egyptian tombs and Celtic villages, solving riddles and games along the way. In addition, each new room offers new challenges, such as rope bridges, mazes and structures to build.
A great activity to bond and work together as a family team!
5. Planétarium de Bretagne
Finally, one of the largest planetariums in Europe, the Planétarium de Bretagne takes you on a voyage into the mysteries of the stars. Watch the universe pass before your eyes in high definition as you look up at the domed screen. And learn about space travel, star gazing and the formation of the planets.
There are also special shows for children, with English commentaries on selected days.
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 10:30am – 6pm. Sat & Sun 2:30pm – 6pm
In summary, visiting Brittany with your kids is the perfect opportunity for a fantastic family holiday. The popular French holiday spot has of course loads of restaurants which welcome children , a host of outdoor family activities.
In addition, we have selected great family friendly hotels & holiday rentals
So if you are looking to visit Brittany, just visit our different Brittany pages to find what this beautiful French region has to offer.
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