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The top leisure parks on the Côte d’Azur

There are numerous possibilities for fun and discovery in the Côte d’Azur’s leisure parks. The choice is extremely varied –theme parks, animal parks, amusement parks, adventure parks and water parks. We’ve found the top 10 parks on the Côte d’Azur for you and your children! Guaranteed fun for young and old alike!

1 – Don’t miss Marineland, Kid’s Island and Aquasplash in Antibes!

Are you ready for an unforgettable experience? Take your family for a spectacular and fun discovery of the marine world. Did you know? Marineland is the top marine park in Europe. Come with your children and watch the fascinating dolphins, killer whales and sea lions performing. Evening shows are even scheduled in the summer. Travel to the North Pole to see the polar bears. Stop off in Antarctica for the penguins. Or what about the thrill of being in the shark tunnel? For the really curious, encounters with dolphins, sea lions and killer whales are possible if booked in advance. Marineland also offers 3 other parks: the Aquasplash water park, Kid’s Island and Adventure Golf. Take advantage of ticketing offers giving access to several amusement parks.

2 –Antibes Land amusement park

Fancy all the fun of the fair? Antibes Land welcomes young and old to the biggest amusement park on the Côte d’Azur. Located on the seafront between Nice and Cannes, close to the famous Siesta, this park has more than 30 attractions along with lots of stands selling snacks! On the program are some thrilling rides: Adrenaline, Twister, Coco Bongo, Wild Mouse – and new amusements every year! Family attractions: Big Gliss, Crazy Bees, Adventure River, bumper cars, 5D Cinema… and lots of activities for children: carousel, Paradise Island and the traditional hook-a-duck. Please note the park is closed between September and March.

3 – Village des Fous in Villeneuve-Loubet

The Village des Fous has 2 hectares of completely crazy activities on the Côte d’Azur! This leisure park offers more than 30 games for young and old along with discovery areas that have some real surprises in store for you. In this park, everything is aimed at sharing family time with lots of laughs and fun activities. If you’re lucky enough to enter this strange village, you’ll undoubtedly be knocked sideways! In the summer, water games are also available so you can cool off. As for food, you can have a picnic on site or make the most of the snack bar. The car parks are free and the park is shady. For those who want even more fun, take advantage of the ticketing offer that includes entry to Bois des Lutins!

4 –Bois des Lutins in Villeneuve-Loubet

In Villeneuve-Loubet, close to Village des Fous, the land of elves and trolls will whisk you away for three hours of unusual activities! Le Bois des Lutins is a spectacular course made up of nets slung between hundred-year-old trees, a village of huts perched in the highest branches, 2 hectares of unusual games and discoveries – it’s a wonderful place where goblins, fairies and gnomes live. This Côte d’Azur leisure park is suitable for adventurers aged from 2 to 102… So don’t wait! Free the elf in you! You can picnic on site or make the most of the snack bar.

5 – Parcabout in Montauroux

Looking for an original family outing? Head for Parcabout! Located near Fayence and 1 hour from Nice by car, this leisure park is located in Montauroux. Parcabout was designed on the basis of 3 ideas: freedom, security and sharing. Move freely and safely at between 4 and 6 metres high among the trees in a forest playground! You’ll have fun with no need for the constraints of harnesses because you’ll bounce back on the large trampoline nets stretched between the trees. From 1 to 99 years of age, everyone will be sure to love it – and when the whole family are together it’s even more fun! Tip: a Laser Game, mini-golf and outdoor adventure course are also available on site.

6 – Koaland in Menton

Between Monaco and the Italian border, now head for the lemon capital of Menton. With more than 15,000 m² of pure pleasure, Koaland is a theme park especially for children. On the program: games, rides for the little ones including a carousel and a mini-caterpillar, lots of different bouncy castles, a ball pool, trampolines, toboggans, a small canoeing course, swing rides, and a hook-a-duck stand. Koaland Park uses a system of chips that you buy on arrival. And if you’re hungry, there’s a snack bar on site. Closed in November.

7 – Parc L’Aoubre in Flassans-sur-Issole

Located in the heart of the Var near Luc, come and spend the day in L’Aoubre adventure park in Flassans-sur-Issole. An nature immersion awaits young and old from 2 to 80 years of age in a 30 hectare forest that makes up one of the largest adventure parks on the Côte d’Azur. Parc L’Aoubre has 130 challenge elements for climbing and fun in cedar trees with different levels of difficulty (booking required). It is also the only regional park offering the opportunity to discover nature and biodiversity thanks to the educational trails, animals, a teaching farm, and all the fun and educational activities. Finally, if you want to learn about biodiversity and the environment, there’s a wonderful butterfly garden for you and your family to explore. Picnic tables and snacks are available on site too.

8 – Azur Park in Gassin, Golfe de Saint-Tropez

Azur Park with its 35 attractions, is the place to go on the Golfe de Saint-Tropez! There is something for everyone and for all ages: baby rides (Carrousel, Cuzco, Apple, Aladdin, etc.), traditional attractions (ghost trains, trampolines, bumper cars, Ferris wheel, River Slide, Fun House …) and extreme rides (Sky Rider, Ejection Seat, Atmosfear, Typhoon, etc.). And it has a real golf course too – nestled among some prehistoric creatures! For foodies, the restaurant “La Rotisserie” is located in the heart of the attractions. Azur Park is open every day from April to early September. Information about opening times available on the website.

9 –Ludi Parc in La-Colle-sur-Loup

What about a park in the heart of nature on the Côte d’Azur? Between the forest and the Loup river, LudiParc in La Colle-sur-Loup with its 4.8 hectares of green space will welcome young and old for a relaxing break in nature with the family. Your children won’t have time to get bored. A real paradise of games awaits them. On the program: trampolines, zip lines, bouncy castles, mini-golf course, volleyball court, ping-pong tables… In summer, you can cool off in the 300 m² water games space or enjoy a swim in the river. Food-wise, there are several picnic areas as well as the restaurant “Sucré et Salé” where you can have lunch in a friendly rural setting.

10 – Parc Phoenix in Nice

Parc Phoenix is not strictly speaking a leisure park, but it is a must for your family outings on the Côte d’Azur. A green setting just outside Nice, Parc Phoenix will amaze you! It is home to 2,500 species of plants and has the largest greenhouse in Europe: 7,000 m2 and 25 m high! In the gardens the swans, chickens, ducks and peacocks that roam free will come to meet you. During your visit you’ll discover the otter pool, exotic birds (cranes, parrots, flamingos), enclosures with wallabies, porcupines, marmosets and lemurs and finally a small farm… A great place to relax with the family! The park also has a large playground and a snack bar.

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