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Poitou-Charentes

Activities for kids

Most of the schools organise activities and excursions for children on a Wednesday afternoon. Contact your local school for more details. Please do contact us if you have any recommendations for activities for kids in La Vienne.

  • MJC Claude Nougaro, Montmorillon

    Recommended by Rachel Roxburgh

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    An organisation for children and teenagers to provide opportunities to get together, share experiences and planned activities.
    16, rue des Récollets B.P. 48 , 86501 MONTMORILLON. Tel 05 49 91 04 88
    http://mjcmontmorillon.free.fr/index2.php

    Comments:
    "Most activities run in the school holidays, but there is also an after school club. Activities on offer include everything from toddler groups to youth club for older children. Must become a member of the MJC to be able to participate in their activities." (RR, Dec 2010)

  • Centre de Loisirs, Montmorillon

    Recommended by Rachel Roxburgh

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    An association run on Wednesday afternoons and during the school holidays. Events and activities organised for the children. Places limited so booking essential.
    6 rue des Tennis, 86500 Montmorillon. Tel 05 49 91 62 65
    www.facebook.com/alshmjc
    www.mjcmontmorillon.fr

    Comments:

    "Part funded by the social services so prices very reasonable. Places limited so need to book in advance." (RR, Dec 2010)

  • MJC Aliénor dAquitaine Poitiers

    Recommended by Rachel Roxburgh

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    An organisation for children (aged 2 and above) and teenagers to provide opportunities to get together, share experiences and planned activities.
    37 rue Pierre de Coubertin, 8600 Poitiers. Tel 05.49.44.12.48
    mjc-poitiers@wanadoo.fr
    www.frmjc-poitou-charentes.fr

    Comments:
    "Most activities run in the school holidays, but there is also an after school club. Activities on offer include everything from toddler groups to youth club for older children. Must become a member of the MJC to be able to participate in their activities." (RR, Dec 2010)

  • Royal Kids, Limoges

    Recommended by Rachel Roxburgh

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    Royal Kids is an indoor children’s amusement park with trampolines, slides, zip lines, monkey bridges, ball pools and giant lego. For children from the age of 0 – 12 years. Refreshments available for parents and free internet access. Open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays. 10am – 7pm. Tuesday and Friday 3pm – 7pm and open 7 days a week during school holidays.
    Ancienne route de Toulouse, RN20 lieu dit Crochat, 87000 Limoges. Tel : 05.55.31.06.82
    Allée du forum, zone commerciale le forum, 36330 LE POINCONNET (Châteauroux) Tel : 02.54.29.32.19
    www.royalkids.fr

  • Riding School, Lathus

    Recommended by Rachel Roxburgh

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    Riding centre for all ages, indoor area class for the very young up to countryside hacks for the more experienced rider. Children taken from 3 years upwards.
    CPA La Voulzie 86390 LATHUS. Tel 05.49.91.80.81

  • Centre Equestre Poney Club, Montmorillon

    Recommended by Rachel Roxburgh

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    Riding centre for all ages, indoor area class for the very young up to countryside hacks for the more experienced rider. Children taken from 5 years upwards
    Route Lussac les Châteaux 86500 MONTMORILLON. Tel 05 49 91 01 52

  • Choette Land, Smarves

    Recommended by Jodie Hutchins

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    Choette land is for children from 2 to 12 years,located  in Smarves, close to the Bois St Pierre. The park consists of giant inflated structures where children can climb and explore in complete safety. Open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
    6 rue des Carrières ZA La Croix de la Cadoue 86240 Smarves Tel.: 05 49 55 19 56 Email: chouette.land@neuf.fr
    www.chouette-land.com

  • Toboggan et cie, Limoges

    Recommended by Jenny Chapman

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    A huge soft play area in the north of Limoges. 
    http://tobogganetcie.fr/limoges-nord

    Comments:
    "Secure and safe, with a vast area to play. 3-12 yr old area with two very large slides, a 0-3 yr old area and a large sitting/eating area for grown ups. Good prices for food and drink too." (JC, March 2014)

  • Patinoire de Poitiers

    Recommended by Jodie Hutchins

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    Indoor ice ring (56 x 26m). Plenty of places for spectators. Skate hire and a bar on site for refreshments.
    Opening hours:
    Tuesday and Friday: 8.45pm – 11.15pm. Wednesday: 2.30pm – 5pm and 8.45pm-11.15pm.
    Saturday : 10am-12 noon, 2pm – 5pm, 5.45pm – 7.45pm. Sunday: 10am – 12noon and 3pm – 6pm.
    54 avenue Jacques Cœur, 86000 Poitiers. Tel : 05 49 01 60 59

  • Ludotheque La Souris Vert, Montmorillon

    Recommended by Rachel Roxburgh

    Toy library offering an outstanding selection of toys for all ages. Annual membership fee (around 15 euros for the year per child), up to 3 toys for up to a month per child. Open every Thursday from 3.30pm – 6.30pm.
    L’espace jeuness, 6 rue de Tennis, Montmorillon. Tel 05 49 91 62 65 

    Comments: 
    "A brilliant establishment subsidised by the local social security hence the annual membership fee being so low. The selection of toys is superb with everything from rattles and toys for babies to bikes and climbing constructions for the older children. A great place to meet other mums and children in a safe and enjoyable surrounding – very highly recommended." (RR, Dec 2010)

  • Aquarium, Limoges

    Recommended by Jenny Chapman

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    A small aquarium but with a lot to see.
    2 Bd Gambetta – 87000 Limoges Tel: 05 55 33 42 11
    http://aquariumdulimousin.com

  • Ten Pin Bowling, Civaux

    Recommended by Jenny Chapman

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    Eight lane automatic bowling alley. Abyssea Centre, route du fond dOrveau - BP 7
86320 Civaux Tél : 05 49 48 09 09    
    www.vert-marine.com/abyssea-civaux-86

    Comments:
    "For young children you can get the gutters closed down which guarantees they knock something down each turn." (JC, March 2014)