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Activities for Kids

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  • Kapla Café, Nice

    Recommended by Emmanuelle Pook

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    For kids aged 3 to 14 years
    Kapla Café, Centre Kapla
    58 Rue de France, Nice 06000
    Tel: 04 93 80 72 71
    www.kapla.com/centre_kapla_nice.php

    "‘Kapla’ are small wooden building planks allowing you to build and create all kinds of architectural constructions, animals and other extraordinary creations with reference from drawing or by using your own imagination.
    Children from 3 years can play by applying geometry, physics and mathematics while using their creativity and balance. There is a cafe with food and drinks available"
    (EP, Jan 2011)

  • Le Kids Club, Nice

    Recommended by Chris Savage

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    Activities for kids aged 0 to 10 years
    2 Rue D’Angleterre, Nice
    Tel: 04 93 82 44 43
    www.lekidsclub.com

    Comments:
    "A venue where children can play with toys and interact with music, dance. There is a child friendly gym and activities for mum and baby. They also offer a holiday programme" (CS, Jan 2011)

  • Kidooland

    Recommended by Nicole Dadoun

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    Kidooland is an international activity club for children aged 0-14 and their family. There are many different activities for children to encourage their learning through play in English and in French.
    There are pre and after school activities as well as holiday camps organised. There is also the option to hire a room for birthday parties.
    Port 10, 1890 Chemin de Saint Bernard, 06220 Vaullauris-Sophia Antipolis
    Tel: 04 93 64 53 54
    www.kidooland.com

    Comments:
    “there are many activities here like painting, cooking, singing classes and mothers groups too but it is extremely busy and you will have to book well in advance, up to 6 months” (ND, Feb 2011)

  • Fun City, Cannes

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

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    Funcity is a indoor children’s playground with a soft play area for under 3 year olds, trampolines and an electric mini karting for children over. There is also a Cafe for refreshments and a free wi-fi zone. Birthday parties can also be organised here.
    47 Avenue Maurice Chevalier, Cannes La Bocca, 06150
    Tel: 04 93 47 37 17
    www.fun-city.fr

  • Bonnards Cottage, Sallagriffon

    Recommended by Nicole Dadoun

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    Bonnards’ cottage is an organic farm in the Nice Hinterland. For a fee, you can stay at the farm with Florence and Jean Claude while gaining the opportunity to learn more about the farming life during the different seasons. They produce honey, gingerbread and spelt.
    Bonnard, Florence et Jean Claude, Sallagriffon.
    Le Seillarot, Sallagriffon, 06910
    Tel: 04 93 05 81 29
    www.accueil-paysan-paca.com

    Comments:
    “This is a great way to participate and learn about having sheep and bees on an organic farm” (ND, Feb 2011)

  • Musée Oceanographique de Monaco

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

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    Situated on the edge of the cliff of the Monaco Principality, the Museum contains a huge aquarium display.
    The museum, which is dedicated to marine science and oceanography, has collections by Prince Albert the 1st.
    Avenue St Martin Monaco-Ville, 98000, Monaco.
    Tel: 377 93 15 36 00
    www.oceano.mc

    Comments:
    “The historical museum is very interesting with reference to Jacques Cousteau and his adventures into the underwater world. The fish , sharks and turtles are a joy for children to see. There is parking below the museum which makes it great for a rainy day visit.” (BR, March 2011)

  • Jardin Alsace-Lorraine

    Recommended by Chris Savage

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    This is a lovely city garden with water features, paved paths, benches and a childrens playground.
    Between Boulevard Gambetta and Boulevard Victor Hugo

    Comments:

    “This was our local park. we would go here most days as it has a great playground for the kids” (CS, March 2011)

  • Le Bois des Lutins

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

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    2559 Rd 2085, Villenneuve-Loubet, 06270
    Tel : 04 92 02 06 06
    www.leboisdeslutins.com

    Comments:
    "This adventure park is set amongst the forest where kids can walk and climb along paths that take you into cabins in the trees. They say this is for children of 2+ but they need to not be afraid of heights!” (BR, March 2011)
     

  • Aquatic Activities, Valbonne Sophia Antipolis

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

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    Located near the neighbourhood Garbejaïre, Nautipolis offers a large selection of aquatic leisure, fitness and wellness services. In Kids Mania young children learn about the water in a playful and safe environment. Activities for older children include water polo, first aid and diving. There are also swimming classes for those children who cannot swim but are already at ease with the water and for those wishing to improve their technique.
    150 rue du vallon, Valbonne Sophia Antipolis, 06560
    Tel: 09 71 00 21 30
    www.nautipolis.fr

  • Royal Kids, Antibes

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

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    1100m2 of indoor playing space for children up to the age of 14. There is free parking but it can get busy on rainy days.
    There are 2 main sections for children under or over 4 yrs but the younger ones can go on the larger cushioned climbing frame with slides under the guidance and assistance of an adult.  There are several other rooms with large Lego blocks for building and a disco room as well as zones for birthday party groups too. At an extra charge you can go on the electric carts also.
    172 avenue Weisweiller, 06600 Antibes 
    Tel: 04 89 89 19 50
    www.royalkids.fr

    Comments:
    "This all surrounds a large seating area with table so you can watch as your children buzz about while you have a quick snack or coffee." (BR)

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  • Jardin Animalier de Monaco

    Recommended by Birgit Renshaw

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    There is a small zoo set just below the principality over several terraces on the Fontvieille side.  It is very popular for the nannies to take the young to see the big hippo along with 50 different species of birds, reptiles, fish and some dome it type animals.  My children loved the small kids play ground too with a slide and climbing frame.

    Comments:
    "Just be aware that it closes between 11:30 and 14:00 for lunch!" (BR, April 2015)