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Toulouse

Day trips around Toulouse

Below are our readers recommendations for day trips with children. Please contact us if you have any rother suggestions for day trips for kids in and around Toulouse

  • Rigolus Park, L’Union

    Recommended by Jennie Taylor

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    A 1300m2 covered indoor play park for children aged 1 to 12 years. There is an area dedicated for the under 4 year olds.
    Chemin De La Caussade 1 av Toulouse 31240 LUNION
    09 53 94 50 87/ 06 31 45 37 33
    www.rigoluspark.fr

    Comments:
    “A great fun play park, especially good for the over 3 year olds.” (JT, November 2011)

  • Animaparc, Le Burgaud

    Recommended by Jennie Taylor

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    A farm with more than 250 animals for feeding - goats, pigs, lamas, sheep, as well as outdoor activities, including inflatables, a carousel, mini theme park rides, slides, a mini assault course and pony riding. Children can also feed the baby lambs with baby bottles! There is a small, basic café and picnic area.
    Adults €8.50, children from age of 2, €8 (includes animal feed!)
    Lieu-dit Pouchot 31330 Burgaud 05 62 79 37 01
    www.animaparc.fr

    Comments:
    “Worth the time it takes to get there, as it’s a full day out. The combination of animals and theme park keep the kids amused all day” (JT, November 2011)

  • Foret de Bouconne, Pibrac

    Recommended by Mads Bondegaard

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    A huge forest, complete with kids play area, swimming pool, lake. Endless possibilities for outdoor activities.
    www.bouconne.fr/smafb/foret_de_bouconne.asp

    Comments:
    “My favourite place to go outside Toulouse. Getting back to nature, the kids pick up twigs and run through the forest looking at bugs and nature. Take a picnic and eat in the woods, the kids run themselves exhausted and fall asleep happy on the way home!” (MB, November 2011)

  • Parc Zoologique, Plaisance-du-Touch

    Recommended by Ingrid Grainger

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    Starts with a 15 minute drive through a safari area where you can see, among others, zebras, rhinos, ostriches and lions. You then park your car and visit the zoo, which includes a sea lion show. Picnic Area and cafe.
    Adults: 11.50€; children aged 2 to 10: 7.50€ Open every day from 10:00 to 18:00.
    41 av Landes 31830 Plaisance du Touch 05 61 86 45 03
    www.zoo-africansafari.com

    Comments:
    “We took my daughter and her friends here for her birthday and it was big success. They saw all the animals and the sea lion show and had a route to follow and questions to answer along the way.” (IG, November 2011)

  • La Ramee, Tournefeuille

    Recommended by Ingrid Grainger

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    A 4km lake surrounded by areas to walk and woodland with a kids play area. Hugely popular for walkers, joggers, roller bladders, cyclists.
    www.loasisdelaramee.fr

    Comments:
    “The perfect afternoon and the highlight of my daughter’s week, involves going to the Ramee. Not only does it have a fabulous lake, which is the perfect picnic spot, it also has pony rides on weekend afternoons, which is right next to the merry go round.” (IG, November 2011)

  • Lac St Cricq

    Recommended by Steph Dickinson

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    Big lake and play area about 30mins outside Toulouse.
    www.camping-lacdethoux.com

    Comments:
    “The lake and pool complex offer hours of fun in the summer sunshine. Best enjoyed with a picnic, the children love the swimming.” (SD, November 2011)

  • Labyrinth at Merville

    Recommended by Sangeeta Rughooputh

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    Chateau de Merville offers a huge labyrith for kids and grown ups to get lost in! Particularly popular for their Easter egg hunts around the maze.
    2 place Château 31330 MERVILLE 05 61 85 67 46/ 09 71 34 67 79
    www.chateau-merville.com

    Comments:

    “You have to answer questions to find your way around the maze and it is interactive,” says Sangeeta Bondegaard, mum to Jakob, Emil and Matthius. “You can do it in two parts, so take a break in between” (SR, November 2011)