Châteaux, Castles & Churches - Visit the beautiful historic chateaux of the region, castles and the typically French Plantagenet-style churches. Many are set in stunning manicured grounds
Golf - (45 mins away) France is one of Europe's most popular golfing holiday destinations. It has over 25 of the Top 100 golf courses in Europe - and many golfers are now choosing to play in France rather than the traditional Spanish golf resorts.
Hot-air ballooning - (1 hr 45 mins away) Montgolfiere du Bocage can offer to arrange individual flights starting near your holiday property. Ideal for a special celebration and a great way to see the beautiful countryside & coast. www.hot-air-balloon-rides.eu
La Rochelle - (1 hr 30 mins away) This beautiful city is divided into two - the old port full of yachts and historic buildings, guarded by the medieval defensive towers, and the more modern town centre, which has fashionable boutiques and restaurants.
Ile de Ré - (1 hr 15 mins away) This exquisite island lies just off La Rochelle and has a 90km network of cycle paths linking all the villages, passing through pine forests, vineyards, nature reserves and salt marches. www.holidays-iledere.co.uk
Local restaurants - (2 mins walk) There is a wide range of restaurants that cater for families with children and 'just for the grown-ups' - we offer baby-sitting too. For more information on restaurants and to book a babysitter visit www.myholidaytreats.co.uk
Canoeing & kayaking - (5 mins away) Canoeing or kayaking through these waterways is the ideal way to experience the Vendée landscape.
Quad biking& buggy - (10 mins away) Great fun exploring the beautiful French country side, forests and the 'Marais Poitevin'. Come and discover quad biking and buggy with family or friends on private land and hiking in the Poitevin marshes.
Cycle rail on tracks - (1 hr 30 mins away) This is a great chance for some quality time together taking in the beautiful countryside, and wildlife whilst enjoying a picnic. The cycle cars are designed for either 4 or 5 people each and run along a stretch of former railway line www.velorail-vendee.fr
Parc du Dunes - (50 mins away) With over 38 different activities for the children to play on, the kids are bound to find a favourite! The kids will thoroughly enjoy everything on offer especially the water slides, trampolines(fully enclosed) and toboggan rides.
Family adventure/play park - (30 mins away) Just 5 minutes from sandy beaches, the wonderful family adventure/play park is set amongst the forest and offers something for all ages from inflatable slides and castles to pedal karts, electric quads, trampolines, mini-golf, roundabouts and slides plus much more!
Ball Park & Play Centre - (30 mins away) An indoor, air-conditioned adventure playground designed on an African theme. There are two separate play areas: one for the under 3 year olds and one for the 4 - 12 years old. The play centre features slides, ball pools, rope bridges, a toboggan run, a climbing frame, electric cars and inflatables. www.royalkids.fr
Aquarium at La Rochelle - (1h away) Journey into the depths of the ocean with over 10,000 Atlantic, Mediterranean and Tropical species of marine life. There are fun and educational displays for the children. www.aquarium-larochelle.com
Go-Karting - (5 mins away) The kids (or indeed the big boys and girls) can be the next Lewis Hamilton and race each other around this exciting and challenging track. It's been approved by the French Federation of Sports Automobile and is great fun.www.vendeekart.fr
Zoo - (30 mins away) Located near the heart of Les Sables d'Olonne, this wonderful zoo is a 3-hectare haven that shelters around 280 animals. There are more that 40 threatened species in natural enclosures. www.zoodessables.fr
Cycle Paths - (on your doorstep) The 'Loire a Velo' is 180km of sign-posted cycle paths where you can ride through stunning Loire countryside, passing though villages, vineyards, visit Chateaux and Abbeys. Bikes delivered/collected free to Le Mimosa with free helmets, locks and tool kit. Bike hire at www.bikehiredirect.com
Indian Forest Adventure Park - (5 mins away) Watch this video of all the exciting and amazing activities at the EPIC adventure park just 5 minutes from Le Mimosa. Fabulous fun for ALL ages....
Sailing, Surfing & Boating - (10 mins away) With 200km of coastline in the Vendee, there is a plethora of different breaks and surfing conditions to suit both novice and experienced surfers for the ultimate thrill. Equipment can be hired from huts on the beachfront. www.koasurfschool.com
Adventure Park and Chateau - (10 - 15 mins away) The children will love this interactive treasure hunt solving various puzzles, get them all right and open the treasure chest for a prize at the end! www.chateau-aventuriers.com
Puy du Fou - (1 hr 30 mins away) An ABSOLUTE must visit...! This is where time stands still - and will be an instant hit with children and adults alike. You'll see villages from different eras, gladiators still doing battle and Vikings launching attacks on fortified castles! www.puydufou.com/fr
Beach Fun - (10 mins away) Great fun any time of the day along the 13km of sandy beaches for sisters, brothers, cousins and friends. When the tide goes out, wonderful warm pools of water are left for hours of enjoyment for the kids.
Atlantic Wake Park – (15 mins away) Water fun park that if you love snowboarding you are going to love it here...! The great 750 meters long lake ski lift allows you to practice up to 10 people simultaneously on either a wakeboard, wake shake, kneeboard & ski’s. www.atlanticwakepark.fr
Petting Farm (15 mins away) - In addition to the many farm animals in large enclosures and many walking freely for the kids to pet and touch, in July and August the park opens a further ten hectares so everyone can enjoy it’s wooded trails. www.lesanimauxdelaferme.com
Indian Forest Water Jumps - (5 mins away) Thrill seekers, of all ages, idea of paradise...! Check out this cool video www.indian-forest-atlantique.com
Tennis - (2 mins away) A great chance to have your own family tournament at the local village tennis court. We supply the tennis rackets and balls too so the whole family really can have fun this holiday! Tennis racket hire at www.myholidaytreats.co.uk
O'Gliss Water Park – (10 mins away) New 11 million euro water park just opened where the thrills and spills just keep on coming on the impressive new wave pool, water slides, rapids, lazy river, whirlpools, geyser, cascade and a host of water games for the kids, the choice of activities is huge. www.oglisspark.fr
Water Sport Hire – (10 mins away) Just minutes away is this fabulous center for lots of great water sports for the whole family including towed buoy and sofa, stand up paddle boards (SUP), pedal boats and kayaks. Snack bar available - great fun!. www.waterfun.fr
Horse Riding - (5 mins away) A wonderful memory for all ages. Local equestrian centres offer a variety of rides from forest walks, beach front fun or pony rides in the paddock. www.clubhippiquedesalizes.fr
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