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The best activities with children in Sables d'Olonne

The 7 best activities with children in Sables d'Olonne

There is plenty to do in the area of Sables d'Olonne. There are several parks, museums and nice villages nearby to discover. For you we have selected 7 activities to do in the area of Oasis Les Jardins.

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#1 Le Remblai promenade

Le Remblai promenade is wonderful to walk over during a visit to the city. While walking you can enjoy the view of the ocean. Le Remblai offers shops, restaurants and cafes. Perfect for lunch in the afternoon or dinner in the evening and getting an ice cream for the kids. They deserve that after a day at the beach! Le Remblai is also traffic-free, so there are no cars, which is a lot safer for your children.

#2 Zoo des Sables

During your stay in Sables d'Olonne, it is nice to visit the Zoo des Sables. This is a small zoo, so for a morning or afternoon visit this Zoo is the perfect trip. They have more than 300 exotic animals and 55 species! Each enclosure is specially designed for each species for the animal's well-being. They have animals such as giraffes, flamingos, crocodiles, lions and many bird species. The zoo offers a walking route so you as a guest can see the entire park and spot all the animals.

#3 The shell museum Du Coquillage

For the most special and beautiful shells, which you will not just find on the beach, you can visit the Shell Museum at the harbor. A nice collection of shells that you can admire with the whole family. The shells are a gift from a French marine biologist. There are about 45,000 pieces and they came from all over the world. The museum does not only have shells, you can also admire different fish species. For a souvenir you can buy shells to take home in the shop.

#4 Ile Penotte

A hidden gem in a fairytale street; Ile Penotte. Local artist Danièle Arnaud-Aubin creates beautiful works of art with exotic shells, oysters, mussels and pitchers. She is inspired by myths, fairytales and fantastic stories. Danièle is also called the "lady with shells". While walking the street, you can view the art shops and workplaces during the walk. Ile Penotte is definitely a must see during your visit at Sables D'Olonne.

#5 The O’Gliss Park park in La Roche-sur-Yon

At a short 45 minute drive you will find a huge water paradise of 6 hectares. The water park exists of five themed worlds with water slides, white water rivers, boats and a wave pool. Ideal for the children to play. They offer attractions for both young and old. The park has recently been expanded and now also has an exotic island where you can enjoy wellness, beach and whirlpools.


#6 Le Puy du Fou

Le Puy de Fou is a special amusement park about an hour's drive away. What makes this park special; the breathtaking shows. Shows are performed such as shows with Vikings, gladiators from Roman times or knights from the Middle Ages. Beautiful castles and ships are being recreated or the shows are performed at a real historic castle. The best performance is the Cinéscénie. Thousands of actors and hundreds of horses perform this show. The history of 700 years ago is portrayed. Another must is the bird of prey show. Dozens of birds flying over during the show. In between shows you can visit one of the Viking or medieval villages. These are completely recreated from the past.

#7 Centre Equestre de Sauveterre

Are you or your children crazy about horses? Then you are at the right place at Center Equestre de Sauveterre. This riding school offers beautiful rides through the forest and nature. They have lots of ponies and horses. They have a horse or pony for every level, there is always a perfect match. Are you looking for even more adventure? Then you can also choose to take a beach ride. This is only for experienced riders!


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What is a good accommodation in Les Sables d’Olonne with children? 

At Oasis Les Jardins you enjoy and relax with the whole family. There is plenty to do for the children at the resort. There are several activities and play areas.

What activities can I do in Les Sables d’Olonne with children?  

In Les Sables d’Olonne you can do many different activities, such as a day at an amusement park, discover the history of France or stay a day at the Zoo des Sables

Where can I find more information about Les Sables d'Olonne?

Please contact the reception for more information. We are happy to answer any questions about your stay at Oasis Les Jardins or about activities.