There are many activities for kids around Pezenas. Apart from the garden at the Couvent which already offers heaps to do, there are the easy activities such as trips to the beach or local rivers to swim, borrow the Couvent bicycles and explore the surrounding area or else do some of the more organised activities listed below.
Here is a small selection and you’ll also find a leaflet in the apartments with more information.
Mini farm, Cessenon Sur Orb
Cows, sheep, donkeys, llamas, goats, chickens, ducks… over 250 farm animals.
- web: www.minfermezoo.fr
- tel: 04 67 89 54 14
- location: Cessenon Sur Orb (GPS Latitude 43.4487371, Longitude 3.0511101)
- 15 Apr to 30 Sept open every day from 11.00 to 19.00
- 1 Oct to 14 Apr open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 13.30 to 19.00
African Wildlife Reserve, Sigean
This is just over an hour’s drive from Pezenas and well worth a visit. There are elephants, lions, zebras, monkeys, ostriches, rhinos, giraffes and many more. This is not a zoo, the park is spread out over almost 300 hectares and there are over 3800 animals in a natural environment. On a 7.5km drive you will view the animals from the safety of your car. There is a restaurant, kiosks and picnic spots so make a day of it.
- web: www.reserveafricainesigean.fr
- tel: 04 68 48 20 20
- location: Sigean (GPS 43° 03′ 46.25 North · 02° 56′ 59.43 East)
- Year round from 9am. In Winter the last entry to the park is at 4pm
Caves, potholing, flying foxes…
For the adventurers there are lots of fun things to do around Pezenas.
Potholing Safari – St. Pons de Thomieres
There are 2 different courses – from 8 years and up there’s a horizontal course through the caves and from 12 years old some climbing and traverses are included. All helmets, harnesses etc. are included and they are with qualified guides.
Contact St Pons tourist office for bookings and enquiries. They have not quite come up to modern standards with websites etc. so if you need help making a booking or finding the information you require I can help!
Woodland Adventure Park and Paintball, 5 km from Béziers
Fly through the trees! You follow a course that links the trees together, using equipment installed on tensioned cables: Rope bridges, Zip-lines, Rope ladders, ‘Giant strides’ etc. There are 10 different courses with increasing levels of difficulty. There is also a paintball course
tel: 06 25 43 41 37
location: Route de Bessan, Beziers. 43 ° 20 ’56”N, 3 ° 19 ’14”E
See their website for opening hours and rates
Quad biking, archery, playground in the trees – Valras Plage
Kids from 8 years old can try quad biking and from 5 years up can use the adventure park. (This rope course through the trees is much tamer than the Beziers Adventure version and more suited to younger children).
- website: www.languedoc-aventure.fr
- tel: 06 73 16 31 35
- location: Chemin des montilles,Vendres Plage