Are you looking for activities to occupy your children? We have concocted a tailor-made article for you, your little cherubs will not have time to be bored.

Mini Park "The World of Children"

On the shores of Lake Auron, at the Moulin du Porche in Plaimpied-Givaudins, in lush greenery, discover this relaxation and leisure area of ​​more than 4000 m2.
Fill up on family activities, carousel, little train, inflatable structures, fun house, trampolines, pedal kart course, sulkies, water cannons... and many more surprises await you, enough to occupy the whole little one family for long hours. Le Monde des Enfants is open in summer from 14:30 p.m. to 19:30 p.m., take advantage of it! In July and August every day with good weather. 

Bourges Light Nights

On summer evenings, at nightfall, the streets of Bourges light up and plunge you into a blue enchantment. Follow the blue lanterns that will guide you along a route punctuated with scenographies. Real stagings in front of which children marvel, the facades come alive and tell the story of the city. 
Map of the route available at the Bourges Tourist Office.

  • Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June
  • Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June
  • Every evening from July 1 to August 31. 

The Fairy Doors by Florizale

Little fairies have taken up residence in the city center of Bourges, as evidenced by the many small doors that we discover at our feet. The Bourges Tourist Office distributes a free trail containing clues that will help you find the entrance to their houses created and imagined by the artist Florizale.

The Berry Odyssey

An atypical site which is a delicious mix between an educational garden and a leisure park. L'Odyssée du Berry offers its visitors an experience based on the four senses: smell, touch, taste and hearing. An educational farm with learned animals, a bamboo grove, inflatable structures, a pedal kart circuit and even a giant "ventriglisse". A great program for family fun! A restaurant area allows you to take a break and enjoy the park all day.

fruit picking

And if you take advantage of the beautiful season to pick up fruits and vegetables directly in the fields with your children?
A great family outing to meet local producers. Take out your most beautiful wicker baskets and go on a beautiful treasure hunt full of indulgence. Here is the list of farms that offer free picking:

Parks and gardens

When it's hot, it's good to cool off in the various gardens of the city of Bourges. The garden of the Archdiocese offers you a breathtaking view of the Cathedral. This convivial garden with trees has the advantage of having ideal infrastructures for families. Shaded play areas, a carousel and even a bar/restaurant to take a break and enjoy its beautiful terrace.
Close to the Marais de Bourges, the Prés-Fichaux gardens, with their art deco style, also attracts families. Playgrounds suitable for different ages, a garden at the water's edge, a very lively outdoor theater in the summer and a refreshment bar.

Aquatic activities

Inaugurated 2017 in the looking lake beachAuron offers a supervised bathing area from June 29 to September 1.
Petanque and volleyball court with a nice picnic area with many tables and even barbecues. Equipment that will allow you to enjoy the summer with your family.

Petit Bois pond in Henrichemont also has its supervised bathing area from July to the end of August surrounded by a wooded site suitable for picnics.

Le Raymond Boisdé Nautical Center in Bourges has a large outdoor pool with a play area for children under 6 years old as well as a refreshment bar and a lawn area with ping-pong tables and games for children.

Leisure areas

For rainy days or just to have fun with the family, come and test the activities of Fun Sport Factory. This leisure area offers 4 completely atypical activities:
– an interactive play area (the Lü Gym);
– a connected climbing wall, ax throwing boxes;
– karaoke boxes 
So, ready to give it a try and discover a new way to have fun?

The Berry Canal by bike

Armed with your best picnic, explore the freshly laid out cycle paths of the Canal de Berry. By bike, rollerblades, scooter or on foot, take advantage of the gentle roaming along the water. From Plaimpied-Givaudins to Mehun-sur-Yèvre, more than 30 kilometers of walks in the heart of the Berry countryside. Several bucolic stages await you on your journey. Departing from Plaimpied-Givaudins discover the sublime Abbey, a jewel of Romanesque Art. 

Next step, Lake Auron, then pass through the Trouée Verte de Bourges. A leisure area near Berry-Bouy, with picnic tables and playgrounds of all kinds. Arriving in Mehun-sur-Yèvre, you will fall under the spell of the former Château of Charles VII and its Duke Jean's gardens.

small tip : if the 60 km round trip scares you, you can return to Bourges by train.

Do you want getaways in Berry? 
Do not hesitate to push further and read the article from Berry Province:
How to take care of children in Berry?