Looking for a family vacation? Les Beaux Chênes offers a range of fun activities that we think will be perfect for you and your family!
Swim in our pool! 2 minutes from your room!
We couldn’t write about fun family-friendly activities without mentioning our beautiful pool, just seconds away for your room! Our pool is built on its own little terrace with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. There is loads of space all round the pool to sunbathe on a sun lounger, sit and chat, and read a book. The whole pool area is surrounded by trees for privacy and shade. You and your family will feel like total VIPs with your own private pool! During the winter, swap swimming in the pool for visiting our gorgeous donkeys!
Sagittarius Leisure park, Vinsobres, 10 minutes away from Les Beaux Chênes
Just 10 minutes drive away, in the nearby village of Vinsobres, there is an incredible leisure park. The Sagittarius ‘Espace de Loisirs’ is a large, crazy, aqautic centre with 2 main pools and 2 children’s pools. The best part is that the central pool has EIGHT SLIDES! The 8 spectacular water slides and dry slides are all different, so there is a of all types and for all ages. Try the little fish slide, the corkscrew slide, or the four lane slide as a whole family! The two children’s pools include a shallow lagoon style pool for the whole family to wade in and a shallow pirate themed pool with a sandy beach and a shipwrecked galleon! Small children will be absorbed for hours!
Both of the main pools are heated and the second pool is also covered, so don’t let the weather stop you.
Domaine de la Treille animal sanctuary, Portes-en-Valdaine, 20 minutes away from Les Beaux Chênes
The Domaine de la Treille is an ideal place for a family walk and some bird-spotting. The protected parkland is an idyllic setting, with a lake where you can see herons and wild ducks. There is also an onsite farm where you can get up close to the farm animals and a mini-golf course, which comes included in the small entry fee (Adults €5, children €3). The picnic area is beautiful and there is a little café where you can all buy ice-creams on a hot day or a coffee in colder months.
Eva Location all-terrain scooters, Saillans, 35 minutes drive away from Les Beaux Chênes
What child (and adult!) doesn’t love zipping around on a scooter or ‘trotinette’ as they call them in France? Well just about half an hour from Les Beaux Chênes, you and your family can book to take your scooting up a notch with all-terrain scooters!
Eva Location is a local company based in Saillans that organises incredible trips exploring the base of the Vercors mountains on super-sturdy, all-terrain Sherpa scooters. You’ll be equipped with a guide, a helmet and your trusty scooter and off you’ll go! You’ll travel along forest paths right up to the Col de la Chaudière for amazing views over La Drôme. This activity is best for kids that are at least 10 years and up.
Le Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval or ‘Postman Cheval’s Perfect Palace’, Hauterives, 1 h 30 away from Les Beaux Chênes
This ‘Perfect Palace’ is one of the most surreal buildings you will ever visit and a perfect example that facts can be stranger than fiction. Children will love this absolutely bonkers palace created by the imagination and determination of one ordinary French postman. This single person, a man called Ferdinand Cheval, single-handedly built and decorated the entire site over the course of 33 years, finishing in 1912.
Every day he travelled long distances across the countryside delivering letters and collecting stones, and every evening he worked on his ‘palace’. The organisation that manages the Perfect Palace have a special treasure hunt pack for children, to add excitement to your visit. This historic and listed building will spark the whole families’ imagination and is well worth a day trip.
Easy Buggy rides, Bren, 1 h 15 minutes away from Les Beaux Chênes
For older kids or kids with a taste for adventure, Easy Buggy treks make for a brilliant, memorable family day out. All of Easy Buggy’s Polaris RZ buggies are for two people, so you can take the wheel while your kids enjoy the excitement and the countryside.
The buggies are completely safe and super easy to drive, you’ll get the hang of it in minutes! You can book an hour, a half day or a full day’s exploring and choose which area you’d like to explore- the hills of La Drôme or the vineyards around Tain l’Hermitage. There’s something for all ages and all budgets!
If you are looking for a family holiday filled with outdoor activities and adventure or you have older children that you’d like to take out on more challenging activities, check out our article on adventure holidays in La Drôme.