Bordeaux with children

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Bordeaux with children

Looking after children during the holidays is already a dilemma. Let's not talk about finding activities that appeal to young and old alike ...

But with a valiant heart, nothing is impossible! We save you from searching for hours with proposals for family leisure activities in Bordeaux .

A discovery tour of the city by bike


For the city, it is a point of honor! The bicycle is THE means of transport par excellence. In many areas, the car is banned for maximum safety . We will not be able to describe all the routes to you, there are so many ... The tourist office offers you a map of cycle paths and itineraries in the city. If you can only do one, the tour of the bridges is mandatory! Over 7 km, viewpoints, the quays, the stone bridge, the Chaban Delmas bridge, the Darwin eco-district … A first approach to the city not to be missed. For all the details, here is our report .

Bordeaux docks

Stroll on the quays of Bordeaux

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Soak your feet in the mirror of water


It's place de la Bourse that it happens… A work of art that delights children on hot summer days. The thin film of water just allows you to soak your feet… We splash around, it's lapping and it's funny! It's a refreshing break in the heart of the city.

The Water Mirror

The mirror of water

Become a budding little scientist at Cap Science


Making science accessible to all is the objective of this center. Artificial intelligence, astronomy, climate, environment… Everything is explained in a fun way through exhibitions and activities . Experimentation is privileged, during workshops or in the fablab . Find all the practical information on the site: Cap Sciences .

A boat trip on the Garonne


A visit of Bordeaux seen from the river , aperitif boat , a pirate cruise ,… Bordeaux Be Boat will show you the city from another angle. To book or organize your boat trip , here is their website .

If you want to try something else, Cruises Burdigala offers “ Children's Cruises ” with entertainment, or walks in the estuary with various stops.

Bordeaux Be Boat

Boat trip on the Garonne Photo source: Bordeaux Be Boat

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Take a walk in Darwin and try a slide at the Skatepark


This eco-neighborhood is the ideal place to introduce your children to eco-citizen behavior . Art, culture, ecological and ethical considerations combine to make it a place conducive to the expression of creativity in all its forms and to the transmission of values . Concerts, sporting events , games, street art discovery stroll, workshops on the farm … there are many activities for all ages.

In an extraordinary environment, board sports enthusiasts will have a blast at the Skate park . For the less reckless, the show is still worth a look.

To find out more, here is our report on the Darwin eco-district .

Darwin

Skatepark Darwin

 

Visit the Bordeaux Museum


A completely renovated and redesigned museum to welcome families . On site, you will have access to an impressive collection of species , a space for toddlers , interactive terminals , exhibitions and activities.

Let's go for a guided tour by our reporter.

All practical information is available on their website .

Bordeaux Museum

Bordeaux Museum

Cool off while having fun at the Wave Surf Café


While some enjoy a moment of relaxation sipping a cocktail , others surf on an artificial wave , in a bar !!! Yes, it is possible and it is the new concept of the Wave Surf Café . For an initiation or an improvement, bodyboard or surf , accompanied by an instructor or not, there is something to have fun. And then, we compare the performance on the big screen ...

Another unusual bar, do you like it? Here is our top 5 unusual bars in Bordeaux .

Wave Surf Cafe

Wave Surf Cafe

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Go on a heritage rally or a treasure hunt


To interest children in history and heritage , what could be better than a game ... The tourist office offers treasure hunts, treasure hunts or heritage rallies . By district or by theme , the choice is yours! All the itineraries and practical information can be downloaded from their website .

Bathing at Bordeaux Plage


North of Bordeaux, a little corner of paradise by the water awaits you. At the heart of a pine forest , the lake and its beach offer you a moment of relaxation. Stroll on the paths , a swim in its calm and supervised waters, pétanque ground , picnic area, everything is done for your well-being. Nearby, you have access to a large flower park , a municipal golf course, a rowing club, a sailing center, cycle paths, sports areas ... Find practical information on the website of the tourist office .

Bordeaux Beach

Bordeaux-Lake

Stroll through the flea markets and the bric a brac shops of Saint-Michel


Historically, it is the artisans' district, a must in Bordeaux. It has even been classified as World Heritage by Unesco ! Today, it is the shopping district, very shimmering , very lively and above all cosmopolitan ! It's a real trip with its bazaars , thrift stores and second-hand shops , which mix all cultures . It hosts the Capuchin market every morning, in a friendly and warm atmosphere .

It will also surprise you with its quiet alleys which follow the noisy, trendy and crowded streets on certain days.It is a popular and warm district , in which it is pleasant to stroll or sit on a terrace and enjoy the surrounding animation. .

Follow us for a complete tour of the Saint-Michel district .

You liked it ? Another nice district to visit with the family, the Chartrons district . More trendy: second-hand dealers, street art and beautiful architecture await you, not to mention the Skateparc , for children.

Saint Michel

Saint-Michel district

Take a TukTuk ride


An original and ecological means of transport , a guided tour and a moment of sharing with a guide-driver, this is what the Tuk Tour Event's offers .

Tuk tuk event

The TukTuk - Source: Tuk Tour Event’s

Close to Bordeaux


Fancy a little sport with the family? Discover archery in all its forms: initiation, training, arc trap , arc attack, 3D target shooting , with Aventure Sport Jeunesse .

At the gates of Bordeaux, a must with children is the Pessac Zoo . The discovery of wildlife always sparkles the eyes of our young and old.

Pessac Zoo

Bordeaux-Pessac Zoo -Source: information sheet

We hope that you have given you some good ideas to make the most of your family vacation in Bordeaux. A last one before we go ? If you want to go out in Bordeaux without a car, here are all our tips .

Do you want to know more: its geography, its history…? Become unbeatable in Bordeaux and the Gironde ...


Did you like our article? Find more on our Blog . Follow us on the Bordeaux Gironde Guide Facebook page and on Instagram @guidebordeauxgironde.

Article written by Stéphanie Tempier for the Bordeaux Gironde Guide.


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