What surprise trip to do for the whole family?

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We forget all the worries for a weekend, and we just have fun together. But which activity to choose to please everyone? If you are lacking inspiration, here are some ideas that will make you enjoy good times with your family for sure!

Going for a weekend to Disneyland Paris

To spend magical moments with your children, why not explore Disneyland Paris? The wonderful world of Mickey and his friends has many surprises in store for you, which are sure to delight young and old alike. To have time to explore everything, the ideal is to stay at least two days. A single day will not allow you to fully enjoy your getaway, given the number of attractions! You will do everything in a hurry and will not be able to relax!

A stay at Disney

By choosing a weekend outside of school holidays, you will avoid the crowds and will be able to make the most of your getaway. Just be sure to book a Disney hotel during your stay, which will allow you to enjoy many advantages: no transport, surprises, the possibility of enjoying extra hours of magic (access to the parks one hour before the others). We also advise you buy your tickets online to avoid the stress of the long queue. This way you will be able to enter the park directly.

On the program, enchantment, fantastic exploration of Wonderland, or even Indian and cowboy adventures in the Wild West and thrills ... You will also have the opportunity to attend breathtaking light shows and immerse yourself in the world of Disney animated films. Then offer your children the end of a fairy tale in a world of castles and princesses. The park gates are open from 9:30 am.


Cycling is also a great way to travel and have fun with the family. Whether for a day or a weekend, there are many routes for cycling that you can follow to travel around France. All you need to do is place your baby in a trailer, and prepare the older children 's bikes well, and off you go for hours of riding!

For an easy bucolic adventure, you can start at Avenue de Madrazes, in Sarlat-la-Canéda, and pedal along the Dordogne, to reach the village of Cazoulès. This road full of greenery will give you a real feeling of escape, and you can have fun with your family on 60 km, there and back. During this trip, you will have the opportunity to picnic at the Groléjac pond, and to discover exceptional places such as the giant pots.

If you have three days, you can also venture out to 89 km from Mulhouse station, to reach Seppois le Bas, Altkirch and return to Mulhouse. This tailor-made loop offers a flat course, without difficulty for children. However, plan a trailer to accommodate your little ones, and don't hesitate to take breaks to let them enjoy the space.

Go on a cruise on a sailboat

Here is a surprise trip idea that will surely please your children! Your little sailors will be delighted to play the pirates and discover the open sea. You can also take the opportunity to learn to sail. Hoist the sails my captain!

A sailing adventure with your children

So, to live this unforgettable experience, you must contact a boat rental company. Some professionals offer sailboat cruises specially dedicated to families, which will allow you to travel at sea in complete safety. Among the most coveted destinations, we can cite Corsica, the Islands of Provence and the Côte d'Azur, or the islands of southern Brittany. You can in particular depart from Hyères to discover the magnificent island of Porquerolles. Departing from Nice, you will also have the opportunity to escape to the Lérins Islands, or, from Marseille, the Frioul Islands and the creeks of Cassis.

Equipment such as life jackets are usually included in the sailboat rental. Also, don't forget to bring water, snacks, hats, and lots of sunscreen!

Learn to dive

France offers wonderful places for scuba diving. A rewarding way to spend moments with the family, with the opportunity to discover astonishing marine treasures. For a weekend, you can go to on the coast of Mediterranean Provence to dive into the Niolon site. Take advantage of this getaway to go diving and relax at Cap Croisette.

Introduce yourself to snorkeling before moving on to scuba diving

The beaches and seabed of the Alpes-Maritimes also have pleasures in store for you to share with your family. You can also discover the marine treasures of Guadeloupe, and take the opportunity to stroll in the park of Ilets des pigeons. Exceptional dive sites also await you in Brittany, notably at Aber Wrac'h. And to meet exceptional animals such as wrasses, cérianthes, congers, or lobsters, rendezvous in the 7-meter seabed of Cap d'Agde.

Rest assured, these dive sites have all the necessary equipment to secure your family exploits. You will also have the opportunity to immortalize these moments with waterproof cameras.

Take walks in the mountains

To disconnect from your daily rhythm, you can also opt for a weekend in the mountains with the family. Mountain huts are numerous, and offer rustic atmospheres that will surely disorient you. Moreover, all-inclusive offers are often available for families, allowing you to enjoy your stay in comfort. During the day, go on an adventure to meet mountain animals amazing. Your children will be delighted to discover the landscapes at heights and to hear the echoes of their cries.

Hike with the family!

In the evening, why not gather around a large fire to grill marshmallows and play the guitar? Then end your stay with a relaxed picnic by a lake, with canoe or pedal boat rides.

Les Gets, in Haute-Savoie, allows you to practice many aquatic activities such as swimming when the weather permits. These developed sites also have children's play areas with unusual nature-based activities. For a weekend, they will be able to completely disconnect from their tablets and smartphones to clear their minds.

So where do you go with your family?

There are still many possibilities that you can adapt according to the wishes of the family. And if your kids are passionate about wildlife, why not choose the destination based on the wildlife they would like to see?

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