“Are we there yet? Is it far? How long until we get there?” This constant refrain is well worth hearing if you are travelling to Rodez in Aveyron! Whether for a few hours, a day or several days, you will always find something to keep your family busy!
Here are some ideas for the family in Rodez Agglomération:
- You too can be Tarzan at the Accrobranches high ropes park of Combelles
- Splash about at the Aquavallon pool
- Lead an investigation in search of Elliott
- Reveal the secrets of the Soulages museum
- Have fun at the Games/Media library
- Slide around at the playground
- Track down birds at Layoule
- Let off steam at Vabre
- Go fishing at Planèzes
- Nano-walk on the Planets trail
1. You too can be Tarzan!
High ropes at Combelles Adventure Park: Paid activity (by reservation)
Put on your harness and, from tree to tree, hurl yourself into nets, cling to ropes and fly through the air on a zipline! Choose your high ropes level at Combelles Adventure Park and challenge yourself! Because even little ones (from three years old) have their course!
Scared of heights? Don’t panic, stay on the ground and admire your kids’ exploits!
2. Splash about.
At Aquavallon Pool: Paid activity
Ready for a water fight? Jump into your favourite swimsuit and matching swimming cap for fun in the play area at the Aquavallon water centre: slide, water jets, river with current, …
3. Lead the investigation.
In search of Elliott: Free activity
Explore the streets of central Rodez looking for clues to track down our friend Elliott, a mysterious work of art… Follow the directions carefully, answer the quiz provided by the tourist office and reach the target!
4. Reveal the secrets of the Soulages museum.
At the Soulages Museum: Paid activity (by reservation)
Discover the Soulages museum differently thanks to its special family guided tours! Adapted to children, the journey through the museum’s contemporary works lasts about an hour. Online booking: rodez.tickeasy.com
5. Have fun at the Games/Media library.
At the Rodez Games/Multimedia Library: free activity on site
Want to play a game of foosbal? Find a winning chess strategy? Play with dolls? Find the game that brings together your children and go with the flow! They’ll love it!
6. Slide around.
At the outdoor playground in the park near the Soulages museum: free activity
Swings, XXL slides, cabins, monkey bars, turnstiles, everything is there. Kids of all ages will love the outdoor playground. You’ll wish you were eight again!
7. Track down birds.
At Layoule park: Free activity
The Layoule site on the banks of the Aveyron river is a refuge for the French Society for the Protection of Birds (LPO). As you follow the trail, you will need to be discreet to observe and recognise the specimens! Hush…
8. Let off steam at Vabre.
At the Domaine de Vabre: Free activity
Walk, run, jump, cycle, make your way through Vabre Park. You’ll be surprised by how peaceful it is! Here your kids will find slides, swings and lots of other wooden games! Take a ball, have a picnic and voila!
9. Go fishing.
At Planèzes lake (Luc-la-Primaube): Free activity
Don’t forget your tackle! Show your family the patience and technique it takes to catch a fish. If you don’t have your fishing tackle with you, there is a fitness trail around the lake.
For the more adventurous, an 8 km loop is signposted.
On the Planet trail (starting point near the Lycée La Roque – Onet-le-Château): Free activity
Immerse yourself in the heart of the solar system for an 8 km (2 and a half hour) walk. The trail is dotted with explanatory boards: this is an opportunity to learn about or revise our solar system, in a fun and enjoyable way. And with a little luck, you will also pick some wild blackberries!