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Family activities

Welcome to the 5 best attractions for families 

La Ferme Souchinet at Verneuil Sous Coucy

Ostriches can reach speeds of 90 km an hour, making them the fastest two-footed creature on the planet. Adult ostriches are about 2.5m tall and weigh about 120 kilos. You can eat ostrich meat, tan its hide to produce good quality leather and use its feathers for excellent dusters! To find out all about this long necked animal, be sure to visit Philippe Sumien’s ostrich farm.


Phone : +33 6 74 30 32 84 / mail :

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La Hottée du Diable

An enormous sandstone chaos traces of tools dating from the Mesolithic era (Tardenoisian period), within a wooded setting 'bordered’ by the territories of Coincy, Bruyères-sur-Fère and Villeneuve-sur-fère. Emerging from very light grey sand, the rocks carved by erosion offer a number of small caves or on the contrary to vast surfaces or volumes to which local tradition has given poetic names such as: ‘geyn’ (giant), ‘baleine’ (whale), etc. It is a pleasant place for walking and rock climbing. The site has been developed by the academy of the Natural Sites of Picardy.

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Center Parcs

A holiday with family or friends is bound to be a success at the Ailette Center Parcs 

There is so much to do – water sports, bowling, archery within the village and golf, forest walks and horse riding nearby. Unwind and top up your energy levels in the holiday village and the surrounding area!


Just stretch out on the fine sandy beach by the superb 140 hectare lake and let the holiday begin – lazy or active, it’s up to you ! 


Inside the village the Aqua Mundo offers more aquatic fun with its waterslides, waterfall swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Younger children will have lots of fun in the Baluba, a 1,000 sq. m. play area especially designed for them. When you feel like a rest, back to your cottage in the harbour village at the lakeside and next to the woods.

The Center Parcs du Domaine du Lac d’Ailette offers daytime admission.


The area surrounding the village also has much to offer – forests for hiking, nature trails for observing the local plant and wildlife. Culture and history can also be on the agenda as the major World War I remembrance sites of the Chemin des Dames and the Centre d’Accueil du Visiteur - Caverne du Dragon are not far away.


Phone:  +33 / mail :



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Canopée Aventure

Close to Soissons, between Reims and Compiègne, the Canopée adventure park invites you to come with family or friends and enjoy a sensational treetop adventure. Wake up the Tarzan that is sleeping inside you! 8 routes which are classified according to their level of difficulty will enable you to progress at your won rythym and in complete safety. Even the very littlest ones will love the Pitchouns course. Those thrillseekers among you will be able to try out the extreme route, have a go at climbing a tree or bungee jumping. Canopée also organises hikes and nocturnal climbs with a head lamp. Make the experience last even longer by spending the night in a hammock in the trees !


Phone : + 33 6 10 47 53 02 / mail :

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