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The Top picnic areas with playground in the Vendée

Posted the 10 July 2019
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Finding picnic areas with playgrounds is a great idea for family picnics during the summer. The kids can enjoy themselves and everyone can benefit to the eating "alfresco"! Here is our "Top 10" selection in the Vendée that are just waiting for you! 

PARC DE LA SALAMANDRE - SAINT GERVAIS

The Parc de la Salamandre offers facilities to bring children together for educational activities as well as family picnics, walks or simply to relax. One of the highlights, takes the form of an observatory, which is in fact a climbing hut.

Direction: Route de Saint Urbain - Saint Gervais
 

SQUARE BAYARD - LA ROCHE SUR YON

In the centre of La Roche sur Yon the Vendée’s main town, this square offers many games for children and a pleasant setting for a break or when just visiting the town!

Direction: Square Bayard -  La Roche Sur Yon
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PICNIC AREA - SAINT VINCENT SUR GRAON

Adjacent to the picnic area is a playground. Here you will find two swings, one of which is for babies, a climbing structure for children as well as a rope pyramid structure. There are also two swings, one of which is for two people. More than enough to have lots of fun!

Direction: Rue du Choselier -  Saint Vincent sur Graon
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PICNIC AREA DU PRÉ - LA CHAPELLE HERMIER

On the banks of the Lac du Jaunay, this picnic area has shaded tables. You can go for a walk after your picnic, go fishing or take advantage of the various children’s games especially the zip line.

Direction: Le Pré -  La Chapelle Hermier
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PICNIC AREA DU PARC - LA FAUTE SUR MER

Recently built, this playground offers multiple activities for all ages (slides, a zip line, swings ... in a sandy area that has a “pirate” theme), as well as modern and comfortable picnic furniture. After the picnic, you can always take a nap in the hammock installed next to the tables...

Direction: Near the bridge linking La Faute sur Mer to L'Aiguillon sur Mer


THE LEISURE CENTRE OF BELLENOUE - CHÂTEAU GUIBERT

The leisure centre of Bellenoue, near the Marillet lake, offers several shaded picnic tables and a superb view over the lake. You can also enjoy the children's playground, the basketball court, the bowling green, and the fitness trail. After your picnic, there is nothing like a walk along the path that follows the banks of the river for a 12 km, or if you continue for a few more  kilometres you’ll will reach the Moulin Martin Dam.

Direction: Zone de loisirs du Marillet, Bellenoue - Château Guibert
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PICNIC AREA AND BOAT PLAYGROUND - NOTRE DAME DE MONTS

In the shade of the maritime pines, a boat stands on the edge of the forest, the favourite playground for the children of Notre Dame de Monts. This area equipped with picnic tables is the ideal spot to spend a special family moment. Furthermore, it is situated at just 500 m from the main beach of Notre Dame de Monts. This little paradise, with parking nearby, is surrounded by shops (ice cream stands, bars, restaurants).

Direction: Avenue de la Mer - Notre Dame de Monts

PICNIC AREA DU PORTEAU - LA BARRE DE MONTS/FROMENTINE

After a stroll along the Sallertaine estuary (dotted with numerous fishing spots), the recently developed park area of the Écluse du Porteau, is an excellent place to enjoy a picnic. Several tables are available to walkers. Children can have fun in the plant maze, on the swings or the spider net. In July and August, the nautical school has a small annex that allows you to go canoeing or to try stand-up paddle along the canals. Two car parks are close to the picnic area.

Direction: Porteau lock - La Barre de Monts

PARC DU MOULIN DES GOURMANDS - SAINT RÉVÉREND

The facilities will delight your little ones: educational panels, a playground accessible from 2 to 12 years old, a donkey park, a goat pen, and a cereal maze (in summer)... You can also visit the Moulin des Gourmands (for a small fee) or check out their bakery.

Direction: Rue René Bazin - Saint Révérend
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PLAYGROUND AND PICNIC AREA - NOTRE DAME DE RIEZ

Situated in a very pleasant, wooded setting, this picnic area has plenty of tables as well as a nice playground. Just a stone's throw away, there is a skate-park and the city-park, where older children can enjoy their favourite sports!

Direction: Rue du Ligneron - Notre Dame de Riez

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