THE REGION

Activity

Location

Information and Link

Beach

Berck

Large, sandy beach with life-guard supervised bathing area, beach huts for hire, kids club in summer and sand yachting among the many activities available. Less than 10 minutes walk from the house.

www.berck-tourisme.com

Babysitting

Berck

Contact details for babysitters are available from Berck or Le Touquet Tourist Information.

Bagatelle

Berck

Theme Park with rides and attractions.

www.parcbagatelle.com

Less than 10 minutes drive from the house.

Beach Hut hire

Berck

www.agora-berck.com

Berck Market

Berck

Covered market in dedicated space with lots of stalls offering food stuffs, clothes and many other things.

Open sat am, Wed am, Sun am

Berck Market Festival

Berck

Festival and market on 23rd August each year

Berck Museum

Berck

Museum of local history and culture

Berck rides and attractions

Berck

Various children’s rides and attractions near the sea front, including bungee rope bouncing, electric go-karting and crazy golf.

Berck Road Train

Berck

Tour of the town by road train.

Starts from the sea front.

Boat Trips

Berck

Boat trips onto the sea.

Carousel

Berck

Traditional children’s ornate wooden merry-go-round overlooking the beach.

Children’s Club – Club Moopy

Berck

Child-minding play centre based on the beach, daily during summer, for potty trained children upwards. Sessions can be booked from a half-day to a full week.

Children’s playground and woods

Berck

Free children’s play area with slides, climbing frames etc and woods, about 10 minutes walk from the house. Parking also available on site.

Crazy Golf

Berck

On the seafront

Croquet and boules

Berck

Croquet and boules sets are kept in the house. The lawn in the back garden is suitable for playing croquet on.

Cycling

Berck

Two bicycles are available in the house to borrow at no charge.

Cycles are also available for hire in town.

Electric go-kart racing for children and adults

Berck

www.ducas-racing-kart.com

Esplanade

Berck

Sea front with numerous shops, restaurants and activities. Less than 10 minutes walk from the house.

Fishing

Berck

Sea fishing – from the shore off the jetty & beach

Four-wheeled cycles to hire that seat four or more people

Berck

On the seafront

Horse Riding

Berck

www.agora-berck.com

Indoor Soft Play

Berck

www.agora-berck.com

Less than 10 minutes walk from the house.

Indoor swimming pool with slide, wave machine and Jacuzzi.

Berck

www.agora-berck.com

Less than 10 minutes walk from the house.

Jet skiing

Berck

Available to hire

Kite Festival

Berck

Huge, world famous kite festival with lots of activities and events held on the beach and beach front – for a week in April.

Kite flying

Berck

Kite flying on the beach

Kites are kept in the house for guest use.

Kursal

Berck

Concert hall holding lots of different musical and other events. Less than 5 minutes walk from the house.

Marriage of the Giants

Berck

Parade of giant figures through the town with marching bands - held in February each year. Party atmosphere.


Parachute Jump (tandem)

Berck

www.flytandem.com

Rue Carnot

Berck

Pretty high street with lots of shops and restaurants, pedestrianised in summer. Less than 5 minutes walk from the house.

Sand yachting

Berck

Sand yachting on the beach

www.agora-berck.com

Seal spotting

Berck

Seals can often be spotted off the beach closest to the lighthouse, which is a short walk/cycle along a wide coastal path starting at the sea front.

Spa & massage

Berck

Several spas in town, the closest is 4 mins walk away.

Ten Pin Bowling

Berck

www.agora-berck.com

Less than 10 minutes walk from the house.

Trans’ Authie

Berck

Running race across the bay.

Mid September each year.

Walk to marina, lighthouse & dunes

Berck

Lots to explore around town

Le Labyrinthe du Touquet a Saint Josse-sur-Mer

Berck area

Activity – Giant maze made of corn, with go-karts (4+) and other children’s activities on site.

www.labyrinthe-touquet.com

03 21 84 98 70

(summer - 10.30-7pm, every day – last entry 5pm)

Le Madelon

Berck area

Walking along the river.

Parc du Marquenterre

Berck area

Gardens

www.baiedesomme.fr

Valloires Gardens

Berck area

Very pretty gardens & abbey

www.jardinsdevalloire.com

www.abbaye-valloires.com

Abbeville

Abbeville

Local town with shops and squares.

Golf

Abbeville

Golf

www.golf-abbeville.com

Agincourt

Agincourt

Famous battlefield site.

Albert – art deco

Albert

Art deco style town

www.paysducoquelicot.com


Somme 1916 Museum

Albert

WWI Museum

www.musee-somme-1916.eu

Amiens

Amiens

Pretty town with canals, artist district, cathedral, Musee de Picardy and Jules Verne’s house

www.amiens.fr

www.amiens.fr/musees

www.amiens.fr/julesverne

www.amiens-tourisme.com

Golf

Amiens

Golf

www.golfamiens.fr

Le P’tit Train de la Haut-Somme

Amiens

Train ride

www.appeva.org

La Ferme D’Antan

Amiens area

Farm visit

www.la-ferme-dantan.net


La Souffle de la Terre

Amiens area

Outdoor after dark light show - Son et Lumiere

(end Aug – mid Sep each year)

www.aillysurnoye.com

Arras

Arras

Town with impressive wide-open squares

Ault

Ault

Good views of the area.

Archery, nature walk, cyling and sports

Beaurainville

www.otsjdes7vallees.fr

Kayaking

Beaurainville

www.otsjdes7vallees.fr

Aviation Museum

Beauvais

WWII aircraft museum

www.musee-aviation-warluis.com

Parcours Aventure

Bethune area

High tree course

5 years +

www.passiondaventure.com

Chocolaterie de Beussent

Beussent

Artisan chocolate factory situated in an old house available to tour (and sample).

www.choco-france.com

Boulogne – port & Haute Ville

Boulogne

Pretty, walled, cobbled old town on hill with bustling port below.

Helicea

Boulogne

Covered swim park with water play.

www.vert-marine.com

Nausicaa

Boulogne

Large aquarium and sea life centre with extensive and varied sea creatures, sharks and seals.

www.nausicaa.fr

Calais sites

Calais

www.welcometocalais.com


Cite Europe

Calais

Very large covered shopping centre

www.citeeurope.com

Lighthouse

Calais

Can go to top of lighthouse

0321 34 33 34

Musee Memoire

Calais

WWII museum (with navy command post)

www.museedelaguerredecalais.com

La Tour de la L’Horloge

Calais area

Historical museum – covers lots of time periods

www.tour-horoge-guines.com

Le Blockhaus d’Eperlecques

Calais area

WWII museum with huge bunker and V1, V2

www.leblockhaus.com

Musee 39-45

Calais area

WWII museum

www.musee3945.com

Musee du Mur de L’Atlantique

Calais area

WWII museum with Blockhaus (giant WWII concrete bunker)

www.leblockhaus.com

Saint Joseph Village Museum

Calais area

Village set up to be like 1900

www.st-joseph-village.com

V3 Rocket Base

Calais area

www.lacoupole-france.com

Museum of the Atlantic War

Cap Gris-Nez

WWII museum

03 21 32 97 33

Cassel – Bergues Tour

Cassel

Pretty and ancient Flemish towns

Basket Weaving

Crecy area

Watch basket weaving

www.vannerie-du-boisle.fr

Musee de Crecy en Ponthieu

Crecy en Ponthieu

Museum

03 22 23 67 55

Dennlys Parc

Denne-broeucq

Theme Park with rides and activities

www.dennlys-parc.com

Particularly suitable for under 10’s.

Ceramics museum

Desvres

www.desvresmuseum.org

Eden 62

Desvres

Guided nature walks all year

www.eden62.fr

Ostrich Farm & Farm

Estree

Farm visit

0321 06 23 50

Etaples Cemetery

Etaples

British WWI cemetery.

Kayaking

(and nature walks)

Etaples

www.gdeam.com

Mareis (plus 2 others)

Etaples

Three fishing museums, a combined ticket for all three fishing museums can be bought

www.mareis.fr

Fishing (lake) – La Truite St Martin

Fort-Mahon

Trout fishing

Fort-Mahon-Plage

Fort-Mahon

Explore the sand dunes.

Windmill & museum

Frevent

0321 21 41 31 26

Hardelot

Hardelot

Pretty seaside town with sandy beach

Golf d’Hardelot

Hardelot

Golf

www.asgolfhardelot.com

Chateau de Fressin

Hesdin

Castle

www.chateaudefressin

Hesdin

Hesdin

Authentic French market town, inland in the seven valleys area.

Samara

La Chausee-Tirancourt

Open air museum about the pre-historic era.

www.samara.fr

Le Crotoy

Le Crotoy

Pretty seaside town on the Somme Bay

Walking in the Somme Bay

Le Crotoy

www.promenade-en-baie.com

Open top horse drawn carriage ride - Somme

Le Hamel

www.penseedelehamel.blog4ever.com

www.somme-battlefields.com

Le Touquet

Le Touquet

Chic seaside resort with sandy beach, forest, golf, road train, large swimming park, children’s rides and attractions, beach activities and glamorous shops.

Aqualud

Le Touquet

Large, open air and covered swim park with different types of water play.

www.aqualud.com

Christmas Festival

Le Touquet

Various Christmas activities, including horse drawn carriage rides, Santa’s grotto, ice skating, festive fair and renowned Christmas lights.

End Nov – mid Jan each year

www.letouquet.com

Golf du Touquet

Le Touquet

Golf

www.opengolfclub.com

Horseracing –

Hippodrome du Touquet

Le Touquet

www.hippodrome-letouquet.com

Le Touquet Market

Le Touquet

Lots of stalls offering fresh fish, food, clothes and other things.

Open Wed am, Sat am

Opalaventure

Le Touquet

High Tree walk (has children’s course)

www.opalaventure.com

Sand Sculptures

Le Touquet

Giant exhibition of sand sculptures. Changes annually and exhibits most summers.

Centre Historique Minier Lewarde

Lewarde

Mining museum

www.chm-lewarde.com

Mining Museum

Lewarde

www.chm-lewarde.com

Eurolac

Licques

Theme Park with rides and activities.

www.eurolac.ardres.com

Various Chateaux

Long

Bertangles

www.chateaudelong.fr

www.chateaubertangles.com

D-Day Paintball

Longvilliers (15km from Le Touquet)

www.d-daypaintball.fr

Les Jardins d’Evea

Maresquel

(between Montreuil & Hesdin)

Landscaped Gardens

www.lesjardinsdevea.com

Ferme de la Dordonne

Maresville

Farm visit

03 21 86 71 78

(Only open in Summer holidays; closed Sundays)

Merlimont Beach

Merlimont

Sandy beach

Fishing – lake (trout)

Merlimont area

Fresh water fishing.

Montreuil & Citadelle

Montreuil

Pretty, ancient, cobbled, walled town.

It is possible to walk a complete circuit around the top of this walled town’s ramparts.

Son et Lumiere (Light show) of Les Miserables

Montreuil

Outdoor light show held after dark in the ancient citadel with a cast of 100’s.

August each year

www.lesmiserables-montreuil.com

Golf

Nampont Saint Martin – Authie Valley

Golf

www.nampontgolfclub.com

Seven valleys – explore inland

Pas-de-Calais

Explore the pretty seven valleys area.

Arbre & Aventure

Quend

High tree course

www.arbo-escalade.com

Open March to early November. Age 5+

L’Asinerie du Marquenterre

Quend area

Farm visit (with donkeys)

06 21 26 02 94 (10-6, April – mid Sep, closed Mons)

Rouen

Rouen

Town visit. Joan of Ark famously stopped here.

La Coupole

Saint Omer

WWII museum & giant WWII bunker

www.lacoupole-france.com

Saint Omer

Saint Omer

Town visit – attractive, and most northerly, city in France.

Glass Blowing Tour & Museum

Saint Omer area

www.arc-international.com

OVER 8’s only.

Parc du Marquenterre - birdwatching

Saint Quentin en Tourmont

Nature reserve and bird watching centre

www.parcdumarquenterre.com

Golf

Salouel

Golf

www.golfdesalouel.org

Aquaclub de Belle Dune

Somme area

Large, open air swim park with different types of water play.

www.baiedesomme.fr

Circuit of Remembrance

Somme area

Tour of the Somme battlefields

www.somme-battlefields.com

Domaine du Château Fort de Rambures

Somme area

Castle.

www.chateaufort-rambures.com

Golf de Belle Dune

Somme area

Golf

www.baiedesomme.fr

Historial de la Grande Guerre

Somme area

WWI museum

www.historial.org

Huge underground city tunnelled out of rock

Somme area

www.grottesdenaours.com

Plane ride of the Somme Circuit

Somme area

www.avion80.net

Somme Battlefields

Somme area

WWI and WWII battlefields tours.

Guide books to the many and various battlefields in the area are kept in the house.

Somme estuary

Somme area

Wide, sandy bay and estuary with varied wildlife. Good for walking, cycling and bird-watching. Possible to take a guided walk into the bay at low tide.

www.baiedesomme.fr

Somme Canal cruises

Somme area

Cruise on the Somme canals

www.locaboat.com

The Montagne de Frise / Belvedere de Vaux

Somme area

Hiking – great hike and views of the Somme valley.

Follow either : Circuit du Larris de la Montagne de Vaux (40 mins) ; Circuit de la Montagne de Vaux (3 hrs)

Saint Valery Sur Somme

St Valery Sur Somme

Very pretty medieval town with boat trips on the Somme Bay, road train tour of the old town, old fashioned railway trip around the bay (on the Chemin de Fer) and herbarium garden.

www.jardin-herbarium.fr

Boat Trip on the Bay of the Somme

St Valery sur Somme

www.bateau-baie-somme.com

Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme

St Valery sur Somme

Old fashioned train trip around the Somme Bay

www.cfbs.eu

Maison de la Baie de Somme et de l’Oiseau

St Valery sur Somme

Nature Reserve / Bird watching

www.baiedesomme.fr

Château Fort de Rambures

St Valery sur Somme area

15th Century Castle

www.chateaufort-rambures.com

www.baiedesomme.fr

Musee Picarvie

St Valery sur Somme area

Museum of Picardy history and culture

www.baiedesomme.fr

03 22 26 94 90

Stella

Stella

Sandy beach and forest

Wimereux

Wimereux

Pretty seaside town with unusual and varied architecture, sandy beach, activities, shops and restaurants.

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