5 fun family activities you can all enjoy in Provence this Winter

To be whisked away to one of South of France’s most glorious holiday destinations in the depths of winter has a strong appeal for many; the Provencal charm works it’s magic on all visitors particularly since the peace and calm it offers is much more prevalent during the quieter months. If you are planning on a family holiday it is always an option to have a few activities up your sleeve to entertain and enthral, particularly if they are activities that you can enjoy as a whole family. Below is a shortlist of ideas to set your planning in motion.

Take to the trees!

Don harnesses and hard hats and explore the canopies of the French forest in Le Castellet at Le Royaume des Arbres! With high wires and zip lines, a range of courses ranging from lower ground for the little ones, to high wire activities that will set any parents’ heart racing! In the knowledge of complete safety for your children you can rest assured that this experience will challenge and excite, creating a bonding experience of team work and fun that will remain a memory for your whole family for years to come.

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Roller blading down the promenade

With the beach perhaps a little chilly for a swim it’s still fantastic to get to the seaside and enjoy the sea breezes and stunning scenery. Along the Provencal beaches of the South of France there are many wide promenades to walk or rollerblade along, offering a great way to see the area and get some fresh air.

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Go karting at Paul Ricard

For high adrenaline head to the hills to the Paul Ricard Race Track and try your hand at a number of exciting and fast paced activities, from Go Karting to Quadbiking, mini motorcycling to guided tours of the famous track itself. With a restaurant on site there’s plenty to entertain for a day trip here! Also on offer are a free fall jump, zip wire and an activity course with ropes, climbing walls and much more.

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A trip to Porquerolles Island

Jump aboard a ferry and find yourself on the beautiful island of Porquerolles, with stunning beaches and potentially the beach to yourselves in the off peak season! With mountain biking, walking routes, stand up paddleboarding and guided tours this charming island offers so much to a family looking for an adventure.

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Horse riding

Finally, to see the wilderness of Provence why not take your family on the trip of a lifetime upon horses! Take to the saddle with a guide and discover Provence in a whole new light through La Ferme du Paradis, or of course book in for some expert tuition with one of their instructors. With ponies and horses available for all ages and ranges of experience, the beautiful surroundings and invigorating sport will captivate one and all.

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Su Stephens is Owner of Olives & Vines.

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  1. Mike says:

    Hi Su, I live in southern Spain but really fancy visiting Provence this winter. Would it be very cold compared to the Costa del Sol?

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