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Family trip to Amiens with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Amiens has won the dedication of thousands of tourists thanks to its unique historic attractions and natural beauty. The picturesque city is perfectly suitable for an interesting family vacation. There are suitable activities and entertainment centers even for small children here. The city’s zoo – Zoo d'Amiens – is a popular place for family recreation. It was established in 1952. Initially, the zoo was really small but today it occupies an area of 6.5 hectares.
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Green vegetation makes Zoo d'Amiens a charming place. Animals live in comfortable and spacious cages here. Owners of the zoo did their best in recreating the natural habitat for animals from different parts of the planet. There are cages with tigers and cheetahs. Visitors can watch antelopes or visit the section with exotic birds.
The serpentarium at Zoo d'Amiens is an incredibly popular place. Visitors can see rare snakes, tropical frogs, and other reptiles here. On a hot day, it is so pleasant to relax near a pond and feed ducks. There are several large ponds in the zoo. It is better to spend the entire day in Zoo d'Amiens, moreover, there are comfortable recreation areas and playgrounds for children here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Picturesque parks are one more advantage of Amiens. Local public parks are great for vacationers with children. Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens is one of the largest parks not only in the region but also in France. Located on the outskirts of the city, this park has an area of almost 300 hectares. It is established in a unique marshland area. Humid climate and large amounts of groundwater have formed a unique ecosystem. The park is famous for its diverse flora and fauna.
You can see several dozen bird species and rare insects in Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens. The park’s infrastructure was upgraded in the last decades. It now has several comfortable walking paths and canals that allow exploring the area with comfort during a boat ride. Children will be super excited to try this activity. During a water excursion in the park, you will see centuries-old trees and farms that are open in this area.
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If you do not want to leave the city, take your children to Parc du Grand Marais. This park is small but it has an attractive landscaped design. In Parc du Grand Marais, you will find playgrounds, slides, and rides for children, as well as comfortable areas for active games.
Amiens is home to one more attraction – the Arlette Gruss circus that is famous far beyond the borders of France. Not only tourists with children but also many adults try to visit it. Cirque Arlette Gruss was established in 1985. Today, it is famous for its diverse program. You will see the performances of some of the best acrobats in Europe, and children will be surely impressed to watch performing animals and illusionist shows. Dancing shows have become an interesting peculiarity of the circus. Arlette Gruss tries to amaze its viewers with new exciting programs every season. Local people love the circus very much and regularly visit it.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens or the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Amiens is an unchanging symbol of Amiens. This stunning Gothic cathedral is a historic attraction of international … Open
If you want to enjoy active recreation on a rainy day, consider visiting You Jump. This amusement center has a variety of trampolines for adults and children of different ages. You Jump is a part of a bigger sports complex. Professional athletes and circus performers train here. The venue also hosts gymnastics competitions.
If you like bowling and don’t mind visiting the city’s suburbs, Bowling de Picardie is a great place to visit. This bowling center is very popular with local youth and visitors with children. Bowling de Picardie is large and has a futurist cosmic design. Besides bowling, there is a good café with a large menu in the amusement center. Visitors can have fun and enjoy an excellent family dinner afterward.
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In summer, many tourists with children like to make excursions to the nearby farms. There are several horse breeding farms in the Amiens region. These farms usually offer horse riding lessons and interesting horse excursions. Incredibly beautiful nature and mild climate make the city suitable for vacationers with children all year round.
If you plan to visit Amiens in winter, the Christmas period is the best time because many holiday fairs and interesting shows take place in Amiens at this time of the year. Summer is the best time for active recreation. Tourists can visit local parks and enjoy a walk to the picturesque suburban areas. Travelers with older children can take exciting cycling tours in summer. Moreover, several popular hiking trails start near Amiens.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Amiens and surroundings

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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Amiens
♥   Amusement park 'Parc Saint Paul' Saint-Paul, 57.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Dennlys Parc' Dennebroeucq, 75.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Bagatelle' Merlimont, 77.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Parc Astérix' Plailly, 86.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Mer de Sable' Ermenonville, 87.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Amiens
♥   Water park 'Aqua Boulevard' Paris, 118.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Plopsaqua De Panne' , 133.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' Oostduinkerke, 140.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Amiens and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Nausicaä Centre National de la Mer' , 105.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Aquarium de Paris' , 114.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée' , 118 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre Paris' Marne la Vallée, 120.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Amiens
♥   Zoo 'Cleres Zoological Park' Clères, 91.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Bellewaerde' Ieper, 115.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes' Paris, 116.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Paris Zoological Park' Paris, 118.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Parc des Félins' Nesles, 140.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Interesting places to visit with children around Amiens

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Amiens - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Amiens, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Amiens for families with children.
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