Thanks to their abundance of free time and kindness, grandparents often play a key role in the lives of their grandchildren. They pass on family spirit, the values of love and they give their grandchildren valuable advice. The children will most probably remember the time they spend with grandparents for the rest of their lives. They’ll remember how they felt, and the flavours and scents that remind them of this time will remain forever in their memories.
Time to learn and make new memories
Everyone get your swimsuits on, it’s time to have some fun at the pool complex in Beauvais. It’s time for some swimming and lots of laughter. Grandma is keeping an eye on everyone while Grandad gives the children some tips for their breaststroke or front crawl. Everyone is having a ball: jump into the lazy river and let the current carry you along, or go and hurtle down the slides at full speed!
Les Ateliers de Marianne
Everyone remembers the delicious scents of cakes baking in the oven, wafting from Grandma’s kitchen. At the Ateliers de Marianne, the whole family can take part in the culinary workshops: learn how to make brownies, cupcakes or a simple cake… and as an added bonus, you get to take your creations home with you. The children will be able to bake the recipes at home just like the grown-ups. This is a chance to experience a whole host of colours, flavours and scents.
The astronomical clock
This masterpiece of accuracy is made up of 90,000 mechanical pieces, 52 dials and 68 automatons. It is a magical sight when, on a daily basis, the astronomical clock springs to life and all the different pieces begin to move, producing an audio-visual performance that the whole family will enjoy. The dials show sidereal time, solar cycles, the position of the sun, etc. This is a fun and educational experience!
Musée de la Vie Agricole et Rurale de l’Oise
Journey back in time to the year 1900 to an ancient farming school where you can see what it was like to be a pupil here, a washerwoman, farmer or blacksmith. The grandparents will enjoy telling stories about their childhood and the grandchildren will be itching to find out more. In the summer, everyone has a ball at the Maïs Aventure: a trail of riddles, pedal go-karts and traditional Picardie games for people of all ages!
Beauvaisis steam train
Chou chouuuuuuu!!! This is a fantastic experience into the world of trains, with a passionate team who will whisk you away on a journey back in time on this locomotive from 1898. Come to the train station platform and listen out for the whistle that signals it’s time to leave. Everyone takes a seat in one of the wagons and then it’s time to leave, on an exploration of the countryside.
Jardin du Brule
Didier loves to pass on his passion for gardening to visitors of all ages. Come and learn how to plant tomatoes and other vegetables, how to look after a flower bed and grow grapevines. You’ll enjoy exploring his magnificent garden, filled with so many different scents and colours. And if you keep your eyes peeled, you might just see a cute little squirrel scuttling about, between the trees.
An enjoyable meal out together
What could be more practical while you’re out exploring than a brasserie that is open 7 days a week and serves all day non-stop? No need to keep checking the time or rush everyone. At Au Bureau, enjoy the modern, London-inspired decoration with big leather armchairs that you just sink into. There is a special kids’ menu and plenty of dishes on the menu for the grandparents to choose from. Everyone will be delighted!
Le Jeanne Hachette
Whatever you do, don’t forget to give the kids an afternoon snack! Head to the Place Jeanne Hachette in Beauvais town centre and you’ll immediately smell the delicious scents in the air! Hot chocolate, pancakes with sugar, pastries, cakes… it won’t be easy to choose! Even grandma and grandad are tempted into getting themselves something sweet. A sweet treat is always a good idea, and it’s a great way to muster up the energy for the rest of the day’s explorations.
Time to relax and unwind!
Camping de la Trye
The children are not likely to get bored here, thanks to the original accommodation for the whole family such as the safari tent, tipi on stilts, cocosweet rental, mobile château, and so much more. Some of the rentals even have a private Jacuzzi! There’s also a wide range of activities for the whole family, including the heated, covered pool with water slide, pedal karts, quadracycles, trampoline, petanque pit, climbing pyramid, pony rides, canoeing, fishing and so much more.
Les Glycines de Saint-Sulpice
Jean-Luc and Juliette open the doors (decorated with wisteria) to their magnificent farmhouse. You will be given the warmest of welcomes, as if you were a member of the family. Simplicity, generosity and togetherness. Set down your bags in the ‘Montagnarde’ suite: 50 m2 under the eaves with a mountain chalet atmosphere. There’s a double bed for the parents and two single beds for the children. Everyone loves staying at Les Glycines!