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Top 5 of leisures activities

Whether you come with your partner, family or friends, and whether you want to relax, do some sport or get the adrenalin pumping, here are the top five suggestions from the tourist office for activities that you can enjoy to your heart’s content.

Parc Saint-Paul

Located just an hour from Paris in unspoilt parkland, Parc Saint Paul offers a day of fun and relaxation. There are 40 attractions suitable for all ages - “les P’tits Lapins”, “le Carrousel 1900”, “l’Escalagliss” and “la Maison Foldingue” for the youngest members of the family; “le Dino Splash”, “la Souris Verte” and “l’Arche de Noé” for all the family; and, for real adrenalin junkies, “le Wild Train”, “la Tour Descente Extrême” (a 40-metre free fall experience) and “les Téléphériques”, a new type of zipline that gives the impression of crossing a ravine. Loads of family adventures and some unforgettable memories! The park also has picnic areas, 5 restaurants, open spaces and a 3-hectare lake – everything you need for a real “breath of fresh air”. Enjoy the fun, thrills and good humour - 3 aspects of an exciting day out! For more info about Parc Saint Paul: www.parcsaintpaul.fr

 

 

 

Parc de Saint Léger - big cat wildlife park

A unique wildlife park just an hour from Paris. Covering an area of 10 hectares in unspoilt countryside, “le Parc Saint Léger – Les Grands Félins” welcomes you for an exciting family day out. The park’s main attraction is the opportunity to see the majestic animals close up and meet the Bauer family, who will chat to you about their love of big cats and the training process. Through two educational shows and meetings with the visitors, Kid and Namayca Bauer will explain how they share the everyday lives of white lions, tigers and panthers and how they work to create perfect harmony between Man and beast. Many animals have been born in the park so look carefully at any of the females and you might see a cute little cub peeking out from between her paws! To appeal to all ages, the park also has llamas, emus, deer and farm animals (chickens, goats and pigs) so a day here will be full of excitement. You can also enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities such as crazy golf, pony rides, a petting farm etc. Not forgetting the paddle boats. On site: restaurant, ice cream and picnic area. Further info:

 

 

Plan d'eau du Canada et Parc Cariwood ( lake and park)

 

A stone’s throw from the town centre are two recreational facilities within the same area. Want to get a breath of fresh air, enjoy some water sports or have a picnic with the family? Canada Lake is the ideal place to relax with family or friends and enjoy the great outdoors. If you can’t sit still and you fancy trying a treetop adventure, the Cariwood park at Le Bois Brulet opposite the lake will have plenty to tempt you.

 

At Canada Lake, the town of Beauvais offers the general public a huge recreation ground in unspoilt surroundings. Located at the north end of town, the 45 hectares of outstanding natural beauty are open to all, providing hours of unforgettable relaxation. You can go swimming or walking, use the cycle tracks, pedal your way along on a quadricycle, do water or other sports, go mountain biking etc. This is a great place for people who want to have fun and work off their energy in a safe environment. Further info:

 

Parc Cariwood is a leisure and adventure park in the countryside. Located a short distance from the town centre on the hills overlooking the Canada Lake leisure complex, it gives visitors a chance to experience the thrills and excitement of moving through the trees under their own steam, along trails that increase in difficulty at heights of more than 20 metres above the ground. Further info:

 

 

 

Speedpark ( go-karting)

Speedpark is a 500-metre indoor go-karting track including a bridge and tunnel. The complex also has a bowling alley with 26 lanes, a video game area, 15 billiard tables and a laser skirmish hall – in fact, there’s something for every member of the family! Come and have fun at the Speedpark! Further info:

 

 

 

 

 

Aquaspace, Beauvais aquatic's center

Aquaspace is located in the Marcel Dassault municipal park. It has four areas – a competition pool with 8 lanes and a diving pool; a 295 sq. metre leisure pool with a paddling pool lagoon, two flumes and an external river; a well-being and spa area with jacuzzi and steam room; and last but not least outdoor areas with lawns and a cafeteria. It’s an ocean of fun for all the family! Further info: