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LEARN WHILE HAVING FUN

Fun and educational activities for the family

Since the holidays offer a perfect time to learn while having fun, the Compiègne-Pierrefonds destination has some gems in store for you to explore with your family. Outdoor educational discoveries or creative visits to the shelter: choose the activity that suits you. 

Outdoor discoveries  

FOR BUDDING EXPLORERS 

From spring to fall, explore sites surrounded by nature while exercising your brain! In the forest and in the villages de Compiègne-Pierrefonds, set off for an outdoor edutainment discovery. 

 

 

The Rainette trail 

THE WET ZONES OF THE COMPIÈGNE FOREST

Request your educational booklet fromoffice de tourisme de Compiègne and go explore the tree frog trail in the forest de Compiègne. This 1,5 km educational route around Vivier Corax is punctuated by 9 thematic terminals. At each stop, an activity is offered: the water cycle, the life of ponds, the role of plants... 

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The Cuisien Geosite 

AN OPEN AIR GEOLOGY BOOK 

Go to Cuise-la-Motte to explore a surprising geological site. Hundreds of molluscs have been discovered there. They testify to the presence of the sea on the village more than 50 million years ago. Arranged as an educational place, the Cuisien Geosite can be visited during scheduled openings, upon registration at theoffice de tourisme from Pierrefonds, Lisières de l'Oise.

 

Mystery wander in the Lisières de l'Oise 

WITH L'OFFICE DE TOURISME FROM PIERREFONDS, EDGE OF THE OISE 

During school holidays, theoffice de tourisme de Pierrefonds organizes various activities that will appeal to children and their parents. For an original family outing, let yourself be tempted by a “ Mystery mop » ! Between games, visits and hikes, this unusual excursion promises a great escape into the villages of the Lisières de l'Oise. 

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Visits and workshops in the shelter 

LISTEN, DO AND EXPERIMENT 

Many activities are offered at the visiting sites for a family experience that is as fun as it is educational. Museums, castles and interpretation centers offer you a rich program suitable for children. 

 

 

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Scientific experimentation 

THE FRANCIÈRES SUGAR FACTORY 

The La Sucrerie interpretation center Francières organizes themed visits that will appeal to curious little ones. THE scientific experimentation workshops on a subject linked to sugar or agro-resources leaves room for practice and conviviality: manufacturing gummy candies, creating bioplastic... These experiments can then be easily reproduced at home! 

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“Croque-visit”  

THE MUSEUMS OF COMPIÈGNE

Opt for an original guided tour accessible to adults and children aged 8 and over. After visiting the exhibition, you draw a work from the collections (materials provided). This one-hour event is offered occasionally within the museums de Compiègne

“Family meetings”  

AT THE CHÂTEAU DE PIERREFONDS 

To discover the castle while having fun, take advantage of the guided tours and activities offered during the holidays with the “Family Meetings”. The workshops coupled with the visit are suitable for children aged 4 to 12. And for visit the Pierrefonds castle with the family, remember to print the game booklet at home. With Théobald, the skylight cat, children aged 7 to 12 will be able to discover the many secrets of the castle. 

 

Xavier Renoux - Oise Tourism
Francois Pecheux

“Budding visitor” workshops  

AT THE CHÂTEAU DE COMPIÈGNE 

 Children aged 7 to 13 will be able to learn while having fun with the workshop visits to the castle de Compiègne offered during school holidays. The two-hour session takes place in the form of a thematic guided tour followed by a creative workshop. Remember to book! On a self-guided tour, an audio guide specially designed for children makes it easier to understand the history of the castle alongside the 7-year-old Prince Imperial. 

 

Isabelle Amans - Oise Tourism
Florent Perville - Oise Tourism
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