AmboiseCulture & HeritageFamily activitiesNature & LandscapesRiver LoireSports & Leisure Article published on14th February 2020

Every year, it’s the same old song! The winter holidays are there and it’s so hard to find something interesting to keep the children busy. Between the unpleasant –sometimes clearly hostile, weather and the youngest one who can’t get enough of the TV, it’s difficult to mativate your little team for some time out of the house. No panic, the Tourist Office is there! Here are 5 ideas for a cool getaway for the winter holidays, just minutes out of Amboise.


patinoire amboiseThe Amboise skating rink

The skating season is back to Amboise. The ice rink has opened quai du général de Gaulle, just opposite the Tourist Office, until March 8th. Will you try some jumps and double axels? Crazy events and sport activities are planned every Wednesday and Saturday, with night sessions until 10.00 pm on Saturday. For the young skaters, a secured arena will let them discover the skating sensations with no risk.
Amboise ice rink, quai du Général de Gaulle – everyday until March 8th


Be a fish healer for a day at the Grand Aquarium

Discover the backstage of the Grand Aquarium de Touraine and wear a healer’s costume for a memorable experience. Feed the fish, visit the technical center and learn about the species reproduction… “Dive” into the wonderful universe of a fascinating job!
Grand Aquarium de Touraine, Lussault-sur-Loire – everyday but Wednesday at 11.45 am and 3.30 pm until March 8th

Grand aquarium de Touraine Amboise

Get some fresh air

maison de la loire touraine

For the young and curious ones, or children wishing to work manually, the Maison de la Loire organizes three Nature workshops. Build a bird table, small boats out of natural materials or look out for animal tracks. There’s nothing better than to get some fresh air for your little angels!
Maison de la Loire, Montlouis-sur-Loire – reservation only on February 20th, 25th and 27th


The mysteries of the troglodytes

Looking for an unusual yet protected from the rain visit ? Head up to the old stone quarries of the Cher valley. The charming little town of Bourré hosts several of these incredible sites, typical of our region. A maze of dozens of kilometers of underground galleries taking you deep in the rock. Mushroom cave, silkworm farm or wine cellar… Choose the one that will match today’s mood!
Our selection of troglodytic houses is this way

troglodytes Amboise Val de Loire

Amboise public Library

The last week of February, the Amboise public library organizes several events for its youngest audience. L’Heure des Histoires, on February 26th at 10.00 am will focus on differences. It will be followed by some creative activities about the stories. On February 21st and 28th at 3.00 pm, the Library’s team invites you to Ciné-Kids ; an opportunity to gather for a screening around a family movie.
Médiathèque Aimé Césaire, rue du Clos des Gardes à Amboise


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