Ten suggestions for family activities in Orléans during the holidays

Suggestions for non-exhaustive activities for children during spring break.

Au Mobe

workshops “Experimental field!” for 4-12 year olds : “How do you extinguish a candle, do you know the CO2 emissions or do you understand the greenhouse effect?” Accompanied by scientific mediators from Mobe, partner researchers from the “CO2 loading” exhibition and partner associations, the participants will learn everything about the climate. Wednesday, April 13 and 20, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m

On reservation free for children. Online ticketing on the billetterie.orleans-metropole.fr website or by email at reservation-museum@orleans-metropole.fr.

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At the tourist office

Discover on the occasion of the Johanniter festivals the Playmobil exhibition “The Epic of Joan of Arc”. Eight productions trace the most important stages in the life of the liberator of Orléans. This is the private collection of Jean-Philippe Broussin (this exhibition is neither sponsored nor organized by Playmobil).

On view on the first floor of the Tourist Office, 23, Place de Martroi, until Sunday 8 May during the opening hours of the establishment. Free.

Visit the Chanteau educational farm: a good activity idea for the holidays

In the Ilu workshop

Tuesday, April 12, 2 to 4 p.m., workshop Discovery of the watercolor to be carried out as a duo adult/child. Goal: learn to bite a chicken. materials provided.

For children from 6 to 12 years. Price: 40 euros per duo. Contacts: patricia@mapatgriffonne.com or

At L’O

Wednesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Orléans water park invites children decorate a wooden Easter bunny.

Animation included in the ticket. For children from 5 to 12 years.

At the Cabu Hotel

The Cabu Hotel, Museum of History and Archeology offers children from 7 to 10 years, Discover the history of the city of Orléans on a fun visit and a workshop to build one of the museum’s ship models: the barge! Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 April at 3pm

Animation included in the ticket (free for children under 26 years old). Online ticketing on the billetterie.orleans-metropole.fr website or by email at reservation-museum@orleans-metropole.fr.

At the Orleans Theatre

The Scène Nationale d’Orléans caters to children aged 8 to 12 lead the investigation at the Orleans Theatre. Young visitors have the opportunity to explore the place, go behind the scenes and discover jobs for live performances. These free trails can be done with family or with groups of children aged 8 to 12 (reservation required). The survey lasts 1:30 to 2 hours and takes place in compliance with the applicable health standards. Tuesday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m

Mandatory reservation. Contact: Salomé Lelait at sl@theatredorleans.fr or

In the department archive

A unique escape game discover the archives differently. The goal is to get out of a room by solving a series of puzzles in less than an hour! Wednesdays April 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Intended for adults and children over 10 years old.

Prices: 8 euros, 4 euros for children under 16 years. Reservation required at or by email to dad@loiret.fr.

To Leroy Merlin

The Ingré brand organizes DIY workshops accessible to beginners. Children will discover how to make a decorative object with their own hands! To do this you will have to measure, assemble, paint, glue … At each step you will learn how to use tools: drill, tape measure, screwdriver … At the end of the workshop the child will leave with his creation .

Here are the workshops scheduled during the holidays: Wednesday, April 13 at 11am, crab game; at 3pm, vegetable patch; Saturday, April 16, 3 p.m. Ring Game; Wednesday, April 20 at 11 am build a wooden birdhouse, at 3 pm build a pot man.

Workshops for 6-12 year olds. Duration: 1:30 a.m. Price: 10 euros. Book online at www.leroymerlin.fr. Such.

In the Montission stage area

Ciné-vacances, Wednesday April 13, 4 p.m., in the Montission Natural Park in Saint-Jean-Le-Blanc. “Manou à l’école des gulls”, a film by Andrea Block and Christian Haas, will be shown. This is the story of an orphaned swift raised by seagulls. Brave like his parents and clever like his whole family, he manages to bring these two seemingly completely opposite bird families together.

From 3 years. Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes Admission free, subject to availability.

At Frac

During the holidays, from Wednesday to Sunday, to make it easier for you, the Frac several workshops continuously available throughout the afternoon (from 2pm to 6pm). A mediator will present the works of the exhibited artists/architects and accompany you in your creations. These workshops are to be carried out with four or more hands. Realization of a series of cards to be composed from the emblematic game of Charles & Ray Eames, House of Card (1952).

Price: 2 euros per child or free with the family pass. Without a reservation.

“It stimulates us a lot”: words of grandparents from Loiret who regularly babysit their grandchildren

Blandine Lamorisse

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