Top 5 family activities in Villeneuve-d’Ascq during the holidays

Between escape game, outdoor walks and time travel, in the rain or in the sun, all the elements are there to spend a friendly and happy family time during these Easter holidays.

Virtual Room: a collaborative virtual adventure

Virtual Room, a collaborative virtual adventure.  Photo repro The Voice
Virtual Room, a collaborative virtual adventure. Photo repro The Voice

Virtual Room is a French concept. Equipped with two controllers and a virtual reality headset, players dive into a parallel universe in teams (from 2 to 4). Virtual Room has 4 adventures (45 minutes playing time) with different levels of difficulty. The game escalates depending on the player’s level. Virtual Room invites its visitors to travel to the year 2217 in the future. A year of chaos where everything goes wrong and the earth catches fire. Players embody the Omega team and aim to save the world. Using puzzles, they must erase all traces of enemies that led to this catastrophe.

For all ages. Prices and times: off-peak hours (Monday-Friday 10am/4pm) €25 per player and peak hours (5pm/11pm and weekends) €30 per player. Reservation: www.lille.virtual-room.com or 03 74 09 86 71. 51, rue de la Cimaise.


Qwest: Escape Game, Action Game and Cafe Ludique

In Qwest, in the setting of the Treasure Island adventure.  Photo repro The Voice
In Qwest, in the setting of the Treasure Island adventure. Photo repro The Voice

The Qwest adventure immerses its participants in glorious environments inspired by the greatest theme parks. As a family, Qwest invites its players on a pirate ship bound for Treasure Island. Players advance from room to room if they manage to solve the puzzles that lead them to the treasure. It is a real treasure hunt, where the participants can only “win” thanks to team spirit. At the end of the adventure, the sailors have the opportunity to leave with some gold coins that will allow them a free and well-deserved refreshment!

From 7 years and from 1.10 m. Opening times: 10am-midnight, outside school holidays (Wednesday-Sunday), during school holidays (7 days a week). Prices: €25 per person and €20 for students. Reservations: www.qwest.fr or 03 74 09 67 78. 51, rue de la Cimaise.

science forum

Visitors to the “Tous sportif!  Science occupies the ground”.
Visitors to the “Tous sportif! Science occupies the ground”.

The Fachbereichsforum Wissenschaften is a public institution of scientific culture dedicated to experimenting, understanding, observing and offering visitors the opportunity to become actors in their own experience. The exhibition space “All athletes! offers a reinvented decathlon in 10 stages and trained by the mascot Youpi. A great sporting and fun event that will make the kids realize that they are all athletes! Accessible until August 28th, this free exhibition, which combines science and sport, helps to understand the behavior of athletes in their disciplines. In this area, visitors can find out more thanks to the panels, have fun with the games provided and even take part in the Around the World relay!

All from 6 years. Tuesday to Sunday: free visit from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Full price: €6. Reservation recommended: 03 59 73 96 00. 1, place de l’Hôtel de Ville.

heron park

The Lac du Héron invites you to go for a walk.  Photo archive GDP - La Voix du Nord
The Lac du Héron invites you to go for a walk. Photo archive GDP – La Voix du Nord

The Parc du Héron is a natural area of ​​110 hectares of water and greenery that offers hikers a varied landscape, ranging from the rue du 8-Mai-45 to the north bank. A vast natural area, ideal for families looking for peace and serenity, where hikers have the opportunity to meander through the flora and fauna. Possibility to hike around the lake for two hours and gain a little height by climbing the Marchenelles hill to admire the landscape.

Open 7 days a week. Free. Canteleu Avenue.

Asnapio Archaeological Park

The Archaeological Park of Asnapio, in the heart of nature.
The Archaeological Park of Asnapio, in the heart of nature.

The Asnapio Park is an archaeological site that presents reconstructions of habitats from different eras, located in the heart of nature. Throughout the week, the park offers several family activities: April 19 “Méli-Mélo de contes” for children from 3 years old in the heart of historical re-enactments; for those over 8 on April 20th “Replay of the Gallic Wars” and on April 21st “Archaeological Excavations”; April 22 “Ancient Rome in Kapla” for over 6 years (reconstruction of the city of Rome in ancient times).

Activity times: 2pm / 3pm / 4pm (duration 1 hour) and possibility of a guided tour at 2pm (duration 1 hour) or 3.30pm (duration 1 hour 30 minutes). Reservation: asnapio.villeneuvedascq.fr or 03 20 47 21 99. Open Tuesday to Friday from 2pm to 5pm, admission €4, free for children under 5 years old. Rue Carpeaux.


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