Multi-Generational Holidays: Creating Lasting Memories in Beautiful Southern France

Feb 20, 2024

From toddlers to GrandParents : A SOUTH OF FRANCE SOJOURN FOR ALL

(10 minute read)

Multi-generational holidays can be a wonderful way for the whole family to come together and create unforgettable memories. Nowhere is this more possible than in rural southern France, where you can forget the trials and tribulations of your everyday routine and experience the difference between country life and city life.

Imagine having the time and tranquillity to reconnect as a family, while also having a plethora of activities to keep both kids and adults entertained. If you haven’t travelled to the beautiful region of Occitanie, Languedoc-Roussillon, with its rich culture, this is what you’ve been missing – a real hidden gem for family holidays. An idyllic paradise, at the heart of which lies Country Kids – the perfect destination for the multi-generational holiday of all your lifetimes.

In a Nutshell

In today’s fast-paced world, finding time to get away with the kids and connect with family can be a challenge, especially when it spans different ages and interests. This is where the magic of multi-generational holidays comes into play.

Multi-generational holidays in Southern France are not just a getaway; they are a journey into the heart of family, a chance to rekindle relationships and create unforgettable family holiday memories. It’s about coming together, celebrating life, and leaving with stories that will be told for years to come.

At the heart of this stunning region, Country Kids is more than just a destination. It’s a place where families can come together, and truly enjoy the multitude of delights that a multi-generational holiday brings.

The Magic of Multi-Generational Holidays

Multi-generational holidays are more than just a trend; they’re an opportunity to bridge generations, strengthen family bonds, and create everlasting memories.

Multi-generational holidays are a celebration of family. A chance to relax in each other’s company, sharing stories, imparting wisdom, and strengthening bonds across the generations, from toddler to grandparents, and even great grandparents.

Such holidays offer a rare chance for your whole family to step away from their routine lives and come together in a setting that caters to everyone. It’s about creating a space where grandparents can narrate tales from the past to wide-eyed grandchildren, where parents can relax and reconnect, and where the youngest family members can bask in the attention and love of their extended family.

Increasingly, families are learning that multi-generational holidays are an essential part of family legacy. They help to create greater understanding and appreciation of each other’s perspectives, providing space and time to share experiences and learn from one another.

Discovering Occitanie, Languedoc-Roussillon

In an enchanting setting like the South of France, these holidays take on even greater meaning. 

The region’s blend of natural beauty, rich history, and cultural diversity, together with activities that will delight every member of your family, make an ideal location for multi-generational holidays.

Whether it’s exploring ancient castles, enjoying leisurely picnics in rolling vineyards, or simply basking in the Mediterranean sun, the South of France provides the perfect backdrop for families to create memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

And the beating heart of southern France is the Occitanie, Languedoc-Roussillon region. This area is a treasure chest of all that southern France has to offer, and it’s waiting for you to unlock it. You’ll find the time you spend here is as diverse as your family. It’s steeped in unique traditions, a magnet for adventurers and explorers, and heaven for culture vultures.

From exploring medieval villages and local attractions to relaxing by the Mediterranean, enjoying a multitude of exciting activities to experiencing Michelin Star cuisine, a multi-generational holiday here will leave your family enriched, entertained, and reconnected.

Activities for Every Generation

For active families, the Occitanie, Languedoc-Roussillon region is the ideal destination. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll through vineyards, a family biking adventure, or a cultural tour of historic sites, the region offers a plethora of options, ensuring that multi-generational holidays here are filled with varied and enjoyable experiences for everyone.

Here is a taste of the array of experiences available in the diverse and scenic area. You’ll find something for every member of your family, no matter their age or level of fitness:

·      Cultural Exploration and Historic Sites

Immerse your family in the rich history of the region by visiting its numerous historic sites. From majestic medieval castles, like the iconic walled town of Carcassonne to ancient Roman ruins, these sites are not only awe-inspiring but also serve as live history lessons for your younger ones.

·      Nature Trails and Hiking Adventures

The varied landscape of the region is perfect for nature lovers. Embark on family-friendly hiking trails through lush vineyards, rolling hills, or along the Mediterranean coastline. You’ll experience breathtaking views (perfect material for the artists in your family) as you take the chance to appreciate the outstanding natural beauty of this region.

·      Cycling Through Scenic Routes

Whether it’s a gentle ride through quaint villages or a more challenging journey through rugged national parkland, cycling is a fantastic way to explore the region. The variety of trails accommodates all skill levels, making it an enjoyable activity for the whole family.

·      Water Sports and Beach Fun

Whether your family is full of beach babies of Lakeland lovers, the region offers ample opportunities for water-based activities. Families can indulge in a day of swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Lac du Salagou. From a knee-deep paddle to paddling a canoe, these activities are fantastic fun and the perfect opportunities for bonding.

·      Gastronomic Adventures

Participate in family-friendly cooking classes, enjoy wine tasting in world-famous vineyards (with grape juice tastings for the younger ones), or simply savour the regional cuisine at local restaurants – you’ll soon understand why this region is world-renowned for its gastronomic prowess.

·      Artistic and Craft Workshops

There is a multitude of arts and crafts workshops to satisfy your artistic appetite. Families can engage in pottery making, painting, or even attend a traditional French music and dance workshop, making for a unique and enriching experience.

Country Kids: A Haven for All Ages at the Heart of this Slice of Heaven

Nestled in the heart of this enchanting region, Country Kids stands out as a haven for multi-generational holidays. We focus on the family, offering a seamless blend of luxury, comfort, and adventure for all ages.

Offering accommodation that is tailor-made for large family holidays, we ensure a comfortable and memorable stay for all. (Hey, a 5-star recommendation on TripAdvisor with 99% of reviews in the ‘excellent’ category can’t be wrong. And the 70% return rate echoes this.)

You’ll find Country Kids is a vibrant playground for the whole family, where everyone can take part in a myriad of activities.

Picture the children’s laughter as they enjoy pony rides or the excitement of a kid-friendly tree-top adventure. Imagine grandparents watching with joy as grandchildren splash in the kid-friendly pool or bounce in a fun-filled tractor ride to the petting farm.

While we’re sure you’ll want to explore all the region has to offer, the range of activities will guarantee that every day is filled with fun. These include:

  • Tennis court
  • Boule court
  • Trampolines
  • Outdoor playground including a slide, swing, and climbing frame
  • Ping pong table
  • 9-hole mini-golf
  • Huge sandpit
  • Treehouse
  • Two zip wires
  • Bikes for the whole family
  • Messy kitchen play area
  • Mini football pitch
  • Huge heated pool with a slide
  • Paddling pool
  • Fitness and wellbeing centre
  • Adult-only pool and whirlpool

All of this, in a 30-acre safe and secure setting – fenced, gated, and car-free to ensure that there is no wandering away. Families can relax and enjoy their holiday, free from worry, whether lounging by the pools, exploring the beautiful grounds, or taking part in the numerous on-site activities.

And there’s more!

Culinary experiences at Country Kids are a delight in themselves. With an array of dining options that cater to various tastes and dietary needs, you’ll be introduced to the essence of Occitanie foods that you will love:

  • A casual lunch by the pool? No problem.
  • A gourmet dinner under the stars? (You have to see the blanket of the heavens unfold above your heads here!) Done.
  • A Michelin-Star experience you will never forget? It’s just around the corner.

Isn’t It Time to Experience the Multi-Generational Holiday of a Lifetime?

I honestly think that some of our happiest memories as a family have been at Country Kids. It’s a truly magical place.

This is what Linda said about Country Kids in a review of TripAdvisor. SimNugget wrote:

Fourth time visiting, and it still amazes me how much fun the children have and how much pleasure the parents get.”

If you’re planning a multi-generational holiday, the south of France is the place to go, and Country Kids is the place to be. We’ll make sure that your family’s holiday is tailored to your needs and preferences with a bespoke holiday personalisation service.

We understand that this isn’t just a getaway. It’s about creating lasting memories, strengthening family ties, and experiencing the joys of an unforgettable multi-generational holiday.

To find out more and discuss your specific holiday requirements, contact Country Kids today.

From Toddlers to Grandparents: A South of France Sojourn for All

 (10-minute read)

You’re seeking the ultimate Southern France family holiday. Welcome to the world of Country Kids, a uniquely idyllic rural setting, and a holiday destination to which guests return time and again.

Nestled in the heart of France’s picturesque countryside, Country Kids offers an unparalleled family retreat – the perfect antidote to city life vs country life. One of our crowning jewels is the À La Carte holiday package, specifically tailored to provide families with an experience that blends luxury, comfort, and unforgettable adventures.

In a Nutshell

Embark on your dream Southern France family holiday at Country Kids.

Imagine a place where luxury meets family fun, all wrapped up in our exclusive À La Carte package. Your family will revel in bespoke accommodations, unlimited access to children’s activities, and exquisite culinary delights.

Relax knowing every detail is catered for, from babysitting to housekeeping. With Country Kids, your family’s happiness and comfort are our priority, promising an unforgettable holiday experience in the heart of Southern France’s picturesque countryside.

The Perfect À La Carte Package for Southern France Family Holidays

Immerse yourself in the luxurious yet family-centered world of our À La Carte package, a cornerstone of the Southern France family holiday experience at Country Kids. Available during the serene beauty of April, May, and early September, this package is meticulously crafted to cater to every aspect of family comfort and enjoyment. No wonder we’re showcased in iEscape as a ‘favourite hideaway.

The À La Carte package transforms your holiday into an experience remembered for decades to come. At the heart of this package lies our fully-kitted accommodation, designed to be your home away from home. Each unit boasts spacious interiors, luxurious king-size beds in master bedrooms, and state-of-the-art kitchens – perfect for family meals or a quiet night in.

Children are the soul of our resort, and this package reflects that with unlimited access to our crèche and Kids Club, catering for ages 3 months to 12 years. Professionally managed and staffed, these facilities offer a range of engaging activities, ensuring your children are not just cared for, but are also learning, playing, and making new friends.

For parents, the À La Carte package includes two nights of babysitting, allowing you the freedom to explore the romantic countryside, dine under the stars, or simply enjoy some quiet time together. This service is provided by our trusted and experienced staff, ensuring your peace of mind.

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a bountiful food basket, setting the tone for a holiday filled with culinary delights. This is complemented by a welcome lunch on Sunday – an opportunity to meet other families and immerse yourself in the convivial atmosphere of Country Kids.

Life during your Southern France family holiday is eased with included daily housekeeping services, ensuring your accommodation is always pristine and comfortable. Moreover, the À La Carte package includes daily teatime, complete with refreshing beverages and delectable treats, a perfect pause in your adventure-filled days.

The package also extends to the use of all on-site facilities. Enjoy a leisurely tractor ride to our petting farm, and take advantage of our bespoke holiday planning service to tailor your days to your family’s interests. Whether it’s an impromptu game of football, a dip in the pool, or a relaxed yoga session, everything is at your fingertips.

In essence, the À La Carte package at Country Kids is more than just a holiday option; it’s a gateway to creating lasting family memories in the heart of Southern France. It combines unrivalled rural luxury with the warmth and fun of a family-friendly environment, ensuring that your Southern France family holiday is an unparalleled experience.

Echoes of Joy: Why Families Keep Coming Back

Don’t just take our word for it.

Our 70% guest rebooking rate speaks volumes about the quality and allure of our Southern France family holidayexperience. Guests praise the “unmatched comfort and variety of activities” and the “warm, family-friendly atmosphere” that makes each stay at Country Kids a cherished memory. If you want what one guest described on TripAdvisor (where we have a 5-star rating) as “a truly beautiful and unique experience for families with young kids”, then you’ll find it here.

A Rustic Paradise: Discover the Charm of Country Kids

The heart of our resort is the beautifully restored old Roquefort Dairy, encompassing The Old Dairy, The Farm House, and The Chestnut House.

Each accommodation is a haven of luxury, featuring king-size beds, marble-floored bathrooms, and bespoke stone and timber kitchens. The private terraces and air-conditioned rooms add to the allure, making your Southern France family holiday both comfortable and memorable.

Accessible Luxury Meets Exceptional Service

We believe everyone should enjoy the beauty of a Southern France family holiday. Our property caters to those with limited mobility, offering easy access to most facilities. Our dedicated team, including chefs, childcare experts, and wellness therapists, are committed to making your stay exceptional.

A Sanctuary of Safety and Exploration for Your Family

Safety is paramount at Country Kids. Our car-free, gated, and fenced environment ensures peace of mind, allowing you and your children to explore our grounds with absolute freedom and security – a fundamental aspect of every Southern France family holiday here.

Adventure Awaits: Endless Fun for All Ages

From tennis courts to a boule court, trampolines to a huge heated swimming pool, the range of activities at Country Kids is endless. Special features like pony riding, family photo shoots, and treetop adventures cater to every age and interest, ensuring your Southern France family holiday is filled with joy and excitement. Our activities include:

  • Tennis court
  • Boule court
  • Trampolines
  • Outdoor playground including a slide, swing, and climbing frame
  • Ping pong table
  • 9-hole mini-golf
  • Huge sandpit
  • Treehouse
  • Two zip wires
  • Bikes for the whole family
  • Messy kitchen play area
  • Mini football pitch
  • Huge heated pool with a slide
  • Paddling pool
  • Fitness and wellbeing centre
  • Adult-only pool and whirlpool

Savour and Shop: A Relaxing Hub

At the center of Country Kids is our bar and shop, a hub for relaxation and socialising. Here, you can indulge in fresh pastries, delightful snacks and meals, and a selection of fine wines and spirits. It’s a place to unwind and connect, adding another layer of delight to your family holiday in South of France.

Unlock the Secrets of Occitanie: Beyond the Resort

The Occitanie region, with its rich history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes, is an integral part of your Southern France family holiday. We provide insights, tips, and picnic arrangements to help you discover the hidden gems of this enchanting area.

Meet Your Personal Holiday Architects: Laure & Sylvain

Your hosts, Laure and Sylvain and their family, embody the spirit of Country Kids. Their background in hospitality and passion for family-focused experiences ensure that every aspect of your tailor-made family holiday is nothing short of magical.

Your Ideal Southern France Family Holiday Awaits

Discover the unique blend of relaxation, adventure and luxury that defines Country Kids. Book your next family holiday with us and experience the bespoke charm of our À La Carte package, a highlight of any Southern France family holiday.

Book Your Unforgettable À La Carte Southern France Family Holiday

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