Outdoor and active get away for the whole family

May 3, 2021

The winter of 2000/21 was a time like no other we have known.  We all spent far too long cooped up indoors, dreaming of the moment we could get outside again.  Yearning for that trip as a family into the countryside and really take the time to appreciate the great outdoors like never before.


Did you know that the average adult has spent up to 11 hours a day in front of a screen during lockdown?


Country kids is the perfect place for adventure loving families. We are placed deep within the southern French countryside, nesting above a little place called the Salagou valley.  The valley itself has a huge shimmering lake, surrounded by extinct volcanoes of bright red soil.  This is in contrast to our little lush green hillside retreat which is surrounded by ancient oak trees and rolling green fields.

It’s a nature lovers paradise.  Hiking, road biking, water sports, mountain/e-biking, fishing, rock-climbing, off roading, horse riding…you get the idea.  If you’re looking for a stress-free family adventure into the French countryside, then Country Kids resort is the destination for you.

It all starts on our 30 Acre estate.  It’s a gated safe and secure environment dotted with onsite amenities such as tennis court, trampoline, climbing frames, zip wires, sandpits and of course, our petting farm. Kids can run free enjoying the great outdoors with their new best friends, while mums and dads relax by our huge open-air pool or in the comfort of an armchair under the shade of the plane trees at our open-air bar.


Did you know that the average child spends only 30 minutes outdoors and up to 7 hours in front of a screen every day?


When tired mums and dads are looking for some couple’s time together our kids club team look after the little ones all day long, ensuring that they are happy and stimulated with a huge list of outdoor activities. Whether your child is 6 months old or 11, we adapt our schedules and activities according to the groups needs and ages.

So, what can you do with all of this freedom? Our bespoke family holiday planning service can ensure for any of the above activities are arranged for you with one of our trusted off-site contractors. If you don’t fancy taking the car anywhere then you don’t have to.

We have mapped and signed hiking trails leaving from our front gates which give you the chance to go for either a pre breakfast run up to a sunrise view of the lake or an afternoon ramble down in to the rich red Salagou valley via an 11th century ruined chateau.  You’ll be back in time for an apero at tea time! 


Most importantly Country Kids gives you all time to re-discover the great outdoors as a family. Each one of family ready accommodations has a private outdoor terrace, making al fresco family dining possible at every mealtime. But if you fancy finding a quiet little cove down by the lake, we can give you the map, the towels, blankets and pack a gourmet picnic feast for the whole family.

For more adventurous families, there’s no end to the activities you can have together. Take an electric boat out onto the lake. Dive head first into the Gorges of the Hérault during a day out canyoning. Traverse tree top walkways or zip from plateau to plateau at one of the outdoor adventure parks. We can organise all of these activities for you, including a reservation at a perfect little bistrot nearby for a family lunch afterwards. 


It’s time you all spent some less time with those screens on the sofas and more time together in the outdoors as a family.


Get in touch with us now to find out how we can help you have the most memorable outdoor and active getaway with the whole family in southern France.