French Theme Park Holidays


It’s that time of year again when the arguments start about what everyone wants to do for the summer holidays. You and your partner like the idea of a secluded holiday villa with plenty of relaxation, maybe some leisurely walks and lots of family time, whereas the kids are bugging you for fun and adventure in theme parks.

Well it might not have occurred to you that there is the perfect opportunity to do both.

If you book a holiday in a Villa in France near to one of the many theme park destinations then you can spend some of your days getting the adrenaline going and the rest of the time relaxing in your villa. A villa is perfect for returning to after those days of chaos as it is just like having a home away from home. You can come home and make a leisurely dinner and unwind after the day’s events with many of the comforts that you enjoy at home.

There are all sorts of theme parks in France; some of which are quite unusual as well as others which simply offer everything you could possibly want in a theme park…Fun, Fun and more Fun!

For example there is Volcania, which is the only theme park in the world that is dedicated to volcanoes.  The park is in the shape of a volcano and houses four levels of displays, films, shows, interactivity, and a volcanic garden an information centre and a play area. Volcania is perhaps the perfect destination for families with a budding young scientist in their midst.

Alternatively there is also Futurescope amusement park which is one of the most visited attractions. The park uses audio visual technology to create breath-taking and informative special effects.  It uses giant screens, 3D cinemas, circular cinemas and other state of the art techniques create an unforgettable experience.

And if its traditional magical family fun that you are looking for then why not take the family for a magical journey to Disneyland Paris. With two theme parks, an entertainment area a golf course and so much more you are sure to keep the whole family entertained.

Of course the summer in France is also perfect for visiting some of the many water parks that are on offer. 

Aqualand has a chain of seven different parks located around the South of France that are open from the middle of June until September. They are a great place to keep the kids cool on those hot summer days but also with plenty of places to relax on a sun lounger and leave them to it.

So there are just a few ideas to give you inspiration. France has a whole host of different activities on offer for those who are looking for a thrilling adventure and even a fun time for those who’d rather just look after the bags.



Josh Whiten writes for French Connections, a UK based company who specialise in holiday rentals across France. For more information and to see a full range of holiday accommodations – from gites and cottages, to villas and farmhouses – please visit