Published 11 / 02 / 2022 Reading time: 5 min
Intrepid like the Barbarossa pirate or curious like kittens, your children want to escape. They want to explore the world and experience new adventures. Gruissan is the dream playground for all parents looking for moments of complicity. The Tourist Office offers a selection of activities to try out as a family during the holidays or a weekend. Even in winter, you will find something to do!
Walk around the pond
The tour of the pond could well delight your little ones while making them evolve in a spectacular natural setting! You manage to motivate them to explore the 7 kilometers that surround the pond. Your children can closely observe the fauna that find shelter in the lagoons. Egrets, great cormorants, gray herons or black-headed gulls… display their most beautiful profiles through your binoculars. Your children are fascinated by the proximity of the pink flamingos: the stars of the pond seem to be lounging peacefully on the shores you are walking around. The route is punctuated by panels which explain, among other things, the traditions of local fishermen (the trabaques). When adventures and pedagogy mingle, you do not see the kilometers go by!
Take part in a treasure hunt
Throughout the year, "the secrets of Barbarossa" or "the curse of the seagull", make you discover the legends of Gruissan. You unravel mysteries and survey the emblematic places of the village. You let yourself be immersed in the meandering streets of the village or in the heart of the La Clape massif to detect clues. For a little over an hour, you take yourself for a corsair and combine exploration and riddles.
Thursday and Friday
saddle his mount
This day is eagerly awaited by your darlings because it is that of the little horseback riding. It is in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Narbonnaise that you put yourself in the saddle. Before departure, take a look at the animal, observe the beauty of its appearance. Meet his gentle gaze and above all enjoy this contact with man's oldest companion. Slowly, you meander on paths between ponds and scrubland that line the landscape.
The Ayguades Equestrian Tourism Center and the Manade Tournebelle offer rides according to level. If you want to extend your day with your faithful steed, push the door of the manade and experience a traditional Camargue day. You will be amazed by the mad cavalcade of bulls. Their ebony coats contrast with those of Camargue horses.
Getting started with mini paintball
Hidden behind the trunk of an umbrella pine, you hide your weapon. Your mission is to attack your opponents and dislodge them from their base camp. Your team has hatched a foolproof plan to achieve their ends. You place yourself strategically in support of the most daring who suffer the first colored shots! It's not easy to come out of your hiding place, but you have to support the first suicide bombers! You can't stifle your laughter and your opponents spot you. The equipment is very suitable for children: small balls and airless guns are the winning combo for games of real fun. All without any apprehension of the impacts which are obviously not painful.
The war will leave traces in the hearts. Indeed, you have just built memorable memories with your darlings who are still laughing.
Letting go at Grazel
The long stretch of sand on Grazel beach awaits you. You again feel the small grains of fine sand slipping between your toes. You breathe in the spray with full lungs! Your little ones do not necessarily want to contemplate but you have your Sioux technique to ensure a few minutes of calm: a pancake! Once the crepe has been swallowed up, a few sand castles decorate the beach. The moment seems suspended, out of time. Your children let themselves be won over by the magic of the sunset. Bird Island, adorned with a thousand colors, falls asleep.