To make sure you have a great holiday, here are some ideas for fun activities and outings to enjoy with your family.

Celebrate Halloween

Witches, ghosts and other vampires will meet in Courseulles-sur-mer on Saturday 30 October to enjoy a chilling programme!

The town’s entertainment department, the Leisure Centre, the Paradis des Enfants, the Courseulles Cultural Association, the Juno Beach Centre and Courseulles Equitation are planning a horrible family day during which your children will be able to dress up, be scared and fill their bags with sweets!

A special Halloween treasure hunt is proposed in Langrune-sur-mer on Sunday 31 October.

From 25 to 31 October 2021, the Fontaine-Henry castle proposes the event “panic at the Magic Academy!”

This year, children will have to find out who destroyed the roofs of the Magic Academy.

To do so, they will have to solve numerous riddles and walk through the Academy’s grounds.

New for 2021: 2 investigations for 5/8 year olds and 8/15 year olds proposed by “Petits Meurtres entre amis”. For older children, a Murder Party will be organised on 29 and 30 October in the evening. 

From 2 to 5 November, visit the ephemeral school of witches and wizards in Luc-sur-mer: levitations, transformations, making magic potion… this course is offered to children aged 7 to 15.

Scallops to taste

If you like scallops in all sorts of ways, why wait until Christmas to try them? The season started in October.

Did you know that Normandy is the leading French region for scallop fishing, which (in addition) benefits from the Label Rouge? A real guarantee of quality!

You will find them on the stalls of the Courseulles-sur-Mer fish market.

les coquilles fete de la coquille courseulles sur mer novembre 2018 credit mathilde lelandais

If you don’t feel like cooking, you should know that some restaurants offer “all shellfish” menus during All Saints’ Day.

Make a note in your diary (as you will obviously be returning to the Cœur de Nacre), the shellfish festival takes place around the fishing port of Courseulles-sur-Mer on 20 and 21 November.

A breath of fresh air

There’s nothing like a family outing to the beach to get some fresh air! A jog along the seawall at Bernières-sur-mer, a horse ride at low tide at Saint-Aubin-sur-mer, a game of Mölkky on the sand at Langrune-sur-mer… you’re bound to find an activity to share with your children!

If you are a thrill seeker, we invite you to try sand yachting on the beach at low tide.

A 100% fun and 100% adrenaline activity!

Push the door of the castle

With its roofs among the highest in France, its lacy Renaissance façade, its richly furnished interior and its 52 different levels, it is well worth a visit!

In the park, large wooden games are available for families.

During the All Saints’ Day holidays, the Halloween animations will make the children shiver!

Chateau Fontaine Henry

Go to Fontaine-Henry to visit this “Loire castle lost in Normandy”. 

Visit museums to better understand history

In Cœur de Nacre, two museums evoke the Second World War.

The Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-mer is the only Canadian museum on the D-Day landing beaches.

ceremonie centre juno beach 6 juin credit mathilde lelandais

This museum pays tribute to the thousands of Canadian soldiers who fought for our freedom. 

The museum is on a human scale and is particularly suitable for children. You will appreciate the two moving mini-films, the many objects in the collection and the “explore Juno” tour for young people.

The little extra: the guides are Canadian!

The Radar 44 station in Douvres-la-Délivrande is an authentic German radar station on the D-Day landing beaches. During your visit, you will discover the interior of the bunkers where hundreds of German soldiers lived in order to detect the Allied airborne troops.

The little extra: the free Audiospot application allows you to enjoy an audio-guided tour of the site.

RADAR MUSEE RADAR 44 DOUVRES LA DELIVRANDE CREDIT MATHILDE LELANDAIS

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Celebrating the horse with the Equidays

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6 days of events, 1 big parade, 1 travelling village and more than 100 events to celebrate the horse throughout Calvados, and particularly in Cœur de Nacre. The equestrian centres of Courseulles-sur-mer and Saint-Aubin-sur-mer have put together a great programme for you: pony rides, handling, carriage rides, equifun…

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Stroll through the small villages of character

It’s time to take advantage of the pretty autumn colours. Far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, we invite you to discover Reviers, a village that has developed at the confluence of the Seulles and the Mue.

Wash-houses, mills, Creully stone houses, rivers; all these elements combined give Reviers a real authentic charm!

The Tourist Office team has put together several ideas for family walks, of less than 6km, to discover the built heritage.

Let’s play artists!

At the L’œil Poché workshop and at the Au Charbon third-party centre, creativity is on the agenda! Painting, drawing, modelling, mosaic, sewing… there is no shortage of artistic activities.

During these workshops, for 2 hours, your children can invent shapes, experiment with materials, develop ideas and let their imagination run wild.

You have not yet booked your accommodation for the All Saints’ Day holidays? Don’t panic, consult our lists of hotels, guest houses and holiday rentals in one click.

Consult the calendar of events for All Saints’ Day

Happy holidays to all!

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