How to keep the children busy during the Easter holidays?

Published on March 25, 2024 by Cecile Lacour

During the Easter 2023 holidays, let's take advantage of our landscapes and our natural riches to invite our little guys to get some fresh air and go on an adventure!

If you like adventure:

  • Colette Gardens: Spring and Easter-themed decoration from March 31 to April 28.
    Wednesday April 17: Show at 15 p.m. - “Félicie’s incredible gift”
    Spring treasure hunt- 
    Information: 05 55 86 75 35

  • Escape game in Allassac : The haunted mansion. By the Land of Art and History Vézère Ardoise. A hundred years ago, when the Manoir des Tours was a school, thieving students stole the gold slate, the school's treasure! You have 45 minutes to help the ghost teachers recover it and allow their souls to finally find rest! April 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 13:30 p.m., 15 p.m. and 16:30 p.m. Reservation at 05 55 24 08 80 (Brive tourisme). Price: €60 per team.

  • The Gaillard Academy : Come challenge the Gaillard Académie. Open every day during school holidays (all areas combined).
    Reservations at 05 55 74 98 18

  • Geocaching, modern-day treasure hunt! It's a global game. This is a treasure hunt that is carried out outdoors with a GPS. Boxes, called “caches”, are hidden in nature. The goal ? Discover the location of the cache, and the treasure it contains! Find the circuits by clicking HERE.

  • “La Gaillarde Expedition” : Go to the Tourist Office to collect your logbook for FREE! Then go on an adventure 

If you are greedy:

  • Easter atBlack Périgord Aquarium : from March 30 to April 28, make your chocolate bar and leave with it. Information on 05 53 07 10 74

  • Visit to the Chocolate Museum BOVETTI   in Terrasson: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. Reservation recommended at

  • The markets : The taste adventure is not the least in the country. Take advantage of the many markets to discover new products, new recipes and treat yourself: be greedy! Find the calendar of our markets in our dedicated section

  • Cooking as a family
    After having stocked up on good local products in one of our markets, you can discover or introduce children and grandchildren to good, cheerful dishes such as mique, millassou, boulegou which will satisfy the most gourmands and gourmets. Discover our video tutorials in the section: Cooking fun recipes.

If you are curious:        

  • Le Museum Labenche offers on April 17 and 23 (from 15 p.m. to 17 p.m.) mediations dedicated to children accompanied by their parents or grandparents, in small groups. The discovery of the collections in the rooms will be associated with a workshop giving pride of place to four-handed DIY and creative pastries to return home with a little souvenir of this afternoon. At 15h.
    Price 5 euros. Free for the accompanying adult. From 6 years old. Registrations with the Labenche museum: 05 55 18 17 70 or

  • The Prehistoric Labyrinth :  Go on an expedition to meet the last Cro-Magnon still alive. Find 25 anomalies and cross 7 different atmospheres: the Ice Path, the Professor's Bivouac, the Painting Cave, the Animal Cave, the Mirror Labyrinth, the secret apartments of Professor Jean Netessur and the educational Maze Panel to understand everything about the life of our ancestor.
    Information on 05 530 710 74

  • Chateau de Hautefort: open every day from April. Activities: Easter tree to decorate, carrot photobooth (photos with giant carrots), plant decoration. More information on 05 53 50 51 23.

  • Library and Museum of the History of Medicine in Hautefort: two treasure hunts are offered to you: Tuesday April 16 and Thursday April 18 at 11 a.m. or 16 p.m. Price: €5 per child. Saturday April 20: Storytelling at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday April 23: Creative workshop, the library invites you to participate in the decoration of the Museum. Thursday April 25: Broadcast of the film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at 18 p.m.

If you are an artist:

  • The Cultural Center organizes workshops (Equipment is provided for all activities):
    - Monday April 15: Macramé workshop. Make a unique macramé creation. Duration: 2 hours (from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.). From the age of 8. Prices: 15€
    - Monday April 15: basket making workshop. Make an original and unique object. Duration: 2 hours (from 14 p.m. to 16 p.m.). From 6 to 10 years old. Prices: 15€
    - Tuesday April 16: modeling workshop. The Earth in all its states. Imagine, draw then explore the material: knead, dig, stretch, deform, add, remove... And explore the tools: roughing boards, peepers... Under the fingers, the modeling clay becomes material and texture. Duration: 4 hours (from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 16 p.m.). From 6 to 8 years old. Price: 20€
    - Wednesday April 17: 3D modeling workshop. Learn to draw 3D shapes and volumes. You will design a key ring which will be printed using a 3D printer. (You will be able to pick it up a few days after the workshop.). Duration: 3 hours - (from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.). From 10 years old. Price: 15€
    - Friday April 19: video editing workshop. Learn about video editing using OpenShot Video software and create an audiovisual work by creating a sound universe from preselected images. Duration: 3 hours - from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. From 10 years old. Price: 15€
    - Wednesday April 24: theater workshop. Your mission, if you accept it, will be to rehearse a great show that you will perform for a crazy audience! Duration: 1 day - from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m. Lunch is taken together (picnic). Performance at 17 p.m. From 8 to 14 years old. Price: 20€
    - Thursday April 25: circus workshop.  On the program: juggling, acrobatics, expression games, etc. Duration: 4 hours - (from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 16 p.m.). From 9 years old. Price: 20€

Reservations required by calling 05 55 74 20 51 from Monday to Friday.

If you are sporty...

  • Objat Eco Swimming Pool : diving baptism on Saturday April 13 from 15 p.m. to 18 p.m. From 10 years old. It is imperative to know how to swim. Take goggles and if you have fins and a mask. The rest of the material will be provided. Price: swimming pool entry. By registration at 05 55 25 82 94 The swimming pool is also open from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 20 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. and from 15 p.m. to 18 p.m.

  • La Brive swimming pool : inflatable play area on the swimming pool from Tuesday April 16 to Sunday April 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14:15 p.m. to 18 p.m. Also from April 15 to April 19 and from April 22 to 26: early learning course (for children born in 2018) from 10:10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m., swimming initiation for children born between 2009 and 2017 from 10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. More information on 05 55 74 37 27.

  • The Brive Ice Rink : 80s evening at the Brive ice rink from 20:30 p.m. to 23 p.m. Take out your bandanas and neon leggings! More information on 05 55 74 34 62. The ice rink is also open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 14:30 p.m. to 17:15 p.m.

  • Nature Escape for the April holidays the park is open every day from 14 p.m. to 19 p.m.! 10 minutes from Brive, come and enjoy the sun with family or friends with our 10 activities for the whole family!
    Information and reservations on 0616990795.

  • Leisure Sports Base of Vézère  
    - Wednesday April 17 and Thursday April 25: 3D archery. From 14h to 16h.
    - Tuesday April 16 and Tuesday April 23: VTT Bike Park. From 14h to 16h.
    - Friday April 19 and Friday April 26: Climbing from 14 p.m. to 16 p.m. Supervised climbing activity on the Base site. Accessible to everyone aged 7 and over. By reservation online or by telephone on 05 55 84 73 54. €16/person (children and adults)

  • Big Bird, is the highest aerial course in Europe, reaching a height of over 22 metres. Come with family or friends, tame the air domain in complete safety. Information on 05 53 07 10 74

  • The complex: with its 2 5 vs Soccer fields, 3 Squash Courts. A 600 m² Laser Wars on the theme of Star Wars. Kidooland, a huge Children's Park with large play structures, ball pools, slides, trampolines, electric karts, etc. (Up to 11 years old inclusive or 1m40).
    Information 05 55 25 02 50

  • Lazzer City : In a 1600 square meter complex, Lazzer City is the largest in France. Play in a futuristic maze with unusual scale scenery elements
    Information 05 53 07 10 74

If you like animals...

  • The Gramat animal park. Come and enjoy the Easter weekend with your family at the Gramat Animal Park! Take part in our big game on the trail of the goose that lays the golden eggs and challenge yourself with the wooden games from La Bateleuse! Be careful, our mischievous chickens have lots of surprises in store for you! The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 18:30 p.m.
    Information on 05 65 38 81 22.

  • The city of insects: Treasure hunts and “family moments” with handling of live insects and insect tasting! Cabinet of curiosities, more than 15 specimens, giant locust, anthills, vivarium, and many others! Information on 000 05 55 04 02.
    - April 16: 15 p.m.-17 p.m.: Easter special with quiz on insects to share with the family. It's fun and everyone wins chocolate in this game! Of course it's Easter
    - April 18: 15 p.m.-17 p.m.: The environmental sentinel bee. We will discuss solitary and social bees and their role in the environment and the functioning of the hive. Honey tasting and candle making.
    - April 23: 15 p.m.-17 p.m.: Easter special with quiz on insects to share with the family. It's fun and everyone wins chocolate in this game! Of course it's Easter!
    - April 25: 15 p.m.-17 p.m.: The environmental sentinel bee. We will discuss solitary and social bees and their role in the environment and the functioning of the hive. Honey tasting and candle making
  • The Périgord Noir aquarium:
    The Gecko House, an incredible new feature in the heart of Alligator Park, a new habitat for alligators and its observatory. Easter activities on site.
    Information 05 53 07 10 74

    Other animal parks are open and can be consulted on our dedicated section.

If you want to discover heritage while having fun


Discover the territory in a fun way! No more walks where you drag your feet, it's you who is the actor in the plot! Routes available in Yssandon, Estivaux and Lissac sur Couze: click HERE.

Visit game booklets

Brive Tourisme provides you with game booklets which will allow you to discover from a new angle: Ayen, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Donzenac, Yssandon, Saint-Robert and Turenne. These game booklets are downloadable HERE.


We offer our little adventurers thematic hikes, including the Mine trail in Perpezac-Le-Blanc and the Alambics circuit game booklet in Turenne. 

You can also find numerous hiking trails adapted to everyone's level. It's an opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise while discovering beautiful landscapes. Find a selection of trails just HERE

Without forgetting the Voie Verte along the Corrèze and the Vézère... A gentle path to follow on foot or by bike. Play areas, benches and picnic areas located nearby will allow you to take well-deserved stops! 

If you like board games

NEW: “ Games Bearer » in Brive.
Games Bearer is a games bar offering free entry to the bar side with bar service (revisited cocktails, local sweet snacks (artisan muffin from Artipat) and savory snacks (sausages from Chassagnard in Égletons).
3 types of games are offered: board games of all kinds from beginner to expert, TCGs or in other words collectible card games like Magic, Pokémon and Lorcana and finally role-playing and wargaming games (Warhammer, bloodbowl and Saga )

Prices: From 9€ 

Information: 05 55 86 00 77

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