1. Visit an animal park
You’re bound to encounter cows and wild boar along roadsides and in forests in Corsica – but it’s not easy to approach them in their natural habitat. So why not go to one of the animal parks to see other animals, such as turtles, bees, chickens or ducks? Here’s our selection:
- A Cupulatta , near Ajaccio, where you can discover the hidden life of turtles;
- The bee garden near Ocana, where you can sample delicious local honey;
- The Olva nature park in Sartène, a typical Corsican natural area where you can get to know the island animals.
2. EXPLORE AN "EDUCATIONAL" FARM
The Ferme de Padula in Porto-Vecchio oofers interactive tours during which your children can approach, stroke and hand-feed the animals.
3. walk in a vast garden
Looking for an activity to keep the whole family happy? Here are two parks where both young and old can enjoy themselves.
The Parc de Saleccia , located on the of Ile-Rousse in the Balagne, is a real Mediterranean garden of seven hectares. You can explore tne botanical trails and discover exceptional plant collections.
4. MAKE CULTURE FUN
It’s never easy to make cultural visits fun for the kids – but we think we’ve found the solutions.
- Solve the "riddle of the pirate " in Porto-Vecchio
- Ipaques : Go on the hunt for eggs with your smartphone and discover the city of Ajaccio in a fun way (more info from the Ajaccio Tourist Office )
5. SATISFY ADVENTURERS
Adventurous kids will love playing monkey in the Corsican forests, with zip lines, tree climbing and ‘via ferrata’ – these are all great outdoor activities to enjoy as a family. Fully trained instructors are on hand to enhance this unforgettable experience.
6. go horse riding or donkey-riding
To avoid tiring out the little ones on one of Corsica’s superb discovery trails, opt for a horseback ride or donkey ride.
Information available from equestrian centres in the local area, as well as from tourist offices.
7. be entertained
Spring offers a calendar of colourful events in Corsica including carnivals and shows. We suggest:
- Festival du rêve in Porto-vecchio
- Sartène Carnival
- Bastia Carnival
- Bastia Comic Festival
Check out our full calendar so you don't miss anything.
8. HAVE FUN AT A GAMES PARK
Meet Ricco and the pirates (Furiani), to the delight of children and their patient parents! Ideal in rainy weather (you never know, as spring can have z mind of its own), this playground is open every day and boasts a play area of 1.400m square metres. The kids will be able to let off steam, jump, climb, slide, crawl and compete against each other- all in total safety
9. TAKE THE TRAIN
The famous ‘trinichellu’ will take you around northern Corsica, through landscapes bursting with spring flowers.
10. play on the beach
And finally, the safe bet of all family holidays: the beach.