Facilities & Activities at Le Ranolien
There is a whole host of activity to keep you and the children amused everyday at La Ranolien. Table tennis, five aside football (why not get together your own Olympic 5 aside tournament), badminton, basketball, volleyball, boules (you really should give it a try – apart from 20 Gauloises ciggies there’s nothing more French than this), 17 hole mini golf course, 3 playgrounds, an mini cinema, and digital photography courses (where did that one come from? I’m on my way!).
Of course we need to mention the wet facilities. The kids will just love the four different pools, three outdoor and one covered, all heated so water fun is on every day whatever the weather. The covered pool is ideal for all the family while the outdoor pools feature water slides and chutes. Some of the slides are quite dramatic so really only suit children who are 10 years and above. If swimming, sliding chuting and diving is a bit too much like hard work there are plenty of sun loungers, a spa centre with sauna, Jacuzzi and spa for a very reasonable charge as well as a beauty treatment centre. Finally the white knuckle riders amongst you can take diving lessons in the pool or you can even attend water aerobics classes. (OK not exactly white knuckle but it got your attention didn’t it!)
If you are looking offsite for your activities there’s loads to do. You have the best beaches in Brittany on your doorstep and all the beach water sports to go with them. Windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving and boat trips to see the local sea wildlife are all available within a mile of the camp site. Get in there!!
Once outside the camp there are a number of visitor attractions in the area. Perhaps the best of all, a little further away in Brest (some 70 miles away but great for an all day adventure) is Oceanopolis. Great sights, four spectacular children oriented pavilions and great facilities with plenty of restaurants. You’re bound to have a great day out with the kids. Look out for the touch pools, shark tanks and seal pools that will keep even the most enquiring mind busy.
Back on site you can feed the family easily with all the self catering facilities however if you’re looking for a break from the kitchen routine why not treat yourself in the on-site restaurant which serves traditional local dishes. For those with less adventurous tastes there’s always the pizzeria. Day time hunger pangs can be kept at bay at the take away which has a kiddie friendly menu consisting of frites, panini, chicken, hot dogs and of course pizza. There is also a Breton creperie which the kids will just love. For a real French treat there is a market in Ploumanach which is within walking distance of the camp and no visit to this part of France could ever be complete without seeing the local market. Don’t forget it’s best to get there in the morning, the early the better.
Evening’s wise there is a bar that’s just right for the family with music, pool and football tables. Between Early April and mid September it’s DISCO! Children’s discos run throughout this time with Dads able to strut their funky stuff (oh lordy not that) during July and August when the adult disc runs.