Facilities & Activities at St Avit Loisirs
It’s worth starting with activities for the little ones. Well, how best to put it… Spoilt for choice? How lucky are they? There are a full 9, yes I did say 9, children’s clubs offering all sorts of activity. Macs Pirate Mayhem at Macs Fun Station, Soccer Station (go on take a wild guess), shipwrecked ay Base Station, we could go on for hours like this. There really is something for all tastes and for all ages. Best thing is to check when you arrive but allow sufficient time to look at everything on offer!
Keeping you busy seems to be a watchword at St Avit Loisirs, there so much to do. Within the camp you’ll find a bewildering array of things to do, tennis, table tennis, all the balls (basket, foot and volley), archery (sharp intake of breath), quad biking (and another), trampolining and badminton (that’s shuttlecocks not horse trials). There is a driving range and you can hire bicycles including all the protective gear to help you explore the lovely Dordogne country side.
St Avit Loisirs water facilities here really do deserve a special mention. Whether you choose outdoors or indoors the pools areas are well laid out and provide lots of fun for all ages. There are water slides for those hectic thrill seekers whilst those looking for something gentler can use the clever lazy river. Just downhill enough to get some movement but not steep enough to cause you to break the sound barrier.
Outside of the site there is a further raft of activities including fishing, golf, mini-golf (why not call it crazy golf – much more fun) and horse riding. These are all within short drives of the site. Speaking of outside the site, if you are going to venture outside take the kids to Le Bugue, the local town and just enjoy the French cafe lifestyle. Trips out to places such as La Roque-Gageac, a small village clinging spectacularly to the side of gorge, and Sarlat will give the kids a view on a completely different way of life. The area also boasts an aquarium at Perigord Noir and for something completely different….limestone caves….stacks of them. Perhaps the best are at Le Gouffre de Padirac and Lascaux
If you’re looking for a food treat then look no further than the beamed auberge (read French country pub) style restaurant featuring local cuisine. The restaurant is open between the end of March and mid-September but closes every Monday. For the less adventurous palate they do offer a simpler children’s menu. There is also a snack bar where energy levels can be topped up with French delights such as a Croque Monsieur. The snack bar also serves as a take away with the usual pizzas, salads, sandwiches burgers and a local plat du jour for those who can’t tear themselves away from the lazy river, water slide or other activities.
Evening entertainment focuses around the bar. Alongside a full entertainment programme you’ll find regular karaoke and disco nights to keep those activity levels high.