Looking for activities to find out what to do in Auvergne with your family? Discover in our top 10, some ideas for outings to do with your children in Auvergne VolcanSancy.

Throughout the year, families with children will find suggestions for fun and educational activities. These are activities for the whole family, around Auvergne volcanoes, Sensitive Natural Spaces or local history. You can also practice sports such as bathing or ski. Even with young children, you will find activities for a pleasant family stay in Auvergne. Depending on the period, certain activities are not possible. Remember to check the opening times of the sites before going there.

Servières lake walk with the family
D. Gonthier


Discover the Servières lake and its volcanic crater

  • The Servières lake is a maar (crater) located at an altitude of 1200m
  • Remarkable site of the Puy de Dôme, the lake of Servières is now labeled Sensitive Natural Area
  • All year

Servières lake and its crater

Terra Alta route with the family
D. Gonthier


Hike the Terra Alta Trail

  • Climb the walkways to observe the 360° view
  • Departing from the Center Montagnard Cap Guéry
  • According to opening periods


Terra Alta nature trail

Introduction to biathlon La Stele
J. Dumons


Getting started with biathlon with or without snow

  • On skis, rollerblades, scooters or balance bikes, super fun, and no need to be an athlete
  • At La Stele at the Tour d’Auvergne
  • All year

La Stele Biathlon Area

Auvergne volcanoes walk and reading the landscape from the belvedere
Florence Pertille


Telling stories on the educational trail of the “Stone that rings”

  • Discover the old castle motte
  • Path of about 1,5 km from the bottom of the hillock of the old castle of Rochefort-Montagne to the panorama of the village
  • All year

The secrets of the ringing stone

children's water games la tour d'auvergne lake
David Gonthier


Swimming at the Tour d'Auvergne lake

  • Enjoying a blueberry ice cream
  • Enjoying the view of the village of La Tour d'Auvergne and the hill of Natzy
  • In summer, swimming is supervised

The Tower of Auvergne and its lake

Arrival at the summit of Puy de Dôme via the mule track


Climb to the top of Puy-de-Dôme

  • Take yourself for a volcanologist and enjoy a 360° panorama of the volcanoes
  • On foot via the mule track or with the cogwheel train
  • All year

Summit of the Puy de Dôme

Family activities


Discover orienteering like a pro

  • On varied terrain (lava flow, forest, lake, etc.)
  • From beginner to advanced, to have fun!
  • All year

Fun orienteering trails

Blue and Blood Course in Laqueuille


Understand everything about the Bleu d'Auvergne and the bandit Mornac

  • Blue and Blood museum tour
  • Recommended from 10 years old
  • Open all year round

blue and blood

Snow activities in Auvergne
D. Gonthier


Skiing on volcanoes

  • On the Nordic areas of La Stèle and Guéry, on skis but also on sledges
  • When snow conditions permit

Cross-country Skiing

virtual tour Notre Dame Basilica


Go through history and free the prisoner of Orcival

  • Visit with an interactive tablet to be obtained at the Tourist Office
  • During the opening hours of the Tourist Office

Virtual tour of the Notre-Dame d'Orcival basilica

The pleasure of practicing activities in Auvergne and with family

Auvergne, a life-size playground, offers a myriad of activities for special family moments. Between the panoramas volcanic and lacs, every day is a new adventure. Whether you are looking for relaxation or thrills, our region will meet all your desires. From gentle hikes to educational trails, refreshing swims and cultural discoveries, Auvergne is the perfect setting for creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones. If you are wondering what to do in Auvergne with your family, each activity we offer is an exciting answer.

swimming children lake of the tour d'auvergne

Imagine a family trip through breathtaking natural landscapes, where you embark on the adventure of orienteering and marvel at the diversity of local flora and fauna. Each stage of this journey is a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of nature together. For those looking for what to do in Auvergne as a family, immersing themselves in these outdoor activities is a great way to spend quality time together.

Each activity in Auvergne that we offer is an opportunity to learn, have fun and strengthen family ties, all in a healthy and rejuvenating environment.

What to do in Auvergne with the family?

Visiting Auvergne with your family means opening yourself up to a world of enriching and educational experiences. From the top of Sancy, offering a breathtaking view of the chain of volcanic hills, to the peaceful waters of Servieres lake, each place is an invitation to adventure and discovery. Opt, for example, for a day of skiing or tobogganing in the Nordic areas of La Stèle and Guéry or discover the fascinating history of Bleu d’Auvergne.

Lake Servières picnic with family

Where to go in Auvergne with the family?

Are you looking for ideas for activities to do in Auvergne during a family getaway? Choose places like Auvergne Volcanoes Park for accessible hikes, or even nordic domains of La Stèle and Guéry for skiing, sledding and biathlon activities. The summit of Puy-de-Dôme, a few kilometers from Clermont-Ferrand, and the “Sounding Stone” educational trail are perfect for combining discovery and education. For a relaxing day, the Tour d’Auvergne lake is ideal. Discovering Auvergne as a family means treating yourself to memorable moments.

From the panoramic station

Your activities and leisure activities in Auvergne

To plan your outings and choose among the best activities to do in Auvergne, do not hesitate to consult our complete online calendar. You will find a wide range of leisure activities and tours on offer, suitable for all ages and interests. Whether for a day of sporting adventure or a cultural getaway, our diary will help you organize enriching and fun days for the whole family. Discover All the possibilities and book your favorite activities to guarantee an unforgettable experience in Auvergne VolcanSancy.

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