Parc le Theil

Parc le Theil, Le Caylar: Address, Phone Number, Parc le Theil Reviews: 4.5/5

Parc le Theil
A tour of the world domesticated animals (watusi, yak, alpaca ....), animals and games, natural maze with clues in the house of the witch, magical forest and tree bubble, picnic areas picnic in the park, giant wooden games in a natural environment
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More than 3 hours
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85 reviews
Very good

harriet e
Greater London, UK13 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This is not just any old animal farm! There is a labyrinth with clues to find to escape, a magical forest and a lovely 2k walk around winding paths to see all the animals! The children loved it.... and so did us oldies!
Written August 8, 2018
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Dublin, Ireland61 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
This is a wonderful place to bring children to. The theme of the park evolves around farm animals from around the world. You can discover yaks, water buffaloes, but also goats and sheep in all sizes and shapes. The animals are friendly and you can get very close to them. The park us set in a huge area do it is also a lovely walk through the Larzac. The owners are very welcoming and they have devised a little animal treasure hunt for the kids. The kids all loved it. They also have a good play area. We will definitely go back.
Written August 13, 2015
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Stephen T
Dorchester, UK267 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
Parc Le Theil Rue de la Lavogne 34520 Le Caylar
This small animal park is on the edge of the small village of Le Caylar, less than a kilometre from Junction 49 on the A75 motorway. Set at the edge of the Larzac, a high, arid, heavily eroded limestone plateau the park consists of a lengthy dirt and stone path winding for probably close to half a kilometre through the natural countryside. Strange rock outcrops, grassy glades, little rocky canyons, most covered with a scrub of stunted old oaks, juniper bushes and other shrubs. In places so dense the path is almost a tunnel through it, in others rocky and open. But always something to look at and all these features are small scale, ideal for children. The walk through this unusual, rugged countryside where you never know what may be round the next corner is as much if not more a part of the experience as are the animals. The four year old in our party found it almost magical. The animals are described as European Domestic animals, in practice mainly sheep, goats, a couple of pigs, a few cows, some fancy poultry, the yak is about the most exotic animal there. As you meander along the country walk you come across them in little fields here and there, they are unconcerned about the visitors and look healthy and content. You get close to them and even the smallest visitor gets an excellent view.
There is an adventure playground area, quite basic, almost amateurish and displaying the very much more relaxed approach the French take to matters of Health and Safety. The various walkways, ladders and climbing features are made from natural local materials and take full advantage of features of the rocky landscape. Its small scale, interesting and will be popular with children.
The refreshment and toilet facilities are basic. At €5.50 for adults €3.50 for children and under 2’s free, the price is fair. There is a picnic area within the grounds with some large scale table games and you could take a picnic and spend as long as you like there. I doubt it is ever crowded.
One downside is that some of the animal pens consist simply of low level electric fences between the animals and the punters so small children who do not understand the consequences have to be closely watched.
While in some ways it might sound a bit crummy, in fact it was an excellent afternoon for younger children and an attractive stroll in delightful surroundings for adults.
Written August 19, 2014
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Thank you very much Your opinion is important and allows us to improve. All the team of the park thanks you!
Written August 22, 2014
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