The garden is a children’s paradise. Le Brévedent and freedom go hand in hand!

The small size and exceptional location of the campsite offer families a great deal of freedom. Getting around, on foot or by bike, is very easy, so children can learn independence in a friendly atmosphere.

‘Shall we meet at the pool, the play area or by the big tree?’

The garden is a paradise for children. A century-old tree with tentacular trunk-like branches has become an area of play that lets the imagination run wild. The different campsite animals, rabbits, chickens, goats, ducks, cats, also fill with campers of all ages with happiness! In the morning, when Raphaël and Eva feed the animals, it is not uncommon for children to bring fresh eggs back to their pitch.

The stream at the edge of the forest is shallow, it is also a place where many play. At the Brévedent, children move freely in a natural environment. The bigger ones build temporary dams and the smaller ones organise cork races.

Every day the Castel Camping du Brévedent offers family activities supervised by local artists and animators.

Here are next season’s family activities:

Plant-based colours workshop by Lyse

Lyse offers you the chance to make plant-based colors on fabric with plants harvested on the campsite. Over several experiments, you will make and test coloured inks in a fun and collaborative way. This is an activity that appeals to the whole family!

Narrated walk by Lyse

Lyse takes you to meet Norman wild animals in the campsite’s forest. The tale “The old tree” is illustrated with kamishibaï. Sensory, creative and nature awakening games punctuate the forest walk, and delight children!

Textile workshop with Tara

A large table set up to generously welcome those who wish and on it, dozens of scraps of fabric, reels of thread in a thousand colours, pearls, labels of all kinds… provided it is recycled! Each person makes their own original and personalised creation (phone pouch, bracelet, belt etc.). This workshop, open to everyone, allows you to learn ethical, aesthetic and conceptual creating techniques.

Wild basketry workshop led by Rebecca Les Jolies Fleurs

Rebecca offers a collaborative and creative basketry workshop with the aim to create a project on the campsite, for the campsite. During the winter, we store the resources necessary for the organisation of these summer workshops, so you could make for example a tipi out of braised willow or a vegetation tunnel while participating in the life of the garden!

Introduction to circus arts with Karl

Karl Borsberg has been a circus lover since his childhood and is a recognised professional in Normandy offering exceptional shows in the purest circus tradition. He is also at the head of his circus school in Caen at which he welcomes no less than 200 students a year. It is therefore a great chance to welcome Karl to the Brévedent! With his know-how and a lot of kindness, he animates the introduction to circus arts, offering many workshops such as juggling, rolling globe, trapeze, wire walking, rola-bola, to children from 4 years old.

Pony riding

Children have the opportunity to ride a pony during a hand-held walk with a parent. The walk takes place in the forest of Le Brévedent stables. Departure on foot from the campsite through the forest, adventure guaranteed!

Facilities on site

The facilities and activities at the Le Brévedent campsite are suitable for children.

  • a heated swimming pool

  • two play areas

  • football pitch

  • ping-pong tables

Sanitary block for children

The family cubicles in the main toilet block allow you to look after your children in peace. The cubicle includes:

  • baby bath

  • shower

  • drying area

Baby kitchen for small children

The Baby kitchen in the manor is open 24 hours a day for families with young children. It’s equipped with:

  • a microwave

  • bottle warmer

  • sink dedicated only for baby equipment

  • steriliser

  • changing table

  • playpen

We offer activities for the whole family!

Children are welcome to the music evenings and young musicians are invited to take part in the open mic nights if they wish. What an experience it is to play a piece in front of a captive audience!

And for those who go to bed early at night, no problem – the music doesn’t drown out the lullabies…