The Chateau des Énigmes
Set in the splendid grounds of the Chateau de Laas, this swashbuckling adventure game is a winner with younger children. Only you and the four musketeers can foil the plot to stop the young king getting married in St Jean de Luz. You know the drill : it’s one for all and all for one!
Swoop over the river
Get an adrenaline rush on a 200m zip-wire ride over the Gave d’Oloron! Set in a fabulous forest setting, the Accrobranche treetop adventure park in Laas and Montfort offers vertiginous fun for the young and young-at-heart.
Geocaching good fun
Download the Terra Aventura app, and you’re off! Put your heads together to solve the clues, and uncover the hidden secrets of Salies-de-Bearn. This fun family geocaching game puts the pep into sightseeing – and there’s a badge for kids to collect or swap at the end.
A menagerie on the Pain de Sucre
It’s a pleasant uphill walk through varied woodland to the top of Salies de Béarn’s own Sugar Loaf Mountain. You’ll love the amazing toy-town view over red rooftops and the river Saleys. Little ones will enjoy spotting the animals in a park that’s also home to fallow deer, lamas, Vietnamese pigs and donkeys.
Navarrenx’s hidden defences
Kids love discovering the ramparts of Navarrenx, with their watchtowers, arrow slits and king-of-the-castle views. For a bonus of shivers and amazing echoes, take a torch and explore the atmospheric tunnels, passageways and powder store – if you dare!