What could be more agreeable than to spend a day with your children and make the most of our family activities!

In the idyllic surroundings of the castle, children are welcome to participate in two entertaining acivities with their parents (no supplement).

Important information: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the season is undergoing several changes. Some workshops already in our printed material have unfortunately been cancelled.

For your safety, and that of your children, we can only accommodate a maximum of 9 persons in each workshop. Costumes that are normally used for these workshops will be unavailable this year. Finally, in order to respect social distancing, only one parent can accompany their child. During the falconry workshops, participants will be fitted with a latex glove before putting on the falconer’s glove when holding our birds (if you are allergic to latex, please accept our apologies as there is no other substitution).

 

Children’s FALCONRY WORKSHOP

Come and have fun at the castle dressed as a princess or a falconer! Discover the world of « birds of prey » and learn the art of Falconry. Surprises await you!

Children from 5yrs to 12yrs – duration 30 min (reservations recommended). We invite one parent to accompany their child during the workshop (limited to one parent per child for security reasons).

Workshop at 2.15pm (except Saturdays)
From Sunday 24 October to Sunday 7 November 2021.

Workshop at 10.15am : Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
From Wednesday 7 July to Friday 27 August 2021.

Workshop at 11.30am
Christmas holidays: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 December 2021.
The 24 December at 11.30am & 2.30pm.

Workshop at 11.30am
Christmas holidays: 2 January 2022.

Workshop at 3.30 pm
During the winter holidays: Monday to Friday between 14 February to 5 March 2022.

Parents wishing to register their 4 year old child in the falconry workshop can do so subject to availability and payment of the entrance fee (8.00€). There is no additional charge for these workshops.

Booking is strongly advised
Tel: 05 53 59 31 21 or via Facebook@lechateaudesmilandes

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Feeding exotic birds

Accompanied by our keeper, the children will enter the aviary to feed our exotic birds: a fun way to approach these smart little birds! Workshop reserved for children from 5yrs to 18yrs. It will take place between 12.00am and 12.45pm (no reservation required but subject to availability).

Workshop at 12.00am (except Saturdays)
From Wednesday 7 July to Sunday 29  August 2021,
From Sunday 24 October to Sunday 7 November 2021.

Aviary experience!

We invite you to visit our parakeet’s aviary in the afternoon and immerse yourself in the intriguing world of these birds. Open to all age groups (children 12yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult).

OPEN DAILY FROM 27 March to 11 November

May, June, September and October 10.00am to 6.00pm

July and August 10.00am to 7.30pm

Christmas and New Year 11am to 5pm (Weather permitting). 

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Musketeer workshop:“Sword in hand”!

Take a fencing lesson with Lord de Caumont-La-Force and become a musketeer/musketeeress to the King’s court!

Children from 7yrs to 18yrs – Duration 30 min – Reservations recommended.

Children will be welcomed by Lord de Caumont who is searching for aspiring candidates to present to the king. They will wear the traditional musketeer costume and discover the art of fencing in total security.

Attack, Defend, Dodge: At the end of the workshop, the children can show their parents the skills they have been taught. Children should be accompanied by a parent.

Workshop at 10.15am : Every Tuesday and Thursday
From Thursday 8 July to Thursday 26 August 2021.

Workshop at 2.30pm and 4.30pm
Christmas & New Year: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 et 31 December 2021. 

Workshop at 3.00pm
Christmas & New Year on 2 January 2022.

Workshop at 3.30pm
Sundays 13, 20, 27 February and Sunday 6 March 2022. (Places limited to 12 children)

Booking is strongly advised
Tel: 05 53 59 31 21 or via Facebook@lechateaudesmilandes

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Falconry workshop for adults

Learn everything about the art of falconry in the company of one of our falconers! If you are enthusiastic about this skill or you would like to know more about this sport, come and discover the world of our birds of prey with our master falconer.

The workshop is open to families with children aged 14yrs and over. Duration 40 minutes- Reservations are strongly recommended.

In particular, you will handle the Little White-faced Owl and hold the hooded Prince Hawk!

Workshop at 10.15am : Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday  

From Thursday 8 July to Sunday 29 August 2021.

Workshop at 2.15pm.
Saturday 18 September and Sunday 19 September 2021.
For « European Heritage »

Places limited to 15 persons; Reservations recommended
Tel: 05 53 59 31 21 or via Facebook @lechateaudesmilandes.

 

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ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP

Children will discover the methods and techniques of archaeology. Dig, scrape and unearth true artifacts from the grounds of Les Milandes. Each participant will have their allocated excavation area and list all their findings in order to understand the life of the Caumont family and of past generations.


Workshop at 10.15am : Every Saturday and Sunday
From Saturday 10 July to Sunday 29 August 2021.

Workshop at 5.15pm.
Saturday 18 September and Sunday 19 September 2021.
For « European Heritage » Day. Excavate with your family!

For children 8yrs to 15yrs. Limited to 12 persons. Duration 45 minutes. Reservation strongly recommended.
Tel : 05 53 59 31 21 or via Facebook account @lechateaudesmilandes.