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 2020 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 replacement).

Regrettably,we have had to cancel the following 2 workshops “Be a Birdwatcher for a Day” and the “Josephine Baker Escape Game”. Finally, our plans for a new mandarin aviary will not be able to see the light of day this year but hopefully will go ahead in 2021. Thank you for your understanding.


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 5 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 5th April to Sunday 3th May; Friday 8th May & Sunday 10th May; Sunday 18th October to Friday 30th October 2020.

Workshop at 10.15am
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Monday 6th July to Friday 28th August 2020.

Workshop at 11.30am
During the Christmas holidays: 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 December 2020. The 24 December at 11.30am & 2.30pm.

Workshop at 11.30am
During the Christmas holidays: 2nd and 3rd January 2021.

Workshop at 3.30 pm
During the winter holidays: Monday to Friday between 8th February and 5th March 2021.

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 (7.50€). There is no additional cost for these workshops.

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


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 11.45am and 12.30pm (no reservation required but subject to availability)

Workshop at 11.45am (except Saturdays)
Sunday 5th April to Sunday 3rd May 2020; Friday 8th May to Sunday 10th May 2020; Sunday 5th July to Sunday 30th  August; Sunday 18th October to Friday 30th October 2020.

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 28th March to 11th November
End of March, April, 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). 


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

Children will be welcomed by Lord de Caumont who is looking 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 combat skills they have been taught. Children should be accompanied by a parent.

Workshop at 3.15pm and 4.45pm
Every Tuesday and Thursday
From Tuesday 7th July to Thursday 27th August 2020.

Workshop at 2.30pm and 4.30pm
Christmas & New Year: 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th et 31st December 2020. 

 Workshop at 3.00pm
Christmas & New Year on 2nd and 3rd January 2021

Workshop at 3.30pm
Sundays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th February and Sunday 7th March 2021. (Places limited to12 children)

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


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 9.15am and 10.15am Tuesdays,Thursdays and Sundays  from Sunday 5th July to Sunday 30th August 2020.

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

Workshop « Châteaux en fête »

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2020.



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 Tuesday and Thursday from Tuesday 7th July to Thursday 27th August 2020.

Workshop at 5.15pm.
Saturday 19th September and Sunday 20th September 2020.
For « European Heritage » Day. Excavate with your family!

For children 8 to 15yrs.

Limited to 12 persons. Duration 45 minutes.

Reservation strongly recommended.
Tel : 05 53 59 31 21 or via Facebook account @lechateaudesmilandes. 



Your children will discover the world of birds living in our cities and in the wild. Each participant can create their own nesting box which is fun, simple and rewarding. You will be able to leave with your box and place it in your garden thus keeping an excellent memory of your day at Milandes whilst protecting our bird friends.

Animation at 3.15pm. and 4.45pm.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

From Sunday 5th July to Sunday 30 August 2020.

For children 4 to 12yrs. Limited to 10 people. Duration 45 minutes.

Reservation strongly recommended on 05 53 59 31 21 or via the Facebook account @lechateaudesmilandes. No supplement.