Family in Autumn

    Last minutes holidays in North Bretagne?

    No worries, we prepared some ideas that will satisfy both children and adults while being based at Edd Hostel in Dol de Bretagne. That’s right, our building is also perfect for your family to book a full dorm (till 7 beds) at the best price!

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    All our ideas for family holidays are accessible within 30 minutes, the goal is to travel in a star inside the region.


    Mont Saint-Michel with the family


    First destination : the infamous Mont Saint-Michel. Your family holidays will therefore start with this world marvel! You will find out all the classical touristic informations in our other blog’s articles. To spice your visit and specially interest your small children or teenagers, we suggest one of these two original ways to visit the Mont.


    MSM famille


    The application  Time travel will keep your teenagers busy thanks to virtual missions, they will become time heroes thanks to amusing and instructives missions to resolve alone or with the family. You can also buy the special Mont Saint-Michel adventure book available at the Tourist Office, for children between 7 to 13 years old. Composed of a children’s booklet with around 30 questions and riddles as well as a adult’s booklet with all answers, it will lead families in a fun course through the village and the abbaye.


    Dol de Bretagne


    A second day can be used to visit our old religious capital with a medieval charm, the small town of Dol de Bretagne. As well as the classical touristic course (cathedral, menhir, city-center), we listed here recreational activities perfect for families but also to warm yourself up during autumn!

    The swimming pool Dolibulle: the new swimming pool of Dol de Bretagne is open for special animations during the Toussaint holidays. Dolibulle Aquatic Space allows you to enjoy the fun pool, the paddling pool, the sportive pool, the jacuzzi. It is situated 5 minutes walk from the hostel.


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    A bit of history with the cathedraloscope : interpretation center of the cathedrals where we are discovering more about the builders. At Toussaint holidays, the cathedraloscope organises workshops for children. The museum is just near by the cathedral, 10 minutes walk from our hostel!

    Have fun with an Escape Game! Only a few months old, the Fantasia House (“Maison Fantasia”) is located just at the end of our street. It offers 2 courses, with a treasure hunter’s style. A moment with the family to try out if your children are more than 10. You can book online on their website.


    Saint-Malo and Dinard


    Of course your family holidays have to include the infamous corsair city : Saint-Malo. A lot of sites are a must to visit! And keep in mind that a lot of walks will help you to fully enjoy this discovery. You will find out in our blog hike ideas to visit the area. Here we are focusing on ideas of family activities to keep busy in a fun way your children.

    Saint-Malo is an open playground for children. Its battlements, rocks and huge beaches allows children to fully have fun. If they need a bit of help, they can get inspired by our treasure hunt 😉




    You can also take advantage of your family holidays to learn. In this sense, you can visit the dam and the Rance, at the edge of the estuary. This industrial site has the objectif to produce hydroelectricity, a 100% sustainable energy. The Discovery space EDF of the Rance is an unique site that allows visitors to discover for free the tidal power plant and the energy world.

    At the opposit, if your soul is more of an artist then scientist, then we suggest the Museum Manoli. This museum is situated near by Dinard and offers during holidays workshops for children.

    Finally, to visit the edges of the Rance, you can also embark in Dinard in the cruise boats and let your mate soul express itself with your family. For the most adventurer, you can also rent boats without license in Dinan!




    Finally, in Dinan’s region you can find many possible inside activities with children. Of course, you will have to fight the cold to admire the beautiful colours of autum near by the Rance. The walk of 30 minutes between Dinan’s port and the small town of Léhon is one of the most beautiful during autumn. We highly recommend it!

    However, if the weather doesn’t allows hiking, no worries! We have these suggestions for Dinan:

    Museum 39-45 : this museum links the life of the area during the 2nd War. A small museum with a lot of past objects.

    In the medieval center of Dinan, as well as wandering around the old streets and battlements, you can visit the Castle of the town. This middle-age castle is at the heart of the city, it also offers commented visits.




    The fauna and flora of the Rance interests you children? Meet at the “Maison de la Rance” that offers to discover, while having fun, the natural heritage, cultural and human of this “maritime” river. The Maison de la Rance is on the other side of Dinan’s port.

    Finally, you can have a small break at the riddle bar! A gaming bar with more than 200 free service board games, located not far away from the Clock Tower.


    Our region can be visited at any time and seasons. The North of Bretagne is full of outside or inside activities for children and adults. We hope that this article will help you to organise your family trip during autum holidays. Do not hesitate to comment and share our article!


    Copyright Photo : Yannick Derennes , Donatienne Guillaudeau, Lamoureux Alexandre, Edd Hostel



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