Family adventures and trips

Visiting the Bordeaux vineyard with the family has its own flavour…

Its fuelled by adventure with a good dash of delicious food, fun and culture. Children and adults can unlock the secrets behind grapes… but that’s not all.

Interactive games are becoming a signature among wineries. Just take escape rooms: the very popular activity reveals the history of the vineyard, the vine’s growing cycle, winemaking and has surprises galore. Having to beat the clock only makes the not-so-impossible mission even more fun: good (heart-thumping) times guaranteed!

Châteaux also set the scene for a treetop adventure with a difference or a storytelling show… just like the great interactive treasure hunt at Château d’Agassac where children have to free Princess Étoile who has been held captive in one of the castle wings for years. If you accept your mission, you get an official knight or princess certificate at the end: that’s right, we don’t mess with mini heroines and heroes. So what can parents get up to in the meantime? They stay indoors with an audiotour or full-on tasting session!

What else? There’s lots to do: join the fun-filled educational tours at Château Soutard in Saint-Émilion where the arty Grand Cru has concocted experiences just for kids.

The châteaux get budding foodies’ juices flowing with tasting workshops (grape seeds and juice) and cookery classes. Here are some of the places where you could start your family wine trip.

Pulpe's tip

Are you looking for a birthday party with a difference? Book your day out at a winery. Treasure hunts, afternoon tea in the grounds and private tours will make it a birthday to remember. Some châteaux provide meal or picnic packages in the vineyard so you can linger a little longer.

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