Whether you want to come as a family with little ones, or hang out with friends, there are plenty of ways to occupy your day!
Morning at Tête d’Or Park
Come in the cool early morning, before the crowds arrive, especially if you want to do some jogging, cycling or rollerblading. Make the most of the calm!
In the morning, a visit to the zoo and its African plain never fails to please, as well as the large greenhouses in the botanical garden. The rose garden is no longer at its most resplendent (it is at its best in May), but it is still very attractive in summer.
You can explore the park’s paths on foot, by bike or other non-motorised transport modes.
For an exertion-free way to see the park, hop on board the Petit Train du Parc (ridable miniature railway), which takes you through the parks shaded spots. Or you can opt for its cousin, Le Lézard du Parc: the same thing, but on tyres!
If you prefer to gently make your own way around the park, you can hire a rosalie, a four-seater cycle (with two seats for children). It’s fun, original and comfortable, especially for the children.
However, the most popular form of transport with children has to be the pony rides!
Further information about activities at Tête d'Or Park
Lunchtime at the park
If you worked up an appetite during the morning, then take a well-deserved lunch break.
You can have a picnic beneath the trees on the lakeside or lawns, or a snack at La Boutique, the Kiosque or one of the two buvettes (refreshment areas):
- Buvette des Cygnes : Tél 04 78 89 11 27, refreshment areas.
- Buvette de l'Observatoire : Tél 04 78 89 98 03, shaded terrace, ice creams, refreshments and snacks during the summer season.
Lunchtime at the park: time to get active!
Do you like the water?
If it’s too hot to walk or run, head to the L’Embarcadère (the park's pier) where you can hire a pedalo, rowing boat or electric boat, for a refreshing break on the lake with the swans and ducks. A very pleasant, relaxing and fun experience to be enjoyed with family or friends.
Tip: don’t forget the sun cream!
Further information on L’Embarcadère and water activities at the park.
Or are you a landlubber?
Take your kids for a ride on the beautiful traditional merry-go-round or to the play areas, with their giant swings, mini-boats, pedal quad and mini-kart tracks. Or, there is the park's mini-golf course, with its 18 holes, offering plenty of fun for ages 5 and up.
After your afternoon snack, end the afternoon on a high. Kids (and grown-ups too) will enjoy the hilarious Guignol puppet theatre (one-hour shows at 3, 4:30 and 6 pm).
If you have some time left, you can visit the orangery where contemporary art and photography exhibitions are held.
Fancy coming back tomorrow?
After a fun-packed day, start planning your next day at the park! This time, why not explore the park on Segway?
Covid-19: Please note that special opening times and public health measures have been introduced to ensure everybody’s safety:
The zoological and botanical gardens are open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 6 pm, and picnics are not allowed in these areas.
Wearing a mask is strongly recommended and obligatory (ages 11 and over) to access the large greenhouses, which are the only ones open. You must follow the indicated path and maintain the required physical distancing.
Enjoy your summer at Tête d'Or Park!