We have designed the facilities at La Touche to be as baby and toddler friendly as we can, trying to ensure that the children can enjoy the fresh air and the countryside and run around and be as safe and as free as possible for their age. We really hope that watching your children run through the grass, dress up, climb, explore nature and socialise with the other toddlers and children on site is as rewarding to you, the parents, as it is to the children.
We have an undercover soft play, with a ball pit and slide which is always a great hit with the little ones. It is also a great option if you get a rainy day!
Heated swimming pools
Our pools are covered so that you can swim regardless of the weather and the cover is treated, so no fear of sunburn and no sticky suntan cream to administer!
As well as our large 13 m x 6 m heated swimming pool, we also have a separate heated toddler pool. At the pool there is also a selection of pool toys such as torpedos, watering cans and buckets to play with. For maximum safety, the pools are guarded by a security cover and the area is surrounded by a security fence. The cover and the fence both conform with the strict French swimming pool security standards. Swimming pools open from Easter to the end of October (sometimes longer) and are generally heated to 28 degrees, sometimes warmer. Read more
Early evening entertainment
We try and organise a couple of events a week for the little ones to join in with (sometimes with the help of a parent or two). These include a Movie and Popcorn night, scavenger hunt and sand art. They take place in the terrace and details are put on the children’s board. Plus if there is a birthday we also do a children’s party including sandwiches and party games. Please speak to Lesley when booking if you would like something organised for you.
Play areas, climbing frames, trampolines and swings
Let your children work off their excess energy in our fully-equipped outdoor play area. There is multi-activity play centre with swings, slides, two towers and a climbing wall. We also have a mini football pitch and a trampoline surrounded by a safety net. We have a range of swings, slides, ride-ons, baby swings, see-saws and outdoor toys, and a sandpit suitable for the under-threes. We also have a large wooden playhouse.
TV for rainy days
Each gite has a TV with DVD. As well as CBeebies being available in the gites. In the bar there is a box of DVDs ranging from Peppa Pig to Frozen that you can borrow to amuse the children on an odd rainy day.
Please note that there are no TVs in the lodges, but there is wifi available throughout the lodge.
Children’s equipment in gites
Every gite has the following equipment as standard for the children.
Stair gates, black out blinds or curtains, hop-ups, cutlery, plastic plates, bowls, cups and toys and books
High chairs, travel cots, bedding, sterilisers, bed guards, monitors and just about anything else you can think of can also be provided free of charge. Just ask when you make a booking.
Our gite complex is enclosed and traffic free. Once everyone has arrived on a Satuday and unloaded, we close the gates and ask everyone to use our car park so there is no traffic on site. This means that you can open the door and let your toddler out without worrying about cars!
All gites also have stairgates as standard.
The swimming pools are enclosed by a locked safety fence and we provide a key for the gate to the parents The pools are also covered by a safety cover at night for double protection.
As recommended by a number of our visiting mums, we have provided selection of different children’s meals cooked by Lesley using fresh ingredients and frozen into individual portions (following Anabel Karmel recipes and advice). Prices €3 & €5 depending on size – current options (although subject to change) are spaghetti bolognaise, cottage pie, fish pie, meatballs and pasta, lasagne, child-friendly chicken curry. Just ask us for one and we provide you with the frozen meal for you to reheat when you want it.