Description: Prés du Hem leisure park is 120 hectares of country park on the outskirts of the Lille metropolis. There is a wide variety of interesting activities for children such as a water education centre, a children’s farm, mini-golf and lots of water-based activities such as pedaloes, sailing dinghies, kayaks etc..

Location: Take the A25 north west out of Lille to Jcn 9, then follow the N365 through Armentieres, heading in the direction of Ypres. In Armentieres look for the signs for Prés du Hem which is accessed off Avenue Marc Sangnier.

General Info: Access is free although some attractions are charged for. Open from 1st March- 31st October, with limited opening in low season. Open daily from 3rd June-2nd September.

Our recommendations: For a relatively cheap day out, take a picnic.

For the children: There is a swimming beach for cooling down on hot days.

Website: Pres du Hem


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