Places to visit

KID stationsKID Stations

A KID STATION is holiday resort that provides particularly good facilities for children, and has taken care to ensure their safety.

It is a national scheme, with "KID certified" resorts all over France. In Nord/Pas-de-Calais they include: Bray-Dunes, Dunkerque, Gravelines, Wissant, Wimereux, Boulogne and its suburb Le Portel, Hardelot and Berck.

Hardelot's "Poney Club" - beach club at Dunkerque

At Wimereux, children can learn to handle sailboards in the shallow sea near the gently-shelving beach, with qualified instructors constantly at hand...

...searching for cockles and mussels - part of a workshop on the environment. After carefully washing at the station provided, the fruits of the search of rocks and pools on Wimereux beach can be cooked for tea!

Each centre has to offer:

  • menus for children in restaurants, also high-chairs
  • information at the local Office de Tourisme about children's facilities
  • free playing areas: beach clubs, sports facilities e.g. watersports, tennis, horse-riding, etc.
  • shows and entertainment for children: competitions, games e.g. treasure-hunts, etc.
  • beach library
  • safety: first aid booth on beach
  • clean environment: rubbish bins cleaned daily, seawater tested A or B quality, conservation awareness activities, suitable public toilets.

KID Stations to visit:
Boulogne and its suburb Le Portel
Wimereux - sail training at the Club Nautique

Related background information
Seaside holidays




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