Expo, amusement parks… the Top 10 activities to do in Toulouse and surroundings during these holidays

The first week of vacation starts and ends on April 26. La Dépêche has put together the 10 best family activities in the Toulouse area.

  • The flight of pioneers to dream of aviation

For spring break, the Flight of the Pioneers offers numerous activities for children and adults. Including a family workshop where children can put themselves in the shoes of journalists reporting on the first commercial aircraft crossing of the South Atlantic Ocean. “Le tour de piste” is a tour of the site by a guide in historical clothing who embodies one of the pioneers of airmail.

During the holidays, the Pioneer Flight is open every day except Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The branch is located at 6 rue Jacqueline Auriol. The entrance fee is 7 euros, for children 4 euros.
  • Admire exotic animals

Back to Earth. On holiday sometimes the desire arises to see something unusual. The African Safari Zoo in Plaisance-du-Touch, located 30 minutes from Toulouse, offers a 20-hectare park and welcomes 600 animals and 80 different species. The visit can be done on foot or by car, choosing the safari. By reservation it is also possible to attend the cheetah race, the animal breakfast and even the animal snack.

The zoo is open every day. Grant 20 euros per person access to the site for a day, 17 euros for students. For children from 2 to 10 years old, the ticket costs 15 euros.
  • The Cathar exhibition to immerse yourself in the Albigensian Crusade

The Cathar Exhibition.
The Cathar Exhibition.
DDM – Nathan Barange

The unique exhibition “Cathars”, presented at the Saint-Raymond Museum and the Jacobin Monastery, retells and explains the events of the Albigensian Crusade and raises the issue of the Cathar heresy, an important period in the history of Toulouse and the ‘Occitanie. Sound, digital and interactive devices are also included to enrich the visit. With the device “Troubadour” you can create your own medieval chronicle of that period.

Full price 12 euros, reduced price 8 euros.
  • Play with virtual reality

The Oxmoz room offers virtual reality experiences. Equipped with a virtual reality headset, children from 10 years old can participate in groups, whether or not, in different scenarios. Escape games where the player becomes a firefighter who must put out the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on fire or survive the end of the world and the zombie apocalypse.

The site at 17 rue Raymond Grimaud in Blagnac offers one-hour sessions for 29 euros.
  • Become a participant in a quiz show

The Quizbox
The Quizbox

In a TV setting, this playroom offers families or groups of friends the opportunity to participate in a quiz as if you were a candidate for a television program. The children aged 8 to 12 have to answer a series of questions adapted to their age, with varied themes and personalized questions, in a dimly lit room in solo, duo or trio. There is also a family quiz version.

Quiz room on boulevard Déodat de Séverac 148. For a group of 4 to 6 people, two games cost 25 euros, 3 games cost 32.70 euros. For groups of 7 to 18 people, the two 2 parts cost 22 euros and the 3 parts cost 29.70 euros.
  • The attractions and dinosaurs of AnimaParc


One of the classic activities around Toulouse AnimaParc offers both an amusement park and a zoo. Less than an hour’s drive from Toulouse, the park offers 26 attractions suitable for all ages and is also home to the Dinosaur Forest where 30 species of dinosaurs can be observed. The park’s farm includes about 150 pets from all over the world.

Animaparc located at 3 000 Pouchot in Le Burgaud.
  • The 15th edition of Cinéminots, the film festival for a young audience

From April 6 to 10, this film festival will take place in 5 cinemas near Toulouse (Ciné Rex Blagnac, the Autan cinema in Ramonville-St-Agne, the Studio 7 d’Auzielle cinema, the ABC cinema in Toulouse and MJC Ciné 113 of Castanet-Tolosan). Films aimed at young people are offered every day. 8 films will be broadcast, 2 of which are previews. The program includes meetings with directors, workshops, educational activities, exhibitions…

Cinéminots, 4.50 euros for children under 14 or if the film is less than 1 hour. 6 euros for accompanying persons.
  • Discover space, with your feet on earth

Lunexplorer in the Cité de l'Espace.
Lunexplorer in the Cité de l’Espace.

The European capital of aerospace and aviation is a must for young and old, the curious and space enthusiasts. The Cité de l’Espace in Toulouse is definitely the perfect place to learn more while having a good day. The site is packed with activities: the LuneXplorer, a unique experience in Europe, puts you in the shoes of an astronaut going to the moon. It is also possible to try out ESA (European Space Agency) recruitment to understand how space travelers are selected…

The city of space is located on Avenue Jean Gonord. A day ticket costs 26 euros, for children from 5 to 18 years old it costs 19.50 euros.
  • Travel on the back of the Minotaur to the Hall of the Machine

Strolling through the streets of Montaudran, carried by a mythical creature, remains impressive. This is exactly what is possible at the Halle de la Machine, which offers a ride on the back of a Minotaur. For fans of (slightly) less intense sensations, it is possible to discover how the Hall’s special effects work with the “Snow, Wind & Fire” effect machines. Installed in front of the effect machines, you will have to deal with storms, flames and even snow. A photo of your surprise will be taken to immortalize your reaction.

La Halle de la Machine, 3 avenue de l’Aérodrome de Montaudran, is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. For a Snow, Wind & Fire visit: Full price 11.60 euros, child rate 13-17 years 8.40 euros. Same price for a ride on the Minotaur.
  • Learning AI at the Quai des savoirs

The IA: Double I exhibition ‘Artificial Intelligence and Me’ offers its visitors the opportunity to take stock of current events, research and developments surrounding artificial intelligence. The aim of the exhibition is to form your own opinion about the evolution of AI. Should we be afraid of this new technology, what can we hope for from this great progress? The answers, and more, are provided in this exhibition.

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