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Top 6 activities

Adventure with raoudis

A land of adventure, Pays Thionvillois and the surrounding area is teeming with activities for young and old alike. The Pays Thionvillois Tourisme team shares its top 6 activities ideal for any family outing. Tested and approved!

Take on the role of a knight

Escape games, treasure hunts, animations and dedicated events, the castles of the Thionville region and surrounding area bend over backwards to offer your friends a fun and memorable experience.

Take up the challenge at Château Saint-Sixte ‘s Domaine Irrésixtible with the barefoot trail and giant corn maze. Investigate the mystery tree and hunt for footprints in the fields and woods surrounding Château de Preisch. Immerse yourself in the history of Château de Malbrouck thanks to its fun trail and discover the art of running, this year’s exhibition. Prove that you’re a knight worthy of the name by managing to get your sword out of a stuck rock at the Château des Ducs de Lorraine. A true theater of children’s dreams!

Explore Thionville with Randoland

Come and explore Thionville following the clues left by Inspector Rando for an unexpected family outing! No more kids dragging their feet on outings! Armed with their Randoland cards, it’s your child who sets the pace for the walk, becoming an explorer’s guide while you rediscover your childlike spirit.

The circuit cards are designed as a treasure hunt for children aged 4 to 12. Along the way, guided by a map, you’ll answer riddles and games together, while learning about Thionville’s history.
To solve the initial riddles, you’ll need to collect clues along the way. They encourage young and old alike to take a closer look at the city’s often little-known sights, and sharpen their powers of observation and deduction. Discovering the sights becomes child’s play!

Randoland circuit cards are available from Pays Thionvillois Tourisme.

Breathing in the fresh air

What could be better than enjoying the fresh air and having fun at the same time? At Jardin des Prairiales, you’re likely to meet some surprising residents. Just be careful not to get bitten! In Montenach, the Maison de la Nature offers year-round nature workshops explaining the richness and fragility of our ecosystem. On the sunny slopes of the adjacent nature reserve, 23 species of orchids and as many butterflies thrive for you to discover. In Rodemack, stop for a snack in the pretty medieval garden before setting off to climb the citadel.

Nature is yours for the taking!

Learn to cycle on the Voie Bleue

Whether on mom’s or dad’s bike seat, on a scooter, as a four-wheeled beginner or an experienced two-wheeled rider, the Voie Bleue cycle route is the ideal playground for our raoudis. A ride along the water’s edge, in the direction of Luxembourg or Metz, where you’ll meet some wonderful people.

We pedal along, waving at the swans swimming in the Moselle, or the donkeys at the wastewater treatment plant, taking in the sights along the way and stopping for a snack or picnic at Parc Napoléon or the Nautic’Ham leisure park.

Become a miller for a day

More than a visit, it’s almost a role-playing game. The discovery of the Moulin de Buding has been completely designed to turn your children into real little millers. Immerse yourself in the heart of the mill! You’ll decipher the gears of the large paddle wheel, learn about the daily life of the old craftsmen, learn about the important role of the river, and leave with your own little jar of flour or rapeseed oil, made during a workshop.

The Parc de la Canner is the setting for Buding’s oil mill, and offers a wealth of opportunities for walking and cycling, as well as nature discovery activities. A playground is also available.

Iron, what a story!

What is the minette? What techniques were used to transform ore into everyday objects? Who were the iron men? At the U4 Blast Furnace Park, little explorers are invited to follow Ukid, the site’s mascot, on a treasure hunt. He’ll guide them along the way. Events such as the Fêtes de l’U4 and the Village des sciences complete the program.

The very idea of donning a helmet and plunging into the Neufchef iron ore mine is likely to appeal to even the most reluctant of children. The tour proposed by the guide is highly entertaining and especially well-suited to children , who, like adults, can take part in certain reconstructions of stages in the miners’ work.