Bubbles of sweetness
At Asinerie du Bois Gamats, Laval
Just a stone’s throw from Laval, the Asinerie du Bois Gamats looks like a little paradise. This small-scale farm produces donkey milk cosmetics and mohair wool from Angora goats. But that’s not all, Agnès and Amandine have combined their farming activities with educational activities. Workshops for young carers to find out about their daily lives, donkey rides, milking the donkeys, soap-making and mohair wool creations: everything is designed to encourage positive interaction between children and animals.
Practical information: Individual visits and workshops during zone B holidays, groups welcome all year round. The workshops are open to children aged 3 and over. Approved by Accueil Paysan.
At the heart of a flock of lambs
At la ferme de la Villette, Gennes-Longuefuye
We dare you not to be moved by the lambs at La Villette farm, reared by Charlène and Julien. These two passionate breeders will be opening the doors of their sheepfold to you for an educational visit. A walk through the fields will give you an insight into all aspects of sheep life, as well as the fauna and flora of the meadows. Back at the farm, activities in the sheepfold will give little shepherds the chance to touch, handle, observe, participate and share. Reading in the countryside, sensory workshops and free play will also punctuate the visit. All the activities are adapted to the age of the children and change with the seasons.
Practical information: Open on the 1st Wednesday and Saturday of every month and during school holidays. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 to 12. Allow 2? hours for the visit. By reservation only. Accessible for people with reduced mobility. Farmhouse label.