Friday, August 05, 2011

Bouncy castle

I don't have kids, so I'm not an expert. But I think I know that kids of a certain age like bouncy castles. This one was one of two at the Château de Valençay. Our friends' kids, Julia and Conor, really got a kick out of this Harry Potter-themed bouncy castle. I didn't get any good photos of Julia, but Conor was hamming it up.

That's a happy kid!

In addition to the bouncy castles, there is a tiny petting zoo with goats and chickens and ducks and turkeys and sheep. They also have a little play area with swings and slides and teeter-totters. The place is the most kid-friendly château that I've ever seen.

Harry Potter is putting a silly-face spell on Conor.

They even have a labyrinthe (maze) that I've never paid attention to before. Until this time. We entered the maze and had a ton of fun. More on that later.


  1. Next time you have kids (is that right?) try Chateau du Riveau. It's a bit furtehr away from you, but it is quite kid orientated, espeially girls.

  2. I love bouncy castles! We have one in our bedroom. Oh the fun we have.
    Your Friend, m.
    p.s. I love photos of people. Thanks! m.

  3. Isn't it great seeing the world through kids eyes sometimes?! I've never been in a bouncy castle (or a bouncy anything) myself. Wouldn't you just love a glimpse inside Mark's bedroom?)

  4. I love bouncy castle with bunchy balls

  5. I love hearing about the kids' visit. Didn't know there were Harry Potter bouncy castles.

  6. "Bouncies" are a must at birthday parties. I am sure Julia and Connor will have fond memories of their trip to Saint-Aignan and their hosts.

  7. Oh, that looks like such fun! Funny you're not getting much rain, it has been raining almost constantly for the past two days in Paris.

  8. How come we didn't go to a bouncy house when I visited!? Just kidding! =D looks like the kids had a lot of fun <3 ~Molly

  9. simon, thanks for the tip!

    mark, I knew that about you. The kids part.

    mitch, They didn't have bouncy castles when I was a kid. That's what beds were for!

    balimoz, :)

    evelyn, neither did I... But I suppose there's pretty much Harry Potter everything these days!

    judy, they enjoyed it.

    nadege, I hope so!

    starman, I heard that on the news last night. All we're getting is a few sprinkles here and there.

    molly, if I had only known... lol

  10. Nice! Great to see Conor. When we visited Warwick Castle in England, it was kid-friendly in a big way. Coordinated somehow with a TV program. No bouncy house, though. :)


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