Angouleme: Children’s Game Awards List

Frégeneuil: A paradise for children

“Come, I’ll show you around the castle!” » The four children disappear into a whirlwind of sand. Olivia, 7, appears on a pedestrian bridge and points a finger toward the other end of the garden: “There, the skating is going really fast.” Welcome to Parc de Frégeneuil, the unbeatable paradise for children who struggle with fidgeting. The stadium consists of three huge buildings, two of which are over fifteen years old. These “grandmothers” from Angomoisine have a bit of peeling paint, but the very wide climbing walls and slides haven’t aged a bit. It has to be earned: Unless you live in the neighborhood, you have to come by car. There is a snack bar and a fishing pondCaroline Besson, Olivia’s mother, appreciates. In Angouleme, there is not much in the city center. » Special reference to green environment. Only downside: nothing for kids under 3 years old. Frégeneuil Stadium. From 3 to 12 years old. evaluation: ****

Port L’Houmeau: Freshwater Pirate


The games at Port L’Houmeau are nothing special, but they are in very good condition and provide an exceptional environment, with Charente and Bourgine on the other side of the footbridge.

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“Come, you’ll get there”Her grandmother encourages. Six-year-old Tristan finally climbed the ladder and could slide down the slide, laughing. Let’s be clear: L’Houmeau’s stadium is nothing out of the ordinary, even if it defends itself, with its yellow slide and metallic strip, abseil as in the cartoon “Fireman Sam”Grandpa Jean-Jacques laughs. But the place is exceptional, with the port, Charente, several picnic tables and the Bourgine on the other side of the footbridge. Games for children in Lomo. 3 years and above. evaluation: ***

La Madeleine: An untapped nugget

A funny animal made of metal and wood appeared in Place de la Madeleine at the end of November.  This new playground is suitable for all ages and disabilities.


A funny animal made of metal and wood appeared in Place de la Madeleine at the end of November. This new playground is suitable for all ages and disabilities.

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Observing binoculars, a giant crab, a small tunnel, an alphabet for writing the names of forest animals …. The structure is adapted to all ages and is accessible to people with reduced mobility (PRM). Even kids don’t forget, with two black walls you can scribble on with chalk. However, there was no kid to enjoy it on a Wednesday, about 3pm, in the bright sun. Families may be wary as many drinkers have gathered for several months under the stone pergola located about twenty meters away (CL dated November 22, 2021). Bottles of beer were scattered on the lawn when CL went there. Not very attractive for families. The proximity to rue de Lattre-de-Tassigny and the heavy traffic on the road spoils the game a bit. Gelendzhik Square. All ages, even children. evaluation: ***

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Saint-Gelais: Chasing hotheads

One of Saint-Gelais' two hills has a height of about 1.80 metres.  What a nuance the minimum age recorded in the structure, which is 3 years.


One of Saint-Gelais’ two hills has a height of about 1.80 metres. What a nuance the minimum age recorded in the structure, which is 3 years.

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One of the two slides peaks at 1.80m and provides 3m of glide. Saint-Gelais park, which opened in the summer of 2020, is designed for adventurers and climbing aces. The most shy will not find their account. Others will be able to enjoy, under the direction of Notre Dame de Aubizin. The church with its magnificent glass windows It presents to the gaze an interface unknown to Angoumoisins that Don’t hesitate in this area. Saint-Gelais Stadium. From 3 to 12 years old. Rating: **** (** for the less adventurous)

Betty Frisket: Could be better

Steep slide for young children, emaciated and aging structure.  Le Petit Fresquet does not have the best area in Angouleme, far from it.


Steep slide for young children, emaciated and aging structure. Le Petit Fresquet does not have the best area in Angouleme, far from it.

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Steep red slide for young children, small structure and aging, where you can only fit two people. There is no path that allows access to the toys and it is hard to imagine a wheelchair succeeding in reaching the structures. Le Petit Fresquet doesn’t have the best area in Angouleme. It is a pity that a walk in the forest, along small streams, is ideal for families. Petit-Fresquet Stadium. From 2 to 10 years (at least 5 years for the segment). Balance Sheet: **

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Garden in ‘extremely correct’ condition

Angouleme’s playgrounds (including schools and nurseries) underwent a thorough inspection in September. Municipalities have a legal obligation to do this once a year. An agent from the CBR Contrôle office in Nantes crossed all areas of the city for two weeks, using techniques worthy of scientific police: “For fluent soils such as wood chips or sand, we check the grain size (Particle size), explains Roman Quillod, CBR’s director of control. For damping floors, HIC . tests are carried out (“Head Injury Standard”, for “Head Injury Standard”). » The general condition of the games as well as the surroundings (furniture, signage, etc.) are also checked. Results in Angouleme: “The garden is generally correct, with regular renewal.”

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Angouleme: These are very dear children's toys

Angouleme: These are very dear children’s toys

€25,833: This is the price of the new stadium that has been installed in the Victor Hugo district of Angouleme. I was immediately taken by storm. The city is doing in-depth consideration of these facilities. which costs €70,000 each year.

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