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Les Villages Nature resort at Disneyland Paris makes dream trip even more magical

Les Villages Nature resort at Disneyland Paris makes dream trip even more magical

WALT Disney once said: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

I decided to do exactly that by making dreams come true for my five-year-old son Nicholas with a visit to Disneyland Paris.

accommodation at the awesome Les Villages Natures reorts

And it was made even more magical with a wonderful stay at Les Villages Nature.

We chose to stay at the resort just a 15-minute drive from Mickey and his pals.

And it is a natural wonder just as amazing as the House of Mouse attractions on its doorstep.

The park covers five immersive worlds — Extraordinary Gardens, Belle Vie Farm, Aqualagon, Forest of Legends and Lakeside Promenade.

Not forgetting the onsite beach. There are three types of accommodation that are cottage/apartment style.

You can pick from Cocoon VIP situated at the lake at the village centre, Country Premium by the lake or in the woods and Clan Comfort cottages.

With its playful décor and woodland location, the latter is ideal for little travellers.

The resort’s stunning pool area

Our two-bedroom cottage was huge. The master bedroom was a highlight as the adjoining bathroom had a Jacuzzi bath that lit up at night.

Nicholas’s bedroom was a fantastic size and he loved the fact he had his own shower/bathroom.

Our patio was great — not only was it on the lake where ducks and swans would swim over to us, it also had a swing chair and dining table where we ate our breakfast every morning.

We had a delivery of delicious pastries and breads, with a selection of jams and Nutella, served with coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice delivered to our cottage from the Chez Meunier Bakery.

Nicola and Nicholas in Magic Kingdom

Thierry Meunier was named a Top French Artisan in 1997 and he oversees how the bakery operates — so you can imagine the high quality of this service. What a way to start the day!

There are onsite restaurants at the Lakeside Promenade that cover a range of tastes if you decide self-catering is not an option.

We had dinner and lunch at Cepages. The food was outstanding and staff were very attentive and friendly.

My favourite, though, was Les Delices de la Ferme Restaurant. It is situated next to the farm so kids can visit the animals or play in the huge indoor play area and gardens.

That gives parents time to appreciate their experience in the restaurant. All the while tiring the kids out before bedtime. Genius!

I mentioned the five immersive worlds so let me take you through them.

The Aqualagon: a water park with indoor and outdoor pools and six water slides.

Children can take swimming lessons, there is a water tree with sprayers, water guns and a huge bucket that spills 900 litres of water on unsuspecting bathers. Spending time here was a highlight for Nicholas and I.

Meeting Minnie is a must

BelleVie Farm: you can be a farmhand for the day by feeding cows and calves, collecting eggs and cleaning the enclosures. Nicholas’s favourite were the goats. They run around an enclosure where you can feed them. Pony trekking was also amazing.

Extraordinary Gardens: it has a family exploration game learning the secrets that bring these lush gardens to life. I recommend meeting the gardener who will teach you how to be green-fingered.

The Forest of Legends: An amazing forest adventure playground with treehouses and climbing frames where you can also watch a forest stage show.

Nicholas’s favourite experience here was driving his own mini jeep round the resort, inset. It took all my effort to prise him off them — and he wasn’t slow in saying “I’m a better driver than you, mummy!”

The gorgeous two-bed cottage is huge

Lakeside promenade: this has so much activity for all ages — ninja course, interactive games, laser challenge, climbing trail, bowling, dance lessons, mini disco, mini golf and archery, to name but a few.

Grown-ups can try wine testing or chill in the relaxation area with a sauna, steam bath, visit the Salt Cabin or simply head to the Wellness Spa.

You won’t have to worry about the little ones either as they can attend the Disney Nature Kids Club. Nicholas had a ball.

I have never been to a resort that offered so much activity yet at the same time is so quiet and tranquil.

Nicolas had a ball at the Disney resort

And it’s so easy to get to there. We flew with easyJet from Glasgow to Charles De Gaulle Airport and it took about 1hr 50mins. Transfer to the resort was only another 30mins.

Talking of short journeys — Disneyland Paris is just a snappy bus shuttle service to and from Les Villages Nature Paris.

Nicholas has been to the Florida resort a few times but I was intrigued to see if the Magic Kingdom in Paris was just as good — especially with less travel time. We were not disappointed.

Magic Kingdom fireworks at night is a MUST. The display was outstanding.

Another to tick off the list is Inventions — a character dining experience at the Disneyland Hotel.

The Mouse himself made an appearance along with Minnie, Eeyore, Pluto and Tigger.

The park has also launched The Lion King and Jungle Festival this summer, with new shows and parades to get you tapping your toes.

You have to make the most of Disney when you have a small child. And Les Villages Natures Paris allows you to do that.

Nicholas and I cannot wait to go back.

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom motto is ‘The most magical place on Earth’.

And for us, Les Village Nature was every bit as magical.

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