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Travelling with children

Travelling on board our ferries to France or Spain with your family is so easy and all part of the fun - not to mention exciting especially for our younger passengers!

On board, there's plenty to keep you and your kids occupied (whether tots or teenagers). Most ships feature a selection of play areas, games rooms, live entertainment and cinemas. Sailing on board Pont-Aven or Cap Finistère you can also enjoy a splash in the ships' swimming pools.

The day's entertainment programme is available at the Information Desk, with more information at the entrances to, or inside the main bars.

Find out just how much easier it is to travel by ferry with your family in our Ferry to France vs Plane Infographic.

For younger passengers

Pierre le Bear
  • Dedicated children's play areas
  • Changing areas
  • Microwave
  • Small toys, games, puzzles and colouring books available in our onboard shops
  • Swimming pool (Pont-Aven and Cap Finistère only)

All of our cruise ferries to France and Spain (except for Etretat & Normandie Express) feature play areas specifically designed for our younger passengers.

During the summer holidays Brittany Ferries host a number of unique game shows and pantomimes on our busier crossings, plus you'll also find dedicated children's entertainers offering close-up magic, balloon modelling and more.

Don't forget that you'll also find our shops are stocked with small toys, games, puzzles, magazines, colouring books and confectionery - everything to make a family holiday easier!

For teenagers

Children playing on board
  • Games rooms with the latest video arcade games
  • Cinema's showing the latest films (cruise ships only)
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access available on all ships
  • Swimming pool (Pont-Aven and Cap Finistère only)

Our games rooms will keep teenagers entertained throughout the crossing. On board you'll find the latest video arcade games and air hockey to enjoy.

In addition, leisure arcades found on Pont-Aven and Mont St Michel provide the ideal place for teenagers to enjoy themselves.

Teenagers can also catch up with the latest films in our onboard cinemas.

Great value dining

Boys and girls in the video game room on Pont Aven
  • Superb range of great value dining options to suit all tastes and budgets
  • Choose from fine French cuisine to favourite British dishes
  • Children meals available at the self-service or main restaurant
  • Microwave

The children's menu is different depending if you are eating at the self-service or in the main restaurant. Whichever you choose the menu includes a nice box with two gifts inside as well as lollipops and an apple compote.  There are two boxes available, one for boys and one for girls.

Eating in the main restaurant

A children's menu for the under 12's in available in the a la carte restaurant for just £5.20. There are several options to choose from, or alternatively children may have a child's portion from the adults menu followed by a selection of desserts.

At the self-service restaurant

Children can choose between ham, chicken nuggets or pasta with tomato sauce including vegetables or chips. They also receive a 50cl drink in the box. All for just £5.20.

For breakfast

In the main restaurant, and if the buffet is available, they can eat what they wish. Otherwise, they can have an orange juice plus croissant or a pain au chocolat, a cereal and a hot chocolate plus the box for £4.90.

From the self-service restaurant children can have eggs, bacon, beans, bread and hot chocolate or an orange juice plus the box for £3.95.

Services and facilities vary from ship to ship and are subject to availability. Alternatives may be given. Prices correct as of 12/12/14.

Lady and young girl choosing a sweet from the cafeteria on board Children's menu box