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Malowe Nature, the educational farm

Malowe Nature is an educational farm located in Rosay, 10 km from Mantes la Jolie, in a Exceptional site of 6 hectares in the middle of nature with 3 ponds in free fishing, where a river well named Vaucouleurs flows!

Everything is planned on the Malowe Nature website: animal discovery workshops, permaculture vegetable garden, pony rides, birthday parties or Easter egg hunt ! Fishing and relaxing at the water's edge are also on the program with a snacking, picnic tables. There is even a store!

For an hour or a day - with family or friends - your day will be organized according to your desires in this green little paradise, where everything is accessible on foot and by baby carriage

This magical place is a farm, so it must adapt to the cycles of life. The activities proposed with the animals or in the vegetable garden evolve with the rhythm of animals and plants! It's always a good idea to ask for more information beforehand, to help you prepare for your visit.

Prices and ticketing

  • From 5.95€ in low season (February 10 to March 30 and from February 1 to March 30).st October to November 11) - Includes self-guided tour in low season to discover the animals of the educational farm
  • From 6.95€ in high season (March 31 to September 30)

Discover the animals of the Malowe Nature farm on a self-guided tour.

  • Children will discover the animals of the mini-farm: Indian racing ducks, Ouessant Island sheep, goats and ponies, Peppa and Georges the two pigs, peacocks, rabbits... 
  • But also some twenty different breeds of hen, including the Serama hen, known as the world's smallest. Or the Brahama hen, originally from the United States.
  • Chickens and ducks are in total freedom, you will find them everywhere on the site, around the ponds, and even on the parking lots!
  • New for 2024: the whole family can meet the little chicks and Machu, Picchu and poncho three. adorable alpacas who will let themselves be fed and petted in their enclosure.
  • They join cacahuète, clochette pâquerette, comète and chouquette, the five goats born on the farm in 2023.

The self-guided tour also...

  • Entering pens and feeding animals by means of small buckets of food elaborated specifically for them, on sale at the farm store for 1€.
  • Access to the play area in the goat pen for a play break! Head for the slides, swings, trampoline, bouncy castle and even a zip-line!
  • And for rainy or sunny days, children can play in a sheltered area with traditional wooden games such as frogs and bouncy boards.

Pony rides for children and fishing for the whole family:

At the Malowe Nature educational farm, pony rides, trout fishing ...

  • Pony rides for children from 3 to 10 years old 15-minute session: an adult is required to accompany the animal and reassure the child.
  • Trout fishing: children can try their hand at pond fishing. Depending on the season, they'll be fishing for rainbow, yellow gold or fario trout. Equipment and bait are supplied for the children's package - The 3 ponds are accessible to the whole family for half a day. Bait is on sale in the store, and equipment is available for hire. 
  • Bait and fish must be released.
  • Tables and barbecues are available for your picnics.
  • For these activities, reservation before the visit is recommended


  • Pony ride (3 to 10 years old) :
    • February 12 to February 25, 2024 (February vacation Zone C) - 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. children aged 3 to 10: 15mn: from 6€ - reservations recommended + admission ticket
    • February 28 to April 3 - Wednesdays: 2 to 4:45 p.m.
    • March 2 to March 30 - selected Saturdays and Sundays: 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • April 6 to April 21 (Easter holidays Zone C)- daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Trout fishing (ages 3 to 12) :
    • Mornings until 1pm or afternoons from 1pm.
    • equipment and bait extra: 11€ + admission ticket - rate for 1 rod per half-day / 21€ for 1 rod per day (see days)

Workshops for 3-12 year olds

Workshops around farm animals and workshops to discover the plant world

Workshops apprentice farmer, learning with animals

  • The Malowe Nature team offers a pedagogy as close as possible to the animal by assisting children who wish to pet or feed the animals
  • Accompanied by members of the Malowe Nature team, the children will enter all the pens to bring hay to the animals using the appropriate tools such as the bucket and wheelbarrow (designed at their height)
  • They will learn fascinating and amusing things about the way these animals live, such as their diet, reproduction and habitat.
  • Children can discover a nursery with a presentation of an incubator.
  • And depending on the time of day, the little ones will go egg collecting.

Workshops in the vegetable garden, discovering the plant world

  • On the banks of the Vaucouleurs River, the children will discover a vegetable garden cultivated in permaculture! Permaculture is a technique of cultivation without pesticides and in harmony with the environment. The plants interact with each other according to the time of year and live with insects. They will discover that aesthetics and beauty also count a lot during the summer season.
  • During a delightful walk in this vegetable garden, with the help of explanatory panels, they will learn all about the world of plants and the vegetable garden.
  • Everything is designed at a child's level in this magical place, where permaculture workshops and courses take place all year round, according to the seasons and the whims of the weather. Don't hesitate to contact the farm beforehand to prepare your visit.

Schedules and fees :

  • Workshops for 3 - 12 years old
  • Duration of the workshop 45 mn
  • Booking is recommended
  • Workshops take place at 3pm on Wednesdays and weekends, and during school vacations (Zone C).
  • 6 € per child + admission ticket
vegetable gardening course

We love ♡ at Malowe Nature Farm

  • A nice family outing with little ones
  • 1 hour from Paris, it's a complete change of scenery
  • A privileged space to discover nature and animals
  • A playground to let off steam
  • Shaded or sheltered refuge areas
  • Picnic tables
  • and all the comforts babies need: changing table and microwave oven
  • Ideal for on a sunny day

All useful information about Malowe Nature :

  • about 1h30 from Paris by car via the A13 or A15 freeway
  • Accessible by train from the Saint Lazare train station to Mantes-la-Jolie (37 min), walk to the bus station in Mantes-la-Ville (4 min), take bus 60 to Rosay and walk to the Malowe Nature farm in 7 min.
  • Malowe nature closes during the winter season, please inquire before visiting during this period
  • Address Malowe Nature, 4 Chem. de la Maladrerie, 78790 Rosay
  • Contact : 01 84 80 69 20 / https://www.malowenature.com

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