Your child 5-11 years

In Calais, a free workshop to play with Meccano


The children of Calais are lucky. They have a workshop to build toys unique in the world! Born from a partnership between the Calais town hall and the Meccano company, the Meccano Lab is a free space that welcomes children and adults to play.

Where is it ?

  • The Meccano Lab has opened its doors in the center of Calais; in the beautiful mansion of former Crédit Lyonnais, 52 bd Jacquard. Here, kids imagine their own toys using thousands of Meccano pieces for all ages. Adults also have their own corner to invent and have fun.

How is it ?

  • The space of 600 m2 welcomes families, but also recreation centers in the region and soon schools. It is divided into several workshops with the Mini Lab for 5 to 7 years who will play with the plastic ranges. More than 8 years old are welcomed in the Extra Lab to have fun with the metal parts. They try to reproduce models whose stages are illustrated in model or play freely, guided by animators trained by Meccano. View the slideshow

What is it?

  • Visitors and the curious can also admire some unique and spectacular pieces such as the reproduction of the Sagrada Familia with more than 6000 pieces or the Tintin Rocket.
  • This place, created in partnership with the town hall of Calais, will also soon be the rendezvous of events with to begin animations for the Telethon 6 and 7 December and animations around Christmas of course.

Where and when ?

Open on Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm, Saturdays from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm, and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm. School holidays: Tuesday to Sunday from 14h to 18h

Free admission.

Presence of a mandatory adult for children from 5 to 12 years

Address: 52, bd Jacquard, 62100 Calais. Telephone: 03 21 82 68 69

Click on the image to visit the Meccano Lab on video

Cécile Dard