It’s the school holidays and you’ve made the right decision heading to Chamonix for some quality family time. There are plenty of activities to keep both the young and old entertained, the only problem now is you’ve got to narrow it down and fit all this excitement into just a short break!
That’s where we can help… here are a few of our favorites for keeping the little ones entertained this summer.
The SnoStation Guide to Entertaining the Children;
Hanging about @ Accro’ Park des Gaillands
Just a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute bus ride and you can find yourself at the Gaillands climbing area. Nestled in the forest next to this popular climbing crag you can find the accro park which will provide entertainment for all ages for a couple of hours on a nice sunny day.
This high wire adventure involving suspended bridges and zip wires promises great fun for the kids.
Go Wild @ Parc de Merlet
Perched above the village of Les Houches, Parc de Merlet can be reached either on foot or via car. If you’re feeling adventurous the hike through the forests takes around 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours from Gaillands climbing wall and offers some spectacular views.
While at the park you can see a number of different animals including; local inhabitant Chamois, furry marmots and impressive ibex.
Rainy days @ La Petite Folie
In the heart of Chamonix Sud you can find La Petite Folie Café which is a great spot to bring the little ones on a rainy day.
This café come soft play area means that you can enjoy a cappuccino while the children burn of some steam in the ball pit!
Keep your eyes peeled for monthly events; including face painting!
Get Wet with Evo 2 Rafting
Something for the older children out there (and the big kids among you adults), Evolution 2 offer a number of organised activities throughout the summer.
Offering a number of different leveled rafting trips there is something for everyone, either a nice paddle down the gentle rapids in Passy or catch some white water across the border in Italy on a full day excursion!
If rafting isn’t your cup of tea, you can also choose from trips canyoning, hydro speeding, climbing, via ferrata or even mountain biking.
Relax at Lac du Passy
Just 20 minutes down the valley you can find the idyllic Lac du Passy. As well as hosting their own accro parc it’s the perfect spot to head to for a relaxing day.
At the west end of the lake you can find a lovely sandy beach and shallow water which is perfect for children to build sand castles and enjoy the water.
Ride The Luge at Chamonix Amusement Park
Just next to the Montenver Railway is Chamonix Amusement Park. The park itself is filled with plenty of amusements to keep the children entertained for hours on end, however, the one thing we feel that you should head straight to is Chamonix’s very own Luge-Alpine Coaster!
1300m of track twists and turns its way down the edge of Le Planard and offers a great roller coaster experience for all.