BEST FAMILY THINGS TO DO IN GENEVA – JUNE 2019
by Sarah Scaddan
Our round-up of the best things to do as a family this month.
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MEG MUSEUM – EVENTS
The programme at the MEG Museum is as impressive as always, with a whole host of events and workshops that are child friendly. For a full list visit this site.
Here are the ones in English:-
Sunday June 2nd 14h-17h Mask in Play. A mask making workshop. Free without reservation.
Sunday June 2nd 15h / 15h30 / 16h / 16h30 / 17h (lasts 20 minutes). Baby Bazaar. L’Espace Musical school takes up residence at the MEG. The 0-2 year olds, and the adults who accompany them, explore different sound worlds thanks to instruments from all over the world adapted to very small hands! Free without reservation.
Wednesday June 12th 11h-12h. Baby Music. Every second Wednesday of the month, parents and babies embark on a musical journey across five continents. 12chf, reservations necessary.
Sunday 16th June 14h – 18h. The MEG gets wet. For the second consecutive year, the À la Pointe bar, invites the MEG to its terrace at the junction of the Rhône and Arve rivers. Feet in the water, participate with the Atelier Nolita in the design of a costume for the temporary exhibition ” La fabrique des conte” At La Pointe, Junction. Free without reservation.
Every day in June. The life and times of fairy tales: La Fabrique des Contes. The exhibition explores the magical universe of the fairy tales we know so well and which forms part of our cultural heritage, regardless of where we are from. The expo is designed as a sensory experience that takes you to the heart of 8 stories, reimagined through mirrors, dioramas and optical illusions.
Musée d’ethnographie de Genève (MEG)
Boulevard Carl-Vogt 65 – 1205Genève
On this site.
LE FESTIVAL DES ENFANTS, CAROUGE. Free concerts in Carouge.
Saturday 1st June 11h. Puppet show at Temple de Carouge. Free entry, suitable for age 3 and over.
On this site.
Saturday 1st June. 15h30 Stories and music at Temple de Carouge. Free entry, suitable for age 7 and over. More info here.
Temple de Carouge, place du Temple 13, 1227 Carouge
June 2nd 14h-18h
Ride the historic tram one Sunday a month only. The tram leaves from Carouge Rondeau and does a circuit via Gare Cornavin and Nations. You can jump onboard at any point and buy your ticket on the spot.
Price: CHF6 adults and CHF3 6-16 year olds for a 60 minute journey.
On this site
CARIBANA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Why not ? There are always plenty of children at Caribana, from tiny tots with ear protectors to teenagers being, err, teenage. It’s a compact festival so perfect for families.
Further information on this site.
Take a trip to the Théâtre de Beausobre in Morges to experience puppet shows, music, magic and circus. For the full programme visit this site.
Price: From CHF18 for one day including one spectacle, CHF23 including two spectacles and CHF28 with three. Free for children under two years old.
Théâtre de Beausobre
Avenue Vertou 2
MAISON DE LA CRÉATIVITÉ
15 June (and every Wednesday)
A children’s museum and creative space in Conches that is well worth a visit with small children. Open every Wednesday and one Saturday a month.
Hours: 9:30-12 and 14h30-17h30
Price: CHF3 per person for a half day.
Maison de la créativité
7 Chemin Calandrini
On this site.
PÂTISSERIE COURSES AT LES ATELIERS BY SERGE LABROSSE
Saturday 1st June – cream puffs and mille feuilles
Saturday 8th June – tiramisu
Saturday 26 June – macarons
Pastry Chef Laure Platiau accompanies children in these workshops where they will enjoy handling the ingredients and preparing their dishes. Best of all they get to take all their patisserie creations home with them.
Age 6 upwards
Les Ateliers by Serge Labrosse
Rue Prévost Martin 8
Genève, 1205 Suisse
Book online here.
MINI PATISSERIE CHEFS AT MANORA RESTAURANT
Wednesday 12 June (15h-18h)
Wednesday 26 June (15h-18h)
Fabulous Kingdom Melazic – the cupcake shop near Manor – has partnered with Manor Geneva to offer mini pastry workshops for children throughout the year. With a duration of 10-15mn, they are free, open to all ages and without registration.
On this site
Open every day until 25 August is a dinosaur expo aimed at families. Apart from the main attraction, there are be other activities to entertain kids – including a museum, labyrinth, bouncy castle and mini-golf. Kids can also take part in archeological digs.
CHF17 for adults, CHF for children between 4-14, children under 4 – free. A family pack (2 adults and 2 children will cost you CHF49.)
From 24th of May till 25th of August, open daily from 10-19h.
Chemin des Douves
PATHÉ FAMILY MOVIE DAY
Going to the movies is always fun and it’s even better when it’s with your family. On the Pathé Family Day, take your son, cousin, niece, godfather and enjoy one or more films from their family-friendly program for only CHF 15.00 per ticket which also includes a drink and/or a small popcorn and a small gift for children.
- Film screenings for 2 + years: The sound volume is reduced and low lights are left on in the auditorium.
- Film screenings for kids between 4 and 13 years
Sunday, 12th of June