FAMILY THINGS TO DO IN GENEVA – SUMMER 2019
If you’re staying in Geneva this summer, you’ll have no problem filling the lazy summer days with fun family activities whatever the age of your children. Read our round-up below.
If you’re as disorganised as we are – and you haven’t booked summer holiday camps yet, don’t panic. Check out our exhaustive list of summer camp ideas here.
ACRO’AVENTURES – REIGNIER
Just 20km from Geneva ACRO’AVENTURES Reignier is a multi-activity site in the forest with high wire adventure courses and much more for children, teenagers and adults.
Three Courses are available, depending on age and/or size:
- Children Course: as of 1m tall and children below the age of 5 must be accompanied by adult. (15 €)
- Junior Course: as of 6 years old (18€)
- The Grand Course: as of 1m35 (20-25€)
There is also a new activity this year : ACRO’FILET (15€) a 2 level net structure up to 12m high for all age groups, where you can enjoy sensations similar to those you experience on a trampoline and finish off with ACRO’NINJA a challenge course at ground level. No specific equipment is required as safety is ensured by nets surrounding the structure.
For those who prefer to keep both feet on the ground at all times, there is an orienteering course, a kiddie’s Treasure Hunt and a Laser battlefield. All these activities are outdoors in a beautiful pine tree forest
ACRO’AVENTURE Reignier can also organise your children’s birthday party with a selection of different options adapted to the age of the birthday boy/girl.
We provide cake and candles, drinks, sweets and a souvenir gift for all the children at the party, plus it’s free for the birthday boy/girl (as of 8 participants).
July and August: everyday from 10am to 5:30 pm last departure
tel. +33 643 16 27 59
DINOWORLD EXPO – Versoix – EXCLUSIVE OFFER – 10% OFF FAMILY TICKET (4 PEOPLE)
DinoWorld – a fantastic dinosaur expo in Versoix aimed at families is not to be missed – and we’re making it easier for you to take the family by offering CHF10 OFF a FAMILY TICKET.
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Apart from the main attraction of life-size dinosaurs, there will 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
EXPLORACENTRE – DIY AND ENGINEERING
This first children’s museum in Geneva is opening their second exhibition – Fabriq’Expo this weekend, 29 June, in time for the summer holidays.
Aimed at children aged 5 years and older, the expo is something between an industrial lab and a DIY workshop for children aimed at using science to explore the world of engineering. Become an engineer for a day!
WE TESTED IT! Read Max’s (10) review here.
LANGUAGE OF TREES – PLAY FOR CHILDREN
DURING JULY – don’t miss The Language of Trees: a magical theatre play for children aged 3 and older at the Theatre de l’Orangerie in the Parc des Eaux-Vives.
At the heart of the Amazon, the little seed Nininha unfolds on the edge of the great river. In this lush setting the trees are endowed with speech. the poignant tale contemplates young growth in its immovable discovery of the beauty, the seasons – and to follow diversity, but also fo the tragedy that crosses this ancestral forest. This tale is presented in cartoon form and put to music by Beatrice Graf, Didier Carrier and Marc Philippin.
Inspired by the novel: “Rosinha, mon canoë de José Maruo de Vasconcelos.”
22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31 July at 11H
Théatre de l’Orangerie in the Parc des Eaux-Vives – indoors.
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DE PARC EN PARC
During July, the municipal libraries offer activities in the parks for families – using their Mobi-théque.
The activities, which will include shows, stories, games, workshops and nature walks, will take place in Parc de l’Ariana.
WHEN AND WHERE
Parc de l’Ariana
PADDLE BOATS AND ICE CREAM
A pedalo for 4 people with a slide costs CHF28, but you can also go for half an hour or 45 minutes.
PASSEPORT VACANCES 2019
During the summer the Canton of Geneva offers a whole range of sports and cultural activities for children between the ages of 4 and 15 years – from 9-17h. The lists fill up quickly, but there are some spaces left for some of the activities, including beach volleyball, cycle rides and more. Check it out.
The Ville de Geneve also offers a wide range of summer activities – though, again, they are scooped up pretty fast.
Do check, though, as they do put on additional activities in some categories throughout the summer.
Ville de Geneve
FAIRYTALE FUN AT THE MEG
L’Espace Colibri welcomes 4-10 year-olds at the MEG for a week-long workshop focusing on fairy tales, blending adventure, yoga, creative workshops and site visits.
Cost – CHF495 for the week.
Du 5 août 2019 au 9 août 2019
De 8h30 à 17h
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Fresh air, water and sunshine – what a wonderful combination to tire out the little ones and let them have a whale of a time.
The Ville de Genève also has a great map of all the splash pools for little ones in and around the city.