Geneva in summer for families
From the unique carousel (not to be missed!) and the animals found in Jardin Botanique, through to the many big green shady parks with playgrounds and free paddling pools, Geneva is full of places to sit or play.
For a full-day adventure, be sure to visit Parc des Evaux that features attractions kids of all ages will adore. Take to the trees with their “accrobranche” aka tree climbing adventure, or simply enjoy a barbeque in the park while the kids enjoy the huge area to run around.
There is one-day trip that is no-miss if you have enough time while visiting Geneva and it is a visit to Chamonix and Mont Blanc. Chamonix is a lovely town, with a lively shopping street and good local restaurants, but most impressively, you can see and even visit the famous Mont Blanc. (Attention: small children and pregnant women should check with their doctors before heading to high altitudes).
You can visit the mountain in a number of ways; for example by taking the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi – a mountain peak just next to Mont Blanc. Another way is with a visit to the ice caves, Mer de Glace, by taking a rack-and-pinion railway to the Montenvers, followed by a cable car. Both are unforgettable trips!
"What do you do with a child on a rainy Sunday in Geneva?" - It was questions just like this that inspired the Polish mother of one to start Parentville, a website dedicated to helping parents and caregivers find and share child-related information in Geneva. Through Parentville's website, Facebook groups and Instagram account, Olga shares her knowledge in an easy-to-access way, with busy parents in mind.
Parentville.ch is now a blog, a resource, an events calendar, and a publisher of a unique children’s book about Geneva, “ABC Geneva”, and a yearly summer guide, “Staycation Guide” with plans for each day of the summer so that nobody is bored.
Visit website: www.parentville.ch