There are several playgrounds in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and its environs to keep your little ones entertained.
Jardin du Mont-Blanc
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains town centre has a delightful, newly renovated playground to keep your little ones active and happy. Located in the Jardin du Mont-Blanc, the landscaping around the playground is itself lovely, with lots of grassy slopes, an old well and bandstand and some well-positioned benches to admire the mountain views. The playground has as a theme Le Tramway du Mont-Blanc, and children can play at driving their own tram! There is also a netted swing, a swing for tiny ones, a small trampoline, and a climbing frame. *NEW ADDITION 2017: a snow-plough!*
address: Jardin du Mont-Blanc, avenue du Mont Paccard, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;
Sporting Club Saint-Gervais
Just past the swimming pool, and next to the tennis courts and mini-golf, is another small playground for toddlers. It is nestled behind a crèche and next to a little stream, and has plenty of shade for hot sunny days. There are slides and a little sand-pit, so bring your buckets & spades and diggers & dump trucks!
address: Sporting Club de Saint-Gervais, avenue de Miage, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;
In the environs of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, there are several more playgrounds:
Le Fayet Parc Thermal – has a lovely playground (soon to be renovated), which is outlined in a separate post (see here for more information);
Bettex arrival télécabine – has a playground . . . but don’t expect to see it in the wintertime, as it is dismantled to make way for the ski installations!
St Nicolas de Véroce – has a small playground with lovely views. It is located just behind the bibliothèque (library) and has FREE parking! address: route de Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce, Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;
Plateau de la Croix – we’ve not yet visited this playground, but perhaps a family walk will soon take us this way?
*good to know – Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Tourist Office has a special booklet available, with all the listings necessary for an active, fun holiday as a family. The booklet also has fun games for children!*