Chamonix Playgrounds

As frequent visitors to Chamonix, I think we can lay claim to having tested most of its playgrounds!  Please let us know about any small treasures that may be missing from our list!

Chamonix Centre

Just across the road from Chamonix’s Saturday market, and next to the MJC, we have spent many hours in this playground!  There is something for all age-groups, and being next to the Arve river walkway, older children can safely ride back and forth on their bikes, while little ones play. There isn’t much shade here, but there is plenty of surrounding grass for picnics!

Chamonix Playground
Chamonix’s central playground © montblancfamilyfun

Hotel Faucigny/Hotel Chamonix

Cushioned just between these two hotels (behind the Mairie) is a small climbing roundabout.

Small roundabout opposite Le Faucigny and Le Chamonix hotels
Small roundabout in between Le Faucigny and Le Chamonix hotels © montblancfamilyfun

Centre Sportif Richard Bozon

Walk a little further out of town, following the Arve river walk, and you’ll come to a tiny playground just before the Sports Centre.  Just for little ones.

Les Praz

Right next to the Hotel Lancher in Les Praz is a small playground for small children, where we have spent many a moment!  A walk or bike ride from Chamonix to Les Praz can link up 3 playgrounds!

Les Praz Playground
Les Praz playground © montblancfamilyfun

Paradis des Praz

What a little treasure this natural playground is in summer time! Nestled in the woods near to the golf course in Les Praz, right next to a gurgling stream, Le Paradis des Praz is a wonderful place for children to splash around in the shallow water. You can walk with buggies through the woods to get there, or even cycle.  There is a small playground next to the stream, pony rides in summer and a small café for snacks. It can get very busy in summer, but there is plenty of shade. For more information on Le Paradis des Praz, click here.

Le Paradis des Praz © montblancfamilyfun

Le Parc d’Attractions de Chamonix

As well as the Chamonix Luge-Alpine Coaster and many other activities, there is a small enclosed playground here in the Parc d’Attractions, and a good self-service restaurant.

Parc d'Attractions Playground
Parc d’Attractions playground in Chamonix © montblancfamilyfun

Les Bossons

We discovered this little playground quite by accident one day, on a buggy walk from Les Gaillands!

Les Bossons playground © montblancfamilyfun

La Petite Folie Softplay

This softplay café in Chamonix Sud hosts lots of wonderful events throughout the year, as well as organising birthday parties for lots of Chamonix locals! It has a lovely little terrace where you can sip your coffees calmly (and eat your cakes!) while the little ones play!


Address: 49 Place Edmond Desailloud, 74400 Chamonix (Chamonix Sud)

Tel: +33 6 78 22 59 35

Email: <

Opening hours: every day 8h30 until 18h30

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