On a short family hike in Combloux last summer, we found ourselves playground-hopping before we’d even begun walking (quite difficult, hence, to get the boys walking!).
First of all, we headed to the playground we already knew and loved . . .
This playground is by far one of our favourites in the area. Perched just above the Lac Biotope, and with commanding views of the Mont Blanc Massif, it is aimed at the 3+ age-group. The playground is largely made out of wood and rope, and comprises: a spider-web climbing frame and netted swing, balancing beams, leap-frog toadstalls, a tyrolienne. Much of this is under a huge canopy of shade, which makes it an ideal spot to head on a hot summer’s day! A bit further up the hill are some netted tunnels to crawl through and some climbing for older children. Do be warned that there is not much in this adventure playgrounds for tiny tots, apart from the netted swing . . . perfect if you have a sleeping baby in a buggy and an older child to entertain! But if you have a very active toddler who wants to do just like his “big brother” or “big sister”, you will spend your whole time running (so take an extra pair of helping hands if possible!). There are also a couple of picnic tables, so you can make a picnic lunch/snack . . . We love bringing visitors here – there is something for everyone and superb views!
Down the hill, just next to the Plan d’Eau Biotope, is a lovely green space for running with some boulders to hop over. There is also a volleyball court with sand.
Address: Chemin du Perret, 74920, Combloux
Parking: there is free parking just above this playground
Next, we stumbled across Combloux’s little hidden playground – located behind the church – and it proved just perfect for our smaller son! It has a lovely train feature, a slide and a small climbing frame.
Address: à côte de l’eglise, 74920, Combloux
Parking: you can use the same free parking as for the Adventure Playground and Lac Biotope
A new kid in town, this playground is currently being built up at the pumptrack in Combloux . . . another playground with a stunning view! Now we must just wait for the grand opening . . .
Address: 220 route de la Mairie, 74920, Combloux
Parking: there is the school car park next door