Sallanches has four fantastic playgrounds and we visit them regularly! There is also a brand new softplay centre in the industrial zone of Sallanches, called Le Parc en Folie.
There are two playgrounds in the centre of town:
Aire de Jeux des Quais
This playground is next to the river (near the Mairie) and boasts a climbing frame/web for older children and, for the little ones, a fire engine (particularly popular!), a climbing frame/slide, a see-saw and two mini bouncers. Do keep an eye on little ones as one of the entrance gates leads out directly onto the main road, and the other onto a road with many parked cars.
Address: Quai de Warens, 74700, Sallanches;
Parking: paid parking along the riverside;
Aire de Jeux de l’Eglise
Located in between the church and the nearly-built new Médiatèque, this playground has the added advantage of plenty of afternoon shade during the summer months. There is a long slide, a big spiderweb climbing frame, a roundabout, swings (for older children), a large see-saw and climbing frame for littlies (with smaller slides) and bouncers. Its close proximity to the Centre de la Nature Montagnarde in the Château des Rubins, makes it an ideal stop after a museum visit.
Address: Place du Commissaire Chesney, 74700, Sallanches;
Parking: there are some free parking spots just opposite in a small carpark, or around the corner in the Parking Levant. There are also public toilets in the small carpark opposite.
Out of the centre are two more playgrounds:
Aire de Jeux de St Martin
This playground is a firm favourite of ours and it has an excellent location right by the Arve river, and next to the historic Pont St Martin. The main attraction here is the tall climbing frame with the “tunnel slide”, and there are also swings and other climbing options for older children and a train for littlies. An added bonus is the plentiful Free parking on site, and plenty of space by the river to ride a bike or draisienne!
Address: Esplanade de St Martin, 74700, Sallanches;
Parking: free, right next to playground;
Aire de Jeux de Vouilloux
A new playground on our list (we discovered it one day last summer!) is the playground in Vouilloux, just next to the Espace Animation. It has a huge spider web climbing frame and an area for littlies! This is a great summer playground as there is plenty of shade.
Address: rue Cancellieri, 74700, Sallanches
Parking: FREE, right next to playground!
Le Parc en Folie (softplay)
Finally, the softplay centre we’ve all been waiting for on our doorstep! Located in Sallanches’ industrial zone (right next to Aldi supermarket!), Le Parc en Folie opened during the Toussaint holidays of 2016 and it’s the talk of the valley! Birthday parties can be organised here and there are lots of events listed for the holidays . . . see their Facebook page for more details.
Address: 1431 avenue André Lasquin, 74700, Sallanches
Tel: +33 (0)6 37 16 47 32
Parking: FREE, next to softplay
Weds, Sat, Sun & school holidays: 10h-19h;
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 15h-19h;