Sallanches has 🌈 four fantastic playgrounds, and we used to visit them regularly when the boys were small (less these days!).
In addition, there is also a softplay centre in the industrial zone of Sallanches, called 🌈 Le Parc en Folie.
Domancy has a 🌈 small playground next to the town hall.
There are 🌈 TWO playgrounds in the centre of Sallanches:
Aire de Jeux des Quais
This playground was fairly recently renovated . . . it is located next to 💦 the river (near the Mairie), and there is pleasant river seating right next to it now. Do keep an eye on little ones, as one of the entrance gates leads out near the main road, and the other onto a road with many parked cars (and you’re by the river!).
[ good to know – ☕️ L’M restaurant and café is just opposite, as is Vietnamese restaurant Khue Dhan ]
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 📚 Médiathèque Ange Abrate, 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.
[ good to know: its close proximity to the 🦌 Château des Rubins-Observatoire des Alpes (recently renovated, a fabulous museum!), making 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 car park (also public WC), or around the corner in the Parking Levant;
Out of the centre are two more playgrounds . . .
Aire de Jeux de Saint-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 little ones. An added bonus is the plentiful FREE parking on-site, and plenty of space by the river to ride a bike or draisienne!
You can stop off at this playground on your way home from Lacs des Ilettes !
address: Esplanade de St Martin, 74700, Sallanches;
🅿 parking: free, right next to playground;
Aire de Jeux de Vouilloux
There is a playground in Vouilloux, next to the Espace Animation. It has 🕸 a huge spider web climbing frame and an area for little ones! This is a great summer playground as there is plenty of shade. Being close to Sallanches’ industrial zone, it is a good stop-off playground for shopping sessions.
address: rue Cancellieri, 74700, Sallanches;
🅿 parking: FREE, right next to playground!
Le Parc en Folie (indoor softplay)
This 🌈 softplay centre opened a few years ago now! It is located in Sallanches’ industrial zone (right next to Aldi supermarket!). 🎂 Birthday parties can be organised here and there are lots of events listed for the holidays . . .
[ good to know – Le Parc en Folie sets up outdoor bouncy castles at 💦 Lacs des Ilettes at the weekend from spring until early autumn ]
address: 1431 avenue André Lasquin, 74700, Sallanches;
tel: +33 (0)6 37 16 47 32;
🅿 parking: FREE, next to softplay;
Domancy has a small playground for young children, nestled in between the Tour Carrée and the Mairie & Bibliothèque. It is very handy when there are events being held around the Tour Carrée, (🚵♀️ Dré dans le Darbon bike event, 🎉 the summer fête . . . ) or as a little stop-off after a visit to 💦 Lac de Passy or Grand Frais supermarket or Les Fruitières du Mont-Blanc!
address: 419 route de Létraz, 74700, Domancy;
🅿 parking: there is FREE parking just next to the playground;
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