Megève town centre has a couple of playgrounds to keep your little ones entertained, and a short walk during the summer months will take you take you to another play area located in the middle of nature . . .
Aire d’Activités du Petit Arly
This is a NEW playground in Megève , as the previous Aire de Jeux du Paddock playground was moved across the road (and was totally re-built with new amenities), as there is a new hotel project in the development stages at the previous site.
The new playground is ample (1400 m2), caters for all ages (from 1 to 14 years) . . . / amenities: a dry river, a mineral garden, 4 Japanese bridges, swings, climbing structures / it is located in a great spot, with plenty of shade, to pause with the whole family and everyone should find something to their liking! Being near the Palais des Sports, it is a great place to unwind or have a snack after a swimming or ice-skating session at the sports centre! *good to know – on Friday mornings, Megève’s market is just across the road; a good place to buy a snack or a picnic lunch!
address: route du Palais des Sports, Le Paddock, 74120, Megève;
Aire de Jeux rue du Beausoleil
Located in a quiet residential spot, this little playground on rue du Beausoleil is a perfect spot for small children. There is free parking, a WC and picnic table and little ones will be delighted to “drive” the 4×4!
address: rue du Beau Soleil, 74120, Megève;
Lac de Javen
A hike to Lac de Javen makes for a lovely family walk (see here for directions; minimum walking time 30mins, depending on departure point), and the children will be excited with what’s on offer once they arrive! Javen Loisirs is open over the summer holidays until the end of August and offers: acrobungy, archery (Le Fort Apache), croquet, trampolining . . . (contact: email@example.com or tel: +33 6 26 09 18 18).
There is also a restaurant here, Le Restaurant du Lac de Javen, and fishing is possible. You must hire fishing equipment on-site and pay for your catch at the end of your session (popular with families) and on some days you can BBQ your catch!
address: Lac de Javen, chemin de la Rée, 74120, Megève;