BABY & TODDLER PLAYGROUPS au Pays du Mont-Blanc

What you’ll find in this post, is a list of 🌈 baby & toddler playgroups au Pays du Mont-Blanc that you can just pop along to for FREE!

[ for more information about 🌈 Baby & Toddler Activities au Pays du Mont-Blanc, including FB groups to join, see separate MBFF articles:

  • 🌈 Baby & Toddler Activities au Pays du Mont-Blanc – see here;


Colour code for listings:

Pays du Mont-Blanc

Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches, Servoz) and Vallorcine

Passy & environs

Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy

St Gervais, Le Fayet & environs

Megève, Praz-sur-Arly & environs

Les Contamines-Montjoie & environs

🇫🇷 Further France 


CHAMONIX VALLEY

« ChamCats Carers, Mums n Tots » (Protestant Church, Chamonix)

🌈 « ChamCats Carers, Mums n Tots » takes place in the ⛪️ Salle Paroissiale (Church Hall) of the Presbytery of the Protestant Church near the train station, in the centre of Chamonix.  The playgroup was originally set up by the lovely Barbara and is open to all babies and toddlers (and parents, grand-parents, minders . . .) until they reach a school-going age. There are plenty of toys and books to keep little ones busy while the grown-ups chat, drink coffee and tea and eat cake and biscuits! (home-made cake and cookies gratefully consumed! 😉). This Chamonix playgroup is especially lovely in the spring and summer, when all adults and children tend to spill out onto the lawn / website: see website of Protestant Church Chamonix / FB group: join closed group « ChamCats » here for more details;

🗓 when? every Thursday morning (except during the school holidays) from 10h to midday

🅿️ parking: nearest (paying) car parks at the Gare SNCF, next to the Mercure Hôtel / FREE at Planards;

address: Salle Paroissiale of the Presbytery of the Protestant Church, passage du Temple, 74400, Chamonix;
tel: +33 (0)6 23 04 78 10 (Barbara Falkiner);

PASSY

« Bulles de Jeux » (Chedde, Passy)
« Bulles de Jeux » in Chedde © Facebook Bulles de Jeux

🌈 « Bulles de Jeux » in Chedde (Passy) is a playgroup for children up to 4 years of age.  There are lots of games and activities on offer here and children can meet other children, and parents and child-minders can chat with other parents and child-minders. Soon-to-be parents are also very welcome / FB page;

🗓 when? every Friday morning (except during the school holidays and bank holidays) from 9h to 11h15;

address: 80, rue du Lac Vert, Chedde, Passy;
tel: +33 (0)4 50 93 55 72;

SALLANCHES

« Méli Mélo » (Sallanches)

🌈 « Méli Mélo » in Sallanches is a great place for parents / grandparents / family members to meet other parents / grandparents / family members . . . while letting their little ones play. It welcomes  children up to the age of 4 years. The initiative was begun in 1999, and it now sits within the Maison de la Petite Enfance and the Espace Animation in Vouilloux. There is a large indoor play area open (with playground features), lots of toys and colouring facilities. Excellent for a rainy Monday (no outdoor area available for now).

🗓 when? every Monday (except during the school holidays and bank holidays) from 8h45 to 11h15 and then again from 13h30 until 15h?

🅿️ parking: there is free parking just outside la Maison de la Petite Enfance & the Espace Animation;

address: Maison de la Petite Enfance, 515 avenue de Saint-Martin, 74700, Sallanches;

Espace Animation, rue Cancielleri, Vouilloux;
tel: +33 (0)4 50 90 63 10;

Praz-sur-Arly & Megève 

« A Petits Pas » (Praz-sur-Arly)

Praz-sur-Arly / Megève’s meeting place for parents and carers with small children (under 6 years) is called 🌈 « A Petits Pas » (Lieu Accueil Enfants Parents – LAEP) / more information here;

🗓 when? it is open on Tuesdays from 9h to 11h;

address: ground floor of the crèche « Les Pralinous », 195 route de Megève, Praz-sur-Arly;
tel: +33 (0)4 50 58 77 84;
« A Petits Pas » © Mairie de Megève
« A Petits Pas » © Mairie de Megève
« Le Kids Club by Billy Bosteu » (Le Palais, Megève)

There is a paying espace enfants 🌈 « Kids Club by Billy Bosteu» (playcentre) within Le Palais in Megève. Families can make the most of activities within Le Palais, by leaving youngsters for 1 to 3 hours / for children 3 to 9 years / ☎️ 04 50 90 61 52;

price: 1h : 9,50€; 2h : 17€; 3h : 25€; carte de rechargement : 2€; carte de 10h : 75€; carte de 20h : 140€;

website

address: Le Palais, Megève;

🌈 NEW & EXPECTANT PARENT FB GROUPS 🌈

You might find in useful to join these FB groups:

🌈 « ChamCats Chamonix Carers n Tots » (Chamonix) – linked to the weekly meet-ups at the Protestant Church / mostly buy & sell and French lesson information;

© ChamCats Chamonix Carers & Tots

🌈 « Être Parents à Chamonix » – a Chamonix FB group / meetings, stages, workshops;

© « Être Parents à Chamonix »

🌈 « Mamans de Sallanches » – a FB group, set up by Andrea B-S, a Sallanches mama! – ” rencontrer, échanger, partager ” / meetings, stages, workshops, buy & sell;

© Mamans de Sallanches

🌈 « Le Carnet d’Alouette » – a FB page, with ideas for events au Pays du Mont-Blanc;

© Le Carnet d’Alouette

🌈 « Des Mamans et Papas qui bougent au Pays du Mont-Blanc et Vallée de l’Arve” » – another FB group, run by local Amélie S, with ideas for events and activities;

© Des mamans (et papas) qui bougent

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