Here is a list of some of the playgroup options au Pays du Mont Blanc:
Chamonix «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 is run 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 as the grown-ups drink coffee and tea and eat cake and biscuits! This Chamonix playgroup is especially lovely in the spring and summer, when all adults and children tend to spill out onto the lawn.
When? every Thursday morning (except during the school holidays) from 10h to midday;
Salle Paroissiale of the Presbytery of the Protestant Church,
passage du Temple,
Tel: +33 (0)6 23 04 78 10 (Barbara Falkiner); see website of Protestant Church Chamonix for more details;
«Méli Mélo» in Sallanches is a great place for parents/grandparents/family members keen to meet other parents/grandparents/family members, while letting their little ones (up to the age of 4 years) play happily. The initiative was begun in 1999, and it now sits within the Maison de la Petite Enfance; a large play area is open, with playground features, lots of toys and colouring facilities. Excellent for a rainy Monday morning!
When? every Monday morning (except during the school holidays and bank holidays) from 8h45 to 11h15;
Maison de la Petite Enfance
515 avenue de Saint-Martin
Tel:+33 (0)4 50 90 63 10
Parking: there is free parking just outside la Maison de la Petite Enfance
«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. Expecting parents are also very welcome.
When? every Friday morning (except during the school holidays and bank holidays) from 9h to 11h15
80, rue du Lac Vert
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 93 55 72
Facebook: see here for more details