On a short family hike in Combloux last summer, we found ourselves playground-hopping before we’d even begun walking (quite difficult, hence, to get our boys walking!).
First of all, we headed to the playground we already knew and loved . . .
This playground is by far one of our favourites in the Pays du Mont-Blanc. Perched just above the Lac Biotope, and with commanding views of the Mont Blanc Massif, it is aimed at the 3+ age-group. The playground is largely made out of wood and rope, and comprises: a spider-web climbing frame and netted swing, balancing beams, leap-frog toadstalls, a tyrolienne. Much of this is under a huge canopy of shade, which makes it an ideal spot to head on a hot summer’s day! A bit further up the hill are some netted tunnels to crawl through and some climbing for older children. Do be warned that there is not much in this adventure playgrounds for tiny children, apart from the netted swing . . . perfect if you have a sleeping baby in a buggy and an older child to entertain! But if you have a very active toddler who wants to do just like his “big brother” or “big sister”, you will spend your whole time running (so take an extra pair of helping hands if possible!). There are also a couple of picnic tables, so you can make a picnic lunch/snack . . . We love bringing visitors here – there is something for everyone and superb views!
Down the hill, just next to the Plan d’Eau Biotope, is a lovely green space for running with some boulders to hop over. There is also a volleyball court with sand.
address: Chemin du Perret, 74920, Combloux;
parking: there is free parking just above this playground;
Next, we stumbled across Combloux’s little hidden playground – located behind the church – and it proved just perfect for our younger son! It has a lovely train feature, a slide and a small climbing frame.
address: à côte de l’eglise, 74920, Combloux;
parking: you can use the same free parking as for the Adventure Playground and Lac Biotope;
The new kid in town, this playground was under construction during Summer 2017 (my littlest watched the construction site with eyes wide open!). It is located next to the Pumptrack, Skatepark and City Stade in Combloux , which makes it the perfect spot for the whole family – little ones can play while older siblings can have fun on skateboards or bikes or with balls right next door! There are picnic tables and a snack bar open during the summer months. Fun for the whole family! There are also WC in the car park. *good to know – there are works under way landscaping the surrounding area*
address: 220 route de la Mairie, 74920, Combloux;
parking: there is the school car park next door;
La Tanière de Tilou in Combloux
This is both a winter ski season and summer outdoor softplay area . . . La Tanière de Tilou (the mascot of Combloux) is at La Cry (FREE!) during the ski season, next to the Piou Piou ski area . . . and in the summertime, it sits next to the Plan d’Eau Biotope, as an accompaniment to many of the summer concerts/events.