WEEKLY PLANNER for babies & toddlers au Pays du Mont-Blanc

Here it is: the WEEKLY PLANNER for babies & toddlers au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond) . . . hopefully, this will be easy to use . . . please always confirm sessions before attending, as all are subject to change at the last minute!


Colour Code for Listings

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

Passy & environs

Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy

Saint-Gervais, Le Fayet & environs

Megève, Praz-sur-Arly & environs

Les Contamines & environs

🇫🇷 Further France 🇫🇷

🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇨🇭


🌈 8h45 until 11h15 AND 13h30 until 16h (new afternoon opening 2018) – playgroup: « Méli Mélo » in Sallanches (not during school holidays) / more information here / address: Maison de la Petite Enfance, 515 avenue de Saint-Martin, 74700 Sallanches / tel: +33 (0)4 50 90 63 10 / parking: there is free parking just outside La Maison de la Petite Enfance;

💦 10h until midday swimming session Balnéo Famille (Le Palais Megève) – water heated to 34°C, for comfort of young swimmers and accompanying adults / price: (adults) 22 € and children (5 to14 years) 8€, and FREE for under 5s / from December until May, every day! / see website for more details;


🍏 8h until midday  market in Chedde (Passy);

🍏 8h until midday – market in Les Contamines-Montjoie;

☕️ 9h until 11h (NEW summer 2019)Kitschinn Kids Family Mornings “ we’re welcoming as many parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, family friends and of course the star attractions, your little ones, to come hang out at the Kitsch! We have a fabulous terrace and outdoor kids play area, and so as long as the weather is fine (let’s hope), Kitsch Kids can run and play outside to their heart’s content. We’ll also have special offers throughout the summer to thank you for coming. For our first week, you’ll be rewarded with a free home-made cookie and kids syrop with every tea or coffee ordered. And on Tuesday June 18 we’ll be having a book exchange where kids can bring and exchange a book with one from our collection or with another Kitsch Kid. And Wednesday June 19 will be Face Painting day with the lovely Alison, who can turn your cuties into tigers, cats, flowers or whatever else they choose. ”;

🌈 9h until 11h playgroup: « A Petits Pas » in Praz-sur-Arly / NOT during holidays / more information here / address: ground floor of the crèche « Les Pralinous », 195 route de Megève, Praz-sur-Arly / tel: +33 (0)4 50 58 77 84;

💦 10h until midday swimming session Balnéo Famille (Le Palais Megève) – water heated to 34°C, for comfort of young swimmers and accompanying adults / price: (adults) 22 € and children (5 to14 years) 8€, and FREE for under 5s / from December until May, every day / see website for more details;

⛸ 10h until middayice-skating Jardin des Glaces avec Charlotte la Marmotte – 12th February to 5th March AND 9th until 30th April / for 3 to 10 year olds / see website;

🐷 10h until midday  farm visit at La Ferme des Montagnards (Ormaret, Combloux) (on certain Tuesday mornings) / Delphine will show you how a bovine farm works and what daily life is like on a farm: 65 cows for milking, 40 pigs, rabbits . . . / price: adults 8€; children (3-12 years) 6€; FREE for under 3s / this wonderful farm also organises lots of children’s workshops during the school holidays – butter-making, reblochon, creative workshops / both mini MBFF members 💙 LOVED 💙 their crèche and garderie visits here! / address: 4 chemin des Poses, Ormaret, 74920, Combloux / reservations necessary: Delphine +33 (0)6 21 02 18 99 / FB page;

🍏 16h30 until 19h30 – market  « Le P’tit Marché Paysan de Produits Locaux » (Sallanches) / FB page;

💦 17h AND 17h45  baby swimmming Mont-Blanc Natation Bébés Nageurs – IME Clos Fleuri / see website for more details;


🍏 8h until midday market in Combloux; 

🍏 8h until 13h market in Le Fayet market (in front of the Gare SNCF);

☕️ 9h until 11h (NEW summer 2019)Kitschinn Kids Family Mornings – see Tuesday description;

💦 9h until 9h45  swimming session Aquabébés at 🇫🇷 Vitam (Neydens)🇫🇷 for children 6 months to 5 yearsand also during school holidays / see here for more details;

🎨 9h until midday (new morning opening) AND 14h30 to 17h30  🎨 La Maison de la Créativité 🇨🇭 (Conches, Geneva, Switzerland) 🇨🇭 / see MBFF article for more information;

⛸ 10h until midday (wintertime) Jardin des Glaces (at patinoire in Les Contamines-Montjoie / see here for more details;

💦 10h until midday swimming session Balnéo Famille (Le Palais Megève) – water heated to 34°C, for comfort of young swimmers and accompanying adults / price: (adults) 22 € and children (5 to14 years) 8€, and FREE for under 5s / from December until May, every day / see website for more details;

📚 10h15  storytelling: « l’Heure du Conte » for 3 to 4 year olds (twice a month) at Médiathèque Ange Abrate, Sallanches / see website agenda for more details;

🚂 from 14h (summertime) Le Petit Train in le Parc Thermal (Le Fayet) / see MBFF article for more details;

☕️ 14h30 until 16h (one Wednesday per month) – parent meeting group: « La Pause Café des Parents » in Vouilloux, Sallanches – “le lien parents/enfants” at the Espace Animation in Vouilloux is not aimed specifically at parents with toddlers; it is, instead, a group for parents to meet and discuss family issues (a different theme each month), and children are welcome to come along – a play area is set up for them (there is an Espace Ludo set up for children / see here for more details / address: Espace Animation, 625 rue Cancellieri, 74700 Sallanches / tel: +33 (0)4 50 47 84 68 / parking: there is free parking just outside the Espace Animation and a great playground on-site! 

🎼 Académie Musicale du Mont-Blanc (Sallanches) – a new initiative for the last Rentrée, the Académie Musicale du Mont-Blanc is run by Kaori / éveil musical for little ones (2+ years), instruments and more! / trial sessions available / see FB Page for more details & dates and times;

📚 Librairie Carnets d’Albert – sometimes dédicaces (book signing) of new children’s books, accompanied by workshops, storytelling or music sessions / follow their FB page to stay in the know!

🍏 15h  market Marché Paysan & Pain de Chibon at La Ferme in Les Houches – see here for more details 

🎬 17h cinema: « Grand Soir Cinébus » (Salle d’Animations in Les Houches) – children’s films on alternate Wednesdays at 17h / see here;

📚 17h  storytelling: « L’Heure du Conte » (3+ years) at Le Palais in Megève (every other Wednesday): Wednesday 30th January, from 13th until 27th February EVERY DAY, Wedesdays 6th & 20th March, from 3rd until 24th April EVERY DAY! / no need to sign up / see Le Palais agenda for more details  ;   

🇨🇭 Wednesdays for toddlers at Geneva museums : 🎨 MAMCO at 15h15 – « Mini Rendez-vous » – for very young children (2 to 4 years); website / 🎨 MAH (Le Musée d’Art et d’Histoire) – « Visites à tout petits pas » at 10h30, 14h30 and 15h30 for 3 to 5 year olds; website;


🍏 8h until 13h market in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains  ;  

🤱morning (every other Thursday)special breastfeeding meetings at Maternité de Sallanches can be booked / ??? FB  page;

💦 10h until midday swimming session Balnéo Famille (Le Palais Megève) – water heated to 34°C, for comfort of young swimmers and accompanying adults / price: (adults) 22 € and children (5 to14 years) 8€, and FREE for under 5s / from December until May, every day / see website for more details;

🌈 10h until midday playgroup: « ChamCats Carers, Mums n Tots » at Presbytery of the Protestant Church (NOT during the holidays) / see website of Protestant Church Chamonix or FB group page for more details; 

 🐷 14h30 until 16h30  farm visit at La Ferme des Montagnards (Ormaret, Combloux) (on certain Thursday mornings) / see above (Tuesday) for more details;

☕️ 15h30 until 17hparent meeting: « La Pause Café » (Les Pelerins, Chamonix) – in partnership with the EPDA, this is a meeting group for parents (subject to change, so do check) / see MJC website for more details;

🎼 afternoon sessions music sessions Le Magicien Diapason éveil musical at l’Etape in ArgentièreMagicien Diapason / address: l’Association l’Etape, 329 rue Charlet Straton, 74400, Argentière;

💦 18h AND 18h45  baby swimmming Mont-Blanc Natation Bébés Nageurs – IME Clos Fleuri / see website for more details / tel: 06 95 55 90 03;

« Mum n Tots » in Chamonix ©ChamCats « Mum n Tots »

🍏 8h until 13hmarket in Megève;

🌈 9h until 11h15  playgroup: « Bulles de Jeux » in Chedde in Passy (NOT during holidays) / see FB page for more details;  ;

💦 9h until 9h45  swimming session 🇫🇷 Aquabébés at Vitam (Neydens) 🇫🇷 for children 6 months to 5 years and also during school holidays / see here for more details; 

🌈 9h15 pré-natal yoga at Ananda Studio (Chamonix) – see here for more details (subject to change);

💦 10h until midday swimming session Balnéo Famille (Le Palais Megève) – water heated to 34°C, for comfort of young swimmers and accompanying adults / price: (adults) 22 € and children (5 to14 years) 8€, and FREE for under 5s / from December until May, every day / see website for more details;

🎼 afternoon sessionsmusic sessions Le Magicien Diapason éveil musical at l’Etape in Argentière / music classes for babies and children (babies to 7 years) with Claudia Giraldez and the Magicien Diapason / address: l’Association l’Etape, 329 rue Charlet Straton, 74400, Argentière;

© Le Magicien Diaposon

🍏 8h until midday – market in Chamonix / address: Place Mont-Blanc;

👨‍👩‍👧 Locally Grown Chamonix meetings at La Remise, Argentière – weekly events for mummies and “their local grown babies from the Chamonix Valley” / local designers and artisans participate and give demonstrations of their products (clothing, soaps and balms, baby massages and more), and share their savoir-faire with you! / a good place to exchange and meet other parents and babies! / FB page;

🍏 8h until 13h market in Sallanches – up and down the quais;

💦 9h until 9h45  swimming session Aquabébés at 🇫🇷 Vitam (Neydens) 🇫🇷 for children 6 months to 5 years and also during school holidays / see here for more details; 

💦 9h until 10h30 swimming session « Maman Papa Bébé » at Les Thermes Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc (Parc Thermal, Le Fayet) / price: contact Les Thermesmore information & reservations: 04 50 47 54 57 or accueilspa@thermes-st-gervais.fr / website;

🎨 9h until midday AND 14h30 until 17h30 (last Saturday of the month) – La Maison de la Créativité 🇨🇭 (Conches, Geneva, Switzerland) 🇨🇭 / see MBFF article for more information;;    

💦 9h45 until 10h30 AND 10h30 until 11h15 (certain Saturdays, check schedule)  swimming session Bébé Plouf at Saint-Gervais-les-Bains swimming pool / for babies from 6 months to children 3 years, with an accompanying adult, at , water 32°C / see here for more details;

💦 10h until 11h  swimming session Jardin d’Eau  (from 6 months to 3 years) / 💦 11h to midday  Les Petits Poissons (3 to 5 years) at the Centre Sportif Richard Bozon in Chamonix (please check schedule before attending, subject to change) / see website for more details;

 💦 10h until midday swimming session Balnéo Famille (Le Palais Megève) – water heated to 34°C, for comfort of young swimmers and accompanying adults / price: (adults) 22 € and children (5 to14 years) 8€, and FREE for under 5s / from December until May, every day / see website for more details;

💦 10h15 until 10h45  swimming session Jardin AquatiqueMont-Blanc Natation Bébés Nageurs – for 3 to 5 year olds at Sallanches swimming pool / see website for more details;

📚 10h30 (once a month)  storytelling: « l’Heure du Conte des tout-petits » at Médiathèque Ange Abrate in Sallanches/ see website agenda for more details;

📚 10h30 – storytelling: « L’Heure du Conte (bébés lecteurs) » for 0 to 3 year olds at Le Palais in Megève (one Saturday per month): Saturdays 9th February, 9th March, 6th April, 18th May / see Le Palais website agenda for more details;

💁‍♀️ 13h30 until 17h – FJEP Club des Mamans – meet, exchange, discuss, have fun, while putting together a spectacle! / see FJEP website for more details;

🎲 14h until 16h30 (NOT school holidays) FJEP ludothèque / see here for more details;

🚂 from 14h (summertime) Le Petit Train in le Parc Thermal (Le Fayet) / see MBFF article for more details;

📚  16h until 16h45  storytelling: « Les Racontines du samedi » at Médiathèque Ange Abrate (Sallanches) – for all ages / address: 81 place du Commissaire Chesney / tel: +33 (0)4 50 93 95 49 / website;


💦 9h until 9h45 – swimming session Aquabébés at 🇫🇷 Vitam (Neydens) 🇫🇷 for children 6 months to 5 years / even during school holidays / see here for more details; 

💦 9h until 10h30  swimming session « Maman Papa Bébé » at Les Thermes Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc (Parc Thermal, Le Fayet) / price: contact Les Thermesmore information & reservations: 04 50 47 54 57 or accueilspa@thermes-st-gervais.fr / website;

⛸ 9h30 until 11h30  ice-skating Jardin de la Glisse, Megève (Le Palais, Patinoire Olympique) / parcours, games, ice-skating aids / when? Sundays 3rd & 17th February, 9h30 to 11h30 / price: 4€ / see Le Palais website for more details;

💦 10h until 11h15 (on certain Sundays)  swimming session Aqua Kids for babies and toddlers / check Le Palais agenda;

💦 10h until midday swimming session Balnéo Famille (Le Palais Megève) – water heated to 34°C, for comfort of young swimmers and accompanying adults / price: (adults) 22 € and children (5 to 14 years) 8€, and FREE for under 5s / from December until May, every day / see website for more details;

⛸ 10h until midday (wintertime) – ice-skating Jardin des Glaces at patinoire, Les Contamines-Montjoie / see here for more details;

🎬 11h cinema: Ciné Mont-Blanc (Sallanches) – as well as a wide selection of children’s films, there is sometimes a children’s session on Sundays at 11h (sound and light geared towards younger viewers, and shorter films) / see here;

Cinékids © Ciné Mont-Blanc

🚂 from 14h (summertime) Le Petit Train in le Parc Thermal (Le Fayet) / see MBFF article for more details;

🇫🇷 FIRST Sunday of month in Cluses & Annecy 🇫🇷 – some FREE museums and temporary exhibitions / see MBFF post for more details;

🇨🇭 FIRST Sunday of the month in Geneva 🇨🇭 – many of the museums & temporary exhibitions are FREE! / at the MEG (Musée Ethnographique de Genève), there are workshops for babies & toddlers: 🎼 Baby Bazaar (0 to 2 years) éveil musical, from 14h to 15h15 & from 15h30 to 16h30 AND 🎼 « Cap sur . . . avec Tohu Wa Bohu » éveil musical (from 2 years), with accompanying adult) from 15h45 to 16h45 (music, song, dance) / see MBFF post for more details;


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