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 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 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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