Children: Days Out For Kids

Two rubber ring toboggan pistes in the heart of Les Menuires between the Croisette and Preyerand. Free access via the Preyerand cable car. Open every day except Saturdays and some evenings.
Plage Municipale
3 hectares of wooded park and beach. Three heated pools, water slides and outdoor cinema. Open May to September 09:00-22:00. Quai de Ripaille, Thonon Les Bains (74).
Foret de lAventure
Children and adults alike are welcome to come and go ape in the forest! A system of rope bridges and slides allow aerial trekking through the forest. At Planfait, Talloires (74).
Parc de Loisirs de Bouvent
56 hectares of water, sand and grass. Free entry to under 12s. Activities include swimming, fishing, sailing, mini golf, play areas, table tennis plus special events throughout the year. At chemin Curtafray, Bourg en Bresse (01).
Maison du Lac
The Maison du Lac is run by the French Ministry of the Environment and is the largest freshwater aquarium in France. Located at le Petit Port, Aix-les-Bains (73).
Park with animals and plants which can survive the cold. Many animals can be safely touched. Open May to September at RN 206 Songy, Viry (74).
Parc de Merlet
An animal park for adults and children to see marmottes, deer, lama and chamois in their natural reserve, set high up in the mountains. Open from May to September only. Restaurant and souvenir boutique on site. Situated in Les Houches (74).
Adventure park for adults and kids alike. Bungy jumps, catapults, inflatables, climbing and games. English version of the website. Situated at avenue du pont des Iles, Divonne-les-Bains (01).
Big Jump
Amusement park for kids with inflatables, trampolines and soft play areas. Opens Wednesdays and weekends 10:00-18:00 and extended hours in summer. At rte Laudon, Saint Jorioz (74).
Joys Club
Specially designed for children - karting course plus mini F1 cars. Also quad bikes, mini-golf and trampolines. Restaurant and snacks on site. At 783 avenue Alpes, Divonne les Bains (01).
Le Jardin Ferroviaire
More than 30 trains running around this enormous layout which will fascinate children and adults. Open 7 days a week March to November. At 2 route de Lion, Chatte (38).
Les Aigles du Leman
Opens April to September. Various spectacles including eagles, close encounters with wolves, otters and bears. At les Aigles du Leman, Domaine de Guidou, Sciez (74).
Saint Bernard Kennel
Visit the Saint Bernard kennel and learn about the lovable mountain rescue dogs. Open every day, except Sunday and Monday mornings, from 10:00-11:30 and 14:00-17:30. Situated in La Fontaine, Les Houches (74).
Parc Animalier La Balade
More than 450 animals including many which children can get close to. Pony rides and mini-golf. Opens 7 days a week in July and August. Out of season Wednesdays and weekend afternoons only. At Rond Point RN 508 Faverges (74).
Paradis des Praz
A childrens playground, set in an idyllic environment. Donkey rides in the summer and sledge rides in the winter. Be sure to check the website for opening dates. Situated 2 Km from Chamonix (74).