Children: Days Out For Kids
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).
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).
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).
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.
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).
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).