Playgroups & After School Activities

English-speaking mother and baby groups, children’s activities and toddlers groups for expat families living on the French Riviera.

International playgroups, mother and baby groups and other activities in English where the focus is on learning through play. 
Musee International de la Parfumerie
Workshops on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons during term time and Thursday and Friday afternoons in the holidays. Create a perfume, make bubble-bath, decorate santons, make and taste sweets, pottery, etc. In Grasse (06).
AVF Accueil des Villes Francaises
French organisation (with English spoken) to assist with the practicalities of adjusting to a new area. Information, activities and French classes available through the Sophia Antipolis (06) branch.
Music Together
Music programme in English for children and their families, from birth to approximately 6 years old. At 2 locations, Maman Bulle (12 Rue Edouard Dalmas) and Maman Les P’tits Bateaux (21 Rue Delille) in Nice.
Mediatheque de Mouans-Sartoux
Various activities proposed at the Mediatheque including poetry, story telling, reading and writing games. Programme distributed monthly. At 201 avenue de Cannes, Mouans-Sartoux (06).
Little Stars
Private gymnastics coaching for 3-14 year olds. Individual and group class coaching offered. 
Le Kids Club
A club in the centre of Nice offering activities for babies (gym, music), toddlers (gym, music, art, dance) and school-aged kids (taekwondo, English, painting, theatre, dance). At 2 rue dAngleterre, Nice (06).
Planete Sciences Mediterrannee
Numerous gardening activities, creation, maintenance and nature discovery for 6 to 12 year olds in a real garden on the plateau de Roquevignon just above Grasse (06). From 11:00 to 17:00 every Saturday from spring to autumn. Association at 9 rue Gazan.
Nature et Decouvertes
Nature, gardening and science workshops every Wednesday afternoon from 14:00 to 17:00, 3 sessions of 50 minutes. At the Cap 3000 shopping complex on ground level, in St Laurent du Var (06). 
An 80sqm space for children and a reception area for parents. Costumes, games, make up and dance floor during two hours for children from four years old. A baby room is available.
Les Colibris - Montessori Bilingual Pre-School & Primary Sch...
Bilingual French/English Montessori school open to children from age 2 to 12. School follows the principles of Montessori education, the "Whole Child". In the heart of Sophia Antipolis. Activities during holidays and on Wednesday afternoons
Prune et Libellule
Activites for babies aged from 8 months to children aged up to 10 years. Classes include dance, art and baby gym. Located in the centre of Cannes (06).
Nautical Club Mandelieu
Sailing, water skiing and other nautical activities for children from 5 years at the Centre Nautique de Mandelieu-la-Napoule (06). For further information contact the Office de Tourisme.
Le Jardin d'Amelie
Educational garden for kids in the village of Cipieres (06). Children will be taught how to grow plants and vegetables and how to protect nature as well as observing birds and insects.
Ceramic Crea
Children can decorate their own ceramics. Wednesday activities, family sessions, creative birthday parties. Next to Biot and Antibes (06).
Association des Beaux Arts de Cannes
Courses in oils, acrylics, watercolours and engraving, in an international environment. Regular workshops for children and temporary exhibitions. At Deuxieme rue du Barri, Le Suquet, Cannes (06).
L'Aire de Famille
Activities in French and English for babies and pre-schoolers; baby massage, sign language, arts and crafts and Montessori workshops. For parents, nannies and carers in Menton, Monaco and La Turbie.
La Folie En Tete
Play group organising artistic and play workshops for children. At 81 chemin Lintier, Vallauris (06).