October camps – potato holidays 2021

October camps – potato holidays 2021

Say what? What holidays? The school has just started! Potato holidays are a surprise to many. It depends on where you’re from. The argument behind having the October holidays is in the past, and it is a simple one. In October, kids had to help harvest potatoes...
Family events in Geneva – October 2021

Family events in Geneva – October 2021

Summer is officially over but family-friendly events in Geneva are not. Grab your coat and let’s go (umbrella can become handy, too). You’ll see that the menu is wide enough to please everyone every weekend and beyond. Halloween-themed events included. And...
October for families in Geneva 2020

October for families in Geneva 2020

We’re experiencing an especially cold and wet October but it doesn’t mean there is nothing going on. Below, you’ll find events and places that offer entertainment this month. As someone who regularly gives ideas for family outings, in these special...
October camps 2020 in Geneva

October camps 2020 in Geneva

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Bricklive Geneva for the October holidays

Bricklive Geneva for the October holidays

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October school-break in Geneva

October school-break in Geneva

Staying in Geneva during the October school break? The weather is not god for a beach anymore, and not yet good for skiing, so what to do? With this article in hand, you’ll have tons of ideas, I promise! MAH – Les Vacances Qui Donnent la Patate From...
Family-friendly events in October 2019, Geneva

Family-friendly events in October 2019, Geneva

October is an extremely busy month! It will be filled with events, festivals, holidays, and Halloween! Are you ready? Parentville is here to help you plan a super-duper family-friendly October! This list is not all-inclusive; it mentions the most significant, most...
October camps in Geneva, 2019

October camps in Geneva, 2019

The school year has just started, so it’s time to think about the October holidays. Not travelling? Do you need a camp? This is why you clicked and found yourself here, right? Did you know that October holidays are also known as Vacances des Patates? In the past...
October school break in Geneva 2018

October school break in Geneva 2018

Did you know that the commonly used name for the October school break is “vacances de patates”? In the past, October school break was needed, so that families could all work in the field to gather the potatoes and other veggies of the season. Now, that...
Kid friendly October in Geneva, 2018

Kid friendly October in Geneva, 2018

I am happy to announce the tenth month of 2018 at a “kid friendly October”! Lots of Lego®, theater shows, movies, and other fun for the whole family. Save this link to your home screen now, and have info on the go wherever you go. Easy, right? Oh! And...
October vacation in Geneva 2017

October vacation in Geneva 2017

It feels like the school has only just started, yet here we are again on vacation. Vacances des patates, as they are commonly called in Geneva are not as easy to plan with the crazy changing autumn weather.

Luckily there are still many options to occupy little and bigger ones every day during this October vacation in Geneva and around.

October Vacation in Geneva 2017

  • MParc in La Praille (attention! not La Praille commercial center) has prepared the whole week of creative workshops for the October vacation for kids aged 3-12! Every day from 10h00 till 18h00. Check out the planning below or click on it to open MParc’s website with more details.

October Vacation in Geneva 2017

  • MAH Genève (link here) has prepared the whole week of kids activities and as always, they’re brilliant! The majority of planned workshops, concerts, and shows are aimed at kids aged 6-12, but on Friday there will be lots to do for younger audience. Click on the image below to download the program and all needed info,

October vacation in Geneva 2017

  • Maison de la Créativité (link here) is opened this week every day from 14h30 till 17h30, and on Saturday from 9h30 till noon, and from 14h30 till 17h30. If your kids are aged 0-6 (well, to best benefit 2-6) they will adore this 3 storeys old mansion transformed into every child’s dream. Each room serves a different activity be it playing with light, playing with light tables, building a ceramic lamp, using colourful tapes to create images, or exploring the world of science. Or maybe just hang out in the surrounding park-sized garden filled with other fun adventures.

October Vacation in Geneva 2017

  • MEG (linke here) – the Geneva ethnographic museum prepared many activities together with the Théâtre des Marionnettes de Geneve. Most of them are aimed at children aged 8+, some are accessible to those aged 7.

 

  • Hameau du Pere Noel is ready to welcome all Santa’s little friends close by in France. This week opened daily from 10h00 till 18h00. Santa can also help your kid get rid of the dummy – for every finished friendship with the dummy, Santa will offer one meal to a child in Cambodia. Fun place even during bad weather.

 

  • Parc Aventure in Evaux, (for children aged 3+)this week opened daily from 10h00 til 18h00 and is filled with Halloween decorations. Speaking of Halloween the adventure park will be opened from 19h till 23h00 on the October 28, and November 3-4.

October vacation in Geneva 2017

  • Genève Sa Gueule (link here) – a portraits exposition showing the diversity of Geneva population with accompanying activities for children aged 6+, though younger are welcomed to join with an adult when the place is not very busy. Absolutely worth visiting.

 

OTHER PLACES WORTH VISITING HERE AND THERE, DURING OCTOBER VACATION IN GENEVA
For kids aged 0+

  1. Papiliorama (click here to see their website)- butterflies (and bats) paradise. Parentville recommended
  2. C la Venture, in Annemasse (France): an indoor play-park. visit their website here.
  3. Vitam’Ludic (link) and Vitam swimming pools (click here for detailed info)
  4. L’ile de Tortuga – for all ages (more info here) – the biggest indoors playing area in France.
  5. Zoo la Garenne (more info here)
  6. Warm waters of Bains de Cressy (more info here) or Bain Bleu (here’s their website).
L’Escalade for beginners

L’Escalade for beginners

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Halloween 2021 in Geneva – for kids and families

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September 2021 – family friendly events in Geneva

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Global Happiness in Geneva

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Quartier Libre by SIG has become a crucial place on Geneva’s map. Each exhibition they organize is fantastic, but the current one, Global Happiness, is incredibly brilliant, heart touching and thought-provoking. Global Happiness is a very family-friendly exhibition!...
May 2021 in Geneva for families

May 2021 in Geneva for families

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Musee du Leman – Lake Geneva, tsunami, and a submarine

Musee du Leman – Lake Geneva, tsunami, and a submarine

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Kids Time Club Story Time

Kids Time Club Story Time

The Story Time at Kids Time Club is free and is a perfect opportunity to discover this wonderful place. They have many cool classes for kids and adults, they offer birthday parties, and camps during school holidays. Most of all, they have a super-duper cool indoor playground with a coffee corner for parents.

The event is free but you need to register to come – check their Instagram or Facebook for details.

October 2 – “We’re going on a bear hunt”
November 6 – “Peter Pan”
December 4 – Surprise

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Halloween in Geneva, 2019

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