Summer in Geneva with kids

Summer in Geneva with kids

How long are you planning to stay in Geneva with the kids this summer? No matter if it's one week, eight, or just a few weekends the Staycation Guide by Parentville is here to save the day again! Since its first edition in 2017, it has been one of the best-received...

What’s up in June 2022 in Geneva for families

What’s up in June 2022 in Geneva for families

The first of the summer, the last of the school year - June is a busy and exciting month. Rest assured that between booking the summer camps and hunting for gifts for teachers, there is a lot of fun ahead! I will now spare you a prolonged blah blah blah kind of intro...

Fun summer camps 2022 in Geneva

Fun summer camps 2022 in Geneva

You ask - Parentville answers. This article is the collective answer to all the questions about summer camps you send my way. Is there anything for toddlers? Is there any fully outdoor camp? Anything fun on my side of the lake? You'll find all answers below. I am sure...

ШКОЛИ В ЖЕНЕВІ

ШКОЛИ В ЖЕНЕВІ

У школах Женеви звикли мати дітей, які не володіють французькою. Діти в Женеві ідуть до школи приблизно 20 серпня, коли їм виповнюється чотири роки. Діти, народжені з серпня до грудня, починають навчатися через рік після тих, хто народився з січня до липня. Перший...

Безкоштовні розваги для дітей у Женеві / Fun things to do with kids for free in Geneva

Безкоштовні розваги для дітей у Женеві / Fun things to do with kids for free in Geneva

Ludotheques «Іграшкотеки» – це бібліотеки іграшок з ігровими зонами. Прийти та погратися в будь-якій із цих «іграшкотек» кантону можна цілком безкоштовно. Щоб орендувати іграшки, потрібно сплатити абонентську плату в розмірі 30 швейцарських франків на рік. Можна...

What’s on – May events for families in Geneva

What’s on – May events for families in Geneva

Spring is here, it will get hot soon, the sun will shine and hopefully, the viruses will give us a break. As always, spring marks the beginning of fun events in Geneva. But enough of this blah, blah, blah. Let's see what's on this month for families in Geneva! Ready?...

Post-Easter recipes by Oksana

Post-Easter recipes by Oksana

Oksana Petersen from Nutrition Right is back on Parentville with simple, tasty and healthy recipes that can be prepared with kids. Enjoy and bon apetit! Easter just came and went leaving behind the chocolate egg wrappers. We all enjoyed one or two chocolate eggs, but...

Kids with hammers – woodworking in Geneva

Kids with hammers – woodworking in Geneva

Knock On Wood - remember this name, because sooner or later your kids will want to create with wood. Or you will want them to discover the wooden world from scratch. How cool would it be for them to have a wooden game made with their own hands? The satisfaction that...

April & Easter family fun, Geneva 2022

April & Easter family fun, Geneva 2022

A bit of sun, a bit of snow 0 this is how April rolls! Let's see what's up this month in Geneva. There are festivals, exhibitions, and fun shows! It's a month full of celebrations: Ramadan, Easter, Passover, and Orthodox Easter! What a feast! In this article, I'll...

Hosting people from Ukraine in Geneva

Hosting people from Ukraine in Geneva

This Guide, in English and French, is for you whether you would like to host people in need from Ukraine, or if you would like to provide general help, support hosts, or get involved in any way. Inside you'll find practical information and more! There are two links to...

HELP UKRAINE FROM GENEVA – THE BEST WAYS

HELP UKRAINE FROM GENEVA – THE BEST WAYS

The ongoing help for Ukraine and people escaping the war in this country is extraordinary! Most of the people from Ukraine flee to Poland and citizens of this country have been doing an amazing job - it's a nationwide humanitarian action on all fronts. Forgive me for...

February 2022 for families in Geneva

February 2022 for families in Geneva

Hey, hey! How are you? We have just finished with December festivities and boom, February school break is coming up! I prepared a whole other article with propositions for the school holidays (link at the bottom of this page). Here, let's see what's up in Geneva in...

Family winter day trips from Geneva

Family winter day trips from Geneva

How about getting away for a day? No need to search for a hotel, no need to go very far. One day trip can transform a weekend into a vacation-like time. It has the power to make you feel like the weekend was long and fruitful. Will you try? Below, you'll find some...

February Holidays in Geneva, 2022

February Holidays in Geneva, 2022

You can have a great holiday week without leaving the city! What's more, the week of fun in Geneva is possible for all budgets - just choose activities wisely. Apart from the parks, museums, and playgrounds, there are lots to do and see! Don't ever believe people who...

February camps 2022

February camps 2022

Welcome to the list of February camps. Parents have fewer vacation days than kids. For many of you, camps are necessary. For others, it's an occasion to introduce kids to something new or organize a week full of joy and new friendships. No matter the reason, this list...

January for families in Geneva 2022

January for families in Geneva 2022

Happy New Year! I hope 2022 will be treating you well! There are some fun family events in January in Geneva this year! Not a huge amount but enough to stay occupied. We're starting the year similarly to the last one, with coronavirus having a party at our cost. But,...

Geneva Lux

Geneva Lux

Geneva lights up not only for Christmas. No, no, no. The end of January marks the start of the Geneva Lux Festival. It will last till 06.02.2022. Illuminated pieces of art in the streets of Geneva are a perfect reason to get dress warmly and make good use of the early...

Christmas gifts from Geneva

Christmas gifts from Geneva

It's time to think about the gifts. With kids room overflowing with toys, what can we get them? In this article you'll see propositions of locally made gifts that make sense. The list will focus on gifts that last, that bring value, and those that are not material...

Hameau du Pere Noel – not only in winter

Hameau du Pere Noel – not only in winter

A very honest review with surprising tips, not so great pics, and vocabulary too poor to truly present how unique is the Hameau du Père Noel. DESIGNER'S BRAIN Just 10 mins drive from the Swiss-French boarder of Bardonnex, lies the village of Santa, his siblings, and...

Christmas season 2021 in Geneva for families

Christmas season 2021 in Geneva for families

Ho Ho Ho! There are so many Christmas events this year, so much wonderfulness, it seems that we will be rewarded for the dryness of the previous year. Christmas 2021 here we come! Without any further ado, Let's do it!MAIN EVENTS NOEL AU JARDIN November 18 - December...

November 2021 events in Geneva for families

November 2021 events in Geneva for families

We survived Halloween, now is the time to brace ourselves for November. Why? We now have one month to Thanksgiving, Escalade, and just a few weeks till Christmas! Days are short and time flies faster, hence the bracing need. Luckily, it's also the month of Automnales...

Autumn family recipes by Oksana – Nutrition Right

Autumn family recipes by Oksana – Nutrition Right

Oksana from Nutrition Right is back on Parentville with her lovely recipes. Her idea is to provide you with easy, healthy and yummy recipes to prepare with kids. Enjoy! To help you ensure your kids eat healthy products and avoid getting sick, I am sharing two tasty...

Recrecrea camps of fun

Recrecrea camps of fun

A beautiful, and visibly filled with lots of positive energy lady, Dany, gathers kids around to welcome them at the camp. "My job is going through all kinds of bins", she says to explain her job. Some kids laugh, some are baffled. Mommy said to never get stuff out of...

Halloween 2021 in Geneva – for kids and families

Halloween 2021 in Geneva – for kids and families

Boo! It's Halloween season and I bet you're up for some spookingly fun time. Well, as every year, I put together a list of some of the events happening on the occasion of Halloween in Geneva. Ready? Let's do it!Swiss Vapeur Parc October 14th - 30th; Le Bouveret; all...

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 (and...

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 one brand...

The three best Swiss magazines for kids

The three best Swiss magazines for kids

In the times of online news and online everything, do you still like to snuggle under a warm blanket holding an excellent magazine? How about passing this pleasure down to your kids? There are indeed, Swiss magazines for kids. If they are French-speakers or even...

Knock On Wood – wood crafting for kids and families

Knock On Wood – wood crafting for kids and families

What kinds of activities do you choose for your kids? Have you ever thought of creative courses? What I am going to talk about now is not bricolage, painting, or drama. We will talk about a badass version of creative activity. The one that involves cool machines and...

September 2021 – family friendly events in Geneva

September 2021 – family friendly events in Geneva

Summer holidays are over but fun for families is in Geneva the whole year. September is the start of new programs in theatres,  outdoors festivals that want to benefit from nice weather till it lasts, and weekend events to give us a breath from all the same weekdays....

ICE CREAMS HUNT IN CAROUGE

ICE CREAMS HUNT IN CAROUGE

Urban Events Geneva prepared a treasure hunt that makes for a perfect summer activity with kids! If you have kids 4 years old or more that like ice creams, this is an adventure for you (well, for them)! It's all about solving puzzles, looking for a lost treasure while...

Summer recipes by Oksana

Summer recipes by Oksana

Oksana is back on Parentville with her lovely recipes. Her idea is to provide you with easy, healthy and yummy recipes to prepare with kids. Enjoy! Summertime is berries time! Whether you purchase them in a supermarket, at a farmer's market or go pick them yourself -...

Gifts for teachers, Geneva.

Gifts for teachers, Geneva.

Giving gifts at the end of the year is not, to my knowledge, a tradition in Switzerland. Most of the Swiss parents I know, don't practice it. If they decide to offer a thank you/goodbye something for the teacher, it is usually a kid's drawing or cookies. But. I don't...

Global Happiness in Geneva

Global Happiness in Geneva

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!...

Merre et Terre is coming to Geneva! Finally.

Merre et Terre is coming to Geneva! Finally.

Merre et Terre is a shop but also so much more than a shop. You can go there to buy lots of  baby-related articles, all organic and planet-friendly. But you can also go for advice, go there to meet other moms. Walk in to be listened, not judged, to join a community,...

May 2021 in Geneva for families

May 2021 in Geneva for families

Spring is here, and as every year (well, second year in a row) places have reopened. There's more to do outdoors, indoors, and some small festivals, events, and workshops are popping up. A May 2021 round up for families in Geneva is here! You can always find more...

Places and support for moms & babies in Geneva

Places and support for moms & babies in Geneva

Congratulations on your baby! You have become a parent. Now what? I mean, the excitement will ease down, the hormones storm will end up but you're still stuck with a baby and all you dream about is some adults conversation. But not any conversation right? During the...

Easter 2021 for families in Geneva

Easter 2021 for families in Geneva

Here we are again: Easter many of us will, yet one more time, spend far away from families. It's been a hard, stressful year. But let's not forgotten about positive things that happened along, eg. the contactless payment limit went up from 30 CHF to 80 CHF ). I could...

Body and mind workout for kids at Planet Climbing

Body and mind workout for kids at Planet Climbing

Climbing is fascinating, and the majority of the kids do it anyway at home. So, why not let them meet the need to go up high at a place built precisely for that purpose! We tried and tested Planet Climbing in Lancy for you, and here’s what we have to say. This is a...

A loop by the Rhone with perks

A loop by the Rhone with perks

Another day, another stroll. Or a hike. What’s the difference? In this case, there is none. It’s a perfect (long) loop, so you can start at various points. You can also adapt the length if this hike to your liking, but then it won’t be a loop. You’ll find a map at the...

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

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

Here at Parentville, we love museums. We believe in their power to fascinate children, broaden their horizons and stimulate their imagination. But we also think that museums need to make some effort to have an impact on kids. Musee du Leman in Nyon is one of the...

Museums in Geneva reopen – what to expect.

Museums in Geneva reopen – what to expect.

The weather is beautiful, and the Federal Council allowed museums to reopen on March 1st. In the whole country. Let's celebrate by looking into what is actually going on in the museums - in Geneva. I'll soon prepare the same recap for all museums between Geneva and...

IIL responds to bullying the Finnish way

IIL responds to bullying the Finnish way

The International Institute of Lancy (IIL) has become the first school in Switzerland to implement the Finish anti-bullying program: KIVA. On top of being an excellent school, with a great educational program, sports and cultural activities, they are also attributing...

An adventurous walk from Choully to Choully

An adventurous walk from Choully to Choully

How about a stroll through the forest, by the river, with a vineyards finish line? Thanks to a friend, we discovered this 8km loop. This walk starts in Choully and finishes in Choully - a perfect loop with changing scenery and adventurous passages. It’s not pram...

Staycation Guide special edition – February 2021

Staycation Guide special edition – February 2021

Many of you contacted me frustrated about spending February holiday in the city with everything closed. It's true: no museums, no ice skating, no cinemas, theatres, or bowling. But I promise there are other options! I have vowed to never leave families in Geneva...

Let’s play Switzerland!

Let’s play Switzerland!

So, you've been living in Switzerland for a while. You've visited some mountains and a few lakes. You get to know the country more and more every weekend. You may have even learnt some French (yey!). But how much do you really know about it?Speaking the language and...

Stroll along the river Aire (animal farm included)

Stroll along the river Aire (animal farm included)

Ferme la Gavotte is one of the most popular places among families in Geneva. It's a petting farm with sheep, goats, poneys, rabbits, and more (more about it here). They also offer money rides on Wednesdays and on weekends. And guess what? It is very close to the river...

Geneva outdoor adventures – 3 propositions for families

Geneva outdoor adventures – 3 propositions for families

You're about to find out how to transform a simple outing into a fun Geneva outdoor adventure! Because let's face it, at some point strolling through the city gets boring even if we change places regularly. It's still just walking. But not anymore! Next time you...

Yummy snack for kids by kids

Yummy snack for kids by kids

One of the most frequent question parents hear is "can I have a snack?". Sometimes it gets asked so many times a day, it's difficult to have so many snacks prepared, not to mention healthy options. I mean.. how many times a day can I offer an apple to my kid? We...

Family: Christmas things to do in Geneva 2020

Family: Christmas things to do in Geneva 2020

This bizarre year is almost over, and with this ending comes Christmas. For obvious resons, most Christmas events have been cancelled, but it does not mean there is nothing to do! I mean, this is why you follow Parentville, right? Whatever the season, whatever the...