STEM in Geneva for kids

STEM for kids in Geneva? Where to go? Where to enrol? So far on Parentville, we covered theatres, playgroups, dance classes, language course, and even sledging. We talked about museums (here and here). Now is the time for science, technology, engineering,...

Halloween costumes and Escalade dress-ups in Geneva!

The dress-up season in Geneva starts soon! While many parents worldwide are busy preparing for Halloween, folks in Geneva prepare their outfits ALSO for Escalade (and for the marathon of course). Some are already hands deep into sewing. Others search...

Salève for kids

Old and mysterious from the outside, very modern yet keeping the countryside style inside. Maison du Salève is absolutely charming, engaging, and has a very wide offer for families. Don’t be us We have passed the road signs leading to Maison du Salève many...

Espace des Mondes Polaires

Espaces des Mondes Polaires Like every child, Z has her passions. It feels amazing to follow her dreams and hobbies, as they lead us to wonderful places. To hear the sound of an ice berg moving, to touch the polar bear’s fur, to ice skate in the middle of...

Bibi Café: a dream come true in Geneva

Back in the day when Z was little, I was desperately looking for a kids friendly café in Geneva. A place where I could meet my mom-friends, have a cake, while my daughter plays. I had no luck. No such place existed. Thanks to Jennifer Barben-Mirisola...

MAH with small steps

This text was inspired by my conversations with Aline Smyth, and a her written document on the subject. Aline is a mother of 2, and an experienced early childhood educator, who would take Geneva creche groups to the The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire aka MAH....

A dummy tree in Signal de Bougy

The dummy tree is kind of a pacifier paradise, where all dummies meet up to celebrate not being in anyone’s mouth anymore while soaking up the sun and enjoying the fresh air. It’s also a place that offers a possibility of a smooth transition into...

Family Sunday brunch

Family Sunday brunch is finally becoming a thing in Geneva! Finally restaurant owners saw the opportunity in providing families with not only great food but also with entertainment for the kids. In other words: let’s eat out this Sunday! To find out about...

Winter warm up places in the Geneva region

Tired of the cold nasty bise, grey skies, and winter jackets? There are places in and around Geneva where you can enjoy the warmth and forget about the nasty icy winds! HOT POOLS: Bains de Cressy - the swimming pool of the cantonal hospital (HUG). It's a nice indoor...

Sledging around Geneva

Sledging around Geneva - close and a bit further away, simple and a bit more crazy. Winter is fully here. Not in the city thankfully (or sadly?) but if anyone misses the snow, it's just 30 minutes away! While most parents with kids aged 3+ will use winter...

Fruit picking in Geneva

Fruit picking in Geneva is one of the most fun and nature-in-the-city kind of activities you can offer your kids. From Spring to early autumn you can pick up different kinds of fruits, veggies, and even flowers all around Geneva and Vaud. There are a few farms and...

Second hand shopping Geneva

Buying second hand, you can save money, save the planet, help people in need, and change your kids toys often. Sounds attractive enough? Well, to top that let me also tel you there is nothing you can't buy second hand, so, here's a guide to second hand shopping places...

Family friendly restaurants in Geneva

The question about family friendly restaurants in Geneva came up so frequently on Facebook, that it would be a shame not to make a list of what's out there. Let's not lie to each other - it could be better, but luckily, the amount of kids friendly restaurants...

Kids activities for free in Geneva

One of the first realizations of new parents in Geneva is the pricing of activities for kids. From softplay to baby swimming everything seems expensive. But if you dig deep enough, you'll also find kids activities for free in Geneva! Here is your list of...

What to do on a rainy Sunday in Geneva with kids?

You planned a walk by the lake but it's raining cats and dogs? Parentville to the rescue! Here's some simple propositions to ensure you have fun on a rainy Sunday in Geneva with kids! If you'd like us to add a place to that list, so we could share it with...

Kids’ hair cuts in Geneva

After seeing questions about where to cut kids hair in Geneva, come up so frequently in so many parenting groups, I decided it's time for a list. I'm glad I am not the only one not being able/having guts to cut my child's hair with my own hands. You don't need a...

Summer: Geneva for kids

You've visited all the parks and playgrounds and paddling pools already? You need a new place, an adventure? This list should is meant to be an inspiration. I hope you'll discover more than I came up with. Here's your list for great kids' summer in Geneva (tots &...

Geneva: surviving the heatwave with kids

It's been hot. It's not even a wave any more, it's a new season. It's freaking 30C at our place almost permanently. The sun, that literally burns my skin at 6 pm is a no. Unfortunately my "no" is very toddler-like. I can stomp, I can scream, I can throw a tantrum and...

Vegan in Geneva

Weather for fashion, because of allergies, or other health-related issues, many families are switching for vegan, or close to vegan, diets. People go vegan all the way, or start to avoid everything cow's milk related, or find other combinations. For all these reasons,...

Playgroups and classes in Geneva (0-4 year olds)

When they are born, we, the parents, need to be with adults from time to time, to prevent our speech turning completely into baby's gaga gugu. Later, when they are older, we have to find places for them to burn the energy, and to spend times with their peers. In an...

Kids’ theatres in Geneva

It took me way too long to discover places that offer spectacles for small children. At first I thought there isn't much to discover. Then, slowly, we started taking our daughter whenever an age-suitable show appeared. And now, I have a full list of places with shows...

Dance classes in Geneva

For all those parenting tutu obsessed girls, music loving boys, and dancing amateurs. The list includes ballet classes, as well as other dance styles. ♥ = tested AND loved by Parentville µ – classes for smallest kids   µ Dance Area Studios (Jonction), Studio des bains...