Fun things are happening this Easter in Geneva and around! Especially for families with kids of all ages! Even for those who don’t celebrate Easter, there are fun spring-related outings that will fill you with joy!
Ready? Let’s do it!
24-26 march, Versoix
Let’s start with the biggest chocolate festival in the country! What does it have to do with Easter? Well, chocolate bunnies of course and egg hunt of course! The festival is a great place for families, with carousels, chocolate sculptures and chocolate workshops. You can check the detailed program here.
Easter at Chateau de Vullierens
April 8, Vaud
Chateau de Vullierens will open exactly in time for Easter this year! This event was great last year, and it will surely be fabulous again in 2023. Children will play searching for Lindt’s Gold Rabbit and his lost eggs. The older children will be asked to solve a puzzle by going from post to post gathering clues. A chocolate reward awaits at the end of the trail. It will all happen in the beautiful if not magical, gardens of the castle.
But that’s not all… pony rides and a small farm offered by Handynamique will contribute to the success of this unique day. You can also plan to eat lunch at the chateau – local treats and Nero’s Pizza will be there!
Find out more about it and book your tickets here.
April 9, Chambesy
How about a creative workshop on a Sunday? In a place where before or after the whole family ccould have lunch? Sounds too good to be true but here it is. Auberge de Chambesy organizes two workshops on Sunday, April 9. It’s for kids ages 4-12, lasts two hours. There are two time slots to choose from: 10h30-12h30 and 13h30-15h30. The workshop costs 40 CHF and includes snacks. More information here.
April 1-16, Geneva
The first edition of the PAKATRAP Easter Festival, organized by the Léman Experiences event agency, promises great festive moments at Easter! On the occasion of the Easter holidays, the Pakatrap festival offers you unusual egg hunts and many other activities on the three weekends of April: exceptional egg hunts in city and the region’s wine estates and farms, street art events and pilates! Also in the program gardening, DIY, cooking, music, playgrounds and even treasure hunts for children!
You can check the full program here.
SWISS VAPEUR PAQUES
Swiss Vapeur Parc is a magical place for children with miniatures of swiss trains ride along miniature parts of Switzerland, with a view on real Alps, and real Lac Leman. For Easter, the parc will be entirely decorated and egg hunts will be open to all kids . It’s a great place for an egg hunt!
You can find out more here.
SIGNAL DE BOUGY
April 8, 9, 15
This big and fun park up in the canton Vaud is known for its kids-friendliness. To be honest, the whole parc looks like it was created for kids and families. There will be a special Easter day on April 9 with a disco, mascot parade, and an opportunity to be photographed, and the restaurant will have a special Easter menu. In the parc you will also find animals, playgrounds, a restaurant, and an accrobranche parc! The fun continues during schooll holidays. It’s a great place for a full day of fun! You can find out more and see a detailed program here.
April 7-23, Canton Vaud
Paqomuze – Easter in museums! From dinosaurs, through history activities, to science experiments and arts. Paqomuze has everything as it covers the whole Vaud canton. Activities take place in museums, castles, and many other places. Most activities are available only by registration (by email or telephone, only with the institutions that offer them), from March 22 at 12:30 p.m.
More info here.
8, 9 , 10, 11, 23 April; Andilly
Hameau du Pere Noel is mostly known as a Christmas destination, but isn’t it hilarious to go on an egg hunt with Santa and his pals? The warm-hearted Mrs. Claus and her stories, the Sandman with his sharp eye, Father Fouettard who hates chocolate, and Santa himself of course! Over 20,000 will be scatteres in the garden, chocolate guaranteed for everyone! A ticket office is available online but also on site, online purchase ensures priority access. You can check the detailed information and timetable of egg hunts here.
URBAN CHOCOLATE GAME
Urban Events Geneva has a game perfect for the Spring break. A treasure hunt filled with puzzles, mysteries, and chocolate! You can choose one adventure in Carouge, and one in the Old Town. Games are adapted for children aged 6 and older. You can check available dates and details here.
CIRQUE STARLIGHT – MOI
April 1-16, Plainpalais
How about an accrobatic show to make this spring break great? This year’s show is a metaphor for this complex universe that animates our spirit presented via circus arts, dance, music and comedy expressed by the artists. M O I tells the story of this inner voice, which challenges us every day at all times. That tells us what to do and how to do it. A voice trapped in a universe lost between doubts and perspectives, in a world without beginning or end, where countless doors access our thoughts and our imagination. Such as our memories and our dreams, the past and the future confused with the realities of the present and our fears. Tickets and details here.
Atelier P’tits Chefs by Swiss Food Academy
5, 17, 19 April
Swiss Food Academy is well known for its great kids workshop that revolve around food and cooking. In April all workshops are about chocolate – what else? You can choose between dates, each workshop will take place in a different location: Charmille, Plainpalais, Eaux-Vives. More info here.
April 1 – May 14, Morges
If you’re looking for a nice family walk location, look no farther. The beautiful tulip festival is back! During school holidays some activities and workshop will take place as part of this festival: floral workshops, digital egg hunt, circus show, sophrology workshop, and more! You can combine the visit with a boat ride from Geneva, or a visit to the castle in Morges. It’s a gorgeous town – absolutely worth the trip. More info here.
April 1-23, Plainpalais
If you’re looking for a thrill this is where you can go. Luna Park has installations for small and big childre, and also for adults! There is everything you would expect of a Luna Park! It is open daily from 14h. You can see more info here.