For all those of you staying in Geneva for February holidays, I prepared the list of places that offer some fun outside the house. There’s also a little section with holiday camps (in Geneva, during the day). Are you ready to enjoy the February holidays in Geneva? Let’s go!
You can find even more events, workshops, theater shows, concerts, sports events, or exhibition by opening Parentville’s events calendar:
FEBRUARY HOLIDAY CAMPS IN GENEVA
For school-age children I strongly recommend:
PLACES AND EVENTS
MAISON DE LA CREATIVITE
February 10, 11, 13, 14; 14h30-17h30
This amazing place will open its doors for 4 days during the February school break! A great opportunity for those of you who can’t go there on Wednesdays or Saturday mornings. It’s a truly magical villa, in which every room is devoted to a different activity. There’s also always one room for babies (for example with soft cushions in all possible shapes and colours). Other rooms can be about painting, sticky tape art, creating with yarn etc. It’s a wholeheartedly #parentvillerecommended.
On the scientific-experimental front, we have Exploracentre that is now traditionally open daily during all school-holidays. Not only that but they have planned many fun workshops throughout the week! The recommended (by me) age for this place is 5+. You can find out all the details here.
LE JARDIN DES DINOSAURES
Some of the dinosaures from the Dino Expo in Versoix moved to the Schilliger Garden Centre in Gland. Thy will stay there till March 28th and who knows where they will go next… Till then, take the opportunity to visit this beautiful garden shop to find the dinosaures. Some dinosaures move, some make sounds. There’s an egg kids can get into, and Agnes Cafe to grab a warm cuppa and a snack. More details here.
EPAFINI – for kids under 5 yo
Epafini is an interactive space for children, temporarily located in La Julienne (Plan-les-Ouates). It’s where parents (or other caregivers) are also invited to play and create. I wrote about it in this article on the blog. February holiday is the last week of this event, be sure to visit it!
LE THEATRE DES EXPERIENCES
Open all week except for Tuesdays
Theatre of experiences is a title of the new interactive exhibition in the Musee d’Histoire des Sciences (till February 2021). I would recommend it for older kids (let’s say 10+) or those interested in science. There are many things to do, touch, and observe. Several seem more like magical tricks, which makes science fun! More about it here.
CATHEDRAL ST. PIERRE
There are no special event but I just think it’s such a cool place to visit. The inside of the Cathedral is mainly raw, but the chapel is so colourful. You can climb up to the top of the tower, which can be hard but not undoable for little children, and then go out to the archeological site underneath the Cathedral – a labyrinth through the past. After making the visit check out the creperie just around the corner (it’s just here). There is a fee for entering the tower and the underground archeological tower. You can check all the info on this website.
Childhood needs to be not only about widening one’s horizons or education. It needs to also be filled with moments of pure and simple fun. So how about skating in one of many ice rinks in Geneva (best ice is in Vernets and Vergers), or bowling in La Praille or Balexert (we tested the one in Balexert and liked it a lot, even the food).