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 another veg that needed harvesting). Nowadays, the October holidays are a pleasure for many families (travelling to warmer parts of the planet) and a nuisance to many other parents.

Anyway, you’re here because you’re looking for childcare during the last week of October. You’ll find propositions of various kinds, including an option for kids as young as 2.

Ready? Let’s do it.

The content of this article IS NOT sponsored. The list is not exhaustive. It’s what I found and put together to help you.

3+, Grand-Saconnex

Halloween-themed camps for 3-6 year olds. You can enroll for the full week, half days, or day by day. Up to you. More info here.

2-3 yo, Eaux-Vives

A camp of half days for little munchking aged 2 & 3. Located comfortably in the center of Eaux Vives at Herstreet. More info here.

2-3 & 3-6 yo; Lancy

TotUp is a nursery, a school, and a family sports-center. It’s one of the best places for camps for little kids. The staff knows how to take care of them, and the facility is filled with entertainment. Read more here.

3+, various locations

Various camps in various locations. From horseriding to computers. You can find out more here.

Academie de l’Opera
3-5 & 6-12 yo, Eaux-Vives

Here’s a week of theater, singing, joking, and trying something new! Great camps at Academie de l’Opere (details here).

3+, Nations & Chene Bougeries

Various camps on rive gauche & rive droite: many differents sposrts, and opportunities to discover new passions. Check tjem out here.

Kock On Wood
8+, Nations

A woodworking camps in ap rofessional woodoworking atelier. Great atmosphere in a fun setting. Details are available here.

4-12 yo, Plan-les-Ouates

A full on creative camp in Plan-les-Ouates. Upcycling, recycling, lots of silly fun, woodworking, and good food. Check it out here.

Spell Languages
4-10 yo, Plainpalais

Whether your kids want/need to start a new language, get better at a language they learn at school, or if they simply wantto have fun, Spell Languages in Plainpalais area is the best choice. All info here.

Espace Colibri
4-10 yo, Carouge

A journey around the world with relaxing activities: theatre and body expressions. Read more here.

HB Dance Academy
3-9 yo, Eaux-Vives

How about a week of Halloween themed camp? The Dance Academy of Haydee Barron prepared a special Halloween camp with activities from13h30 till 17h00. It will be all about having fun and moving a lot (eg outdoor games, olympics, arts, master chef, treasure hunt and more!). You can find out more about it here.

4-13 yo, Nations

Computers, lego, robotics – all in one at IT Step Academy. For all the details click here.

Spy Kids Academy (Les Enfants Terribles)
4-8 yo, Petit-Saconnex

A great camp for all those kids passionate about solving puzzles, mysteries, spying. During the camp kids’ patience, sense of observation, organiztional and planning skills will be put up to the test. It sounds fun! More info here.

4+, Meyrin

Circus gymnastics for kids in Meyrin (half days for 1P-2P. Full days as of 3P). You can check the details here.

Planet Climbing
5-8 yo, Lancy

A climbing camp with yoga, games and a guarantee of fun. Planet Climbing is the most warm and friendly place to start the climbing adventure. Check it out here.

Future Kids
5-14 yo; Institut Florimont

Robotics, naimaions, video games creation and more awaits children at Future Kids. Here’s their website.

Au Fil du Sens
5-10 yo; Charmille

Five days to discover and identify emotions and learn how to handle them through yoga, relaxation. Cooperation and creative activities are also in the menu. Kids will also experience the soothing effect of the sound bath and vibratory instruments. Here’s the link.


Scientific paradise created by XLabs. Super cool experiments! In other words, it’s like spending a week in Hogwarts. Check it out by clicking here.

Bubbles Club
4+, Eaux-Vives

Hallowen-y sporty camps in eaux Vives. You can find out more here.

4+, Meyrin

Climbing and multi sports camps in the new spacious climbing placa aka Totem Meyrin. You can read more about Totem’s camps here.

Various locations

Lots and lots of differenct camps for all ages at

Bull d’Aire
4-8 yo, Petit-Saconnex

It’s all about the music in Bull d’Aire, also during the October holidays. Dancing, playing instruments, singing. Check out the details here.