Staying in Geneva during the October school break? The weather is not god for a beach anymore, and not yet good for skiing, so what to do? With this article in hand, you’ll have tons of ideas, I promise!

MAH – Les Vacances Qui Donnent la Patate

From Tuesday till Friday MAH will offer activities for kids of ages 2-5 (from 10 am till noon) and for 6-12 yo (from 2 pm till 5 pm). The activities are free of charge, but check the program to see which ones need prior booking. More info here.

BRICKLIVE in Palexpo

The brick madness is arriving in Palexpo! I write about it in this article. This time it is not an exhibition, it’s a paradise for bricks lovers – workshops, shows, and thousands of bricks to build with. Open all week. Check it out here.


Yes! This time, the greatest place for kids in Geneva is open during the school break. You can visit it on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 14h30 till 17h30. Have fun! More info here.



Parc Aventure – the treetop adventure centre will reopen during weekdays of the October holiday. Every day from 10h00 till 18h00 (last entry at 16h00). It’s a fun exercise, even for kids as young as 3! Check it out here.


The season is open! The ice rinks of Meyrin and Vernets are back! You can check the opening hours of the Vergers (Meyrin) ice rink here, and for Vernets (Geneva) click here.


One of the most playful, educational, and scientific places for kids in Geneva, Exploracentre, will open its door every day of the October holidays. It’s a great option for kids of ages 5+ (imo), though I have seen some smaller children enjoying the visit as well. The entry costs 10 CHF per person (both for children and adults). You can read more about Exploracentre here on Parentville.

Expo: La Nature Habite En Ville

For ages 6+, an interactive expo in Chene-Bougeries stays open every day of the October holidays.  From October 21st till the 27th, from 15h till 18h. More info here.


I know it’s only October but listen carefully. If you plan to visit Santa’s village in December, it’s the month when he is asleep, so to meet him either go before or after Christmas. This year it opens on October 19th! During the holidays will open every day from 10h00 till 19h00. More info here.


The indoor play area, also known as kids paradise and parents’ hell will be open from Wednesday till Sunday (10h00 – 18h00).


Why not enter into Halloween already? Chaplin’s World has activities, and special deco waiting for you! More info here.


Why not use this week to visit the salt mine in Bex, or the Lac Souterrain de St LeonardMaison Cailler, Musee du Leman in Nyon, Chamonix (no winter crowds yet), Maison du Saleve, Aquatis, or even Espace des Mondes Polaires?

Even more to choose from in Parentville’s calendar (exhibitions, workshops, theatre shows) and in this article that lists Halloween fun in the region (many activities take place during the holidays of October).