Rainy long weekend, damn it. Don’t fancy sitting at home with the kids? Need to get out? Parentville to the rescue!

For Sunday propositions head over to the “Rainy Sunday in Geneva” article, by clicking the button below. For even more options, and Monday-Pentecote specials, scroll down.



1. Vivarium in Meyrin (confirmed personally by yours truly).

2. Musee d’Histoire des Sciences with their super fun, interactive and bilingual exhibition “Roulez les Mecaniques”. (nothing on the website suggests it could be closed on Whit Monday).

3. Yatouland in Accassias awaits you from noon till 5pm (confirmed personally by yours truly).

4. Other indoor playgrounds:

– L’Ile de Tortuga (Annemasse),

– Vitam Ludic’C L’Aventure Annemasse,

– JayLand (Gland,).

5. WIth umbrellas and boots only: DinoWorld in Versoix.

6. Swimming Pools: Bain de Cressy (warm water), Bain Bleu (warm water), Vitam Parc (normal and warm water).

7. Bowling at Balexert or LaPraille (even small kids can enjoy by pushing a ball off the slide, assure the barriers are up). We tested bowling at Balexert – the kid’s menu is nice and includes veggies, the service is good/nice, and everything is new and fresh (including the shoes).

8. Cinema! Currently many children’s or family movies on the big screens in the cinemas. Some in Pathe Balexert, even more in Arena La Praille, and also in other smaller cinemas in the city.





1. Indoor playgrounds: L’Ile de Tortuga (Annemasse), Vitam Ludic’C L’Aventure Annemasse, JayLand (Gland).

2. With umbrellas and boots only: DinoWorld in Versoix.

3. Taste the insects at the “A Table exhibition” in the Chateau du Pringins (exceptional Monday opening if I understand their website correctly).

4. Aquatis (details here).

5. Papiliorama (more about it in this article or book tickets directly here).

6. Mines de Sel de Bex (a truly fantastic place, check and book here).

7. Maison Cailler (chocolate factory in Gruyere, details here).

Staycation Guide 2019

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