Ideas for activities with children
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Ideas for activities with children

Published on 19 January 2022

Ideas for activities with children

Many people choose to spend their school vacations in the mountains with their families. Why not you? Discovering the joys of skiing and the sumptuous landscapes of the Alps to our little ones promises unforgettable moments that will make beautiful memories several years later.

Opt for a stay in the resort of Val Thorens, Tignes or Les Menuires, which benefit from the Family Plus label. This way, you'll be sure to have a great experience together and have a wonderful vacation. There is a plethora of activities to do with your kids during a snow holiday. And yes, a vacation in the mountains with young children or not, it is possible!

Teaching children to ski

Introducing the youngest to skiing is child's play if you choose one of the resorts with the Famille Plus label. Indeed, all of them allow toddlers as well as adult beginners to learn to ski thanks to dedicated slopes and ski lessons given by experienced instructors. Skiing with your family is one of the most popular activities in the mountains.

Whatever the age of your child, everything is done to provide safety and fun. You can put your child in one of the baby ski clubs run by the ski schools. They will discover the joys of skiing under the supervision of instructors.

Other fun sliding activities

Other fun sliding activities

In addition to skiing, you can also discover the joys of sliding by sledding. Generally, this activity is very popular with children from 4 to 10 years old, but it also appeals to pre-adolescents who will not be left without sensations! In Les Menuires, Tignes and Val Thorens, the sledging areas are protected and regulated, which reassures parents and allows them to fully enjoy these moments with their family. Some resorts also opt for the installation of playful sliding areas for the little ones like Les Menuires with the Boukty Snow Camp.

You can also choose more original activities such as sleigh rides or skijoring. Young and old alike will be delighted to discover the alpine trails in the company of dogs or horses. In the middle of a sumptuous nature above the valleys, the whole family will be able to admire the setting during a walk.

Discover the fauna and flora on snowshoes

Snowshoeing is a good idea to develop children's curiosity. You can enjoy an invigorating walk at your own pace while having the opportunity to stop and contemplate the fauna and flora. If you are lucky, you may even spot typical mountain animals such as ibex, chamois or hare, or at least detect their tracks in the snow.

Don't hesitate to ask for a guide to show you the secrets of the Alps. With snowshoes on, parents and children will appreciate these walks on the marked trails which offer superb panoramas.

The resorts offer 100% family itineraries to have fun on the snow in a different way. Visit the tourist office of your resort to discover all the possible walks. Some are even accessible with a stroller. You can also rent a baby carrier or a stroller-sled!

Other fun sliding activities

The activities of the resort

Opt for a chalet or apartment rental in the mountains and take advantage of the facilities within the ski resort to keep the whole family busy during the vacations. You will be able to take your children to outdoor or indoor activities if the weather becomes too capricious. Skating rink, bowling, cinema, outdoor labyrinth, fun park with trampolines and slides, discovery of the jobs on the slopes, playful visit of museums, igloo building, snowball fight, swimming pool... find out about the possibilities offered by the resort you have chosen.

There are also free activities: musical performances, fireworks, the mythical torchlight descent, etc. Visit the tourist offices or the resort's website to discover the program.

Finally, to enjoy a romantic afternoon or a dinner in a restaurant for two, the ski resorts offer their daycare and nursery services. The children will have fun in complete safety while you can be with your other half.

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