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Unhappy kids are a recipe for disaster. With good instruction, children will get maximum enjoyment from their holiday, and so will the parents ! Wherever you take your child, please insure that they have warm clothes, gloves, sunglasses, and make sure that you apply sun cream. It is strongly recommended that they wear a helmet.

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Club Piou Piou

The two "Piou-Piou" Kid’s Clubs at Le Savoy and Les Planards propose group classes with hot lunch, activities and child care. For children from 3 years up. Private area with our own rolling carpet for a fast progression. All levels, from beginner through Bronze Star, half days morning or afternoon or all day with or without lunch. The ESF kid’s club offers flexible solutions for your family’s specific needs!




ESF Chamonix
The childrens’ club accepts children from the ages of 3 – 12 years, on a day or half day basis, and offers courses for all levels, for all snowsports.

ESF Argentière
The ESF in Argentière will welcome your little ones for half a day, or for the entire day. There are 2 childrens snow playgrounds – one at the beginning of Les Grands Montets, the other at Tour.
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Evolution 2
Evolution 2 is a ski school catering for children from 3 years and upwards. With a maximum group size of 8, your child will make the most of their time. Safety is the highest priority – instructors are in radio contact with the Evolution 2 office, and their pupils wear helmets at all times.

Ecole de Ski Panda Club
In Argentière, at the foot of the Lognan pistes, on the Les Grands Montets mountain, The Panda Club caters for children from age 3. Open from 8:30am to 7pm, the club offers lessons by the day or half-day.

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There is a toboggan track located at the entrance to Bois Bouchet.

Children's Activities

Children want to have fun, and that in turn makes a happy family holiday. offers a variety of entertainment from the youngest member of the clan to the eldest.

Richard Bozon Sports Centre: The local sports centre is equipped with many great facilities. Take your Carte d’Hôtes (provided by your accommodation) to get a discount.

Swimming pool: Open Monday to Friday – 12-7.30pm, weekends 2-7.30pm. Adults €5.70, Children €4.30. Under 6 free

Ice skating rink: Open every day from 2-6pm, evening sessions on fridays 8-10pm. Adults €5.50. Children €4.20. Under 6 free.

Cinema: In the town centre. A 3D screen has recently been installed and they offer films in both English and French. Adults €9 per adult. Children under (-14) €4.00, (+15) €7.50.

Bowling Alley and Indoor Mini Golf: In Cham Sud, approximate price is €10 per game of bowling and €5 per game of mini golf. Open every evening.

Painting courses: Local painter, Cat Kartel runs day and half day courses to initiate children into the joys of drawing and painting with excursions out to practice their new found skills.

Luge: Situated in the Parc de Loisirs at the Planards ski area and open all year round, (1.30pm to 5pm in winter). This is a 1300 m mountain roller coaster track rail through the forest. Children age 8 years+ can ride on their own, children 3-7yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

Husky Sledge Riding: Mush mush – whether you ride your own sled or go as a passenger, husky sledge riding can be a wonderful experience for the whole family. Children age 8 years+ can drive their own sledges. Every Wednesday in Les Praz.

Sledging: A wonderful activity to do with children of all ages that doesn’t require any expensive equipment. Both the savoy and planards ski areas have designated areas for sledging as does the Parapente landing field

Paradis du Praz: A beautiful children’s play area, located in the woods in Les Praz near the golf course. Situated next to a bubbling stream, there are play areas both in and out of the water, pony rides and a buvette for snacks and drinks.

The Montenvers Train: For a family outing the train winds up the side of the and at the top offers amazing panoramic views of the Mer De Glace glacier, with a café, shop and restaurant.


With over 10 years’ experience, Baby-Cham exist to ensure your kids have as much fun on holiday as their parents. They realise that the wellbeing of your children is paramount and pride themselves on supplying the most qualified and reliable child- carers to suit any parents needs. All their nannies are police checked, first aid trained, personally reference checked, face to face interviewed and have a minimum of 2 years’ childcare experience. They cater for children aged 2.5 months to 15 years and they also rent childcare equipment including toy packs, 3 wheel buggies, child carriers, baby chairs and travel cots.
Babysitters & childcare equipment rental
Our professional babysitters will keep your children entertained in your accommodation.
Save luggage space by renting buggies, baby carriers and toy packages.

  Baby Cham

La Petite Folie

This stylish new café offers an exciting and fun indoor soft play area for children and seasonal dishes for all the family. Children step into a world of soft play fun, colouring and face painting it’s a great opportunity for them to make new friends! La Petite Cafe makes everything fresh, including home baked brownies, banana bread, cookies and cake, freshly made seasonal soups, wraps and other hot food.
They also have a wonderful selection of fruit smoothies, milkshakes and healthy snacks. Open 7 days a week. Food and drink is served all day to eat-in or take away.


Cat Kartal

Cat Kartel is one of the most well known of the contemporary artists who live and work in Chamonix. She draws her inspiration from the timeless peaks that surround the town, which she represents in her own inimitable and unique style. Her work is exposed in a number of places around the resort, including the Galerie Pauline Galand on the Rue Pacced, as well as in the National restaurant and the Hotel du Bois in Les Houches. Throughout the year Cat also runs painting and drawing courses for children and adults in her workshop. For more information, visit her web site.

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