As we know, it can be difficult to keep little ones entertained in the winter! Especially on cold or rainy days. You take them to the park, but everyone is freezing after half an hour… you take them to a cafe and they won’t sit still and want to leave…
One solution to this is soft play! Kids love it!
This winter we have been to a few different places in and around Geneva – and there are more to explore! Here is a run down of 4 that we have been to recently and would recommend. Of course, for all of these places, adults must have a covid vaccination pass to enter.
L’île de Tortuga
This soft play brands itself as one of the biggest in the area, and it is huge. It is located just across the border in France, close to Annemasse. It has areas to entertain all ages and you can easily spend hours here! Our little one and his friends (age 2) especially enjoyed the slides, the ride along bikes, trampolines and ball pits.
You can buy snacks and lunch there at a very reasonable price and there are plenty of tables and space. You can also have your child’s birthday party there.
For children over 85cm it costs 13 euros, for under 85cm it is 8 euros and for children under 1 it is free. You get one adult free per paying child and extra adults pay 3 euros per person. For further information and the address, click here.
This is a new soft play centre (opened in September 2021) in Saint-Genis-Pouilly. Our son loved this place – it was not as big as some, but great for children under 5, with lots of different areas to climb and explore.
You can buy snacks here and there is plenty of space to sit on comfy chairs. The entrance is 10 euros per child. For more information, click here.
The Enchanted Forest
This soft play centre is about 45 minutes from Geneva, on the outskirts of Annecy. This is another huge soft play centre with lots of different areas. It has a great section for under 2s which our son loved and was able to explore independently.
The entrance is 6 euros for under 2s and 11.50 euros for children aged 3 and over. There is a 1 euro fee per adult. At the moment, due to covid, you can book tickets here if you would like to go. For further information, click here.
If you are looking for something more central in Geneva, I would highly recommend Maze Cafe in Eaux-Vives. This place serves great food and also has a small soft play area for kids. Downstairs you will also find lots of areas for your child to play with different role play toys and a ball area to play football or basketball. Our 2 year old could have spent hours here!
You can find out more information here.
Let me know if you go to any other soft play centres in and around Geneva!