Beaches, Lidos & Pools

Burgers by the Beach

The number of gourmet food trucks in the Geneva region has increased tenfold in the last few years, and now you can find them in neighbouring villages too, so if you live in or around Versoix here’s a great one for burger lovers! BBQ Ground is a gourmet food truck with a garden and plenty of outdoor seating overlooking Port Choiseul harbour in Versoix. The beef is 100% Swiss, grilled to […]

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Buvette du parc des Rocailles

A quick shout-out for all foodies out there, looking to make the most of the glorious summer sunshine & enjoy great food with friends! This small yet lovely pebble beach is nestled at the bottom of the parc des Rocailles in Coppet: drive past too quickly and you’ll miss it, so watch out for Chemin des Bernodes as you go down the Route de Suisse. The pebbles are not ideal […]

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Plage de Promenthoux

Make the most of the last few weeks of summer and spend the day at Promenthoux beach with your little ones! This is a gloriously sandy beach not far from Prangins Castle, very popular with young families and toddlers who should come equipped with bucket & spade for hours of fun.       The water is so crystal-clear you’d be forgiven for thinking you washed up on a tropical beach […]

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Water Fun in Divonne

This is going to be an extra short, snippety post to share some photos of the brand new water-play area at Forestland in Divonne-les-Bains (France). We’ve already posted about this fab outdoor park last year, but this year’s best features are definitely the tipping buckets and water-sprays! If you have young children or toddlers this is a perfect way to beat the heat without worrying about deep waters or the cold temperature of the lake. […]

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What’s On in July 2016

The kids’ summer holidays have started — can’t believe how fast this school year has flown by, can you? Whether you’ll be away, working or spending more time with your little ones, there is plenty to do in the area for families who wish to enjoy this lovely and (hopefully) sunny time of the year. Scroll down to see the list of summer activities in Geneva and Vaud, who said there’s nothing to […]

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What’s on in August 2015

The best season of the year is in full swing, whether you’ll be away or spending more time with your little ones, there is plenty to do in the area for families who wish to enjoy this lovely and sunny time of the year. Remember to keep checking our blog as we will be updating this post with more events each week. SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Take a look at our recent […]

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Free Summer Activities

In addition to our previous post about enjoying Geneva for free, we have more tips for you on the best summer activities you can enjoy in the area…FREE OF CHARGE — with or without kids! Because summer fun doesn’t have to cost the earth. FREE SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Geneva: Sortir pour lire, free outdoor activities organized by the Bibliothèques municipales de la Ville de Genève at different locations across town during the months […]

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What’s On in July 2015

The kids’ summer holidays have started — can’t believe how fast this school year has flown by, can you? Whether you’ll be away, working or spending more time with your little ones, there is plenty to do in the area for families who wish to enjoy this lovely and (hopefully) sunny time of the year. Scroll down to see the list of summer activities in Geneva and Vaud, who said there’s nothing to […]

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Plage de Rolle

Summer’s back and the sun is out: what could be better than heading to one of the fab beaches on Lake Léman with a picnic basket and your little ones in tow? This weekend we did just that and – eager to try somewhere new – we spent a great afternoon at the Plage de Rolle in Canton Vaud. Located in the chocolate-box-pretty lakeside village of Rolle, this vast, lovely beach is one of the many hidden treasures of La […]

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What’s On in June 2015

Summer is finally here & the countdown to the family holidays has begun. Here’s our monthly list of events in Geneva, Vaud and nearby France, filled as usual with exciting outings for the whole family. Remember to keep checking our blog as we will be updating this post with more events each week. Take a look at our previous post to find all the best child-friendly places to enjoy a delicious and stress-free Sunday brunch with your little buttons. If […]

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What’s On in August 2014

The best season of the year is in full swing, whether you’ll be away or spending more time with your little ones, there is plenty to do in the area for families who wish to enjoy this lovely and (hopefully) sunny time of the year. Remember to keep checking our blog as we will be updating this post with more events each week. 1st August 2014: celebrate Swiss National Day with a brunch at the farm, a […]

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Pirates Ahoy

Nyon Plage is now fit for budding pirates! After its recent renovation, the Plage communale des Trois-Jetées in Nyon features a fantastic wooden pirate ship, complete with slide and command room. We’ve talked about Nyon plage before, but this new facelift is just too fantastic not to be documented with a few more photos. There’s no parking right next to the Plage communale des Trois-Jetées, so you will have to park a bit further […]

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A Beautiful Day in Saint-Prex

Thanks to the gorgeous summer weather of the past few weeks we’ve been able to pack up our picnic basket and venture out to discover some great picnic spots, family beaches & lidos. Last weekend, we spent a wonderful day at the Plage du Chauchy in Saint-Prex, a picture-perfect medieval village on the north shore of lake Geneva, not far from Morges in Canton Vaud. If you’ve never been, this charming & well-preserved market town, […]

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Life is a Beach

In a lovely village overlooking Lac Léman and right on the outskirts of Morges lies one of the best family beaches of La Côte region. Yes, I know we’ve already raved about all the fab lidos & beaches around Geneva, but the Plage de Préverenges (VD) is perfect for a family day-out, especially if you have very young children. With its 500 meters of soft sand and shaded lawn, the Plage de Préverenges will make you feel […]

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A Perfect Spot for a Picnic

Ever the optimist, I decided to blog about one of our favourite family picnic spots in the area even though the weather doesn’t look very promising… When the sun shines, especially during the week, I like to take the kids to the Zone de detente du Port in Crans-près-Céligny (VD). In my opinion, this is a great picnic spot for many reasons: there is a large parking area right in front […]

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Make a Splash!

Now that summer is finally here, what better way to enjoy the sunshine than let your little ones splash around in one of Geneva’s paddling pools, lake beaches or great lidos ? Free paddling pools Although we often say that life in Geneva is very expensive, did you know just how many free pataugeoires there are in the city? If you’d like to find out, the official Ville de Genève website has published […]

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