Indoor Playcentres

Considering we still have so many rainy days ahead of us, I reckoned a post about indoor play centres could come in handy. Last Sunday we took the little monsters to the Vitam’Migros Leisure Centre in Neydens (France) to burn off some of that boundless excess energy and I took some photos to share with you here.

On this occasion, we opted for a run around in the Vitam’Ludic play area and laser labyrinth but you could also take a dip in their indoor pools (including one for babies & toddlers), water slides & outdoor hot pool – or alternatively try your hand at indoor climbing.

Vitam'Ludic indoor playcentre - Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Vitam’Ludic indoor playcentre – Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Plenty of climbing to be done here! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Plenty of climbing to be done here! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Indoor accrobranche - Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Le Parcours Acrobatique – Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

A soak in the outdoor heated pool? How relaxing is that?! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

A soak in the outdoor heated pool? How relaxing is that?! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

The Vitam’Migros Leisure Centre consists of a great water park with indoor/outdoor pools, slides etc. (click here for their opening hours, there is a separate entry ticket to pay) and the Vitam’Ludic play centre, located at the far end of the Vitam shopping centre.

The Vitam’ludic play centre has 3 different areas:

  • Les Grands Jeux for ages 1 to 12, with a separate play area for little ones aged 1 to 3. This area includes slides, ball machines, climbing frames, tunnels and everything a little bundle of energy needs to have a great time! Tickets cost 4,50 Euros for ages 1 to 3 and 9,90 Euros for children over 4. After 6pm, entry is cheaper at 3 Euros for 1-3 year-olds and 6,90 Euros from age 4. Parents enter for free at all times. You can buy a special pass for 14 Euros that includes one entry to Les Grands Jeux plus 1 entry to the Parcours Acrobatique and 1 to the Labyrinthe Laser.
Les Grand Jeux - Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Les Grand Jeux – Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

  • Le Labyrinthe Laser suitable from age 4. Children select a level of difficulty, then enter one by one into a dark room where they have to weave through a maze of laser beams without setting the alarm off. You can buy 1 entry for 3 Euros or a pack of 5 for 10 Euros. Strangely enough, if your child leaves the Grands Jeux area to have a go at the Labyrinthe Laser, the magnetic card won’t let them back into the Grands Jeux area so it’s probably best to do the Labyrinthe Laser first and then enter the Grands Jeux area where they can spend the rest of the morning/afternoon.
Le labyrinthe laser. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Le labyrinthe laser. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

  • Le Parcours Acrobatique for children over 120cm in height. This is a fab indoor accrobranche structure with 2 levels of difficulty, hanging 4 to 10 meters high! One entry costs 6 Euros. Again, if you leave the Grands Jeux area you can’t get in again so remember to do the Parcours Acrobatique first.
Parcours Acrobatique - Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Parcours Acrobatique – Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

We’ve already blogged about birthday party options at Vitam’Ludic, but the great thing is that they’re open to the public exactly when you need them most, i.e. on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays & during school holidays (France – zone A and Geneva). Opening times are 10am to 7pm.

 

Vitam’Migros Leisure Centre

500 route des Envignes

74160 Neydens

France

Tel: +33 (0)4 50 84 66 66

 

OTHER INDOOR PLAY CENTRES – OPEN AT WEEKENDS:

Neighbouring France

  • C L’Aventure in Annemasse (France) is a fantastic play centre with climbing frames, baby play gym and much more. Take a look at our previous post for more details & photos.
  • Vitam’Migros Leisure Centre in Neydens, see article above.
  • Les P’tits Trappeurs de Haute-Savoie in Thonon-les-Bains. A 500 square meters indoor play centre for ages 5 to 12. They have a balls pool for little ones, slides, trampolines, climbing frames and much more, as well as a coffee area for parents. In July & August they are open 7 days a week from 2pm to 10.30pm.
© Les P'tits Trappeurs de Haute-Savoie, Thonon-les-Bains (France)

© Les P’tits Trappeurs de Haute-Savoie, Thonon-les-Bains (France)

  • La Forêt enchantée in Sillingy (near Annecy) is a 1,200 square meters space filled with great climbing frames, baby play area and ball pools, go-kart and much more. Suitable for children aged zero to 12, it is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 7pm, and on Fridays from 4.30pm to 7pm. They are open everyday during school holidays (zone A), but check their facebook page for opening times, just to be sure. Entry is 5 Euros for little ones aged zero to 2, and 10 Euros for children aged 3 to 12.
© La Forêt enchantée, Sillingy

© La Forêt enchantée, Sillingy

Geneva

  • Orchestra Land at La Praille Shopping Centre in Geneva operates as a halte-Garderie for children aged 2 to 10, which means you can leave your children there for a max. of 3 hours and they will be looked after by the staff (little ones aged 2-3 will need to start with 30 mins). Prices start from 7CHF for 1 hour. Orchestra Land is open everyday; weekend opening times are 9am to 6.30pm on Saturday and 12.30pm to 6.30pm on Sunday.
© Orchestra Land, La Praille

© Orchestra Land, La Praille

  • Le Cerf-volant in Plainpalais, Geneva (see below at the bottom of this article) is open from 2pm to 6pm on Saturdays and is free for parents & children up to the age of 4.
  • Garderie “Le Petit Train” in the Balexert Shopping Centre, open on Saturday from 8.30am to 6pm but only available for a maximum of 3 hours to those shopping at Balexert. For ages 3 to 8, prices start from 6CHF, take a look at their official website for full details.
Photo © Balexert Shopping Centre

Photo © Balexert Shopping Centre

Vaud

  • Jayland in Gland (VD). Jayland Gland covers 1500m2 of pure indoor fun across 2 floors including bouncy castles, trampolines, go-karts, kids disco events, birthday parties and much more. The second branch of Jayland opened in January 2017, following on from the success of Jayland in Villars-ste-Croix (Lausanne) . JAYLAND, Route de Suisse 41, 1196 Gland (VD). Prices: 2 to 4 years 8CHF per child; 4+ years 14CHF per child; free for all children under 2. Tel. +41 79 102 65 48 +41 79 626 9444.
© 2016 Jayland

© 2016 Jayland

  • Jayland in Villars-ste-Croix (Lausanne) offers 900m2 of pure fun including a 2-floors climbing frame, dodgem cars, a toddler corner, trampolines and a bouncy castle. Open from 2pm to 7pm and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday; 10am to 7pm on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and school holidays. Entry is free for adults & children under 2; 7CHF for ages 2-4 and 13CHF for ages 4-13. Please note that Jayland is temporarily closed for refurbishment from the 2nd of May 2014, check their facebook page for details of their re-opening date.
© 2014 Jayland.

© 2014 Jayland

  • Espace Junior in Aigle-Cosmopolis (VD) is another fab play centre with bouncy castles and dodgem cars. There used to be an Espace Junior at the Geneva Palexpo too, but they were unable to open for the 2013-2014 season. The Espace Junior in Aigle-Cosmopolis is open on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 1.30pm to 6.30pm – open every afternoon during school holidays (check their website for details). Entry is CHF 10 for children aged 2 to 12.
© Espace Junior, Aigle

© Espace Junior, Aigle

  • A little further away in Orbe (Canton Vaud) is Urba Kids, 1,300 m2 of fun & games for children aged zero to 12. They have a baby play area, bouncy castles, ball pools, climbing frames, dodgem cars, tricycles and much more! Open from 9am to 6pm Wednesday to Sunday and everyday during school holidays, check their website for full details. Entry is 12CHF for children aged 2 to 12 and is free for adults and children under the age of 2.
© Urba Kids, Orbe (VD).

© Urba Kids, Orbe (VD).

 

INDOOR PLAY AREAS – OPEN DURING THE WEEK:

If you’re looking for an indoor play area for your children during the week, you can also try your local toy library; the largest Coop & Migros restaurants (they usually have a small kids play area); and also…

Geneva

  • La Petite Découverte in Onex (La Grande Maison, Avenue des Grandes-Communes 68). Open to parents and their children for free play, a friendly chat and a coffee. Opening times are 9.30am to 11.30am on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
© La Petite Découverte, Onex

© La Petite Découverte, Onex

  • Le Cerf-volant in Plainpalais (Geneva), a nice play centre funded by the City of Geneva and open to all children up to the age of 4 accompanied by an adult. Entry is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Opening times at Le Cerf Volant are as follows:
    • Mon to Fri: from 2.30pm to 6.30pm
    • Tue & Thurs morning from 9am to midday
    • Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 6pm
  • Garderie “Le Petit Train” in the Balexert Shopping Centre only available to those shopping at Balexert. Open Monday to Saturday for children aged 3 to 8, for a maximum of 3 hours. Prices start from 6CHF, take a look at their official website for full details.
Photo © Balexert Shopping Centre

Photo © Balexert Shopping Centre

Vaud

  • La Nacelle in Nyon (Route de St-Cergue 19) welcomes parents with children aged zero to 4 for some free play and a chat. Entry is free, they are open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. They close in July, August, during the Xmas holidays and for Easter.
© la Nacelle, Nyon

© la Nacelle, Nyon

  • La Ribambelle in Nyon (Complexe des Fontaines, Chemin d´Eysins 51) is a fantastic halte-garderie and play centre for children aged zero to 5, which can also be hired for birthday parties. They hold an English playgroup here on Monday mornings; they operate as a garderie on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.45am to 11.30am and as a playcentre for parents and their children on Wednesday & Friday mornings from 8.45am to 11.30am and Thursday afternoons from 3pm and 5.30pm. Entry to the garderie is 7CHF per child while entry to the play centre is 5CHF per family. See their official website for more details.
© La Ribambelle, Nyon

© La Ribambelle, Nyon

  • Signy Kids on the 4th floor of the Signy Shopping Centre (VD) is the only halte-garderie that accepts children from the age of 2 months to 6 years. They are open from 9am to midday, then from 2pm to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to midday; 2pm to 5pm on Saturday. Signy Kids is only open for those shopping in the Signy Centre and has a maximum time limit per child, call 022 363 67 06 for more info.

Neighbouring France

  • C L’Aventure in Annemasse (France) is a fantastic play centre with climbing frames, baby play gym and much more. Take a look at our previous post for more details & photos.
  • Vitam’Migros Leisure Centre in Neydens, see article above.
  • Les P’tits Trappeurs de Haute-Savoie in Thonon-les-Bains. A 500 square meters indoor play centre for ages 5 to 12. They have a balls pool for little ones, slides, trampolines, climbing frames and much more, as well as a coffee area for parents. In July & August they are open 7 days a week from 2pm to 10.30pm.
© Les P'tits Trappeurs de Haute-Savoie, Thonon-les-Bains (France)

© Les P’tits Trappeurs de Haute-Savoie, Thonon-les-Bains (France)

  • La Forêt enchantée in Sillingy (near Annecy) is a 1,200 square meters space filled with great climbing frames, baby play area and ball pools, go-kart and much more. Suitable for children aged zero to 12, it is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 7pm, and on Fridays from 4.30pm to 7pm. They are open everyday during school holidays (zone A), but check their facebook page for opening times, just to be sure. Entry is 5 Euros for little ones aged zero to 2, and 10 Euros for children aged 3 to 12.
© La Forêt enchantée, Sillingy

© La Forêt enchantée, Sillingy

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