Archive for the festivals Tag

Easter Events & Activities 2016

Easter is just around the corner, so if you’re in town during the Easter break take a look at the listings below for some great family and child-friendly events, including some fab egg hunts for the little ones! Remember to keep checking this post for all the latest events we’ll be posting soon. Saturday 12th March 2016: if there are any budding pirates in your household, you won’t want to miss […]

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What’s On in December 2015

The countdown to Christmas has begun and we have a fab list of events coming up in the area during the festive season: from ice-skating to fabulous Xmas markets, this is wonderful time of year in French-speaking Switzerland. Remember to keep checking these listings regularly as we will be updating this post with more events each week! KEEP ACTIVE THIS DECEMBER: 4th-5th December 2015: 38th edition of the Course de l’Escalade in Geneva. […]

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Halloween Events

Here’s a run-through of the most spooktacular Halloween events coming up this October. Keep checking the list below as we will be adding more family-friendly events as we dig them up! You’ll also find that many parents at local Swiss schools now get together to take the children trick or treating on Halloween night, so make sure you check with your local Association de parents d’élèves and your neighbours to see if they are organizing […]

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Festival Champ Libre

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of October 2015 will see the launch of the first ever Festival Champ Libre in Plan-les-Ouates (GE), a music and theatre festivals for children aged 3+. The festival’s programme will include music and cookery workshops too, as well as a Délibrunch for families on Sunday 11th of October in the Salle La Mansarde at La Julienne. This family brunch will run from 11.30am until 2.30pm and costs just […]

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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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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 June 2014

Summer is finally here & the countdown to your 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. […]

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Carouge Spring Festival

Le Printemps Carougeois, Carouge’s annual spring festival, is back from the 15th to the 25th of May 2014 with a solid-as-a-rock bill of dance & theatre shows, public installations, readings and live concerts. We have free tickets to give away for this great festival: keep reading to find out how you can be a winner! The theme of the festival’s 50th edition is food & nourishment so brace yourselves for some senses-awakening experiences including […]

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Tell Me a Story

The Festival La Cour des Contes in Plan-les-Ouates is one of my favourite spring festivals in Geneva. For ten days, a number of exciting theatre shows, performed stories and workshops bring a new buzz to the city of Calvin – just when we’ve all had enough of winter and spring seems finally to be on its way. This year’s edition, which runs from the 2nd to the 11th of May 2014, will stretch from […]

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Just Dance

Spring is in the air & (very likely) in your step so dust off your dancing shoes because Geneva is going to get ready to strut its stuff for the Fête de la Danse, a national Swiss festival that will get everyone busting some mean moves in the city’s theatres, public parks & art centres. From Wednesday 30th of April until Sunday the 4th of May 2014, the Fête de la […]

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Fi-Fon-Fan: Festival des Enfants

The 9th edition of the Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève, running from the 4th to the 13th of April 2014, has some gems in store to be enjoyed with or without children in tow. With over 100 movies covering different genres & themes, this festival focuses on the reality and culture of Eastern society with movies competing in the following sections: «L’Orient dans tous ses états», «Regards de femmes», […]

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L’Enfance de l’Art

If you have children aged 0 to 3 don’t miss the upcoming L’Enfance de l’Art Festival, which will be taking place in French towns of St-Julien-en-Genevois, Valleiry, Viry, Vulbens and in the Swiss commune of Plan-les-Ouates from the 19th to the 26th of February 2014. Discover “Caban” the interactive trail across tents & igloos suitable from 3 months or the “BAL DES BÉBÉS” suitable from 1 month to 12 months and share […]

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What’s On in October

Here’s our events listings for the month of October, remember to keep checking our blog on a general basis as we will be updating this post with more events each week. Have a wonderful autumn & half-term break everyone ! Tuesday 1st October 2013: “Voyage autour du conte et des histoires” storytime from age 4 at the library of La Julienne in Plan-les-Ouates from 4.30pm to 5.45pm. Free entry.   1st-6th October 2013: Salon […]

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What’s On in July

The kids’ summer holidays have started, I can’t believe how fast this school year has flown by ! 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. Click here to download the full summer programme of activities in Geneva, who said there’s nothing to do in […]

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Diabolo Festival

If your children are aged between 2 and 10 years-old, free up your diary for the Diabolo Festival in Morges (VD), which will be taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2013 at the Esplanade and Théâtre de Beausobre (av. Vertou 2).   Now in its second year, the Diabolo Festival is a wonderful family event, offering over 40 shows, 19 hours of fun workshops ranging from astronomy to circus skills, […]

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All New Caribateens

There are changes ahead for this year’s edition of the Caribana music festival, which takes place from the 5th to the 9th of June 2013 in Crans-sur-Nyon (Canton Vaud). The line-up of extraordinary international artists covering a mix of styles and genres will remain a cornerstone of this fine event: from Tinie Tempah to Kaiser Chiefs, Sexion d’Assaut and Fun the programme is packed with great names, so make sure you book tickets now!   […]

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Books in the Park

The 9th edition of the Festival livre et petite enfance will take place on the Promenade des Bastions in Geneva from the 21st to the 25th of May 2013. When temperatures soar and the skies get so blue they seem to melt into the lake, there’s no better place to be than one of the city’s luxuriant parks – the family and I just love to soak in the balmy air and hear […]

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Les Fetes de Geneve

From the 19th of July to the 12th of August 2012 Geneva will be celebrating its fabulous summer fest: les Fêtes de Genève. Check their website for full details on the 10-days line-up of free concerts, Beach Rugby Festival, free dance lessons at the “Scène by Point Bar”, breathtaking firework displays and the thrilling Fête de la Rade sports race. Celebrations start on Thursday 19th of July at the Jardin Anglais with the Scène des […]

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Diabolo: a Festival for Children

The Diabolo Festival for children in Morges (Canton Vaud) will open its doors for the first time on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of June 2012. The aim of this unique festival is to introduce children aged 2-10 to the magic of performing arts, circus and theatre with an irresistible line-up, which will include the Swiss singer Gaëtan, Italian clowns I Baccalà, puppet shows from Théâtre Rikiko and Pop-up Cirkus along with storytelling by Contes-dits-du-bout-des-doigts. […]

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Caribana Festival: The Lights Are On!

Get your dancing shoes on for the 22nd edition of the Caribana Festival, which takes place this week from Wednesday the 6th of June till Sunday the 10th in Crans-sur-Nyon, Canton Vaud. This year’s line-up is looking pretty amazing with names such as Gossip, Lou Reed, Marina & the Diamonds and Charlie Winston set to get the mood going on one of Switzerland’s finest music festivals. With a unique mix of styles […]

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CinéTransat is Back!

Spring and Summer are definitely the best seasons to enjoy Geneva to the full. Gorgeous weather, longer days stretching into breezy summer nights and a host of fantastic outdoor festivals uncover the city’s cool and laid back charm. One of Geneva’s best summer festivals is, without a doubt, the open-air cinema organised by CinéTransat. The event is not just an outdoor screening of some of the best-loved movies in film history but, most […]

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