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5x the best summer activities with children in the French Alps

The best children's activities in the French Alps

In the French Alps, you are guaranteed a fun and active summer holiday for the entire family. There are endless activities for the children to undertake. And as we all know: happy kids mean happy parents! Wondering what there is to do in the French Alps? Below, we list the best summer activities for children.

Activity #1: Rafting

Go rafting and experience a fun-filled and active afternoon with your family on the scenic River la Dranse. Your qualified guide will accompany you as you navigate the rapids and tranquil stretches of the river, equipped with all necessary gear. Embark on this thrilling adventure with your children and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings.

Activity #2: Climbing

Take your kids on a thrilling climbing adventure at the Saix de Miolène Cliffs in Abondance. This stunning "Via Ferrata" offers breathtaking views of the surrounding villages and features 3 accessible routes for all skill levels, each equipped with a secure safety rope. Make sure to bring closed shoes, comfortable sportswear, and plenty of water for a safe and enjoyable climb.

Activity #3: Swimming

Beat the summer heat by splashing around in the pool with your family. Let the kids have fun with the fun slides and water play area, while you unwind with a good book. The Châtel swimming pool is a must-visit destination for a day of swimming and relaxation. For more options, visit the outdoor pool in Evian or head to the scenic beaches along Lake Geneva for a day of swimming fun and relaxation.

Activity #4: Ziplines

Soar like a bird over the breathtaking Alps with the Fantasticable in Châtel. Reach dizzying heights of 240 meters and fly at speeds of up to 100 km per hour as you glide over the stunning mountain landscape. Enjoy the experience with a loved one, including your child, with the option of a duo flight. The Pré-la-Joux chairlift in Châtel provides easy access to the zipline. Whether young or old, this fantastic adventure is not to be missed!


Activity 5#: Hiking 

The French Alps offer breathtaking landscapes ideal for hiking adventures. With various family-friendly trails, it's easy to explore the beauty of nature with kids. To avoid scorching temperatures, set out on your hike early and take a break for a delicious lunch in the afternoon. Along the way, you'll find plenty of scenic spots to stop and have a picnic. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning views!


Relax in Les Portes du Soleil after a day full of activities 

After a day of excitement, unwind in the luxurious comfort of Oasis Les Portes du Soleil. Our apartments offer your family lots of space, luxury, and comfort. Enjoy the convenience of multiple bedrooms and bathrooms during your stay. The large living room and fully-equipped kitchen provide a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for spending quality time together. Soak in a bubble bath or play a game around the kitchen table, and experience the ultimate vacation feeling at Oasis Les Portes du Soleil!


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The most frequently asked questions about holidays with kids in the French Alps:


What is the best activity on the water in the French Alps?

For an active activity on the water, we advise you to go rafting with the children. A fantastic afternoon of fun and excitement on the beautiful river de la Dranse.

What is the best climbing spot for the kids in the French Alps?

The Saix de Miolène Cliffs in Abondance is a beautiful "Via Ferrata" where the children can climb and clamber safely. 

What is the most spectacular activity for children in the French Alps?

Ziplining with the Fantasticable in Châtel. Highly recommended for kids ánd parents!

What is the best place to swim with children in the French Alps?

The swimming pool in Châtel is a great place to swim with children during the summer months. The kids will have a great time on the slides, while parents can join in or relax in the sun. 

What is the most suitable hike for children in the French Alps?

There is a wide choice of family hiking trails in the French Alps. Combine one of these routes with a delicious picnic along the way. A successful day guaranteed . 

What is the most family-friendly accommodation in The French Alps?

The spacious apartments of Oasis Les Portes du Soleil in the French Alps are suitable for a stay with the whole family. The apartments offer several bathrooms and bedrooms and are spacious enough to host up to 9 people.