Child Care & Kids Zone

Happy children make for a happy family holiday, and Chamonix offers a wonderful variety of entertainment suitable for the youngest member of the clan to the eldest.

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Panda Club – The ski school for kids aged 3-14yrs only! See below for more details.Paradis des Praz – an ideal place for younger children with pleasant woodland surroundings, streams in the summer, with canoe’s, swing ropes, climbing frames, pony riding and toboggans in the winter and scenic walks whatever time of year.

Le Savoy – sledging…fun for the whole family!

Chamonix is not just limited to its outdoor sporting activities; the whole family can be kept entertained with a range of fun indoor options.

Arts and crafts workshop – open 7 days a week from 8h00 until 19h00. See brochure for more information.

The Cinema – in central Chamonix shows the latest films from all around the world in English and French.

Bowling de Chamonix – Open every day from 17h00 until 02h00. 10 pin bowling…they have barriers to help the little ones, mini-golf and billiard.

The Swimming pool – is always popular with its spiral waterslide and entry to both the pool and the ice-rink is free for kids under five.

The Montenvers Train – For a family outing the train winds up the side of the Chamonix Mountains and at the top offers amazing panoramic views of the Mer De Glace glacier, with a café, shop and restaurant.

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Ski School for Children – Panda Base Camp

Yeti Levels
Children from 3 to 8 years of age

From 3 years of age in small groups of up to 8, with a good level of spoken English, our goal is continuous assessment and fun!  Equivalent to other star/medal ratings the Yeti levels cover beginners in the private enclosed Panda Ski School learner area, through to skiing the most suitable slopes with our instructors around Chamonix.

Half and full days courses, 5 or 6 days in groups of only 4 to 8 children from 205€ (See price panel below)

Transfers can be available from Chamonix to the Panda ski school.

Pick up in the mornings for am half-days and full-day lessons, with a return in the afternoons at the end for full-day and half-day afternoon lessons. (No transfers for 12pm or 2pm start or finish times)

Junior Academy – Yeti Riders & Teen Riders
Children from 9 to 14 years of age

Our Yeti Riders will be taking the next big step in skiing, learning new skiing techniques on all sorts of conditions, always with a big emphasis on continuous assessment and fun.

Everything keen young skiers could ask for:  technique, new skills, transceiver exercises, suitable off-piste, bumps, jumps, freestyle, fun and a lot more.

Categories within the Junior Academy:   Option of 5 or 6 half or full days

- Yeti Riders:              Children from 9 to 12 yrs
- Teen Riders:            Teens from 13 to 14 yrs
- Snowboard:             Beginners afternoon sessions, Intermediate / Advanced morning sessions

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Children’s Arts and Crafts

Arts & Crafts provides fun and excitement to your Chalet or Apartment! Available during both winter and summer, we can provide for children of different ages and we tailor the sessions to each family and child.

We aim to provide fun for children visiting Chamonix, which will be stimulating, exciting and entertaining. In our Arts & Crafts sessions there will be a mix of painting, collage, clay, face painting and themed sessions for children of all ages, for either  hourly, half-day or full day programme options (Please note that Chalet/Apartment visits need to be book for a minimum of 3 hours).  Forward planning is crucial for a stress-free winter or summer family holiday in Chamonix, and the Art & Craft sessions offer time-out for both the parent and child. Parents can explore the mountains and the valley or why not treat yourself to one of our WOI In-Chalet Beauty Treatments, whilst we look after your children providing both entertainment and stimulation.


Parties

Arts & Crafts services begin by sourcing your venue if you wish to have the party outside of your Chalet/Apartment, decide on the catering, plan the party games,  face painting, organising suitable activities for the children (such as sledging, ice-skating, tenpin bowling, baking, story-telling, crafts and colouring), co-ordinated party tableware, cakes, decorations, party  bagsArts & Crafts do not just plan a birthday party, we make the party, deliver the fun factor and remove the stress!  Also available to hire is our brand new 12′ x 14′ Bouncy Castle! (weather permitting).

In Chalet Baby / Child sitting

We can provide baby / child sitting for any time of the day and duration. In peak week holiday periods it is essential to book early in order to avoid disappointment. Our child minders are sourced locally; they are screened by WOI and typically used by us on a regular basis. Our pool of child minders includes nurses, mothers, former au pairs, crèche teachers and mature locals.

1 hour - 30€

½ day (4 hours) - 120€

Full Day (8 hours) - 200€

Weekly Rate (5-days in any 7-day period, 8 hours per day) - 1000€

Note: During New Year’s Eve the rates change to 1 hour: 60€, ½ day: 240€ and full day: 400€. To confirm a babysitter we do need to take a 30% non-refundable deposit.

The following ratios apply:

Children under 1 years old – max 2 children / babysitter
Children over 1 years old – max 3 children / babysitter

We also offer equipment rental: Buggies, child carrier, snow suits, toys, skis and sledges. Contact us for more information and prices. (Please note that we provide travel cots and highchairs in most of our chalets/apartments, please contact your WOI concierge for more information.)

 Cancellations: Due to commitments already made to the babysitters and other commitments

• Any deposit paid is not refundable.
• Within 4 days of start, a cancellation fee of a further 30% of the total fee is payable.
• After any booking has commenced, the final total fees will never be less than 75% of the original hours booked by the client.