Kids & Co.
To keep your non-skiing under 3s busy
In Courchevel Village, the Aquamotion centre welcomes baby swimmers aged 6 months to 3 years, so parents and children can enjoy quality time together. With inflatable play equipment, a waterslide, ball games… your little ones will just love splashing around. The Ludiboo Club offers fun water discoveries for 3 to 6-year olds, as well as early learning water sports under the watchful eye of a dedicated swimming instructor (3hrs of supervised activities).
We : the huge paddling pool (with “water jet flowers” and a waterslide), as well as the high chairs in the showers, the little bathtub and family cubicles with baby changing tables to keep family life hassle-free all the way to the changing rooms.
📞 +33 (0)9 71 00 73 00
Who says you’re not old enough to learn how to swim? Baby swimming lessons are available in the pool from the age of 6 months. Discover baby swimmer lessons with your child at Les Menuires Sports Centre. Little ones love the giant paddling pool at the aquafun centre in Les Bruyères, with lots of laughter
and splashing galore.
📞 +33 (0)4 79 00 69 98
The Garderie les Saturnins at Méribel’s French Ski School (ESF) welcomes children from the age of 18 months
to 3 years.
Situated inside La Chaudanne Olympic Park enclosure, it boasts a rest area, playgrounds and a restaurant,
all adapted for young children. The qualified activity coordinators supervise children in a number of indoor activities (fun and craft, reading, singing, videos…), as well as outdoor activities (tobogganing and various snow games, snowshoeing, slide, walks in the garden…).
The + ? The activity coordinators’ priority is to ensure children feel reassured from the moment they arrive so that they have the best possible time at the nursery.
📞 +33 (0)4 79 08 60 31</a
The Courchevel French Ski School’s (ESF) Children’s Village is a magical world, reigned over by a little dragon named “Drago”. From the age of 18 months, children are welcomed to the nursery for full day or half-day sessions. Their time is divided between indoor games and outdoor activities in the snow.
📞 +33 (0)4 79 08 07 72
In Courchevel La Tania, “La Tanière des Croés” nursery extends over 250m2, welcoming children from the age
of 4 months. This discovery space lets little ones take part in a number of fun activities in total safety.
📞 +33 (0)4 79 08 80 39
MY LITTLE PONY
Le Cœur Équestre des 3 Vallées at Le Bois d’Arbin in Méribel is perfect for animal lovers. Treat the whole family to a pony- drawn sled ride. Parents guide the animal while the child enjoys snow- covered landscapes, seated comfortably in a sled pulled along by a pony.
📞 +33 (0)4 57 37 17 21
READ AND CREATE
The new media library is located at the Alpinium, in Courchevel Le Praz.There’s an area specially dedicated to young children, with colouring books and board books (for babies to devour!), heaps of comfy cushions, books for budding readers (as well as booksadapted to those with who find readingmore of a challenge)… The fantastic cabins are always a big hit with children who love to hide, read, nap or daydream in them, and from the age of 3, young artists can enjoy ceramic-mosaic lessons in the Créa’Courch workshop in the media library.
We : this huge area that looks outonto Lac du Praz, and the “butai” in thechildren’s area that helps young readersunderstand “kamishibaï” (traditional Japanese mini story theatres).
📞 + 33 (0)4 58 83 01 22
In Orelle, the micro-crèche welcomes children from 3 months to 6 years. Its intimate day caresetting means it can offer a welcome that’s every bit as warm as it is personalised. Childrenreign supreme here! Early years professionals supervise a range of games and activities: creative workshops, cookery workshops, introductions to music, psychomotor activities…
THE PLACE TO GO IN MÉRIBEL
In the centre of Méribel, the Olympic Park offers a whole range of non-skiingactivities. There’s a swimming pool with a paddling pool and waterslide thatchildren just love. And for those who aren’t ready to take their ski jacket off just yet, the ice rink beckons. The whole area offers discoveries for families with adaptedteaching equipment and skating aids.
Why not enjoy some precious family time while you’re on holiday? Also at LaChaudanne Olympic Park, the Kénothèque is an open-access play area for childrenof all ages, and a brilliant place for families to get together. Families can use the games and books in the library, as well as the creative workshops run by the activity coordinator: masks, Christmas decorations, Play Corn crafting…
The + ? Free of charge.
📞 +33 (0)4 79 00 80 05
Les Menuires Fun Park is a children’s paradise, with over 500m2 devoted to fun and new discoveries through play, where little challenges and laughter make for the best time… A great placefor your little ones to let off some steam!
During the February school holidays, a carousel of wooden horses will be taking up residence at the heart of Saint- Martin-de-Belleville village, to the delight of little ones.
📞 +33 (0)4 79 00 20 00
What is every child’s favourite snow holiday activity?
Tobogganing of course! Les 3 Vallées resorts offer a number of safe toboggan runs with themed décor so kids can have fun while gliding over the snow. In Les Menuires, Boukty Snow Camp is a free tobogganing area located on La Croisette snow front. It features an igloo, a tunnel, a toboggan run and even a snowball fight area that the littlest children will love.
Can children discover the joys of snowsports before the age of three?
Yes of course children can give skiing a go before they’re 3.It goes without saying that first of all, they have to want toski, and you’ll also need specially adapted equipment.
The best places to go in Les 3 Vallées:
Courchevel 1850 French Ski School (ESF) offers “BB ski”lessons, from 2 years and over. Young skiers can discovertheir first snowsports thrills under the watchful and attentiveeye of an instructor specially trained in early years skiing. The individual 2-hour lessons take place in the safe setting of the Children’s Village.