What to do during your stay in Geneva with your kids?
Here is a list of activities to do with family for children as for adults!
Playgrounds near by hotel Eden
- Parc Mon Repos
The playground in Mon Repos park allows children to improvise lockkeepers through various water games.
Children can play with a system of little locks and swim in the paddling pool at Mon Repos Park.
- School of Sécheron
It offers original games. A couple of lions, exotic animals, a mikados giants and slide spinning tube adorn the courtyard of this beautiful old school.
Open every days, 24h/24
Attention : Closed to public during school hours, from 7h30 to 16h30.
Paddling pool near by hotel Eden
- Mon Repos Park (open from May to September)
The old trees and the lake near by make this basin a playground like no other.
Bathe in the lake near by hotel Eden
- Reposoir beach
Located at 1km from the hotel, you can easily reach the beacj by walk in 15 minutes.
You'll find the Reposoir Beach, the ideal getaway for the whole family. Children can have fun in the playground, adults can enjoy a moment’s peace or go for a swim. The beach has easy access to the water, provides showers and toilets, and is wheelchair accessible. Last but not least, the refreshment bar and restaurant deserve special mention.
- Baby beach
Located on the left bank of lake Geneva, Baby beach is very easy to reach with the "Mouette Genevoise", from the boat stop it is at 5 minutes by walk.
The lovely beach with its combination of sand, grass and shady trees is waiting for you. Close to shops and public transport, a stone’s throw from the Eaux-Vives park, Baby Plage is very popular with children and adults alike.
Located at 5 minutes by walk from hotel Eden, the Botanical Garden of Geneva offer a true place of discovery and fun for the whole family.
- Carrousel of fairy tales (open from April to October)
Outside school holidays : open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holiday from 10h to 18h30
During school holidays : open every days from 10h to 18h30
- The garden of smell and touch
The most interactive part of the Botanical Garden, situated in the “Terre de Pregny,” the Garden of smell and touch facilitates the tactile discovery of numerous plants and the identification of species by their odour. For certain of them perfume diffusers are provided. This area is especially adapted for people with diminished eyesight, handicapped people and young children.
- The animal park
In addition to the animals found in traditional parks, such as deer, peacocks and flamingos, visitors can also discover ancient races of indigenous and often endangered animals and also chickens, goats and sheep.
Curiosities of Geneva
- Bench on Treille promontory
Gulliver would have loved to stretch his limbs on the world’s longest wooden bench: 120 metres!
At the end of the Grand’Rue and just below the Town Hall, a wooden bench runs the length of the Promenade de la Treille. For a panoramic view of the parks and monuments below the Old Town, visit this charming promenade, shaded by a line of chestnut trees, on the Old Town’s ramparts.
- Clock in Passage Malbuisson
This amazing display in the Malbuisson Passage celebrates the talent of Geneva's watchmakers.
The clock and its bells amuse passers-by every hour with a small mechanical display of 42 bronze figures march with 13 chariots to the chimes of 16 clocks, inspired by the Escalade, a key event in the city’s history.
- Visit of the towers of St Peter’s Cathedral
Whether in summer or winter, the most beautiful view of Geneva and the lake awaits you from the top of the Cathedral's towers.
During the visit you'll be able to climb the 157 steps of the towers leading to the top of the Cathedral.
Open every days
Rates : Adult CHF4.00 / Child CHF 2.00
- Boat ride with the "Mouettes Genevoise"
Small yellow boats that allow you to cross the bay for free and from different locations. Children will love these little boat rides and parents will enjoy the magnificent view of Geneva from the lake.
The rides are included in the Geneva Transport Card received at check-in time.
Natural History Museum
Switzerland's largest Natural History Museum.
Frogs, toads and indigenous birds, Lucy and the dinosaurs, the Arctic and the Antarctic: don’t miss Geneva’s favourite museum opened in 1820.
Ideal for a visit in family during rainy days.
Parc Aventure des Evaux - High ropes course
Located at 40 minuutes from the hotel with the bus and then 15 minutes by walk from the bus stop.
Swing from tree to tree through 8 thematic courses for all ages and levels. High level platforms, monkey bridges, giant zip-lines and other original games and challenges will enable you to live a memorable experience. Discover also the 3 longest parallel zip-lines (flying fox) of Europe: 160 meters to cross with your team.
Located at 45 minutes from the hotel with the bus, at chemin de Verjus 138 – 1212 Grand Lancy.
At La Gavotte, your children can approach and watch farm animals, and playfully interact with them in the company of specialists who will increase the children’s awareness of nature. Pony rides provide an opportunity to observe the countryside and build environmental awareness.