4 °c
7 mm

mod rain, winds: 10kph light winds, windchill: 0°c, Rain: 7

9 °c

clear, winds: 5kph calm, windchill: 8°c

13 °c
1 mm

rain shwrs, winds: 5kph calm, windchill: 13°c, Rain: 1

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Family fun in Samoens
Family skiing in Samoens
Fun at Samoens 1600
Play or relax in the park

Families in Samoens

Samoens and the local area are fantastic for children of all ages.  In winter, children from 3-6 years can join the “Piou Piou" or Kindergarden at Samoens 1600. This is a designated fun area created for your child’s first holiday on skis, allowing them to learn the basics in preparation for ski school. Children are also accepted into the standard French ski school ESF in Samoens from 3 1/2 years.  Booking is recommended particularly during February.

Piou Piou / Kindergarden on the piste at Samoens 1600 Six consecutive half days mornings or afternoons.  Website: Tel: 0033 (0)4 50 34 43 12 Email:

Check out our Family Savings page which outlines what savings you can receive by booking with Alps Accommodation.

Children under 5 receive a free lift pass and there are discounts available for older children on our winter page.

Family friendly restaurants
Fun in the snow
A great village for the whole family
Samoens parks

Private British Nannies

Merinannies - booking by the hour, half days, full days or even for the whole week if you require. They have nannies based in Samoens, who are fully insured, qualified and experienced to take care of your babies from 4 weeks and children to 14 years in the comfort of your own accommodation. They will gladly collect them from ski school and make lunch for them, offering flexibility and peace of mind while you are skiing or relaxing! For further information and prices please contact Katia Koumantou Pozerskis and inform her you are staying with Alps Accommodation and she will inform you of her prices and availability and her specially tailored packages. Tel 0044 (0)7860 925055 or 0044 (0)1858 468820. email:

Sun & Snow Childcare - A fun, friendly and flexible private nanny service, available in Samoëns, Morillon, Sixt and Verchaix. Emily and Valerie are fully qualified, English speaking nannies with extensive experience of childcare and the local area enabling them to provide you with the best care and value on the slopes. Working with children and babies of any age they are fully insured and can create a custom-made package that will suit yours and your children’s needs.  This can include collecting kids from ski lessons and preparing lunch at your accommodation.  To read customer reviews or learn more about Emily and Valerie’s experience visit the Sun and Snow Childcare website alternatively get in touch for a chat. Please let them know we recommended you. Emily: 0044 (0)7742 464906, Val: 0044 (0)7525 359959 or email:

Les Chalets de Plampraz - located approximately 1.5km from the centre of the village, Les Chalets de Plampraz has places dedicated for young children from 3 to 5 years. More details:

For winter activities in Samoens and the area, there’s plenty to keep the family busy.  In winter there are numerous slopes for sledging, the Septi Train, an outdoor ice skating rink, horse and cart, and entertainments in Samoens square.  Other fun family activities include snow shoeing and animal tracking for children from 5 years old.

In the summer there are 2 adventure playgrounds, nature discovery trails, kids club, children’s rafting, a merry go round and a mini train which offers excursions around Samoens. There is also an outdoor swimming pool with slides and a family swimming area at the local lake with lifeguard.

With prior request, cots and high chairs are available at most properties which feature on our website, free of charge.  Often they not provide linen and pillows for the cots, so we recommend bringing your own.

Push chairs can be hired from J'aime Sport in the Village - on 0033 (0)4 50 34 98 20

A fun family day out, 40 minutes from Samoens.