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Family fun in Samoens
Family skiing in Samoens
Fun at Samoens 1600
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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:

Samoens Crèche - Opening summer 2020, is a brand new crèche located very close to the bottom of the main Grand Massif Express télécabine.  The crèche has approximately 20 places and accepts children from 4 months to 5 years old.  Booking is essential and made through the Samoens Tourist Office on Tél : 0033 (0)4 50 34 40 28. The facility is newly built and ideally located, just on the edge of the Grand Massif Express car park as you approach the main télécabine from the village centre. 

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

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:

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.

For non skiing children and also during the summer holidays from 3 years-13 years, a local activity club is a great option named The Marmottes.  These centres are located in Verchaix for 3-6 years and Vallons Samoens for the 6-13 years during the English and French school holidays.  Full days available with lunch included, or half days are available.  Prior booking is required.  Contact David TOMASZEWSKI on, tel: 0033 6 42 57 23 34. 

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 Lac Bleu, Morillon, with lifeguards.  Read more about family summer activities.

With prior request, cots and high chairs are available at most properties which feature on our website, free of charge.  Owners do not normally provide linen and pillows for the cots, so we recommend bringing your own bedding to suit your requirements.

Push chairs can be hired from Sport 2000 in the centre near the tourist office. Also J'aime Sport - on 0033 (0)4 50 34 98 20

A fun family day out, at a wild life park at altitude, 40 minutes from Samoens, ideal for a break from the heat, or a break from your active mountain activities!