Samoens Families at Christmas

Families in Samoëns

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 Grand Massif

Located on the piste at Samoens 1600. Six consecutive half days mornings or afternoons.

Website: Tel: 0033 (0)4 50 34 43 12

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

Children under 8 receive a free lift pass and there are discounts available for older children on our winter page.

Private English Speaking Nannies in Samoëns

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

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Family Fun In Samoens

Winter & Summer Activities

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. Please visit our young-children page.

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.  Please read our non-ski activities page

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.

Other blogs to read to arm you with all the information you need prior to arriving are:

The must do summer activities, 5 unique things to do in Samoens and free summer activities in Samoens, Morillon and Sixt

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 village centre near the tourist office - website: Also J'aime Sport - tel. 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!

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