10 great things to do with kids this summer in the Portes du Soleil
We already know winter is a great time to visit the Portes du Soleil with children… but have you ever thought about holidaying in the mountains with us in summer? Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of those long warm days and light nights in the beautiful French Alps. Read on to find out about our favourite activities to enjoy with kids this summer in the Portes du Soleil!
Ride the luge
Morzine’s famous summer luge is a dry toboggan run which winds its way down the side of the Pleney. Simply take the La Crusaz chairlift up to the top and get ready for the ride of your life! Younger children can go on with an adult and the more adventurous can race side-by-side.
Take a dip in Lac Montriond
If you need a break from the sun, why not take a dip in the cool water of Lake Montriond? The kids are bound to love catching tadpoles and there’s even a smaller lake for young children, complete with a sandpit and adorable miniature waterfall. The larger lake does have a few deep parts so armbands are highly recommended for the little ones.
There are plenty of activities around the lake as well, including a mini 4×4 course, a playground with a small zip wire, pony rides, stand up paddle boarding and canoeing.
There are three restaurants on the lake all serving delicious Savoyard delicacies. Our absolute favourite is the “filets de perche”.
Go to the swimming pool
The outdoor swimming pool in Morzine has everything a child could ever desire. We’re not exaggerating, there really is everything, including a twisty slide, bouncy castle, baby pool with slides and fountains, play park, lap pool, indoor heated pool, medium kids pool, diving boards, sand volleyball area and a picnic lawn. It’s the perfect spot to spend the day, especially on those extra hot sunny ones! On days like these make sure you’re prepared with the sunscreen though, and any other essentials to ensure your child is protected from the sun. It’s one of our favourite activities to enjoy with kids this summer in the Portes du Soleil.
Visit the farm in Les Gets
Every Wednesday morning (10:00 – 12:00) from 5th July – 23rd August, children aged 3 years and older can discover the life of a farmer at La Ferme de Lassarre in Les Gets. They will learn about the animals and help feed the chickens, sheep and donkeys. The “Farmer’s Apprentice” workshop costs €15 per child and you must book in advance.
Take a trip up to Avoriaz
High above Morzine is the uniquely designed town of Avoriaz. Here there are many activities to enjoy with kids during the summer months including the famous waterpark ‘Aquariaz’. The water park is complete with a lazy river, outdoor Jacuzzi, rope swing, rubber ring flume and toddler’s slide and fountain area.
Another exciting thing to do in Avoriaz is the “Fantasticable” zip wire. Ride completely horizontally across the mountains with a birdseye view of the valley below. The zip wire is the perfect activity to enjoy with kids this summer in the Portes du Soleil.
Visit the goats at Lindarets
A trip to the little village of Lindarets is well worth it. Here you can enjoy a picnic by the river, hike to the Brochaux waterfall and of course feeding the cute little goats. The goats roam freely on the lower part of town, you can purchase food pellets and feed them yourself. Always a winner with the little ones!
Conquer the Treetop adventure courses
The Portes du Soleil is home to some exciting treetop challenges!
The Indiana Park Morzine allows you to scoot from branch to branch just like Tarzan! There’s an all-natural circuit with monkey ladders and rope bridges allowing you to explore the forest from up above.
Visit Cascade Adventure and experience a 1h30 circuit in the heart of the forest. This circuit is for both children and adults and there is no real physical capability required. If you prefer to relax and take in the breathtaking views of the waterfall, then why not give the zip wire a go?
go for it at the Waterpark at Lac des Ecoles in Les Gets
Wibit Les Gets is a waterpark composed of inflatable games on water. The park is suitable for children aged 8+ and is a mix of around 40 fun modules like a giant toboggan, climbing wall, blob (human catapult) or the monkey ladders. On a warm day, this is the perfect place for the adults relax and the kids to really let their hair down.
enjoy Horse riding at the Parc des Dereches equestrian centre
Open from June to October, the Parc des Dereches equestrian centre welcomes all. There are 2 arenas where adults or children can enjoy a lesson. The lessons and camps are available for beginners to advanced riders. They are taught by qualified instructors and can entail trekking or activities for children related to the care of ponies. The perfect way to spend just one day or longer of your holiday in the Portes du Soleil with the kids.
play Tennis on the courts in Morzine
There’s nothing better than the kids being active whilst on holiday. Lucky for you, Morzine offers a wide range of tennis courts with a stunning backdrop of Super Morzine. There is also a clubhouse to refresh and restore ready for the next match. Who will win out of your family?
These are just some of our favourite things to do with kids in the summer in the Portes du Soleul. Of course, there are many more fun activities that we would be more than happy to help organise ahead of or during your stay with us. Simply just ask upon booking!
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