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Top 8 family-friendly activities to do in the French Alps 

Top 8 family-friendly activities to do in the French Alps 

A family adventure holiday in the Alps is a great way of creating making memories. Book now your holidays in the alps and save up to 30% with our Smooth Rate


Make every second count by following The Originals Hotels' guide to an action-packed Alpine adventure: 


1) Go kayaking on Lake Annecy 

Summer family holidays in the Alps are the perfect time to get splashing about! Kayaking is a fun water sport that kids find easy to learn, or for something a little more challenging, test your sense of balance with paddle surfing \


2) Visit the Adventure Park in Tailloires 

Rope courses, orienteering, treasure hunts... there's plenty to keep active kids happy and entertained here. Live out your very own Swiss Family Robinson treetop adventure in the heart of the mountains.


3) The Tyrolienne in La Clusaz 

With trampolines, zip wires, and wobbly rope bridges, the Tyrolienne offers you one of the best family activities in the French Alps. This is a great way for budding thrill-seekers to burn off some serious energy! Chalet-Hôtel La Ferme du Chozal, The Originals Relais makes a great base for exploring this part of the Alps 


4) A donkey or pony walk in La Clusaz 

Fancy something a little more sedate? Even the littlest animal lover will enjoy the chance to climb onto a docile pony or donkey. These gentle rides take your kids through the beautiful Alpine scenery - a great way to enjoy the surroundings without wearing youngsters out 


5) Au Bonheur Des Momes festival, Le Grand-Bornand 

Held in late August, this family-friendly festival will keep youngsters entertained all day long. Shows, workshops, and attractions make it a week to remember and offer a fun, hands-on way for your little ones to improve their French skills, too! 


6) A farm visit in Les Gets 

Take a visit to a working Alpine farm, and let city kids experience a taste of country life. 


7) Visit the goat village in Morzine 

Be prepared: unlike an orderly farm visit, the goat village offers pure chaos. Expect to find hundreds of goats roaming freely through the streets of Les Lindarets – a sight that your youngsters won't forget any time soon! 


8) Take the Thenon Les Bains cable car 

Since 1888, "Le Funiculaire" has carried visitors up this picturesque hill to enjoy spectacular Alpine views. It's still one of the best ways of seeing the scenery – and you won't need to worry about your little ones getting tired along the way. 


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