Whatever you choose to do on your family holiday you are sure to find a huge range of activities across the Chamonix area. From relaxing to full on adrenaline there is something for everyone, every ability and every age in Chamonix. Check out the selection of things to do below for some holiday inspiration!
Children's activities take place throughout the whole of the Chamonix Valley. However, Les Houches is well-known for being especially family-friendly and, in fact, the town has been awarded the "Famille Plus" label which recognises places that offer special attention to children.
The Chamonix Guest Card ('carte d'hote') is valid throughout the year (for the duration of your stay) and entitles you to various discounts throughout the valley, such as reductions at all the sports and cultural facilities including the swimming pool, ice rink, museums and covered parking. If you do not receive one when you check into your accommodation, you can buy one from any of the tourist offices in the valley at a cost of €10 per person per week.
It also entitles you to free travel on the buses and trains between the valley's resorts from Vallorcine to Servoz (with the exception of the Chamo’nuit night bus). If you wish to take the train all the way through to Martigny in Switzerland or down to Le Fayet and St Gervais, you just need to pay the difference from Vallorcine or Servoz.
- Art Courses
- Beach Activities
- Bungee Jumping
- Canoeing / Kayaking
- Culture & guided tours in Chamonix
- Cycling & mountain biking in Chamonix
- Fishing in Chamonix
- Horse riding in Chamonix
- Horse-drawn sleigh rides
- Hot-air ballooning
- Husky-dog rides
- Ice-skating / Hockey
- Indoor activities in Chamonix
- Indoor climbing
- Nature Reserves & Parks
- Photography courses
- Skiing & snowboarding in Chamonix
- Snow & ice activities in Chamonix
- Summer Luge
- Tennis & racket sports in Chamonix
- Tree-top / Forest adventures
- Via Ferrata
- Walking, hiking & running in Chamonix
- Watersports in Chamonix