If you’re travelling in Winter, you might be looking for things to do in Geneva indoors. Luckily this French speaking city has numerous undercover attractions suitable for families. And to get the best deals in town, make sure you book this Geneva city pass for discounted entry to 40 attractions. So will you choose an interactive museum, an ancient cathedral or a famous chocolate shop?

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1. Saint Pierre Cathedral

Number one on many visitors lists of Things to Do in Geneva is climb the tower of the Saint Pierre cathedral. Children and adults alike will be wowed by the panoramic views of the city. Soak up the centuries of history in the beautiful interior too, and don’t forget to explore the hidden staircases at the back of the tower.

Address: Place du Bourg-de-Four 24, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

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St. Pierre Cathedral
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2. Museum of Art and History

A really popular museum with children, where they can enjoy storytimes, workshops and interactive family tours. The museum has a huge variety of subjects to pique their interest, from Greco-Roman mythology and ancient Egypt to the history of costume, weapons and armour.  In addition the museum also runs special sessions for toddlers (3 to 5 years) several times a month. So just check the website for a calendar of upcoming events

Address: Rue Charles-Galland 2, 1206 Genève, Switzerland

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Museum of Art & History
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3. Natural History Museum

Another museum which is really geared towards children, they are sure to love this interactive space. Spread over three floors, the museum explores a wide range of subjects including the evolution of mankind, extinct animals and astronomy. The kids will love the earthquake simulator and amazing moon stones, donated by NASA. And don’t miss Janus, the two-headed Turtle who has become something of an icon for the museum!

Address: Route de Malagnou 1, 1208 Genève, Switzerland

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Musee d'histoire naturelle
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4. Franz Carl Weber Toy Store

These multi-story toy stores are famous in Switzerland, and a popular visitor attraction as they are one of oldest toy brands in the world. Their beautiful store in the heart of Geneva is situated between the old town and the lake. It boasts three levels of books, games and toys which will delight children of all ages. A great place to visit on your last day so they can pick up a souvenir.

Address: Rue de la Croix-d’Or 12, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

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Franz Carl Weber
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5. Chocolate Shop

Switzerland has a long history of chocolate making, so one of the most popular things to do in Geneva is visiting a chocolate shop. Favarger is one of the best in town – established 1826, the beautifully presented shop tempts passers by with tastings and samples, which the kids will love. And if you want to know more about the chocolate making process, you can visit their factory for a tour. (Tours must be booked in advance.)

Address: Quai des Bergues 19, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

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Favarger Chocolatier
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Visiting Geneva with your kids is the perfect opportunity for a fantastic Family Holiday.

So which of these activities in Geneva will you choose for your next holiday?

In addition, Geneva has lots of restaurants which welcome children, a host of outdoor family activities and great family friendly hotels & holiday rentals.

And if you are looking to be inspired for your next family break, just visit our different Geneva pages to find what this lakeside city has to offer.

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