Don’t be put off a ski holiday if you have young kids and are wondering how to entertain them. There are plenty of ski holidays with childcare out there. We have listed 10 hotels in Europe which offer great facilities for little ones, whether that’s a Kids Club, a Play Room or a Baby Listening Service.
Just because you have young children, it doesn’t mean you can’t hit the slopes… and the apres ski too! So read on to discover five of the best ski holidays with childcare in the beautiful French Alps.
1. Hôtel La Bergerie 4*
This welcoming hotel in Morzine is in fact still a family home, so the owners make sure it really feels that way to all their guests. Extremely accommodating to children, there’s a fantastic playroom with Playmobil® toys, as well as outdoor play equipment including swings, a giant chess board and a trampoline.
All the rooms have cooking facilities, so you have the freedom to eat whenever you choose – always handy for hungry toddlers! Plus, we love their concept of a Children’s Table in the restaurant, which includes fun activities like colouring.
It’s a great place for them to meet and eat with new friends. And lastly, children under 12 can stay for free in their parents’ room – a great money saver for those on a budget.
2. Hotel Village Montana 4*
This stylish hotel boasts an ideal ski-in ski-out location close to the beginners’ area, so it’s a great option for little learners. The highlight here for parents is the FREE kids club which operates during French school holidays, for ages 3-10 years.
In addition, there’s a lovely playroom, a children’s menu in the restaurant and free baby cots, on request. And for parents relaxation? The outdoor pool heated to 30 degrees all year round is bliss after a day on the slopes.
3. Hôtel Club MMV Les Bergers 4*
If you”re looking for exceptional ski holidays with childcare, look no further than Hôtel Club MMV Les Bergers. This big brand holiday village offers a fantastic range of Kids Clubs for all ages, from 18 months right up to 17 years old. Here, even the youngest guests can discover the delights of the snow through games and excursions.
The childcare experts will lead them to find animal prints in the snow, build snowmen and even learn how to drive a dog sled. There is also a professional team at the hotel dedicated to family entertainment, offering games and fun activities all day and evening.
We recommend you book one of the contemporary mini family suites for the most comfortable stay. If you’re travelling with a baby, you can request a “Baby Kit” which includes a cot, high chair, changing mat, potty and bath chair. In addition, there are child friendly books, DVD’s and board games available to borrow from reception.
4. RockyPop Chamonix 3*
A fun, modern hotel is located in popular ski resort Les Houches – one of the Best Family Ski Resorts in France, with amazing views of Mont Blanc from the outdoor patio. The brightly coloured, spacious communal areas include kids games and toys, and an arcade room with pool table and table football.
Rocky Pop’s mezzanine rooms are perfect for families as everyone has their own space; the kids will love the novelty of being tucked up in bunk beds. Also, each room has a TV with a free on demand movie service -perfect for relaxing after a busy day on the slopes.
5. La Folie Douce Hotel Chamonix
La Folie Douce Hotel is a great choice for a wide range of budgets, as guests can choose from three types of room (Premium, Access or Hostel). Every room has access to this fashionable hotel’s fantastic range of facilities including five restaurants, a relaxing spa and the fantastic Kids Palace. This high quality kids club provides childcare right through until 10pm, so you can relax after dinner with some drinks and live music.
6. Chalet Hotel Kaya 4*
Located in the prestigious ski resort Les Menuires, Chalet Hotel Kaya is a great option for families looking for a deluxe ski holiday hotel with great facilities such as sauna or indoor pool. The hotel offers some great family suites that can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children.
With only 50 rooms, Chalet Hotel Kaya is a great intimate ski hotel that will make lots of great memories with a fantastic spa and a games room.
Babysitting and child care is available during the day and evening, you would need to contact reception and pay at the hotel directly. Baby cots and baby listening devices are available for free at the hotel too!
7. Hôtel Club MMV Altitude, Arc 2000 4*
This ski holiday club in the renown ski resort Arc 2000 has recently been renovated to welcome happy families willing to spend a great winter holiday close to Mont Blanc. Altitude has amazing views over the Mont Blanc at its restaurant where you can enjoy great meals.
By the way, this hotel club offers full board basis so you won’t have to stress out about where to eat for lunch or dinner.
And finally, the hotel has exceptional kids facilities with a baby club and other kids club with different age range. The hotel has 190 rooms with communicating rooms, which means you could book rooms for up to 6 persons.
8. Résidence Club MMV l’Etoile des Sybelles
If you are looking for good value for money options for a perfect ski holiday with childcare in France, you simply can’t go wrong by staying at Residence Club MMV l’Etoile des Sybelles. This property has opened its door in 2000 and is located on the ski slopes so no bus or transfer required to practise your favourite winter activity!
The residence has different set of apartments from 1-bedroom apartment up to 4-bedroom apartments if you need to sleep a large family with friends. You will also find great indoor facilities such as sauna, steam room and a swimming pool.
Regarding your meals, you can order a breakfast box that will be delivered at your door steps every morning. You can also pre-order your grocery online with a 3rd party service which has over 800 essential food products to choose from.
And of course, your children will have a choice of different kids club depending of the age group they belong to.
9. Belambra Clubs Orcières 1850 – Le Roc Blanc
Belambra is a great operator who knows a thing or two about family ski holidays. Their residence Le Roc Blanc will please all kinds of families whether you have a baby, children or teenagers. At the foot of the ski slopes, the residence offers 117 apartments with amazing panoramic views over the mountains. Some of their accommodations can sleep up to 6 persons so perfect for a large family who want to spend a great ski holiday in France
At Le Roc Blanc, you can choose different meals options such as full board, half board or self catering if you wish to cook at your apartment. Last but not least, the property offers great childcare services such as a baby club and kids clubs. Happy Days!
10. Résidence Pierre & Vacances Premium L’Amara
The ski resort Avoriaz needs no introduction for ski fanatics. We found this Pierre & Vacances residence l’Amara perfect for families who wish to stay in 2 or 3-bedroom apartments with easy access to ski slopes. These cosy apartments are spacious and decorated with great taste.
The property benefits from superb facilities such as an indoor heated pool, a Spa and a Gym. Your children (from 3 years to 12 years) will also enjoy dedicated play areas within the residence and also can spend some great time at the kids club called La Récré which means playtime in French. L’Amara is among our favourite ski holidays with childcare in France.
I hope you have found this list of the best ski holidays hotels in France with childcare useful for your next family break. When you have young children, it is never easy to find the right hotel or self catering apartments that could suit your needs, especially if you need a baby club or kids club so you can enjoy the ski slopes with no worries in mind. Bear in mind that lots of ski resorts also have child care facilities so alway good to research what’s available at the destination of your choice. Happy Ski Holiday!
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