We warmly welcome children to all of our Meribel ski chalets, we have cots, highchairs, children’s toys, children’s dvds, bumboards, sledges and can arrange babysitting if you want an evening out.
We provide an excellent choice at breakfast time & freshly prepared children’s teas, and can easily look after any ‘fussy’ eaters or ‘food fads’.
We can also make packed lunches, to make it more economical for the whole family.
Of course, the afternoon tea, hot drinks, juices, cordials, cake/cookies are always very popular. It is important to us that your family holiday is as relaxing as possible so we aim to make the chalets a homely and relaxed retreat.
Remember if you are booking a chalet for sole occupancy you have a couple of free places.
If you don't have a family group to fill the whole chalet, you can book individual rooms whereby we offer a 50% discount for children (12yrs & under) and 30% discount (13yrs and over) in our family quad rooms in Foehn, Covie, Charmille and L'Erine.
Plus if parents want to put an extra bed in their own room there is a 50% reduction.
We also have family friendly restaurants and pizzeria on your doorstep in the village, for when we are not catering.
All of our chalets are well placed for the lift, so access to the skiing with children is easy. We have a very friendly family run ski hire shop, very close to the chalets. The children can get fitted out in comfort in a relaxed atmosphere. Ski Higher have all the children’s equipment including helmets from 3yrs+. Meribel also have a great choice of British ski schools which cater for children, lessons start from 4yrs.
If you have ‘little ones’ who may only be skiing for a couple of hours per day or are between 0-3yrs and too young to attempt it, here are some suggestions:
For under 5’s, there is a free liftpass you can get your children. Children love the thrill of traveling up and down on the bubble, and from Les Allues you can take it up to Meribel centre. From Meribel centre take the free shuttle bus up to the Rond Point des Pistes. The Rond Point des Pistes is a great area for children as there is a gentle slope for bumboarding,sledging,mucking about in the snow, or building a snowman. There is also La Rond Pont restaurant, cafe and sundeck, where you can enjoy a vin chaud whilst the children run around safely and wear themselves out. There is also a free magic carpet, so they can get back up the slope easily.
Another great trip to do with the children, is to take them on the Rhodos bubble from La Chaudanne to the top. This brings you out at the beginner ski area of Meribel, but there is a very pretty walking trail which circumnavigates the piste. The walking path takes you through the Alpine forest and it is very picturesque. Its a great place for children to foridge, pick up pinecones, check out the animal tracks. You get to enjoy the stunning scenery and the youngsters will love the outdoor play and exploring. You can also pull a sledge through the forest with you. There is also some lovely sunny picnic spots with wooden benches on the side of the piste.
The following activities are also available to under 5 year olds
The Olympic centre has a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool and slide. There is also a children’s paddling pool, hot showers, and changing rooms. Free for under 5’s.
They have specially adapted lighter weight balls and mini shoes for 3/4yrs plus.
Located in the Olympic sports centre. They have specially adapted children’s skates so they can set off onto the ice. It’s chilly in there, so wrap up warm but there is a hot choccy machine! They also have cones the children can push along if they need extra stabilizing. Free for under 5’s.
Extra childcare required?
Do remember if you do need some childcare during your holiday there are private nannys available to come to your chalet. The Piou Piou club 18m-5yrs run by the ESF, has an outside snowgarden and offers an introduction to skiing in a safe environement. Both these establishments are within 15 mins of all our Meribel ski chalets.
We warmly welcome children in all of our chalets. We can provide cots, highchairs, a selection of toys, bumboards and children’s DVDs & arrange babysitting. Meribel Les Allues is very well suited for families with it’s lovely village atmosphere and childcare facilities close to hand.
The following childcare options are available:
Private Nanny - to care for your children in the comfort of your chalet.
With 8 years experience working as a nanny in the French Alps, company founder Nicole decided it was about time Meribel had a superior, reliable and personal childcare service.
At Meribel nanny Services we pride ourselves on understanding exactly what you need to ensure you have a relaxed enjoyable holiday knowing your children are safe and happy having lots of fun.
From a full weeks booking to just a nights babysitting, you won’t regret booking a nanny through Meribel Nanny Services.
Recently introduced is the Meribel Nanny Services lunch club. Monday – Friday 1:30pm – 4:00pm, pick up from Parallel lines ski school meeting point. Your children will be taken to lunch in a nearby restaurant (or a picnic on sunny weather days), they will then be entertained till 4:00pm doing a range of activities that may include; bowling, sledging, snowman making, outdoor games and so much more!
Holiday Baby Hire: Anna Cosgrove a mum of 3 runs the following excellent service.
Holiday Baby Hire has all those items that you can’t bring with you, but that would make your holiday so much easier. We have a comprehensive range of high quality items available to rent for the duration of your stay. Everything is carefully cleaned and safety checked to make sure it is in perfect condition for you to use. We do not rent anything that we would not be happy to use ourselves. Holiday Baby Hire is a member of the Baby Equipment Hirers Association which sets minimum safety standards, ensuring maximum safety and comfort.
Merinannies: British private nannys & babysitting service. Their aim is to provide the best childcare for complete peace of mind and an unforgettable skiing holiday.
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Snowbugs: gives you absolute peace of mind, so you can enjoy your holiday in the snow, whilst your little ones are looked after in the comfort of your own chalet. For help in organising your ski nanny please contact Tayla-Elise Rogers.
Half Day and Full day Playgroup
Les Saturnins: Run by ESF (French ski school) and based at La Chaudanne in Meribel centre: 18 months – 3 years. Very easy to reach from all our chalets.
Half day and fully day kindergarten with introduction to skiing
Les Piou Piou: Kindergarten and snowgarden Run by ESF and based at La Chaudanne in Meribel centre: 3 – 5years. A gentle introduction to skiing for the littleones. Very accessible from all our chalets. Located just next door to Les Saturnins.
Ski Schools who provide lessons from 4yrs.
The following British run ski schools provide 2 hours skiing daily for your 4 and 5 year olds:-
Oxygene Ski School: 4-5yrs
New Generation: 4-5 years