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What to do with children in Geneva at Easter?

Exhibitions, themed walks through nature, creative workshops and not-to-be-missed Easter egg hunts: to keep your children (and their parents) busy during the school holidays, take a look at our suggestions for family outings from 1 to 11 April 2021!

Quick march! 

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dessin aux couleurs claires

Spring with Sempé | Bastions and surrounding area | until 7 April 

As night falls, visit les Bastions to see the facades of several buildings burst into colour. Some fifty drawings by Sempé will be projected onto the buildings, serving up a blend of gentle and mischievous humour… “Drôlement chouette” as Le Petit Nicolas, one of the artist’s creations, would say! Free. 

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blocs blancs sur l'herbe

Acoustic belvederes | Throughout the holidays  

If you want a break from hunting for Easter eggs, why not seek out some urban artworks? The Acoustic belvederes and the accompanying free app off you the chance to explore ten works hidden around Geneva while listening to ten in-situ acoustic creations by musicians from the local scene. Free. 

Eureka!

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personnage dessiné en haute-forme

Theatre of experiences | MHS | Until 11 April 

This exhibition at the Museum of Science History presents a multitude of demonstration and experimentation instruments which were formerly used to teach physics. Replicas and interactive systems will enable the public to test and understand a range of phenomena, firing their curiosity.  

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deux personnages dessinés, avec Les p'tits debs écrit dessous

Scientific workshops | Les p’tits debs | 5 to 9 April  

If you want to give the holidays a taste of science and critical thinking, visit the Petits Débrouillards Genève, which will organise a week focussing on the theme of electricity for 9-13 year-olds. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CHF 270 (meals included).

Zootopian... 

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phoque en noir et blanc couché sur le flanc

Wildlife Photographer of the Year | MHN | Throughout the holidays

Welcome to a world of diversity, marvel and fragility! The stunning photos taken by the winners of the 55th international photography competition organised by the Natural History Museum in London and on show at the Museum of Geneva treat the public to a fascinating insight into the very heart of the animal world. From CHF 0 to CHF 10

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moutons à tête noire

Wildlife park | Bois-de-la-Bâtie | Throughout the holidays

Why not take advantage of the fine weather to drop in and visit the residents of the Bois-de-la-Bâtie wildlife park together with their new babies? Fun information boards placed at a perfect height for children will enable young visitors to learn more about the animals living in the park while playing games and doing quizzes. Take care not to feed the animals, as you could put their health at risk! Free 

Delicious!

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tuk tuk roulant sur une route entre les vignes. Au premier plan, des lapins et oeufs dessin^és

Food and wine tastings in the country | 2 to 5 April

Children and adults will find plenty to enjoy with this auto rickshaw excursion in the countryside around Geneva. A mouth-watering programme awaits on a wine-growing estate, with the chance for adults to taste some delicious vintages and an egg hunt for younger visitors. From CHF 340 (for 4 people)

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oeufs en chocolats

Chocolatey treasure hunt in the old town | Old town | 3 April

A treasure hunt combining chocolate-based challenges and historical puzzles will offer families the chance to explore the old town and discover its master craftsmen. Gourmet treats guaranteed! From 0 to CHF 30, depending on age. 

 

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flan avec coupelle remplie d'oeufs

Flan-tastic kitchen workshop | Le 99 community centre | 5 April  

On the menu for April is a flan-tastic recipe served up by Swiss Food Academy, guaranteed to teach little chefs more about eggs. CHF 10 per child, registration required. 

 

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Egg hunt | La Servette games library | 8 April  

Between the cinema and DIY activities, there will be lots going on during the school holidays at La Servette games library! Among the free activities organised, a traditional egg hunt will have the children’s mouths watering. 

Time for sport! 

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fille faisant du skate dans un bowl

Skateboarding camp | Plainpalais skate park | 5 to 9 April

The association Gvask8 is organising an Easter camp at the Plainpalais skate park for children aged 8 and over, Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Ample opportunity to discover the sport or become a seasoned freestyler. CHF 130 (not including membership fee), registration via the Gvask8 website 

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enfants patinant dehors

Opening of les Charmilles rink | 6 to 10 April 

More skating, but this time on rollerskates, with the opening of les Charmilles seasonal  rink to young people under the age of 20, every afternoon from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission, skate hire (CHF 2). 

Are you playing or not?

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garçon et fille à une table

Fun activities | Villa Yoyo | from 5 to 11 April

A whole host of fun, sporting and creative activities on the theme of pirates await children aged 4 to 12 at the Villa Yoyo in the Saint-Jean Charmille district from Tuesday to Friday, 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

 

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dessin d'un bâtiment en gris, avec bâtiments colorés et arbres

Treasure hunt | Ariana | Throughout the holidays

With a treasure hunt in its magnificent park, fun media to prepare your visit and a play and drawing area, the Ariana Museum is without a doubt the playground of the young! Free, closed on Mondays. 

 

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enfants assis à une table accompagnés d'un adulte, en train de jouer

Games libraries | City of Geneva | Throughout the holidays

A jumble of games, a meeting area and fun activities await you in one of the twelve games libraries around Geneva. Contact the games library in your neighbourhood before visiting, as opening hours are restricted during the school holidays. 

Flower Power! 

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fleurs blanches

Brilliant rockeries | CJBG | Throughout the holidays  

There are places that change every day but where we always feel good… The Botanical conservatory and gardens are a perfect example, offering you the chance to discover new blooms every day. A genuine explosion of colours to be enjoyed in the open air, and in particular in the rockeries. 

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Espace AG !R | MHN | from 6 to 11 April

The new espace AG!R takes an in-depth look at flora, but that’s not all. Open to the public from 6 April, it provides a wealth of information about biodiversity and the environmental crisis facing us. A play area will welcome young and old alike to discover topics such as bird migration, forests and ecosystems. More activities will gradually be announced on the MHN website. Free. Closed on Mondays 

In colour 

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One, Two, Street Art | Quartier Libre SIG | Until 4 April

This immersive and interactive exhibition will allow young and old alike to slip into the shoes of a street artist or to understand the different creation techniques with the help of a graffiti wall, some digital spray or a pixel art set. A treasure hunt will also offer kids the chance to discover urban art and its most notable proponents. Free 

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Manga workshop | Ateliers du Square | 6 to 9 April

The ateliers du Square offer budding artists aged 7 and over the chance to work on emotions and expressions by drawing mangas, afternoons from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. CHF 240 (equipment and snack included) 

Voyage, voyage…

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Message in a bottle | MHN | Throughout the holidays

In Bouteille à la mer2120 - Te Ao Maori, at the Muséum de Genève, the Maori artist, George Yuku, plunges us into the dreamlike depths where everything is made of plastic and where the poetry of it all pushes us to think about pollution and our relationship with nature. From CHF 0 to CHF 10 (admission includes access to the Bouteille à la mer exhibition), closed on Mondays. 

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images en bleu clair et blanc, dont celle de Martin Luther King haranguant la foule

Calvin in America | MIR | Throughout the holidays

In November 1620, passengers including puritan reformers and the crew of the Mayflower reached the coast of Massachusetts where they founded a colony. Through a combination of music, a virtual reality experience and an ingenious exhibition of objects and posters, the Musée international de la réforme offers the public the chance to revisit this story while having a little fun. From CHF 6 to CHF 13, free for children aged 0-6 

Join the circus! 

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Circus course | Kids Up | 6 to 9 April 

Children aged 4 and over can perfect their circus skills while having fun in a Kids Up sporting and creative circus course. From CHF 300 to CHF 500 (not including reductions for families and members)

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Stage musical course | ACMG | 6 to 10 April

The Académie de Comédie Musicale de Genève offers children aged 7 and over the chance to discover the performing arts through a five-day stage musical course focussing on the classic “Mamma Mia”. The course will culminate with the production of a video for the families. CHF 580 for the week, information and registrations at info@acmgeneve.ch or on 0223610311 

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Article modifié le 01.04.2021 à 08:54