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Chamonix has much to offer for a fun family holiday! 
The fun park at les Planards which includes a summer luge on rails, slides, trampolines and other games is great fun for children. On a rainy day, you can enjoy the swimming pool, ice-rink, cinema or any of the various museums, and find out lots about alpine culture, mountaineering, etc. 

As well as these activities located in the centre of Chamonix, the surrounding villages also offer various entertainment possibilities for children. There is a playground located in the forest near Argentiere, 10/15 minutes walk away from the hotel. In les Praz, a few minutes walk from the golf course is “le paradis des Praz”, an enchanting play area in a clearing in the midst of the forest. With a stream running through, games, swings, and tobbogans, pony rides and ice-creams it truly is a heavenly place for children!
The Chalet du Glacier des Bossons (1425m) is an easily accessible place with a stunning view and nice food, ideal for a family outing. It offers an exceptional view over the seracs of the Bossons glacier (the longest ice-fall in Europe with 3500m vertical drop).  It can be reached on foot in less than an hour from the village of Les Bossons, or via the chair lift which offers a bucolic ride over lush pastures and traditional chalets. The Chalet du Glacier is probably the oldest of the Valley as it dates from 1824. It has been moved and modified numerous times, subject to the ebb and flow of the glacier and enjoys its current location since 1955. In 1870, visitors flocked to discover the very first ice grotto, hewed out of the side of the Bossons glacier.  Whilst the ice cave no longer exists, visitors can discover a thematic trail dedicated to the history of the glacier. The chalet also exhibits remnants of historic plane crashes on Mont-Blanc, including the undercarriage of the Indian Constellation “Malabar Princess”!

Last but not least, Merlet animal park, above Les Houches is a kind of small mountain wildlife safari which allows children and adults alike to discover alpine animals, such as bouquetins, chamois, marmottes, and even llamas (these are admittedly not that local)! The park also boasts a beautiful view on Mont-Blanc. There is an easy path through the park which is accessible to pushchairs, as well as a longer circuit (about 2 hrs long). More information about Merlet animal park
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