The Guide
08 October 2021

Out NOW: Fun activities to do during school vacations!

by Marie Carrecabe

With the school vacations approaching, afternoons at the lake are no longer an option. Fortunately, NOW Village has put together a selection of activities that will brighten up your October vacation.


©Taxi Bike

In the heart of the Geneva countryside, TaxiBike and its partner winemakers offer you a unique experience: a TukTuk tour of the vineyards with tasting and a treasure hunt for the kids. On the program, a trip through the vineyards to admire magnificent panoramic views before tasting delicious wines from local producers. For families with children, TaxiBike offers the option of a treasure hunt in the middle of the vineyards, guided by their driver, leaving the possibility for parents to enjoy a quiet tasting among adults.

Reservation and ticketing at+41786071010 or on

L’Association Genevoise des Amis du Salève

©L’Association Genevoise des Amis du Salève

For the more sporty, the Association Genevoise des Amis du Salève offers free hikes, guided by regulars of the Salève. Every Sunday, the hikers meet at 10 am at the terminus of bus 8 in Veyrier-Douane. There is no need to register in advance, a member of the association will be there (provided you are on time). However, the Association Genevoise des Amis du Salève recommends good walking shoes and one or two walking sticks. It is also advisable to take a picnic because, depending on the chosen circuit, it takes 5 to 8 hours of walking!

Contact: +41227964133 or on  

Escape LAB Genève

©Escape LAB Genève

For rainy days, Escape LAB Geneva, the largest escape game complex in Geneva, welcomes you in its 9 immersive and innovative adventure game rooms. In this temple of imagination and adventure, Escape LAB offers you 6 different themes created by renowned specialists. You’ll have to investigate a disappearance in the game “1987”, or penetrate a secret military base in “Operation Titan II”, or unlock the secret of the Egyptian pyramids in “The Mummy Awakens”. But at Escape LAB, the ultimate experience is the “4D VR Eclipse”: equipped with sensors, you’ll go on a mission in space that’s as real as it gets thanks to 4D virtual reality.

Contact : +41 22 562 42 55 or on

Le Jardin Botanique

©Jardin Botanique de Lausanne

In Lausanne, the botanical garden welcomes young and old for a moment of escape and sweetness. This garden, described as a corner of paradise in the heart of the city, is a place where one can admire the plants while enjoying a calmness that makes one forget the turmoil of the city. Here, nearly 6,000 alpine, medicinal, carnivorous and tropical plants burst with color. Until October 31st, the botanical garden of Lausanne offers you an exhibition called “Trésor Végétal” which deals with endangered species in Switzerland and invites you to take part in the conservation of our threatened plants.

Contact : +41 21 316 99 88 or on

La Ruche Sportive

For children who like to exercise, the Ruche Sportive in Renens offers fields days adapted for each age. La Ruche Sportive is an innovative multisport concept, focusing on the art of movement and sport in its entirety. The programs start with the discovery of movement with baby gym classes (1 to 4 years old), up to the improvement with multisport programs (4 to 12 years old). There is no competition here, only the discovery of the body, movement, flexibility, and fun! La Ruche Sportive also offers vacation courses, to allow children to learn or improve in various sports such as trampoline, climbing, gymnastics, parkour, ball games…

Contact : +41 21 635 03 02 or on