The city of Geneva and its lake viewed from one of the towers of St Peter’s Cathedral

The best things to do in Geneva for families

With its chocolatiers, old-fashioned toy shops and outdoor adventures, Switzerland’s second city is a hit with families.

For families, Geneva makes for an idyllic city break. The city’s a manageable size and full of child-friendly attractions, from well-stocked toy shops to quirky museums.    


Excess energy to burn off? There are lakeside pools to splash in, parks and playgrounds to explore, and mountain adventures on your doorstep. The warm welcome at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva adds to the appeal, with welcome gifts for kids, complimentary meals and a free activity session.