Fête au Flon – Terre des hommes, 8 May 2010

I was dropping my daughter off at her babysitter’s today and ran across a flyer that might interest you. Terre de hommes is celebrating their 25th anniversary in Lausanne and their 50th anniversary in Switzerland on May 8th. They are hosting the ‘Fête au Flon’ that Saturday from 10-18h in the Esplanade du Flon. Entry is free and there will be food and drinks for purchase as well as a Sentier-Concours (the best translation I could come up with this is game booths, like at a carnival, where you can win prizes). There will also be concerts, clowns, a cicurs and ‘Hip Hop’.

I tried to find out more info on the Flon Events page but they weren’t very helpful. But, it still seems like a fun outing for a family. The program flyer can be downloaded here.

**Poster image courtesy of Terre des hommes

Summer Walks For The Family

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As part of the Lausanne Estival activities, guided discovery walks are available for families with children 3 and up. Each walk has a different theme and some end near a pool for a nice cooldown.

Dates and themes are:

July 25 :  The Beautiful Forest
July 28 :  The M2 for the Little Curious Minds
July 20 :  Extraordinary Gardens
August 1 :  Heidi Country
August 4 :  The Beautiful Forest
August 6 :  A Trip into the Forest and Time
August 11 :  Heidi Country
August 13 :  The M2 for the Little Curious Minds
August 15 :  Tree Frogs and Little Bullfrogs

For a full description of the walks and a listing of all other Lausanne estival events, visit the site and download the brochure.

*Posted by Caroline

**Image courtesy of Lausanne Estival

Silhouette Lausanne – Gym/Fitness Center with Childcare

Summer in Lausanne means barbecues, lots of Mövenpick ice cream and ice-cold coffee treats to beat the heat and humidity hitting the city. If you are like me and indulging in some (or all) of the above, maybe you are feeling a little bit guilty about all the goodies you’ve been tucking away. And, if you are like me maybe you are not as motivated to get moving and sweating in this sticky, warm weather.

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Luckily, there are a number of gyms/fitness centers in the area that can get you going in relative comfort and maybe you can treat yourself to a cool swim afterwards. Silhouette is a gym here in Lausanne that offers childcare so you can get you workout and not have to worry about finding someone to watch your little one.

Their website (available in English!!) says their crèche “provides the possibility to train in complete tranquility while your child is placed in the care of certified staff.”

Silhouette Lausanne
Rue du Valentin 32
CH – 1004 Lausanne
021 320 56 76

Practical Information
– Children are accepted from 1 months old.
– A child should not be left for more than 2 hours.
– The parent must stay within the club.
– Please adhere to the rules.

*Posted by Caro

**Logo courtesy of Sillhouette

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