Summer Holiday Activities in Lausanne and Around (2017)

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Easter holiday has passed, kids are back to school, it’s time to think of school summer holiday! :)

For those not yet familiar with the school here, school kids in Switzerland have holidays often, approximately every 6 weeks (find the list here). This may create problems to many parents, especially ones who are employed. Chatting around, I found that most employed couple rely on help from grandparents or families (who sometimes fly from another side of the planet). Or hire a temporary nanny when they can afford one. Or they take turns taking off days from their office. But considering the active life of kids, even the stay-at-home parents need programs to keep those little ones and teens happily occupied.

Below I complied different kinds of activities and camps that are offered during the school holidays in Lausanne and surrounding areas. Please click the links for more info.

As a general rule, the winter holiday after Christmas and the Relâches (February) are considered ski holiday thus most of the sport camps offered concentrated into this. For other holidays, activities are more varied.


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This & That Week #13 – March 2015

  • Open house time for artisans in the area as part of Journées européennes des metiers d’art. Friday-Sunday 27-29 March 2015
  • Second-hand bike market this Saturday – Terrasse Jean-Monet (Bel-Air above Fnac) – info
  • Have you been planning to start running but don’t know how? Je cours pur ma forme has started their training sessions, but still have places in all their groups, and they run in many locations!
  • Will you be visiting Expo Milano 2015? We plan to! If you, too, will take the train, check this helpful infoblog
  • Have you tried uber? The Lausanne Guide has a code for a CHF20 credit
  • A new platform to give away and look for stuff: keepinuse (Thanks Marcella)
  • For single mamas with kids 3-8y, Pro Juventute Fribourg is offering a “Cours de vacances Maman et Enfants“, 19-25 July 2015 in Charmey. Cost CHF550.

On the news:

  • This week, a school in Payerne goes “no water” – except in restrooms.  It is an experience week for the youngest pupils (age 4-7) to learn about the difficulty of living without clean water in some parts of the world. These little ones have to march to a nearest fountain to get water every morning! – via 24heures
  • Facilitated naturalisation, may always as easy as it sounds – via SwissInfo
  • Libraries on Sundays? Love. – via 24heures
  • Woohoo! Significantly lower consumption of alcohol and cigarettes among 11-14yo – via 24heures
  • Another good news: Fewer crime offenses in 2014 vs 2013, especially in Lausanne (-18%) – via 24heures

And finally, and VERY importantly, European Summer Time starts this Sunday 29 March 2015 at 2am. The clock goes forward 1 hour, so don’t forget to hit the bed at least an hour earlier on Saturday night! 😉

Key English School’s Camps and Courses 2012

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More language camp and courses offered by Key English School:

  • For English and French Speakers  — in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne (link)

Intersoccer’s Summer Camps 2012

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It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome InterSoccer as Lausanne Mom’s newest supporter. I have heard great things about their camps and below you can find a list of camps currently on offer:

Mini Soccer Camps (3 to 5 yrs)

A great fun intro for Boys & Girls in a stimulating & safe environment. Mornings only.

Junior Camps (5 to 9 yrs)

Great fun with more brilliant challenges the older the child. Split into age & ability. Multi Sports in afternoons.

Academy Camps (10 to 13 yrs)

Fun-filled soccer action for Boys & Girls looking for more of a challenge. Multi Sports in afternoons.

Girls Camps (5 to 13 yrs)

Great chance for Girls of ALL abilities to have fun & learn new skills with fantastic Girl Coaches. Multi Sports in afternoons.

Goal Keepers Camps (7 to 13 yrs)

High intensity fun courses for beginners to experienced goalkeepers. Multi Sports in afternoons.

Freestyle Camps (5 to 13 yrs)

Learn new skills & tricks. Top Freestyler John Farnworth appearing at all Camps week 2 July.


Camp information:

  • Multi sports every afternoon
  • Boys-Girls of all abilities welcome…
  • 5 Day camps Monday till Friday until 1700 each day! 0845 drop off possible!
  • Hot lunch provided!

For more information in your region & to book online visit www.intersoccer.ch

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