With its casino, opera, Michelin-star restaurants, opulent hotels, villas, spas and superyachts, the exciting Grand Prix and exotic automobiles, Monaco might give the impression that it’s for adults only.
The principality welcomes children and offers plenty of Monaco playgrounds built especially for them. Indeed, Monaco with kids ensures plenty of things to see and do with its wonderful Larvotto beach and range of museums and attractions. In addition, the principality’s superb education system, low crime rate and first-class healthcare system give families additional peace of mind.
Ensuring plenty of playtime for little ones and the utmost convenience, each ward has colourful, fun play areas for kids in Monaco. Here’s a look at some of them.
Monaco Playgrounds: Monaco-Ville
What could be more fitting than a Monaco playground whose theme features castles, knights, and princesses — situated steps below the actual Prince’s Palace. Kids will love the playhouse, slides, and sculptures, and parents will appreciate the shade trees. This play area is open to children from age 2 and is guaranteed to delight little ones.
Monaco Playgrounds: Jardin Exotique
Princess Antoinette Park, specially designed for Monaco children, offers something for kids of all ages. For tiny tots, there’s a mini farm with sheep, chickens, goats, ducks, and rabbits, in addition to swings and slides. Older children will enjoy table tennis, a skateboard park, and badminton and volleyball courts. And the entire family will have fun on the 18-hole mini golf course. This Monaco playground is open to children from age 2.
Monaco Playgrounds: La Condamine
Les Bougainvilliers is a small park with three spring games that are adapted for children with reduced mobility. It’s near the post office in Bougainvilliers Alley.
Monaco Playgrounds: Fontvieille
The wooden games and whimsical sculptures at Le Jardin de L’Âne (the Donkey Garden) will delight children aged 2 to 10. Parents and kids alike will enjoy using the sports equipment, as well as the shady spots to relax.
Monaco kids will love the circus-themed playground near the Chapiteau of Monaco (home of the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in January). This Monaco playground is thoughtfully divided into two areas — one for toddlers and young ones, aged 6 months to five years, and one for youngsters aged six and older. The little ones will enjoy swings, a slide, and educational games, while the older kids will have fun on the “jungle gym” climbing apparatus and spring-loaded games. The park area also has a pond with ducks and geese. Parents will enjoy the park’s proximity to the Princess Grace Rose Garden.
Another small play area is in front of the Fontvieille Shopping Centre, which has four games suitable for children aged two to eight. There are also spring-loaded games that can be used by Monaco kids with reduced mobility.
There’s also a play park at the end of Promenade Honoré II, featuring an animal theme, including a zebra-inspired slide. For parents, there’s a stunning view of the Prince’s Palace. This play area is for children aged 12 and under.
Monaco Playgrounds: Larvotto
The newly renovated Larvotto public beach, just moments away from some of the finest Monaco real estate, has a play area and a playground with a slide that looks like a ship. As a bonus, there’s plenty of shade, and snack shops and ice cream bars nearby.
Monaco Playgrounds: Monte-Carlo
Centrally located in front of the popular market square, the Place D’Armes playground is designed for children aged 1 year and older. This Monaco playground has a slide, a swing, and spring games, and is a popular spot for kids to ride scooters or play ball.
Monaco Playgrounds: La Rousse
A designated “Jardin d’enfants” at Pont de la Rousse has several different slides and swings, and a special soft ground cover to help protect kids from injuries. There’s also a climbing game with nets and towers. This Monaco play area, which is surrounded by a garden, is for children from age 6 months.