I feel very fortunate to be spending my second winter with Merinannies back in the gorgeous town of St Anton, Austria. Where for 5 months I get to wake up surrounded by the beautiful white mountains and doing the job I love!!
This place is obviously perfect for children, playing in the snow all day, playing in the parks, being in the fresh air! Not only are there a lot of activities to do outdoors but on those real cold days where maybe we can just play for an hour outside there is still so much to do! For example, baking cakes and cookies or taking a visit to the beautiful wellness centre where they have a brilliant children's pool, outdoor pool and little waterfalls that are great fun! There is always something to do in this town for the children and parents should feel at ease whilst they have a good day skiing and maybe a bit of après.
Also staying in such a small town run by locals you get to experience all the local traditions, especially over Christmas! Krampus is something that is so well known and kids love! All the locals get together dressed as 'scary' mountain goats and spend the day in the streets play chasing the children and in the evening there is a spectacular show where they all come together and there are lots of fire works and music played! When you arrive ask your nanny or chalet/hotel hosts what is on that week!
See you soon!