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“Don't put your child in here”

Village des Enfants
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Don't put your child in here”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Seems ok for younger kids (under 7) but the older kids doing silver, vermeil, gold would be better off elsewhere. Instructors don't bother with English, so difficult to learn/teach. When we complained - we were told to either put our child with the young kids in beginners if we wanted English spoken, or take our holidays in the UK (interesting advice). We bumped into some other English parents in the ESF centre trying to swap out of village des enfants with the same problem - no English, rude management, so it doesn't appear a one off. Our 6 year old had a good time - nice instructor. Our 9 and 10 year old hated it - being constantly shouted at in French by a grumpy instructor isn't really a great holiday experience. Clearly aimed at French kids and parents only.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Mark H
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Friendly instructor”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

My 5 yr old daughter had two private lessons with fan fan, and she totally enjoyed them, instruction was very good with a lot of fun blended in with it.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank seandfletcher
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rude and no teaching”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Too many children. Too few teachers. No customer service. Rude.
We should have taken more notice of the bad reviews. The bad reviews were totally correct.

Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Nicola W
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Johannesburg
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Kids ski school Mecca!”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The teachers are very patient, friendly and used to children. The children receive a unique ski certification system which is different from the national levels and the teaching is an A- compared to ESF A, but the village specifically provides services geared to children (canteen with excellent food, picnics in the mountains, day care services, games, teddys, huge animated characters in the snow etc.)

Visited February 2014
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Thank evelynegomis
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Killorglin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“tres bien”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

my three kids went to village for the five days, the ski instructors were both professional and brilliant with the kids ,they were on the pistes by day 3 flying past me saying Dad hurry up.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank MacC1_13
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