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Bringing your family to Cannes Lions: Our top tips

The ultimate guide for a fuss-free Festival week.

Want to bring your family to Cannes Lions? We’ve put together our top tips and tricks to help you navigate Festival week.

Childcare at Cannes Lions

We’re partnering with Nipperbout to offer you complimentary childcare at the Festival, available every morning and afternoon.

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Registration is now open – please make sure you book in advance. Sessions will also be available to book when you get to the Festival, depending on availability. The crèche is located onsite at the Festival, in Rotonde. Not sure where you’re heading? You’ll find directions in the Cannes Lions app.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Crèche opening hours: 8am–7pm daily, from 13 to 21 June 2024.
  • Booking childcare: spaces are available to book for up to four hours at a time.
  • Age requirements: 0–9 years.
  • Food and drink: We’ll be providing water and a snack during each session. Meals won’t be available, so we recommend picking up your child in time for lunch, either during or at the end of your session.
  • Staffing: For children under 2, there’ll be two carers looking after each child. For children aged 2–3, there'll be one carer looking after a group of three children. For children aged 3–9, there’ll be one carer looking after a group of five children.
  • Pushchairs: Storage will be available next to the Nipperbout crèche area, so you can leave your pushchair there while your child is in daycare.

All children will be issued a complimentary Festival badge. If you’ve got any questions about Nipperbout, please get in touch.

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Family-friendly spaces at the Festival

Supervised children are allowed inside the Festival, so please ensure you have their Festival badge handy at all times. There are various wellbeing spaces available to relax in, so you can stay cool and shaded during the day when the weather is warm. Use the Cannes Lions app to find the spaces below:

  • Creative Kids Corner. A calming space in the Palais dedicated to families attending Cannes Lions, open all week. You’ll find this on level –1.
  • Nursing Room. Near the Creative Kids Corner in the Palais, there’s a private and quiet space with available fridge storage.
  • The Empower Café. Hosted by Propeller, this space is an inclusive haven for everyone, including children and babies. Here, you'll find a relaxed space, giving you a moment of quiet from the Festival buzz. The Empower Café is less than 5 minutes from the Festival perimeter and can be found in the Cannes Lions app.

Family-friendly restaurants

Here are some of our favourite spots around Cannes to dine with your family. We recommend you book in advance, as they get busy!

Café Roma
Location: 15 Rue Hoche
Opposite Festival venue.
Accessibility: Wheelchair-friendly, child-friendly menu
Price: €€
Cuisine: Italian, French

Da Laura
Location: 12 Rue du Suquet
Less than 5 minutes walk from the Festival venue.
Accessibility: Ground-floor seating, accommodating for families, high chairs available
Price: €€
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Astoux et Brun
Location: 27 Rue Félix Faure
Less than 10 minutes walk from the Festival venue.
Accessibility: Ground-floor seating, high chairs available
Price: €€
Cuisine: Italian, French

Le Voilier Plage
Location: Boulevard de la Croisette
Less than 15 minutes walk from the Festival venue.
Accessibility: Wheelchair-friendly, child-friendly menu, high chairs available
Price: €€
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Bar

Exploring the city

Playground: Jardin des Jeux, Square Verdun
A 30-minute walk along the seafront brings you to a lovely playground in Square Verdun – the ideal place for kids to blow off some steam.

Public Beach: Plage Mace
Just 5 minutes from the Festival venue, you’ll find a family-friendly beach on the Riviera. Plage Mace has lifeguards, toilets, hot showers, a food kiosk and lockers, as well as beach umbrellas and deckchairs available to rent.

Public Beach: Plage Zamenhoff 
If you want a family-friendly beach a little further from the Festival buzz, a 20-minute walk will bring you to Plage Zamenhoff on the Riviera. This beach also has lifeguards, toilets, hot showers, a food kiosk and lockers, as well as beach umbrellas and deckchairs available to rent.

Activities: Petit Train de Cannes
Take a guided tour of the city on the Petit Train, suitable for the whole family. Trains run every hour from 9am until the evening and depart from just outside the Festival Registration & Badge Collection building (located in the Gare Maritime). Find out more here.

Whether you’re heading to Cannes Lions for the first time or just want to plan ahead, our helpful tips will give you everything you need to know.

Got any questions?

Get in touch with the Delegates team via email, phone or live chat – we’re here to help.

+44 0 20 7046 1155

delegates@canneslions.com

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