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Re: Family Friendly places to visit in Switzerland

Family Friendly Places to Visit in Switzerland

Updated.... September 23, 2008

Playgrounds throughout Switzerland

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Castles in Switzerland

Finder for Family Hiking & Biking Routes

35 Children Friendly Museums in Switzerland

Sleep in the Straw in Barns throughout Switzerland


Rolling Rock Inline Skate Park - Aarau
Climbing Walls & Inline Skating.

Schweizer Kinder Museum - Children's Museum - Baden

Lenzburg Castle - Lenzburg
Children's Museum inside and a playground outside.

Murimoos Organic Farm - Muri
A playground, small pet farm, horseback rides & little cafe.

Wildegg Castle - Wildegg
Indoor Children's Experiential Room and a play area outside.


Dampfbahn - Mini Steam Engine - Psychiatrichen Universitaetsklinik Basel
Mini Steam Engine rides every second Sunday (middle of April through middle of October).

Puppenhausmuseum - Doll House Museum - Basel

Tierpark Lange Erlen - Basel
Animal Park

Zoo - Basel

Wiesner's Beeriland - Bottmingen
Berry picking in June & July.

Park "Im Grünen" - Münchenstein
Playground, Mini-Golf, Restaurant...

Solarbob - Langenbruck (BL)
A rodelbahn (alpine summer sled run) that uses solar energy for the lift.


Museum of Communication - Bern
This museum has plenty of hands on activities and interactive exhibits.
For stamp buffs, it houses more than 500,000 stamps from all over the
world – one of the largest collections in Switzerland that is open to the public.

Zentrum Paul Klee - Bern
Includes a children's museum.

Zoo Tierpark Dählhölzli - Bern

Ropetech Adventure and Seilpark - Thunplatz in Bern
Children (from school age allowed) under 14 have to be accompanied by an adult.

Reichenbachfall in Meiringen BE
Very nice family friendly town to visit
with the water falls where Sherlock Holmes "died"
Seilpark Gantrisch - Rüschegg Heubach BE
Children under 12 have to be accompanied by an adult.

Zoo, Playground & Restaurant - Studen

Gurten Park im Grünen - above Bern in Wabern
Lots of open space, play areas, kid's train, and restaurant,
kids sledding in winter as well. Good views on the city and the Alps.

Ballenberg Open Air Museum - Brienz

Brienz Steam Engine Train Ride
Hour long train ride with stunning views and a restaurant at the top.
The bottom station of the railway is just a stones' throw
from Lake Brienz and its boat rides, pedaloes, mini train etc.

Aare Gorge - near Interlaken

St. Beatus-Höhlen - near Interlaken

Sensorium - Walkringen
Hands-on experiences for young and old:-)


Charme(y) Aventures - Charmey
5 adventure trails (parcours) in the woods.

Papiliorama Swiss Tropical Gardens - Kerzers
Butterfly / Nocturnal animal place.

Espace Junior - Fribourg
Indoor play park for kids ages 2-12.
TEMPORARY from November 18, 2006 - end of March 2007.


Beaches in Geneva

City Parks
The town has some great parks with lots to do for children - such
as "Les Eaux Vives" and "Bois de la Bâtie (Bâtie Woods). They both
have paddling pools in the summer and the latter has a free mini-zoo.

Espace Junior - Geneva Palexpo
Indoor play park for kids ages 2-12.
TEMPORARY from November 18, 2006 - end of January 2007.

Excursions by Minitrain - Geneva

Natural History Museum - Geneva
Free entrance - The largest museum of natural history of Switzerland.

Swimming Pools in Geneva

Yatouland in Vernier-Geneva
Indoor play place for 0-10 year olds

Summer Bobsledding & Mini Golf - La-Roche-sur-Foron (France)

Forestland - Divonne-les-Bannes (France)
Just across the border about 20 km from Geneva: great pool,
mini golf, go-carting and "Forestland".


Pradaschier Rodelbahn & Seilpark - Churwalden GR
The largest Rodelbahn in the world.


A Place for Us - Luzern
An indoor play area for kids up to the age of 4 - also has playgroups/courses

Glacier Garden - Luzern
It has a great room of mirrors to walk through.

Swiss Transport Museum - Luzern

Lido in Luzern - across from the Transport Museum
An outdoor swim area on the lake with a big playground.
A mini-golf course is nearby.

Rigi Mountain - near Luzern

Schongliand Amusement Park - Schongau

Pilatus Mountain - near Luzern
Gondola/cograil, metal toboggan run, large playground
and hiking, caves at the top with Dragon stories.

Pilatus Seilpark - Kriens Luzern
Fun for the whole family, 8 years and older.

Glasi Hergiswil - Hergiswil near Luzern
Children watch glass being blown and can blow their own glass ball.


Rheinfalls - near Schaffhausen
The largest waterfall in Europe.
You can take a boat ride and there is a playground.


Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Children can throw food to the bears (who catch it in their mouths),
pet and feed deer. Great playground and restaurant.

Alpamare - Pfäffikon
Indoor Water Park

Sattel Hochstuckli - Sattel
Summer: Roller park, bouncy trampolines, metal toboggan run, chair lifts...


Storchensiedlung Altreu - Stork Colony - Grenchen
It's on the River Aare and you can visit the info center for free.
There are various restaurants in the area and boat trips are also
possible. Lots of storks are in the trees!
Open from April to the end of September.


Säntispark - Abtwil bei St. Gallen

Abenteurerland Walter Zoo - Gossau

Sportbahnen Atzmännig - Goldingen
Summer: Playground, trampolines, metal toboggan run...


Connyland - Lipperswil
Outdoor amusement theme park.

Pferdehändler - Märstetten
Donkey & Pony rides, horse camps...

Last edited by Longbyt; 10.05.2010 at 14:11. Reason: update
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