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Old 18.07.2011, 18:06
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Good place for a one week trip with children.

Hi,

I will travel with my family (with car) for a week in August.
I am thinking of Interlaken/Visp/Sion area.

Would appreciate any tips on places/things to do/accommodation or other suggestions. We are oriented towards the rural part of a country but still not sleeping in the straws.

Thx, Radu.
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Old 18.07.2011, 18:11
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Re: Good place for a one week trip with children.

there is a water park with thermal baths in brig (brigerbad) that my son loved. also, sion is not far from aigle and if i remember correctly there is some kind of outdoors tree house thing in aigle that looks cool, but i've never been (yet!). lot's of nice hikes and walks to do- i really love valais- enjoy!
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Old 18.07.2011, 18:20
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Re: Good place for a one week trip with children.

These are all in lower Valais but within 30 mins drive of Sion down the autoroute.
http://www.labyrinthe.ch/index.cfm?page=acces.cfm
http://www.swissvapeur.ch/en/index.php
http://www.aquaparc.ch/

Closer to Sion, can recommend:
http://www.lavey-les-bains.ch/
http://www.lac-souterrain.com/

There's a nice outdoor market in Sion old town centre every Friday morning.
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Old 18.07.2011, 20:22
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Re: Good place for a one week trip with children.

We just did four days in Brienz. Train and bus to 'Beatusholen' (caves, has a good play ground for kids and an awesome waterfall, and a few other features)...

Rothornbahn was awesome, but also very scary for those who have a problem with heights (and not that kid-safe at the top - it's a long way down without any fencing)...

Ballenberg was greatly improved with kids/grandma by paying 40chf for the horse and cart ride, and not aiming to see everything - we saw enough in the 5-6 hours, and at the centre of the property there is a nice outdoor cafe with a playground for kids...

On our final day we went up Haslital from Meiringen and that was pretty nice too.

Next weekend we have a booking at a chalet up from Murren. It's a 'hostel'/ Pension...we're going to do the Schilthorn and then to Murren and then come home via Thun and go to the Beatusholen again (to take Dad and our guest) and then Interlaken and home to Zurich...

With kids I can actually recommend the youth hostels - they don't mind noisy kids so much, usually have a decent play area indoors and outdoors, and have cheaper options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner...

I can tell you that I enquired at the youth hostel in Grindelwald and they had a 4 bed room, you could also try the YHA Bönigen. They also had a 4 or 6 bed room available.

For family bookings my technique is to email the hostel directly, their website doesn't always show the available options (they are sometimes willing to 'convert' a shared dorm to private family use if they have one available).
more info: http://www.youthhostel.ch/en

I'd also recommend Brienz as a central location, and they have a youth hostel too...but I don't know about their availability. We stayed at a private b&B - called 'Trauffer' - it was just an old house where the rooms are basic (but comfortable) and breakfast was the usual swiss bread, cheese, coffee or tea and jam...but our host was very friendly to the kids and part of the property has an indoor heated pool and she loaned us the key...it was just about the cheapest I could get for our family - around 100chf for a double and 130chf for a triple room...
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Lovely, friendly Bed and Breakfast near Evolène above Sion. Owners Madeleine and Patrick are lovely and speak good English.

Look up 'La grande peur dans la montagne' La Tour/Evolène.
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Re: Good place for a one week trip with children.

Ballenberg Museum close to Interlaken is nice.
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