Packed with fun and interesting things to do for adults and children alike, Switzerland is a great choice for a family holiday. If you’re looking to keep the young ones occupied on your Swiss holiday look no further.
Europe’s largest freshwater aquarium, takes you on a tour of Switzerland, and the world’s most fascinating freshwater species. Salamanders, piranha and a komodo dragon are among the species you’ll see at the aquarium. The spectacle also comes with an important message as most of the creatures on display are endangered and at risk of being snuffed out.
Chillon Castle, near the lakeside town of Montreux, is renowned as Switzerland’s most visited historic site. Children will particularly enjoy it during the month of December when the castle is transformed into a winter wonderland as part of the Montreux Noël Christmas celebrations.
Avenue de Chillon 21, Veytaux / Montreux, Switzerland +41 21 966 89 10
The Hell Caves are as eerie as they sound. Guided by Tüüfeli, the mischievous spirit of the caves, you’ll learn the fascinating history behind all the oddities of this underground labyrinth. With incredible lighting that truly brings every detail to life, a tour of the Hell Caves is bound to excite the imagination of your little ones.
Höllgrotten Baar, Leihgasse 2, 6340 Baar, +41 (0)41 761 83 70
Every year, hundreds of brightly coloured hot-air balloons take to the air at the International Balloon Festival at Château-d’Oex. Children will be able to marvel at balloons of every design imaginable and they are sure to love the spectacular night-glow when the balloons line-up for an awesome late-night display. Mid-way through the festival a special kids day is held with games and other activities.