Travel Switzerland for family Fun!


1st July 2015

Switzerland attracts lone travelers, seekers of romance and adventure enthusiasts, but the country especially loves families. In fact, the Swiss Tourism Federation’s“Families Welcome” label is a seal of quality that guarantees the provision of play areas, organized activities, child-friendly accommodation and a pleasing atmosphere for families. Check out our latest offers on short trip to Switzerland.


In Switzerland, the special menu for the families includes family resorts and KidsHotels, along with the various forms of transportation that kids love. For instance, there are train tours around the Lake Geneva region, the Bernese Oberland and many other places in Switzerland. One of these, the Chocolate Train takes you to a chocolate factory.  In the different cantons, special theme parks and attractions bring out the child in every young person and in people young at heart. Swiss attractions like Olympic Museum in Lausanne and the Swiss Transport Museum in Lucerne have special workshops and programs for kids. Switzerland’s various zoos based in the cities of Basel, Bern, Goldau, Wallis and Zurich showcase animals in wildlife friendly environment. Families shouldn’t miss Swiss Miniatur in Melide, near Lugano, where one can find the Switzerland’s towns, villages, monuments, moving transport systems, etc. all at one place. To have more fun in Switzerland, families do the excursion tours like Mount Pilatus, Mount Titlis, Glacier 3000, Jungfraujoch, Shillthorn, Matterhorn, etc. All these beautiful mountains are easily accessible by nearby resort towns via Swiss Travel System and other modes.  The Swiss Pass is a must-have as it not only offers unlimited travel on board the trains, buses, boars and trams that comprise the public transport system, but also offers huge savings to families traveling, as children under 16 years of age travel free if accompanied by a parent holding a valid Swiss Pass, and to add more you will also get free entries to museums, heavy discounts on mountain excursions and access to scenic trains by paying minor supplement charges. Book your Swiss holidays with Plan Journeys for unbeatable rates.


The family coach on InterCity double-Decker trains is quite a playground on wheels. Special play areas ensure that children never get bored. In the Globi coach, they can pretend to fly to the moon in a space capsule or have fun on the slide, while the Dino coach offers a Dino Memory, a games table and a slide.Family coaches are found at the front or back of trains. The play areas are in the upstairs 2nd class compartments while there is enough room on the lower deck for pushchairs, bicycles and skis.


To book these mountain excursions, accommodation in Switzerland, booking of Swiss Pass on Swiss Travel System and reservations on panoramic trains like Glacier Express, Bernina Express, GlodenPass line, Wilhelm Tell Express, etc. please get in touch with Plan Journeys’ Switzerland Specialist and/ or for more travel ideas please visit our Switzerland page.


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