The Lakes & Mountains are an excellent destination for your family holiday. Summer in the mountains is full of adventure and your children will love it. From forest adventure trails to summer tobogganing and horse riding, a holiday in the mountains will bring the kids closer to nature and keep them active at the same time.
Exploring the lakes with your family is a great way to spend quality time together. The lakes are as active as the mountains. Go swimming, enjoy windsurfing, and try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), alternatively, you can visit the local theme park in Lake Garda. The lakes are one big playground that all the family can enjoy!
FREE Travel for children on the Swiss Transport Network
Switzerland is renowned for the quality of its transport network. And children between the ages of 6 and 15 years old who are travelling with their parents will benefit from FREE travel on much of Switzerland’s excellent public transport. ‘Family Cards’ are issued with your tickets and include free travel on the mainline rail network, most mountain railways, postbuses and lake ferries and steamers. All children under 6 years of age travel FREE of charge.
Make sure you let us know the age of any children travelling with you to Switzerland so we can issue you with the correct documents. If you have children in your party travelling without parents, you must let us know prior to booking and we will provide a half-price card for the children. Children travelling with a grandparent receive FREE travel with the purchase of a ‘Grandparents’ Card’, available locally (approx. Sfr30).
Self-Drive Family Holidays
Turn your family holiday into a summer road-trip. Packing for a holiday can require large cases you don't want to take on a plane or train. That's where bringing your own car can help. With Inghams Lakes & Mountains we make self-drive holidays easy.
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Family Adventures in Austria
Saalbach and Hinterglemm
There’s something for children of all ages in Saalbach and Hinterglemm. The Montelino adventure trail will get young children excited about nature. The Jump and Slide Park, with its jump tower, trampoline area and freestyle ramp, is perfect for active children and adults alike.
All these activities are easily accessible with the free Joker Resort card which includes free use of all lifts in the valley as well as entry to the outdoor pool in Saalbach, tennis courts and mini golf.
The Garden Hotel Theresia in Hinterglemm are experts at looking after families. This family run hotel, provides :
- Free child supervision every Monday – Friday for kids between 2 and 10 years old.
- Free youth club for children aged between 10 and 14 years - Monday to Friday in July and August
With weekly open air concerts and Tyrolean evenings, this thriving village in the mountains is a lively destination to spend time with your family. The area has a huge choice of adventure playgrounds and child friendly hiking-routes. It’s a short trip by train to Innsbruck, the regional capital, home to museum, palaces and an Alpine zoo.
Seefeld is only a short hop from the Area 47 water park, home to an unimaginable number of water sports as well as a beach park.
For a family friendly hotel in Seefeld, look no further than the Hotel Kaltschmid. An iconic building in the heart of the village, it is the excellent range of family facilities that make this hotel stand-out from the crowd, including :
- Kids club in July and August
- Free bike hire
- Fun activity programme including a bowling evening
Family Adventures in France
The pretty village of Morzine has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which is perfect for families. The local resort card covers a wealth of activities and transport which means keeping the family occupied during your holiday need not break the bank. Mountain lifts, free use of buses, entry to the local swimming pool and indoor ice rink are all included.
The Hotel Le Crêt has a family friendly atmosphere with
- Free club for children between ages of 4 and 12 years old and evening entertainment
- Outdoor pool
- Two indoor pools
Chamonix is almost over-flowing with outdoor activities and things to do – mountain biking, climbing, summer tobogganing and mini-golf. Alternatively ride the railway up to the glacier and explore the ice cave. The Chamonix Valley card which all guests receive upon arrival gives free use of the busses and train throughout the valley, letting you explore the area to your heart’s content.
Our Peaks of Perfection Activity Week in Chamonix is the ideal way to explore all the exciting adventures Chamonix has to offer. It's a fantastic holiday including :
- Guided bike ride
- Guided hiking excursion
- White water rafting session.
Family Adventures in Italy
Lake Garda is simply brilliant for families. Go for a boat ride on the lake, or try out the local water sports – it’s a great place for the water babies in the family. Gardaland and Movieland themeparks and are only a short bus ride from Peschiera. Further afield, the Heller Botanical gardens with its colourful sculptures and lovely views is a unique and relaxing destination for the family. And Monte Baldo, towards the north of the lake, is great for hiking and cycling.
The Parc Hotel in Peschiera is popular choice for families. The hotel has amazing facilities :
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- Separate pool for children.
- Exciting activities and evening entertainment are also ideal for children.
From sunny days spent on the beach to exciting journeys inland to discover the island’s rich history, Sardinia makes an ideal destination for families of all ages. Quiet stretches of long sandy beaches are ideal for family picnics and building sun castles with little ones while older children will love the plethora of water sports that are available. The island is dotted with chic seafront towns and boats travel frequently to neighbouring Corsica or the natural island of Madalena.
The extensive Resort Valle dell’Erica on Sardinia’s northern shore is a fantastic hotel for adults and children of all ages
- Supervised kids clubs and activities for babies, toddlers, children and teenagers
- Fun activities including a large spa mountain biking, water sports and golf
Family Adventures in Switzerland
Situated among some of the most stunning Alpine scenery in the world, the active village of Grindelwald is full of adventure. Head to the top of the First Mountain to experience a wealth of exciting activities including zip-lining on the First Flyer, mountain carting and flying like an eagle on the First Glider.
Go beyond Grindelwald to explore dramatic views from the Thrill Walk and the James Bond museum on top of the Schilthorn. Head to the lakes surrounding Interlaken for an intrepid adventure on a paddle steamer. And tunnel through the Jungfraujoch to discover ice caves, snowy activities on the glacier, and even a chocolate museum!
The Eiger Hotel in the centre of Grindelwald has a superb, family friendly atmosphere and also enjoys an excellent reputation for its cuisine. With large rooms suited for families and interconnected rooms, the hotel is a great place to base yourself for a family trip to Switzerland.