Lakes & Mountains Family Summer Holidays

Summer in the Lakes & Mountains means unstoppable fun and action as resorts are geared up with activities to keep all the family entertained. Tourist offices often run a programme of events that you can join for free. From bike rides to adventure trails, pony & llama trekking, aqua parks and summer tobogganing there is no shortage of adventures for all ages to explore.

In need of some inspiration? Take a look at our Top family summer holiday destinations Insider’s Guide and 11 of our favourite destinations and some of our favourite things to do with the kids.

We understand how important extra value is on your family holiday, so look out for these special offers on our hotel pages:

  • Free Child places – children under 12 go free in many hotels
  • Free Resort travel cards – use the buses and cable cars for free in many resorts
  • Free Packed lunches
  • Free entrance to local pools and attractions
  • Free membership of hotel kids’ clubs and kindergartens
  • Free children up to 15 years of age inclusive travel free on Swiss Rail – when accompanied by a parent, children up to 15yrs incl. travel free on most of the Swiss transport network.
  • Child prices for Switzerland from £179
Special Child PricesStandard Child Reductions
Free Child Places and our Special Child Prices below apply to all chalets & Chalet Hotels†,
and all Family Choice Hotels† & Apartments listed in the panel opposite. Free Child places are available
on charter flights* and Self-Drive holidays only.
In all the properties NOT shown in
the panel below.
Once the free places are full on charter flights, or if travelling by scheduled
flight or train, children then pay only the prices shown below, according to
their age and the departure date.
If travelling
by Scheduled
Flight or Train.
If travelling
by Scheduled
Flight or Train
Child/Youth Ages
2-5 years†
6-11 years†
12-15 years**
2-5 years†
6-11 years
2-11 years
Departure dates on or between:

7 nights Pay:
10, 11 or 14 nights Pay:

7 nights Pay:
10, 11 or 14 nights Pay:
7 nights Pay:
10, 11 or 14 nights Pay:
Reduction Off Adult
Basic Brochure Price
(all durations)
1-20 May
Free
£179
£279
Free
£199
£299
£249
£349
- 60%
- 50%
- 20%
21-25 May
Free
£289
£389
Free
£319
£419
£399
£499
- 25%
- 20%
- 10%
26 May - 12 Jul
Free
£219
£319
Free
£239
£339
£299
£399
- 40%
- 30%
- 15%
13 Jul - 2 Sep
Free
£289
£389
Free
£319
£419
£399
£499
- 25%
- 20%
- 10%
3 Sep - 22 Oct
Free
£219
£319
Free
£239
£339
£299
£399
- 40%
- 30%
- 15%

†NB: Different child reductions and a limited number of free child places apply to Hotel Parc in Peschiera.

Conditions

  • To qualify children must be aged 2-11 inclusive and share a room, suite or apartment with 2 adults
  • Free places are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis and limited to 1 place per booking 7, 10, 11 and 14 night durations
  • Free places are only available on full price holidays and cannot be combined with any other discount
  • Normal prices apply for flight, room supplements and excursions
  • *Charter flights and scheduled flights which we hold a committed allocation to meet
  • **Special Prices for 12-15 year olds apply in chalets and Chalet Hotels only

 

We will help you choose the best deal on an ideal lakes & mountains family holiday

Our customers love the fresh mountain air, outdoor activities and welcoming hotels that make our lake and mountain resorts perfect for families. And we have great savings on offer to help you make the most of your precious time away. You will find discounts of up to 60% for children aged 2 to 11 years old at a variety of resorts.

 

If you're taking a lakes family holiday to Switzerland you'll love our Swiss Family Card!

It gives free travel to children from up to 15 years old, taking in most of Switzerland's excellent mainline rail network, mountain railways, postbuses, lake ferries and steamers. Please see our families page for more information on our Swiss Family Card. There is a huge choice of fun things to do across our family lakes holiday resorts, each of which we have chosen especially for being family friendly. You'll find loads of family activities such as horse-riding, sailing, cycling and swimming in our lakes family resorts.

 

Our lakes family holidays take you to some delightful resorts, set in some of the most stunning landscapes.

Along with exciting activities, you and your family will love sampling the local cuisine in welcoming, family friendly restaurants. We have hand-picked the best family focused accommodation so your stay will be wonderfully comfortable. And safe, entertaining child care facilities allow adults to escape for some quality time together, knowing that the little ones are happy. For lakes family holidays with a big difference, explore our Lakes and mountains holiday pages and book online right now. And we are always delighted to help and advise you on the best family lakes holidays should you require!

Free Child Places and Special Child Prices

We are pleased to offer free holidays for children aged 2-11 for selected flights and hotels across Europe.

Many hotels run kids clubs, kindergartens and weekly activity programmes free for children staying at the hotel. Activities run throughout the day and vary from face-painting to sports days and treasure hunts. Family rooms sleeping 4-6, suites and apartments offer good family space and hotels will usually provide an early high tea for younger children. Here is just a selection of our favourite hotels and resorts for families.

Hotels With Free or Special Child Prices

FREE TRAVEL FOR CHILDREN ON THE SWISS TRANSPORT NETWORK

Children between the ages of 6-15 yrs travelling with their parents will benefit from FREE travel on most of Switzerland’s excellent public transport, including the mainline rail network, most mountain railways, postbuses and lake ferries and steamers. All children under 6 years of age travel FREE of charge. ’Family Cards’ are issued with your tickets.

Ages must be advised for all children travelling to Switzerland to enable us to issue the correct documents. If you have children in your party travelling without a parent, you must let us know prior to booking. In this case, 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).

Air Passenger Duty

With effect from March 1st 2016 UK Air Passenger Duty has been abolished for children under 16 years.

This has been taken into account in the calculation of our reductions for children.

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