Avenue de Chillon 21
Tel: (021) 966-8910
Hours: Apr-Sep 9:00-18:00 Mar & Oct 9.30-17.00 Nov-Feb 10.00-16-00 Adults Sfr 6.50 Children Sfr 3.00 Beautiful castle right on water of Lake of Geneva, near Montreux. Open Daily except Dec 25 and Jan 1st. Good for all ages, not stroller friendly if you go on the tour. Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Hours: Mon-Sun 10.00-20.00 Adults Sfr 6.50 Children Sfr 5.00 All seasons.
Hell Grottoes (Hoellgrotten Baar)
Tel: (041) 761-8370
Hours: Apr-Oct 9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:30 Adults Sfr 8.00 Children Sfr 4.00 Limestone caves in outskirts of Baar. Many small lakes, stalagmites, stalactites all illuminated allowing the incredible colors to be seen. Restaurant nearby. Spring, Summer, Autumn.
Incredible farm with a variety of U-Pick fruits and vegetables as well as many others to buy in their store. In summer pick strawberries and cherries, in fall see the largest pumpkin exhibition in Europe. Great views. All seasons.
Fon: 043 204 30 60
Fax: 043 204 30 79
Switzerland's first Edutainment Center (combining education and enterntainment)! Kyburg Castle
For families with chidren 2 until 12 years old, Kindercity is open daily from 10:00 until 18:00 hrs.
With 6'000 m2 of space for play and learning. Acitivities include climbing, manipulating, watching, analyzing, interacting and experimenting with an extensive choice for all.
"Play and Science are the cornerstones of Kindercity. A perfect harmony of both to fascinate the world of children. It is not intended as a show that people visit once a year, but a place for children with ideas for children, where they feel themselves as ease and where they want to return to."
On the outskirts of Zurich, only 1 hour from St. Gallen and 1 1/2 hours from Basel, Bern and Luzern and Bern.
Tel: (052) 232-4664
Hours: Feb-Apr, Nov Tue-Sun 10:30-16:30 May-Oct Tue-Sun 10:30-17:30 Adults Sfr 8.00 Children Sfr 3.00 Large castle from the Middle Ages (11th C), includes museum with lots of armour, knights room with extensive collection of weapons, torture chamber and dungeon. Please note that the castle is not heated and can be quite cold in winter – dress warmly. Not stroller friendly. All seasons.
Historical Museum Aargau
Tel: (062) 888-4880
Hours: Apr-Oct Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 Mondays closed unless it's a holiday, then it's open 10:00-17:00 Castle and museum direction Bern from Zurich. Hands on activities and things to explore for children, café with garden. Spring, Summer, Autumn.
Mais-Irrgarten (Corn Maze)
Tel: (079) 287-8828 (D)
Fax: (033) 222-0601
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Hours: July 12 - September 30 2001 Daily 10:00-19:00 Adults Sfr 10.00 Children 6+ Sfr 6.00 Wonderfully done mazer. Enter the maze with a blank piece of paper and try to find 8 boxes. In each box you'll find a piece of the maze puzzle which you then tape onto your paper until you have them all. Grill, picnic area, sand box outside the maze and large slide in the middle of the maze. See website for directions and more details. Lots of walking so put younger children in strollers or backpacks. Summer and early Autumn only!
Tel: (052) 625-5141
This is the largest waterfalls in Europe by Schaffhausen. It's 150 meters wide, 23 meters high and an average of 700 cubic meters of water flows over these falls every second. Very impressive, lots of stairs (not stroller friendly - so put baby in a backpack). All seasons.
Tel: (052) 721-2121
Hours: Tue-Fri 9.00-17.00 Sat 11:00-17:00 Adults Sfr 12.00 Children 6-16 Sfr 8.00 Children under 6 Free Learn all about and activate your senses in 45 different stations. Walk barefoot on sand, rocks, bricks and twigs to feel the difference. Feel different objects with your hands and guess what they are. You can even go for a swing inside this warehouse turned into a hands on learning center. Best for children over 4. All seasons.
Tel: (091) 640-1060
Hours: Mid March-end Oct 9.00-18.00 Adults Sfr 12.00 Children 5-16 Sfr 7.00 While in Ticino don't miss seeing Switzerland in miniature! Mountains, towns, churches, castles all for you to walk around. Good for all ages. Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Tel: (052) 243-0305
Hours: Tue-Sun 10.00-17.00 Mondays Closed Adults Sfr 16.00 Children 6-16 Sfr 8.00 Large Science center where you can answer hundreds of questions such as "Why is the sky blue?". Learn about water, light, colors, natural phanomenons, energy and much more. Lots of hands on for the children. Best for children over 5. All seasons.