Family fun in Switzerland during school holidays


School holidays are fun for the kids, but parents often struggle to find ways to entertain them when they have just moved to a new country. Share with us some information about keeping the family busy during that time of the year.

What are some of the favourite activities in Switzerland that families can enjoy together?

What types of activities are more popular (indoors, outdoors) for toddlers, young children, and teenagers?

How do you balance work in Switzerland while the children are on holiday?

Are there any resources such as youth centres or expat children communities, that offer activities for children during the holidays?

How do you plan your holidays with the family in Switzerland?

Tell us about your best family adventure in in Switzerland? Is there a bucket list of must-do activities? What are they?

Thank you for sharing your experience,


Family activities can include going to one of the lakes, or hiking in the mountains (there are routes of very many different levels, also for kids).
Many museums are nice for kids - good to know for those rainy days.

Many villages and cities have a so-called "Ferienpass" (holiday pass) for school kids. For a fixed price (here in Olten it is CHF 30) they can sign up for many day or half day activities varying from ballet to visiting a children's hospital.
There are many scout groups that have a "Sommerlager " (summer camp) for at least a week. "Jubla" (a kind of scouting, but more or less related to the church) have summer camps, too.

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