Sitting still and being quiet can be a bummer - especially for the little ones. But in the Engadin, every adventurer with a thirst for movement, no matter how small, gets his or her money's worth.
The Parc Alpin Rope Park or the Pontresina High Ropes Course are ideal for young climbers. They can also experience downhill fun on a mountain scooter in Marguns or take it easy on the barefoot trails in Celerina. In Pontresina, the Ibex Paradise offers exciting insights into the world of our heraldic animal. And young and old can roll from one pleasure to the next on the Cuntschett Pump Track. The only question is whether the kiddies or the parents will fall into bed first in the evening - everyone will be so tired from all the nonstop action!
Thanks to the many pushchair-accessible footpaths, going for a walk with young kids is child’s play. With a little imagination, even a walk of 3 to 4 hours becomes a thrilling adventure trail. Is that a stream? Let’s build a dam! The path starts winding… what do you think could be lurking around the next corner? Psst, can you hear that bird? What do you think she might be telling her friends?
Time flies along the popular adventure trails, with their fun layout and imaginative activity stations. Along the “Smugglers’ Trail” in Maloja, for example, families learn all about the life of smugglers long ago and search together for smugglers’ booty. The “Fairy-tale Trail” in Bever, meanwhile, enjoys cult status among youngsters and the not-so-young, too: huge fairy-tale books, illustrated with giant sculptures, dot the path. This is one of the most popular of all the family walks, along with the “Schellenursli Trail” in St. Moritz, dedicated to the hero of the popular Swiss children’s book “Schellenursli” (translated as “A bell for Ursli”). Stops along the way, decorated with pictures and wooden sculptures, tell the tale of the adventurous little boy from the Engadin.
Thanks to an especially broad and varied choice of facilities and activities for parents and children, the resorts of Pontresina and Zuoz have won the prestigious “Family Destination” label from the Swiss Tourism Federation. Our tip: discover the magic of the Klapperlapapp fairy-tale festival with your young kids, or follow “Alice in wander-land” through the pristine nature in and around Pontresina.
The Rhaetian Railway has a variety of activities and attractions for families so they are sure to reach their favourite destination: “Fun and games”. Young travellers can enjoy the slide in the play corner of the family carriage, for example, or marvel at the viaducts and views along the spectacular railway line. Up for even more railway action? Hop aboard a steam train with Clà Ferrovia, the “children’s ticket conductor” with a funny moustache and fancy uniform. During the ride he tells kids adventure-filled stories about his life, joins them in fun activities and sings catchy songs with them. Parents are in for a treat, too, as they get to enjoy the ride to the fullest. There’s also a very special little train to the Swiss National Park: the yellow “Choo-choo train” brings visitors of all ages from Zuoz station right to the park entrance.