I wanted to share some of our favorite playgrounds that we visited during our trip to Switzerland!
Allmendhübel “Flower Park”
Details: This was a perfect spot for families — there’s a zip line, slides + swings, tons of climbing structures and ropes, water play, an underground tunnel, a ‘flower labyrinth’ water maze, easy hiking trails, and more, right in the mountains! 🇨🇭 Plus there’s a restaurant where parents can hang out on the patio while kids play! 🌼 More info HERE.
How to get there: There are a few ways to get there, but the most efficient (and what we did) was to start at Stechelberg (Lengwald 300B, 3824 Stechelberg) and ride cable cars (2 total) to Mürren. When you get to Mürren, take a quick walk to the Allmendhubel funicular and take that up to the playground!
Grindelwald First Alpenspielplatz at Bort Station
Details: Alpenspielplatz is a playground right off the Grindelwald First gondola (Bort station). 🚡 There’s tons of climbing + ropes, swings + slides, a trampoline, a sand pit, a creek to play in and MORE all overlooking the mountains.✨ There’s also a restaurant and food stand nearby so you can grab food/drinks while you watch kids play while enjoying the view. More info HERE.
How to get there: Grindelwald First gondola – Dorfstrasse 187, 3818 Grindelwald – get off at Bort station
Downtown Grindelwald Playground
Details: Located right in the heart of Grindelwald, this playground is a great stop if you’re staying in the area or before/after your trip up the Grindelwald First cable car. There are tons of climbing equipment and rope obstacle courses, plus swings, slides, and more. The girls loved this one! There’s also a grocery store and many restaurants nearby.
How to get there: Downtown Grindelwald at Dorfstrasse 118, 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland (near Coop grocery store)
Details: Overlooking Lake Brienz, this interactive and fun water play area for kids on Brienz promenade is a really fun stop! There are waterwheels, pumps, nozzles, gutters, and water bowls. Kids can pump water directly from the lake into the different water channels – it’s really cool! Along the Brienz promenade, there is other kid-friendly play equipment every couple minutes or so. Super fun! More info HERE.
How to get there: We took a boat cruise (BSL) from Interlake to Brienz and walked to the Water Play area, but you can also drive there (Hauptstrasse 80, 3855 Brienz, Switzerland).
Lake Blausee Nature Park
Details: This magical place was really special! The lake itself is actually an organic trout farm, and the water is so clear you can see so many fish swimming! Really cool. There’s a bunch of nature trails you can walk on, plus a paved path around the lake with a restaurant and hotel. The nature playground has a giant curvy slide, mini treehouses to play in, swings, and a ton of climbing equipment. There are also fire pits nearby so you can bring your own snacks and do a picnic lunch! More info HERE.
How to get there: Blausee Naturpark, 3717 Blausee-Mitholz, Switzerland. You have to pay to park and also to get into the park, FYI!
Waldspielplatz Furi / Spielplatz Gletschergarten Dossen
Details: This was a perfect ‘hike to playground’ experience that was doable for my young kids. The walk itself is beautiful and includes a (slightly scary, but very cool) suspension bridge. The wooden play space was simple but charming – tons of tables for picnicking, a zipline, a climbing boulder, a xylophone, swings, and more. More info HERE.
How to get there: Dossen Gletschergarten, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland. Located near the Dossen Glacier Garden, this wooden play space was about a 20-minute hike (one way) from the Furi station, which is one stop up from Zermatt on the Matterhorn Express cable car.
Brunni Engelberg “Globi” Playground
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