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Experience unforgettable moments together

Family holidays in the Holiday Region Interlaken – create lasting memories

In the Bernese Oberland, it’s family time whatever the season. The Holiday Region Interlaken offers you and your family a wide selection of experiences and excursions at any time of year. Your trip to the impressive alpine landscape surrounding Lakes Thun and Brienz will be unforgettable. Seek out adventures and explore all the region has to offer – there’s plenty to delight both children and adults. Discover new things together and create lasting memories. Enjoy leisurely holidays with your family in the heart of Switzerland.

  • A large selection of family excursions for every season

  • Good value excursions and accommodation

  • Good accessibility – the best family activities are located less than an hour from Interlaken

  • Many theme and adventure trails devoted to fairytales and animals

  • All excursions come with a backdrop of breathtaking mountain and lake scenery

Family time in the Bernese Oberland – discover the region through a child’s eyes

Families strengthen their bonds by spending time together. Can you imagine anything better than sharing unforgettable experiences with your loved ones and exploring a beautiful region? Any problems you might have at work, home or school are left behind. Your holiday belongs to your family and you. Recharge your batteries together in the heart of Switzerland. After a relaxing break, you’ll take your beautiful memories of the Bernese Oberland’s magic home with you.

Discover the best family excursions in the Bernese Oberland

Families are very welcome in the Holiday Region Interlaken. Action and fun are guaranteed in the midst of the beautiful mountains and lakes. The immediate vicinity offers a wide range of activities, all of which can be reached quickly and easily within an hour by public transport or car. A variety of experiences and excursion options await you – unique adventures for the whole family. Go on a treasure hunt together, learn about the beauties and secrets of nature through the medium of play, experience animals and listen to exciting stories or magical fairytales. The family offers appeal to young and old alike. See your children's eyes light up with excitement. Browse through the following suggestions and get some inspiration for your next family holiday in Switzerland.

Family adventures in spring, summer and autumn

Does your family enjoy adrenaline-filled activities at high altitude? If so, the courses in the Adventure Park Interlaken are just what you’re looking for. You can clamber from tree to tree over the various obstacles in the refreshing forest air. Unparalleled fun for young and old. Would you prefer an action-packed descent on Scooter-bikes – truly unforgettable family fun? On the way you will find beautiful locations for a picnic or a barbecue; why not stop to grill a typical Swiss Cervelat over the fire? The Holiday Region Interlaken offers excursion options for young and old adventurers. Plenty of family-friendly excursions, hikes and theme trails devoted to fairytales or animals through stunning nature and idyllic landscapes. Children will be thoroughly entertained and learn interesting facts about nature and the environment, while their parents fall under the spell of the stunning views.

Treasure hunting with your children

Try your luck as a treasure hunter in Aeschi. With a treasure map in your hands, your family will follow a trail past a wide variety of animal species, across meadows bursting with flowers and along the edge of the forest. The view over Lake Thun is breathtaking. The experience provides excitement as well as tranquillity and relaxation in the great outdoors. See if you can find the well hidden treasure together.

For water rats both large and small

Gruppe mit SUP und Kanu gleitet in der Spiezer Bucht über den Kanuweg auf dem Thunersee

Do you long to cool off on a hot summer’s day? Idyllic locations and public bathing beaches with lush sunbathing lawns invite you to swim, play and relax by the water. A variety of providers around Lakes Thun and Brienz offer a comprehensive range of water activities for the whole family: stand-up paddling, kayak or canoe tours, sailing trips, an exciting trip on a jetboat or a relaxing excursion on a passenger ferry. You decide whether you want to glide slowly across the glittering blue water or tear across the sun-drenched waves at great speed. Explore the beautiful bays along the lakes of the Bernese Oberland with your family.

See your children's eyes light up with excitement on a discovery tour

Kinder beobachten auf dem Wasserspielplatz die Dynamik des Wassers in einem Holzkännelsystem

The Holiday Region Interlaken has a host of puzzles to solve and exciting secrets to reveal. Visit the St. Beatus Caves high above Lake Thun with your family: a natural wonder that is millions of years old and which is bound to amaze your children. The water playground in the Diemtigtal is the place to enjoy playing in the water and splashing around to your heart’s content. The wide variety of adventures in beautiful natural surroundings will reconnect you as a family. Take a closer look at nature. Armed with a briefcase containing research tools, you will accompany an experienced ranger through moorland and forests. An exciting experience for everyone, no matter what their age.

Fabulous winter experiences for your family

Schlittelpiste über dem Nebelmeer auf dem verschneiten Niederhorn mit Bergketten im Hintergrund

In winter, the Holiday Region Interlaken offers you and your family magical moments. Small but beautiful family ski areas with easy to intermediate slopes will ensure that your winter holiday leaves a lasting impression. All ski areas can be easily reached within an hour by car. Cable cars and ski lifts will transport you up to the snow-covered mountains. The panorama of the surrounding mountains and lakes ensures that every descent becomes an experience. Sweep down the well-groomed slopes together or experience a high-speed sleigh ride. The scenic winter sports areas offer a variety of refreshment and dining options for you and your family in the child-friendly mountain restaurants.

Familie auf den Schlittschuhen unterwegs auf den Eiswegen des Top of Europe ICE MAGIC

An eventful winter’s day comes to an end. If you’ve got enough energy left and the urge to enjoy some magical moments and lots of fun, the centre of Interlaken is transformed into a winter wonderland by “ICE MAGIC“ from mid-December to the end of February. A variety of ice rinks, winding ice paths and amusing ice-skating aids for the youngest guests ensure skating fun and plenty of laughter for all.

Tips in rainy weather

Glückliches Kind im Funky Chocolate Club in Interlaken stellt nach Anleitung selber Schokolade her

What about alternative activities if the weather is bad? Those with a sweet tooth will get their money’s worth at a chocolate workshop. Sweeten up your family holiday and learn some interesting facts about how Swiss chocolate is produced. Don’t let cloudy days get you down. There are plenty of things that you and your family can do to create special moments of happiness when the sun isn't shining. A variety of indoor playgrounds and indoor swimming pools offer the perfect opportunity to let off steam. Do your children dream about being knights or princesses? If so, the knight’s trail in the fairytale castles around Lake Thun will turn their fantasies into reality. Becoming a knight involves overcoming various challenges. Soak up the medieval atmosphere!

Plenty of relaxation please!

Familie spaziert entlang des Thunersees auf dem Strandweg von Spiez nach Faulensee

Arranging your family holidays in the Bernese Oberland is simple: just pack your suitcases, load everything into your car and drive off! The relaxation starts as soon as you and your family arrive at your child-friendly hotel or your prebooked holiday apartment. The family experiences are tailored to your needs, so you can enjoy leisurely days. Spend time together and enjoy your holidays. Let you inspire and discover the ideas for the perfect family day.

Family holidays where you can experience harmony in its truest sense

“Our children were beaming with happiness for the entire duration of our holiday. The Holiday Region Interlaken offers many family-friendly hikes and excursions devoted to a legend or a fairytale. My husband and I were able to recharge our batteries in the fresh air while our children were kept very well entertained by the various experience and information signposts.“

Embark on a journey of discovery together and make the most of your holiday: