Friday, April 27, 2012

Excursions with Kids around Lugano

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
Marcel Proust

Hopefully the sunny season will begin soon and Ticino will be showing itself from its best side: sunny and in full bloom. Following are a few classic places to visit over the summer months with your kids. If you're a local you probably know most of these spots but hey you can always go back and rediscover and enjoy.

Tassino Park - Lugano
Great park with lots of space, picnic and play areas.

The Cantonal Museum of History
This museum investigates, documents, studies and divulges the knowledge relating to the natural heritage of the Canton Ticino.

Museum of Swiss Customs
A place where you can gain an insight into the daily work of Switzerland’s customs officers and border control guards in an enchanted part of the lake

Alprose Chocolate Museum in Caslano-Lugano

Caslano Minigolf 
Great little place with minigolf, trampolines and small cars

Swiss Miniatur in Melide-Lugano
An open-air museum with the most important Swiss buildings and means of transportation. 

Zoo al Maglio - Magliaso
The zoo is situated on the banks of the Magliasina river and is especially suited for young children since the animals can be petted and fed. 

Monte Tamaro
Take the cable car to the top of the mountain
Lots of activities for children, summer bob sledding, adventure park and play ground for the youngest

Parco Avventura
The Adventure Park Gordola is an acrobatic park hanging in the air and integrated in the sport area in Gordola.

Monte San Giorgio
Discover Switzerland's one and only fossil trail.

Lido di Lugano
Great place in the summer months with huge fun paddling pool

Lido di Caslano 
Nice small sandy beach on the lake between Ponte Tresa and Lugano

The 3 medieval castles of Bellinzona

Falconeria Locarno
Discover the fascinating world of birds of prey

Kart Longhi
Let your boys dreams come true on Locarno's kart racing circuit. Minikart as of 8 years.

Lama Trekking - Iseo

Lamatreks - Ponte Capriasca
Lama trekking in the mountains for children and families.

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