Thursday, 13 March 2014

Attractions in Switzerland to Spark Your Child’s Imagination!

If you are moving house from the UK to Switzerland, you may struggle to keep the children amused before term starts. As a newcomer, it’s still early days to make friends in your host country, and as a result, you may find it hard to find ideas during the school holidays. Once term starts, however, parents are often surprised how quickly their children settle in and make new friends.

The good news is that in the interim period, there are a host of family-friendly attractions in Switzerland offering a fun day out for all age groups. Whether your children enjoy adventure parks, theme parks, and attractions that will spark their imagination, you will find plenty of these. And, if you are lucky, some of these attractions may be just a short drive from your new home!

This article spotlights amusement parks and themed attractions for families moving house from the UK to Switzerland.

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Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, and the Science Museum in Switzerland

Conny-Land in Lipperswil – Opens from the first Saturday of April to mid -October (2014) and promises to be an exciting, fun filled adventure for youngsters and adults alike. Rides and attractions for thrill seekers include the water-filled Voodoo Island and the stomach dropping Cobra rollercoaster. Your children can enjoy a fascinating trip through Prehistoric times and there’s also a jungle adventure for the liveliest of youngsters. If you remember to pack swimsuits, why not head for a splash about in the water-filled activity area?  If you are moving house from the UK to Switzerland and live in the area, the venue also hosts children’s parties, which promise to be a birthday to remember.

Labyrinthe Adventure in Valais – This is actually the world’s largest tree-lined maze and is 3km long. Children love finding solutions to the challenges and discovering the hidden treasures. At the end of the maze is a children’s playground with miniature golf, a climbing wall and trampoline. You don’t have to bring food with you as you will find plenty of refreshments at the venue. The Labyrinthe is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, so it is fully accessible.

Maxifun Sports and Nature Park in Val d'Anniviers – This fantastic sports and adventure park opens from April to October and offers adrenalin rush activities for children and adults. It’s not for the faint-hearted though as among the activities are: bungee jumping (the highest jump from a suspended bridge in Europe), trampolining, flying fox (which is a sort of zip wire), a sphere to experience weightlessness, a 360 degree swing, and an activity similar to high ropes. Steer clear if you are afraid of heights! For safety purposes, there are age limits, height and size restrictions on some of the activities. It is always best to check what these are in advance to avoid disappointment.

Swiss Science Centre in Winterthur
– This isn’t an amusement park, but it offers an interesting play on the senses. If your young ones are fascinated by science, a visit to this Science Centre will be a real highlight. This is an amazing, interactive museum, which puts your children on a journey of discovery and offers a variety of hands-on activities for all age groups. Let your young ones find out all about wood, get tricked by optical illusions, learn about magnets and immerse themselves in the world of mechanics. They can also discover how lightening occurs, and how powerful gasses are.  If you live in Winterthur, this museum is covered by the 2-day Museum Pass.

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If you are moving house to Switzerland, or moving from Switzerland to the UK, contact Hamiltons Removals who are the experts in making your move run smoothly.

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