Family activities in Solothurn Switzerland for families

With an abundance of natural playgrounds: mountains, lakes and rivers, fascinating history and culture and museums, Switzerland is a great place for family outings. Take advantage of discounted family passes and railway combination offers to explore Switzerland without breaking the bank.

Things to do for families in Switzerland

Public facilities in Switzerland are clearly signposted and well maintained, but natural areas don't have restrictive safety measures. It's left to the individual to enjoy nature responsibly. This liberal philosophy allows for freedom and mutual respect and for children to become ‘street smart' in cities and ‘nature wise' in the great outdoors.

Tips for planning family activities

  • Facilities such as road rest stops, baby changing rooms, breast feeding areas, and pet friendly zones make life easier for families.
  • The Touring Club Schweiz (TCS) offers security on the road.
  • Swiss railways has great ideas and offers for family outings with play areas on SBB CFF trains.
  • Shopping centres have play zones.
  • The Swiss weather forecast can assist with planning.
  • Summer holiday camps have outstanding infrastructure and a tradition of welcoming young adventurers to discover new horizons. Book early.
  • Solothurner Ferienpass offers holiday activities for schoolchildren.

Children's activities in Solothurn

Solothurn is a particularly child-friendly place. Some great family activities include:

Babies and toddlers

Activities include baby gyms, music workshops, baby swimming to get babies used to water and pre-school and play groups.

Author: Marita Fuhrer

Marita Fuhrer is Australian with Swiss heritage. Marita relocated from Melbourne to Bern and became Marketing Manager at Packimpex. Leaving behind a colourful work history including PR & event management, adult education and teaching piano – she now enjoys working closely with Packimpex’s vibrant international community. Marita loves Bern, its people, and its uniqueness.

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