Baby and Kid-friendly Itinerary

Baby and Kid-friendly Itinerary

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layne
layne
2 posts
new member
May 22, 2013 - 11:23 AM
Dear Moderator,

We just recently decided to travel to Switzerland in two weeks time. 'The company' consist of 2 - mid-thirties adults, 1 - elderly , 1 - 6yrs old , 1 - 2 yrs old and 1 infant (11 months).

We plan to stay for 5 - 6 days at one or two bases.
We love nature and are not interested to do other stuff than viewing nature scenic sights (no hiking and preferably to stay in village).

As such i would like to get your advice on the following :

1. The suitable places of interest for us
(which are baby/kids-friendly, stroller-friendly, photographer-friendly)

2. The suitable activities
(something like strolling at scenic site and day trips to respective places )

3. The right base (s)
(To minimize moving around)

4. The weather in June

5. The suitable clothing

6. Where can we experience snow but without hiking ? Just to play snow fight or something like that
(is it suitable for Infant to be at this place?)

Thanking you in advance for your kind response and cooperation.
It is highly appreciated.
Sorry for a long question.

Lastly, i would like to thank all of you for the commendable effort in establishing this very informative website and forum.
Annika
Annika
4413 posts
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moderator
May 24, 2013 - 4:35 AM
Hello layne, and welcome to the forum. I suggest you consider the Interlaken region for your stay in Switzerland, as it has lots to offer, for kids as well. There's more than enough to enjoy for a 5 or 6 day stay, so you won't have to add a second base town. Interlaken is a somewhat larger town and located very centrally. If you're looking for smaller villages, you may consider Wilderswil, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald or Wengen. Hotels in Interlaken close to the railway stations are listed here; you can search for hotels in other towns here.

This list offers an overview of day trips to be made. Many of them are great with kids, e.g. Harder Kulm and Blausee. But pretty much all viewing points mentioned are fun for kids too, as they include rides in cable cars or mountain trains. The Jungfraujoch would be the perfect place to play in the snow. It's no problem for infants to enjoy a stay of a few hours at this altitude (please refer to this information).

Weater is very unpredictable and there's no way of telling wat next June will be like. June can be very warm and sunny in this region, but on the other hand: Spring has been rather cold and wet so far. You can best prepare for all kinds of weather and bring along multiple layers of thin, but warm clothes, including waterproof jackets. This way, you'll have the right gear for any type of excursion.

If you plan to use public transportation quite intensively, you'll probably save money using a rail pass. If you indeed decide to explore the Interlaken region, a 4 or 6 day Regional-Pass Bernese Oberland might suit your needs. You'd buy three for the adults. The children will travel along for free on all trips if you buy them additional Junior travelards.
layne
layne
2 posts
new member
May 24, 2013 - 7:00 AM
Hi Annika,

This really helps!
Thank you very much.

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