Hi Sarika sood -
< <"( Easy to moderate hikes preferred as we have a 8 year old). ">>
One that I took with my 8 year old granddaughter is just above Wengen. It was a big hit!
See description and images in ,y post in this thread:
I've added a few more pictures taken at Männlichen or on the walk to Kleine Scheidegg to this current thread, and one duplicate, as well.
<<"Suggested day trips to nearby villages / towns ">>
We really don't build itineraries on the Forum, because everyone's needs and interest are different. In addition to the good links that Suzanne provided, you might like to look at these two links:
My 8 year old granddaughter was fascinated by music boxes....still is, 10 years later.
You can buy them at the Swiss handicrafts stores (Heimatwerk) in larger cites.
However, because she now has bit of a collection, I go to one of the best the best sources, where they actually make them. It is in Brienz, at the other end of the lake from Interlaken. The name of the concern is Jobin, and they also sell wood carvings. Run a school, too, I think.
Sorry for the German, but you can figure it out. They are about a 5-10 minute walk from the train station and ship landing, on the main street, uphill side.