Feb 3, 2017 - 1:55 PM
in reply to rianbunch26
Hi, I have taken my 2 boys to Switzerland for a few days the past couple of years, similar ages to yours, and they love it. They are not huge fans of hiking with their Mother for too long but definitely were blown away by the scenery so I would recommend that you don't miss out on being in the mountains. Things mine loved - Jungfraujoch; gondolas up to First from Grindelwald and the cliff walk there (favourite thing); the cliffs at Murren, the playground at Allmendhubel, in fact any playground that is also in the middle of the mountains e.g. Bort; lake activities - kayaking, swimming, paddleboarding, boat ride. Bear in mind it takes a while and can be tiring travelling around in the mountains, especially if it's busy. If you do Jungfraujoch, go super early to avoid crowds and buy tickets the day before after checking the weather forecast. Things my boys didn't love - any random (as they would consider it - I would say soaking up the ambiance) walking about in towns unless it's for shopping for Swiss Army knives, being squashed in busy trains, queuing up for cable cars etc - usual kid stuff. This can be avoided if you get up and go to places early. They desperately want to do paragliding next time.
Anyway that's just tips from my kids - you would obviously have a better idea of what yours like to do!