The best activities for children under 12 in Switzerland

Finding exciting activities for children under 12 is not always an easy task. However, Switzerland offers a plethora of options combining education, adventure and fun, such as theme parks like FunPlanet Kids and Swiss Vapeur Parc, so there's something for everyone.

FunPlanet Kids:

Voted Europe's best entertainment center in 2022-23 and located in Rennaz, FunPlanet Kids in the canton of Vaud is a children's paradise, with over 4,500m2 offering a variety of indoor activities for children and parents, from 16 climbing walls to colorful play structures, mini-golf, music studio, digital experience, inflatable course or jungle course.... A children's theme park never before seen in Switzerland, for climbing, jumping, exploring, touching and discovering, with over 40 activities. Conveniently, parents can join in too. Games for the whole family are well worth the detour!

Chaplin's World:

In Corsier-sur-Vevey, Chaplin's World is an interactive museum dedicated to the life and work of Charlie Chaplin. Children can not only learn more about this legendary cinema figure, but also experience silent film in a fun and interactive way.


Embark on a tropical adventure at Papiliorama, nestled near Lake Murten in Switzerland. Immerse yourself in a tropical universe where exotic and colorful creatures coexist in the various reconstructed ecosystems of Papiliorama and Nocturama. Fun and educational activities await you in this complex dedicated to tropical flora and fauna. And if you prefer to stay in more familiar territory, the site's mini zoo welcomes you with local species for an exciting discovery of the fauna close to us.

Alimentarium of Vevey:

Welcome to the Alimentarium de Vevey, the world's very first museum dedicated to the global, interactive exploration of food and nutrition. Immerse yourself in a fascinating experience that spans the history, science and culture of food practices. Discover how the human body works and the many facets of the world's culinary traditions. Don't forget to enjoy a stroll around the majestic neoclassical building that houses the museum, adorned with colorful sculptural works.

FunPlanet Kids Rennaz and FunPlanet Bulle:

Finally, don't miss FunPlanet Kids Rennaz and FunPlanet Bulle, the leisure centers in the cantons of Vaud and Fribourg for "big" kids (aged 3 to 12), offering a multitude of activities for children from bowling to mini golf and laser tag. These places offer a safe and fun environment for children, where they can release their energy and have fun at the same time.

Vallorbe caves:

Located just 6 km from the French border, the Vallorbe Caves hold the title of Switzerland's largest caves. These natural wonders, sculpted by the L'Orbe river, house a geological enchantment of stalactites, stalagmites and limestone columns. Sublimated by the play of light, these caves are considered one of the most spectacular geological gems in Switzerland and Europe.

The Vallorbe caves, one of the most famous leisure attractions in the Yverdon-les-Bains region, are a must-see. The lighting enhances the geological wealth and creates an almost magical atmosphere. Far from the silence one might expect from an underground gallery, the atmosphere is punctuated by the roar of the river before giving way to the gentle murmur of water trickling down the walls.

In conclusion, Switzerland offers a multitude of educational and entertaining activities for children under 12, guaranteeing days filled with laughter, learning and fun. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your next family adventure today!

If you're looking for the biggest amusement parks in Switzerland, discover FunPlanet Kids in Rennaz in the canton of Vaud and in Bulle and Brig in the cantons of Valais and Fribourg, with their many activities for children aged 3 to 12, as well as for the whole family! Huge indoor play parks, for rainy days and hot ones alike! Perfect for the whole family.

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