Elm “Giant Forest” Theme Trail

The new Riesenwald, aka “Giants Forest,” theme trail at Elm, with more than a dozen play stations, including a giant xylophone, an oversized picnic table and forest kitchen, an obstacle course, a suspension bridge, and much more. Much of the trail is in the forest, but you still have great views of the surrounding mountains. There are several picnic areas with fire pits, so definitely bring a lunch to cook.

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Mooraculum: Alpine Playground & Theme Trail

Big playground in the Swiss alps, with lots of interactive play stations educating children about nature, particularly the endangered moor. There’s water play, swings, slides, climbing stuff, obstacle courses, games, and a little scavenger hunt. There’s even a short theme trail, with 18 stations. Great day out for the family.

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Swiss Grill & Picnic 101

 In Switzerland, every outdoor activity has the potential of fire building, even kindergarten. So you need to be prepared even if you aren’t the”campfire” type. So here are some tips for fire building in Switzerland: rules for fire building, what to expect at Swiss fire pits, how to build a fire, what to cook, etc.

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Stoos Panorama Trail

Stoos is one of our favorite places to take visitors, offering amazing views and great family hikes, but more affordable and less crowded than neighboring Pilatus or Rigi. There’s a short panorama trail at the top, a themed trail through the moor near the village, and more challenging hikes, including a beautiful ridge trail, for bigger kids. We’ve been here several times and taken many visitors.

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