Valais is a unique natural playground and an oasis of relaxation and recreation for families. Here, we present five unmissable excursions in the region. Keen explorers can discover plenty more exciting places and offers!
Aquaparc, a paradise for all the family. You want to share a moment with your family, come and discover our wave pool, the lazy river and explore the pirate ship. Looking for sensations, come and feel your heart beating with the Booster Loop and the 12 slides.
In summer, enjoy our beach, unique in Suisse Romande, with fine sand. A temperature of 29°C to 32°C all year round, with family or with friends you will never forget your day in Aquaparc !
Children can discover completely new worlds in these playhouses in Visperterminen: whether it’s the Hall of Mirrors, the Labyrinth, the Sound Forest, the Spaceroom or the Flying Barn Dragon, these converted Valais barns impress with extraordinary play ideas. The playhouses are open from April to October on Wednesdays and Sundays in the afternoon.
An amusement park right on your doorstep? Happyland in Granges opens its doors to visitors from the end of March to the beginning of November. It offers a wide range of amusement attractions, especially for younger children.
With its 3 km course, the Labyrinthe Aventure is the world’s largest maze. Located between Martigny and St-Maurice, the park invites adventurers of all ages to share moments of pleasure in an authentic and friendly atmosphere. This model of the Valais leads you to discover the towns and villages of the region and enables you to discover our secret valleys. After having found your way among 18,000 Thuja trees, a playground awaits you at the end of the maze: gigantic slides measuring 30 metres, zip lines, a climbing wall, trampoline, etc.
Situated on the northern edge of the village of Unterbäch is a beautiful local recreation area with a 1'000m² lake. The Augstbord lake park, which is fed by the Suon “Unterbächneri”, is 1.5 metres deep and invites you to swim. A circular path suitable for prams and wheelchairs leads around the lake. A water and adventure playground invites you to play and splash around.
This excursion can be combined with a visit to the «Suonen- und Sudelpark», which is also located in Unterbäch and where children can play with water channels.
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Situated where the Rhone flows into Lake Geneva at Le Bouveret, the Swiss Steam Park is one of the most prestigious miniature railways in Europe. More than a dozen steam locomotives carry passengers of all ages through this fascinating railway kingdom set in a beautifully designed park covering 19,000 m2.
The Western City park which covers 10'000 m2 of attraction’s area, is composed by 70 challenges. It offers five different worlds to discover : the Far West’s events, the Gold Rush in search of gold nuggets, the Western Village’s games which follow the footsteps of the Bounty Hunter, the acrobatic track and its Sheriff’s missions and the 18 holes Minigolf.
In the magical forest near Ernen, children can play at various areas in the forest and have exciting adventures. The experience puts the spotlight on nature and allows children to discover the forest using all their senses. Red squirrel signs mark out the area where children can roam freely, while three barbecue areas invite you to stop for a while and relax.
With a bit of planning, Valais’s barbecue areas offer the opportunity to cook your own food while you’re out discovering nature. You don’t need much to enjoy these grilling stations: just bring your own food, lighter and drinks and you can start barbecuing right away as you take a break with friends and family. The kids will enjoy sharpening sticks with a pocket knife and using them to toast campfire bread or cervelats – typical Swiss sausages – over the fire. Please take your rubbish with you so that others can enjoy the barbecue areas too. In case of a fire ban due to persistent dryness, it goes without saying that open fires are forbidden.