February Break: 10 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained

February break is just around the corner. Your family may have an exciting trip to the mountains planned or a fun vacation abroad. However, if a staycation is on the cards and you’re beginning to feel a little overwhelmed about how to keep your children busy while they’re off school, this article is for you. 

1.    Plan an excursion to Zugerberg. A ride on the funicular, a visit to the Schattwäldli adventure playground and a treasure hunt with mascot Zugiblubbi are sure to provide plenty of fun. In good snow conditions, the 2.5-kilometre-long sledging run from the mountain station to the valley station is an excellent choice. More information

2.    The Museum of Prehistory in Zug displays archaeological finds from Canton Zug dated from the Ice Age to the Early Middle Ages. An activity book, which can be purchased in the museum shop, guides children through the exhibition and makes learning about the past both interactive and fun. The children’s gallery and the workshop for making artefacts are also not to be missed. More information

3.    Watching planes take-off and land from Zurich Airport’s observation deck is a unique adventure. Information points provide information about the aircrafts and their flight destinations. There is also a mini airport play area for children, which is great fun. More information

4.    Go on a nail-biting scavenger hunt with the entire family. The Detective Trail Zug starts at the main train station and lasts between 3 and 5 hours during which you’ll have to find and solve clues to reach and unlock the treasure that awaits at the end. Throughout you’ll also learn new and interesting facts about Zug. More information

5.    Keep the family active by planning a day trip to one of the many surrounding ski resorts. Family-friendly options are just a 45-minute drive away and include Hoch-Ybrig, Stoos, Mörlialp or Biel-Kinzig. More information

6.    Currently residing in Stoos, Bounce Circus is the perfect place for active children to release any balled-up energy. It also happens to be the largest bouncy castle in all of Switzerland, covering an impressive area of 1000 metres squared! All ages are welcome, although children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult. More information

7.    Take part in the festivities surrounding “Fasnacht” (Swiss carnival). The long-held tradition before Lent has significant importance in central Switzerland and involves lots of confetti, music and costumes. The main event in Zug including a children’s parade will already take place on 8 February but many more events will follow in the individual municipalities in the following weeks, so keep your eyes open for local announcements. More information 

8.    Let the children express their inner artist with some arts and crafts time. Good options are the Creative You studio in Thalwil, which offers walk-in ceramic painting and a Frozen-themed art camp for this holiday. Another option is MALA in Cham, a creative atelier tailored to early years with walk-in available on Fridays. More information

9.    A day at the pool is a safe bet for a rainy day. What we love about Ägeribad is that there’s something for all ages. From the baby, indoor and outdoor pools, to the water slide and the wellness area, the facilities are varied and up to date. More information 

10.    Make use of one of the largest open-air ice-skating rinks in Europe. The Dolder ice rink in Zurich covers 6,000 m2 and keeps the winter spirit alive despite the warming temperatures. You don’t have to worry about equipment either, with everything available for hire on-site.  More information