The pre-sale for this year's holiday pass has begun: from July 8th to 26th there will be a grand 352 events for primary school children to choose from. The holiday pass and the Zuger pass which grants access to the entire public transport network are now available for purchase.
Thanks to an extended offering from existing but also new organisers, more than 50 new events are scheduled this year, as stated in a press release by the Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft Zug (GGZ). While a magical treasure hunt in the Höllwald forest will keep children on their toes, they can also discover oriental cooking or go fishing on Lake Zug with local fishermen. Of course, the most popular events from recent years also remain integral to the programme.
Holiday pass pre-sale
The purchase of a holiday pass is necessary to register for events. In addition, this entitles the holder to free admission to all public indoor and outdoor pools in the canton of Zug for three weeks, to a one-time admission to a miniature golf course of choice and up to three game rentals from select toy libraries. The pass can be obtained from UBS branches for CHF 30 from June 21st to 28th or online at www.ggzferienpass.ch for CHF 33.
Holders of the holiday pass are further entitled to purchase the Zuger pass at a discounted price of CHF 19. This enables free travel across all public transport modes on the ZVB network (including boat) throughout the three weeks regardless of what holiday pass activities are undertaken. Most events require a valid public transport ticket.
For each of the three weeks, registration for events starts respectively on the Monday of the previous week at 1 pm: online at www.ggzferienpass.ch, by phone on 041 710 70 03 or 041 710 70 04 and in person at the holiday pass centre at the Reformed Church Centre Zug on Bundesstrasse 15. Available places are determined by the organisers and are limited – registrations will be considered in the order of their arrival.
For a daily flat rate of CHF 50, the FEPA-Club offers full-day care inclusive of excursions and recreational activities for children of working parents from 8.30 am to 5 pm (drop-off time 7.30 am). As every year, the FEPA-Club days are in high demand, but available places remain on some days. A swift reservation is highly recommended.
Accompanying persons wanted
Around 450 volunteers are required annually to accompany the children on their way to and during activities. Interested parties should register on the website or directly at the GGZ holiday pass centre.