Keep the Kids Entertained During February Break: 10 Ideas

Today, the public schools break up for holidays with the international schools following suit next week. Your family may have an exciting trip to the mountains planned or a fun vacation abroad. However, if a staycation is in the cards and you’re beginning to feel a little panicked about how to keep your children busy while they’re off school, then this article is for you. 

Here are 10 ideas for fun things to do over the February break that will keep everyone entertained.

Travel back in time 

The Museum of Prehistory in Zug displays archaeological finds from Canton Zug dated from the Ice Age to the Early Middle Ages. Learn about everyday life back in the day or participate in one of the unique children’s workshops such as mosaic-ing or Celtic horse jewelry making. More information

Feel like Charlie in the chocolate factory

A visit to Aeschbach’s ChocoWorld just 20 car minutes away in Root is a great day out for all ages. An interactive tour will guide you through the history of chocolate and give you a unique insight into the on-site chocolate factory too. An opportunity to create your own personalized chocolate bar means that nobody leaves empty handed. More information

Discover what it means to be a night owl 

From mice to wolves, the Nature Reserve and Wildlife Park Goldau is home to more than 100 European species. Suitable from age 8, their full moon tour gives visitors a unique opportunity to visit the park after closing hours to learn more about the life of nocturnal animals. The fact that it takes place during a full moon makes it truly thrilling. More information    

Get active 

The 400 m2 large indoor trampoline park at Freiruum is the perfect place for children to release any balled-up energy. Regular beginner’s courses are also held where children get to further their technique and learn fun tricks plus opening hours have been extended for the holiday period. More information

Deep dive into Swiss history

The history of the Swiss Confederation spans more than 700 years. The permanent exhibition “Switzerland in the Making” at the Forum of Swiss History in Schwyz offers an immersive experience across three floors that focuses on the Middle Ages and offers children the chance to dress up. An English audio guide is available too. More information

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Explore new playgrounds

Were you aware that there are more than 60 playgrounds in Canton Zug? That’s lots of space for children to let off steam entirely for free and thanks to the elaborate playground guide by Zug Tourismus you’ll never run out of options. More information 

Go ice skating

Enjoy an unforgettable day on one of the largest open-air ice-skating rinks in Europe. The 6,000 m2 Dolder rink in Zurich brings home the winter spirit and is tons of fun for both young and old. You don’t have to worry about equipment either, with everything available for hire on site. More information

Embark on an adventure

Sign up to a Detective-Trail and go on a nail-biting scavenger hunt with the entire family. Your teamwork will be put to the test as you try to reach a treasure, following clues and solving riddles in the process. The trail in Zug lasts anywhere between 3 and 5 hours and can be completed in English. More information

Spoil the kids rotten

Popcorn, sweet treats and the latest children’s blockbuster? That sounds like the ace up your sleeve for a rainy day. Currently playing in cinemas are “Around the World in 80 Days” that follows a marmoset turned explorer and “Sing 2” that is all about animals turned rockstars. More information

Feast in the clouds

All aboard the cable car up Mount Pilatus. Enjoy magnificent views over the mountains of Central Switzerland and Lake Lucerne, all whilst enjoying a traditional cheese fondue. The journey lasts around 45 minutes and is perfectly combined with the PILU-Land playground on Krienseregg for the youngest. More information