10 Best Alpine Playgrounds with Epic Views in Switzerland

Our favorite playgrounds in the Swiss alps, where parents can relax with amazing views while children play, a nice reward for a good hike.

Happily, Swiss mountain resorts cater to families and often have big elaborate playgrounds right next to the big views. This is a great reward and motivation for kids to finish the hike. Here are our favorites.

1. Allmendhübel Flower Park – Jungfrau Region

This enormous playground in the flower filled hills above Mürren is full of amusements for the kids as well as breathtaking views of the Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch across the valley. If you want to hike to this trail, I suggest the Mürren Mountain View Trail, which is a fall favorite. Read more…

2. Mooraculum – Central Switzerland

This big playground in Central Switzerland has 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. This is particularly nice for small children (3-7) since the trail is short and the amusements are within their reach. Read more…

3. Brunni Playground & Waterworld

Kids will love this enormous playground with climbing structures, slides, swings, trampolines, and lots of waterways to play with. From here, you can either hike or ride a chair lift up to the beloved barefoot path and have a picnic. Then hike the Globi treasure hunt trail back down and jump some more before going home. Read more…

4. Elm Trampolines

Before heading out on the trail, let the kids jump around on these trampolines while you relax on the sunbeds and enjoy the view. The short “Giants’ Forest” theme trail through the forest and ends back here. My kids ask me to take them here every year, just for the trampolines. Read more…

5. Stoos playground – Central Switzerland

This playground is new in 2019, a big improvement on the old one. The views are still unbeatable. With under 6s, do the short Panorama Trail at the top. With 7+, try the gorgeous Ridge Trail first and reward them with ice cream and play time.

6. Jumpy Park – Sattel Hoch Stückli – Central Switzerland

For a small fee, kids can jump their hearts out on the many jumpy castles and trampolines. There’s also a summer toboggan and a themed hiking trail. This one is very popular and can get crowded on sunny weekends. I suggest going right when it opens, as it’s usually rather quiet until lunch time. Read more…

7. Alpenspielplatz at Grindelwald First – Jungfrau Region

This beautiful playground at the middle station of Grindelwald-First has lots of climbing structures, swing, slide, mini trampoline, water play, etc. They even do a story-telling hour on Wednesdays during the summer school holidays. Read more…

8. Klewenalp Stockhütte – Central Switzerland

This playground was a pleasant surprise at the end of our hike from Klewenalp to Stockhütte, which has a stroller-friendly variation. The mountain views are spectacular and you can even see down to Lake Luzern. Add on a mountain scooter to the bottom and you’ve got one happy family. Read more…

9. Männlichen Alpine Playground – Jungfrau Region

This crazy cow slide overlooks the whole Jungfrau region, with some of the best views you can get around here. Lots of play equipment here and a restaurant for refreshments. Combine this with the short Royal walk for a better vantage point or hike over to Kleine Scheidegg to get a closer look at the glacier.

10. Trampolines & More – Rigi Scheidegg

The spectacular Rigi Panorama trail ends at this playground just before reaching the Rigi Scheidegg cable car. Kids will compete for space on the trampolines, race back and forth between climbing structures, slide and swing while parents lounge at the restaurant or picnic tables. Read more…

A little farther afield

Here are a couple honorable mentions that are a bit far from Zürich for a day trip. But definitely worth visiting if you are in the Valais region.

Wolli’s Adventure Park at Sunegga Paradise – Zermatt

After hiking, kids are rewarded with this big playground, with slides and lots to climb on. If its really hot, you can cool off in the little pond nearby. If you forgot a picnic, just grab lunch at the restaurant next door. Afterwards, you can ride a mountain scooter back down to Zermatt. We’ve done two trails that lead here: the Three Lake Trail from Riffealp to Sunegga and the Rothorn Flower Trail

Hohsi Land – Saas Grund, Valais

At Hohsi Land near Saas Grund, you’ll find a big playground, rock climbing boulder, water play, a little pond, go karts, trotti scooters, a little petting zoo, and a sensory theme trail with a suspension bridge. Read more…

Do you have a favorite that’s not on this list? Leave a comment and tell us all about it.

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Swiss mountain resorts cater to families and often have big elaborate playgrounds right next to the big views. This is a great reward and motivation for kids to finish the hike. Here are our favorites...Swiss mountain resorts cater to families and often have big elaborate playgrounds right next to the big views. This is a great reward and motivation for kids to finish the hike. Here are our favorites...

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23 Responses

  1. Can I also mention the Kinderspielplatz Trübsee, a fantastic playground near Engelberg, on the Titlis side? We stopped on our way down, walked around this beautiful lake, had lunch in the restaurant and spent some time in this amazing playground. I personally think it was better than the Brunni Playground on the other side. Thank you for the other tips!

    1. I’ve heard this new playground at Trübsee is fantastic! We haven’t seen it yet but hope to do so soon. Thanks for the feedback.

  2. I want to thank you so very much for all of the time you have obviously put into this website and your YouTube channel. My family and I just returned from 10 days in Switzerland (we stayed in Wengen), and we used your website every single day to plan activities and get ideas on where to go and what to do. Your playgrounds post, the stroller friendly hikes, the “how to make hiking affordable”, and other posts were so incredibly valuable. I cannot thank you enough. This was literally the PERFECT website for my family and me. We had such a great time, and the posts were so well written and clear that we knew exactly what we were getting into and what to expect each day. Please keep doing what you are doing. I know a lot of people probably use the website but may not leave comments. I rarely do, but I want to make sure you know that you and your website made a huge impact on our first trip to Switzerland. Thank you again!

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. It’s so nice to hear back from family that found our website helpful. I’m so glad to hear you had a wonderful vacation! Wishing you many more happy hiking adventures in the future.

  3. I love this list! Thank you!! I would like to add Sillerenbühl in Adelboden. Amazing views and a really cool playground. You can also ride the Trottinett down the mountain or climb on one of the three levels of the Höiturm, the lowest level being for the little kids as guardians can accompany and assist them from the ground. Lots of fun for all ages!

    1. Thanks for the tip! I need to spend more time in the Adelboden area, so many fun things to do!!!

    1. Late March is too early for alpine playgrounds. The ski resorts will still be open through mid April. Most of these playgrounds won’t be ready until June. Sorry! The first one to open is probably Sattel Hoch Stückli, usually around the third week of April but check the website for current status. https://swissfamilyfun.com/2015/04/sattel-hochstuckli-panorama-trail.html

  4. Thanks so much for an awesome website!!! Would love to see all these added to your “Map of all activities.” There are currently only two playgrounds listed. Thanks.

    1. Thanks for the reminder! I’ll add this to my to-do list and try to get it done asap.

  5. Tanya,
    I sincerely want to thank you for your incredibly useful blog. I planned my family’s recent trip to the Bernese Oberland region and Lucerne based 90% on your recommendations and it was a GREAT trip. I actually wrote up my itinerary for a 10 day trip from the US to share with friends. If you think it may be of use to others (shows how I linked together multiple of your recommendations), I’m happy to share with you (it’s a word doc so would need your email).
    Thanks again and happy travels!
    Val Nelson

    1. Thanks so much! I’d love to see your itinerary and perhaps post it here. You can email me at momstots (at) gmail.com. I look forward to reading it.

    2. Val – I would love your trip itinerary! We’ll be visiting Switzerland soon.

  6. Gstaad, Wispile, … Zumindest als unsere Kinder noch kleiner waren.
    Genialer Blog! <3 Gabriela

  7. In Amden there's a nice playground Heidi Spielwelt am Rombach, right next to a river/waterfalls.

  8. Love this list! Looking forward to trying out some of these places this summer now that my babies are toddlers…

  9. Thanks! Remember to check the websites to make sure the trails and mountain transport are open. Most aren't open until late June, but a few open in mid-May.

  10. This is great! As another post idea…..I would love to see these playgrounds linked with a nearby family friendly hotel and / or restaurant so we could build a possible trip around each area.

  11. Awesome list thanks Tanya. This is making me excited for the Springtime. We will try and check all these out for sure 🙂

  12. Oh my goodness these are all gorgeous playgrounds! We must get to them all. Thanks Tanya. I love a good list!

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