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Family holidays in Ticino


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Everything you need for the perfect family vacation in Ticino! Sights, leisure activities and accommodation for the whole family await you on this page. We've also collected a number of insider tips for families with smaller children. Have fun exploring!
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Great places to visit with the family in Ticino

Monte Tamaro
Gondola - Valley Station · Lugano Region
Monte Tamaro
MONTETAMARO.CH A mountain of emotions and fun: Mountain Bike Trails,  panoramic walks, Adventure Park, Zip Line, Coaster bob and paragliding.  
Falconeria Locarno
Zoo / Wildlife Park · Ascona-Locarno
Falconeria Locarno
Spectacular shows with birds of prey like eagles, hawks and owls.
Architecture · Mendrisio
Bear's Cave
The Bear's Cave is located in Italian territory, a few hundred meters from the summit of Monte Generoso.
Cascata Piumogna
Waterfall · Bellinzona and Valleys
The waterfall of Piumogna
The waterfall of Piumogna is 43 meters high and is considered one of the most spectacular in Ticino. It can be reached on foot easily, there are parking lots nearby and it represents an unmissable attraction for nature lovers that spend some time in Leventina, even if they do so only for a couple of hours. 
Boccia · Ascona-Locarno
BoBosco - Boccia al bosco
Get to know the Verzasca Valley in a playful way with BoBosco, immerse yourself in nature and make hiking a fun experience also for kids.
Viewpoint · Mendrisio
Terrace of the Val Mara
In April 2019 the Terrace of the Val Mara has been inaugurated. It is a sort of classroom in the woods for a mixed audience of adults and young people and enriched by binoculars and numerous educational content.
Ferrovia Vigezzina-Centovalli
Railway Station · Ascona-Locarno
Ferrovia Vigezzina-Centovalli
Discover the extensive hiking network linked to the Vigezzina-Centovalli railway route: bounteous nature, intense colours, one train, three cable cars and 160 km of footpaths.
Historical Site · Bellinzona and Valleys
The Fortress of Bellinzona
The fortified complex of Bellinzona is an extraordinary example of a late medieval defence structure located at a key strategic point in the Alpine landscape. The Bellinzona castles are some of the most enchanting examples of fortified medievaL'architecture of the Alps.
Pista Gokart Locarno-Magadino
Go-cart · Ascona-Locarno
Kart track Locarno-Magadino
An afternoon to spend outdoors with friends, family, colleagues. Experience the thrill of speed and challenge, all immersed in nature and surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The go-kart track is the ideal place to get together with laughter and adrenaline!
Museum · Mendrisio
Fossil Museum of the Monte San Giorgio
Remodeled and expanded by the Ticinese architect Mario Botta, the Fossil Museum in Meride exhibits a selection of fossilized animals and plants from the unique UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monte San Giorgio.
Leisure Park · Lugano Region
Swissminiatur is an open-air museum where you can admire the most important Swiss buildings and means of transportation.
Outdoor Activities Company · Ascona-Locarno
Treasure hunt Ascona
What you need to do? Answer the questions which will lead you to discover all the treasures of the town.
Zoo / Wildlife Park · Lugano Region
Zoo Al Maglio
Taste the jungle-feeling at the Zoo al Maglio!

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