Enjoy a family holiday in Valais

The Valais region is a unique natural playground and an oasis of relaxation and recreation for families. Breathe deeply, explore and enjoy – for Valais will surprise you with its wide range of activities and family-friendly infrastructures that will turn any holiday into an exciting time for all the family, summer and winter alike. Whether walks and hikes, discovery tours in nature or adventures in leisure parks or in the snow, Valais has plenty both for children and their parents to enjoy. The following family-friendly destinations are tagged with the “Families welcome” label:

10 reasons Valais is ideal for a family holiday

Easy access

via the Rhône valley (motorway, fast rail services); short transfer to resorts in tranquil side valleys, each with its own character. Superb connections from the international airports by train, spectacular journey.

A natural playground

many activities that children enjoy most are on the doorstep and free of charge.

Peaceful setting

absence of through traffic in mountain resorts enables safer play for children and carefree relaxation for parents. Many destinations are completely car-free.

Fun exploring

travelling around the region is an adventure in itself.

A healthy environment

pure mountain air, abundant sunshine, plentiful exercise and fresh horizons do children a world of good. Balanced and tasty cuisine focuses on super- fresh local ingredients and regional dishes.

Swiss quality

at every level. Swiss reliability and punctuality ensure no precious holiday time is wasted. Exacting Swiss safety standards (mountain lifts, hotel facilities, play features) promise peace of mind; training and qualifications for childcare staff are rigorous.

Easy planning

packing for holiday is child’s play thanks to imaginative provision of services by resorts. Childcare items (e.g. pushchairs, cots, sterilisers, etc.) are available for hire; libraries lend games as well as books.


resorts invest constantly in new family attractions that make innovative use of the dramatic natural terrain: e.g. summer toboggan runs, freewheeling scooter rides through alpine pastures and adventure rope parks where families climb through the treetops together.

Cultural adventure

rich in local tradition yet cosmopolitan and outward-looking. Valais attracts holidaymaking families from many countries; for children, playing with kids from other cultures is stimulating and fun.

Excellent value

activities in the resorts’ family programmes are generally inexpensive and often free. At many resorts, families staying at least one night in summer receive guest cards providing discounts and often free admission to sports facilities, attractions, cable cars, etc.