Practical information

Have you already planned your next family holiday? Daydream for a moment and think about the perfect holiday for your kids: accommodation with suitable facilities, unique landscapes, guaranteed snow, childcare facilities less than 10 minutes away, a culinary heritage to please all gourmets and traditions steeped in magic. Valais promises you activities and fun adventures throughout every season, along with advantageous special offers for families. Hurry up and book your holiday – we guarantee you will fall in love with Valais!

Accommodation for families

Places with the “Family Destination” label offer accommodation perfectly suited to your requirements. Just pick one gem from the large array of accommodation on offer: 13 Swiss Family Hotels or establishments branded “family-friendly” by the Swiss Hotel Association, 1192 holiday apartments with the “Families Welcome” quality label, two Reka holiday villages and three youth hostels. There are also specific amenities available to you throughout your stay: cots, high chairs and also games rooms.

Holiday homes for families, Valais


Fun activities are on offer for children of all ages – right at your fingertips! Childcare facilities welcome your children free of charge during at least 12 weeks of the year. To take advantage of this, you just need to be staying in accommodation with the “family-friendly” label. Childcare facilities can be reached on foot or by public transport in under 10 minutes from the centre of the resort and are tailored to the families requirements in relation to timing, activities and languages. And if your children are very young? There is a paid babysitting service on hand.

Restaurants and picnics

To make even the most gourmet mouths water… Before eating out, choose one of 48 family-friendly restaurants. Your children will be able to find something they love from at least three menus and can have fun at the table or in a play area. And so you can enjoy your meal in peace, high chairs, bottle-warming facilities, microwaves and changing tables are available. You prefer to eat in the great outdoors? Enjoy one of 60 picnic spots perfectly set up to immerse yourself in the natural surroundings and make the most of the sunshine.

Local produce

With its exceptional range of products and local flavours, Valais is a complete gourmet paradise. Enjoy seasonal fruit and vegetables, crusty bread and home-made jams, speciality chocolates with rye and artisan meringues or even the traditional Valais platter, with Valais dried beef PGI, Valais rye bread PDO, Valais raw ham and bacon PGI, Valais sausage and raclette PDO – not forgetting the refreshing cordials and natural fruit juices. For budding chefs, bread- and cheese-making workshops are laid on by several farms and tourist offices. Your holiday shall be a truly gourmet one!