Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
  • New Fodor’s forum -- coming soon!
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 29, 17 at 08:01 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 [email protected] renewal Installation CONTACT ☎18006817208 NORTONTec*h supp0rt 24k7
  2. 2 UK Mid- May drive week Cornwall
  3. 3 Wierd Europe map
  4. 4 HOW MUCH SHOULD I TIP THE PILOT
  5. 5 First time in Normandy & Brittany
  6. 6 Overnight stop from Berlin to Paris
  7. 7 Ham tacos and the toilet isn't sucking mud
  8. 8 Transportation in Brittany
  9. 9 Lisbon stay - Olissippo Lapa Palace vs NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade
  10. 10 Best area to stay in Amsterdam for a first time visitor
  11. 11 Lorie Valley and Beyond
  12. 12 Paris Apartment
  13. 13 Chinese new year festivities in Paris
  14. 14 Milan airport--which one
  15. 15 Which Area in London?
  16. 16 Trip Report London 'Tube-less', Fine dining, Fun excursions plus a GTG
  17. 17 Help me get excited about a week in Portugal
  18. 18 Visit to France
  19. 19 Headed to Madrid in the Spring
  20. 20 Mid-May stay in Lauterbrunnen or Murren
  21. 21 Where to Visit in Normandy & Brittany
  22. 22 family trip to Germany and more
  23. 23 Trains - website?
  24. 24 Barcelona to Malaga
  25. 25 Italy 9 Days in December/Itinerary Help
View next 25 » Back to the top

Switzerland 25 Feb till 5 Mar

Jump to last reply

We are a family from Singapore. My husband and I will be bringing our two little daughters 3.5yo & 1.5yo to Switzerland late Feb to early Mar. We will be landing in Geneva and have about 9-10 days. I have been doing a little bit of research but seriously do not know where to start as there is so much to see.

We would appreciate any recommendations on good places to go for a family with little kids. We don't mind taking a train somewhere else to set up base instead of Geneva so we can take day trips out. As we are from Singapore, we have never experienced snow, so we are also thinking of bringing our kids to some place which they can play with snow. I don't think we will be try skiing but is there any other snow activities we may try?

Do you recommend doing scenic train rides for our family?

We are flying to Geneva because my husband wants to experience a little bit of France as well. What is the closest place in France that you would recommend for us to take a day trip to?

Thanks in advance.

  • Report Abuse

    Well most anyplace in Switz will likely have snow. Even if the oddly warm weather continues and there is no snow in the lowlands there will be as soon as you head up into any of the mountain villages. For kids that age you should plan on making snowmen, sledding, small snowball fights. They are really too young for skating and even the older on the verge for baby ski lessons. You can buy cheap sleds and they will need only a very small hill. Or perhaps you can rent full size sleds and one of you sled with each child.

    Most important is proper clothing (warm jackets, hat, mitten, scarves, pants and sweaters as well as waterproof boots) for all of you. And even so don't expect kids that age to want to be outdoors more than 2 hours - at most. Many of the villages also have sleigh rides (pulled by horses) which all should enjoy.

    I would head to the Berner Oberland and look at the villages near the foot of the Jungfrau (which you can ascend one day by cog railway).

    But I would also pick some nearby towns you can visit if the weather turns bad: Basel, Berne, Thun, etc have some indoor things to do.

    Also I would look at some guidebooks to see what activities for kids are open in winter.

1 Reply |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement