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Family Activities

Your family is going to love holidaying in Lugano - after all, it's a region that packs oodles of adventure, history, sport and culture scenery into every square mile!

When it comes to planning a family break, we know there are lots of important decisions to be made, but you'll find that ticks all the boxes - there's plenty of quality accommodation to suit all budgets, exciting destinations to explore, and, of course, countless attractions and thrilling activities for all ages.

Browse our top picks for family breaks and entertain the kids with lidos, parks to visit and more!

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Discovering treasures in the Lugano area

Discover the surroundings of Lugano and its hidden treasures, you will have the opportunity to not only admire beautiful views but above all to get to know the local people, producers of our excellent wines and delicious cheeses, the local handicrafts from ceramics, to the violins handmade by the master luthier up to our impressive alpine horn.

Paradiso

La Funicolare Monte San Salvatore

Just a few steps away from the bustling city, Monte San Salvatore rises majestically to the skies and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a moment of peace while facing the seemingly endless horizon.

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Lugano Lake

Lake Lugano is at the southernmost tip of the Tessin, the holiday region south of the ridge of the Alps, and it reaches its arms out into Italy.

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Parco Ciani

A short walk from the lively center of Lugano lies the Parco Ciani, a destination for many tourists who come there to admire what is considered one of the most beautiful Swiss parks.

Lugano-Carona

Parco San Grato

As soon as you enter these one-of-a-kind botanical gardens you’ll feel you're in an enchanted world where colors and scents make for a truly unforgettable experience.

Rivera

Splash e SPA Tamaro

An oasis of fun and relaxation. Magic and energy meet to provide you with an unforgettable experience full of action and fun, well-being and fantasy. This is Splash&SPA Tamaro, the water park in the canton of Ticino.

Ruvigliana

The Monte Brè Cable Car

Appreciate the splendor of Monte Rosa, the Bernese and Vallese Alps as seen from the top of Switzerland's sunniest mountain.

Magliaso

Zoo al Maglio

Taste the jungle-feeling ! Over 200 animals from allover the World to watch and experience from very close ! A relaxing place under palm trees with picnic places, barbecues and playgrounds.

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3D Virtual Tour

Wearing special glasses and following a guided path of augmented reality, you will have the opportunity to live a unique experience finding yourself catapulted into the history of Lugano.

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Acqua Party Boat

BBQ Boat where you can sizzle sausages over an open flame while floating in the water (what could go wrong?)

Rivera

Adventure Park Monte Tamaro

The adventure park Monte Tamaro is a funny climbing trail between the trees that you find at the first stop of the cable car, the intermediate station. There are three different trails, each of them dedicated to a different target.

Tesserete

Arena Sportiva

The Aquatic Center Arena Sportiva in Tesserete is immersed in the beautiful green surroundings of Capriasca and offers countless leisure activities in and out of the water and is the starting point for an extensive network of hiking, running or mountain bike trails.

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Balloon Flights

As swift as the wind, our hot-air balloons travel through the invisible currents of the atmosphere giving you the opportunity to re-enact the flight adventures which the Montgolfier brothers began in 1783.

Lugano-Savosa

Centro Sportivo Valgersa

Swimming pool and water slide, water aerobics and massages, beach volleyball, swim lessons, Football stadium and Athletic track.

Rivera

Coaster bob Monte Tamaro

A two-seater coaster bob ride with adjustable speed, capable of reaching a maximum of 50 km/h. Adrenaline is guaranteed!

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Cruise & Cook

During a charming cruise on lake Lugano, you will stop on the opposite shore to enjoy a drink on a terrace with a wonderful view of the city.

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Foxtrail Lugano

This enthralling game is aimed at couples, families with children aged 8 and above, groups of friends or corporate excursions.

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Guided tours to discover the LAC Cultural Centre

Accompanied by a guide, you have the opportunity to discover LAC the cultural centre through a route that winds through the present and the past.

Astano

Laghetto di Astano

The Astano lake is one of the greatest tourist attractions of Malcantone for all ages.

Iseo

Lama Trekking

A special and memorable excursion that can be done in every season, even if it rains or snows.

Cadro

L'ideatorio

L’ideatorio of the Università della Svizzera Italiana is place to meet science while experimenting and having fun.

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