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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!

Lugano

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.

Lugano

Marionette Museum

The Museum exhibits more than a hundred of these wooden actors which, thanks to Michel and Michèle Poletti, have performed on the international stage since 1966.

Caslano

Minigolf Caslano

Minigolf: the most relaxing sport you can do. The minigolf circuit of Caslano is near the lake Ceresio. 18 holes circuit, trampoline, electric cars and bar.

Miglieglia

Monte Lema

Mount Lema is the most majestic summit of Italian Switzerland. Its natural green terrace overlooks the Southern valleys of Ticino, the Lake of Lugano, the Valleys of Luino and of Lake Maggiore.

Rivera

Monte Tamaro cable

Mount Tamaro is one of the most appreciated spots of the region and supplies Alpine emotions at a stone’s throw from the city.

Lugano

Museo cantonale di storia naturale

The "Museo di storia naturale" is located in Lugano and is a body of the territorial Department of the Canton of Ticino.

Lugano

Museo in Erba

The only art museum for children (3-11 years) in Ticino that brings the world of art closer and stimulates the creativity with a playful and educational approach. It offers interactive exhibitions and creative workshops for learning about artists and expressing emotions and creativity.

Muzzano

Muzzano lake

The small lake of Muzzano (22 hectares) was acquired by Pro Natura in 1945; over the years, ownership was extended to encompass many more small plots of land scattered along its shores.

Lugano

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.

Lugano

Parco Tassino

Parco Tassino, a glorious haven of peace, is graced with lush vegetation thanks to its sundrenched position.

Carona

Piscina di Carona

Historical swimming pool surrounded by greenery, this place is ideal to escape from the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in total relaxation.

SBB VR

Explore Switzerland in virtual reality with “SBB VR” and win fantastic prizes.

Sessa

Sessa gold mine

A wreath of experience and history.

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.

Gandria

Swiss Customs Museum

In a charming corner of Lake Lugano, a few steps from Italy, the Customs Museum illustrates past and present of the management and surveillance of the borders (fight against illegal traffics and forgery, prevention of trade in endangered species, and much more) and tells stories about a region which identity has been always defined by the border.

Melide

Swissminiatur

Swissminiatur is an open-air museum where you can admire the most important Swiss buildings and means of transportation.

Caslano

The Alprose Chocolate Museum

The Alprose chocolate museum presents the world of chocolate from its origin to date. Not to be missed is a visit to the "Nostalgia" shop for a chocolate tasting.

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.

Lugano

Tourist Train Lugano

A wonderful tour of the city on board of the friendly tourist train, “the red Arrow”, travelling along the lake gulf will allow you to discover the highlights of the city and its surroundings as well as Monte Brè and Monte San Salvatore funiculars.

Davesco-Soragno

Transfinity VR Entertainment Center Lugano

Transfinity VR Entertainment Center in Lugano is the first Virtual Reality Arcade in Switzerland and one of the few in Europe; at Transfinity you will be catapulted into another world and find it difficult to understand the boundaries between reality and virtual reality.

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