So you’ve decided to try out the staycation and now you’re wondering what to do, here is our suggested list of activities for the summer:
Summer Activities in Luzern
The local minigolf course across from the Lido.
www.minigolf-lido.ch Tel: 041 370 26 08
Minigolf Trumpf Buur
This course features a large playground and an enclosure with goats, ponies, donkeys, rabbits and chickens.
www.trumpf-buur.ch Tel: 041 440 62 52
The appeal here is the diversity of hole characteristics combined with fantastic lake and mountain views.
www.waldstaetterhof.ch Tel: 041 825 06 06
Beautifully located facility opposite Hotel Felmis.
www.minigolf-horw.ch Tel: 041 340 20 55
Parks & Museums
Swiss Open-Air Museum
On display are houses from nearly all regions of Switzerland demonstrating local crafts like cheese making, weaving, woodcarving and more.
www.ballenberg.ch 033 952 10 40
Beautiful marsh land park exhibiting flowers and plants, featuring a small garden restaurant and plants for sale.
www.selegermoor.ch Tel: 044 764 11 19
Beautifully located playground with adjacent barn with cows, pigs, chickens and rabbits as well as a goat enclosure.
website Tel: 041 377 11 61
This big adventure playground is located on the mountain and comprises BBQ facilities, a little zoo, a small summer toboggan run, nice hiking trails and an owl path. Guided pony rides available on weekends.
www.wirzweli.ch Tel: 041 628 23 94
Big playground, mini railway and restaurant located on the premises of Hotel Restaurant Chärnsmatt.
www.liliputbahn-chaernsmatt.ch Tel: 041 280 34 34
Big lakeside playground plus a large beach area, swimming and paddling pools and beach volleyball area, kiosk and restaurant (from mid-May to early October, you have to pay an entry fee).
www.lido-luzern.ch Tel: 041 370 38 06
Great for families, with a lawn for sunbathing, paddling pool, playground, beach, beach volleyball, ping-pong and tabletop football. Canoes and open-air yoga courses available too
tribschen-badi.ch Tel: 041 360 45 67
The most beautiful place on Sarnersee is this idyllic badi. Boasting unique sandy beaches, it is especially suitable for small children.
www.sachseln.ch/de/vereine/freizeitstrand/ Tel: 041 660 24 22
Charming small Badi, great for little kids. It has a kiosk and bistro, ping-pong and tabletop football.
www.badimeggen.ch Tel: 041 377 26 50
Small outdoor pool in Littau hidden away in the forest. Facilities for beach volleyball, football, badminton, boccia and ping-pong, as well as a playground, BBQ area and a restaurant and kiosk.
www.badi-info.ch/lu/littau.html Tel: 041 250 57 33
Open air pool with nice playground and view onto Pilatus. In addition to the swimming and diving pools, there are a natural pool and splash park for kids.
www.kriens.ch Tel: 041 311 28 43
The largest open air pool in Luzern comprises two children pools with a big waterslide and paddling pools. There is also a large garden area with playground and kiosk.
www.mooshuesli.ch Tel: 041 268 64 00
Zoos & Animal Parks
Great guided tours in English, big playgrounds, restaurant and several BBQ and picnic areas.
www.tierpark.ch 041 859 06 08
One of Switzerland’s biggest and oldest wildlife parks with native species such as deer, wild boars and ground hogs. It also features a restaurant and playground.
Very small zoo with a little playground and restaurant.
www.toniszoo.ch Tel: 041 280 40 50
Small zoo part of Circus Knie, it has a fantastic sea lion show and a big playground. Kids can also pet the giraffes, ride the elephants and camels!
www.knieskinderzoo.ch Tel: 055 220 67 60
Blue and white signs for Vitaparcours in the woods around Luzern mark this free fitness obstacle course. One of nearly 500 nationwide, it is a course that you can do at your own rhythm and is ideal for training with your family or friends. The average course is roughly 2.5 kilometres long and has 15 stations with suggested exercises covering flexibility, strength and aerobics.