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Family trip to Lugano with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

The Swiss city of Lugano surrounded by picturesque mountains is a great vacation destination for the whole family. And not only because of such a beautiful frame in the form of the Swiss Alps - everyone can find entertainment to their liking here. Here you can take a cruise, enjoy extreme sports, visit entertainment centers, and, of course, explore the great variety of local sights. All these events are even better with children - they will certainly appreciate the fun.
Splash e Spa Tamaro is perhaps one of the first places to visit while in Lugano. This is a very beautiful water park that has already managed to become a favorite place for many tourists and locals. Kids will surely love its water rides, many of which are pretty impressive. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools (with a bar and beautiful views), as well as wave pools, can also be found here. There is also a spa on site (as indicated by the waterpark's name). In the evening, its atmosphere captivates everyone - the water park is beautifully illuminated, creating a romantic setting.
Together with little tourists, it is also interesting to visit Zoo Al Maglio where they have the opportunity to see a variety of animals - goats, wild boars, turtles, pheasants, bears, lions, snow leopards, monkeys, ducks, guinea pigs. The zoo is quite small, but despite this, it is very popular among tourists, not least because it is very spacious here due to the abundance of greenery and shaded areas. Many animals can be fed, and children under 3 years old go to the zoo for free. Animals feel great because they are all properly cared for. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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An amazing experience awaits all visitors to Swissminiatur. This is a unique place that will appeal to children and adults alike. This is a kind of little Switzerland - the park of miniatures resembles a top view of the whole country, so there is no need to go on a helicopter tour. Well, the fact that the park is framed by the picturesque Lake Lugano cannot but please all its visitors - visiting the park and admiring the lake bring a lot of impressions. Kids will especially like a mini train that runs around the miniature park (of course, it is available for riding). Even after a whole day spent here, visitors keep finding new, not yet visited places. It is worth noting that there are great picnic areas in the park.
Statua di Paradiso Near the park of miniatures, you will find Carona Swimming Pool. This is an amazing place where you can get the same experience. A relaxed atmosphere, views of the picturesque mountains, the opportunity to sunbathe and swim in the pool - that's what awaits visitors to the pool. The water center houses several pools, including a children's one. After you get a great experience here, you can do the same in the nearby Parco San Grato. Being well-groomed and featuring unparalleled landscapes, the park also offers a huge playground where kids can have plenty of fun. Not to mention a good restaurant serving delicious food.
Lugano is a southern city in Switzerland, which is separated from the rest of the country by Monte Bre and San Salvatore mountain range. The city is located on the shore of Lake Lugano. … Open
Another place with great pools is called Lido di Lugano. This is a kind of huge open-air water park that occupies a vast area and has many swimming locations framed by palm trees. This is an amazing place beloved by both tourists and locals who can enjoy all kinds of activities here - swimming in the pool (among them, you can find a pool of any kind to suit every taste - huge and small pools, a pool with or without waves), sunbathing or playing active beach games.
Active tourists are always welcome to Lugano Skatepark. Those who would rather learn something new should head to the Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale. Lots of interesting exhibits presented include but not limited to stuffed animals, valuable paleontological items, photos of the excavation history. By the way, the museum can be visited for free. Its wonderful well-groomed flowers remain its hallmark, thanks to which walking around it enjoying the unsurpassed views is a real pleasure.
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For little tourists, it will also be interesting to visit restaurants and cafes that serve wonderful desserts. Lugano offers plenty of such places: for example, -9 Gelato Italiano with its excellent ice cream, Cafe Chocolat whose name speaks for itself - it serves the best chocolate desserts, as well as Cafe Münger with amazingly delicious pastries and cakes. In addition to the above cafes, it's worth checking out Caffe Roma where hot chocolate is a must-have, as well as Vanini Dolce e Caffe, where they prepare excellent ice-cream sweets.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Lugano and surroundings

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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Lugano
♥   Amusement park 'Volandia' Somma Lombardo, 45.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Greenland' Limbiate, 46.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Safari Park' Pombia, 48.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Minitalia' Capriate San Gervasio, 62.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Minigolf Adventure' Milano, 63.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Lugano
♥   Water park 'Gardaland waterpark' Milano, 59.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Ondaland' Vicolungo, Novara, 71.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Le Vele Acquapark' San Gervasio Bresciano, Brescia, 122.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'River Park' Rivergaro, 129.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Alpamare' Freienbach, 134 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Lugano and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Civic Aquarium of Milan' , 60.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Lugano
♥   Zoo 'Parco della Villa Pallavicino' Stresa, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Parco Faunistico La Torbiera' Agrate Conturbia, Novara, 46.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Safari Park Pombia' Pombia, Novara, 48.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Faunistic Park Le Cornelle' Valrembo, Bergamo, 58.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Oasi di Sant Alessio con Vialone' Sant’Alessio con Vialone, Pavia, 88.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Interesting places to visit with children around Lugano

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Lugano - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Lugano, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Lugano for families with children.
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