There are several restaurants along the hiking route, but you may prefer to pack a picnic lunch (and plenty of snacks)! The weather can change rapidly in Switzerland; be sure to wear layers and bring a waterproof jacket.
Good to know
The trail is not stroller-friendly; bring a backpack or carrier for little ones, instead.
This hike is best on a clear day to fully enjoy the mountain views!
Recommended time of the year
This is a high-altitude trail that's only open for the season from mid-June to mid-September, when the trails are free of snow.
The only real costs are the train and cable car tickets. Luckily, kids under age 6 travel for free with a parent. For kids between the ages of 6 and 15, look into the Junior Travelcard, which, for a one-time purchase of €30, allows them to travel with a parent at no additional cost.
About This Day
Switzerland's Bernese Oberland is one of the most naturally stunning places on earth, and it's also one of the most fun to explore as a family when visiting Switzerland with kids. Start your day by riding a funicular train high up into the mountain station of Allmendhubel, where you'll find a flower-themed adventure playground and gorgeous views. Continue your family adventure by tackling a scenic but easy hike that even younger kids can do. Two more fun playgrounds and waterfalls to spot along the way will keep kids engaged while the whole family enjoys the fresh air and mountain scenery. End the day with a picnic while watching the cable cars go by.
Start your day in Switzerland with a train ride! Kids will love this little funicular train that pulls you up the steep side of the mountain, with gorgeous views to enjoy along the way.
DIRECTIONS In Murren, follow the signs for "Allmendhubel Bergbahn." If you're not staying in Murren, the train can be reached from Lauterbrunnen via Grutschalp.
TIP You'll be hiking back down to Murren, so you'll only need to purchase a one-way ticket for the funicular train.
Allmendhubel Flower Park and Adventure Playground
Kids will want to spend hours at this fun flower-themed adventure playground. My nuggets especially loved crawling through the pretend marmot tunnels, riding on the zip line swing, and trying out the sand and water play table. Moms and dads can grab a bench and enjoy the spectacular views of the Jungfrau, Schilthorn and other peaks while they watch the kids play.
DIRECTIONS You'll spot the playground right next to the funicular train station.
Children's Adventure Trail
This easy, downhill 2-km (1.3-mile) long trail leads from Allmendhubel back to Murren. First, walk through a valley where you'll see wildflowers and a little farm with cows, then through the forest to a hidden playground. If you listen carefully, you can also find the beautiful little waterfalls nearby. At the of the trail, you'll find another small playground and picnic area. Our kids loved eating lunch here while watching the cable cars heading up to the Schilthorn pass right over our heads!
DIRECTIONS From the Flower Playground, follow the signs (in English) for "Children's Adventure Trail."
TIP There is a nice picnic area at the end of the trail, with tables and several grills.