Holidays in the mountains with children, the places suitable for a tailor-made holiday

Holidays in the mountains with children, the places suitable for a tailor-made holiday

La mountain vacation with children it's definitely a good idea, clean Air, pleasant temperatures, direct contact with nature and a thousand opportunities to have fun.

However, not all mountain areas are suitable, this is because families with children have specific needs such as those listed below.


  • Modest difference in height
  • Trails within everyone's reach
  • Child-friendly facilities
  • Presence of shelters and huts for stops and emergencies
  • Activities to do in case of rain

These are just some of the features to choose the location ideal mountain where to spend your holidays with children.

This is why some destinations are more suitable than others for hosting families even with very little children who want to spend their holidays in the mountains. A mix between characteristics of the territory and offered services allow you to opt for destinations suited to your type of family-friendly holiday.

If you want you can read the article on how we have simplified the task for you by drawing up a ranking of the best areas to go with children:

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1. Val di Fiemme – Animated parks for children

There are 3 "kinderlands" in Val di Fiemme, high-altitude play areas dedicated to children with thematic routes that combine the discovery of nature with fun.

from Animated Mountain of Latemar al Giro d'Ali of Bellamonte and more Cermislandia on the Lagorai chain. Large play areas reachable by ski lifts, here children can have fun safely breathing fresh and healthy air while parents can relax in the solariums of the nearby refuges.

Val di Fiemme is one of the best because it offers a wide valley that slowly climbs from Molina di Fiemme towards Predazzo with a cycle path immersed in the woods, ideal for cycling and hiking.

Here is also the Paneveggio Natural Park, a magnificent forest with many paths immersed in the woods with the charm of yesteryear.

Being developed on a wide valley the territory is very sweet and offers many paths suitable for everyone. The accommodation facilities are well organized to welcome children and there are many events organized in the area to involve the little ones during the summer, come on open air workshops excursions with guide and entertainment. Among the best towns to stay in there is certainly Cavalese (with many services), Ziano (a small, quiet, semi-flat town) and Predazzo (a town with various services) which is located at the junction between the Paneveggio Park area and the beginning of the Val of Fassa.

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2. Asiago plateau – Offers for families

Mountain huts, easy paths, woods as far as the eye can see and historic centers full of life. These are the vital elements of the Asiago Plateau that make it an ideal destination for holidays with children.

Nature and history merge together in the territory told by the writer Mario Rigoni Stern. Located in the Venetian mountains, the Asiago Plateau offers a large area to explore by bike or on foot with many destinations suitable for children.

From the area of ​​Malga Larici where you start to discover the marmots to the Monte Verena area where you can climb to the top with the ski lifts and then the asiago area with various acroparks and play areas where children can have fun.

The territory is gentle, the difference in height is limited and the accommodation facilities are many. This allows you to take long walks to discover nature without having to face excessive differences in height.

On rainy days there are no problems because in the country of Asiago many events are organized during the summer, museums and exhibitions are scattered throughout many areas of the plateau.

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3. Sappada – Dolomiti Low Cost

comelico in summer

Once upon a time, Sappada was a small, little-known Alpine town among the larger ones Val Comelico, then an important initiative by the local population was able to renew it by offering services for families with children.

The effort paid off because today it is one of the main destinations for families with children. Families can find an area reminiscent of fairy tales with large flowering meadows and mountain pastures where you can admire the making of cheese.

Also from the point of view of events, Sappada has been able to build a tailor-made offer for families.

The town of Sappada could be difficult to reach because it is located exactly on the border with Austria and represents what was once the extreme tip of Veneto (today Sappada has passed under Friuli Venezia Giulia). However, its distance is also a strong point, here tourism is never excessive or annoying, the area therefore offers both fun for children and relaxation for parents.

Last, but not least, Sappada is less expensive than other famous destinations in South Tyrol (with which it borders) but offers fantastic landscapes.

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4. Plan de Corones – Lots of things to do

plan de corones in summer

A real open air amusement park, lots of places to go to entertain the children and spend a carefree day. The Plan de Corones is one mountain in the shape of a panettone located in the Pusteria Valley.

Just stay in the nearby villages of the valley and go up with the lifts open even in summer. At high altitude there are museums, games for children, a fantastic giant swing and many shelters.

Alternatively, you can walk up and reach numerous destinations and refuges with views of both the Dolomites and the Austrian Alps.

The advantage of Plan de Corones is the possibility of counting on the town of Brunico, an alpine center that offers a thousand opportunities even on rainy days among markets, museums, exhibitions.

Plan de Corones is located within the largest Val Pusteria one of the largest valleys in the Alps which hosts fantastic places such as Lake Braies and Lake Dobbiaco as well as being the gateway to the Antholz Valley.

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5. Val Gardena – Hotel for children

A very expensive valley but full of opportunities for families with children. There are many accommodation facilities that have made welcoming families their strong point, from hotel nurseries to children's menus or even excursions organized specifically for children.

Even if the difference in altitude of the valley is not so soft, the ski lifts distributed throughout the valley allow access to hiking areas suitable for children as well.

Among these it is enough to mention Monte Pana, the Alpe di Siusi or the city of the Sassi at the foot of the Sassolungo. All high-altitude destinations also suitable for children with easy paths.

Val Gardena is not within everyone's budget, facilities, ski lifts and restaurants cost. However, if you are looking for bed and breakfasts (Garnì) and above all if you book in advance you can save a lot

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6. La Thuile – Authentic nature

La Thuile is a good choice for those who want to spend their holidays with children discovering the Aosta Valley.

An Aosta Valley that has been able to improve its tourist offer in recent years. There are many hiking routes, suitable for children, which lead to the discovery of nature. Locations likeAlpe Verney where to discover the world of mountain pastures at high altitude, or the Little Saint Bernard pass with its laghetti, are optimal destinations as there are wide paths with routes for all tastes.

Children can also have fun with the acropark or the zipline that allows you to cross a large canyon (suitable for children).

La Thuile is also perfect for visiting the nearby areas of Courmayeur and climbing towards Mont Blanc with the Skyway cable car and stop at the intermediate station, here is the playground at an altitude of 2100m above sea level known as Skyway For Kids. It can be defined as a high altitude garden on the slopes of Mont Blanc, with lots of games for children and a relaxation area for parents.

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7. Stubai – holidays for children in Austria

A large, green valley on the border with Italy. The territory of Stubai Valley it is ideal for families as it offers many opportunities both in terms of paths and places to visit with children.

located in Austrian Tyrol, Stubai is an area that develops in a large valley made up of several Alpine villages whose average altitude is 1000 meters.

Stubai is able to offer paths at the bottom of the valley and at high altitude, up to 3000 meters above sea level and touching the Stubai Glacier.

There are many paths that lead to the discovery of the woods, the alpine streams that gently descend into the valley or the waterfalls that rush down the slopes. And still the typical ones Tyrolean mountain huts, reachable both at low and high altitudes as well as the alpine lakes.

Everything is facilitated by comfortable ski lifts which allow you to reduce the difference in altitude and reach magnificent places such as the Stubai Glacier where in summer you can admire a cave dug directly into the heart of the glacier.

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