Family Fun In The Dam – Amsterdam (NL)

Amsterdam, my hometown. Though I really love living in Ticino, Switzerland, I do miss having the variety of a big(ger) city. A big zoo, kids friendly cafes, a library with kids books in your own language, museum and theater activities for kids. Continue reading “Family Fun In The Dam – Amsterdam (NL)”

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Child Friendly Restaurants – Ticino (CH)

Though the Italian part of Switzerland is really child friendly in nature, finding a place where you can entertain the kids before and after lunch or dinner is not always easy. We pulled a few suggestions together, kindly suggested by readers of our facebook page family Discovers – ticino edition  Continue reading “Child Friendly Restaurants – Ticino (CH)”

Aviation Museum Volandia – Somma Lombardo, Malpensa (IT)

May 1st 2015, rain, rain, rain! Three boys who need entertainment, three parents who need a break. What to do?! Simple, take them to Volandia – a historic museum of aviation and park in one! Continue reading “Aviation Museum Volandia – Somma Lombardo, Malpensa (IT)”

Boating The Day Away – Lugano (CH)

One thing I love about Switzerland are the mountains, but hiking those mountains with small kids might not be so ideal as you will most likely have to carry your sprout up that mountain you’re planning to hike. You probably wish there would be a better solution allowing the whole family to view the mountains in a fun and relaxing way. Well, what if instead of going up a mountain, you take a few steps away from it so you can see it in all its glory: Why not step on to the water! Continue reading “Boating The Day Away – Lugano (CH)”

A Relaxed Day Out With The Whole Family – Ascona/Locarno (CH)

We love some change of scenery every now and again, without doing something really pricey and where my son can have a great time, but also we as parents can enjoy ourselves. This is why I was very happy to discover a few things in the Ascona/Locarno area we all love. Continue reading “A Relaxed Day Out With The Whole Family – Ascona/Locarno (CH)”

Organic Farm – Braggio, Graubünden (CH)

The thermometer reached 25 degrees for the first time this year last Tuesday and instead of spending the time playing at the local park, we decided to re-visit a tiny village we discovered two years ago when friends took us on a family friendly walk in the area: Braggio. This small village (57 permanent inhabitants) can basically only be reached by a little cable car, that you have to operate yourself! Continue reading “Organic Farm – Braggio, Graubünden (CH)”

Maribur Theater – Stabio, Ticino (CH)

A small culture injection never hurt anyone, so I decided to take my 3 year old to a short theater show in Stabio, at the Aula of the Scuola Media, organized by Maribur.ch.

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Falconeria – Locarno, Ticino (CH)

End of March we took our 3yo old to the Falconeria in Locarno. I was never really interested to go and check it out; I just couldn’t imagine it was interesting to watch birds fly. I had heard good things about the place though Continue reading “Falconeria – Locarno, Ticino (CH)”