UNESCO World Heritage site: Castelgrande Bellinzona, Ticino (CH)

Castelgrande (Grand Castle) Bellinzona is only a 30 minute drive away, but somehow we never went. I was under the impression it would make for a nice indoor activity, it being a castle and all: roaming the rooms and halls, seeing what castle live used to be like. Boy was I wrong! It was the total opposite: outdoor and no rooms and halls to visit, but it made for a truly wonderful afternoon nevertheless! Continue reading “UNESCO World Heritage site: Castelgrande Bellinzona, Ticino (CH)”

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Travelling With Kids: 4 Tips That Will Make Things Easier!

Holidays with kids. The internet is full of tips and tricks on how to make your travel and holiday with your little sprout easier. Most are helping you deal with fussy kids on long travels, but that’s not the only time you need help. In this post I have collected a few of my personal travel tricks and tips. I hope you like them and can use them well! Continue reading “Travelling With Kids: 4 Tips That Will Make Things Easier!”

Don’t Burn Your Money! Family Fun On A Budget (TI, Switzerland)

Planning on going to Ticino or are you living in this lovely canton with your family and shocked by some of the prices? We can’t make Switzerland cheap, but we can make it cheaper! Ticino has a few discount cards for it’s residents and visitors and we are positive they can even benefit you! Continue reading “Don’t Burn Your Money! Family Fun On A Budget (TI, Switzerland)”

Things To Do With Kids Near Lugano, Ascona, Locarno, Bellinzona & Border Area Italy

No matter if you are passing through, stay for a holiday or live in beautiful Ticino, sometimes you need some inspiration on what to do with the kids, for all sunny and dry days, but also for those long rainy or cold days. Continue reading “Things To Do With Kids Near Lugano, Ascona, Locarno, Bellinzona & Border Area Italy”

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)”

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)”