Family Excursions Around Lake Zurich
Out of the City and Into the Fun
In the city of Zurich, families can find a huge choice of leisure activities. Top attractions include Zurich Zoo, fascinating exhibitions designed especially for children, and superb bathing facilities right in the middle of the bustling city life.
However, families, in particular, are recommended to take a trip beyond the city confines to the region around Lake Zurich: thanks to the “RappiTrail” a guided tour through the picturesque village of Rapperswil is transformed into a treasure hunt, at Knie’s Children's Zoo visitors can get up close to exotic animals, and at the Bächlihof farm in Jona younger guests can stroke goats surrounded by verdant fruit orchards or storm a castle made from hay bales.
Those who still have some surplus energy after a leisurely stroll on the tiny island of Lützelau or a visit to the Dinosaur Museum can let off steam at Alpamare water park. People of all ages are guaranteed to have fun on the 11 waterslides, in the wave pool or in any of the various thermal pools.
Anyone wishing to enjoy the tranquility of nature can take a walk along the lake or go on an excursion to a nature reserve, such as the Aabach valley or the Kaltbrunner Riet. There are also various BBQ or picnic sites in idyllic locations in the woods or by the lake, which are perfect for relaxing surrounded by nature.