14 child-friendly campsites in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, offer everything for perfect camping holidays with the entire family.

There is hardly a more child-friendly form of holiday than camping: spending the night under the stars  out in the green, not having to keep to breakfast times, listening to the sounds of the night. . . And don't forget the kids from the neighbouring tent. They might be perfect adventure buddies . . .

If you're looking for a child-friendly campsite in Switzerland, then you've come to the right place: The sites around Interlaken, Lake Brienz and Lake Thun offer plenty of space and variety - so that nobody gets bored.  Because when the kids are happy, mum and dad have a holiday too.

Why you should spend a camping holdiday with us, in the heart of the Bernese Oberland?

  • 14 family-friendly campsites in one holiday region
  • from casual 3-star campgrounds to 5-star comfort sites with kids entertainment or water bouncy castle
  • most with playground and many with bathing facilities (direct access to the lake or only a few steps to the lake, children's pool)
  • all campgrounds are situated in the middle of greenery, with lots of nature to explore
  • free WiFi (so they won't miss their favourite show at night)
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Things to pack for a camping holiday with children (depending on age)

  • Outdoor games (boccia, beach ball, football, sand toys, possibly scooter or similar)
  • Rainy weather games (cards, pencils & paper, memory, etc.)
  • flashlight or headlamp, possibly night light
  • possibly baby monitor or walky-talky
  • rainwear
  • functional underwear
  • clothesline with clips
  • mosquito spray

The Bernese Oberland: One big adventure playground for kids

Freedom smells like smoke. And sometimes a bit muddy.  And when the bread on a stick - baked by yourself in the open air at the barbecue area - is finally (!) ready after impatient turning and turning, then no menu in the world can top that taste.

It is these moments that make holidays in our region something very special: The mountains, the lakes, the alpine meadows and mountain streams offer room for unspoilt nature experiences for all ages. Parents can enjoy the mountain panoramas along themed paths designed especially for children, because the latter have simply forgotten that they are actually »hiking«. Dwarf adventures and marble runs will keep them moving. Stalactite caves become much scarier with dragon stories. And a family kayak tour on Lake Brienz or Lake Thun can easily be transformed into a great bathing experience.

Want some inspiration? Below we have put together some suggestions for excursions especially for children.  Your hosts will also be happy to help you on site with ideas and tips.

Trips for kids

Make sure you take the CAMPING CARD BERNER OBERLAND with you on all your excursions. You will receive it free of charge from your host on arrival. Upon presentation of the CAMPING CARD BERNER OBERLAND together with your valid guest card, you will benefit from attractive discounts and offers from many tourist partners (participating partners are marked with a blue flag.)

If you like to travel a lot, then a frequent traveller pass may be worthwhile. You can find more information here.

“»Grimmimutz«

»Grimmimutz« hiking trail  

On the circular hiking trail on the Grimmialp, kids will experience the story of the dwarf »Grimmimutz«. Play and adventure posts promise lots of fun and action.
“»Lieselotte«

»Lieselotte« trail   Partner Camping Card: 30%

The famous cow Lieselotte originally comes from a small village in Germany. Go with her on her first trip into the mountains and experience exciting and curious adventures.
With your Camping Card: 30% off the regular fare on the route Grindelwald-Grund - Männlichen (GGM), reps. Wengen - Männlichen (LWM) (valid: GGM 21.05.-25.10.2020, LWM: 09.05.-25.10.2020
“»Muggestutz«

»Muggestutz« trails   Partner Camping Card: 10%

Experience the adventures of the cheeky Hasli dwarf »Muggestutz« and his friends - they can be enjoyed up close along the adventure trails on the Hasliberg.
With your Camping Card: Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg: 10% off hiking day passes (valid: until end of summer season 2020)
“Adventure

Adventure Park Interlaken   Partner Camping Card: 5%

Nine courses with 120 obstacles and varying degrees of difficulty are waiting to be conquered. Beginners and smaller children can let off steam on the parcous close to the ground, while for the brave ones the adventure awaits at a height of 20 metres. An all-weather excursion for the whole family.
With your Camping Card: 5% off the regular entrance fee (valid: end of summer-season 2020)
“Ballenberg

Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum   Partner Camping Card: 25%

Immerse yourself in life as it was a hundred years ago: Visit old Swiss farmhouses and winegrowers' houses, discover traditional crafts and spend an eventful day with the whole family with the many farm animals.
With your Camping Card: 25% off the regular entrance fee for two adults or one adult with max two children (valid: until November 1, 2020)
“Bort

Bort Alpine Playground  

A wonderful stopover on the way to the First is this nature-oriented adventure playground.
“Cablecar

Cablecar Isenfluh - Suhlwald   Partner Camping Card: 25%

The small red cable car, open all year round, can accommodate only eight people or one cow. It takes you up to a wonderful hiking area with a fantastic view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. In summer you can race back to the village on a scooter, in winter on the same route by sledge.
With your Camping Card: 25% off the regular ticket fare (valid: all year)
“Funky

Funky Chocolate Club  

A meeting point for sweet tooth and chocolate addicts. An ideal family excursion even on dirty weather days.
“Grindelwald-First"

Grindelwald-First  

The sun terrace above Grindelwald is a hiking paradise for the grown-ups and an adventure playground for the little ones: A thrillwalk, the First-flyer and -glider, scooters and mountain carts promise fun and a little adrenalin for the whole family.
“Hightide

Hightide Kayak Tours  

Paddling a kayak along the shores of Lake Brienz - this is an experience all year round (yes, even in winter!)
“Marble

Marble run Hasliberg   Partner Camping Card: 10%

Along the hiking trail from the Bidmi middle station to the Reuti valley station, 11 exciting and varied marble tracks await you. The barbecue areas are a great place to take a break.
With your Camping Card: 10% off day passes (valid: until the end of summer season 2020)
“Mountain

Mountain Surf GmbH  

The Mountain Surf Watersports Centre is located at Neuhaus / Lake Thun. Whether you would like to rent a SUP or motorboat, or are in the mood for a surf ski tour: water rats will get their money's worth here!
“Pfingstegg

Pfingstegg - grindelwaldparadise.com   Partner Camping Card: 20%

Almost at the end of the Grindelwald valley, the Pfingstegg lures not only with fascinating views of Grindelwald: Especially the little ones will have a great time on the summer toboggan run and the brand new Flyline.
With your Camping Card: 20% off the regular fare for a ride on the aireal cable car (valid: until 25.10.2020)
“Sports

Sports Centre Frutigen   Partner Camping Card: 30%

The ideal complement to a visit to the »Tropenhaus« in Frutigen is an afternoon at the Frutigen Sports Centre: In summer, the little ones can let off steam in the outdoor swimming pool as much as they like. In winter, the indoor swimming pool and various wellness offers are very popular.
With your Camping Card: 30% off the regular entrance fee to the indoor pool & outdoor pool (summer only) (valid: all year)
“Strandbad

Strandbad Bönigen (lakeside beach)   Partner Camping Card: 10%

Swimming fun on and in Lake Brienz: Relax in the heated outdoor pool - your children will love the aquapark in the lake!
With your Camping Card: 10% off the regular entrance fee to the lakeside beach in Bönigen with heated outdoor pool and aqua park in the lake (valid: 09.05.-13.09.2020)
“Wollreich

Wollreich Haslital GmbH   Partner Camping Card: 50%

At Wollreich it is all about wool: Discover how creatively this naturally soft material can be processed. Get your hands on it!
With your Camping Card: 50% off "Wollreich" tours (valid: all year)