Summer Activities for Families

Great adventures for little explorers: families can expect an exciting range of summer activities in the destination Zermatt – Matterhorn. Kickbiking, snow tubing or hiking on one of the beautiful theme trails are just three of them. True to our motto: Have an adventure together and return stronger after a holiday.

Bookable adventures for families

Hiking with children

Hiking with children can be challenging for adults. It has to be interesting, otherwise they will go on strike. In Zermatt, this challenge is much less so – variety is part of the programme.


Forest Fun Park


The Forest Fun Park, with his five big parcours for grownups and the largest kids trail in Switzerland, promises an adrenaline-filled experience with lots of fun.


Dirt Scooters on Schwarzsee

Cycling | medium

Dirt Scooter riding in Zermatt: high thrills at the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn. These scooters with super-fat tyres are perfect for riding the lanes leading through Zermatt’s alpine pastures. Fun for all the family!

 12,7 km  1,20 h  36 m  987 m

Wolli and the Climate Detectives

Theme trail | easy

This playful exploration of climate phenomena is fun for the whole family. The Zermatt children’s mascot, Wolli, lends a hand. The trip starts off with a ride up the Gornergrat, followed by plenty of surprises!

 21,2 km  2,30 h  1601 m  1601 m

Visit at the Tradition Julen sheep barn

With its herd of 300 animals, the Julen family has the world's largest flock of black nose sheep. You are welcome to visit the black nose sheep in their...

  • Visit at the sheep barn
  • Taxi ride (return)
  • Apero: degustation of the food produced on the farm such as cheese, dried meat and sausage 
  • Optional: Menu at the Restaurant Julen (lamb or fondue)
20,00 CHF Per person

Mobile pump track Zermatt


Zermatt’s mobile pump track is the perfect opportunity for children and even experienced bikers to pursue the sport of mountain biking in the village. The mobile pump track is available on Obere Matte in Zermatt throughout the summer season. Additionally, there is also an obstacle park for children.


Waterski Schalisee


Schalisee is largest lake in the Nikolai Valley. The first waterskiing lift in the Upper Valais is being built here in a collaborative effort of the Täsch and Zermatt communities. This is a true enrichment of the summer tourism offering for our guests.


Active in the air

Get a bird’s eye view and discover the mountains from above for once. This is a very special gift in the alps. Take off by helicopter or set out for the valley by paraglider.


Summer skiing

Everyone should try skiing in summer at least once. Skiers of all abilities can sweep down the slopes in Europe’s highest summer ski area.


Snow Tubing


Playing around in the snow in summer is great fun. In Zermatt, a snow-tubing run at 3,883 m promises high thrills. The summit station of Matterhorn glacier paradise offers the activity all summer.


Via ferrata Schweifinen - Route A

Via Ferrata | easy

The via ferrata Schweifinen (fixed-cable climb) leads high above the roofs of Zermatt. The three sections – A, B and C – require different levels of ability. Route A is suitable for families with children from the age of 10.

 2,9 km  1,15 h  314 m  314 m

Zermatt Fitness Trail

Jogging | easy

The fitness trail near Zermatt extends along either side of the Zmuttbach river. It leads along footpaths through woods, over bridges and to pretty, secluded spots.

 3 km  1,15 h  147 m  160 m

Randa Fitness Trail

Jogging | easy

The fitness trail leads through the forest area along the Wildibach river between Täsch and Randa. The route is shady.

 2,5 km  2,30 h  37 m  53 m

Snowpark Zermatt


The Snowpark Zermatt is the ultimate snow park for snowboarders and freestyle skiers – complete with views of the Matterhorn. Access is via the cable car to Matterhorn glacier paradise (3,883 m).