The perfect family weekend
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The perfect family weekend

Are you looking for a really special family excursion? Zermatt is organising one you’ll like for the weekend of 7 to 8 September 2019. Take a look at our suggestions.


Whether you're planning to arrive on the Friday or set off early on Saturday morning, Zermatt is easy to reach by public transport. It only takes 3 ¼ hours from Zurich or Basel.

You can relax the minute you set off and simply look forward to a wonderful family adventure.

Here’s a tip: With the Junior Travelcard or the Family Travelcard, children under 16 years old accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket travel for free throughout Switzerland.


You can also get here by car.


There is a wide choice of accommodation in Zermatt. You can book one of the family-friendly hotels here, or for a longer stay, how about one of the family-friendly holiday apartments?

It is even easier if you book the Miss-Zermatt-Package right away.


Here’s a tip: With the Wolli Card, children under 9 years old travel free on all mountain railways, stay overnight for free in many of the hotels and holiday apartments, don’t pay any holiday tax, and benefit from lots of other attractive offers.


Saturday, 7th September
At 10:00am on Saturday morning, the Blacknose sheep will be smartened up in the Traditional Julen stables. You’ll see how the sheep are washed, combed and made beautiful for the competition. A small snack is included


Designed for kids! The Coop Family Hike is going to be loud and wild this summer! Robin Hood needs your help! Prince Hansi is threatening Hiking Valley, the last (Hi)Kingdom in Switzerland. Join Robin Hood’s Band of Thieves from the Schärliwald, learn some new skills and help him save the kingdom.Register now for this free circular walk. Robin Hood is looking forward to meeting all the families in the Hiking Valley Kingdom. Let’s go!


Would you like some extra adventure and fun before the celebrations? How about a climbing party on the largest kids’ trail in Switzerland or a thrilling downhill kickbike ride?


Sunday, 8th September 
This Sunday is a very special day, because it’s mascot Wolli’s birthday. To celebrate, there will be an exclusive Shepherd Brunch and the annual Shepherd’s Festival in the Matterhorn Arena in Zen Stecken.


What did you particularly enjoy over the weekend? 

Wolli loves seeing your photos and hearing about the adventures you have experienced during this weekend, which can be shared on Facebook in the "Zermatt. Family. Love" group or on Instagram using the hashtags #zermatt and #matterhorn. 

The best photo wins an exciting prize for the whole family.


Here, you can find the perfect accommodation for your family stay in Zermatt.