Top 10 family activities this weekend
Are you planning a family weekend in the Côte region of Switzerland, and looking for ideas for activities that will appeal to young and old alike?
From outdoor adventure to cultural visits, discover our top 10 family activities to do this weekend. Enjoy convivial moments and create unforgettable memories, punctuated by laughter, sharing and emotions!
- A day in a theme park
Looking for entertainment? Plan a visit to leisure park at Signal de Bougy for a day of pure family fun.
As soon as you arrive at the amusement park, you’ll be greeted by children’s laughter and a lively atmosphere. The bright eyes of your little adventurers speak volumes about the excitement that awaits them.
Kid’z Land leisure park offers a myriad of attractions for all ages. From open-air play areas to thrill rides, children can have fun and explore at their own pace, in complete safety.
Parents, meanwhile, will enjoy the fullness of the green spaces and the breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains.
To recharge your batteries between adventures, you can choose from a wide range of catering options ice cream, sandwich or self-service meal – you decide! You can also sit back and enjoy your meal on the grass. picnics (picnics are permitted throughout the Signal de Bougy park, but grills and fires are strictly forbidden).
- Visiting a wildlife park
Le Signal de Bougy also boasts an animal park of 15,000 m², home to more than twenty different animal species. From the adorable Tibetan goats to the astonishing axolotl, a host of wonderful encounters await you!
This family activity brings you up close and personal with farm animals such as donkeys, chickens and rabbits. You can also meet fallow deer, as well as more unusual exotic species in the House of Magical Animals.
Good to know: several times a year, the Signal de Bougy park also welcomes children aged 6 to 12 for a morning of discovery workshops. Accompanied by the animal park manager, they can feed the animals, collect eggs from the henhouse and learn many anecdote about the park’s twenty or so species. To find out more and find out about upcoming dates, visit the online ticketing.
- Family mini-golf
The Mini-golf is the perfect activity for a family weekend! Accessible from the youngest age and whatever the level, it’s an inexhaustible source of pleasure and the opportunity to organize a friendly competition. It’s an ideal activity for strengthening family bonds and values such as team spirit.
Away from the screens and in the open air, youngsters will appreciate the playful challenges and colourful obstacles that will spark their imagination. Parents, meanwhile, can test their agility and, above all, relax. And, who knows, maybe you’ll discover some hidden golfing talents among the family members!
- Discover accrobranch
For a thrilling adventure in the heart of the forest, discover accrobranche. during your family weekend in French-speaking Switzerland. This outdoor activity will delight thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike: accrobranche is a unique experience.
Equipped with the obligatory safety gear, such as helmet and harness, you embark on a suspended course between the trees. Monkey bridges, ziplines and wooden footbridges will give you an unforgettable experience, with a healthy dose of laughter… and certainly some thrills.
Signal de Bougy is home to the largest adventure park in French-speaking Switzerland. It offers routes for all levels. The little ones can have fun in complete safety on courses specially designed for children, while the older ones can take on complex courses and challenge their agility and courage!
Tree climbing is an ideal family activity for building self-confidence, coordination and team spirit. Everyone encourages and supports each other: it creates strong bonds and beautiful memories!
- Dinoworld exhibition
Take advantage of this family weekend to discover the Dinoworld exhibition. Accessible free of charge until August 20, 2023, the Signal de Bougy park hosts this extraordinary exhibition that plunges you into the fascinating world of vanished giants.
Dinoworld is an immersive experience that takes the whole family through the geological eras, learning while having fun. You’ll have the chance to admire life-size reproductions of these colossi, as well as take part in fun activities. Children, for example, can have fun digging up fossils!
- Cultural visits in the Côte region
The Côte d’Azur not only boasts stunning scenery, it’s also a culturally rich region. If you’re looking for cultural activities for the whole family this weekend, there’s plenty to choose from!
For example, with the Museum Pass, worth just CHF 15, you can visit eight castles and museums in the Nyon area:
- Castles of Nyon, Coppet and Prangins,
- The Museum of Lake Geneva,
- The Roman Museum of Nyon,
- The Musée du Vieux-Coppet,
- Agricultural machinery museum in French-speaking Switzerland,
- The home of basketball
You can also discover the towns and villages along Lake Geneva on guided tours offered by local tourist offices.
- In the footsteps of Tintin in Nyon
Did you know that the famous Belgian comic-book detective made a stopover in the Côte region? In the album “The Sunflower Affair”, Tintin makes a stopover in Nyon (but also in Geneva, Rolle and Yvoire) as he searches for his beloved Professor Tournesol.
For a family weekend worthy of a Tintin adventure, visit Nyon’s tourist office to explore the town as Hergé’s character did!
- Restaurant outing
To round off your weekend programme, there’s nothing quite like a pleasant break at the restaurant.. Imagine being able to do it facing Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc – that would be the icing on the cake, wouldn’t it?
If you’d like to share a meal in a restaurant with the whole family, take advantage of the park at Signal de Bougy. The self-service restaurant offers tasty, varied dishes concocted on the premises to please young and old alike. Burgers, pizzas, fillets of perch, barbecues and much more… Whatever your desires, the Chef and his brigade will know how to satisfy them!
The menu also includes vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose-free options.
- Hot-air balloon flight
Looking for an unforgettable family activity? Take to the skies and admire Lake Geneva, the Alps and the Swiss countryside from a hot-air balloon.
A local airline offers discovery flights accessible to the whole family. If you’re feeling greedy, you can even ask to taste a Swiss fondue aboard the gondola: a unique experience 2,500 metres above ground.
- Walking tours
After all those sensations or copious meals, it’s time to slow down and do a bit of exercise. Fortunately, the Côte region is full of hiking trails for all ages and abilities. Tour de la ville de Nyon, sentier des Toblerones, parcours des cépages à Mont-sur-Rolle…: there’s a plethora of choice and a variety of itineraries, whatever the season.
And, in case you prefer perfectly landscaped trails, the Signal de Bougy park has around 10 km of paths for pedestrian spanbalades accessible to baby carriages and wheelchairs.