Switzerland Amusement Parks – Fun for the Whole Family

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If you are looking for a way to entertain the kids on the weekend or while on vacation then an amusement park is always a great option. Many of the amusement parks in Switzerland are not as well known as say Europa Park in Germany, so most people make the long trek over the border there.

However, there are lots of fun options right on your doorstep in Switzerland!

Conny-Land

Connyland
Connyland – image via wikimedia

Lipperswil, Switzerland is home to the Conny-Land theme park and animal sanctuary.

The main drawcard to this theme park is the rides. And there sure are plenty of them. From a roller coaster, pirate ship, space shot tower and giant water slides, to things for the smaller visitors too. There are also lots of games and other fun things to do.

In addition to rides and attractions, the park is home to seals, dolphins, penguins, and parrots. The Conny-Land petting zoo offers visitors the opportunity to interact with and learn about different animals. For example, you can swim with sea lions and have breakfast with them.

  • Opening Times: 10 am – 6 pm from March – October including Sundays and public holidays
  • Ticket Prices: Adults 31 CHF, Children 27 CHF
  • Location: Connylandstrasse 1, 8564 Wäldi, Switzerland (Google Maps)

Happyland

Happyland is another local amusement park in Valais in the south of Switzerland. Although it is not on par with the bigger theme parks, it has lots to offer for a fun day out. Everything from a roller coaster, giant slide, water sea stars and splash river, a simulation machine, and even go-carts. There are way too many rides to list here, you should just check out what they have on their website.

  • Opening Times: 10.30 am – 6 pm most days from late March – end of October (check schedule)
  • Ticket Prices: Adults & Children 23 CHF, Pensioners 20 CHF
  • Location: Rte du Foulon 24, 3977 Sierre, Switzerland (Google Maps)

Jungfrau Park

Mystery Land Interlaken
Mystery Land Interlaken – image via wikimedia

Formerly Mystery Park, the newly reopened Jungfrau Park near Interlaken makes for a great day out with the family. A variety of rides and attractions can be found here, many you will not see at other parks.

For the younger visitor, there is also the largest playground in the Bernese Oberland called Mysty Land. And for those wanting to keep up with the latest tech there is a Virtual Arena for some cool multiplayer games. And for those wanting to go back in time there is a Retro Arcade room.

  • Opening Times: Wednesday – Sunday from 1 pm – 6 pm
  • Ticket Prices: Mysty Land: Children over 2yrs – 14 CHF (Adults free), Virtual Arena – starts at 40 CHF
  • Location: Obere Bönigstrasse 100, 3800 Matten bei Interlaken, Switzerland (Google Maps)

Shongiland

Another Swiss amusement park you may not have heard of is Shongliand just over the Lucerne border from Aarau. It is not huge, but has a range of attractions for younger children from the usual pedal bikes, bouncy castles and long slides to a petting zoo and bike track. There is also a BBQ area to make a day of it with the family.

  • Opening Times: End of June – October (Check Times)
  • Ticket Prices: Adults 21 CHF, Children (6 – 16) 19 CHF, Seniors (60+) 14 CHF
  • Location: Guggibadstrasse 12, 6288 Schongau, Switzerland (Google Maps)
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Madrisa Land

Known as the largest playground in the Swiss Alps, Madrisa Land is located in Klosters, near the famous ski resort of Davos. They have lots of things to keep the kids busy from slacklines, climbing trees and towers, big slides, water games, a sandbox, swings, a bouncy castle and of course the obligatory BBQ area for families, along with a chill-out area. On top of that, they have an animal park and scooters you can rent.

  • Opening Times: Late June – Late October – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Ticket Prices: Adults 29 CHF, Teens (13-17) 16 CHF, Children (6 – 12) 9 CHF
  • Location: Madrisastrasse 7, 7252 Klosters-Serneus, Switzerland (Google Maps)

Western Park

A cross between a theme park and an amusement park, Western Park near Martigny is all about playing cowboys and indians. There is a great mixture of things to do in the park from a shooting course, a saloon, cowboy village, a range of different adventures, some scooters and mingolf, as well as a picnic area. If you kids are into cowboys in any way, they will think they have gone to heaven!

  • Opening Times: Opens in late March – 10 am to 6 pm
  • Ticket Prices: Single entry 15 CHF, Annual subscription 30 CHF
  • Location: Rte des Iles 8, 1920 Martigny, Switzerland (Google Maps)

Labyrinthe Aventure

The Labyrinthe Adventure park near Evionnaz is the perfect place for families since it includes a large maze, fun bouncy castles, big slides, and other indoor games. In addition to the maze, there is a restaurant on-site for parents who want to unwind and relax while their children wander around. The amusement park also hosts themed events often, especially during popular holidays. 

  • Opening Times: Wednesday – Sunday from 1 pm – 6 pm
  • Ticket Prices: Mysty Land: Children over 2yrs – 14 CHF (Adults free), Virtual Arena – starts at 40 CHF
  • Location: Obere Bönigstrasse 100, 3800 Matten bei Interlaken, Switzerland (Google Maps)

Does Switzerland have amusement parks?

Yes, Switzerland has a variety of amusement parks, although they are all quite small compared to the larger ones you see in some neighboring countries. If you want to go to a large amusement park you have to go to Europapark in Germany or Disneyland in Paris.

Is there a Disney park in Switzerland?

No, there is currently no Disney park in Switzerland. The closest Disney Land is in Paris, France.

What is the largest Theme Park in Switzerland?

Conny-Land is the largest theme park in Switzerland covering three hectares. It has a huge variety of rides and amusements, as well as a petting zoo where you can breakfast with sea lions.

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