The region of Lake Constance has a lot to offer for the whole family. Here you can find out 10 tips for the activities that are especially planned for kids. Places listed from 1-5 are located in Constance and points 6-10 you can discover in the residual region of Lake Constance. The maps were inserted in the text, so you can find out the exact location of the mentioned places. In addition to the beautiful weather, enjoy the pure joy of your children and the time spent together as a family. Have fun – Viel Spaß!
1. Mainau Island
Mainau Island deserves undoubtedly the first place on this list. Mainau is particularly perfect for family outings. While you marvel the outstanding plant and animal life on the island, your children are playing in one of the many attractions. You can easily spend the whole day on this popular flower island.
Next I have cited a few lines directly from the website of Mainau:
“A visit to the second largest butterfly house in Germany is certainly one of the highlights of a Mainau day out.
Mainau Children’s Land is a playground paradise for children. “Water World” in the Mainau Children’s Land is a play area reproduction of the Lake Constance region in the olden days. “Blumi’s Lakeside World” is a theme playground for inquisitive 3 to 6 year olds. The authentic lakeside landscape with driftwood, climbing nets, balancing beams and a beaver’s lodge is a play and hide paradise for children.”
Plan your visit here.
2. Strandbad Horn – Open Air Swimming Pool Horn
The “Hörnle”, as it is called by the locals, is located at the end of the Bay of Constance near the Bodenseestadion, and offers a fantastic view of Upper Lake Constance (the Obersee) and Lake Überlingen. In the summer, its sunbathing area of 50 000 square metres and 600 metres of shoreline make it the largest open air swimming pool by Lake Constance, which is a popular meeting place for all ages.
In the area of Horn you can find:
-a family area with a children’s pool and a playground (with climbing scaffolds, balancing rope, hand climbing bridge, play ship)
-a trampoline (against payment)
-four beach volleyball fields
-nine badminton courts
-table tennis tables
-outdoor chess board
-Stand Up Paddling- rental stations
You can find more information here.
Challenges and triumphs – these are the feelings that the minigolf has to offer. If you are going to spend a lovely summer day in Horn, why not try out the minigolf course of Minigolf am Hörnle, Harnest Claudia. Who will be the glorious winner and who have the possibilty to show their hidden talents? Watch out, because patience and tenacity will both be required. After the tough competition, you can jump right into the lake to cool down!
4. Kayaking / Canoeing
The beautiful Lake Constance can (and should!) also be experienced on the water. While canoeing, you can float at your own pace and make your own way around Lake Constance or along the Rhine. The local tour operator of kayaks and canoes, Paddelprofi, has a selection from which you can choose to rent your vehicle and soon, you will be on your way – paddling. And if you’re a beginner… no worries! The Paddelprofi also organise kayak- and canoeing courses for beginners and advanced. What is more, they organise informal paddling training with sea kayaks with a small tour on Lake Constance each week.
The playgrounds in Constance are calling the little explorers for an adventure! Here you have a few suggestions to begin with:
If your children have already tested all of them, you can find here more playgrounds in the region listed with a map.
This famous leisure park is located in Lipperswil, Switzerland. There are diverse attractions with rides and pools, but the highlight is surely the sea lion show – you can observe the sea lions in the sea lion arena and laguna. How about a breakfast with the sea lions? You have to try it out yourself! Furthermore, there are covered attractions that enable the visit even on a rainy day.
More info can be found here.
7. Wild- und Freizeitpark Allensbach – Wildlife- and Leisure Park Allensbach
Experience over 300 local wild animals in an outdoor enclosure of more than a 75 hectares, where you can meet, for example, lynxes, bears, fallow deer and wild boar. There is also a chance to partially stroke and feed the animals!
Furthermore, there are thrilling attractions in the park, such as the park railway, adventure playground, waveslide and a giant swing.
8. Affenberg Salem
Over 200 cute Barbary macaques just like in the wild are looking forward to your visit! What’s more, here you can discover a stork station, pond with free-flying birds, fallow deer und a big adventure playground.
It is also unique that the monkeys can be fed with specially prepared, free distributed popcorn. Amazing experience for all ages!
More info can be found here.
9. Ravensburger Spieleland
A day trip in Ravensburg with over 70 attractions in eight theme worlds – sounds pretty good, right? The children are surely busy with playing because:
-the new theme area BRIO World is open now!
-the water attractions are especially appealing on sunny days!
-there are shows and walking-Acts!
-you can make chocolate of Ritter Sport by yourself in the Chocolate Workshop!
-the exciting events are worth a visit!
Here you can discover more.
10. Erlebnisbad Alpamare – Adventure Pool Alpamare
Last but definitely not least, I would like to introduce you a real water experience: The largest waterpark in Switzerland enables you to spend an unforgettable day. The new sliding world with 12 slides and four pools invite you to try it out – in the children’s paradise there are also slides for the little ones! Swmming courses for children are available as well. A day full of action and water is guaranteed!
Click here for more information.