Our top tips for finding family-friendly days out in Flims-Laax in winter and summer. Make the most of this beautiful mountain region.
The Flims-Laax-Falera region is a safe and exciting destination for families all year round. Wonderful scenery, easily accessible outdoors and a huge programme of fun-filled activities make it an excellent choice for children and adults alike. To make sure your whole family makes the most of it, we’ve picked out some of our highlights.
1. Ami Sabi in the Summer Wonderland Children can set off on a voyage of discovery with Ami Sabi, a friend to the animals and the forests who will help little ones unravel the secrets of the Enchanted Forest near the scene of the Flims Rockslide or find out about the Rocky Dragon of Falera. In this magical summer wonderland, children aged 4 – 10 can let their imaginations run wild while they enjoy the unique natural playground created by the Flims landscape.
2. Biking Tours The undulating scenery, off-road tracks and excellent facilities make family days out by bike a real joy in Flims. Numerous family-friendly biking tours lead through the region: choose a trip through the shady depths of the Flimserwald forest where forest wildlife and fluttering butterflies will delight small people, or make the beautiful Caumasee lake your destination and enjoy the swimming, sunbathing and BBQ facilities. There’s plenty of places to stop and have an ice-cream en route, so a biking day out should rate highly with all members of the family. Visitors of all ages can also have fun and improve their biking skills at skills tracks at the rocksresort, Flims valley station and Laaxersee lake.
3. Discovery Trails Flims is also well-equipped to keep young minds occupied, whether that’s running off steam or learning something new. A highlight is the trail that follows the contours of the Ruinaulta Rhine gorge, known by some as “Switzerland’s Grand Canyon”. Despite the plunging sides of the gorge, the trail is pushchair-friendly walking routes and is laid with a simple educational trails aimed at younger hikers. Similarly, the first 1.5 kilometres of the scenic route between Falera and Laax Murschetg is dedicated to a Planets Trail, which lets children learn about the solar system when they get tired of views of the gorge.
4. Freestyle Academy The first Freestyle Indoor Base in Europe is a modern playground for all freestylers. With an area of around 1000 m² dedicated to the arts of freestyle, the centre certainly gives you your money‘s worth, regardless of whether you are a beginner, intermediate or pro. Children and adolescents can have fun on the giant trampoline, skatebowl, indoor bouldering wall and Big Air. You don‘t even need to be very big to get involved: Mickey Fin is a specialist freestyling course for children from 6 years and up, while even children under 6 can explore the Freestyle Academy with the Flying Ants.Visit Website - Freestyle Academy
5. Snow Wonderland Learning to ski in Laax is great fun: The Snow Wonderland is a unique skiing school centred around the magician Ami Sabi. In his wonderland, the children hear stories, sing songs and learn a lot about the forest, the animals and the mountains. In Patnal, the heart of the Snow Wonderland, the children sit around the open fire and listen to Ami Sabi‘s stories about snow, the mountains and his friends Schembrina, Um Selvadi, Crapun and Camutscha. The children will encounter these four when skiing: Each figure is a place of adventure, which is linked to skiing through exercises and techniques. In the Snow Wonderland, children can practise and test in total safety and become confident on their skis, all the while having a great time.
6. Snowparks Laax is also great for older children and adolescents who have a sense of adventure. The resort is Europe‘s leading freestyle destination and most certainly lives up to this reputation. Four snow parks, super pipe & mini pipe, freestyle slope and a dedicated Freestyle Academy - Europe‘s first indoor freestyle training centre – make sure there‘s something available for every level of ability. The Beginner Snow Park is suitable for all beginners who want to feel their way around rails, boxes and kickers, as well as for easy jibbing, with 5 kickers and 10 obstacles over a distance of 300m. Experienced boarders and freeskiers can put their limits to the test and perfect their style in the Ils Plauns snow park, or the Curnius park on the route from Crap Sogn Gion to Curnius offers freestyle fun for all levels. There are plenty of rails, obstacles and boxes at different levels of difficulty along the entire length of the 1000m long slope.
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More family-friendly summer activities can be found at www.flims.com
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