Days Out for Kids: Vaud

Tropiquarium de Servion
A zoological area exhibiting a great variety of birds and reptiles in large tropical greenhouses, parks and aviaries. Cafeteria, snackk bar, terrace, play area available. At 1077 Servion.
Mini-Train Pully
Scated at 1/8, real steam, electric locomotives meander along 420m of track through a tunnel, 4 level crossings and a station. Open end-March through October. At 2 chemin des Bains, 1009 Pully.
Aubonne Arboretum
Walk in the woods with easy paths for children. Open all year. Dogs must be kept on a leash. Free entry. Drink-stand open in afternoons April through October weather-permitting. At 1170 Aubonne.
Papiliorama and Nocturama
Discover the world of tropical birds, insects, tortoises, fish and butterflies. Open summer 09:00 to 18:00 and winter 10:00 to 17:00. At 3210 Kerzers.
Labyrinthe Aventure
Adventure maze covering a distance of 3km. Restaurants, picnic area and many games for children. Easily accessible for wheelchairs and prams. Situated in the town of Evionnaz.
Chemins de Fer du Jura
Steam train dating from either 1905 or 1913. Handicap accessible. Restaurant wagon seats 30 people. Suitable for wedding or anniversary party. At 1 rue General-Voirol, 2710 Tavannes.
Centres dAnimation Socioculturelle
Sports activities for age 9-12 including outings, climbing, swimming, etc. This association has 15 centers in various neighborhoods in Lausanne. At 28 chemin de Malley, 1007 Lausanne.
Musee des Grenouilles dEstavayer
Countless objects on the themes of fauna of Lake Neuchatel, old weapons and local history of the 17th kichen are displayed in a series of small interconnecting rooms. At Estravayer Frog Museum, 13 rue du Musee, 1470 Estavayer-le-Lac.
Mini Golf de Divonne
Mini-golf club with guge game areas for kids . At 783 avenue des Alpes, 01220 Divonne-les-Bains, France.
Parcours Aventure de Sciez
Walk on bridges, ropes, pulleys and slide from tree to tree. Minimum height 1m40. Under 18S must be accompanied. At Route de Moulin, 74140 Sciez.
Aquasplash
Water park for adults and children of all ages. Also sports facilities including trampolines, badminton courts and beach volley. Open from May until August from 09:30-19:00 (20:00 in July and August). At 36 ave du Censuy, 1020 Renens.
Happyland New
Switzerlands largest amusement park, with simulators, raft descents, horse riding and more. Located at Granges in the Valais canton.
Earl Poney Club de Sciez
Stabling available,  lessons from 3 years old. Courses of all levels, Hunter, and dressage,   At 1322 Route de Choisy, 74140 Sciez.
Espace Junior - Fribourg
Park with a large play area suitable for children 2-12. Open mid-November to mid-March, Wednesdays and weekends 13:30 to 18:30. Open during Fribourg school and public holidays. At Forum Fribourg, 24 route dAgy, Granges-Paccot, 1700 Fribourg.
Parc Aventure
Park with more than 1000 activities. CHeck website for tariffs and dates. At Foret du Fahy, 1860 Aigle.
Juraparc
Animal park with wolves, bears and bison. Open all year round from 09:00 to nightfall, dogs not accepted. Restaurant inside the park, situated at Mont dOrzeires, 1342 Le Pont-Vallorbe.
Musee du Jeu
Swiss games museum presenting games from around the world from ancient to modern times. The museum also organises birthday parties for children aged 7 upwards. Open from 11:00-17:30, closed Mondays. At 11, rue du Chateau, 1814, La Tour de Peilz.
Nestle Suisse SA
Provides visits of the informative factory and a tour of the factory and tasting the products. April weekdays 09:30-16:00, May through October daily 09:30-16:00. Free visit. At 7 rue Jules-Bellet, 1636 Broc.
Zoo de Servion
The Servion zoo houses felines and primates, and Nordic and local fauna. Restaurant and childrens playground located on the site. Open all year from 09:00-18:00 (17:00 in the winter). Based near Lausanne on the edge of the Jorat forests, 1077 Servion.
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Miniature railway layout. Possibility to ride through 17,000m2 of parks on one of the dozens of steam locomotives. For adults and children alike. Seasonal opening hours. Located next to the Le Bouveret harbour, 1897 Le Bouveret.
Parc Pre Vert de Signal de Bougy
Activities for all the family including golf, badminton, football, volleyball, swings, clowns and even a zoo. Seasonal opening hours. At Bougy Villars just outside Geneva on the Lausanne road.
La Ribambelle
A daycare facility which can be rented for parties weekeday afternoons (except Monday) or Saturday. Bouncy castle can be rented too. At 51 Chemin dEysins, 1260 Nyon.

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