14 child-friendly campsites in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, offer everything for perfect camping holidays with the entire family.

There is hardly a more child-friendly form of holiday than camping: spending the night under the stars  out in the green, not having to keep to breakfast times, listening to the sounds of the night. And don't forget the kids from the neighbouring tent. They might be perfect adventure buddies.

If you're looking for a child-friendly campsite in Switzerland, then you've come to the right place: The sites around Interlaken, Lake Brienz and Lake Thun offer plenty of space and variety - so that nobody gets bored.  Because when the kids are happy, mum and dad have a holiday too.

Why you should spend a camping holdiday with us, in the heart of the Bernese Oberland?

  • 14 family-friendly campsites in one holiday region
  • from casual 3-star campgrounds to 5-star comfort sites with kids entertainment or water bouncy castle
  • most with playground and many with bathing facilities (direct access to the lake or only a few steps to the lake, children's pool)
  • all campgrounds are situated in the middle of greenery, with lots of nature to explore
  • free WiFi (so they won't miss their favourite show at night)

Things to pack for a camping holiday with children (depending on age)

  • Outdoor games (boccia, beach ball, football, sand toys, possibly scooter or similar)
  • Rainy weather games (cards, pencils & paper, memory, etc.)
  • flashlight or headlamp, possibly night light
  • possibly baby monitor or walky-talky
  • rainwear
  • functional underwear
  • clothesline with clips
  • mosquito spray

The Bernese Oberland: One big adventure playground for kids

Freedom smells like smoke. And sometimes a bit muddy.  And when the bread on a stick - baked by yourself in the open air at the barbecue area - is finally (!) ready after impatient turning and turning, then no menu in the world can top that taste.

It is these moments that make holidays in our region something very special: The mountains, the lakes, the alpine meadows and mountain streams offer room for unspoilt nature experiences for all ages. Parents can enjoy the mountain panoramas along themed paths designed especially for children, because the latter have simply forgotten that they are actually »hiking«. Dwarf adventures and marble runs will keep them moving. Stalactite caves become much scarier with dragon stories. And a family kayak tour on Lake Brienz or Lake Thun can easily be transformed into a great bathing experience.

Want some inspiration? Below we have put together some suggestions for excursions especially for children.  Your hosts will also be happy to help you on site with ideas and tips.

Trips for kids

Make sure you take the CAMPING CARD BERNER OBERLAND with you on all your excursions. You will receive it free of charge from your host on arrival. Upon presentation of the CAMPING CARD BERNER OBERLAND together with your valid guest card, you will benefit from attractive discounts and offers from many tourist partners (participating partners are marked with a blue flag.)

If you like to travel a lot, then a frequent traveller pass may be worthwhile. You can find more information here.