The best Open Air Kids Festivals in Switzerland

There’s tons of family and kids friendly festivals in Switzerland that bring you the best of two worlds: fun, music and entertainment, but also family friendly facilities and activities. We have compiled for you below the ultimate list of the best Open Air Kids Festivals in Switzerland.

Almost halfway into the year, it’s finally time to leave the cosy couch behind and step outside to enjoy the sunshine and some fresh air. It’s not only good for you, your kids will thank you, too – after all, who doesn’t love a bit of warmth and sunshine in their lives? With summer coming, festival season is fast approaching, too. Festival season? Isn’t that irrelevant for anyone who’s older than 20 and wants to enjoy some peaceful time with their family, you might ask. Not at all, we say!

2016-05-30_1122FAMILIENFESTIVAL URNÄSCH

Will not take place in 2018 

Sponsored by supermarket group coop, this popular family friendly festival has everything that you could possibly want from a festival for kids and grown ups – Swiss music acts, clowns, a beautiful campground and a surprise event in the evening. Impressed kids guaranteed!


Family festivalsFAMILY FESTIVAL SCHAFFHAUSEN

Another festival where the name says it all: This festival is made for families, for parents and kids alike. Taking place on August 13, its highlight is Bill and Benno concert that your children will be talking about for at least a month after the event.


sonne mon sterne fastivalSONNE MOND STERNE GRÜNINGEN

This legendary family festival has it all: Music, kids’ activities, comedy shows and yoga and meditation lessons for stressed out parents. A self declared “festival for three generations”, this one’s sure to be as family friendly as can be. There’s even a food market with everything from vegan sweets to grilled sausages. Certainly one that shouldn’t be missed!


kinder open airfestival chKINDER OPENAIR ETZIKEN

This one day festival is focused on fun activities for your little ones – and on music, of course. There will be face painting stalls, all the food, bouncing castles and more. One of the smaller festivals for kids, this is an easy to plan, great day out for the whole family.


kinder land festivalKINDERLAND OPENAIR

May-September all over Switzerland

This festival tour will surely come to a place that can easily be reached from wherever you are in Switzerland – it lasts from May until September, after all. Coming to a town near you with numerous Swiss music acts for young and old, this is one of the top things to do with kids in Switzerland this summer.


klapperlapapp-geschichten-und-marchenfestival schweizKLAPPERLAPAPP

The fairy tale and storytelling festival in the enchanted forest.

June – August
From Appenzell to Zurich

Another great family festival is full of magic and mystery. Taking place in different place in the forest it invites you and your little ones to the world of storytelling traditions from early ages till modern time. Tickets at: Link


Can’t pick just one? We recommend you create your personal summer activity plan for the whole family. Who says you can’t go to all the festivals? We recommend pairing ones that have loads of great music like Kinderland Openair with ones that offer a broader range of activities like one of our favourites, Sonne Mond Sterne.

Do you think we have forgotten something? Then please drop us a line on info (at) familyfirst.ch and we will add your tips to our article!

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