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Day trips for families

  • Gardaland Waterpark

    Recommended by Diana Warburg

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    Gardaland Waterpark is a huge outdoor waterpark with a baby lagoon for babies and toddlers and a variety of rides and swimming pools for older children. There is a large grassy area for children to play on as well as sunloungers and a bar for mums and dads.
    Via Gaetano Airaghi 61, 20153 Milan
    (+39) 02 48200134

    "This is one of my favourite activities to do with the children in the summer. There is so much to choose from – slides, rafts, large rubber rings, choice of swimming pools etc. They also do entertainment shows which are a bit cringey but they children love them!" (DW, Feb 2012)

  • Gardaland Theme Park & Sealife Aquarium

    Recommended by Diana Warburg

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    Located on the south-eastern banks of the Lake of Garda, the Gardaland Amusement Park is a theme park with a great variety of attractions and shows. It is also home to the Sealife Aquarium. The park offers numerous rollercoasters and rides for all ages.
    Pescheira, Lake Garda
    (+39) 0456449777

    "My oldest children didn’t stop talking about the blue tornado roller coaster for weeks! Unfortunately the queues for this were horrendous but it didn’t stop the children’s enjoyment. There are a variety of ages and my little ones really enjoyed the DoReMi Farm Tractor ride and the mini ferris wheel. We were surprised by how good the food was (even vegetarian options)"
    (DW, Feb 2012)

  • Lago Maggiore Adventure Park

    Recommended by Julia Fielding

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    Situated in a picturesque location on the Piedmontese coast of Lake Maggiore lies Lago Maggiore Adventure Park. There are a variety of activities for children and adults including different level suspension courses, climbing walls, Acro-Jump trampolines and cycling courses.
    Strada Cavalli 18, Baveno

    "Park is open from March to November from 10am to 7pm. If you drive from Milan you take the A8-Laghi A26 direction Gravellona Toce, exit Baveno/Stresa. Great for kids with lots of energy!" (JF, March 2012)