Are you looking for a kids-friendly place where you can spend your winter holidays? You found it!
Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo: two family-friendly destinations who care about families with children on snow. We are waiting for you for the weekend or your holiday on snow with many activities and services perfect for families with children in an amazing natural scenery: the Brenta Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage.
Among the family-friendly offers and services:
In the heart of the Adamello Brenta Nature Park, Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo in winter are the perfect place for families: a big natural playground covered in soft snow where to slide, create snowmen and have snowballs battles. Not too far, you can pass from liveliness to glamour in the town center; from fairy tales woods and uncontaminated places where to go snow-shoeing, dog- sledding with husky dogs or eating in romantic mountain huts reachable by snow cat. The happiness of children, but also of their parents!
Prà Rodont, in Pinzolo, is particularly indicated for families with children and, in general, for who starts to ski.
Two easy ski runs suggested to people who ski for the first time: the first steps slope, with minimum gradients and a fun family park, Rendy Park, with a short obstacles path and a great travellator for baby-skiers.
If you are an expert skier the area offers different level ski runs.
Between ski rides, children from 3 to 8 years old can relax at the Tana di Rendy, a miniclub with animation, open from December 19 to March 20, every day from 10 am to 3 pm. Many are the activities offered: group activities, fairy tales readings, cooking lessons and much more.
In Prà Rodont, under the arrival of the lifts, a short and not too tender descend, is often occupied by those who enjoy sliding on snow with sledges or bobs.
If you want to eat at high altitude, without going too far from the slopes, two are the alternatives indicated with children: the self-service restaurant in Prà Rodont, in front of the first steps slope, or at the Doss del Sabion restaurant, 2.100 m high, reachable from Prà Rodont with the Rododendro 4-seats chairlift. From here the panorama is amazing! For not skiers, it’s possible to get back to Prà Rodont by chairlift.
Both restaurants are “Family Friendly activities” and they offer menus and special services for kids as high chairs, changing tables, and kids meals.
For new skiers there’s also a great ski school for children, the Rendy Ski School which offers different programs: individual lessons, group 20 hours courses (for children under 13 years old) or 25 hour weeks (full day courses, for not beginners from 6 to 13 years old) with final competition and award ceremony of young participants. To complete the offer: group lessons for extra young kids (from 3 and a half years old to 5 years old) of 2 hours per day from Monday to Friday, with ski instructors and a tutor. Finally, a short-course, for who spends the weekend in Pinzolo, dedicated to kids from 5 years old.
Info and booking: +39 0465 501540 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you need to rent the equipment? No problem: just at the start of the cable car, perfect for who has children, there is a well-furnished sport shop with professional salesmen ready to suggest the best equipment for your children. The rental also has a heated deposit to leave the equipment at the end of the day, without the need of bringing it back to the hotel.
The chances for young skiers in Madonna di Campiglio are many.
Almost all the schools offer group week courses for children from 6 to 13 years old with a duration of 2/3 hours a day, divided according to the number of participants.
Vip or elite formula courses with maximum 5 participants; collective standard groups with a maximum of 10/13 participants. At the end of the course, final competition with award ceremony and gift for all kids.
For the youngest, starting from 3-4 years old, there are baby formula courses: specific ski classes for young skiers that will learn how to ski while playing with expert ski instructors. To know more about it visit the websites of the Italian ski schools that you can find in this page.
The kinderheim “La Baita del Bimbo”, in the centre of Madonna di Campiglio, open from December to April, is a miniclub that proposes a rich programme of animation for kids. Open from 10 am to 4 pm, the staff of “La Baita del Bimbo” will take care of your children who will have the chance to ski with the instructors in the morning.
After lunch at the restaurant, children will spend the afternoon with the animation and sport programme organized indoor and in the open air. Kids can also take part to ski lessons with the instructors of Scuola di Sci Rainalter and use the Baby Rainalter tapis roulant, right in the heart of Madonna di Campiglio.
To know more about it: www.baitadelbimbo.it.
Ski pass cost: it depends on the period and duration; for all the details you can visit the website of Funivie Campiglio. Just know that, only for kids, there is the Free Ski Pass promotion-children under 8 years old, if with a paying adult, will have a free ski pass of the same kind of the one that the adult have bought. Take a look at the promotional weeks also, during which ski passes are included in the stay (more details here).
The alpine guides of Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo organize outdoors with snow-shoes, more or less demanding: morning, afternoon or evening at the mountain hut. You can participate on your own, while the kids are at a ski course, or with the family. Password: kids-friendly!
Another beloved activity for children are educational farms. Guided tours, educational labs, games and tasting to learn the secrets of life in the farm and getting close to the production of local products, healthy and biological.
Sleddog is an exciting experience for children. Through woods and snow expanses, on a sledge trained by incredible husky dogs, kids will learn how to get in contact and love them.
Husky dogs are waiting for you at the winter farm in Malga Darè, reachable walking along a 2 km path that starts in Campo Carlo Magno where you can also find some lamas, alpacas, Scottish cows, little rabbits and other exciting surprises. Info and booking: +39 333 1328490.
You have gone skiing, snow shoeing, and sleddog riding but.. the adventure isn’t over! Many other family-friendly activities will fill your days with your kids in Val Rendena: ice skating, swimming, museums, a jump on inflatables, indoor climbing and reading… while playing!
Here are some tips for a family holiday:
Do you want to give to your children the joy and excitement of a snow cat ride?
Bring him to dinner with a big snow cat! There is not one single child that won’t be thrilled about it!
You’d better book on time, especially during high season. The snow cat service is offered by the refuge who will explain you where you’ll be picked up. In Madonna di Campiglio the mountain restaurants with snow cat are:
The winter calendar is rich of offers for kids who, on their own or with mum and dad, can spend great days with their peers.
In Pinzolo, for example, there is the miniclub La Casa di Rendy, at the Paladolomiti, in the heart of Pinzolo, which proposes activities for children from 4 to 10 years old during Christmas time. You can leave your child there with some trustworthy staff members and spend a couple of hours relaxing or walking along the town streets. Cost: € 5 half day, € 10 full day.
The miniclub is open from December 5-8 from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.30 to 7 pm; December 12-13 from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.30 to 7 pm; From December 19 to January 6: from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.30 to 7 pm. January 1 from 3.30 to 7 pm. Closed on Christmas day.
Info and booking: Pro Loco Pinzolo - email@example.com.
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Just for families, the Giocovacanza hotels guarantee a fun experience for kids and parents. Services such as:
They will guarantee you a well organized holiday. Giocovacanza partners are: Hotel Bellavista in Giustino, which is also Family District hotel together with Hotel Corona Wellness and Centro Pineta Family Hotel & Wellness in Pinzolo.