Lake Garda with Children: theme parks and other things to do

Lake Garda is an ideal destination for a holiday with children or for a field trip outdoors. There are many attractions, a lot of nature, several bike paths, safe beaches, tranquility, hotels equipped to welcome children, and most of all, many parks where you can have fun with the whole family.

When one thinks about what to do on Lake Garda with children, big theme parks like Gardaland, Movieland, or Caneva World, who don’t need big presentations, come to mind.

These parks offer the little ones the possibility of meeting fantastic characters up close, and offer the older ones many thrilling attractions. But there are several less-known attractions for children on Lake Garda. Let’s discover them.

Lake Garda Water, holiday and theme parks

The Rimbalzello Adventure Park

During a holiday with children on Lake Garda one must visit the Rimbalzello Adventure Park, in Barbarano di Salò, only 1km from the town of Salò. It’s one of the main things to do with children on Lake Garda. This fun park has 5 itineraries that allow grown-ups and children to feel the thrill of being 15m above the ground, walking and climbing, among tibetan bridges, steel ropes, tree trunks, and Tarzan-style lianas.

The paths are divided depending on the level of difficulty. The yellow paths are ideal for children who are at least 1m tall (3-4 years of age), and they include a cableway that runs for 12m. Moving on we find the paths for children who are 120cm tall (about 7 years of age), and the more challenging ones that are recommended for the bigger kids, at least 140cm tall (around 10 years of age), that adults can do also.

For children between the ages of 3 and 6 there is an innovative and sensorial path that allows them to experiment, discover, and explore nature. All the necessary material is supplied by the park staff, allowing the entire family to have fun while staying safe.

The Rimbalzello Adventure Park is inside the “Rimbalzello” Park of the same name, which also gives access to a private beach that belongs to the Rimbalzello Village, as well as wide green spaces, tennis courts, mini soccer fields, beach volley, and a pizzeria.

It is thus an ideal place on Lake Garda to celebrate events like birthday parties. There are also summer camps available both for children and teenagers. The entry fee depends on the chosen itinerary.

The cost and opening hours can be found on their official website:

Children in action at the Rimbalzello Adventure Park on Lake Garda

Water park La Quiete

Where to go on Lake Garda with children? Among the morainic hills of the town of Lonato del Garda, in the province of Brescia, only a few kilometres south of Lake Garda, is the water park La Quiete. Its area is over 120,000 meters squared and there are three main pools: Pool Laguna, Pool Family, and Pool Relax.

The water park also has an area called Buccaneer Splash where children can have fun with pirate themed water games, while the older children and family members can relax playing beach volley or minigolf.

The cost and opening hours can be found on their official website:

Water park La Quiete

Parco Natura Viva and Parco Sigurtà

Among the other parks for children on Lake Garda where you can spend pleasant days are also the Parco Natura Viva of Bussolengo, a splendid zoo where you can admire over 200 species of different animals that has always actively worked to maintain and protect endangered species, and the Parco Sigurtà of Valeggio sul Mincio, a 60 hectare wise natural space where you can view the spring blooming of the tulips during the Tulipomania Festival, one of many events for the children of Lake Garda.

In 2015 Parco Sigurtà has been recognised as the second most beautiful park of Europe by the European Garden Award, who awarded he German Hannover park first.

The cost and opening hours can be found on their official websites: -

Parco Sigurtà

Lake Garda with children by bicycle

It's one of the many things to do on Lake Garda with Children. Thanks to its vast network of bike paths and breathtaking views, Lake Garda is the ideal place for a trip with the whole family on bicycles. The available itineraries are numerous, as well as simple and ideal for children.

One of the best known is the new suspended bike path, 2.5km long, from Limone del Garda to Capo Reamol, directly above the lake. In the town of Limone there are several businesses that offer bike rental services.

Garda By Bike Suspended bike path

Beaches for children on Lake Garda

Some of the best beaches for children on Lake Garda are in Manerba, on the western shore of the lake. It has 11 equipped beaches with campsites nearby.

Another beautiful and free beach is Grostol in Limone del Garda, surrounded by comforts and services. On the Verona coast you can find the Mermaid Bay of San Vigilio, a beach that is accessible with a small fee with a beautiful park. This is a starting point for many excursions on Lake Garda.

Limone beach on Lake Garda

Boat trips on Lake Garda

What to see with the children on Lake Garda? The best way to discover the lake and its beauties is aboard a boat. Among the many exclusive services we offer there's the possibility to opt for a brief two hour trip to see the lake's two main islands up close: Garda Island and the Island of Saint Biagio, also known as Rabbit Island due to the rabbits that freely live on it.

This excursion on Lake Garda with children is a good opportunity to relax, with the possibility of visiting Romantica Beach in Manerba del Garda, and by asking for a personalised itinerary, you can discover alternative viewing points for the dozens of splendid liberty style historical villas and the 1800's palaces spread across the brescian coast, such as the Martinengo Terzi Palace, Vittoriana Villa, and Titynino Villa.

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Boat tour on Lake Garda with Beeboatservice

Hotels for children on Lake Garda

There are many well-equipped hotels to make spending holidays with children a pleasant and unforgettable experience.

Hotels and residences for children on Lake Garda are capable of satisfying the entire family's needs: not only spas and hot springs to allow mom and dad to relax, but also several mini clubs and entertainment programmes for the little ones, as well as playing areas and pools for children of different ages.

Some of the best hotels equipped to host families with children are the:

Your family Holiday can then be completed with a visit to one of the many farm houses with animals for children on Lake Garda.


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