Holidays for family on lake Garda
Lake Garda is known to be one of the favorite places in Italy for holidays with children or for a weekend away to spend in the open air. In addition to the mild climate and the splendid nature that surrounds the largest Italian lake, in fact, there are many activities for the whole family. Embraced by three regions - Veneto, Trentino and Lombardy - Lake Garda is easily accessible by car or public transport from the main cities of the north.
One of the most fun and pleasant ways to stay with children on Lake Garda is camping, and in the surroundings of the lake you are spoiled for choice. The services offered by the campsites are of the highest quality, and range from swimming pools with slides to play areas for children, private beaches, restaurants, sports facilities, shops, minimarkets, whirlpool tubs for relaxing, spas, gyms, entertainment and mini clubs.
WHAT TO DO WITH CHILDREN ON LAKE GARDA
What to do once you arrive on the lake? Relax on the free or equipped sandy beaches, sunbathe and swim in the waters, play with the little ones in the pool or in the many areas dedicated to them. The crystalline waters of the lake allow, in the hottest periods, to practice a lot of water sports, from windsurfing to sailing to diving. But not just water: the shores of Lake Garda are ideal for cycling , whether it's to take your first steps on two wheels or to run fast, thanks to the many routes of varying difficulty and cycle paths. Trekking lovers will then find something suited for them, and kilometers for their shoes, along the various hiking trails that offer majestic views and panoramas.
BEACHES FOR CHILDREN ON LAKE GARDA
What is the first thing the little ones ask for when they arrive on vacation? To take a bath, of course! There is certainly no shortage of wonderful beaches on Lake Garda. On the Lombard shore, you go from Limone sul Garda to Desenzano, but also Gardone Riviera, Manerba and its Rocca, San Felice del Benaco, the Island of San Biagio (known as the Isola dei Conigli) or Sirmione.
Also, in the Veneto Garda area we find corners of the sea "moved" into the lake, such as the Park Baia delle Sirene and the beaches between Lazise and Bardolino. Finally, also on the Trentino side of the lake there is no shortage of suggestive beaches, especially in the area around Torbole.
OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN ON LAKE GARDA
A boat ride on the waters of the lake is fun for the whole family: the tour of the peninsula of Sirmione and the tour of the fortified walls of Peschiera del Garda are particularly recommended for the beauty of the flora and fauna you come across. For carefree entertainment, there are also various minigolf courses (the one in Bardolino is even equipped with a playground area), amusement parks, and the many play areas also near the numerous campsites where you will stay.
Do not miss the tours to the many waterfalls in the Garda area, including the Ponale, Varone, Molina waterfalls, and the tours to discover the castles, which will leave not only children speechless. Absolutely to visit the castle of Desenzano, Sirmione, Malcesine, Lazise, the ancient stronghold of Padenghe and the fortress of Torri del Benaco.
AMUSEMENT PARKS FOR CHILDREN ON LAKE GARDA
Gardaland is certainly the largest and most well-known theme park in Italy. Its attractions are perfect for both children and teenagers thanks to the subdivision into Adventure, suitable for all ages, Adrenaline, for a thrill of adventure, Fantasy, for children. For some years Gardaland has expanded its offer with Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium , an aquarium that houses 5,000 specimens of over one hundred different species in 40 tanks.
Staying on the "water" theme, the Caneva Aquapark , with its slides, pools and relaxation areas, is guaranteed fun. For the more contemplative and nature lovers, along the course of the Mincio, in the town of Valeggio sul Mincio, there is the Parco Giardino Sigurtà , a gigantic garden with exhibitions, labyrinths, marvelous flowers and educational itineraries. The Parco Natura Viva , on the other hand, is a huge zoological garden and center for the protection of endangered species. It is located a few steps from Lake Garda, as well as Movieland, the fir st amusement park dedicated to the world of cinema, which recreates the film sets of the films that made history with attractions, live shows and virtual experiences.