Family holidays in Salzburg Holidays with children in Zell am See-Kaprun

Zell am See-Kaprun is a real all-rounder region: between glacier, mountain and lake you can experience a new adventure every day. And that is exactly why this year-round destination is made for family holidays! In summer as well as in winter, the numerous excursion destinations and activities for children, also suitable for pushchairs, ensure plenty of variety.

Top 10 excursion destinations and activities suitable for children in Zell am See-Kaprun
  1. Schmittenhöhe family mountain with Schmidolin's World of Adventure
  2. Lake Zell experience: lido, boat trip, stand-up paddling & more
  3. The "Cool Kids Fun" children's programme
  4. Ice Arena on the glacier with fun in the snow in summer
  5. Funslope XXL on the Schmittenhöhe
  6. Three snow parks on the Kitzsteinhorn
  7. Alpine Coaster Maisi Flitzer & Maiskogel
  8. Tauern SPA Zell am See-Kaprun
  9. Leisure centre with indoor pool in Zell am See
  10. Water adventure: Sigmund Thun Gorge & Kaprun high mountain reservoirs

 Family holidays in the Zell am See-Kaprun region | © Kitzsteinhorn
Family Paradise Schmittenhöhe

One of the most popular destinations on a family holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun is the Schmittenhöhe. After all, you can even meet a real dragon on the family mountain! The Schmittenhöhe is home to Schmidolin, a friendly dragon. And he is always happy to welcome visitors. In summer, he invites you and your family to his world of adventure, and all the children can support him in his Baptism of Fire as well as mastering tests of courage and solving puzzles together with him. And the highest-situated e-motocross park in Austria also provides action. Here you can compete against others by racing on e-motocross bikes! 

 Family vacation on the Schmittenhöhe | © Schmittenhöhe
Winter holidays with children

In winter, Zell's local mountain – Schmittenhöhe - is the ideal place to learn to ski in a playful way, and to practice your skiing skills on the Funslope XXL. Kickers, rails and even a superpipe are available in Kaprun’s Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski resort: Three snow parks are waiting for you here. In addition, the Maiskogel with its Maisi Park invites even the most junior skiers and snowboarders to have a first try on wave tracks. Here you will also find the Maisi Flitzer: The first Alpine roller coaster in SalzburgerLand, which is open all year round.


A tobogganing excursion on one of the region’s toboggan runs is an experience that will thrill the whole family. The choice ranges from short routes that are easily manageable even with small children to the world’s longest floodlit toboggan run in the neighbouring Wildkogel Arena.

Family vacation in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Kitzsteinhorn
Summer holidays with children in Zell am See-Kaprun

In summer, it is of course Lake Zell that attracts the youngsters: children can splash and play to their heart's content at three lidos around Lake Zell. In addition to access to the lake, all three lidos have pools, slides, trampolines and diving towers, and offer water sports action from stand-up paddling to surfing.  

The region also provides its own holiday programme every summer from May to October: the "Cool Kids Fun" children's programme guarantees fun and action on family holidays in SalzburgerLand from Monday to Friday. Together with qualified supervisors, the children visit a farm, go on a treasure hunt with llamas and alpacas, spend a day at Lake Zell or set off to explore the mountains and the glacier.

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 Summer vacation in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus