Lake Garda with children

Here are 10 activities to do at Lake Garda to have fun all together

29 November 2022
Lake Garda with children

Water sports, activities in nature, gastronomic itineraries and discovering the history of the area: different experiences each time, which satisfy different travellers and allow for proposals suitable for all ages. This is why discovering Lake Garda with children and teenagers is an excellent idea for spending free time and holidays with the family! Excursions in the mountains, walks in the woods, boat tours, yoga lessons or tastings are some samples of the rich family-format offer of NowMyPlace. Let's discover it together.

Experience Lake Garda with children: the proposals of NowMyPlace

Meeting the needs of all members of the family can seem like a feat when it comes to travelling and choosing a place where everyone can enjoy unforgettable experiences, even the little ones. Lake Garda, besides being a true jewel of nature, can be visited and experienced without age restrictions, in a way that is always different and always satisfying. There are, in fact, so many activities that you can enjoy as a family: we have selected ten to give you a taste of the variety of experiences you can choose from for a trip to Lake Garda in the company of children.

1. Bike tours for the whole family in Toscolano Maderno

Ready to get on an electric bike? Lake Garda tours with e-bikes will let you discover hidden bits of paradise. A proposal for the whole family is the tour to Toscolano Maderno, recommended for ages 6 and up and suitable for people with a good physical condition, since even though it is a short route: a 15-km track that can be covered in about two hours. It starts from one of the most important sport centres with e-bike hire on the Brescia coast and pedals along flat white roads and lakeside cycle paths until crossing the via Cartiere and the historic town centre.

2. Trekking on Lake Garda with children

Another versatile activity, which easily adapts to the needs of a family with children and young people, is trekking. This outdoor discipline offers direct contact with nature at a slow pace. Walking on the paths that run along Lake Garda will lead you to the discovery of panoramic viewpoints of great visual impact, from which you can admire the lake and its shores in peace and quiet. You can choose treks of a short, medium or long duration, suited to the level of physical fitness and age of those taking part. The light trek to the Church of San Bartolomeo, for example, is ideal for families with children aged 12 and up and will amaze you with views of the Gulf of Salò.

3. Nature walks

On Lake Garda it is possible to admire a great variety of plants, due to the coexistence of different landscapes and climates. A nature walk in the company of a botanist is the perfect way to get closer to the biodiversity of the area. On the western shore of the lake, children and teenagers will be guided by an expert on a journey through Mediterranean and Alpine plants, in the centuries-old park of an 18th-century villa. The experience is suitable for families with children from 3 years of age and children from 11 years of age.

4. Farm snack

Tastings might seem like events that only involve adults, but this format can easily be revisited and opened up to families. In the heart of the Valtènesi, for example, you can immerse yourself in an agricultural and natural environment where you can rediscover genuine products. For adults, there will be four different local wines, while for children there will be organic juices, all paired with platters of cold meats, cheeses, focaccia and crostini. The farm snack is designed for everyone: children from 2 years of age can participate.

5. Tasting by the pool

Another proposal is a tasting at the natural organic pool, a full immersion in nature to experience a whole day among flower beds, to the relaxing song of birds, enjoying the peace of the place, while children play freely.

6. Creative activities for the whole family

A family holiday on Lake Garda can also be a time to do something creative or artistic. NowMyPlace has thought of a rich offer of such experiences: among the arts and crafts workshops, for example, you will find drawing and clay workshops, where the little ones can express their creativity even on holiday.

7. Excursions on horseback

Taking children and teenagers horseback riding is an experience they will not easily forget. Among the alternatives offered by NowMyPlace is the gnome forest ride, where the little ones can familiarise themselves with the ponies in small groups (the experience is designed for a maximum of three participants, from 1 to 6 years of age).

From 4 to 7 years of age, there is the Valtenesi hill walk, riding ponies, while to explore the area of Toscolano and Gargnano you can choose the horseback excursion through historic places and olive groves. This experience is suitable for people who already know how to ride a horse and who are over the age of 14.

8. Photo-trekking with children from 11 years old

Nature offers great emotions. So why not immortalise the Garda landscapes during a photo-trekking for the whole family? You can do it at the Rocca di Manerba, on the west coast: accompanied by an expert photography guide, you will move through the hilly landscapes to discover unspoilt places inhabited by many animals living on the banks and in the woods. The route is also recommended for absolute beginners, who want to familiarise themselves with nature photography, and suitable for families with children aged 11 years or older.

9. Yoga for children

Physical activity is a game for children, who also like to try their hand at something new and unexpected. Why not spend a different morning or afternoon, then, doing yoga with the family, in the green surroundings of Lake Garda?

You can choose between shared experiences, intended for everyone, in Padenghe or Desenzano del Garda, or specific proposals for the youngest, from 4 to 12 years old.

10. Family Day Adventure

Fancy spending a day with the family, but far from the usual clichés? We have just the solution for you! The Family Day Adventure, for groups of 4 or 6, will allow you to have a qualified instructor at your disposal, with whom you can practice activities such as kitesurfing, windsurfing or other water and land sports. The experience, for families with children from 6 years of age, also includes a trek to get to know the area better and have fun all together.

Why choose NowMyPlace proposals for the family

Family activities are tailor-made experiences for children and young people, allowing them to have fun together with adults and to spend quality time together, exploring not only the area but also themselves, thanks to group activities, precious moments to experience interpersonal relationships. In fact, contact with nature, which is constant at Lake Garda, makes it possible to strengthen ties and test oneself with small challenges that help one grow. All in maximum safety, because the group is always accompanied by professional instructors.

Tours can be a time for your family only or an opportunity to get to know other travellers, with whom you can share the experience, depending on the number of participants.

Discover all Lake Garda experiences NowMyPlace!

Creative Routes
Photo-Trekking in the Sebino marshes of Lake Iseo

Photo-Trekking in the Sebino marshes of Lake Iseo

Lake Garda - North coast - Provaglio d'Iseo

A nature walk in the Torbiere del Sebino Nature Reserve, combining a desire for creativity with respect for the natural environment

3h

Max 10

from 50

Available
Photo-Trekking at the Rocca di Manerba at Lake Garda

Photo-Trekking at the Rocca di Manerba at Lake Garda

Lake Garda - North coast - Manerba

A nature walk in the Rocca di Manerba Nature Park, a magical and uncontaminated place

3h

Max 10

from 50

Available
The ancient art of the herbalist: harvesting and processing essences

The ancient art of the herbalist: harvesting and processing essences

Lake Garda - West coast - Vobarno

From the fields to the distillery, a look at the world of medicinal plants

3h 30m

Max 15

from 50 per Adult-10%

Available
Discovering an apiary: the world of bees in one day

Discovering an apiary: the world of bees in one day

Lake Garda - West coast - San Felice del Benaco

An experience that will open the doors to one of the most fascinating kingdoms of the animal world

2h 30m

Max 10

from 50 per Adult-10%

Available
Creating a Kokedama in a floral workshop with expert botanist

Creating a Kokedama in a floral workshop with expert botanist

Lake Garda - West coast - Raffa

Kokedama identifies an ancient Japanese technique whereby a vase is made entirely by hand

2h

Max 4

from 60

Available
Lake Garda terrarium course with an experienced flower designer

Lake Garda terrarium course with an experienced flower designer

Lake Garda - West coast - Raffa

Join a terrarium course on Lake Garda, led by a flower designer. Create and learn artistic techniques in a floral workshop.

2h

Max 4

from 60

Available
Watercolour course on Lake Garda: immerse yourself in art

Watercolour course on Lake Garda: immerse yourself in art

Lake Garda - South coast - Ponti sul Mincio

Join a watercolour course on Lake Garda in an art studio. Experience watercolour painting and take home a unique work of art.

2h 30m

Max 6

from 65 per Adult

Available
Fresco course in art studio in the Lake Garda hinterland

Fresco course in art studio in the Lake Garda hinterland

Lake Garda - South coast - Ponti sul Mincio

An experience for those who wish to experiment their artistic potential in the vast world of illustrative arts

3h

Max 6

from 85 per Adult

Available
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Kids & Family
A family day of water sports and hiking at Lake Garda

A family day of water sports and hiking at Lake Garda

Lake Garda - West coast - Campione

The opportunity to live an exciting experience, immersed in the nature of Lake Garda.

9h

Max 6

from 120 -50%

Available
Family Bike Tour through the valleys at Lake Garda

Family Bike Tour through the valleys at Lake Garda

Lake Garda - West coast - Toscolano Maderno

Enjoy a relaxing e-bike tour of Lake Garda with children and teenagers, exploring the nature and history of the Valle delle Cartiere with an expert guide.

2h

Max 10

from 40 per Adult-15%

Available
Harvesting vegetables in the dynamic organic garden with an agronomist

Harvesting vegetables in the dynamic organic garden with an agronomist

Lake Garda - West coast - Puegnago

Meet in the field, on the family estate, to discover the crops of the season

1h

Max 10

from 30 per Adult

Available
Nature walk with experienced botanist at Salò

Nature walk with experienced botanist at Salò

Lake Garda - West coast - Salò

An exciting experience for nature lovers, but also for those who want to combine the beauty of a place with the nature that surrounds it

1h

Max 12

from 30 per Adult

Available
Yoga for children in nature at Desenzano del Garda

Yoga for children in nature at Desenzano del Garda

Lake Garda - South coast - Desenzano

It is yoga rethought in a playful way, but which borrows the use of positions from traditional yoga

1h

Max 12

from 20 per Adult-15%

Available
A day in the mountains for young explorers in the Brenta Dolomites

A day in the mountains for young explorers in the Brenta Dolomites

Lake Garda - North coast - Madonna di Campiglio

A day designed for 13–17-year-olds, young explorers and future adventurers

8h

Max 10

from 95 per Youth-20%

Available
A walk in the woods of the Lake Garda hinterland in search of wild mushrooms

A walk in the woods of the Lake Garda hinterland in search of wild mushrooms

Lake Garda - West coast - San Michele

A pleasant walk in the shadows of the forest, to learn more about mushrooms

3h

Max 12

from 40 per Adult-10%

Available
Alpaca Walk at Lake Garda from San Felice

Alpaca Walk at Lake Garda from San Felice

Lake Garda - West coast - Prevalle

A special opportunity to discover the beauty of this area and the particularity of this sweet exotic animal

1h 30m

Max 15

from 25 per Adult

Available
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