Summer activities for children in Livigno
What to do in Livigno with the whole family during the summer holidays
Are you in Livigno with the whole family in summer and looking for an activity for your children? You are in the right place: in Livigno, because the most famous holiday resort of Valtellina offers a lot of fun possibilities for the little ones. Please find below the most beautiful things to do in Livigno and its surroundings for the whole family.
Attractions and fun for families on holiday in Livigno
Playgrounds in Livigno for children
For small children, the summer holidays in the mountains are an opportunity to play in the open air, even without going too far: a slide and a swing are enough to have fun for hours, perhaps in the company of other children of the same age on holiday. Livigno offers many parks and playgrounds located throughout the town, both in the centre near the pedestrian shopping area and in the more peripheral areas; there are also areas with children’s playgrounds along Livigno’s cycle and pedestrian path, which runs through the entire valley as far as the lake.
The best playgrounds in Livigno in summer are:
- – the Don Bosco playground near the parish church (Santa Maria Nascente), very close to the centre of Livigno and with free access, Livigno’s largest playground;
- – the Plaza Placheda playground, near the start of the Carosello 3000 cable car, with games for all ages;
- – the Mottolino playground, located along Livigno’s cycle/pedestrian path near the departure point of the Mottolino cable car, surrounded by greenery;
- – the playground on the cycle path in the Tresenda area, at the entrance to Livigno from Switzerland (Forcola pass), which is an excellent rest area during a walk or bike ride with the whole family.
Larix Park Livigno, the adventure park for kids and families
For slightly older children and teenagers – and their parents who are not afraid of adrenaline experiences – there is Livigno’s renowned adventure park, Larix Park: a high-mountain amusement park offering eight routes of varying difficulty suspended among the trees in a forest of centuries-old larches. Suspended walkways, Tibetan bridges, ropes, lianas and trunks are the obstacles but also the means of moving from one tree to another along the routes, in complete safety thanks to the special harnesses. The routes in Larix Park are located at different heights and are suitable for different age groups; there is also a Yepi area inside the park dedicated to younger children.
Aquagranda, the swimming pool where to swim in Livigno and have fun on the slides
If in winter the temperatures drop well below zero, in summer in Livigno it is hot – weather permitting: that’s why you want to take a dip, not in the freezing waters of the lake of Livigno, but in the thermal waters of Aquagranda, the swimming pool of Livigno. Aquagranda offers fun and relaxation possibilities for the whole family: the Slide&Fun area is specially designed for children to swim and play, thanks to winding slides and water games, but also to regenerate adults with sauna, Turkish bath and whirlpools. And there is a well-stocked in-house bar for eating.
Husky Village, summer excursions with sled dogs near Livigno
Among the summer activities not to be missed in Livigno and the surrounding area for families on holiday is the unique opportunity to go on a trekking excursion in the countryside in the company of Husky Village huskies, the sleddog centre in Valdidentro a few kilometres from Livigno. On fine summer days, the huskies, which in winter pull the sleds along an enchanting snowy route, become the perfect companions for a walk in the mountains in the upper Valtellina. Mothers, fathers and children can try the experience of walking in the woods tied in a harness to a husky that leads them to discover the natural wonders of Valdidentro and Val Viola, between Bormio and Livigno, with the possibility of booking a typical Valtellina lunch in a refuge.
Alternatively, for the more adventurous (children over 13), there is also the opportunity to drive a kart pulled by a team of sled dogs on the same route that the huskies take in winter, to try out a fun-packed summer version of sleddog.