Holidays with children at the Hotel eduCARE in Carinthia, Austria are a treat for the whole family. Whether on water or on land: fun is always on the programme! Family holidays on Lake Ossiach have so much in store: how about a boat trip on the Drau? Or maybe the kids would like to explore Monkey Mountain?
What about a trip up to the Gerlitzen Alpe with the Kanzelbahn cable car? At the middle station, you’ll find an adventure park with arguably the best views of the area. Be sure to stop by the Neugarten Almseehütte – need a menu whilst you’re there? Just take a look at their cows, adorned with the names of the dishes served there – Bertha suggests apple strudel.
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Holidays with kids on lake Ossiach
City tours with kids
Culture on your family holidays at lake Ossiach
A guided tour of the historic town of Villach is a lovely experience for young and old. There are plenty of city tours to choose from, you just have to pick one that interests you. Wednesdays are themed days, tours for kids and teens take place on Thursdays and there are popular old town walks every Friday. Just ask the team at the Hotel eduCARE for a few more tips for your family holiday in Carinthia! We look forward to telling you all the fun things you can do here!
Via ferrata & climbing park
Rock climbing with the family
The Arnoldstein climbing area is located directly in Arnoldstein, just behind the local kindergarten. With many easy and short routes, it is very popular with children and beginners. The Kanzianiberg wows visitors with routes of all levels of difficulty – and with special days that introduce kids to the art of climbing whilst encouraging them to give it a go. And of course you can also explore the Gerlitzen Alpe with a carabiner, helmet and harness. If that's not enough to satiate your need for adrenaline, head to the climbing spot with the most beautiful view: the Kletterwald Ossiacher See - suitable for children aged 6 years and older.
Skiing with kids
Family Ski holidays in carinthia, Austria
Ski dreams come true on the Gerlitzen Mountain. Hit the slopes covered in deep powder snow – winter fun at its best! 14 lifts take you to 42 kilometres of slopes. Enjoy the unique feeling of skiing surrounded by nature and be sure to stop by one of the rustic chalets! You’ll find something for every member of the family here. The Gerlitzen specialises in skiing with children, with large practice areas. Plus, it is the only certified children's ski area in Carinthia. Ask us about discounts and special offers for families! The Hotel eduCARE team will be happy to advise you – and also have a few insider tips ready to share!
Sledging & ice skating
Winter family fun
Zipping down a sledging hill – a must on a winter family holiday! Ready, steady, go! Tobogganing near Villach is fun for the whole family. Experience incredible rides down the wild hills of the Dobratsch. Whether leisurely or fast, you can whiz across open clearings or along romantic snowy forest paths. Sledging is a fun change of pace from a sporty day on the ski slopes – and if the kiddies still aren't tired after all that fun, why not make your way to the frozen Lake Ossiach or the Villach town hall for some ice skating?
Christmastime in Villach
Get in the holiday spirit
Christmastime in Villach is magical for everyone. The sparkling lights and soft glow of candles make children’s eyes shine with the magic of the season. It is the romantic atmosphere of the beautifully decorated squares that draws visitors to the old town of Villach. And it is also the many events that make Advent so unique in the region. Our tip: take a Christmas cruise over the Drau and enjoy the city of light from the water. You will be happy you did!
Kärnten Therme – year-round fun
No matter the season, a relaxing day in the Kärnten Therme is a must if you want to truly enjoy some time with the family. Everyone – not only thermal bath lovers – will swoon when they enter the indoor and outdoor pools and relax in the 33°C warm water.
Saunas, massages and beauty treatments are the cherry on top of your day. A trip to the Kärnten Therme will be an adventure for kids, too: they’ll love the fun water slides. And if you look closely, you might see some adults letting their inner child loose on the slides, too!