Summer vacations for families
Sometimes vacation planning alone is reason enough for an acute need for recreation. However, when planning family vacations, many questions arise in advance. Which region is family-friendly? Which hotel has something to offer for everyone? Are the activities on offer exciting? Are there child-friendly restaurants? We have compiled the answers for you here. The only thing you should do is pack your bags and head off south. In any case, Ticino and Ascona are perfect for a family vacation together. Because in Giardino Ascona all members of the family can recharge their batteries. Discover Ticino together on exciting excursions, try new sports on the lake or the mountains, and, of course, eat delicious and healthy food. While the little ones play in the Dino Club in its park, the grown-ups sit back and relax.
At a glance
Dino Kids Club
Fun for adults and childrenTicino is truly a wonderland for the little ones. Our Dino Kids Club guide knows exactly where the best corners and places to play are on the grounds of Giardino Ascona. The latter is not afraid of making discoveries or having adventures with the kids. A real all-rounder, who knows the Giardino Ascona and with new ideas acts every day as expedition leader, fun maker, and storyteller. So the adults can sit back and enjoy themselves alone.
The Dino Kids Club in the middle of Giardino Ascona offers everything for a perfect vacation for our little guests. Children aged 3 years and older can play and romp together on the soccer field under the watchful eye of our Kids Guide, do handicrafts, capture vacation memories in picturesque form and fortify themselves at lunch together on the terrace or in the Dino Kids Club itself. Individual childcare for children under 3 years of age is also available by arrangement.
Opening hours low season*:
Tuesday – Saturday
11.00 a.m. to 04.30 p.m.
07.00 p.m. to 09.30 p.m.
High season opening hours:
Monday – Sunday
11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
* Sunday and Monday are closed days during this period.
Rooms and suites
Plenty of space for the whole familyChildren up to 12 years always sleep free of charge in the room of the (grand)parents, with breakfast included. In the double rooms, there is a pull-out sofa bed available for this purpose, except in the category double room Casa Rosa, with a size of 1.2 x 2 meters. However, we recommend a maximum occupancy of two children up to the age of 10 years. In the Junior Suites and Suites, the size of these pull-out sofa beds is 1.6 x 2 meters. We are happy to provide baby cribs for our youngest guests, except in the Casa Rosa double room category. We cannot recommend a combination of a pull-out sofa bed and a baby crib in our double rooms due to space constraints.
For children 13 years and older, the sleeping option with the pull-out sofa beds costs CHF 170 per child per night, also including breakfast in addition to the usual costs for the (grand) parents’ room. An extra extra bed in a double room is not possible. Rooms with connecting doors are available in many room categories at Giardino Ascona. Our reservation staff will be happy to advise you based on your individual space requirements.
Strengthen the bear's hungerAt the latest here the way towards the south was worth it. Round off your stay at the Hotel Giardino Ascona with half board and enjoy your vacation to the full. Whether with an Ayurvedic touch, or sometimes excellent – in the restaurants at the Giardino Ascona is not sought, but found. From breakfast to dinner, young and old will be happy as can be. A separate children’s menu with a choice of quick and easy, dishes for little gourmets. The waiting time until dinner can be bridged with coloring and puzzles so that no boredom arises. Open kids menu
Giardino Dine Around Half Board
CHF 75 per person per day will be charged in the Hide & Seek restaurant. Half board can only be booked for the entire length of stay. For children, half board is recommended from the age of 13. If you visit the star restaurant Ecco Ascona, the half board will be credited to you.
Family activities in Ticino
Still Switzerland – but almost Italy. The Ticino summer exudes a certain lightness and a touch of dolce vita. A fantastic alpine panorama, just waiting to be explored, opens up to you. Of course, this is best done in the mountains themselves, or from the water. Hiking boots, bicycles, and boats are perfect for getting around, depending on your preference and choice of activity. And if you prefer to take it easy, you can find your spot by the lily pond in our bar lounge or the warm spa.
1/4 Activities up to 6 years– Participation in the Giardino children's program • Practice mini golf early • Exploring the surroundings on a treasure hunt • Playing and romping in the Dino Kids Club • and much more -
2/4 Activities for children from 7 to 12 years– Participation in the children's program Giardino • Explore nature while hiking, biking, or by cable car • Early practice in mini golf • High up in the rope park • Play and romp in the Dino Kids Club • and much more -
3/4 Activities for teenagers between 13 and 16 years old– Participation in the Giardino summer program • Hiking and biking in breathtaking alpine scenery • For water rats: surfing, stand-up paddling, sailing, and boat trips • A paragliding flight for that special adrenaline kick • High above it goes in the rope park • and much more -
4/4 Activities parents and grandparents– Participation in the Giardino summer program • Hiking and biking in breathtaking alpine scenery • For water enthusiasts: surfing, stand-up paddling, sailing, and boat trips • Walks, art, and culture on Lake Maggiore and in the surrounding area • Golfing at the Golf Club Patriziale Ascona • Shopping and dining in Ascona • Treatments and workshops at the dipiù Spa, and much more •
Time out is always something to celebrate – whether it’s brunch, the holidays or simply an after-work drink, our upcoming events provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind. For hotel guests and locals alike.
Pure relaxation! For those looking to fully unwind. Pamper your senses, enjoy fine dining and feel relaxed every minute of the day. True bliss.
Get active! Take a boat out on the lake, hit the trails on a bike or paraglide down a mountain. A bit of adventure never hurt anyone.
Challenge your fitness! Build strength, increase your endurance or set new personal bests. Focus on sport and benefit from optimum nutrition.
Be your best self! Discover the potential of your body and mind and use it to the full. Improve your athletic and everyday performance through professional advice and good nutrition.
Improve your health! The health programmes sustainably strengthen the body and mind. Whether back issues, weight problems or stress: we can improve and protect our health.
Unwind from head to toe! The time has come to focus on finding your centre. Breathe deeply, eat consciously and improve your well-being with invigorating treatments. You will feel fantastic for it.
We are all looking for the perfect experience. The perfect hotel, the perfect place, or the perfect moment. But what is perfect for you? Giardino has a few ideas ready and has divided them into six themes. Click through the offers and give your stay a personal upgrade.
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Overnight stay, green fee, direct access to the course and golf check-up included
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Giardino route: Sun chaser
By car or motorbike in summertime from Zurich to Ascona and back
Star Aperitif with Rolf Fliegauf
2-star chef Rolf Fliegauf invites to the aperitif
Guided by Giardino: Touring with the head concierge
A tour through Ascona
Giardino Flower Power
Individuelle Blumendekoration der hauseigenen Floristin Martina Frei
Special Retreat: Get to know Ayurveda
Perfect as an introduction to ayurveda or as a refresher
Special Retreat: Detox with Ayurveda
A 6 day programme available in May, June, August and October
Special Retreat: Ayurveda Rejuvenation
A 6 day programme available in May, June, August and October
Our Giardino Coach helps you to achieve your desired goal