Summer 2018 Family Adventure with BIG Family Stubai
Last updated on 12.06.2018
Fun for the little ones while the parents relax. That is how summer should be!
“Bye Mum, see you Dad – I’ll be back later!” This is something that you are very likely to hear a kid say as part of a family holiday in the Stubai Valley. The competent supervisors from the BIG Family Stubai Summer Club are happy to take care of the little ones and transform your holiday into a real adventure with a wide-ranging children’s programme. While the parents are off exploring on their own, the BIG Family mascots, B. Nice & Co., will wow the children with everything they have in store for 2018.
BIG Family will have an extra portion of animal magic this year thanks to Hanna the Hen, with her friends Caroline the Cow, Paul-Gaul the Horse and Olli the Sheep. The supervised BIG Family Summer Club will be getting underway with lots of clucking and neighing for kids aged 4 and older and for teens aged 10 and older on 25 June 2018. These funny fellows really feel at home in the Stubai Valley! They have always longed to be here, longed for the high-speed fun of the summer toboggan run at Serles Park, an exciting journey of discovery between the forest floor and the airy treetops on the Treehouse Trail in Schlick 2000, as well as the sparkling moments promised in the Ice Grotto at the Stubai Glacier and they have never been anything less that the best when it comes to family competence.
BIG Family Fun – every day is an experience
Mountain Olympics, adventure excursions to the Klaus Äuele Kid’s Park, a puzzle tour on the Treehouse Trail and Chocolate Smuggling not only sounds tantalizing, it actually is! Little holiday-makers aged four and above can look forward to this and other exciting programme highlights. The activities for children aged ten and above are even more exciting. Among other things, tandem paragliding, geocaching, the flying fox and stand-up paddle boarding will ensure that even grumpy teenagers will find their holiday in the mountains anything but boring. Parents also love the benefits that come with the BIG Family Stubai Summer Card. It is not only valid for children aged under 15, but it is also free when booked via a BIG Family partner organisation. It includes free rides on the mountain railways as well as reduced entry prices. BIG Family Premium Homes and BIG Family Restaurants also ensure that even the smallest guests will never feel left out on the family holiday.
‘Let’s party’ – BIG Family celebrates the parties whenever they fall
This year, these parties are being held as part of the BIG Family Week, taking place from 23rd to 27th July 2018 and the BIG Family Stubai Summer Festival on 3rd August 2018. The four Stubai Mountain Railways will be soaring to dizzy heights, to gentle alpine meadows and to crystal-clear lakes, all as part of the BIG Family Week. Upon reaching their destination, participants will build boats, fill water bombs, listen to fairy tales, step into different roles and open the door to new magical adventures every day. B.Nice and her relatives B.Ear and B.Fast are inviting you to the amazing BIG Family Stubai Summer Festival, taking place at Kampler See in Neustift on 3 August 2018. Here, you will find a grandson dancing his grandma, while dad takes his daughter to the face-paint stand, and mum accompanies her son to the game stations run by the BIG Family Team and the Playfolk.
‘My happy place’ – mountains, trees, water, glaciers
BIG Family Stubai are not the only ones who are happy, you will be too! No wonder, once you find out the amazing variety of nature that awaits you in Stubai. Whether you are taking a quick look at the mountain landscape or visiting the Serles Park with its family-favourite Serles Lake, including Serles Water. Here at the waterpark, the kids can amuse themselves with the tap-sluice system and the wildwater run, in the huge sand playground, floating on a raft or, new for summer 2018, on the high-ropes course.
Dwarf Bardin is waiting with puzzles, tasks, and lots of interesting information on the Stubai Treehouse Trail in Schlick 2000. Covering almost 5,000m², the forest area is Bardin’s kingdom and an easy-to-walk, buggy-friendly trail leads through his ‘house’; perfect for all the family. The dwarf has also been doing some building work. Starting in summer 2018, he will also be inviting children into his new dwarf workshop, as well as the dwarf’s pointed cap and the dwarf’s music room.
Children can learn how a spherical sun dial works at Elfer in Neustift. This is where you will find the largest walk-in sun dial in the Alps, which marks the start and finish of the thrilling ‘Geh-Zeiten-Wege’. These show how the months got their names, for example, or how old the rocks around the Elfer are. For action and wonder, watch the paragliders and downhill bikers, who launch themselves into the air or down the valley close to the mountain station.
If you want to cool down on the hot summer days, it is definitely worth taking a trip to the Stubai Glacier. Here is where at a height where mountains in other regions have already reached their peak the glacier fun just gets started. This is guaranteed with the children’s play area at the Eisgrat Mountain Restaurant, located 2,900 metres above sea level, where you can experience fascinating glacier phenomena. The kids will certainly have fun at the BIG Family Ice Rally, where there are tricky games to solve about the glacier and the Big Family Mascots.
Finally, fun tasks await on the new wild animal trail (‘Waldtierweg’), which leads from Schönberg in the Stubaital all the way up to the beautiful Gleinser Höfe farmyards. Whether big or small, those hungry for knowledge will learn more about the forest and its inhabitants along the way. It is a question of proving your skill and sharp senses at the five stations along the animal discovery trail.
Family holidays in the Stubai Valley; the perfect mix of fun for kids, relaxation for adults and time for shared experiences. Safe in the knowledge that the kids are in the best hands, a tour of the Seven Summits of Stubai, the WildWaterWay, or the Nature Sites is soothing for parents’ souls.
One ticket, endless experiences: The BIG Family Stubai Summer Card
All children under the age of 15 who go on holiday with a BIG Family partner company receive the BIG Family Stubai Summer Card for free as a welcome gift on arrival. As well as free rides on the mountain railways and reduced entry fees, there is a great leisure programme to be discovered in the amazing alpine world of the Stubai Valley.
Since those responsible in the Stubai Valley take varied family fun seriously, the BIG Family Stubai Summer Club (ending 7 September 2018) is being extended to include a new Autumn Programme from 1 to 26 October 2018. Here, the same motto applies: “Mum, Dad, relax. I’ll be back later!”