Discover nature in summer with BIG Family Stubai
Last updated on 20.05.2019
A double dose of family happiness: a cool children’s programme & top trip opportunities!
The child-friendly BIG Family program of the Tyrolean Stubai Valley means adventure, fun and variety and offers the best environment for a fantastic family holiday. Its central location in the heart of the Alps means that it is quick and easy to reach the valley. Accommodation such as the BIG Family Homes and the BIG Family partner businesses, who know equally well what makes guests happy – whether little or big – the capable BIG Family Stubai Summer Club supervisors, and especially the new developments in the Stubai Mountains, make it a destination, which promises summer adventure.
Other members of BIG Family Stubai include the mascot B. Nice, her fun-loving companions and the best trained carers in the valley. In summer 2019 they will be supported by the daring “Wendelin Wasserfloh”, who has a lot of fun in store. Together they form the BIG Family Stubai expert team, which knows where the best adventures are to be had and where to discover new things.
Family Fun to the Power of Four
Even during school breaks, holiday fun is easy to multiply. A total of four mountain railways await you with incomparable views, beautiful trails for walking, places to play and discover, and all sorts of excursion highlights.
A trip into the ice age
An impressive novelty can be found on the Stubai Glacier in summer 2019. At the Bergstation Eisgrat, at an altitude of 2,900 meters, an imposing wooden mammoth takes you right back into the ice age. The six meter high, seven meter long creature is an adventure playground with many different activities and also a popular spot for taking photos. Which of your friends would not be amazed by a snapshot with this prehistoric giant, sent straight to their smartphone, with a cool greeting from the eternal ice? Speaking of cool: 30 meters below the surface, kids in the ice grotto on the Stubai Glacier playfully learn about glacial phenomena at the BIG Family Ice Rally.
Exploring the adventure trails
In the Schlick 2000 hiking centre, various theme trails invite you to discover nature. The flora of the area is presented on the “Alpenpflanzenlehrpfad” (alpine plant nature trail) and on the “Naturlehrweg” (nature trail) the animals stand at the centre of the different stations which are there to be discovered. In the “Abendweide” (evening meadow), resting points provide some relaxation, before the “Scheibenweg” (disc trail), where things can get pretty frantic as the children run along after their wooden discs. The dwarf Bardin leads his regiment between the middle station of Froneben and Alpengasthof Vergör. This is where you will find the “Baumhausweg” (treehouse path), an easily walkable, buggy-friendly route which is lined with tree houses. The individual stations in the treetops are true wooden jewels, perfect for romping around.
Easy access to the cool water
In Mieders, it’s the Serlesbahn and the Serlespark that are the great attraction. The new development here is the gently sloping access to the idyllic reservoir pond and the three smaller pools with many opportunities for playing, splashing around and building sand castles. In total, there are two kilometers of barrier-free access around the lakes – perfect for prams. Starting this year, an addition to the valley station of the Serlesbahn has also made it possible for more gondolas to be in operation, which means it is now possible to have more goes on the summer toboggan run. On to summer toboggan fun which is to be had on Serlesbahn Mieders.
Night-time on the mountain
A very special experience for little night owls can be had on the Elferbahn in Neustift. Between 16 July and 20 August 2019, it will be running six times, always on Tuesdays, on the sunset rides until the evening hours, ending at 9.30 pm. Quite apart from this, a visit of the Elfers is also highly recommended during the day. Not far from the mountain station is the largest walk-in sundial in the Alpine region. It is a great viewpoint and also the start and end of the very informative “Geh-Zeiten-Wege” (Time Tracks) which explore ideas of space and time. Family holidays in the Stubai Valley are thus valuable in all sorts of ways: they bring children closer to nature, make them more appreciative of their time off together and provide lasting memories!
Barnstorming BIG Family program starting on 24/06/2019
In the BIG Family Summer Club, two age groups set out to discover nature in Stubai. For children from the age of five, this means, among other things, exciting treehouse rallies, wild animal quizzes, visits to Kid’s Park Klaus Äuele and riding trips with ponies. The older children and youngsters aged 10 and up explore the valley during adventurous activities. They solve puzzles as they go geocaching, rise to lofty heights during tandem paragliding, plunge into the cool water on rafting tours and test their muscles against the rough rocks of the via ferrata experience.
Children below the age of 15 who stay with a BIG Family Stubai Summer Club partner receive the BIG Family Stubai Summer Card upon check-in. It entitles them to participate in the program and includes the transfer services to the base at the “Kampler See” (Lake Kampl), free rides with the four Stubai cable cars, one free entry to two outdoor pools, and many other discounts.
As well as spreading good spirits, the BIG Family Stubai is really good at something else too: Celebrating! On 02/08/2019 the great BIG Family Summer Party will be taking place at “Kampler See”. Between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, fabulous beings will also be playing in this almost magical place. In the activity areas, the play folk provide the best kind of entertainment. Exciting walks and diverse acts characterise the BIG Family Week from 22/07/2019 to 26/07/2019. For magic extravaganzas, circus workshops, a clown show and a puppet theatre, just head off in the direction of the four Stubai cable car lines.