The mountain resort of Crans-Montana, located in the heart of the Valais canton – Switzerland’s most popular tourist region, provides a wealth of opportunities for anyone searching for adventure or relaxation during the summer months.
But a new festival dedicated to families and their children has launched for the first time this year.
Am Stam Gram
The first edition of this festival is launching during the summer of 2019 from July 19-21, as part of an extensive family offering that has seen Crans-Montana awarded the exclusive ‘Family Destination’ label by the Swiss Tourism Federation as one of only two destinations in the French speaking part of the country.
The aim of the festival is to transport children into a world of games and immersive and participative adventures. Whether it’s on board a pirate ship, in the middle of a water fight on pedalos, or in a giant kitchen, Am Stram Gram is a place for all those who love to play games.
The Three day event features nine ‘worlds’, some fifteen workshops and a number of shows geared towards families and children of all ages.
Pierre-Henri Mainetti, Sales Director for Crans-Montana Tourism & Congress, said:
Crans-Montana is proud to have created a paradise for children in the mountains with the Am Stram Gram festival. We know that we have a fantastic place for families here during the summer and winter months, but events such as this one provide an icing on the cake for children of all ages.
Dates: July 19-21, 2019
Other Family News In Crans-Montana For Summer 2019
NEW: Young children can now discover the brand new Bibi’s Gardens. Crans-Montana’s favourite marmot has set up house here and welcomes children of all ages for a programme rich in free activities and events from May to September 2019. Centred around Bibi’s burrow, these gardens are a leisure centre for the entire family with basketball courts and floorball (unihockey), plus ping pong tables, electric cars and a brand new miniature golf course.
Crans-Montana also offers a variety of open-air activities, including pedalo rides and paddle boarding on the lakes, leisure walks with strollers along irrigation canals, playgrounds as well as camps for children, the Fun Forest adventure park in the trees, the Swiss Model Railway Foundation and Bibi’s treasure hunt. These are all part of the activities for younger children. Teenagers will also find plenty of things to do, including paintball, a wakeboarding park, beach volleyball, horse riding, a bike park, canyoning adventures, rock climbing, tennis, cinema and bowling.
New Developments At Alaïa Chalet
Crans-Montana is already well-known for its parks (snowpark, bikepark and wakepark), but it is continually developing the choice for action sport fans. The latest development is Chalet Alaïa (opened February 2019), a shrine to action sports fans. High quality infrastructure such as trampolines, indoor ramps, foam pits and bowls mean different sports can be practised year round. Outside, there is a skatepark which measures around 2,400m2, consisting of a snakerun, pumptrack and a skate plaza and bowl, opening at the end of June 2019. With over 5,000 m2 of indoor and outdoor infrastructure, French-speaking Switzerland now boasts the biggest and most complete action sports centre of its kind.