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Discover the Best Things to Do in Morges with Kids: A Marco the Swiss Alpine Marmot Family-Friendly Guide

Discover the Best Things to Do in Morges with Kids: A Marco the Swiss Alpine Marmot Family-Friendly Guide

Located on the picturesque shores of Lake Leman, Morges is a charming Swiss town that offers a variety of activities perfect for families and children. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, here are the best things to do in Morges with kids that promise fun, adventure, and memorable experiences.

1. Parc de l'Indépendance

Parc de l'Indépendance (Independence Park) is a stunning park known for its expansive green spaces and vibrant flower displays. This park is located near the Château de Morges (Morges Castle) and the shores of Lake Leman. From here, you can see the views of the lake, the Alps, and of course Mont Blanc.

Kids will love running around the park, playing games, and enjoying a picnic in this spacious and beautiful environment.

The annual Tulip Festival in the spring is also in the park, featuring over 100,000 blooming tulips.

2. Morges Castle (Château de Morges)

Visiting Morges Castle (Château de Morges) with kids is an exciting adventure! You can explore the castle and check out interesting exhibits in the Military Museum and Artillery Museum, and even try on old-fashioned clothes. Don't miss the chance to climb the towers for amazing views and join workshops to learn more about the castle's history.

They sometimes also have special events, like mediaeval festivals, which are lots of fun!

3. Lakeside Promenade

The lakeside promenade offers a scenic walkway along Lake Leman with breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Ideal for a family stroll, the promenade features playgrounds (in the Lausanne direction) where kids can play.

There are also opportunities to enjoy a yummy ice cream or other treats along the way. The serene environment is perfect for a relaxing day out, and the picturesque scenery adds to the charm.

4. Morges Beach (Plage de Morges)

Families with kids can enjoy a fun-filled day by the lake. This family-friendly beach on Lake Leman provides designated swimming areas, a playground, and picnic spots. Kids can swim safely in the designated areas, play in the sand, and enjoy the playground equipment. It’s an excellent spot for a sunny day, offering both fun in the water and onshore activities that can keep children entertained for hours.

5. Mini-Train on the Lakeside

During the warmer months, a miniature train runs along the lakeside promenade in Morges. This mini-train offers a pleasant ride for both kids and adults, providing a unique way to enjoy the lakeside scenery. It's a simple and enjoyable activity that lets families take in the beautiful views of Lake Leman.

The ticket prices for the Mini-Train on the Lakeside typically vary. As of the last update, general prices are approximately 5 CHF for adults and 3 CHF for children.

6. Musée Alexis Forel

Located in a historic mansion, the Musée Alexis Forel is a wonderful place to visit with kids. The museum has interesting art collections, historical artefacts, and temporary exhibitions. It often features interactive exhibits and workshops designed especially for children. 

Designed with children in mind, the museum features interactive exhibits that allow kids to engage directly with the displays. These hands-on activities make learning about art and history fun and memorable. Also, the workshops are designed to be both educational and entertaining where children can participate in creative activities, such as art projects or historical reenactments.

7. Morges Saturday Market

Held weekly in the town centre, the Morges Saturday Market is a lively event that families with kids will love. The market is full of fresh produce, local crafts, and a variety of foods. Kids will love the vibrant atmosphere. They can explore different stalls, taste delicious local treats, and enjoy the bustling environment. It's a great way for the whole family to experience the local culture.

8. Library of Morges (Bibliothèque de Morges)

The library has a dedicated area just for kids, filled with shelves of colourful books and comfortable seating. Children can browse through a wide selection of age-appropriate books and choose their favourites to read. It also hosts regular storytime sessions where kids can gather to listen to engaging stories read aloud by library staff or guest storytellers. These sessions often include interactive elements like songs or puppet shows to bring the stories to life.

In Summary

From historical intrigue and natural beauty to engaging exhibits and lively markets, Morges offers a variety of activities that ensure a delightful and memorable experience for families and kids of all ages. Whether enjoying a relaxing day at the beach, exploring the vibrant Saturday market, or riding the mini-train along the lakeside, there’s something in Morges for everyone to enjoy.

Join Marco, the adventurous Swiss Alpine Marmot, on a fun-filled discovery tour of Morges!  "Marco the Swiss Alpine Marmot Explores Morges" is a captivating children's book about Switzerland bursting with fun activities and beautiful illustrations. The book takes him on a journey through the town's history, uncovering its secrets, and showcasing the beauty of its surroundings.

Make Marco your guide and turn your Morges exploration into an unforgettable adventure! And be sure to follow Marco on Instagram for loads of amazing updates and stories.


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