Thermal baths: relaxation for the whole family!

Martine Bernier

Health journalist, editor-in-chief

October 1, 2022

Their medical benefits, relaxation and related attractive activities make thermal baths a popular leisure activity for the Swiss, regardless of their region.

When the stress of working life and the hectic pace of daily life for adults merge with the soothing and warm waters of these places dedicated to well-being and relaxation, children also have fun enjoying waterfalls, whirlpools and massage jets. But beware: of the twenty or so thermal baths in our country, some are not suitable for small children, while others have special facilities.

Before you go to a thermal bath, you should find out which of them are most suitable for families through the baths’ website. There, even the younger ones can enjoy slides, water rides or paddling pools adapted to their age.

If you want to take your baby to the spa, remember that a baby’s lungs are still developing in the first year of life. For this reason, it is advisable to limit yourself to one bath of one minute per month of the child’s life, knowing that bathing can be repeated. You should also make sure that the child does not catch a cold and that it is always under observation.

For children and adults, the precious thermal water has a very relaxing effect. It would therefore be a great pity to do without it. To help you find a family-friendly spa, here is a detailed selection.

French-speaking Switzerland:
• Anzère SPA & Wellness (VS)
• Bains de Cressy, Confignon (GE)
• Bains de Saillon (VS)
• Centre thermal d’Yverdon-Les-Bains (VD)
• Thermalp Bains d’Ovronnaz (VS)

German-speaking Switzerland:
• Bains de Brigerad (VS)
• Mineralbad & Spa Rigi Kaltbad, Rigi (LU)
• Tamina Therme, Bad Ragaz (SG) (Kinder ab 3 Jahren akzeptiert)
• Thermalbad Zurzach, Bad Zurzach (AG) (Kinder ab 3 Jahren akzeptiert)
• Walliser Alpentherme & Spa, Loèche-Les-Bains(VS)

Before your visit, please inquire about the evolution of applicable health measures in the context of the current context.

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