Propst Wieser Weg 30
Völlan/Lana near Meran
in South Tyrol
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A brightly coloured stone, an ant hill, a blackbird darting about the undergrowth – nature is undiscovered territory for children, providing exciting adventures and never failing to surprise.
Even reluctant little walkers will want to get moving in the area around Völlan. Along the Chestnut Trail, the Vorbichl Trail, or the International Felt Art Trail, there are lots of stopping points that will have your little ones' undivided attention. Puzzles and stories, magical beings, curious creations, exciting and educational objects, bright shapes made of felt and crazy woodland art.
Along the Marling Nature and Experience Trail there are play and picnic areas, an adventure rope parcours, various information points about forests and types of wood and a woodland house for getting creative with nature. Waterfalls are another walking destination to get kids going. Kids won't get tired of crossing the bridges and climbing the steps to reach the 'Gaulschlucht' gorge.
'Rainguthof', an old mountain farm, may be found at Gfrill near Tisens. All sorts of alpine creatures are housed in stables, huts and pens here - donkeys, sheep, goats peacocks, pigs and geese – all just as eager to poke their noses over the fence as their little visitors. The odd kid goat or piglet may even enjoy being stroked.
Like sledging, but better! Whether through the snow or green countryside, the Alpine Bob is the attraction at the family-friendly ski and hiking region of Meran 2000. A piste just like a roller coaster of over one kilometre in length will transport you down to the valley.
Daily demonstrations of birds in flight are held at the Bird Care Centre at Dorf Tirol. Eagles, falcons, owls and buzzards swoop over the heads of spectators. These birds of prey, with their impressive wingspans show off what they can do.
Children are sent off to summer camp so that Mummy and Daddy can spend an afternoon along together – right? Wrong! It's the other way round here. The Kids' Summer Camp in Lana is much more than just arts and crafts and painting: llama trekking, climbing, playing detectives at Vigiljoch pass, campfires, horse and cart rides and wild river tubing. Parents would only be a disturbance at such adventurous occasions!