11.06 – 06.09.2019
It’s time for pure excitement during this summer 2019 for children between 6 and 12. The children taking part in the ‘Val Gardena Kids Active’ daily animation programme running from June to September (11.06 – 06.09.2019) will learn all there is to know about the Dolomites, a treasure trove bursting with adventure and small natural works of art. Four days a week, children can dive into a world packed with incredible experiences! What do cows on a farm eat? Is climbing difficult? Why do the woods smell so good?
Children never stop asking questions as it is. The active weeks will provide them with all the answers they’re looking for, in the guise of fun. Meanwhile, the sporty guides will accompany them throughout the day. Bring on the summer!
Tuesday | Busy bees and rattling mills
Children love honey: it’s sweet and yet still healthy. But how does honey get into the jar? Together with our guide Gabi, the children will visit a beekeeper in Ortisei, who will talk about the profession and the importance of honey bees. The kids will also have the chance to observe how bees work, behind the protection of a glass panel, of course. In the afternoon, the children will head up to Bulla, an idyllic Ladin fraction above Ortisei, where they will discover the old mills from the 18th century. During this afternoon, they can grind corn into flour and gain an insight into the historical background of this interesting craft.
Wednesday | Mountain climbers and forest adventurers
In the morning, we’ll head upwards and onwards as the children try their hand at climbing during a trial climbing session under the supervision of the ‘Gardena Guides’ mountain guides: a first-hand experience with the rocky mountain walls. In the afternoon, the children will learn interesting facts about the forest and its inhabitants with nature park guide Brigitte.
Thursday | Exciting farm life and brave bikers
On an exciting guided visit to a farm, the kids will experience life on a farm. Of course, they can look over the shoulder of the farmers working! The children will have the possibility to feed and pet cows and calves, to watch how cows are milked, and to taste homemade products.
The Bike Park Palmer is a place where children can prove their mountain bike skills! Beginners learn the first steps of cycling and experienced bikers can learn how to jump with their mountain bikes on different biking courses.
Friday | Treasure hunters and forest explorers
Do you want to go treasure hunting? An interesting game is waiting for the kids at Monte Pana. Here, they can spot caches, which are hidden in the forest, using a GPS device. After a lunch break, our explorers will follow the adventure trail PanaRaida, where they will build a tree house in the forest. Accompanied by the expert Diego, the children will have an amazing afternoon with a lot of new experiences, fun, and creative adventures.