I was intending to write a guide of activities to do during a toddler’s summer in St Anton am Arlberg. But actually the great thing about summertime in the mountains is the chance to unwind. We took it as a great chance to slow down and not schedule any activities. “Isn’t that boring?” I hear you say. Or “didn’t your toddler drive you crazy?” Not at all. So here is my guide to doing nothing in the mountains… Continue reading “A Toddler’s Summer in St Anton am Arlberg”→
Innsbruck Alpenzoo is a fun little zoo for toddlers. If a little hilly. But the hilltop location means that there are great views of Innsbruck. There is a range of Alpine animals, from bears to snakes, via otters and lynxes. This and the setting makes for a different experience from many other small zoos. There is also a wide selection of birds but they were not of much interest to Daisy. She liked looking at the fish and frogs in the aquarium and the snakes. Anything where you could lift her up to the glass for a closer look. Continue reading “Innsbruck Alpenzoo With A Toddler”→
We like to get out-and-about walking and running with our baby. I had failed to start the Bludenz half marathon two years ago (pregnant). And the 6km city walk last year (running spectacularly late). This year I was determined to make the start line. Daddy wanted to run in the half marathon. So I went for the 6km city walk again. And I had a great experience taking part in the Bludenz-läuft with a baby. Continue reading “Bludenz-läuft with a baby (a running festival in Austria)”→
As part of writing about my ski season in Austria with a baby, I will review cafes and restaurants in St Anton am Arlberg. It can be difficult to know where to have lunch in St Anton am Arlberg. Which restaurants are baby-friendly? Do they have space for a pram or buggy? Is it quiet? Is there space for crawlers to clamber around? Are there changing facilities (ha ha)? In this fourth St Anton cafe review, Sonnegg will be considered from the baby’s viewpoint.
Where to have Lunch in St Anton am Arlberg – Sonnegg
Sonnegg is the cafe we frequent most regularly for lunch. It is right next to the Nassereinbahn lift valley station in St Anton am Arlberg. They serve everything from breakfast to lunch, an afternoon snack or low-key après-ski. With the advantage of not having to put your skis on again afterwards to get down the mountain. Unfortunately they are not open in the evenings for dinner.
Its location makes it a good spot for non-skiers to meet up with skiers. It is right by the nursery slope, so you can take little ones for a toboggan before or after lunch. Or for a ski for your larger little ones. There is room for buggies / prams and they have some of those high chairs that clip onto the table. *Exciting update* Well, exciting if you have a baby. The toilets here have been refurbished and have… Wait for it… A changing area for babies. This is unprecedented in St Anton, so make the most of it! Previously the toilet was tiny and the floor often soaking wet from melted snow, so useless for baby changing. Your best bet used to be the toilet under the lift station where there is at least room for a buggy / pram change.
Where to have Lunch in St Anton am Arlberg – Sonnegg, the food
The main reason we go here so often is that the food is excellent. Daddy swears by the Sonnegg burger, according to his extensive research the best in town. Some of my favourites include the Tiroler Käsespätzle (I guess like a local macaroni cheese) and the large mixed salad. On a Sunday (and a Thursday) they do a roast pork with dumplings, the closest you will get to a Sunday roast here! They also serve Kaiserschmarrn, a type of chopped pancake, which is delicious. And they have an excellent natural radler on tap. Daisy usually just has some of our food but sometimes we order a kids meal for her. These are enormous, for example, 5 fish fingers and huge portion of fries or 4 enormous breaded chicken ‘nuggets’ and fries. Definitely enough to share with an adult with a side order of salad.
And the final attraction: for some reason Daisy loves running up and down this restaurant more than any other.
For other ideas on where to have lunch with kids, check out my review of Anton Cafe
As part of writing about my ski season in Austria with a baby, I will review cafes and restaurants in St Anton am Arlberg. Which are baby-friendly? Do they have space for a pram or buggy? Is it quiet? Is there space for crawlers to clamber around? Are there changing facilities (ha ha)? In this third St Anton cafe review, Aquilla will be considered from the baby’s viewpoint… Continue reading “Austria Ski Season with a Baby: St Anton Cafe Review, Aquilla”→
As part of writing about my ski season in Austria with a baby, I will review cafes and restaurants in St Anton am Arlberg. Which are baby-friendly? Do they have space for a pram or buggy? Is it quiet? Is there space for crawlers to clamber around? Are there changing facilities (ha ha)? In this second St Anton cafe review, Anton Cafe will be considered from the baby’s viewpoint… Continue reading “Austria Ski Season with a Baby: St Anton Cafe Review, Anton Cafe”→
We had a fantastic day out at inatura in Dornbirn. This is an interactive museum focusing on nature, humans and technology. It is a truly interactive museum, where touching, trying, playing and experiencing is encouraged. I visited with a sixteen month old, but I think there would be something here for everyone. We went on this day trip as part of our #Take12Trips challenge. It is apparently considered one of Europe’s most modern natural history museums, but I had never heard of it before. Continue reading “A Toddler’s Visit To inatura in Dornbirn, Austria”→
A day out in Pettneu am Arlberg with a baby makes a nice alternative to St Anton. It may not be an obvious choice. Pettneu is a village around 6km from St Anton. It lies at the foot of the peak known as the Hohe Riffler, from whose summit you can enjoy breathtaking views all the way to the Allgäu or the Eastern Alps of Switzerland. In winter it is easily accessible on the free ski bus in around 8 minutes. Continue reading “A Day Out in Pettneu am Arlberg With a Baby (Austria)”→
We like to visit local attractions as well as visiting destinations further afield. To add to the challenge these need to be toddler friendly. I headed to the Museum in St Anton am Arlberg with a toddler in tow. This is somewhere I had never visited in around 7 winters here, so it was about time for a look.