We are happy that you are thinking of the Waldhaus for a family vacation. So many of our regular guests have been coming to the magical world of Sils Maria since they were children. Families have often been coming for generations.

Quite simply, we want to make you and your children feel at home. Young people, too, want their needs to be understood and taken seriously. The Engadine offers them exciting opportunities right outside our door. A special program and sports activities for children and young people are a regular part of our events calendar. With a wide variety of rooms which can be combined and connected, the Waldhaus can create your own family world in line with your needs. If you have small children, we will be happy to furnish the necessary equipment so that you do not have to pack so much. For a fee, we can organize a babysitter for you. We are happy to answer any questions before your visit: +41 81 838 51 00.


Small children are also welcome in our dining rooms. From 6:30 p.m. on, we will serve dinner in our dining room.
We have a large selection of special children’s menus.

Fun for the childern.

The weekly joint children’s meals are meeting points and an important part of the children’s program.

Whether it’s a meal with schnitzel (Mondays), a pizza party (Thursdays) or a pasta feast (Saturdays), the children always have a lot of fun. After the meal there is still enough time to play together. Supervised evenings until 9 p.m.

Please reserve early!

Kids club at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils

Gian & Gianna Children’s Club

Fun in the children’s club.

Play, paint, build and simply have fun. Children will have a great time at our supervised children’s club. Our experienced childcare professionals know just how to bring a smile to children’s faces. The club is open to children age three and up seven days a week. Mo, Th, Sa from 9 a.m until 9 p.m. and Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun from 9–12 noon and from 2–6 p.m.

For water babies

Off into the water.

Our indoor pool is 20 x 8 meters. The water temperature is a pleasant 28°. The paddling pool (34°) is located on the indoor pool level.

For those who want to learn how to swim, a swimming instructor offers lessons at the Waldhaus pool. Please contact +41 81 832 64 90 or Our spa area, properly speaking, is unsupervised. You must be 14 or older to access the spa level and gym.

Kids pool at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils


Sports and fun.

The Waldhaus has two well-maintained outdoor sand courts and its own carpeted indoor court. The outdoor courts are free for Waldhaus guests. Charges for indoor court: summer CHF 20, winter CHF 30. Please reserve at the concierge. Tennis instruction: Tennis pro Etele Ungvari has a good way with young people. Many young Waldhaus guest has discovered a passion for the game during their stay at the Waldhaus. Lessons for 55min, CHF 75 in summer (outdoor courts), CHF 110 indoor court.

Table tennis/pool (billiards)

Games and fun.

Young Waldhaus guests can play table tennis, pool/billiards or Nintendo Wii in our annex. Paddles, cue sticks and balls are available from the concierge.


Children’s cinema

Walt Disney & Co.

A film is shown daily at our “children’s cinema” on the lower level. See the weekly children’s program for details.

Kids cinema black and white silhouette and text



Our playground is located on the Waldhaus grounds near the terrace in the larch forest
(only in the summer).

Children's playground at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils

Miniature golf

How about a round of miniature golf on our 18-hole course?

Clubs are available on the lunch terrace in the larch forest, or at the Spa reception when the terrace is closed.

Free for Waldhaus guests
(only in the summer).

Minigolf at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils

Mountain biking

The Engadine offers 400km of bike paths for all levels. Our guests can rent mountain bikes and BikeTech electro bikes from the Waldhaus. Ask the concierge for information about bike paths and tours.

Engadin Mountain bike


Young people particularly enjoy a breathtaking descent from Marguns to Celerina on a scooter. Link

Engadin Mountains. downhill scooter trail.

High-rope park

How about a visit to the high-rope park in Pontresina? Link

Seilpark Pontresina

Stand-up paddling

Stand-up paddling has become quite the thing for young people.
The Beach Club and the Kite Surfing and Wind Surfing School on Lake Silvaplana offer classes and equipment. Link

Stand up paddle on the lake of Silvaplana

Sailing/wind surfing/kite surfing

The legendary Maloja wind makes it possible: Lake Silvaplana is internationally renowned and appreciated by sailors, wind surfers and kite surfers.
With winds of 3 to 6 Beaufort starting at around noon, the lake which is practically at our doorstep offers optimum conditions. Sailing and wind surfing regattas are held regularly during the summer. Your children will find expert advice at the Sailing and Surf Center.

Playground at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils
Playground at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils
Playground at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils

Skiing and snowboarding

Winter fun!

Four ski areas, with snow you can count on, offer winter sports enthusiasts 350km of excellent runs. Just around the corner is the Furtschellas/Corvatsch ski area with Switzerland’s longest floodlit downhill run. St. Moritz (Corviglia) and Diavolezza/Lagalb are also nearby. Popular with families, if a little more distant: Zuoz. Our courtesy van will drop you off at the Furtschellas cable car or the bus stop. Public buses run between Sils/Maloja and St. Moritz, Pontresina and all other mountain cable cars every 30 minutes.

Ski pass

Our special offer for young skiers and snowboarders. If you book in advance, children up to age 12 who are staying at the Waldhaus receive a free ski pass for free access to 350km of downhill runs.


Our Ski Pass offer (Sleep & Ski) for adults and young people older than 12

Ski instructors on the spot

You can talk to knowledgeable Corvatsch Ski School staff and ski instructors at the Waldhaus Reception Desk, (except Tuesdays and Thursdays), 6.45 to 7.45 p.m.


You can supplement or rent ski equipment or ice skates at one of the fine sports shops in Sils.


Just above the Waldhaus, you will find a sledding run leading down to Lake Sils. Or, if speed is what you need: have the funicular take you up to Muottas Muragl and then zoom down 4.2 km and around 20 hair-raising curves, a 705m drop. A further possibility: take the Rhaetian Railway to Preda in the neighboring Albula Valley and follow a 6km run to the next town of Bergün. Sleds are available free of charge. Just ask our concierge. Link

Tobogganing on the run at Muottas Muragl

Sports on ice

Free outdoor ice-skating in the village from December to mid-March. One rink is reserved for skaters and curling players, while a second rink is available for hockey players.
You can rent ice skates at the rink. Contact the concierge for information.

Ice field in Sils

Winter walks

Walk across the frozen Engadine lakes and enjoy the region’s vast expanse and clarity of light. The level walking trails from Maloja to Silvaplana and on to St. Moritz are well-suited even for baby carriages when snow conditions are right. The trails from Sils to the romantic Fex valley or from Maloja through the snow-covered forest to Lake Cavloc are perfect for a picturesque hike.

Snowball fight in the background the hotel Waldhaus

Bob rides

The Olympia Bob Run St. Moritz–Celerina was put into operation in 1904 and is the oldest bobsleigh run in the world and the only natural ice track that still hosts international races. In its long history it has staged events for two Olympic Winter Games and several World Championships. Find out more.

Olympia Bobrun St. Moritz
Engadin. Skiing
Engadin Mountains Skiing Corviglia