Winter activities

Family activities in bad weather

Here are some ideas for family activities in the region when the weather is bad.

Ice rinks*

Neuchâtel and La Chaux-de-Fonds each have an ice rink. Skate hire available on site.

How to get there
  • in Neuchâtel, 15 minutes walk from the hotel (access)
  • in La Chaux-de-Fonds, 20 minutes by car (access)
Opening hours and rates
  • Opening hours vary vary, please check the websites.
  • Prices : Adults from CHF 6.50 / Children from CHF 3.-
Food & Drinks
Other ice rinks

Depending on your itinerary, there are other covered ice rinks in the canton, for example:

  • Le Locle ice rink, (infos)
  • Ponts-de-Martels ice rink, (infos)

To skate on the Lac des Taillères click here.

Indoor swimming pools*

Swimming pools to have a good time and to exercise in Neuchâtel and La Chaux-de-Fonds.
How to get there
  • Piscine du Nid-du-Crô in Neuchâtel (25x12m swimming pool, 1m and 3m diving boards, paddling pool), 6 minutes by car from the hotel or 22 minutes by public transport (access)
  • Piscine des Arêtes in La Chaux-de-Fonds (25x12m swimming pool, sauna, paddling pool), 25 minutes by car (access)
Opening hours and rates
  • Opening hours vary vary, please check the websites.
  • Prices: Adults from CHF 7.00 / Children from CHF 3.00
Piscine du Nid-du-Crô, © Jura Trois-Lacs

Underground mills at Le Col-des-Roches*

Discover the incredible history of the Col-des-Roches mills, which began in the middle of the 17th century.

How to get there
  • by car (35 minutes, access)
  • by train to Le Locle (free with the Neuchâtel Tourist Card) then by bus or on foot to the Col-des-Roches (1.8km)
Opening hours and rates
  • From November to April, open every Day from 2pm to 5pm
  • Visit with audioguide (FR/DE/IT/EN) or guided tours at 2pm (in German) and 3:30pm (in French)
  • Prices: Adults CHF 14.00 / Children CHF 7.00 / Family CHF 30.00
Food & Drinks

There are many restaurants in the town of Le Locle, here are two that we can recommend.

More information and options:

Asphalt Mines in Val-de-Travers*

The Presta asphalt mines were in operation from 1712 to 1986. A visit not to be missed!

How to get there

  • by train directly to the mines, La Presta stop (free with the Neuchâtel Tourist Card)
  • by car (35 minutes, free parking, access)
Opening hours and rates
  • From November to March, open every Day from 2pm (Asphalt Story exhibition and Miners’ Garden)
  • Guided tours of the mines only! Every day at 2pm (on reservation from Monday to Friday, without reservation on weekends)
  • Prices : Adults CHF 21.00 / Children CHF 15.00 (free under 6 years) / Family CHF 60.00
Food & Drinks
  • On site, the Café des Mines allows you to taste its famous ham cooked in the asphalt, among other specialities!

More information and options:


© Mines d'asphalte

Yatoo Family Center*

Overflowing with energy? Trampoline park, Jungle kids, Glow-in-the-dark Mini Golf… Come unwind in Thielle (NE).
  • 40 minutes by public transport (free with the Neuchâtel Tourist Card)
  • by car (10 minutes, access)
  • Jungle Kids, children from 1 to 8 years old: 4 play zones for the little ones with slides, ball pits, karting track, trampolines,…
  • Trampoline park, adults and children from 7 years old: 8 trampoline zones and a Ninja course
  • Glow-in-the-dark Mini Golf, adults and children from 1 year old: 18 holes in the dark along fluorescent strips.
Opening hours and prices
  • Open from Wednesday to Sunday and during Neuchâtel school holidays (check schedules online)
  • Prices: vary depending on age and activity
Food & Beverage
  • On-site, Food Corner with meals and drinks.

For more information and options: Yatoo Family Center

Yatoo Family Center, Thielle (NE)

*The rates, schedules, and other information are provided purely for informational purposes.
We cannot be held responsible for incorrect information.