Pejo Kinderland is a playground located in the Pejo Valley, at an altitude of 2000 metres. Dedicated to the little ones, the Pejo Kinderland is, in reality, a wonder for the eyes even for adults, as it is located in the enchanting landscape of the Val di Sole.
In this article you will find all the information you need to organise your visit to Pejo Kinderland, and tips on what to do in the surrounding area.
Pejo Kinderland: the playground at 2000 metres
Where to park and car limitation in the Pejo Valley
You leave your car in the Pejo Fonti car park next to the cable car. The charge is €1.00 for the first hour, €0.50 for every hour after the first.
It may be useful to know that the valley is closed to traffic in the period between mid-June and mid-September between 9:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m..
During this time, the Stelviobus shuttle bus runs every 15 minutes and costs €2.00 for adults, free for 0-11 years.
How to get to Pejo Kinderland
Once you have parked your car in Pejo Fonti at an altitude of 1400 metres, take the Pejo Fonti – Tarlenta gondola, which takes you to an altitude of 2000 metres in 6 minutes.
The ticket can be made directly at the ticket office downstairs and costs 17.00€ adult (round trip), 12.00€ child 10-16 years old, free below.
The lift is open approximately from mid-June to the end of September. With the Val di Sole Guest Card, one lift per day is offered for those staying at participating establishments.
For all information on timetables and costs of the gondola, please have a look at the official website.
Reach the village of San Rocco by car, park and proceed on foot via a pleasant one-hour walk.
Pejo Kinderland: the playground at 2000 metres. What to find
Pejo Kinderland is a large playground whose main theme is water. In fact, there are several canals, dams and plugs to regulate the flow, which branch off from a main pond at the top.
This alone will keep the children busy for quite some time but remember a change of clothes because they might get wet and the air at an altitude of 2000 metres is nice and cool!
Then there is a large sandpit, a pulley, the so-called ” vessel ” with a small climbing wall, slides and mini pulleys.
There are also swings and seesaws covered by an eagle-shaped canopy, and a wooden marbles track. The ball is thrown onto the track, which quickly descends along a path consisting of tunnels and serpentines, which the children follow with enthusiasm. If there are no balls, they can be purchased at the vending machine present for €2.00.
And finally, there are comfortable hammocks in the middle of the park where you can sunbathe and keep an eye on the children! There are also picnic tables.
Where to eat
Just a few steps from the playground and the arrival station of the cable car is Rifugio Scoiattolo, a bar-restaurant with typical local dishes and a beautiful panoramic terrace overlooking the Peio Valley.
Or, returning to Pejo Fonti on foot or by cableway, you can take the car and go to the Malga Frattasecca, one and a half kilometres away.
The malga also offers typical Trentino dishes, and if your children are not yet tired, there are games, relaxation areas with deckchairs, and various animals such as alpacas, rabbits, and the Ettore pig.
Useful information – It would be forbidden to drive into the valley during lunchtime, but if you explain to the attendants that you are going to the malga, they will let you through and ask you to show your stamped restaurant pass on your return.
What to do in the surroundings
From Tarlenta, you can take the Pejo 3000 cable car, reaching an altitude of 3,000 metres and take several beautiful walks in the Stelvio National Park. Or, by taking the Doss dei Gembri chairlift, you can reach the very suggestive Piani del Vioz lake.
Returning to the valley, on the road from Pejo Fonti to Pejo Paese, is the Fauna Area of the Stelvio National Park. This is a 5-hectare area, used for deer and roe deer. If possible, go at meal times, approximately 11am and 4pm.
Opening hours and prices
Daily from 10 June to 24 September: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 3 p.m. to 7 p.m
25 September to 10 November: 10:00-12:00 / 14:00-16:30 Closed on Mondays.
The entrance fee is €2.00 for adults and €1.00 for children 6-11 years old.
For information and reservations, please call +39 0463 909770 or write to [email protected]
Where to stay in Pejo
Kristiania Pure Nature Hotel & Spa – 3 km outside Pejo, the Kristiania is a magnificent hotel with swimming pools, spa, personalised massages and everything you need to relax. In-house restaurant always open and free shuttle service to the Pejo and Marilleva ski lifts – Book here.
We’re from Genoa, so we couldn’t resist making a small note about costs!
To get to the Kinderland in Pejo, if you don’t want to walk the route and if you don’t have any special facilities, you will have to take the gondola at a cost of €17.00 for two adults plus any fee for children over the age of 10.
This, in our opinion, should be taken into consideration if perhaps the idea was to stay a couple of hours and then get off. Bearing in mind that every other playground in Trentino is a marvel and free of charge.
Having said that, we really liked Pejo Kinderland. It deserves both for the games themselves and for the natural context in which it is set, making it an excellent destination for a fun day out with the family surrounded by a truly exceptional landscape.