Best Things To Do With Kids In Lake Como – Chicco Village Grandate

Just 17 minutes drive from Como, Chicco Village is a wonderful and whimsical place to while away an afternoon. Chicco was founded in Italy in 1958, and has now taken its toys and baby gear global to over 120 countries. Chicco Village is the company's headquarters, and also houses a huge outlet store and play centre. You can enjoy an Illy coffee in the ground floor cafe while the bambinos zoom around on the scooters and test drive the latest toys. Then afterwards, head upstairs to the play centre for even more zooming. There's a mini-race track where you can race motorised vehicles, a train, ball pits, slides and a carousel. All amusements require tokens, which you can purchase on entry. The play centre is open to all children up to 8 years of age. There are height restrictions for the motorised rides. 

There's even more fun to be had outside in The Garden Of Wonders. Presided over by two giant gold bears, the Garden of Wonders has play equipment, picnic benches and cubby houses. And more quality coffee time for mum and dad. You can also spot a movie star here! No, not George Clooney and the twins. It's Roberto, the 5-metre high rocking horse, who starred in Pinocchio alongside Roberto Benigni. He stands guard over the Toy Horse Museum (Museo del Cavallo Giocattolo), which houses a huge collection of more than 650 horse-themed toys from all around the world. Entry is free. 

TRIVIAL TRIVIA - The giant golden bears were created by artist Marco Perego, husband of  actress Zoe Saldana.

Chicco Village

Via Tornese, 10, 22070 Grandate CO, Italy

+39 031 382390

 

HOURS:

Outlet Store and Cafe
Mon: 15:00 - 19:30
Tue - Sun: 10:00 - 19:30

Play Centre
Mon & Tue: Closed
Wed - Fri: 15:00-19:00
Sat: 10:00-19:00
Sun: 15:00-19:00

 

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