|Lac Noir, Fribourg|
|Lydia playing with stones|
We found a good, wooden children's play area (which Lydia really enjoyed), plus swings, see-saws, etc for kids. We also came across a toboggan ride where you are dragged up to the top of a hill and then ride down a track on your toboggan, controlling your speed with a hand brake.
I had a go on this with Lydia, and although she didn't really enjoy the slow drag up to the top of the hill (as it involved sitting in one place for longer than 30 seconds), she really loved the descent. Of course, I kept my hand on the brake to make sure we didn't hit the corners too hard, but even so it still went pretty fast. Lydia is a little speed-freak so the faster we went the more she enjoyed it.
|On the toboggan|
We left the toboggan (despite Lydia's protests) and walked back towards the lake where we stopped to see if we could get on the chairlift to go up to the top of one of the mountains next to the lake. It was a bit pricey (about 20 CHF each I think), and as the only thing at the top - aside from a nice view - is a restaurant, we decided it isn't really something that Lydia would enjoy.
Instead, we bought ice creams at a little café/restaurant and ate these by the lake. Lydia started to get a bit cranky as this was usually her nap time, so we made our way back to the car. From here we watched a few people doing parasailing (Lydia is enthralled by this), before driving back home.
All in all, the Lac Noir was a very nice place to visit. We didn't go round the lake itself, but it is very pretty. Definitely something to remember for future day trips, and when Lydia is a bit older we might go up the chairlift and see what awaits us.
|The view at the Lac Noir|