In Switzerland over Christmas we were on a train where I encountered, for the first time, a children's playroom car. It was on an InterCity train from Zurich to Spiez. What a marvelous amenity for travel-weary parents of small children! The playthings were clean and colorful and a perfect way for kids to pass the time on a long train trip.
According to information I found on a website by Switzerland Flexi Tours, family cars with playrooms are available on the following lines:
• Romanshorn - Zurich HB - Bern - Interlaken East
• Chur - Zurich HB - Basel SBB
• Geneva Airport - Lausanne - Bern - Zurich HB - St. Gallen
• Basel SBB - Bern - Interlaken East
I also discovered that VR, the Finnish railway, has playrooms and family compartments on their InterCity trains and have earned "Innovation and Excellence" awards for their family-friendly carriages concept and design.
You know that when the kids are having fun, the adults enjoy the journey too!