The peacefull village of Ried (572 meters altitude) is situated in the "Zillertal Mitte" and is right next to the village of Kaltenbach, from where you can reach the Hochzillertal ski area. Ried is well-known because of its impressive Zillertaler Höhenstrasse and is a suitable destination for families with young children.
There is a forest path between Kaltenbach and Ried, where people can walk along the Ziller river. The tourist office organises a torch trip every week.
It's possible to take nice trips as well in this area: there is an Original-Zillertal Schau und Bergkäserei at the Gerlospas for instance. You could combine a visit to this cheese spectacle with a visit to the Hainzenberg Zoo, which is situated very near and is very entertaining for young children.
From Ried you can ski into the Zillertal Arena (covering 169km of pistes) by accessing the Karspitzbahn at Zell am Ziller (ca. 10 km away). From here you can ski to Gerlos and Konigsleiten! The Zillertal Superski is both in Hochzillertal-Hochfugen, the Zillertal 3000 and in the Zillertal valid.