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Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

Afternoon all

I was wondering if anyone could make any suggestions as to what is available to do with kids in Switzerland.

I have my 8 year old nephew coming over to stay with my wife and I next week, and so far I have only come up with Europa Park.....

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....

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Re: Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

I assume regular hiking, grill by the lake or bicycle riding is not what you're looking for. I have some favourite places my children love:

1) Trampolino is an fun, cheap place (CHF14 for kids, CHF7 for adults) where they can burn a lot of energy jumping and running around. It's indoors (thus impervious to the current weather) and close to you (in Dietikon).

2) Technorama is a super cool science, interactive, modern museum designed for children. A bit more pricey (CHF14 for children but CHF25 for adults) but a total must if you don't mind the price. Also very close to Züri.

3) Alpamare offers the coolest idea for this lousy weather days: indoor surf lessons ! If it's a nice day, then you can just use the regular facilities. The most pricey place in the list, but lots of fun.
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Re: Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

Kinderzoo in Rapperswil is a favorite ...
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Re: Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

Zurich Zoo, Landesmuseum, Technorama....there's loads. Check this thread Family Friendly places to visit in Switzerland. Here's the info for Zurich, but there's also loads in other cantons on there too.

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Grüt Farm - Adliswil
Mövenpick Restaurant with Playground & Small zoo
http://www.moevenpick-gastronomy.com...de/Welcome.htm

Bruno Weber Skulpturenpark - Dietikon
Open from April to the end of Ocotber,
every Saturday and the first Sunday of the month.
http://www.bruno-weber.ch

Starbie Indoor Play Park - Dietikon
http://www.starbie.ch

Trampolino Indoor Play Park - Dietikon
http://www.trampolino.info

Milandia - Greifensee
Migros Indoor Adventure Park
http://www.milandia.ch

Minigolf at Gasthof zum Morgenthal Restaurant - Hirzel
http://www.morgenthal.ch/minigolf/index.html

Wildpark Langenberg - Langnau am Albis
Playgrounds, restaurant, great walking paths to view animals...
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/navp...ture-8734.html

Naturzentrum Sihlwald - just after Langnau am Abis
The outside area is open year round. It has a small play area and nice
walks along the Sihl river. The museum and small café/gift shop are open
from about the middle of March until November.
http://www3.stzh.ch/internet/gsz/hom...urzentrum.html

Park Im Grüene - Rüschlikon
Outdoor playground, miniature train rides, puppet shows,
swimming pool, cafeteria...
http://www.parkimgruene.ch

Jucker Farm - Seegräben
They have a cafe, petting zoo, a store selling fresh produce
and homemade food, and a playground.
http://www.juckerfarmart.ch

Kindercity - Volketswil
Indoor educational activities for kids up to age 12.
http://www.kindercity.ch

Planeta Magic - Wädenswil
Indoor Play Park for kids from 1-12 years
http://www.planetamagic.ch

Minigolf at Restaurant Schönegg - Wädenswil
http://www.schoenegg.ch/schoenegg/01...W261010007.asp

Technorama Science Center in Winterthur
Wonderful hands-on activites for ages 4 and up
http://www.technorama.ch

Urania Observatory - Zurich
http://urania.astronomie.ch

Waldhaus Katzensee - Zurich
The perfect family restaurant with a collection of 1-franc
rides out front, a small train to ride, and a playground - all
within view of an outdoor eating area.
http://www.waldhaus-katzensee.ch

Zoo - Zurich
http://www.zoo.ch
ps - Europa Park is not in Switzerland
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Re: Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

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I was wondering if anyone could make any suggestions as to what is available to do with kids in Switzerland.

I have my 8 year old nephew coming over to stay with my wife and I next week, and so far I have only come up with Europa Park.....

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....
Braunwald Handy Safari, did it yesterday, is brilliant for the kids.

You get the mountain village feel, funicular railway, gondola or chairlift, and a really cool easy hike with brilliant kiddy things to do and PRIZES at the end!

Cheap, and the goody bag is a really good goody bag, complete with a 10 CHF Coop voucher.
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Re: Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

Recently heard about an article with 99 things to do in Switzerland. Descriptions are in German, but you can at least figure out the name of the place and do a little googling if your German isn't up to snuff.

http://issuu.com/blick_ch/docs/sbli_20110703/20

You can download the article from the site as well.
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Re: Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

Thank you everyone for your help.....this is great
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Re: Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

There is a nice small zoo in Goldau. You won't see exotic animals, but they do have bears and wolves and a lot of Swiss/alp animals. Some run around free and you can feed them too. Even my teenagers still enjoy going there.
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Re: Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

Dinosauer museum, just outside Zurich. See all details here http://www.sauriermuseum.ch/
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Re: Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

Art goldau is a lot of fun for people of all ages.
Also highly recomended is alpa mare in pfafikon right on the shores of lake zurich its a huge water park with loads of different slides and different pools and it really is cool
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Re: Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

Just heard about this which is 40 mins from Basel.. Don't know how good though.

http://www.lebioscope.com/de

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I was wondering if anyone could make any suggestions as to what is available to do with kids in Switzerland.

I have my 8 year old nephew coming over to stay with my wife and I next week, and so far I have only come up with Europa Park.....

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Re: Things for Kids to do in Switzerland.....

If your nephew likes cars or boats or trains or planes... and I'm guessing he does... the transport museum in Luzern is worth the trip. ("Verkehrshaus" in German). Extremely interactive.
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