Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Family matters/health
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13.02.2014, 11:14
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MarinaNYC has no particular reputation at present
Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Greetings to all!

Glad I found this forum - such a nice community and a wealth of information for English-speaking expats or just visitors, like us. We come to Zurich about three times a year from the US, but for the first time - with our 10 months old daughter and I hope someone can help us to locate an indoor activity spot for kids in the center of Zurich. I found Gymboree, which is great, but not conveniently situated for us. Where do parents or caregivers take infants to play and socialize in a designated environment indoor?
Thank you for any info or advise - they will be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13.02.2014, 22:39
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zürich
Posts: 163
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 104 Times in 69 Posts
Heather4 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Maybe you could try this place?
http://gigglehouse.ch
Also maybe join the yahoo group families in Zurich they may have more information if you ask.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15.02.2014, 16:38
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MarinaNYC has no particular reputation at present
Re: Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Thank you very very much Heather4! Your lead came so useful - my husband took our daughter to the Gigglehouse playground on Friday and she had a blast, befriended a boy and interacted with others - exactly the experience I was hoping for her, while in Zurich. Thank you again!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 16.02.2014, 17:11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Zollikon
Posts: 6
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Donnamaria36 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Hi
Can anyone tell me if they know any playgroups that are not as expensive as the two mentioned already??
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18.02.2014, 13:35
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Thalwil, Zurich
Posts: 20
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 44 Times in 13 Posts
Lin00 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Quote:
View Post
Hi
Can anyone tell me if they know any playgroups that are not as expensive as the two mentioned already??
Hi Donnamaria36. You could try signing up with http://www.meetup.com/ There are several groups for English speaking mums and dads. For example 'Zurich English Speaking Moms Meetup Group' or 'Moms of Baden and Zurich'. They regularly organise various events - for mums to meet and for children to play.
Regards
Lin
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 18.02.2014, 13:42
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Zollikon
Posts: 6
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Donnamaria36 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Thank you Lin00 the problem is I'm a nanny, I have requested to join mums of Baden and Zurich as I work with the mum on a Friday and they have groups on a Friday, but I haven't heard back from them.
Donna
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 18.02.2014, 14:19
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Thalwil, Zurich
Posts: 20
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 44 Times in 13 Posts
Lin00 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Quote:
View Post
Thank you Lin00 the problem is I'm a nanny, I have requested to join mums of Baden and Zurich as I work with the mum on a Friday and they have groups on a Friday, but I haven't heard back from them.
Donna
Donna,
If you have requested to join the group very recently, then it might be a simple matter of someone noticing your request and confirming it. It took a few days for my request to be confirmed.

If it's been a while - try to email them and ask. Its worth it, as they organise nice meet-ups.
Regards
Lin
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 18.02.2014, 17:28
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Zollikon
Posts: 6
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Donnamaria36 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Thank you Linn00 I will give it a week or so

Donna
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10.04.2014, 13:10
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 12
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Cortesano has slipped a little
Re: Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Although not in Zurich (just outside). Spiel Zanti in Vokterswill is a very good choice on weekdays or weekends. It is open 7 days a week and quite popular. it is a large indoor play area and thoroughly enjoyed by the children. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 22.01.2015, 15:14
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zürich
Posts: 12
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
ChocistheAnswer has no particular reputation at present
Re: Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Hi:
This is my first message in this fórum. I'm looking for indoor playgrounds to entertain my 3-yr old son. Any advice is highly appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 23.01.2015, 12:26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 253
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 108 Times in 79 Posts
kanga is considered knowledgeablekanga is considered knowledgeablekanga is considered knowledgeable
Re: Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Have a look here, this is an overwiew on indoor activities and meeting possibilities for parents/grandparents/nannys offered in various "Gemeinschaftszentrum" (=Community centres).
http://www.gz-zh.ch/index.php?id=466...%5D=spielplatz

Lots of it is for free. Great possibility to get in touch with the locals :-)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 23.01.2015, 13:04
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zürich
Posts: 12
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
ChocistheAnswer has no particular reputation at present
Re: Playgrounds and indoor activities for infants in Zurich

Thanks Kanga
In fact I went yesterday to the GZ in Altstetten, but there were few kids there and half of them where older than him I'll keep looking and open to suggestions.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommended play parks and activities for kids in Zurich Crumbs Travel/day trips/free time 24 18.02.2014 17:31
Moving to Zurich in Feb and looking for tips and activities with kids Stephanie Bouaziz Introductions 9 07.01.2014 11:43
Christmas and new year activities in Zurich little boat Daily life 5 19.12.2013 10:18
Indoor children playgrounds in Nyon area kulkate Family matters/health 1 08.10.2013 13:32


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:24.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0