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playgroups or playgrounds in Oberrieden and/or Thalwil?

I'm currently living in Oberrieden, but moving to Thalwil in January. I have a 19 month old son and no car. I'm trying to find playgrounds or fun things to do with my son during the winter that I can easily walk to or take public transit to. Any suggestions?

Also, does anyone know the current information for any playgroups in the Oberrieden or Thalwil area? I've tried some of the e-mails I've found on this forum, but I think they are outdated and are no longer active.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Re: playgroups or playgrounds in Oberrieden and/or Thalwil?

There are lots of little parks in Thalwil which will be perfect for your son. It depends on where about you live and how far you want to walk. You will probably find several within a ten minute walk. If you want to PM me where you will be staying I can let you know of the parks I know of.

In terms of playgroups I haven't found any in Thalwil itself. There is one in Rushlikon but without a car it was going to involve two buses and quite a walk so I decided against it. We went to one in Wadenswil and another in Wollerau both of which were quite easy to get to with public transport. I can give you more details if you want.
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Re: playgroups or playgrounds in Oberrieden and/or Thalwil?

from:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Families-in-Zurich

updated November 10th...

Playgroups in Kanton Zuerich:
http://www.spielgruppen.ch/p473.html?kanton=ZH


ADLISWIL
McTots English Speaking Playclub for children 18 months - 5 years
Monday to Friday mornings 9.30 - noon
in the centre of Adliswil
http://www.mctots.ch
079 296 99 36


EMBRACH
Playgroup- FUN WITH ENGLISH
Learning is fun through singing and playing.
A wonderful opportunity for children to learn alphabet,
colors, animals n more through Nursery Rhymes, Indoor activities
include coloring, craft, Clay modeling n more based on Rhymes
From 16-04-07 @ Embrach(located near Zurich Airport,
2 minutes walk from Embrach Railway station)
for kids 3 -5 yrs, kids below 3 could also join in with
parents(our youngest member just turned one)
Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
from 9.30 to 11.30 Hrs and 14.30 to 16.30 Hrs
Cost per session(2 hrs) is Chf.10., for registered members .
Address: Hardstr 32, 8424 Embrach
Tel: 043 444 1082
E-Mail : n_rhymes@yahoo.com


Cuckooz English Playgroup
info@cuckooz.ch or call 043 444 1082
http://www.cuckooz.ch


EFFRETIKON
"Coffee, Tea, and Me" Hands-On Kids -English Center
Playgroups for children from birth to 5 years old with their parents.
Meets Mondays from 9:30-11:15 and includes snacks, crafts,
songs, and of course coffee and tea for parents.
Bahnhofstrasse 28, 8307 Effretikon
Tel: (052) 347 01 20 Fax: (052) 347 01 24 Mobile: (076) 507 00 73
Email: info@hands-on-kids.ch
http://hands-on-kids.ch


GOCKHAUSEN by Zürich (near Zoo)
Kids Paradise
small groups of about 6 children per day
Mon, Tue, Weds, Thurs & Fri: full or half day
6 months to 4 years old
English, French & German
contact Eva Werts 043 243 77 21
evawerts@gmx.ch
www.playgroup.ch


HORGEN
Horgen Migros group every tues morning at 10am at the cafe in the Horgen Migros. The kids range in age from 0 - 3.5 years.
Rachel Bilby rachel@neo.co.nz


KILCHBERG
Tiger Tots ages 0-3 1/2
Mondays 15.30 - 17.00
Gym Hall in the Hallenbad Hochweid, Hochweidstr. 10
Stephanie Sorgo 043 388 55 78 stephaniesorgo@hotmail.com


LACHEN
Lachen Leapfrogs
Meets Wednesday afternoons from 3-5:30pm
at the Pfadi Huus on St.Gallerstrasse 95 in Lachen
For kids 0-4 years old
Contact Erica Pyper at ericasackett@hotmail.com


MEILEN
WAM's is a supporting group/network in the Meilen area.
We meet every other week, have coffee, chat, let the children
play and also plan other activities that we want to see happen
in our community. Everyone is welcome.
If you are interested in finding out more please email me at
joannefin@hotmail.com . We have over 58 members and about 15
that meet on a regular basis.


OERLIKON
'Jumping Jacks' Fridays 9.30am to 11am
Bring along your little ones!
Make friends, sing songs, learn rhymes, play musical games,
have a snack and enjoy stories!
Cost: CHF 5 per family
Where: Tezet Oerlikon, Gubelstrasse 10, 8050 Zurich
For directions: http://www.gz-zh.ch/ueber_ /index.php?gz=12
The Tezet Oerlikon is a very short walk from bus and tram stops.
Bahnhof Oerlikon is approx. 7 minutes by train from Bahnhof Zurich HB.
Who the playgroup is aimed at:All children aged 0-4 are welcome.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
A bit about the playgroup leader: My name is Jahura, I'm from London
and have a 2 year old son. I am not employed by the Tezet Oerlikon
and will be runnning the playgroup as a volunteer. If you are interested
in getting involved and helping me run this playgroup, please get in touch!
Any questions? Need further information?
Please contact: April Meschenmoser (at Tezet Oerlikon) 044 315 52 41
or e-mail Jahura on jahurahossain@yahoo.co.uk


REGENSDORF
Englische Spielgruppe
Familienzentrum Regenbogen
Friday mornings
Schulstrasse 56
8105 Regensdorf
Neera Mallick, 043 388 83 44 or 076 515 55 77


RICHTERSWIL
Children's Playhouse
Reidholzstrasse 7c
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-12:00
For 2-5 year olds
Anita Mandiratta ajmandiratta@yahoo.com
043 888 99 70 / 078 635 35 12


STÄFA
Stork's Nest Mums & Toddlers
Babes to 3+ years
Tuesday 09.30 - 11.30
Eltern Kind Zentrum, Tödistrasse 1
Jane Greis 044 915 16 70 jane_greis@yahoo.com


http://www.lotse.zh.ch/agenda/detail/510025/from/agenda
English Mother/Childgroup
English speaking mothers with their children get together and network.
Zielgruppe Eltern von Kleinkindern
Wann on tuesdays, starting from 24. Aug. 2010 9.30 - 11.30 Uhr
Wo Eltern-Kind-Zentrum STÄFA
Tödistrasse 1, 8712 Stäfa
Kosten Fr. 3.–
Anmeldung/Kontakt Monika Hänggi, Tel. 044 926 88 85


STEINMAUR
In the Kirchegemeindehaus (corner of Schulwiesstrasse/Bettenstrasse)
Mums & Tots Fun Club - 0-5 year olds
Friday 15:00-17:00
Alexandra Stricker 079 717 97 86 altof@freesurf.ch


THALWIL
There is an informal group of parents who meet with their children
(ages 0 to 5) on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30. We've named the
group "Kribble Krabble". During the warmer months, we meet at local
parks like Park im Gruene but now that it has turned colder, we are
meeting in the nursery of the International Baptist Church in
Rüschlikon. We don't charge a fee, but do ask for a small donation for
the church from the people who join each week.
If you are interested in joining us, please send me an e-mail off-line
with your e-mail address to lwyssbrod001@yahoo.com and I will add you
to the mailing list. We send an e-mail on Thursday nights about where
we will meet on the following Fridays.


THALWIL area
Preschool Players
If you are a mom with an infant or child, up to 5 year old and need a
morning out with other moms we are the group for you!
We meet on Mondays around 12:30/1:00 at parks & play areas, depending
on the weather. We have special events for Halloween, Thanksgiving,
Christmas, Easter etc, as well as Moms' Nights Out and family outings.
We charge no dues and prefer that you spend your money on coffee or wine!!
To contact us email Lisa Thordsen at lisa_thordsen@yahoo.com
or call 076-243-1823 EVERYONE welcome!


USTER
Women's Activity Club (WAC)
Winterthurstrasse 18
043 305 9250
www.WAC.ch
http://www.wac.ch/courses_events/eve...ex.cfm?all=yes
The Women's Activity Club, or "WAC", is a non-profit,
multifunctional organization whose purpose is to meet the
social, educational, and personal needs of its members.
The Club is designed to encourage international friendship,
support, and sharing of ideas.
The Club's main activities are playgroups, child development groups,
a library, and room rentals. The working language of the Club is
English and all women (and men) are welcome to use the WAC facility.
For further information: www.wac.ch or email info@wac.ch
The Learning Tree Cooperative School was founded in 1992 by members of
the WAC to meet the pre and after school needs of their children.
The English pre-school caters for children from 2 to 5 years old.
The after-school provides supplementary English reading and writing
tuition once a week for children from 5 to 11 years. For information,
telephone on 043 305 9250 from 9.00 till 12.00 Monday to Thursday
or email: LTCSchool@WAC.ch .


WAEDENSWIL
Little Angels' Playgroup - 0-5 year olds
Roman Catholic Church on Etzelstrasse 3
Mondays 09.30-11.30
Come and have fun and meet other parents/carers.
Lots of toys. Craft activity each week. Fun song time.
CHF 7.00 per week per family (includes refreshments).
Cath Reza 043 333 09 73, e-mail: cath.reza@bluewin.ch


WOLLERAU
Cheeky Chops Playgroup
For kids aged 0 - 4 accompanied by an adult
Fridays 9 - 11am
Singing, a craft activity and morning tea all included.
Fällmisstrasse 2a, 8832 Wollerau, opposite Wollerau train station,
bus line 180 (Pfäffikon - Samstagern) bus stop 'Bahnhof'.
Exit off the A3 is 'Wollerau'.
Contact Andrea Snashall, 078 858 83 99 chinwag@rocketmail.com
www.chinwag.biz


ZOLLIKON
Catholic Church, Gustav-Mauererstrasse 13
The Playgroup - Pre-School age kids with parents
Monday 9:30-11:30
Juliet Phillipson 043 817 88 02


ZOLLIKON
English Speaking Playgroup
Monday 9.30-11.30
Mums & Children 0-4
Tessa Hodgson 043 277 01 22
Juliet Phillipson 043 817 88 02
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Re: playgroups or playgrounds in Oberrieden and/or Thalwil?

I am new to the Waedenswil area and am looking for a playgroup between Waedenswil and Thalwi for my 2.5 year old. I've viewed most of them but would really appreciate a recommendation from anyone with a child in a group. Has anyone viewed this spielgruppe? www.keltickiddies.com
It looks super and very new, any recommendation very much appreciated.
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Re: playgroups or playgrounds in Oberrieden and/or Thalwil?

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There are lots of little parks in Thalwil which will be perfect for your son. It depends on where about you live and how far you want to walk. You will probably find several within a ten minute walk. If you want to PM me where you will be staying I can let you know of the parks I know of.

In terms of playgroups I haven't found any in Thalwil itself. There is one in Rushlikon but without a car it was going to involve two buses and quite a walk so I decided against it. We went to one in Wadenswil and another in Wollerau both of which were quite easy to get to with public transport. I can give you more details if you want.
Did you go to the one in Waedenswil called keltickiddies? I'm looking too but prefer recommendations. It looked lovely and the fact it had a garden was a big plus but still not made up our minds
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Re: playgroups or playgrounds in Oberrieden and/or Thalwil?

Hi there,

I am on the search as well for local English speaking or bilingual playgroups. I will be moving to Thalwil with my family around April 2011.

I would be up for joining any such group or also creating a new one.

I have two girls, aged 3 1/2 and 1 1/2. We are German but have been living in London for the past 5 years, therefore we would love to keep up the English language for our kids.

Would love to hear back about any suggestions.
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