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Rainy Day Ideas

Greetings All!

I have a slight problem: 2 kids and a small apartment. Any good ideas for how to constructively (and cheaply) occupy rainy day time? I have been to a few museums, but my youngest is 2 and this only works for an hour or so. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Steve.
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Re: Rainy Day Ideas

Swimming pool.

Get waterproof clothes and take them into the forest.

Also, I remember when I was stuck inside on rainy days as a little 'un annoying my father, he would suggest I go play on the railway lines. But maybe in these oh so PC days that might be frowned on.
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Re: Rainy Day Ideas

Hi Steve,
I understand your pain, as I have 3 little ones myself. Some of the things we do on rainy days:
Indoor play park (Starbie or Trampolino in Dietlikon)
Tram Museum in Zürich
Zoological Museum at the Zürich University, (both places are very hands on for kids)
Schwimmbad Forbach in Zollikon (a hike but SO worth the trip in winter or summer),
Train ride up the Uetliberg, then walking in the forest in our raingear
Check out your local Gemienschaft Zentrum (http://www.gz-zh.ch/), as they often have stuff happening during the week.

Good luck! Irene
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Re: Rainy Day Ideas

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Greetings All!

I have a slight problem: 2 kids and a small apartment. Any good ideas for how to constructively (and cheaply) occupy rainy day time? I have been to a few museums, but my youngest is 2 and this only works for an hour or so. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Steve.
Get a train (and bus) to the wild animal park at Langau und Albis. It's free to get in and only 5CHF for parking if you go by car.

The forest there is great to explore, too.

We spent Saturday morning in the pouring rain shopping at our local market and jumping in puddles - our youngest is nearly two and he loves doing that.
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Re: Rainy Day Ideas

With my 1 and 2 year old I always go to the zoo on rainy days because they have many animal houses. And if you get an annual pass or even a multi-year-pass you can go on a regular basis without spending too much. Parking is really cheap there (0.50 CHF / h) if you cannot get there by public transportation.
The petting zoo and the various playgrounds in the zoo are reason enough to go to the zoo a lot.
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