Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Family matters/health  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12.06.2012, 15:28
IzabelaInZug's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 732
Groaned at 61 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 485 Times in 257 Posts
IzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeableIzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeableIzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeable
How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

I have a Polish friends how lives in Baar.
Her sister is coming to Zug (Baar) this Thursday with the child (this is this friend's child, not her sister's child, not sure if it matters)

The boy is 5 years old, speaks Polish and can communicate in English with no problems.

It looks like he will be staying in an empty flat with no furniture or TV. They lived in Dubai before and the relocation shipment with all all their stuff is late and will reach Switzerland in late July... so it looks like poor boy will go crazy if we don't organize anything :-/

My friend (his mother) is working full time in Zug so the boy will be staying with her sister and I would like to help them to organize some nice activities for him.

He has no problems with English speaking kids but unfortunately his auntie does not speak any foreign languages (Polish only) so hanging out with other families is not really an option, as long as they are not Polish.

I know another Polish mom in Zug, her daughter is 5 as well so if she will have a bit of time it might work but at the moment it's no guarantee.

I can only think of Transport Museum in Lucerne and the ZOO in Zurich to entertain the boy but that's all...

Do you guys have any good ideas? Do you know any Polish speaking families that would be willing to meet up with them?

All help will be much appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12.06.2012, 15:43
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baar
Posts: 258
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 171 Times in 120 Posts
rachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeable
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

Join the library (bibliotheek) in Baar and then go downstairs to the Ludotheek (it's like a toy library). You need the library card in order to borrow things.You can borrow board games, puzzles, construction toys, up to scooters, bikes, go-karts etc for between 1chf and 10chf per 4 week hire. Or you can get a 6 month membership for 30chf so that you can borrow video game systems and games too. The 30chf covers 6 months of borrowing as much as you like (5 items at a time) of the smaller items. The larger toys would have a small additional cost. At least he will have some things to play with and read until his own things arrive.

If he likes football then intersoccer.ch run a number of football camps through the summer, 9am to about 5pm I think. Check the website for dates and locations. They usually have a tleast one week at ISZL in Baar and Ehret in Hünenberg.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank rachael8816 for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 12.06.2012, 15:43
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: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

Go to the local badi, if the weather improves. Get some arts and crafts items in case of bad weather. Maybe some Dvds.
Scope out some local play parks. Some of them are really good. Have a look for a local indoor swimming pool.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Heather4 for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 12.06.2012, 15:53
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baar
Posts: 258
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 171 Times in 120 Posts
rachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeable
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

Local indoor/outdoor pool in Baar is Lattich.
Children are free up to the age of 6 and an adult can get a 3 month pass for about 100chf. Otherwise each visit is 9chf for the adult.

Cham Vilette park is nice, play grounds, plenty of grass to run around, mini-golf etc.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank rachael8816 for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 12.06.2012, 16:01
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Frankfurt (Ex-Zurich)
Posts: 869
Groaned at 95 Times in 42 Posts
Thanked 584 Times in 331 Posts
FrankS has earned the respect of manyFrankS has earned the respect of manyFrankS has earned the respect of many
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

watch soccer on tv.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12.06.2012, 16:17
IzabelaInZug's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 732
Groaned at 61 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 485 Times in 257 Posts
IzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeableIzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeableIzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeable
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

there will be no tv I mentioned that already.
Swimming will be organized for sure as he is very good and loves it but that's still not enough I'm afraid.


Which park? The one in Baar would be good?
Park in Cham I know already. It is great. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12.06.2012, 16:21
IzabelaInZug's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 732
Groaned at 61 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 485 Times in 257 Posts
IzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeableIzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeableIzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeable
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

Quote:
View Post
watch soccer on tv.
Soccer on Tv?
Please! :-/
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12.06.2012, 16:30
Tim8803's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zürich
Posts: 417
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 445 Times in 204 Posts
Tim8803 has earned the respect of manyTim8803 has earned the respect of manyTim8803 has earned the respect of many
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

Wildnis Park Langnau - http://www.wildnispark.ch/
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12.06.2012, 16:44
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 12,778
Groaned at 99 Times in 88 Posts
Thanked 19,576 Times in 8,681 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12.06.2012, 16:57
Sagitta's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winterthur
Posts: 706
Groaned at 3 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1,174 Times in 489 Posts
Sagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond reputeSagitta has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

This thread may come in handy, but you have probably seen it already.
I think there are hundreds of things to do for children in Switzerland. Don't worry, when the summer starts properly, you will have no trouble keeping him busy. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Sagitta for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 12.06.2012, 17:33
shabar's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rotkreuz
Posts: 124
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 66 Times in 40 Posts
shabar has earned some respectshabar has earned some respect
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

The transportation in museum in Luzern - a must.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 13.06.2012, 01:56
IzabelaInZug's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 732
Groaned at 61 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 485 Times in 257 Posts
IzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeableIzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeableIzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeable
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

Quote:
View Post
The transportation in museum in Luzern - a must.

---> "I can only think of Transport Museum in Lucerne and the ZOO in Zurich to entertain the boy but that's all..."

...but thanks

Let me know how is living in Rotkreuz as I am thinking of moving there (big new flats and cheaper than Zug)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 13.06.2012, 04:51
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 126
Groaned at 60 Times in 28 Posts
Thanked 40 Times in 24 Posts
TapiroLee is considered unworthyTapiroLee is considered unworthyTapiroLee is considered unworthyTapiroLee is considered unworthy
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

The question should be "How to entertain anyone at all in Zug" not possible there is nothing there only the boring Metalli mall. I'm afraid you have to leave the area for that.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users groan at TapiroLee for this post:
  #14  
Old 13.06.2012, 10:25
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3,473
Groaned at 18 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 1,997 Times in 1,190 Posts
CH_Me has a reputation beyond reputeCH_Me has a reputation beyond reputeCH_Me has a reputation beyond reputeCH_Me has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

There are many kid's playgrounds around with things to climb, swings, tunnels, bridges, sand to dig and water to muck around with.

On a rainy daily there is the indoor pool in Baar or the Kids meeting point. My kids (5 & 2) always seem to make a friend in the little Coop restaurant playground or the one in Zugerland and happily play for ages.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 13.06.2012, 16:53
IzabelaInZug's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 732
Groaned at 61 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 485 Times in 257 Posts
IzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeableIzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeableIzabelaInZug is considered knowledgeable
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

Quote:
View Post
The question should be "How to entertain anyone at all in Zug" not possible there is nothing there only the boring Metalli mall. I'm afraid you have to leave the area for that.

I'm afraid you are wrong.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 25.06.2012, 23:00
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Zurich
Posts: 374
Groaned at 34 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 241 Times in 110 Posts
hayleyjay1 has an excellent reputationhayleyjay1 has an excellent reputationhayleyjay1 has an excellent reputationhayleyjay1 has an excellent reputation
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

Where's the kids meeting point I'm having the same problem entertaining my 6 year old daughter, I dread her breaking ul from the kindergarten I haven't a clue what to do with her wev just moved from Zurich to baar Zug ;(
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 26.06.2012, 09:30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baar
Posts: 258
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 171 Times in 120 Posts
rachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeablerachael8816 is considered knowledgeable
Re: How to entertain 5 years old Polish kid in Zug?

Kids Meeting Point is Weststrasse 3, 6340 Baar. Its next to the dance and fitness place. If you come through the centre of Baar towards Blickensdorf, but then turn left as if you are going to the motorway, it is on the left hand side (before you get to the motorway).
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank rachael8816 for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
children activities, family friendly, kids 3 6, polish




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
Polish couple in Zug IzabelaInZug Introductions 11 31.01.2012 23:17
How to Entertain a Brit? KeinFranzösisch Travel/day trips/free time 29 06.12.2011 13:02
daycare for 4 years old bilingual girl (Polish/Finnish) silv Family matters/health 4 21.09.2010 12:13


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0