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Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

Thanks to the inclement weather, we will be taking our brood plus visitors to a zoo tomorrow- any recommendations for which would be more suitable for children ranging from 2 to 13? Three are between 10-13, so would the kinderszoo be too young for them?
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Old 08.04.2012, 11:38
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

I don't think they would be too old for the Kinderzoo, I love it.
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Old 08.04.2012, 11:48
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

I'd say Zürich Zoo.
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

Zürich Zoo because it's bigger, also has a Kids part and there is a lot of Information it doesn't have in the Rapperswil Zoo.
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

If the weather is poor, I'd do Zurich Zoo. There's plenty to see indoors - I love the masaola rainforest, and there is the monkey house and the reptile/amphibian house...

Just take really good wet weather clothes because it's a long walk in the rain/snow in between the different buildings...
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

Maybe I'm a bit retarded, so listen to the mums.

Where ever you decide, I hope you have a good time.
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

Thanks for all the feedback- will definitely go to the Rappeswil Kinderzoo soon, but think we will go to the Zurich Zoo today due to the possibility to duck indoors if the weather starts to turn ugly
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

Hi, can you share your experience at Zuri Zoo with us? Any good to go with 8 / 4 / 1 yo ?
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Hi, can you share your experience at Zuri Zoo with us? Any good to go with 8 / 4 / 1 yo ?
Yes. Go.

What children don't love animals?
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

I prefer Zürich, Raperswil... the enclosures are smaller and when I went it was very hot and the ponies and elephants and horse looked dead on their feet whilst carrying all the kids / pulling the car.

Plus, Zürich has more animals.
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

With smaller kids, I liked the Kinderzoo a bit better than the Zurich Zoo as it's smaller and a bit more manageable. It also has some fun water bits and an elephant ride which is pretty unusual (but check the schedule as they give them frequent breaks and often close the attraction when it is too hot). There are pony rides as well and a cafeteria where you can get lunch, etc.

The Zurich Zoo is nice, too, but I was more fond of the smaller zoo with fewer animals and more fun stuff geared towards kids with my 5yo. YMMW.
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

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If the weather is poor, I'd do Zurich Zoo. There's plenty to see indoors - I love the masaola rainforest, and there is the monkey house and the reptile/amphibian house...

Just take really good wet weather clothes because it's a long walk in the rain/snow in between the different buildings...
I'd suggest an umbrella for the masaola rainforest even though it is indoors. We took visitors there once and they got splattered on by something from way up high - don't know what animal or bird was guilty but it smelt really bad!!
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

My 3 yr old loved the Kinderzoo more than the Zurich zoo.
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Re: Zurich Zoo or Kindeszoo Rappeswil?

I took a group of 7, 4-5 year old's to Zürich zoo yesterday and they had an absolute ball. The play grounds were just as popular as the animals and I had to drag them out kicking and screaming after 6 hours!
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