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Things to do with 5 year boy old in Basel

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Help!!!
We are relatively new here and I have this week off with my son so looking for ideas.

He loves building and construction vehicles, so if there are any parks etc around Basel that would be great. Also suggestions on any indoor play and activity areas would be appreciated since it will be raining quite a few days

Please note that we have done most museums and the zoo already.

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Re: Things to do with 5 year boy old in Basel

Take the train to Lucerne to the transportation museum. Verkehrshaus in German. He will love it.

Also most five year olds I know want to go to the zoo every other day. It doesnt matter if you have just been.

The canton of Aargau has many great museums for children. We loved Schloss Lenzburg (castle) with the dragon Fauchi. Or the Legionärspfad.

Also check out Augusta Raurica. Or go to Porruntruy. They have a dinosaur museum.

Or the Baggermuseum in the Zurich Oberland. But you might need a car for that.

5 is a great age and there are so many things to do and see
Buy a rain jacket and good shoes
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Re: Things to do with 5 year boy old in Basel

If the weather isn't great for swimming outdoors, there is a nice indoor water park near Basel that is good for both kids and adults:

http://www.aquabasilea.ch/wasserwelt/erlebnisbad.html

You could also try to find something like miniature golf.

Sometimes kids that age are also easily entertained by something as simple as going out into the forest, finding a fire pit and cooking some sausages and grill bread.

Sorry if you're vegetarian.

I believe that some of the larger lakes around here also have paddle boats that you can rent. I know that exists in Rapperswil on Lake Zurich. Sometimes the boats have slides so the kids can slide down into the water. Wearing a life vest of course.

And there are always bowling alleys. Most of them also have air hockey tables, video games, etc.

Last edited by Pancakes; 26.07.2021 at 22:49. Reason: Sorry, I just realized that you're looking for indoor stuff to do, but I'll keep my post as it is, anyways. :)
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Re: Things to do with 5 year boy old in Basel

Here's a website offering a whole range of activities for children (and their parents). In some places one can have a snack in a café next to the playground, and even rent out-door toys from them, at other places the children can climb the trees, I saw at least one photo of an indoor playroom.

Each separate section has several different things on offer, with varying opening hours, so you'd have to check, but essentially the public park playgrounds will be open.
http://www.robi-spiel-aktionen.ch/spielplaetze.php


Here's a list of "Quartier Treffpunkte", which is a local gathering place, where people of an area can meet their neighbours, find other children to play, and just hang out without pressure.
https://www.qtp-basel.ch/

"Treffpunkte" will give you the details of each centre.
"Programm" even allows you to specify dates so show what's one, in addition to the regular activities listed on the far right-hand side.



In both of these sets of playgrounds and centres, there will typically be no cost to just sit there or to play, and may be a moderate fee to participate in some specific programme.
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Re: Things to do with 5 year boy old in Basel

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Re: Things to do with 5 year boy old in Basel

The Grun 99 at Weil am Rhein incl the water play area and gravel pit play area with cranes, diggers, hoppers etc.
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Re: Things to do with 5 year boy old in Basel

-Lange Erlen
-Grün 80 near St. Jakob (the Spielplatz Brügglingen is great, according to Google maps it's closed, not sure if that's true, but the one near the pond is ok as well, plus there's a minigolf there)
-the "Kinderseilpark" on Wasserfallen (take the cablecar up and hike down, if he's got the strength, the "Jägerweg" is great but dangerous in a few places, especially when wet, makesure you have a firm grip on his hand, the "steiler Abstieg" is less dangerous, but also not as much fun).
-indoor climbing areas like the B2 in Pratteln, the Hebdi in Liestal, there's a new one in St. Johann plus the one in Gundeli, and there's one in Weil am Rhein as well.
-Swiss Mega Park in Frenkendorf
-Aventure Jura Parc in Rebeuvelier or Jumping Jack in Courroux (he may be too young for those, you'll have to check)
-hike down the Kaltbrunnental (near Grellingen) or to one of the many castles around Basel (Wartenberg makes for a nice hike, or leave the car at Dornach Schiessstand, take the bus up to Gempen, hike down to Dorneck and down to the parking again, Reichenstein, especially with the caves around "Hohli Felse")
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Re: Things to do with 5 year boy old in Basel

Roman remains at Kaiseraugst
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Re: Things to do with 5 year boy old in Basel

https://play-basel.weebly.com/kieswe...-am-rhein.html


Tons of stuff to do, and the kids all seem to informally work as a team.



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