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Recommended play parks and activities for kids in Zurich

Hello. In this rainy weather, I'm thinking about taking my boys (4.5 and 8.5 years) to one of the play parks in/around Zurich. For example, Milandia, KinderCity, Bambino, Planet Magica or others. Are they crowded, good value, good quality games, good service, great for kids but boring for parents, etc. Appreciate any recommendations... Thanks
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

Hiya
I had the same thing in mind! Not been to any yet so interested to hear from anyone who has..


Does anyone know the address for Bambinos Indoor Play Park- Zurich Wiedikon? I can't seem to find it on their website http://www.bambinos.ch
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Old 12.02.2007, 13:08
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

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Hello. In this rainy weather, I'm thinking about taking my boys (4.5 and 8.5 years) to one of the play parks in/around Zurich. For example, Milandia, KinderCity, Bambino, Planet Magica or others. Are they crowded, good value, good quality games, good service, great for kids but boring for parents, etc. Appreciate any recommendations... Thanks
Maybe you can try Trampolino ( http://www.trampolino.info ) in Dietikon, or Starbie ( http://www.starbie.ch ), also in Dietikon.

Don't forget, there is technorama (www.technorama.ch), which I think very good for children since they can play and have fun with science...

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Old 12.02.2007, 13:36
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

In German:

Bambinos
Grubenstrasse 30, 8045 Zürich
Telefon: 043 819 30 30
EMail:info@bambinos.ch
Öffnungszeiten: Das Bambinos ist täglich geöffnet! Montag bis Freitag 11.00 bis 13.30 Uhr geöffnet für Mittagessen mit leckeren Menüs (SPIELPLATZ GESCHLOSSEN)
13.30 bis 22.00 Uhr Für Alle, mit und ohne Kinder
Samstag, Sonntag und Feiertage 09.00 bis 22.00 Uhr/Brunch ab 10.00 Uhr
Lage: Das Bambinos liegt in der Binz in Zürich Wiedikon. Es befindet sich in einer charmanten 600 m2 grossen Tennishalle aus den 30er Jahren.
Ambiente: Kinderspielhalle mit Restaurant, Was unternehmen Eltern in der Freizeit mit kleinen Kindern, vor allem wenn das Wetter nicht zum draussen spielen einlädt, weil es regnet oder einfach zu kalt ist? Die Schweiz zählt zu den Ländern mit mehr kalten und regnerischen Tagen als sonnigen und trockenen. Es ist schwierig sich mit anderen Eltern und Kindern irgendwo zu treffen. Restaurants und Cafés werden oft gemieden, weil es den Kindern schnell langweilig wird. Sie werden unruhig und laut. Sie spielen mit allem Möglichen was sich auf und unter den Tischen befindet. Irgendwann fangen sie an im Lokal herumzurennen. Dies stört meistens die anderen Gäste und auch den Wirt. Somit stehen viele Väter und Mütter immer wieder vor dem gleichen Problem: Was unternehmen wir mit unseren Kindern?
Die Idee der Kinderhalle ist es, für beide etwas zu bieten, sowohl für die Kinder als auch für die Erwachsenen, da die Eltern sich nicht nur als Aufpasser ihres Nachwuchses verstehen. Auch sie wollen und sollen etwas von der gemeinsamen Freizeit haben.
Mit der Bambinos Kinderhalle schaffen wir einen zeitgemässen Treffpunkt für Eltern mit kleinen Kinder im Alter zwischen 0 und 12 Jahren
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

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Don't forget, there is technorama (www.technorama.ch), which I think very good for children since they can play and have fun with science...
Yes, Technorama is great for all the family - we've been a few times and it's always been hard to get the kids home again...

Am looking more for first-hand experiences/reviews rather than pointers to websites. Thanx.
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

My kids almost 12 and almost 9 both LOVE Trampolinos.

My younger one and I have a membership to Kindercity which he enjoys but is a very different experience as it is more like an experiential chidren's museum IMO than a play place.

Planet Magica is nice but very, very small compared to Trampolinos - not a place for my older son.
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

The weather has been really nice of late and I just recently came across the link below...

Playgrounds throughout Switzerland
http://www.kids.ch
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

the bambino place is not excisting anymore,
not since 2 years.
hope the english forum is strong enough to delete this soon.
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

Hi was wondering if there are any indoor play areas/parks either in Zurcih or Zug? Or can anyone recommend something else? Trampolino and Kindercity a little bit further out then intended.
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

If you are looking for something simple and free, many of the local community centers provide safe indoor play spaces, and have coffee, tea, and small snacks for sale. In Hottingen, the Gemeinschaftzentrum on Klosbachstrasse operates a Pflegiraum on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and Wednesday mornings. The children range from infants through kindergarten age or so, although I think occasionally older, and there is usually a good mix of local and expat families there.
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

Our boys have recently been to birthday parties held at Starbies in Dietikon and have had a great time. From what I heard it can get loud, but that doesn't seem to disturb the children. The parents have recommended it too!
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

We went to ( http://www.starbie.ch ), in Dietikon today, really great place, lots of things to do there for younger children. Really easy to find, train to Dietikon and then the number 309 bus to Riedstrasse (the bus stop is right outside the place). There are also several large discount stores there. Well worth a day out (CHF 13 )
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

Any suggestions on how to find one of these community centers? I am in Cham, too far out for the many play parks it seems they have in the Zurich area, so I need to find something in Zug, Cham, Baar.. any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Our boys have recently been to birthday parties held at Starbies in Dietikon and have had a great time. From what I heard it can get loud, but that doesn't seem to disturb the children. The parents have recommended it too!
Starbies is great ... Even has Wifi for the adults ! ( and for the dad's , it is right beside Media Markt ) . My son has had his last 3 birthday's at Starbies ....
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Any suggestions on how to find one of these community centers? I am in Cham, too far out for the many play parks it seems they have in the Zurich area, so I need to find something in Zug, Cham, Baar.. any suggestions would be appreciated!
I've heard that there is a new indoor play place opening in Baar. I know where it is but I have no idea of the name of the street which is as good as useles!! If you are coming from Blickensdorf you would turn right at the roundabout towards the Blindschule (direction Zug) if that makes any sense. If not I'll try to drive by so I can give better directions.
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I've heard that there is a new indoor play place opening in Baar. I know where it is but I have no idea of the name of the street which is as good as useles!! If you are coming from Blickensdorf you would turn right at the roundabout towards the Blindschule (direction Zug) if that makes any sense. If not I'll try to drive by so I can give better directions.
Thanks! (don't have enough posts to thank you without creating a separate post!) I think I can find it based on your directions!
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Re: Recommend play parks for kids in Zurich

Hi Carmen,

My name is Gosia. I am living and working in Langnau am Albis. I am looking after two young children. Julia is 2 and Charlie almost 4. I would like to ask you if you know any english speaking play groups for parents and children in Langnau area. I am in Langnau since 4 months and I didnt find anythink.

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hai friends ,could anybody tell me what is the address of Kindercity n planet magica??thanx in advance.
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Re: want to know address............

http://www.kindercity.ch/index.php?id=18&L=3

Chlirietstrasse 12, 8604 Volketswil
Telefon 043 204 30 60
Fax 043 204 30 79
E-Mail: info@kindercity.ch
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Also try this page for some great ideas.
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Kids in Zurich

What do you feel are the best activities for small kids in Zurich? We have two kids aged 6 & 3 and live in Baden. We like to get out and do something at least one day each weekend. We have exhausted our immediate area so are now looking to Zurich. Any ideas are greatly appreciated!
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