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What to do with a rainy weekend in Zurich...?

Ho hum, no sign of this wet weather ending, so a wet and rainy weekend lies ahead. I have my partner and stepson coming out from the UK this weekend - can anyone suggest things to do in and around Zurich this weekend ?

My flat is barely furnished, and I am clean out of hot chocolate and Horlicks, cant find the Monopoly and Cluedo so staying in my apartment is not really an option...

Thanks in advance...
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Re: What to do with a rainy weekend in Zurich...?

Casino in Baden, now smoke free :-)

Hamam (turkish spa), either in Baden or Neiderdörfli, Zürich City

Alpemare (waterpark in Pfaffikon)

Cinema

Shopping indoors (Sihl City, Glatt Zentrum)

Verkerhaus Luzern (fun interactive transportation museum)

technorama winterthur (fun, interactive science center)
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Old 14.05.2010, 11:01
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Re: What to do with a rainy weekend in Zurich...?

How old is your step-son?

If he's still young, I'd recommend the Technorama (but will be packed due to the weather), Masoala hall at the Zurich Zoo to lift the spirits or even a quick splash at Alpamare for starters... and try to find those games, the weather does not seem to get better...
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Re: What to do with a rainy weekend in Zurich...?

Don't know how old your stepson is, but

Circus Knie (Swiss national circus) is in Zurich until June 6th
http://www.knie.ch/

Huge water "fun park" Alpamare in Pfäffikon/Schwyz
http://www.alpamare.ch/main/p_id/598...98/lang/2.html

Movies (E/d/f means that English is spoken with german and french subtitles)
http://www.google.ch/movies?hl=de&ne...ed=0CBQQxQMoAA

Eating out: Crazy Cow Restaurant is always worth a trip!
http://www.diningcity.com/zurich/res.../index_eng.jsp
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How old is your step-son?

If he's still young, I'd recommend the Technorama (but will be packed due to the weather), Masoala hall at the Zurich Zoo to lift the spirits or even a quick splash at Alpamare for starters... and try to find those games, the weather does not seem to get better...

He is 11, txs for the suggestions !
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Ho hum, no sign of this wet weather ending, so a wet and rainy weekend lies ahead. I have my partner and stepson coming out from the UK this weekend - can anyone suggest things to do in and around Zurich this weekend ?

My flat is barely furnished, and I am clean out of hot chocolate and Horlicks, cant find the Monopoly and Cluedo so staying in my apartment is not really an option...

Thanks in advance...

Many thanks to all that replied !
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Re: What to do with a rainy weekend in Zurich...?

In Greifensee, Climbingworldcup this weekend:

http://www.climbingworldcup-switzerland.com/
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Re: What to do with a rainy weekend in Zurich...?

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Huge water "fun park" Alpamare in Pfäffikon/Schwyz
http://www.alpamare.ch/main/p_id/598...98/lang/2.html
Is Alpamare all indoors or has both in and outdoors. I have my nephews coming in few weeks time (14 and 12) and was wondering if this would be fun for them or is it too childish?
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Old 28.05.2010, 22:11
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Re: What to do with a rainy weekend in Zurich...?

Alpamare is not aimed at small kids, 14 & 12 is probably a good age to go as they should be big enough to go on all the slides.

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If he's still young, I'd recommend the Technorama (but will be packed due to the weather), .....
You don't need yo be young to enjoy Technorama. I am well past my teens and thoroughly enjoyed my day there. I may even visit again.
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Old 29.05.2010, 16:50
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Re: What to do with a rainy weekend in Zurich...?

Although I appreciate that wet weekends can indeed be considered 'Daily Life' I think this Thread would be better placed in Travel/Day Trips/Free Time. And there, as a sticky in this Forum is a list of Family Friendly places to visit. Surely something there which would be fine for a wet weekend.
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Re: What to do with a rainy weekend in Zurich...?

A new place is opening this winter, very suitable for a rainy day:

http://www.badeparadies-schwarzwald.de/

It's less than 100 km north of Zurich, the whole area is beautiful
and well worth the (car)journey. Recommended in summer: SchluchSee !
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