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Fun for kids in Basel

Fun for kids in Basel

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Your list of local things to do with the kids.


Hi All
A full list of events happening now for kids are on the calendar page, below you can find links to all the local great everyday places to take kids.

Animal parks

Basel Zoo – Perfect for every family and look at buying a family card

Tier park Lange Erlan – Great Animal Park, free to enter

Kids clubs

Basel Cub Scouts – Pack 681 Based at the ISB in Aesch. A friendly fun activity group for young boys.

City parks

Grun 80 park and Botanical gardens – Great for taking the kids, feed the fish and a big play park, but watch out for the dinosaur!

Botanical gardens at the University

Kannenfeld park – nice park on the west of the city –

Swimming pools

Aesch / Pfeffingen – outdoor pool – only for summer!

Arlesheim – outdoor pool – only for summer!

Aqua Basilea –  indoor water park at Prattlen with lots of slides etc. *Expensive but fun

Backgraben Allschwill outdoor pool – only for summer!

Bettingen Swimming outdoor pool – only for summer

Binningen indoor Speigelfield indoor Swimming pool

Bottmingen Outdoor Pool – only for summer

Eglisse Swimming outdoor pool – only for summer * Closed 2017 for refurb

Laguna Badeland – Indoor pool and outdoor with wave machine. * Good value for money

Muttenz – indoor Swimming pool * Great pool and good value

Naturbad Riehen, fantastic outdoor swimming pool natural * Highly recommended, but bad parking

Reinach Gartenbad – Outdoor Pool – only for summer

Rialto indoor  – indoor swimming pool.

Sonnebad at Margerethan  Smaller but nice Outdoor Pool – only for summer

St Jakobs Swimming outdoor pool  – Family pool only for summer, but laned pool heated!


Speilzeug Welten – Formerly the puppet museum –

Basel paper Museum – Get creative with the kids –

Naturel History museum Really nice museum, not like its website 😮

Cartoon Museum it is what it says

Mini steam trains

Ysebähnli am Rhy  Minature steam trains for kids to ride

Indoor play groups/centres

Oki doki kinderland – The biggest indoor playground for kids, but can get a bit busy

Gymboree Basel  – Nice children’s play centre – Weiherweg 86 (by Schützenmatt Park)

Kindermusik at Dreispitz

Swiss Mega Park – Trampolines, climbing and lots lots more

The jump factory Basel – Fantastic indoor trampoline park


English Speaking groups and services

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Bed and Breakfast, Basel

Ferns B&B, Hegenheimerstrasse 30. Contact Dominic on ferns@sunrise.ch for more info and prices.

Car Garage and sales

Auto Glaser English speaking Garage and Car sales

Children’s music classes

Kinder Music at Driespitz, Limegrubenweg 9, 4053 Basel


Dr Gary Bonsall English dentist.


Dr Irene Bonsall, your English speaking primary care GP and family doctor in Basel

Dog and Cat Grooming services

Mister Flausch’s grooming services Dog and cat Grooming services Manuela Haldimann


Carolina Balza-Park, Children’s hairstylist. By appointment only 0791967215


Boss Blues Band.. We are a 4 piece group playing, Rock and roll, Blues and Country music etc

Daniel Raven, Illusionist. Magical entertainment for any event mail dattard25@gmail.com

Tyre Garage

Pneuhaus Gysin AG,  Sternfeldstrasse 18, 4127 Birsfelden

Photography workshops and painting courses

Basel Photography worksops Monique Jansen, Florenz-strasse 1E, Basel.

Basel Painting courses Monique Jansen, Florenz-strasse 1E, Basel.

Basel Art room Painting and drawing classes for adults and children. Wettsteinplatz, Basel

Professional Photographers

Alex kaeslin Photography, Soon to be in Oberwil, Basel.
Stephen G Smith Photography, Basel
Mizrahi Photography Proffesional Event Photographer based in Basel

Running Coaching

Helen Smethurst Professional running coach, Basel area Based

Yoga sevices and Classes

Fernanda Grisetti, Private a small classes, See website for different locations in Basel