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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!

Museums

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

 

Great things to do in Basel

 The Best Places to visit in Basel

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Zoo Basel is, with over 1.7 million visitors per year, the most visited tourist attraction in Basel and the second most visited tourist attraction in Switzerland.

Established in 1874, Zoo Basel is the oldest zoo in Switzerland and, by number of animals, the largest. Through its history, Zoo Basel has had several breeding successes, such as the first worldwide Indian rhinoceros birth and Greater flamingo hatch in a zoo. These and other achievements led Forbes Travel to rank Zoo Basel as one of the fifteen best zoos in the world in 2008.

Despite its international fame, Basel’s population remains attached to Zoo Basel, which is entirely surrounded by the city of Basel. Evidence of this is the millions of donations money each year, as well as Zoo Basel’s unofficial name: locals lovingly call “their” zoo “Zolli” by which is it known throughout Basel and most of Switzerland.

Museums

The Basel museums cover a broad and diverse spectrum of collections with a marked concentration in the fine arts. They house numerous holdings of international significance. The over three dozen institutions yield an extraordinarily high density of museums compared to other cities of similar size and draw over one million visitors annually.

Constituting an essential component of Basel culture and cultural policy, the museums are the result of closely interwoven private and public collecting activities and promotion of arts and culture going back to the 16th century. The public museum collection was first created back in 1661 and represents the oldest public collection in continuous existence. Since the late 1980s, various private collections have been made accessible to the public in new purpose-built structures that have been recognized as acclaimed examples of avant-garde museum architecture.

 

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Welcome

This site is for the English speaking residents and visitors to Basel to give you up to date information about what’s happening in Basel for everyone on Restaurants, take aways to nights out for the family as well as where to go to entertain the kids on a weekend.

.Day trips out of Basel are also good to know so the 40 great things to do in Switzerland gives you links to different places for day trips. There are links to not only Summer places to go, but a great Skiing website that give you loads of info about where to go, how far away and what available at the resorts. This website is also to help people thinking about coming for Weekend breaks to the city.

Also available for up to the date offers…
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About Basel

Basel is made up of 2 seperate cantons. Basel Stadt and Basel land. Together it has a population of 450,064 people with 23% of them (103,789) been foreign nationals or Ex-pats as they are warmly known. Basel Stadt has 48,719 and Basel Land 55,079 Expats living in these regions. Its estimated that there is over 200,000 people in Basel speaks English as either a first, second or third language.

It also has a very diverse mixture of foreign nationals who are catered for by a large amount of clubs and organisations dedicated to helping everyone feel at home from English speaking new Mums groups, to running and Dragon boat clubs, many social groups organise nights out and day trips around the country. The problem is finding out about these clubs is not so easy as many different sites have different limited information. This is where we can help!

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