Zurich with Children
Suggestions on fun activities and places to go around Zurich with kids. Indoor plagrounds, nature parks, farms, events and courses.
Places to go
Separate page: https://prokofyev.ch/indoor-playgrounds-around-zurich/
There are three farms around Zurich:
- Römerhof near the airport
- Bächlihof near Rapperswil
- One in Uster overlooking Pfäffikersee
All farms have animals and nice playgrounds, including sandboxes, straw play barns, animals to pet (goats). Very nice restaurants and shops with local produce.
All farms get extremely crowded on days with nice weather, with almost no parking spots.
Amazing park wiht many spicies. What makes it really great is the open zone with sika deers and moufflons that can be fed from hands. Animal food can be bought at the entrance or from vending machines in the park (3 CHF per packet, only accepts 2 and 1 CHF coins). Food has a daily total limit, so it's better to come right to the opening (09:00) on a day with good weather.
In Autumn 2023 the park should open a new entrance with a gift shop, etc.
No so many people during winter and on Christmas week in particular.
Wildnispark Zürich Langenberg
Open nature park with bears, wolves, lynxes, deers, boars and mooses. There is no free roaming zone for the animals, but you can come anytime, it's a free area.
- Hurlimann areal
- Spital Kilchberg
- CleverKidz Wollishofen (paid)
- ETH Active Sundays (free)
- 🫕 Fondue tram. Runs from November till end of February. Tickes are completely gone by Christmas.
- 🚋 Jelmoli Märlitram (tickets in Jelmoli Kids World). Jelmoli will be shutting down in 2024, not sure what would happen with the Märlitram.
- Adliswil Winterzauber Fondue – fondue in a cozy pop-up chalet at Sportanlage Tüfi. They don't serve special children menus, but you can get pommes frites outside. Place: Sportanlage Tüfi.
- Cruize ship lake Zurich – round-trip brunch cruize every Sunday and public holidays. Depart at ~10:00 from Bürkliplatz. They also have many other events, including a New Year's eve cruize (if you can snatch the tickets)
- Hot tug boat over the lake Brienz – https://www.pirate-bay.ch/en/hottubboat-rental/
- Red Arrow Churchill train brunch to Schaffhausen
- Advent in Zurich
- Advent in Adliswil
- Carnivals (Luzern, Zug, Zurich)