Zurich for Families
Tips for Families With Children
Zurich has an increasing number of offers for families with children. You can find activities for families with children in Zurich and the region here.

Zurich for Families – Excursion Tips for Families With Children


Zurich has a large range of cultural events for families with children. Numerous museums organize special workshops, and there are performances for children in the Tanzhaus (dance theater) and Tonhalle Zurich (concert hall). A circus comes to Zurich every year – with its animals in the spring and clowns and acrobats at Christmas.


There's fantastic animal fun at the Zurich Zoo – with Masoala rain forest and elephant park – as well as at the Wildnispark Zurich or the kids' zoo in Rapperswil.


The parks and nature reserves in Zurich and the region provide lots of excursion options: on foot, by bike or by boat. Parks with barbecue spots and many playgrounds in the city entice you to linger. There are special offers for families in a few restaurants and hotels too.

The zoo, which is surrounded by nature yet close to the city, is home to a wide range of fauna.

Zoos & Animals
Knie’s Children's Zoo belongs to Switzerland’s tradition-steeped Knie Circus, and is a popular meeting place for animal lovers of all ages. ...

Parks & GardensZoos & Animals
Not only fruit and vegetables grow on the Jucker Farm – it's a place of adventure for families to enjoy...

Zurich Langenberg Wildlife Park, Lynx
Zoos & Animals
Wolfs etc. – Explore the wild animals of Switzerland at the Langenberg wildlife park, west of Lake Zurich

Bike Park Allmend – Zurich's BMX and Freestyle Paradise
Bike Tours
BMX fans and freestyle bikers can let off steam on 5 courses at the Bike Park Allmend in Zurich

ClimbingParks & Gardens
The first high ropes park in the canton of Zurich offers forest fun and thrills for visitors aged 4 and over.

Clock up some fast laps on the Rümlang go-kart track, right by Zurich Airport

Cultural History
This museum in the oldest part of Zurich takes visitors through playrooms documenting the last 300 years of childhood

Kindercity Edutainment Center
Science & Technology
Play and discover science in an exciting indoor space covering more than 7000 yd2.

Experience childhood culture from the last three centuries with a trip to the Children's Museum...

Science & Technology
There is quacking, shrieking, grunting and chirping at the University of Zurich’s Zoological Museum

Science & Technology
The exciting experiments at the Technorama Winterthur are not just aimed at children

View of Schloss Kyburg, the most important feudal castle in eastern Switzerland
Cultural HistoryArchitectureVantage Points
The most important feudal castle in eastern Switzerland is a living museum of life in the Middle Ages.

Science & Technology
The Aathal Dinosaur Museum features a spectacular dinosaur exhibition with original skeletons from the Jurassic period

Eleven adrenaline-charging water slides ensure ultimate fun in the largest water park

Mühlerama, facade of the "Mühle Tiefenbrunnen" (mill) by Lake Zurich
Cultural HistoryScience & Technology
The Mühle Tiefenbrunnen (mill) is unique in Switzerland – over a century old and still active today

Cultural History
A journey of discovery through Zug Castle offers a variety of insights into the cultural history of Zug. ...

Sicht auf den Uetliberg und den Zürichsee
Vantage PointsWalksHikesBike ToursMountain BikingRunningMountains
Uetliberg is Zurich's very own "mountain", from where you have beautiful views of the city and lake. ...

AttractionsParks & GardensZoos & Animals
Young explorers can experience wild animals at close quarters.

Raiffeisen Skywalk, the Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge in Europe
At 409 yards, the Raiffeisen Skywalk is one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges in Europe

Atzmännig Family Paradise, just an hour from Zurich
WalksHikesBike ToursMountain BikingSummer TobogganingMountains
The Atzmännig is a leisure paradise and popular excursion for families with children

HikesMountain BikingMountains
The Zugerberg mountain is an ideal excursion destination for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts all year round.

A ride with the tunnel train in the Käpfnach Mine – a Former Lignite and Marl Mine in Horgen
Science & Technology
The tunnel train takes visitors through the disused mine with an 80km (49.7 miles) long tunnel ...

Bruno Weber Skulpturenpark – a Fantasy Landscape With Art You Can Touch
ArtParks & Gardens
Immerse yourself in Bruno Weber's artistic dream world and a garden full of mythical creatures...

Zurich, FIFA World Football Museum
The FIFA World Football Museum is an interactive experience world for people of all ages.

Vantage Points
Experience the fascination of flying up close and personal from observation deck B.

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