Family is one of the most precious treasures in the world that we have to cherish forever. Spending quality time with your kids is one of the best ways to show them that you love and care about them. Travel with your whole family whenever you want to. You might want to visit Zurich, one of the most beautiful cities on Earth, for your next vacation. If you are planning on having a great vacation in Zurich with your little sunshines, here are 6 of the best things to do in Zurich with kids:
1. Visit the Zoo Zurich
A zoo is a place for everyone, no matter how old! With the more than 380 species of animals that inhabit the Zoo Zurich, you and your family can spend the whole day exploring the animal kingdom. The zoo is open 365 days a year, so you can visit whenever you want, without having to worry whether the zoo will be open or closed. Don’t miss meeting the seals, apes and penguins when they are being fed, as the feeding time is one of the zoo’s highlights. Good news for kids below 6 years old, they can enter the zoo for free! Children and adults, depending on age categories, will have to pay different entrance fees.
Address: Zürichbergstrasse 221, 8044 Zürich
Price: 25.75 USD (Adults, ages 25 and above), 18.82 USD (Young people, ages 16 - 24), 12.88 USD (Children, ages 6 -15) and free-of-charge (Children, ages 6 and below)
Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm (March - October) and 9am - 5pm (November - February). Closes at 4pm on December 24th.
Website: Zoo Zurich
2. Take a boat ride on Zurich Lake
The best way to enjoy the beauty of the famous Zurich Lake is by taking a short lake tour, on a boat. Take a short round trip, the most ideal for parents traveling with kids. It will last for approximately 1.5 hours and you can enjoy the breeze and, if you like, choose to dine on the boat. Ticket prices start from 9.40 CHF (9.40 USD) for children below 16 and 13.80 CHF (13.80 USD) for adults.
Zurich Lake Tour
Address: Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft AG, Mythenquai 333, Postfach 624, 8038 Zürich
Website: Zurich Lake Tour
3. Go-karting on the Rümlang track
Located right by Zurich Airport, it is up to you and your family whether to go-kart upon arrival in Zurich or later when you are going back home. You can race against the other drivers on the track with a maximum speed of 55 km (34 miles) per hour. Mini karts are available for children between the ages of 7 and 11. If your kids are younger than 7 years old, they can use the Rocky Kart Track. Overalls, gloves and a helmet are provided for every driver, so you don’t need to worry about safety, here. Open every single day, the ticket price for children is slightly cheaper than the ticket for adults. Children up to 11 years old have to pay 20 CHF (20 USD), while adults are 25 CHF (25 USD).
Kart-Bahn Zürich Rümlang
Address: Oberglatterstrasse 13, 8153 Rümlang, Swiss
Website: Kart-Bahn Zürich Rümlang (in German)
4. Explore the collection of toys at Zurich Toy Museum
Embrace the nostalgic journey of toys dating back as far as 300 years old when you and your kids visit the Zurich Toy Museum. The museum is a must-visit attraction for kids. They will love to see the collection of more than 1,200 toys at the museum, from antiques to doll houses, wagons, spinning tops and much more! Children ages 6 to 16 don’t need to pay for entrance, while adults only pay 5 CHF (5 USD) to explore the superb collections of toys.
Zurich Toy Museum
Address: Fortunagasse 15, 8001 Zürich, Swiss
Price: 4.95 USD (Adults) and free-of-charge (Children, ages 6 - 16)
Opening Hours: 2pm - 5pm (Monday - Friday) and 1pm - 4pm (Saturday). Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Website: Zurich Toy Museum
5. Have a pleasant time at Alpamare
It seems that there is something that is just so magical about splashing in the water - it can change people’s moods from bad to good and from good to even better. That’s why you need to visit Alpamare, the biggest indoor waterpark in Europe! Whether you visit in the summer or in the winter, you need not worry about the weather, because the aquapark is completely indoors. There are 4 pools, 10 slides, 6 saunas, 2 steam baths, a saltwater thermal pool and a wave pool, ready to make sure that you have the best experience during your vacation. As if all this were not enough, Alpamare has added its newest attraction, called the Kids Zone, for kids aged 0 to 6. Smaller slides are available for the kids to play with before moving on to the bigger slides. The kids will have so much fun as there are different games and attractions in the Kids Zone.
Address: Gwattstrasse 12, 8808 Freienbach, Swiss
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm (Monday - Thursday), 10am - 11pm (Friday & Saturday) and 10pm - 9pm (Sunday). Might differ, check website for more information.
6. Have a family adventure at Jucker Farm
Producing its own fruits and vegetables, Jucker Farm is a popular destination for people who want to experience a life of farming and agriculture. Children will love the farm, as they can meet animals and play with them. Moreover, together with your kids, you can explore the maze, which is made up of 5,900 apple trees, and enjoy the annual pumpkin exhibition. Jucker farm is surrounded by spectacular views of mountains and Lake Zurich, which makes the farm a really nice place to do outdoor activities with the family.
Address: Dorfstrasse 23, 8607 Seegräben, Swiss
Website: Jucker Farm (in German)
Zurich is best with family!
Traveling with the people you love is much better than traveling alone, don’t you agree? As one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, Zurich, Switzerland has a lot of amazing things to offer. It would be a shame if you visit this beautiful city without the accompaniment of your loved ones. With plenty of awesome activities you can do with kids, Zurich is definitely best traveled with family!
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