Playgroups: Canton Zurich

The Canterbury Group

Address:  St. Andrew’s Church Community Centre, Promenadengasse 9. 8001 Zürich.
Day, time:  Mondays, 9:30-11:15
Contact: Kristi Björnberg
Cost:  CHF100.- for 6 months
Description: We are a multi-national group of English-speaking parents that meet every Monday (except school and bank holidays). We also have activities throughout the year (themed events like Easter Egg Hunting, Halloween Party, Christmas Party), some sponsored with the playgroup funds (BBQ, Indoor playground outings, etc… ) others at the members’ own charge (Christmas Kids’ Fun Run, Santa Tram, Zoo and museum outings, etc…). If you would like to come by for a trial visit, please do let us know in advance so we know how many kids and parents to expect on that day.
Monday Canterbury Playgroup Program
9.30 – 10.00  Free play (until 11 if child prefers it!),  10.00 – 10.30  Snack time,  10.30 – 11.00  Craft, 11.00 – 11:15  Clear up and song time.

(Info current Nov 2018)


Address: Gemeinschaftzentrum Bachwiesen, Bachwiesenstrasse 40, 8047 Zurich. The room is Tiefparterre (NB: This can be tricky to find the first time. Look for the steps leading down from the courtyard.)
Day, time:  Fridays, 9:45-11:15
Cost: Sfr60.- every six months (January and June) paid directly to the Gemeinschaftzentrum. Membership costs are pro-rated if you join in middle of a semester.
Description:  Blumentots is an English-speaking parent and toddler group open to everyone. We are quite informal; we share a snack and the adults drink coffee and chat while the kids play with the (many) toys in the playgroup room. Visitors are always welcome.
Transport Links: Bus 67 & 80 to Untermoostrasse (the pictures show the walk in from Untermoostrasse)or Tram 3 to Albisrieden.  Blue Parking Zones available (8047).  Car Parking available at A-Park, Albisrieden – parking charges apply.

(Info current September 2017)

 Czech Playgroup

Address:  Reformierte Kirchgemeindehaus im Sihlpark, Kirchstrasse 2, 8134 Adliswil
Day, time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30h-11:30h
Contact: Alena Pajasova, email:, click here for website
Cost: CHF30 per morning
Description: Czech playgroup, regular fun and educational activities that focus on essential elements of child development
(Info current September 2017)

Children’s Playhouse

Address:  Reidholzstrasse 7c, 8805 Richterswil
Day, time:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30-12.00. Additional extended hours: Early drop off from 8.30a.m. Lunch and late pick up till 14.00hrs. Charges for additional hours will be Chf 15/per hour per child if signed up for the term, or Chf 20/per hour per child for occasional child care.
Contact:  Anita Mandiratta  |  078 635 35 12  |
Cost:  CHF35.-per morning
Description:  Children’s Playhouse is a small and structured English playgroup for children aged 2-5. It is set in a homely atmosphere where the children are encouraged to learn through play. Activities involve crafts, show and tell, music, singing, story time and free play. Piano Lessons for beginners up: Learning to play the piano in a fun way. 30mins lessons Chf 50/- 

(Info current September 2017)

Little Angels Playgroup

Address:  Catholic Church, Etzelstrasse 3, 8820 Wädenswil. The room is in the lower level of the church, at the rear. Follow path to the left of the church’s main entrance.
Day, time:  Mondays, 9:30-11:30 (excluding holidays)
Contact: /
Cost:  CHF5.- per family per playgroup
Parking CHF2.- for 2 hours in front of church
Description:  We are an open group of mothers, fathers and childcare givers with children up to age 5. We meet in a playroom at the Catholic Church in Wädenswil. Our group is not sponsored by the church, nor do we have any religious affiliation. We are simply interested in making new friendships and providing positive interaction opportunities for our children. There is no waiting list, and you may join us however often it suits you. Playgroup duties are shared by participants, and we ask that you make the effort to help out whenever possible. During the month of July, we meet outside at nearby parks instead of meeting indoors at the church.
Open playtime with a snack and craft activity, a book reading, ending with songs and instruments.

(Info correct August 2016)

Zurich Silver Coast Parents

Address:  Not so much a playgroup, more of a forum for parents on the Silver Coast to set up playdates and exchange information
Day, time:  Post your own date and time for a meet up and see who joins!  
 The Silver Coast Parents Facebook group  provides a forum for parents to set up playdates or share events in the local area, and ask questions which are not already answered on the website. There are also a couple of regular evening events – including a monthly mums’ night out and a monthly book club, both of which are open to old members and new.

*Zurich Silver Coast Parents is an information website for parents living on the “Silver Coast” of Lake Zurich (spanning Adliswil, Kilchberg, Thalwil, Horgen, Wädenswil, Richterswil, Wollerau and surrounds), covering essential information in English for parents in the area, including drop-in playgroups, things to do with children, playgrounds in the area, places to eat with children, recommended doctors and more.

(Info current September 2017)

Dutch Pre-school ‘de Juffies’

Address:  Kusnacht: Tobelweg 4 – Horgen: Kapfnerweg 22
Day, time:  Kusnacht: Thursdays 8.30:-11:30 –  Horgen: Fridays 9.00-12:00
Contact: Mags Visscher 076 770 71 21
Cost:  CHF40 per morning, you pay per schoolterm
Description:  Drop off pre-school for 2.5 to 5 year-olds to learn about the Dutch language and culture. The playgroup will follow a curriculum targeted at this age group so covering typical pre-school themes and skills such as learning about colours and shapes as well as introducing letters and numbers etc but the focus will of course be on the Dutch language and culture. We hope to see you soon at one of our locations!

(Info correct August 2016)

Art and Play Space

Address: Englischviertelstrasse 42, 8032 Zurich
Day, time: Monday – Friday minimum 3 mornings including one with your child. Drop off: 8-9:00, Pick up: 13:00 Including Wednesdays or Thursdays. Flexible attendance.
Contact: Diana Kübler +41 44 252 9121
Description: In a friendly, stimulating and safe environment your child will learn important social and emotional skills. The Art and Play mornings will give your young child (ages 2 plus) the chance to try new things, be challenged, make friends and play in English. Our additional weekly Parent and Child course gives international parents an opportunity to learn about child development and reflect on parenting. Founded by Children First and Stillpoint Spaces.

(Info correct September 2017)


Address: Alte Landstrasse 4, 8802 Kilchberg
Day, time: Tuesdays, 09:30 – 11:30
Contact: Francesca Seegy, 079 240 30 29
Cost: CHF 7.-/child
Description: We offer a meeting place for children from 0 to 2.5 years and their care takers: moms, dads, grandparents, nannies. Our room has 80 sqm indoor playground with safe and soft floor, climbers, hanging mats, toys, huge cushions. Children will lose themselves into play, tapping into their imagination, meeting their first friends, while the grownups will be having their morning coffee. Come for a fun morning with your child!
(Info correct September 2017)

 Rägenboge Spielgruppe

Address: Schmittenstrasse 5, 8192 Obfelden
Day, time: Fridays, 14:00 – 17:00
Contact: Carla Fernández | 079 465 79 25 |
Cost: CHF 300 per quarter/ 1200 per year
Description: At our English Speaking Playgroup, your child can start acquiring skills to build their own pathway, under the supervision and encouragement of a male and female role model. We offer your children the opportunity to grow and develop trough activities including free play, participation in arts and craft activities, the building of friendships and the development of social skills along with singing and story telling.
(Info correct September 2017)

Oerlikon Playground for Babies & You

Address: GZ Oerlikon, Gubelstrasse 10, 8050 Zürich (2nd Floor, ‘Spielraum’)
Day, time: Mondays 15.30 – 17.00
Cost: 3 CHF
Description: For everyone with babies 0 – 2 (and older siblings up to 4), please bring indoor socks for yourself.
You can bring a blanket for your baby to lie on or a favorite toy. There are toys provided, you can buy a snack or coffee here for yourself, just relax or interact with others. We speak English and German, all nationalities are welcomed.
Contact: Skype – eva.r013


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