Things to Do: Canton Basel

Things to Do: Basel


First Aid Course
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Babies, Children & Adults – Sept 25, 2017 in Basel. Website.

Speilzeug Welten Museum Basel.
An adorable toy museum with thousands of toys on display including teddy bears, doll houses, and miniatures. See website for details.

Sole Uno Thermalbad
Relaxing thermal baths with lots of special features that kids will enjoy including hot/cold pools, a rain forest room, scented steam rooms, a dead sea salt pool where you can float really well, and an outdoor heated pool with a lazy river and bubbles. Website

Augusta Raurica
Roman ruins near Basel including a Roman theatre that is the best-preserved ancient complex north of the Alps. Website

Sledging Schlittel Plausch, from Wasserfallen Bergstation. A fun day out you can take the cable car up and rent a sledge that will take you down along the forest path. In summer you can rent ‘Trottinettes’ to scoot down. There is a Restaurant at the top. Reigoldswil Dorfplatz, Baselland.

Deinkick  Solarbob, Seilpark and Skiing in Langenbruck, Baselland. All within walking distance from each other. It depends on the weather so please call before you go. There is a kiosk. The solarbob and the rope-climbing park are open all year round.

Zoo Basel Five minutes from the SBB trainstation. It is open all year round and has just renovated the monkey area. Check the website for a list of recently born animals and also for information on any ongoing building projects. There are playgrounds and two Restaurants plus lots to see even on rainy days. No dogs allowed.

Basel Paper Mill Museum Just ten minutes walk from the Munster. Interactive museum where children can learn all about the printing process and how paper is made, with the option of making their own. A great idea for a rainy day. Check the website for workshops also during the (summer) holidays. Review and details here.

Haus zum Kirschgarten An n eighteenth century mansion with an extraordinary silver and porcelain collection as well as clocks and on the top floor a lovely collection of toys with games and dolls houses. It is situated just behind the Basler Theater.

Kannenfeldpark  A lovely overseeable park with a playground area and small swimming pond in the summer. There is a small café and plenty of grassy area for picknics.

Tierpark Lange Erlen A wonderful park which has free entry with animals mainly native to Switzerland including deer, donkeys, birds but also monkeys. It borders on the Lange Erlen forest that reaches as far as Riehen and which has ample picnic areas either in the forest or along the small river Wiese which is lovely to dip in in the summer, also for small children. There is a kiosk in the park with toilets and also a Restaurant close to the entrance and car park. In the summer it is often difficult to find a parking space so it is advisable to park along the main road.

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