What’s On for Families: Zurich

Here are a variety of upcoming events and activities in and around Zurich. We also have a list of indoor play centres and other family places to go on our Things to Do in Zurich page.

Outdoor Activities

Dolder Ice Rink
Oct. 4 to Mar.
Enjoy skating in the largest open-air ice rink in Europe. For more info. please call 044/267-7080 or visit the Dolder Sports website.

Hotel Sonne Küsnacht Ice Rink
Nov. 17 to Jan. 26
A spectacular ice rink by the lake. For more info. please call 044/914-1818 or visit the Hotel Sonne website.

Kunsteisbahn Oerlikon
Oct. 5 to Mar. 9
For more info. please click here.

Events, Theater & Performances

Filmpodium presents Kinderkino:  

Zauberlaterne
Nov. 6 at 14:00 and 16:00

Die Kinder des Monsieur Mathieu
Nov. 2 and 9

For reservations please call 044/211-6666 or visit the Filmpodium website. 

Kino Xenix presents:

Die 3 Posträuber
Oct. 6 to 30 Sundays and Wednesdays

For reservations please visit the Kino Xenix website.

Theater Purpur presents:

Örjan
Oct. 26, 27 and 30
A play for children 5+

Ene Mene Muh
Nov. 2, 3 and 6
A play for children 8+

Ida hat einen Vogel, sonst nichts
Nov. 16, 17 and 20
A play for children 5+

Café Schwuppdiwupp
Dec. 7
A play for children 5+

So, jetzt reichts mein Prinz!
Dec. 8
A play for children 5+

For more info. please visit the Theater Purpur website.

Theater Stadelhofen presents:

WUFF – Wer rettet die Welt
Oct. 23, 26, 27 and 30
A play for children 6+

Wenn Fuchs und Hase sich Gute Nacht sagen
Nov. 2, 3 and 6
A play for children 4+

Ssst!
Nov. 9, 10 and 13
A play for children 3+

Dingdonggrüezi
Nov. 20, 23 and 24
A play for children 5+

Als mein Vater ein Busch wurde und ich meinen Namen verlor
Nov. 27 and 30
A play for children 8+

Königs Weltreise
Dec. 4 and 7
A play for children 6+

Tomte, der Fuchs und der süsse Brei
Dec. 11, 14, 15 and 18
A play for children 4+

Dal Vivo! Über das Leben!
Jan. 8

Flow
Jan. 22, 23 and 25
A play for children 2-4 years

7 kleine blaue Wunder
Jan. 26, 28 and 29
A play for children 2-4 years

For more info. please visit the Theater Stadelhofen website.

The Miller’s presents:

Katze aus dem Sack Nov. 24, Jan. 19 and Apr. 5
A play for children

Teufel und Krone
Nov. 20
A show for children with magic tips and tricks.

Geisterhaus
Oct. 30, Nov. 2 and 3
A play for children

For more info. please visit Miller’s Studio website.

Academicus presents:

Incredible Inventors
Saturdays 13.00-14.00
For children 4-8 years

Kindermusic with Sarah
Oct. 4, 9, 18, 25
For children 1.5-3 years

Creative Storytelling for Kids
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
For children 3-7 years

Slime & Science Workshop
Oct. 5
For children 4-8 years

Herbstferien Activities
Oct. 8 to 18
For children 3-8 years

Yoga for Kids
Oct. 9, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11
For children 2-6 years

Mummy & Me Adventure Club
Tuesdays 10.00 – 10.45
For children 1.5-3 years

Robotics for Kindergarten Kids
Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20

Martial Arts for Kids
Tuesdays 18.30 – 19.30
For children 4-8 years

Halloween Party
Nov. 2
For children 3-7 years

Frozen Party
Nov. 23
For children 3-7 years

Christmas Party
Dec. 7
For children 3-7 years

For more info. and to register please visit the Academicus website.

Music, Concerts, & Opera

Zurich Opera House presents:

Kinderoper: Konrad oder Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse
Oct. 2 to Apr. 29
For children 7+

Coraline
Nov. 16 to Apr. 26
For children 8+

Hänsel und Gretel
Dec. 15 to Jan. 19
For children 8+

Märchen auf dem Klangteppich – Armstrong
Nov. 30 to May 6
For children 4-6

Musikgeschichten: Cenerentola!
Dec. 7 – 22
For children 6-9

Family Workshop: Messa da Requiem
Nov. 16 and 17
For children 7-12 years

Family Workshop: die Zauberflöte
Jan. 11 and 12
For children 7-12 years

Family Workshop: Forsythe
Jan. 18 and 19
For children 7-12 years

For more info. please call 044/268-6666 or visit the Opera House website.

Zürcher Kammerorchester present:

ABC-Konzert: Der kleine Muck
Nov. 3 at 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00
A concert for children 5-7 years

Purzel-Konzert: Elias und das Christkind
Dec. 1 at 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00
A concert for children 3-5

Nuggi-Konzert
Jan. 19 at 14:00 and 16:00
A concert for children upto 1 year

For info. please call 0848 848 844 or visit the ZKO website.

Museum Events & Exhibits

The Swiss National Museum (Landesmusem) presents:

History of Switzerland
Permanent Exhibition
The exhibition shows how Switzerland became what it is today. It includes around 800 objects arranged in three thematic areas, “Migration”, “Politics” and “Religious confession and economics”, with lots of special highlights. For details click here.

Heidi in Japan
Until Oct. 13
The exhibition ‘Heidi in Japan’ focuses on the fusion of two cultures and the evolution of the Japanese cartoon series, which was extremely important in popularising the successful anime genre.

For more info. please visit the Landesmuseum Zurich website.

Kulturama presents:

Unterwegs im Ohr
Exhibition until Oct. 18
This special exhibition takes one along different stations from the outer ear through the auditory canal into the inner ear and get to know the organ from the inside. How do vertebrates hear? How does the ear produce sounds? And how has the ear developed over time? For more details, click here.

Erzähl Urzeit
Oct. 23, Jan. 18 and Mar. 11
An adventure exploring prehistoric animals and dinosaurs from the stone ages. For children 4-8 years. For more details, click here.

Wie wir lernen
Oct. 13, Nov. 17, Jan. 12 and Feb. 16
Exploring the learning process, whether we learn through practice or by making mistakes, consciously or by coincidence. For more details, click here.

Archäologieparcours
Oct. 19, 20, Nov. 16 and 17A fun family activity to unravel the mystery in Archaeology. For more details, click here.

Einblicke in den Menschlichen Körper
Nov. 24, Jan. 276 Mar. 29
Exploring the human body and the development of human life. For more details, click here.

Blick in die Urzeit
Oct. 27, Dec. 29, Feb. 23 and Apr. 26
An adventure exploring animals and dinosaurs from time immemorial. For children 4-8 years. For more details, click here.

Würfelglück
Dec. 8, Jan. 19 and Apr. 19
A surprise tour through the museum. For more details click here.

For more info. please visit the Kulturama website.

focusTerra presents:

Earthquake Simulator
The Earth Science exhibition focusTerra hosts an earthquake simulator. The facility, weighing a massive 3 tonnes, can simulate the ground motion of earthquakes up to intensity 8. The simulator is open to children 5 – 11 years only if accompanied by adults. For more info. please visit the Earthquake Simulator website.

Zurich Kunsthaus: Treffpunkt Kunst
Painting lessons for kids at the Zurich Art Museum. The Kunsthaus Zürich has several art classes for children ages 3 and up, teenagers, and adults. Please check the Kunsthaus website or call 044/253-8484 for more information.

Haus Konstruktiv: SonntagsAtelier
Sundays at 11:15 – 13:15
Children ages 5 – 10 experiment with art while at the same time the parents may join the museum’s public tour. For further details visit the Haus Konstruktiv website. To register call 044 /217 70 80.


The What’s On for Families  was compiled by Dina El Halaby.

Photo by Tanya Deans.

One thought on “What’s On for Families: Zurich

  • February 23, 2018 at 11:44 pm
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    Greetings! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects? Thanks a ton!

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