Out and About with Toddlers

Find out about the facilities available to you and your toddlers in Switzerland...

Throughout Switzerland there are a number of child-friendly parks and playgrounds. Local Tourist Offices will be able to provide information on facilities.

Some shopping centres offer babysitting services for small children and toddlers.

During school holidays and the summer months there are many temporary amusement parks and fairgrounds. Outdoor swimming pools often have separate pools for toddlers.

Actukid is a website providing news about cultural and sportive activities for children in French-speaking Switzerland.

Mother and Toddler Groups

There are some informal mother and baby/toddler groups which meet regularly throughout German-speaking Switzerland.

The Basel Childbirth Trust (BCT) is also a good source of information and has a list of mother and toddler groups in the Basel region.

Related Information

  • Action Innocence: Seeks to protect children on the Internet (in German and French)
  • Geneve famille: Website providing information to families on childcare, health, schooling and more (in French)
  • Service de Protection de la Jeunesse: Provides services in the interests of children and family life
    : Boulevard Saint George 16-18, 1201 Geneva
    : +41 (0)22 418 8181
  • Kinderschutz: Information on the protection of children and adolescents