Days Out: Zurich

Flugplatz Sitterdorf
Fun park and playground with attractions for all ages. Open year round, but some limitations during winter time. Can be reached via Frauenfeld, Weinfelden, Amriswil or Winterthur, Wil, Uzwil and Bischofszell. 8589 Sitterdorf.
City-Nature trail Baden
This nature trail shows a wealth of the natural workings of animals and plants in and around the area of Zurich. Information found at Stadt.Naturweg Baden, Ob. Bahnhofplatz 1, 5400 Baden.
Langenberg Wildlife Park
This 80 hectares of land is run by the city of Zurich. Natural and spacious enclosures allow wildlife to live as if in their native habitat. Albisstrasse 4, 8135 Langnau am Albis.
Walter Zoo
Zoo that is home to over one hundred animal species. With additional attractions such as a circus tent with a fairy tale world, pony and camel riding or a nighthawk program. Neuchlen 200, 9200 Gossau.
A park near the city of Zurich with a man-made pond, countless species of birds, insects, fish and plants. At Irchelstrasse, 8057 Zurich.
Bad Dolder
Heated 50 metre outdoor pool for swimmers and non-swimmers. Kids pool, boards and water slide. View of the city. Full moon swimming events. Open between May and September daily 10:00-19:30. Adlisbergstrasse 36, 8044 Zurich.
Maestrani SchoggiLand Flawil
A chocolate factory in Flawil where chocolate production can be viewed from the 80m long visitors gallery. No reservation necessary. Open Monday-Friday 09:00-12:00, and 14:00-18:00, Saturday 09:00-12:00. At Toggenburgerstrasse 41, 9230 Flawil.
Halwyll Castle
The castle is placed next to the nature reserve of Lake Hallwyl. In the castle the life of a typical aristocratic family of this region is shown. April to end of October, Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Schloss Hallwyl, 5707 Seengen.
Planet Trail on the Uetliberg
A solar system trail from Uetliberg to Felsenegg with panoramic view over the city of Zurich. Open to the public, At Planetenweg auf dem Uetliberg, 8045 Zurich.
Culture trail Baden
A two to three hour hiking trail along the Limmat river, starting in Baden. Information found at Kulturweg Baden, Ob. Bahnhofplatz 2, 5400 Baden.
Hulfteggpass Witz-Spazierrundweg
Walking roundtrip that includes 45 jokes along the way. Open all year round and suitable for wheelchairs. Hotel Hulfteggpass, Witzweg, Passhoehe, 9613 Muehlrueti.
Alpine rose hike
A two hour guided hike leaving from Schneisingen (Baden) onto Bowald, Vogelsand and Endigen, Return by post bus. (2 hours) Address is Alpenrosenwanderung, Ob. Bahnhofplatz 1, 5400 Baden.
Bruno Weber Sculpture Park
Since 1962, the artist Bruno Weber works on his lifework, Switzerlands biggest sculpture park full of mythical creatures. Open from April to October, every Saturday and every second Sunday, 13:00-17:00. Spreitenbach Post, 8953 Dietikon.
Legionaerspfad Vindonissa
Path that shows the history of the unique Roman legionnaire in Switzerland. With an amphitheater. Legionaerspfad, 5210 Windisch.
Chocolate Tour Zurich
Trips organized around Zurich city to taste the homemade chocolates, flavored truffles, bars and ice creams at all stoppages. Also get a chance to learn about history and trends of chocolates in Zurich. Tours start at Paradeplatz in front of Sprungli.
Schloss Lenzburg
Castle of Lenzburg offers various attractions for the whole familiy. Themed castle after knights and dragons. Museum Aargau, 5600 Lenzburg.
Bus company in the public transport network of Switzerland. Their trademark is the three-tone horn and the yellow buses. Phone line is open Monday to Friday 07:00-19:00, Saturday 08:00-13:00.
Jucker Farm
Outdoor place for families, with a cafe, trampolines, petting zoo, and playground. Sunday brunch and pony rides are offered. Home-made food for sale in shop. At Dorfstrasse 23, 8607 Seegraeben.
Zoo Langenberg
Historical zoological park on 80 hectares with 16 native and ancient native animals like deer, bear, lynx, wolf. Open year round. At Langenberg, Sihlwald Haus 1666, 8135 Sihlwald.
Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Railway (SZU) and Adliswel-Felseneg...
The Uetiliberg is a small mountain near Zurich ideal for a day-trip. Accessible by train, bus, then cable car. Manessestrasse 152, 8045 Zurich.
Kneipp hike
A hike that begins on the top of the Mattstock chairlift and leads past the Durchlegi, viewing point in the heart of the village of Amden. Hikers may make use of the curative kneipp baths to be found en route.Information Verkehrsbuero Amden, 8873 Amden.
Lenzburg Castle
At Lenzburg Castle, one of Switzerlands most important hilltop castles, history is explained in its original setting. April to the end of October, Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00-17:00 Schloss Lenzburg, 5600 Lenzburg.
Allenmoos Swimming Pool
Large park, playground and swimming pool for families and individuals. Season starts second week in May until mid-September. At Freibad Allenmoos, Ringstrasse 79, 8057 Zurich.
Meier Tours
Tour operator in Switzerland with its own fleet of deluxe motor coaches. Offering daily excursions and escorted tours. Jupiterstrasse 35, 8032 Zurich.
Zurich Zoo
The Zurich Zoo is a cultural institution that acts as an ambassador between humans, animals and nature. Private guided tours and banquet facilities available. Open March-October, 09:00-18:00 and November-February 09:00-17:00. At Zuerichbergstrasse 221.
Swiss Children Museum Baden
The Museum shows the history of children culture. The children are invited to try out and discover old toys and games. Monday to Saturday 14:00-17:00, Sunday 10:00-17:00. Kindermuseum, Laendliweg 7, 5400 Baden.
Go-cart track Zurich-Ruemlang
Go-cart fun on a 350m, long track for everyone from age 6 on. At Oberglatterstrasse 13, 8153 Zurich.
The interactive exhibits at Technorama invite you to touch, to try, to play and to understand – a true feast for all your senses. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00. At Technoramastrasse 1. 8404 Winterthur.
Wildegg Castle
In the castle, the Effinger family seat for eleven generations, the everyday life of the family until 1789 is shown. The castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Schloss Wildegg, 5103 Wildegg.
Pizol sledge run
Switzerlands longest sledge run, with a 1,000 metre difference in altitude. Sledge rental at the mountain railway. The run starts and finishes at the cable railway. Open December-April, with evening runs on Fridays and Saturdays, at 7323 Pizol.
Camel riding Thurgau
Farm that offers camel rides and lama trekking for families or groups up to 10 persons. Located at Kamelhof Olmerswil, 9217 Neukirch an der Thur.