Zürich

Sternwarte Urania Uranianstrasse 9 tel 01 211 65 23 On clear nights open daily except monday, sunday and holidays in summer 21:00-23:00, else 20:00-22:00 website
Karlturm Grossmunster tel 01 252 59 49, visit the tower march 1 - okt 31 afternoons
Limmatschiffahrt from the Landesmuseum or Casino Züihorn
Schifffahrten auf dem See from Bürkliplatz Tel. 01 487 13 33
Uetliberg nature trails, art, restaurant, and viewing tower. S10
Sihlwald
Juker Farm This is farm where one can purchase pumpkins and squashes at Halloween. They have a cafe, petting zoo, a store selling fresh produce and homemade food, and a playground.
Hauptbahnhof - a big open room with plenty of space to run around on a rainy day - kids play corner in the Marche restaurant
Irchel park - a big piece of nature in the middle of zurich (tram stop Milkbuch (7,14,9,10) or Irchel (9,10))
Starbie Indoor Play Park in Dietikon (ZH) 
Trampolino Another Indoor Play Park in Dietikon
Bambinos Indoor Playground and Restaurant Grubenstrasse 30 8045 Zuerich
KinderCity It is advertised as a mix between education and fun. A mix between Technorama and a theme adventure park. Address: Kindercity, Chliriestrasse 12, Volketswil. Tel. 043 204 3060. 
Milandia in Greifensee (ZH) Migros Adventure Park  
Restaurant Waldhaus  katzensee  Wehentalerstr. 790  the perfect family restaurant with a collection of 1-franc rides out front, a small train to ride, and a playground- all within view of an outdoor eating area.
Grüt Farm: Zürichstrasse 69  8134 Adliswil - a great family restaurant outside of zurich... it even has a collection of farm animals and a playground
Fohrbach Schwimmbad Tel 01 391 56 00. Witelliker Strasse 47 This is the best swimming pool i have found in Zürich. The Hallenbad (inside) is WARM (30C) and has 4 pools- a lap pool, a shallow pool for bigger kids with bubble seats and massage waterfalls, a baby pool with a little slide, and one with a giant indoor slide. The outside has a big pool, a really great kids pool with a pirateship/slide and a baby pool. The playground is in view of the baby pool which is a big plus. They also have a sauna, a dampfbad and a Tarzan parcours. All this for only 6 SFr.
Zürich Babysitting/Schools

Babysittervermittlung Care 4 Kids Tel 01 252 97 86
International School Winterthur 052 203 50 00 website
The Riverside School Zug 041 724 56 90 website
The Inter-community School Zürich 01 919 83 00
Wallisellen International School 01 830 7000 website
Liliput 01 830 7000 website childcare in switzerland
Outside Zürich

Castles in swtizerland
Alpamare Zürisee 8008 Pfäffikon Tel 055 415 15 18 Ausfahrt Seedamm Center A3, S2 S8 S5 website
Kinderzoo Rapperswil 8640 Rapperswil Tel 055 220 67 67, S7 or S5
Tierpark Goldau website
Tierpark Langenberg Albisstrasse 4 8135 Langnau a. Albis Tel. 01 713 42 13, S4 bis Wildpark Höli
Sauriermuseum Aathal Zürichstrasse 202, 8607 Aathal Di-So 10-17:00 website
Technorama Tecnoramastrasse 1, 8404 Winterthur Tel. 052 243 05 05 Di-So 10:00-17:00, A1 ausfahrt oberwinterthur website
Bruno Webers Weinrebenpark Zur Weinrebe 8953, Dietikon, Tel 01 740 01 56. Art park open from the middle of may to the middle of october Sa 14:00-16:00 S12 or S3 bis Dietikon danach bus 383 bis Haltestelle Gjuchstrasse
Schloss Kyburg 8314 Kyburg Tel. 052 232 46 64 website
Johanna Spyri Museum Dorfstrasse 48, 8816 Hirzel
Schweizer Kindermuseum Baden Oerlrainstrasse 29, 5401 Baden
Hasenmuseum Bubikon Dorfstrasse 20 8608 Bubikon, Tel. 055 243 29 00 website
Kindercity Volketswil 4000 m2 for play and science.
Museum Ballenberg - perfect for people of all ages on a nice day. Houses from all over Switzerland were brought to this park. You can walk around the park, look at the houses and see people doing handwork like making shingles and pounding iron. My 3 year old loved it.
Einsiedeln - beautiful cloister with an unusual black madonna and horses out back, there is a row of restaurants behind the main parking area at the front of the cloister, the one with the giant colorful fish on the front has a fantastic play area for kids.
Höllgrotten in Baar (Central Switzerland) 2 beautiful limestone caves that you can walk through with some easy picturesque forest walking- suitable for small children.
Fossil hunting it is rumored that in the town of Frick you can find some fricking fossils.
Schloss Lenzburg
Park im Gruen click on "Freizeit&Reisen" then "Freizeitparks" for the details
KinderFrisör Di Giorgio Leonhardstrasse 5 8001 Zürich 044 252 51 51- Samuele is *the best* when it comes to haircuts for children.
Yet to try


Sattel Hochstuckli
Parc La Mutta
Other links

Kiddie Club party supplies
Happy Toys All of the princess, sponge bob, disney, star trek, etc. consumables that you could ever want
Books read outloud by BBC
Books site in German about Parenting in the zurich area
Silversterlauf run for all ages 12 December 2004
Sami Chlaus rental
another Sami Chlaus rental
samichlaus umzug
Bern

Daehlhoelzli Tierpark has a nice playground and a family friendly restaurant.
Gurten Park The Gurten is the local "mountain" in Bern, with lots of open space, play areas, kid's train, and restaurant. Lots of kids sledding there in winter as well. Good views on the city and the Alps.
Atzmaennig The first giant slide in Switzerland (700 m long, 126 m difference in altitude) and a trampoline. 55 min from Zuerich
Other links


Mathin Switzerland link
Realgymnasium Rämibühl Gymnasium in Deutsch and English