Trips in Basel with children 

There are so many activities and museums with exhibitions especially for children – in Basel and in its region you will never run out of ideas for family outings. But if you do, here are a few tips for leisure time activities in north-western Switzerland. 

Trip highlights

Museen für Kinder

6 museums that will delight children too

Children will have all kinds of things to talk about after a visit to a museum in Basel: for example, how they came face-to-face with a life-sized mammoth at the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, how they saw art come alive at the Museum Tinguely, or how they made their own paper at the Basler Papiermühle. Makes you wish to be a child again!

Unterwegs mit Kindern

Touring Basel with children

Basel is a child-friendly city. Everything is close to each other, and you can get from one place to another quickly by public transport, by bike or on foot.

Häufig gestellte Fragen

Good to know.

  • The “whispering arch” of the Basel Cathedral (Münster), the round arch forming the door frame at the bottom of the Georgsturm on the left-hand side, is especially popular with children. If you whisper something on one side, your listener will hear every word clearly at the other side of the arch. The reason for this is what is known as an “acoustic mirror”, which focuses the sound and relays the sound waves in this concentrated form.

    The children’s map of Basel shows you all of the city’s exciting attractions for children, including playgrounds, swimming pools, barbecue spots and places of interest.

  • Several of Basel’s pharmacies, cafés and shops have quiet places for breastfeeding mothers, some of them with a dedicated breastfeeding room including a changing table. Besides Unternehmen Mitte, the Zum Isaak restaurant and Klara, you’ll find other favourite breastfeeding places in Basel at mamamap.

  • You can hire prams adapted to your child’s needs at Kinderwagen3laendereck. On request, the pram can be delivered to your accommodation in Basel-Stadt and then collected again after your stay. For prices and further information, please visit