Baden for families
Great ideas for getting out and about
Do you plan your next family trip in the canton of Aargau? Visit and experience the city of Baden with your family.
You will find tips below for day trips and excursion destination in Baden for the whole family.
From a forest playground to the Swiss Museum of Childhood, a keep-fit trail for kids and a city tour - The city of Baden has a lot to offer to families and children.
The Baldegg recreational area has numerous walking trails through meadows and forests. Barbecue areas are located at the edge of the forest. It’s an ideal place to fly kites in autumn or sled in winter. There is also a restaurant with an adventure playground for children.
The Kurpark is the perfect place to spend warm summer days with the whole family. The expansive lawns and playground provide children with plenty of space to run around and explore. The nearby restaurant at the Grand Casino Baden has a beautiful outdoor terrace and spoils its guests with a selection
of tasty dishes and refreshing drinks.
Kappisee (Lake Kappisee)
Kappisee's beautiful lakeside surroundings will take your mind off the hustle and bustle of everyday life, for a relaxing family day out. The lake features an island with a barbecue area, tables and benches.
Tüfels Chäller (Devil's Cellar)
The unspoilt Tüfels Chäller nature reserve is a great place for a family outing. Fallen trees and rock formations create an exciting maze where children can climb and play. Barbecue areas available.
Chänzeli Tour - a panoramic city hike
The hiking route leads around Baden, is approximately 9 kilometers long and has an elevation of 350 meters. The Chänzeli Tour gives an insight in the diversity of the city of Baden: The bath area is a district with a high historico-cultural value. The old town brings back the feeling of the Middle Ages. Lovely alleys with cafés and small shops branch at the city tower. Baden North is now a vibrant togetherness, where culture, living room and modern office buildings meet restored industry buildings of times gone by.
The first "Schweizer Familie" fireplace of Baden is right at the Martinsberg-Lookout. The Rotary-Club Baden-Rohrdorferberg made and maintains this fireplace.
Various playgrounds offer a diverse playscape with everything a child's heart wants.
Test your coordination and fitness together with your children at 15 different activity stations. Five different animals guide children through the exercises, which are specially designed for children aged three and older.
Bowling Baregg offers a huge range of activities for the whole family. From bowling and billiards to indoor mini golf and table football, there really is something for everyone. And at Sportworld Baregg, you can also rent tennis, squash and badminton courts.
Swiss Museum of Childhood
The Swiss Museum of Childhood has everything from great-grandma’s dolls through to the latest high-tech toys. Fascinating displays delight visitors young and old and the museum’s extensive collection is rounded off by a wide variety of special exhibitions, tours and holiday programmes.
Museum of Electricity Kappelerhof Baden Power Station
Do you want to know how a power station works and where the electricity comes from? The small museum of electricity gives anwers to all questions. The information is also appropriately displayed for children and the interactive exhibition makes it an adventure. The entry is free and free tours are provided upon request.
Teddy Bear Museum Baden
Teddy bears come to life in a series of fun and friendly scenes. They go to school, help around the house and play with their friends. These tender scenes are designed with great attention to detail and also feature beautiful antique objects.
Baden Museum of History
Immerse yourself in Baden’s rich and colourful history, from the days of the Roman Empire right through to the modern era. The city’s bathing and industrial history is presented inside in the museum’s contemporary building. In the Landvogteischloss (Bailiff’s Castle), you can find out how people used to live.
You can also take a tour through the museum with an exciting audio guide, book a public guided tour or profit from the various family offers.
The city library is a meeting place for people of all ages and cultures. It has a wide range of media that can be loaned or downloaded. The library also lends indoor and outdoor toys, as well as board and card games. It’s a great way to try new things and see what your kids enjoy.
Karussell Family Centre Baden Region
The Karussell Family Centre Baden Region offers a variety of services to families and infants.
ThiK. Theater im Kornhaus
ThiK entertains audiences young and old with a diverse range of performances incorporating all kinds of themes. The theatre’s mix of original plays, guest performances, puppetry, storytelling and role-playing never fails to delight
Kurtheater Baden is the largest theatre in Aargau and offers a broad programme which caters to all ages. Around once a month it hosts a play, musical, opera or ballet designed especially for children.
Wettingen Puppet Theatre
This small theatre in Gluri Suter Huus demonstrates just how diverse and exciting contemporary puppetry can be. The multifaceted programme has something for everybody, with puppetry and object theatre, professional guest performers from Switzerland and abroad, and original productions.
Stein Castle medieval-themed city tour
Travel back in time with a thrilling city tour of the Stein Castle ruins, where your children can pretend to be knights, court jesters and princesses. The Stein Castle ruins can also be visited without a tour.
Toys, surprise bags, balloons, Magenbrot (traditional ginger-spiced bread) and candy floss: the Jahrmarkt has it all. The Jahrmarkt is held on the first Wednesday in May and November.
Every year in the first week of the autumn holidays, Baden’s city centre turns into a paradise for children and teenagers filled with games and entertainment. From Wednesday to Saturday, they can ride ponies, hop on a jumping castle, play inside a party bus, stack crates, do arts and crafts, have their faces painted and so much more. All the attractions are free.
Children ring little gold bells as the city’s dazzling Christmas lights are illuminated to mark the start of the festive season. This unique Baden tradition is a magical experience for the whole family.
More activities and day trips for families and children
Activities for families in Baden such asAktivitäten für Familien in Baden wie zum Beispiel: gymnastics for mothers/fathers and a child, game afternoons in the neighbourhood associations and much more...
More information: Leisure activities with children
The Children's region
The website kinderregion.ch offers a diverse programm for families in the regions of Baden, Winterthur, Zug and Zürich on one single plattform. Day trips, blog entries and information about each region inspire for the next excursion directly at your doorstep.