Zurich International Airport

Zurich, Switzerland

The reviewer's daughter takes a break from flying. Would you believe she's in an airport?

The reviewer’s daughter takes a break from flying. Would you believe she’s in an airport?

The Zurich/Kloten International Airport is one of the few in the world to offer staffed nursery and play centers for their youngest fliers. Called “family services”, the two playspaces are located in Transit A, between the transfer desk and special assistance desk, and in Ground 1, right past security clearance next to the entrance to gates 6069 (Dock E, level 3, above gate E45).

A Play Station to entertain older kids...and dads.

A Play Station to entertain older kids…and dads.

Says reviewer Laura Carvajal, This (playspace) is much simpler than the Madrid one but wonderful nonetheless. It’s basically one large area with everything you’ll need for the infant-toddler range. There are changing tables (free diapers in the drawers below) and also a kitchen area with plates, utensils, a microwave…very well equipped!”

Plenty of room to stretch little legs!

Plenty of room to stretch little legs!

Date last visited: August 2009

Hours and Admission Prices: Free, and open every day. Transit As hours are 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Dock Es hours are 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (April to end of October, until 8 p.m.)

Website: http://www.zurich-airport.com/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-151

About the author

Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.




  1. I added your blog to bookmarks. And i’ll read your articles more often!

  2. My husband will love that!!

  3. Nice! I don’t think I’ve heard of any other airports with staffed play areas other than Tokyo. The kids look like they are having a great time.

  4. Very good to know. I think Switzerland also have some amazing facilities for kids on their trains, too. We found a few good kids rooms while traveling in Asia. I’ll have to look through notes and post those. It is always so helpful to have these kinds of spaces in airports….wish all of them were this impressive!

  5. Are you kidding me. this is heaven on earth!!!!! i was once stranded with my son in atlanta airport and accidentally found a playground, i was so thrilled.

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  7. Great review! I myself was stunned at the facilities, especially the play center at Zurich. Very cool for us parents! 🙂

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