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We have a facebook group for you to chat to other members. Go to Facebook and search for "Basel Children's Trust Members Group" in the facebook search bar and click join. (Only BCT members will be approved).




The BCT does not have a dedicated location of its own - we rent rooms and locations by the hour for our playgroups and events.

We currently use the following locations regularly:




The Burg

Burgweg 7, Basel

This is the Wettstein area community centre. It is the old Warteck building - a large "castle like" brick building. Our playgroups are on the ground floor - turn left as you enter the main door with the ramp and follow the noise!

To get there take tram 15 or 2 to Wettsteinplatz or bus 38, 31 or 34 to Rosengartenweg. There is on-street parking there but remember that blue-zone parking is limited to 1 hour Monday to Saturday.

We have our Bumps and Bruises and Beyond Bruises playgroups here as well as Christmas and Halloween parties.

Click here for a map.


The Gundeli FAZ (Familienzentrum)

Dornacherstrasse 192, Basel

This is the Gundeli area community centre in the "Gundeldingerfeld" - a collection of industrial-looking buildings gathered around a courtyard. As you enter through the main gateway, the FAZ is the first building on the right (the Eoipso bar/restaurant is on the left). The entrance with the ramp is right at the gateway, go straight ahead when you enter. You can also enter via the steps to the side of the building. Our groups and events are on the ground floor.

To get there take tram 15 or bus 36 to Bruderholzstrasse or tram 16 to Tellplatz. There is some onstreet parking available in the area, or you can park at the Gundeli carpark, also on Dornacherstrasse just before you get to the FAZ (Dornacherstrasse is a one way street.)

We have our Bumps and Babes playgroup here as well as our flea markets.

Click here for a map.


Gymboree Basel

Elisabethenanlage 7, Basel

Around the corner from SBB, Gymboree is centrally located with most trams and buses stopping 100 meters away. The facilities are located on the second floor of a large office building. 

Gymboree hosts our Friday afternoon Beyond Bruises group as well as our monthly committee meetings.

Click here for a map.



Elsasserstrasse 7, Basel

Near to St. Johann's Tor, and opposite the St. Johann park, take the (yellow) Tram 11 to the St. Johanns Tor stop. There is a lot of on-street parking in the area although it can be pot luck to get a space.

This is the international children's library where we have story telling and crafts twice a month. BCT members are also members of the library and can borrow books and CDs in many different languages.

Click here for a map.


Stücki Jungle

Hochbergerstrasse 70, Basel

Located in the Stücki Shopping Mall, close to the food court, around the corner from the bathrooms on the ground floor. Once you enter the mall, fall the monkey signs to the Jungle. 

To get to the mall via public transportation, take bus #36 which stops outside. Or, Kleinhüningen stop on tram #8 is about 500 meters. There is ample parking within the mall's parking lot.

"Monkeys, elephants, wild cats and vines – let your children dive into the jungle adventure at Stücki Jungle. They'll be having so much fun that time will fly by. There's no place for boredom! Its 400 m2 of space." - from their website

Click here for a map.

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