The BCT organizes regular weekly playgroups for children to attend with their parents. The BCT playgroups are the perfect place for parents to connect with others, ask and exchange advice, and introduce their child(ren) to new friends. All BCT playgroups have a focus on open play and are suitable for young children and babies of all ages. Playgroups are free for BCT members. Either parent or caregiver is welcome to bring their child(ren) to BCT playgroups with their membership. BCT non-members are welcome to 2 free visits per playgroup. After the second free visit we ask that the non-members then join the BCT or pay 5CHF per visit.

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is exciting for children of all ages!  Race to find colorful eggs and enjoy the treats inside!  Join us each spring for this great egg hunt, fun games and activities.  Both Members and Non-Members families are welcome.  BCT members receive free or reduced price tickets.  

Summer in Basel is beautiful – enjoy a special day in the park with other families! Whether it be a picnic, tea party, or cupcake festival, bring your picnic blanket, food and drinks for your family and share this time with us!  You can expect 1-2 summer events per year.  These events are suitable for kids of all ages.  Both Members and Non-Members families are welcome.  BCT members receive free or reduced price tickets. 

Nature Detectives is a walking group for children (with their parents). We aim to get outside, get dirty, encounter nature and enjoy the lovely countryside around Basel!  These walks happen monthly (except for July and December) and are typically scheduled on the last Sunday of the month. Both Members and Non-Members families are welcome. BCT members receive free tickets.  See our Eventbrite page for further details. 

The annual Autumn and Halloween Party is one of the BCT’s most popular events! Join us for lawn games, costume and/or lantern parades, arts & crafts, trick or treating and more! This event is suitable for kids of all ages. Both Members and Non-Members families are welcome. BCT members receive reduced price tickets.   

Join us for library time! JUKIBU book readings are English readings with a small arts and crafts project, suitable for children all ages 0 to 6 years. They are held at the GGG Stadtbibliothek St. Johann JUKIBU library typically on the last Saturday of the month. (JUKIBU, Lothringerplatz 1, 4056 Basel, Switzerland)  The St. Johann JUKIBU library stocks children’s books, CDs, DVDs and other materials in over 50 languages so stay a while after the story and craft time to browse the incredible selection of books.  Tickets are free for both BCT member and non-member families. See our eventbrite page for further details.

The BCT regularly hosts informative workshops for parents.  Join us for expert information on topics such as kids nutrition and health, how to promote cognitive development, first aid awareness and more.The workshops are typically held online on the last Monday of the month.  Both Members and Non-Members families are welcome.  BCT members receive free or reduced price tickets.  See our eventbrite page for further details. 

Join us for holiday cheer! From year to year this could be a Christmas Celebration, New Years Party, or a celebration of holidays around the world! Come in festive holiday attire for arts & crafts, games, holiday music and fun! This event is suitable for kids of all ages. Both Members and Non-Members families are welcome. BCT members receive reduced price tickets.

Join our team! We are always looking for helping hands.

If you are interested in volunteering on a short term basis feel free to get in touch about volunteering for special events or other short term tasks.

The BCT is a 100% volunteer run group All our committee members, playgroup coordinators and neighbourhood coordinators give their time and energy for free. Without them, the BCT would not exist!

If you are interested in joining our team, learn more about the positions from our structure or write a message to us.

Upcoming Events
BCT Friday Afternoon Playgroup

BCT Friday Afternoon Playgroup

BCT Friday Afternoon Playgroup
BCT Holiday Parties Around the World presented by DreiKäseHoch and ELABasel

BCT Holiday Parties Around the World presented by DreiKäseHoch and ELABasel

BCT Holiday Parties Around the World presented by Drei Käse …
BCT Monday Playgroup

BCT Monday Playgroup

BCT Monday Playgroup
Tuesday Ahead with English & BCT Playgroup at Riehen Location

Tuesday Ahead with English & BCT Playgroup at Riehen Location

Tuesday Ahead with English & BCT Playgroup at Riehen Location
Upcoming Events
BCT Friday Afternoon Playgroup

BCT Friday Afternoon Playgroup

BCT Monday Playgroup

BCT Monday Playgroup

Current rules

There are various measures, rules and bans in place on the basis of the epidemic. They all have the same goal: to contain the coronavirus. The Federal Council will adapt the national rules if necessary. In some cantons stricter rules apply.

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Thank you for considering other’s safety!

Being a BCT Member has great advantages. Discounts from our Partners, free events, online workshops, new friends, new adventures and many more.

Join the BCT’s community! We would love to see you and your little one(s) on our events and in our playgroups.