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Milan

Activities for kids

In this section you can find our members recommendations for activities, groups, daytrips. museums and parks for children of all ages living or visiting Milan. If you have a recommendation or comment to add to this section we would love to hear from you

  • Il Nano Gigante

    Recommended by Diana Warburg

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    Il Nano Gigante is a large indoor play centre with bouncy castles, soft play, climbing frames etc with a dedicated area for 0-5 year olds. They rent out rooms for private birthday parties and hold various events/workshops throughout the year. They also function as a day care centre.
    Via Lambrate, 18, 20131 Milan
    (+39) 0226826650
    www.ilnanogigante.it

    Comments:
    "We often go here on rainy days as it’s a great place for kids to let off steam and burn off all their energy and there is a café for mums :)" (DW, Feb 2012)

  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science & Technology

    Recommended by Diana Warburg

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    Founded in 1953, The Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology is housed in an early 16th century Olivetan monastery and is named after Leonardo da Vinci, the extraordinary Renaissance intellect who mastered art, science and technology. Through the years they have collected and exhibited objects, machinery and evidence that retrace the key phases of our country’s scientific and technological evolution. The educational activities developed in their collections and interactive labs (i.labs) engage visitors in exciting experiences that lead to the discovery and exploration of science.
    Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, Via S. Vittore 21 - 20123 Milano
    (+39) 02485551
    www.museoscienza.org

    Comments:
    "There is so much to see that you have to make sure you have a full day. Our first visit was in the afternoon and I felt we rushed round and missed out on lots of things. Outside they have an airplane, submarine and trains which my son loved! There are a lot of interactive displays there which are great for children" (DW, Feb 2012)

  • Moms & Tots Milano

    Recommended by Kathy Moulton

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    Moms and Tots Milano is a English-speaking playgroup that meets in the center of Milan. This group is open to all moms who would like to socialize in English while their children play together. Meetings are every Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10am-12pm in SantAmbrogio Church. Every session of Moms and Tots closes with a sing-along in English. 
    www.facebook.com/pages/Moms-Tots-Milano

    Comments:
    "I love Moms and Tots Milano! It is a relaxed setting for ex-pat moms to get together and exchange parenting tips and information about living in Milan. I met some of my closest friends in Milan at Moms and Tots and my daughter was always super happy to play along with the other children. It has also been really lovely to be able to celebrate many holidays, such as Halloween and Christmas, in such a friendly setting. I always recommend Moms and Tots to new moms in Milan because I had such a great experience with this group!" (KM, June 2014)

  • Museo Civico di Storia Naturale

    Recommended by Kathy Moulton

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    The Natural History Museum is located in Parco Venezia. This museum is a wonderful way to spend a morning or an afternoon, even with a small child. It is full of colourful exhibits, showcasing animals from all over the world. This museum is especially fun for little ones who are just learning about animals (and older kids who love dinosaurs!). 
    Museo Civico di Storia Naturale
    C.so Venezia, 55 - 20121 Milano
    raggiungibile con:
    MM linea 1 (Palestro)
    tram 9, 29, 30 (P.ta Venezia)
    Passante ferroviario (Porta Venezia) 
    +39 02 8846 3337

    Comments:
    "I first took my daughter to the Natural History museum of Milan when she was 9 months old. Even though she really young, she loved looking at the animals in the exhibits and it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. The entrance fee is reasonable and we have even been lucky enough to go on days with free entrance!" (KM, June 2014)

  • Learn with Mummy

    Recommended by Kathy Moulton

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    Learn with Mummy Zona 1 is a fantastic class taught by Alessia Berti that doesn’t feel like an English class! For more information visit the website:
    www.yellowsound.it/course/22
    http://learnwithmummy.com
    Email: lwmzona1@yahoo.com
    The Yellow Sound Milano International School of Arts
    Via Vincenzo Monti, 11
    20123 Milano

    Comments:
    "Alessia is an amazing teacher that captures her students’ attention with her animation and sunny personality. As a native English speaker, I take Alessia’s class with my daughter not as a way to teach her English but as a way for her to experience English as something fun!" (KM, June 2014)

  • Musilieu

    Recommended by Kathy Moulton

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    Musilieu is a more than just a music class; it is a sensory experience for babies that can’t be met by other music classes! All Musilieu teachers are highly trained musicians that respond directly to the children present in class and the sounds and emotions they are expressing. Visit the website for information on the different locations and classes.
    www.musilieu.it
    Email: info@musilieu.com

    Comments:
    "Parents looking for a higher level music class for their children should check out Musilieu. Musilieu is also found in many neighbourhoods around Milan so parents can easily find one near home. The course organizers also respond to emails in English." (KM, Jan 2015)

  • Milan Mini Readers

    Recommended by Kathy Moulton

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    Mini Readers is a free reading group for children between ages 0 and 6 years. Currently in its second year, Mini Readers attracts both expat and Italian moms because of its simplicity and its group energy. Held every Thursday from 17:15 until 17:45 at The Milk Bar, moms, dads, babysitters and even grandparents are able to bring their little ones to hear stories, songs and, on occasion, celebrate holidays with crafts and special games in a relaxed environment. Cost: 5 Euros per year. 
    www.milanminireaders.wordpress.com 
    milanminireaders@gmail.com 
    The Milk Bar
    Via Conca del Naviglio, 5
    20123 Milano

  • Music Together

    Recommended by Kathy Moulton

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    Music Together is a fun and educational music class for young children that incorporates both English and Italian into each lesson. Children are able to play with a variety of instruments during each class and are encouraged to freely express themselves during class. Parents are provided with a CD as well as lyrics to play and song along with at home. Music Together holds classes all over Milan as well as in the surrounding areas. Take a look ta their website and facebook page for more details and locations.
    www.musictogethermilano.it
    www.facebook.com/groups/124639174364852/

    Comments:
    "My daughter looks forward to her Music Together class with her dad every Saturday and I have noticed that she often sings the songs she has learned at home to us." (KM, Jan 2015)