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Turin

Activities for kids

In this section you can find  recommendations for activities, groups, museums and parks for kids living or visiting Turin. If you have a recommendation or comment to add to this section please send an email to info@mumabroad.com

  • Scivoland

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    Large soft-play children’s entertainment centre, dedicated to fun, games and parties. Here you can find several soft-play areas for children to enjoy, plus comfortable seating areas where parents can relax. There is a small section for younger children aged 1-3 which has a ball pit and other activities and there is also a separate disco that can be used for parties or special occasions. There are pizza deals where you can pay for admission plus lunch or dinner for a set price and children’s parties can be easily organised by contacting the number below. Admission is €6 per child. Two adults can accompany each child. Bancomat and Visa accepted.
    Via Amalfi 5-7, 10152 Torino Tel: +39 011 247 8784
    www.scivoland.it

    Comments:
    "Kids love this place as it’s huge and there are loads of slides and places to run about safely. I went to a birthday party here and it was pretty noisy and chaotic with four parties going on at once…but the kids had a great time so that was the important thing." (LG, Feb 2013)

  • La Bottega dei Mestieri

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    La bottega is a relatively new arts and crafts workshop located in the north of the city, where  children can spend time exploring their creative side, working in different ways with numerous materials and textures. Children’s pottery classes run every Wednesday and Thursday between 5 and 8pm and offer the chance to explore, play and achieve with focus being on experimentation rather than result. The classes are open to children aged 3 and over and are conducted by Elena D’Oria, the owner and founder of the company. There are also classes for adults.
    Open Tuesday-Saturday: 09.30-12.30 and 15.30-19.00
    Closed Sunday and Monday
    Via Giachino, 88b, 10149 Torino Tel: +39 329 845 0022
    Email: labottegadeimestieri.ed@gmail.com

    Comments:
    "The owner, Elena, is very nice and a real talent and has had a great idea with these pottery classes for children which are becoming more and more popular. Love her work which you can even buy in the shop." (LG, March 2013)

  • Boabab

    Recommended by Claudia

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    Baobab is a small, soft-play activity centre for children up to 8 years, located in the Borgo Vittoria area of the city. Children can play in a safe, secure and protected environment whilst parents can participate or simply watch from a distance. You can find numerous soft-play activities, a bouncy castle, slide, mini-library and a section dedicated to babies and toddlers with a ball pit, small rocking horse, slide and numerous other toys. There is a security entrance, reception area and dedicated staff on-hand to ensure a safe and fun experience. The centre can also be hired for birthday parties and special occasions. Free admission for babies under 12 months and 50% discount on admission fee for children aged 12–24 months.
    Closed Monday. Tuesday-Thursday: 15.30-19.00, Saturday: 15.00-19.00, Sunday: 15.30-19.00
    Via Villar, 25 10147 Torino Tel: +39 348 400 8032
    Email:
    info@murialdopiemonte.it

    Comments:
    "Less crowded and chaotic than some of the other play centres I have been to, probably due to the fact it’s quite small. However, it’s new, modern, clean and the kids had fun here. Staff are very friendly and professional." (Claudia, Jan 2013)

  • Museo Nazionale del Cinema

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    The cinema museum is one of the most important of its kind not only in Italy but also in the world, located in the Mole Antonelliana, the monumental symbol of Turin. The museum itself is fascinating and unique, displaying a huge collection related to the history and world of cinema. There are a large number of different educational and scientific activities which can be explored and visitors are able to participate in the experience rather than solely observe. The museum is set up in a way that visitors are lead through the history of cinema, set over many floors, from early inventions to modern day discoveries and technology. There is also a cafe and museum shop. At an extra cost the panoramic glass elevator can be taken to the first balcony of the Mole in 59 seconds, giving visitors extraordinary 360° views of Turin and its surrounds. Guided tours in English can be organised in advance for groups of up to 25 people at a cost of €60 per group  and children up to 18 years are free with family pass. Closed Mondays.
    Via Montebello, 20 10124 Torino Tel: +39 011 813 8560
    www.museonazionaledelcinema.it 
    comunicazione@museocinema.it

    Comments:
    "What a place! It’s definitely original and the whole experience is very involving and interactive. The glass elevator is an attraction in itself and worth the wait but get there early to avoid the queues at peak times. Very family friendly and you could easily spend a few hours here." (LG, June 2012)

  • Museo Egizio

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    Located in the heart of Turin, the museum was officially founded in 1824 and houses the second most important collection of Egyptian antiquities after the Egyptian museum in Cairo. The huge collection is of extreme importance and value, which includes the famous black granite statue of Ramses II and the tomb of Kha. Today there are over 6,000 objects on display to the general public, including statues, mummies and objects of daily Egyptian life. Free entry to visitors on their birthday and baby changing facilities available. Closed Monday, open Tuesday-Sunday: 08.30-19.30
    Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6 10123 Torino Tel: +39 011 561 7776
    www.museoegizio.it 
    Email: 
    info@museitorino.it

    Comments:

    “An incredible collection to be found here. Very interesting and engaging although can get very crowded due to its popularity.” (LG, Sept 2012)

  • La Navigazione sul Po

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    Valentino II and Valentina II are the new, air-conditioned boats dedicated to short cruises on the River Po. They have transparent roofs and sides giving passengers fantastic views of the river and the surrounding areas. The boats have good accessibility, space for prams and buggies and can seat up to 78 people. For seated passengers there is an audio guide available in five different languages, giving an overview of the trip and commentary about the city. From March the boats run daily from Murazzi, stopping at the Borgo Medioevale and then on to Italia ’61, the renovated automobile museum, with the earliest boats departing at 10.00am. During the summer months evening cruises are also available. ‘Cene in movimento’ can be booked online and is scheduled throughout the year, including brunch and dinner with prices starting from €25 per person. Tickets for the boat trips can be purchased on board or at the designated GTT kiosks at Murazzi. With each paying adult one child is free. 
    La navigazione sul Po, Murrazzi Torino Tel servizi turistici: +39 011 576 4733
    www.comune.torino.it/gtt 
    Email:
    gtt@gtt.to.it

    Comments: 
    “This is a really nice, relaxing way to see the city from another perspective. The hop-on hop-off service is great if you have a return ticket so you can spend as much time as you like wandering about once you get off the boat.”  (LG, Jan 2013)

  • Haman al Bab

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    An original and authentic Hammam, where mothers and children can relax and enjoy some quality time together. Women are welcome on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays but in particular on Mondays when, from October to May, mothers and children aged 3–6 are welcome together. There are also massage deals for expectant mothers and newborns.  Apart from the Turkish bath, you can find other ways to relax including all the usual ‘spa’and beauty treatments. Proof of identification required and swimming costume, towels and flip-flops must be worn. Admission: Adults: €12 midweek and €14 weekend and children aged 3–6 are free.
    Via Fiochetto,15 10152 Torino Tel: +39 011 521 6496
    www.hamam-torino.it
    Email: info@hamam-torino.it 

    Comments:
    "
    Found this place to be very relaxing and was really happy to do something different with the children."  (LG, Dec 2012)

  • Piscina Carducci

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    Small swimming pool where children can play and learn in a safe and exciting environment. Courses run throughout the year from October to January and February to June with each lesson lasting 50 minutes. A maximum of 12 children are allowed in a group. The lessons are also age specific starting from babies to one year, one to three years and four to six years. Children under four must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The structure is completely child and family friendly with many toys and games on offer which can be used in the water. There are also showers, changing facilities, a hairdryer and playpen located in the changing rooms. For information call Monday and Thursday 14.00-17.30, Tuesday and Friday 14.00-19.00 and Wednesday 17.30-19.00.
    Via Umberto Biancamano, 10 10121 Torino Tel: +39 011 562 3314
    www.spaziodisparsi.it
    Email:
    info@spaziodisparsi.it

    Comments:
    "Wonderful course for babies and toddlers. My daughter and I loved it and it was a great way to get her used to the water. They have lots of toys for children to play with and it really is a fun experience." (LG, Dec 2012)

  • Focaccia baking classes

    Recommended by Claudia

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    Focaccia baking classes for children aged 6-12 at Panetteria Andrea Perino run throughout the year with a limited number of places available. Lessons are usually organised from month to month so it’s advisable to call the telephone number below for the latest course dates and information. Open Monday to Saturday 07.30-19.30 and closed on Sunday.
    Via Cavour, 10 10123 Torino Tel: +39 011 068 6056

    Comments:
    "My 7 year-old niece attended this course and really enjoyed it. Infact, we all enjoyed the course once she came home with some fantastic focaccia! Great idea for kids." (Claudia, Feb 2013)

  • Centro Mary Poppins

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    The Mary Poppins Centre has arrived in Turin and provides children and families with a light, spacious and safe environment in which to learn and develop with a large variety of services available to suit individual needs.  The centre is new, bright, modern and colourful with services including baby parking, creative workshops, assistance with schoolwork and consultancy sessions for families.  These sessions are available to families who wish to confront problematic family issues such as speech problems, behavioural issues and educational difficulties.  The baby parking service provides childcare for children aged 3 months to 6 years with qualified staff providing games, music, theatre, music and story time etc.  This flexible service can be used daily up to a maximum of 5 hours without the need to pre-book.  For mums there are pre and post birth yoga classes and baby massage classes.  Children’s birthday parties can take place within the centre on Saturday or Sunday afternoons with entertainment, face-painting, bouncy castle, snacks and birthday cake all available.  Contact staff for a quote and see website for special deals.
    Corso Massimo d’Azeglio, 60 10126 Torino Tel: +39 011 650 3834
    www.centromarypoppinstorino.com
    Email:
    info@centromarypoppinstorino.com

    Comments:
    "Fantastic services available here including baby parking which is so flexible and easy to fit around a busy lifestyle. The centre is really colourful and new and the staff are very friendly and great with the kids."  (LG, April 2013)  

  • Lullababy

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    Lullababy is an English nursery rhyme, song and playgroup located in Turin for mothers/caregivers and their children aged 0 – 3 years, from those who are native English speakers to anyone who wants to be surrounded by the English language. Lullababy is not an English ‘lesson’ as such but a way to be exposed to the language in the most natural way possible. Each session involves the repetition of traditional English nursery rhymes and songs which include actions and movements to engage both younger and older babies, with new material being introduced regularly. Short stories are also incorporated into the programme, as well as group games and playtime, giving both parent and child time to socialise and interact freely with others.

    The Milk Bar, Via Bodoni 7/G, 10123 Torino (Tel: 011 7633 558)
    Wednesday 17.00 - 18.00, Friday 10.00 - 11.00 and Saturday 10.30 - 11.30

    Libreria Millevolti, Corso Francia 101, 10138 Torino (Tel: 011 433 0250)
    Tuesday 17.00 - 18.00

    Comments:
    "I was so happy when I found out about this course as it is the kind of activity I would have done back home. We sing, play, talk socialise and spend quality time with our children.  Its not only a lovely way to surround your child with the English language but a great way to meet other people too. I have met a lot of other ex-pat mums by going to this group which has been amazing for me and of course for my son who now has some new friends! I highly recommend this group to all mums as it really has so many benefits for both mother and child."  (Sara, Nov 2013)

  • Le Mamme dei Giardini di Cavour

    Recommended by Federica Castellaro

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    Piazza Cavour is a central square, equipped with gardens and very popular with families, but it is also a virtual square. The blog of Le Mamme dei Giardini Cavour is run by a very organized and active group of mothers. Within the blog you can find many initiatives dedicated to families: festivals, workshops, courses, activities for children during periods when schools are closed.
    mammegiardinicavour.blogspot.it
    e-mail: mammegiardinicavour@gmail.com
    www.facebook.com/Mammegiardini