An interesting app that’s available in English — lets you know where the nearest family-friendly events and facilities are. Click on Mammapp to visit the site and download the app.
Childcare and Education
For private schools (that teach through English or are bilingual), please visit the Childcare and Education section.
For state nurseries and schools, please visit the Comune di Bergamo site. (Please note that — to the best of my knowledge — you cannot send your child to an asilo nido comunale if you pay taxes in your home country and not in Italy).
Places to go, things to do
For upcoming events, it’s always worth checking out Bambini e Genitori a Bergamo.
Indoor play areas:
This place has a slightly bigger area for really little ones than other playcentres, but you often have to ‘police’ it yourself, and kick out rowdy bigger kids.
I think most of the kids I know love this place, while most of the parents I know hate it. Not really suitable for very little ones (no real ‘safe’ soft play areas for babies or toddlers), best for preschoolers and, ehm … robust toddlers.
My five-year-old loved this place, my two-year-old not so much. Added bonus: it’s free.
The museum of modern and contemporary art regularly organizes activities for children aged 5-11.
Sometimes organizes activities for children.
Theatre performances and courses for children.
Adventure and Amusement Parks
Apparently this place is great even for very little ones, unlike Gardaland.
Best for school-aged children.
For outdoorsy, adventurous types!
Museo dei Bambini Milano
If you make the drive (or take the train) to Genova, make sure you leave enough time to also visit the Citta’ dei Bambini e dei Ragazzi, see below.
Also in Genova.