Basler Ferienpass (Basel Holiday Pass)

If you are planning to be around for part of this summer and are looking for interesting ways to keep your kids busy with creative activities, fun outings, and educational workshops of all kinds, you may want to check out the Basler Ferienpass. This wonderful pass offers access to awesome summertime activities and excursions for children ages 6-16.

Children who have the Basler Ferienpass can participate for free or at reduced prices in over 120 different activities. With so much to choose from, there is surely something for everyone! The offers are divided into “Grundangebote” (basic offers) available anytime and “Kreativangebote” (creative offers that only take place on certain dates and for which you need to register in advance. These offers may incur an additional small fee. You can already register online for all tours, workshops, and outings.

The Basic offers include free or reduced entries to leisure activities like museums; swimming pools; adventure rooms; escape rooms; activity centers like Freizeithalle Dreirosen, Virtual Arena Dreispitz, or Jump Factory Basel; as well as musical camps and much more.

Creative offers are supervised offers on specific dates that are carried out by Ferienpass partners and teams. There is a wide range of activities—everything from programming a robot, breakdancing, graffiti, and drumming to theater, baking, circus artistry, and comic workshops. With these offers, you can keep your kids busy and active all summer while broadening their horizons and allowing them to learn new skills or blow off off some steam. Registration is required for the creative offers.

The Ferienpass this year is valid from June 29 to August 11, as well as during the autumn school holidays from September 30 to October 13. It costs CHF 45 for residents of Basel-Stadt, Riehen, Allschwil, Bettingen, Biel-Benken, Binningen, Bottmingen, Ettingen, Muttenz, Oberwil, Pratteln and Therwil. The cost is CHF 65 for residents of other communities; discounts are available for holders of the Familienpass and Colourkey pass. The card also entitles the holder to full use of the TNW network of public transport for only CHF 8 per week.

Passes can be purchased online or at several locations in Basel-Stadt, including the BVB office in Barfüsserplatz, Dreirosen Freizeithalle, and DROPA Drogerie Apotheke Gundelitor. There are also many sales locations in Baselland; simply click on the desired community for a complete list. Bring a small passport-sized picture of your child with you for an on-the-spot membership card.