Swimming

Set in beautiful premises orginally built in 1892, Clorofilla offers children under 6 years old the possibility to learn about the world through play, while experiencing the natural world in the roof garden, hands-on vegetable garden and green house. Children can also experience the elements through the glass ceiling which covers Clorofilla's 2000m2 of light airy open spaces.Clorofilla also has an indoor swimming pool for pupils and an in-house kitchen with an organic menu. English mother tongue teachers work closely together with their Italian counterparts to provide children with a bilingual programme. Swimming courses are also available for non-pupils aged 8 months to 6 years as well as for pregnant women. New afterschool activities  are also being provided such as African dance lessons with rhythm and movment. Contact Clorofilla for further details. Clorofilla also rents out its' swimming pool for children parties. 
Via Cesare da Sesto, 5 20123 Milan
info@nidoscuolaclorofilla.it
02 58110091
As well as running a bi-lingual nursery and English courses, Il Nano Gigante (or "the Giant Gnome") has a 1600m2 indoor playground which is a great place to host your child's birthday party or simply to go and play. Children love the bouncy castles and play area complete with tubes and obstacles. There is also an area for smaller children (0-5), which is complete with an Arabian castle full of plastic balls and a tree surrounded by crash mats the children can climb on. Il Nano Gigante can also organise themed parties for your children and supply refreshments, which makes parents' lives that little bit easier (see website for prices and details). The English courses are available for 3 to 16 year olds. Check out Il Nano Gigante website for further details.Il Nano Gigante also organises summer camps for children aged 4 to 12 years  old. The children are taken to swimming pools and parks by qualified personnel as well as being entertained on Il Nano Gigante's premises.
Via Lambrate, 18 Milan
info@ilnanogigante.it
02 26826650/52
Kid's Cot is a native English-speaking school located in the heart of Milan. The nursery can accommodate up to 60 children aged 6 to 36 months and the Kindergarten up to 70 children aged 3 to 6 years. Kid's Cot haS developed an educational program completely in English that follows the British Early Years Foundation Stage. All teachers are mother-tongue English speakers. Kid's Cot on-site kitchen prepares the children's daily meals.There is an indoor play area, as well as an outdoor play area complete with swings, slides, tunnels, houses and planters for the older children to use for gardening. Kid's Cot also organises extra curricular courses open to everyone, such as English, swimming, dance (3-5 year olds) and art workshops.English courses are aimed at children aged 18 months to 8 years old and involve play, music, movement, art and story telling.The art workshop allows children to play with materials such as clay, salt dough, playdough and more! Using their hands and simple tools they are able to make the most of their innate abilities and their creativity to produce works of art! This course is suitable for children from 3 to 5 years.Swimming courses are for children aged 4 months to 5 year olds as well as pregnant mothers. Please see Kid Cot's website for further details. Kid's Cot will also host and arrange your child's birthday party. 
Via Orti, 18 20122 Milan
info@kidscot.it
02 36592694
ludum
Ludum has recently re-organised and added yet more jewels to its crown. Ludum is now divided into Ludum Educational, Ludum After School and Ludum Adulita' (acqua gym courses).Ludum Educational offers a bilingual: Nursery School; Preschool and Elementary School (opening September 2013).The Nursery School is for children aged 3 to 36 months and combines English and Italian so that children have a natural and spontaneous introduction to the English language. Ludum ensures that there an even number of both Italian and English mother tongue teachers.The Preschool is for children aged 3 to 6 years old and encourages the Mediterranean culture, creativity and innovation in a bilingual environment.September 2013 will see the opening of Ludum's bilingual Elementary School where subjects will be taught in either English (e.g. Maths) or Italian (e.g. History and Geography). Ludum After School offers swimming courses for mother and babies aged 3 to 36 months as well as older children. Ludum also gives the opportunity for anyone to book a 30 minute slot in the pool on Sunday afternoons. Ludum After School also organises the Ludum English Club where children can spend the afternoon learning English; Parent and Child Club and Creative Laboratories for children.Ludum also rents out its swimming pool for parties as well as its large indoor play area complete with slides, ramps and tunnels. The play area can get very noisy but children love it. My sons are particularly lively so I wouldn’t let them go until they were 4 years old for fear of them hurting themselves.
Via Pietrasanta, 14 20141 Milan
info@ludum.it
02 56816429
[English version will follow shortly] Per gli amanti del golf, ad un quarto d'ora di auto dal centro di Milano, nell'area est della città, troviamo il Molinetto Country Club. Costruito negli anni 80, immerso nel verde (all'epoca tutta la zona attorno a Vimodrone era prevalentemente campagna), il Molinetto deve il suo nome al vecchio mulino che funzionava con i canali del Naviglio, che passa proprio dietro al club. Fiore all'occhiello del Molinetto è il suo campo da golf 18 buche, oltre al campo pratica, 14 campi da tennis, una piscina all'aperto ed un'area fitness.E' da sempre un circolo molto apprezzato dai golfisti e da chi vuole rilassarsi in questa oasi di verde nei mesi più caldi, pur rimanendo a Milano.Il Molinetto organizza corsi collettivi di golf per ragazzi e bambini, aperti anche agli esterni. I corsi si tengono da marzo ad ottobre: il mercoledì dalle 17 alle 19 è dedicato a chi ha già una buona pratica di golf, il sabato è invece dedicato ai principianti e ai più piccolini. Naturalmente i maestri sono a disposizione per lezioni private.Trovate tutte le informazioni su abbonamenti, corsi, iscrizioni al club, sul sito www.molinettocountryclub.itIl club ha anche un ristorante di cucina italiana tradizionale ed una bar con una ampia zona relax all'aperto.
Strada Padana Superiore 1 Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI)
molinettocountryclub@virgilio.it
02 2105128
Bagni Misteriosi offers a welcome respite from the scorching summer heat. Situated a stone's throw away from Porta Romana, this stunning venue allows you to kick back and relax. Whether you splash around in one of the two pools, sunbathe on the floating platform, lounge around on one of the white hammocks or enjoy lunch or an aperatif at the bar; you can't go wrong. Originally built in the 1930s and famous for its freezing cold water, this public pool underwent huge restoration work and was re-opened in 2016 thanks to the generosity of patrons of the Teatro Parenti situated in the grounds. The end result is something quite spectacular. There are various price formulas depending on the time of day you enter or season. The prices for summer 2017 are as follows: Monday to Friday - 10.00 to 14.00; Adult 7 €, Child 5 €Wednesday "Large" - 7.30 to 14.00; Adult 15 €, Child 12 €Wednesday "early morning";  7.30 to 10.00; Adult 10 €, Child 8 €Lunchtimes: 12.30 to 14.30; Entrance fee 5 €Afternoons: 14.00 to 18.00; Adult 7 €, Child 5 €Thursday "large": 14.00 to 22.00; Adult 15 €, Child 12 €Thursday evenings: 18.30 to 22.00; Adult 10 €, Child 8 €Day Pass: Mondays to Fridays: 10.00 to 18.00; Adult 12 €, Child 9 €Saturdays and Sundays: Day Pass: 10.00 to 18.00; Adult 14 €, Child 10 €Afternoon: 14.00 to 18.00; Adult 10 €, Child 8 €Bagni MIsteriosi also organises events all year round and the small paddling pool is converted into an ice rink during the winter months. Please see the website for more details.   
Via Carlo Botta, 18 20135 Milan
02 8973 1800
It's summer everyday in Acquaworld's indoor and outdoor waterpark. With 1100m of slides, heated pools, a wave machine and spa area exclusively for adults, Aquaworld is a great place for all the family. Acquaworld offers an indoor spacious lagoon and wave pool packed with water sports, cascades and hydro-massage pools, all at a comfortable 33 °. There is also Miniworld for tiny tots, offering them a fun underwater environment with tanks full of exciting water games, and octopus-shape slides that kids will not want to leave! The tanks range in height from 10 to 30 cm allowing your little ones to play in complete safety while you oversee them.If you are looking for a little more excitement, try out one of the water slides: Ice Express will thrill you; Starlight offers an adrenalin rush; share a double raft on Magic Eye for double the fun and fulfill your need for speed on Turbo Slide and Blu Speed. Please note, however, that height restrictions may apply on specific slides although the multicourse slide is suitable for children of all ages. Prepare to go wild with excitement! During the warmer months guests can relax in the 7,000 m2 garden, where the Rainbow Pool with its refreshing ‘mushroom’ is open to adults and children. Sun-beds and parasols are available for guests to relax in the sun between visits to the pool.Acquaworld also has a spa complete with steam room and sauna which we didn't have time to try out. However, if you would like a massage we suggest you call in advance. 
Via Giorgio la Pira, 16 Concorezzo MB
039 6043050
Miele
Miele's 1500m2 spacious and colourful premises offer children and parents alike a wonderful place to play and relax together, seven days a week. Miele has an indoor play area, complete with slides, coloured balls, tubes, tricycles and pedal cars, as well as two swimming pools, 20metres and 10 metres, which are used for children and baby swimming courses or private parties. Parents can enjoy a snack, drink or lunch at the bar while they are waiting. Miele also has an amazing party event room with black and white murals which can be rented for children's or adult's parties or events.  
Via Porri Lambertenghi, 12 20159 Milan
mielemilano@tiscalinet.it
02 36515195
Virgin Active has bought the Downtown and Skorpion gyms! Ideally located for people working and living near the Duomo Virgin Active just behind Sephora in Corso Vittorio Emanuele offers group courses as well as personal trainer sessions and has spa facilities, a swimming pool, gym and roof-top terrace.Swimming lessons and courses can be organised for adults, children and babies. Weekdays from 16.00 to 18.00 the pool is reserved for after-school group swimming lessons, although members can now swim in one of the lanes. Virgin Active also has creche facilities, although we suggest you call in advance to check there is a childminder available.
Largo Corsia dei Servi Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 24 20122 Milan
02 781424
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