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Second-hand Toy Sale

Come browse for second-hand toys during our big sale on Friday December 9, from 10:00 to 17:00.
Make a gesture for the planet by buying second-hand and help us treat the Ukrainian children for Christmas.

Have your children grown out of some of their toys? Here is how the sale works :

second-hand toy sale basel

We look forward to helping « From Basel With Love« , to which we will donate our administrative fee (1 to 5 CHF/toy sold depending on the value of the toy). This organisation brings support to victims of the war in Ukraine.

Please help us keep the logistics simple and stress-free:

  • Bring the toys you wish to sell at the Magical Cafe by December 7. Please indicate your price on the toy. We will review it with you if necessary.
    • Only quality toys in good condition.
    • No soft toys please.
    • Puzzles & games must have all the pieces.
    • Battery operated toys must have batteries so they can be tested.
    • Indoor toys only.
    • No toy weapon & guns and no freebie toys (Mc Donalds, etc.) please!
    • Reasonable size : they have to be displayed on a table.
  • You can either receive a gift voucher for the rest of the amount to purchase new children’s books from the Magical Cafe or you can donate it all to the charity. Vouchers will be available to collect from December 14.
  • Collect your book vouchers and unsold toys between December 14 & 22, during normal opening hours. Or leave your toys as a donation for the charity.

Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas!


Here comes Christmas !

Let’s get in the mood for Christmas with a special magical day at the Cafe! Join us on Sunday December 4 for a full program of activities to prepare for this wonderful time of the year.

All day long, enjoy some festive shopping, Christmas tea, cake & cupcakes. There will also be fresh soup, quiche and open sandwiches for lunch.

10:30 – 12:00 | Christmas Stories (in English)

  • Christmas story time with our favorite story teller Jeanne Darling
  • Write your own letter to Santa! Rudolph the red nose reindeer will help deliver it to Father Christmas
  • Make some Xmas crafts to decorate your home for this special season
  • Mini Christmas Cupcake Decorating workshop
  • Little Christmas gift

For children from 2 to 5 years old.

Price: 35 CHF

14:00 – 15:30 | Musical Christmas (in English & German)

  • Musical session with Janine from Musenciel Music School
  • Sing cosy Christmas songs in English & German
  • Move & Dance to fun Christmas tunes
  • Create your own Christmas rainbow bell hand kite
  • Mini Christmas Cupcake Decorating workshop
  • Little Christmas gift

For children from 1,5 to 5 years old.

Price : 35 CHF

Practical info

On Sunday December 4 at the Magical Cafe, in Basel.

Reserve your spot as places are limited!

To book, please send an email to with the following info :

  • what session you wish to attend
  • your phone number
  • the name and age of participating children
  • the number of accompanying adults


Zumbini is an early childhood education program that uses original music and movement to promote cognitive, social, fine/gross motor skill and emotional development, all while creating a strong bonding experience for families.

  • Fine and gross motor skill development

Your child will be constantly moving during Zumbini class, developing their fine motor skills with small movements such as playing instruments, and their gross motor skills when performing large ones, such as dancing.

  • Social development

The interactive nature of this live class and mixed-aged format ensures highly impactful social interaction for children of the 0-4 age range.

  • Cognitive development

The mix of music and movement stimulates both sides of your child’s brain and forces them to draw patterns between the songs and activities in class. Furthermore, your child will use logic and reasoning to replicate the activities that he or she watches you do, such as wave a scarf or shake an egg shaker.

  • Emotional development

In addition to singing about how we feel, the variety of tempos and rhythms in the music will cause your child tofeel a wide range of different emotions during class, stimulating their emotional development at this critical age.

This class is led by Trixie. It is currently full but a new session will run from 18 October to 6 December. You can already book your spot!

Practical info

➡️ On Tuesdays 10.00 to 10.45 at the Magical Cafe (Basel).

➡️ For children from 0 to 4 years old, with a parent.

➡️ Info, price & booking :



Connected & Contented

What do you get if you combine babies and toddlers with song and movement, yoga and massage, vocal play and baby sign language? You get connected and contented babies and parents, with a lot of laughter, cuddles, new ideas and fun activities to repeat at home.

Connected and Contented sessions supports parents or caregivers in meeting one of children’s fundamental needs – that of connection. We use baby sign language, touch and movement, listening skills and verbal play, wrapped up in music and song to help connections between adult and baby flourish.

Each session covers a mixture of activities, tailored to suit the age and energy levels of each child, including:

  • Baby sign language
  • Infant massage
  • Baby and toddler yoga
  • Songs, rhymes and instrument play
  • Dancing and movement
  • Serve and return” games

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This activity is presented by Susie Atkinson. Susie is a qualified and experienced Baby Signing Instructor, Mother and Baby Yoga Teacher, Kindermusik Teacher, Baby Wearing Consultant and Child Birth Educator. She has been working with families in Basel for fifteen years and loves supporting and cherishing families as they grow and develop. Nothing makes her happier than watching babies and their caregivers blossom in their enjoyment of each other.

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Practical info

➡️ On Friday mornings 10.00-10.45 at the Magical Cafe (Basel).

➡️ Sessions are suitable for babies and children of all ages, and for multiple siblings.

➡️ Price : 25CHF per family / session.

➡️ Please register online here or contact Susie Atkinson via for more information.

Prenatal yoga

Prenatal yoga is a unique practice, allowing you to mindfully connect to your baby and to marvel at the powers of your own mama-body.
Prenatal yoga also helps alleviate the common discomforts of pregnancy through sequences built specifically for second- and third-trimester accompanied by conscious breathing.
More importantly, prenatal yoga brings you back from the stress and noise of daily life to a space where you can connect with the wonder of creating and sustaining a new life within. Maybe you have a high-pressure job, or you have one or two other little ones at home… or both! This is the space to build strength and flexibility, to recover energy and also to relax and truly rest.
This class is led by Amancaya & Lara. More info on

Practical info

➡️ On Tuesdays from 12:15 to 13:15 at the Magical Cafe (Basel).

➡️ For more info & to registrer, contact Amancaya or Lara on whatsapp: Amancaya – 078 949 1369 / Lara – 079 319 8831