Turin Young People

How well-equipped is this city for those raising infants/toddlers? Specifically, are there public places to change diapers, maintained playgrounds, etc?
Turin is not particularly well-equipped in this respect. Generally speaking, in supermarkets and other big shops, there are public places to change diapers, but they aren’t always very clean. Not all of the playgrounds are well-maintained.
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Where can I get a list of reliable childcare providers/nannies?
Via the internet or through word of mouth in your local community.
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Discuss any safety issues for children in this city.
As in every other city, children have to be accompanied and watched. There are no particular safety issues.
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What are the most popular kid-friendly attractions in the area?
There are some zoos, such as Zoom and Pombia. There are also water parks. Located near Turin are the Alpi mountains, which are great for skiing (and where the 2006 Winter Olympic Games were held).
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What are the most popular activities for kids after school or on weekends?
The most popular activities are visiting playgrounds and cinemas and participating in special children’s activities organized by the Region.
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What's it like to be a teenager in this city? Are there any particular challenges I should be aware of as a parent?
As in any other big city, there might be some concerns, but generally this is a safe town.
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Are there any organizations/social groups in the area that cater exclusively to young people ages 12-17?
Yes, the Scouts, and then there are groups called Estate Ragazzi for the summer in which there are animators who take care of children.
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I want my child to get the most out of our stay in this country. Are there any specific opportunities to teach young people about the local culture?
Yes, there is an organization called “Informa Giovani” for teenagers. Also, you can get information from library books and via the internet.
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