Things to do with kids in Berlin

Must-see fun Berlin sights with kids

Berlin is essentially a giant playground for kids. No, really. There are plenty of green spaces such as Tiergarten, Viktoriapark and Volkspark Friedrichshain for them to run around, and they can learn about the city’s history in an entertaining and engaging way at a number of museums. If you’re considering holiday packages to Berlin with the kids in tow, make sure you add our recommended sights and attractions to your itinerary – fun for all the family, there’s something for everyone!

  1. Museum fur Kommunikation
  2. Shakespeare & Sons
  3. Filmpark Babelsberg
  4. Kiezkind
  5. Children’s Museum at the Jewish Museum Berlin
  6. Tiergarten
  7. The 66 Lakes Trail
  8. Gardens of the World

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1. Museum fur Kommunikation

The interesting Museum fur Kommunikation covers all things communication-related, from wax seals to computers. Kids will enjoy the interactive displays where they can learn about the world of communication in a fun, entertaining way. Adults will also enjoy the museum with the temporary exhibitions displaying work by quirky artists.

Best for: Rainy days.

While you’re there: Book onto a specialized family tour.

2. Shakespeare & Sons

Bookworms of all ages can get their fix at Shakespeare & Sons. Don’t speak German? Fear not, as this is the city’s most popular English-language bookshop. There’s a great selection of books for children and adults alike, and you can round off your visit with a bagel at their Fine Bagels cafe. A book and bagel combo? Count us in.

Best for: Bookworms.

While you’re there: Treat yourselves to another snack at Cupcake Berlin.

3. Filmpark Babelsberg

Take a day-trip from Berlin to Potsdam, which has a whole host of things to do and see. Carve out time to pay a visit to the Babelsberg film studios, which is a perfect place to visit with kids. While here, you can discover more about some of Germany’s most famous films which were created here, such as Metropolis and The Blue Angel. You can take in the old sets, be awed by stuntmen and find out more about the special effects. But it’s not all for adults – kids have the Jungle Playground and the Animal Farm to lose themselves in, so it’s a win-win all round!

Best for: Film fans.

While you’re there: An hour or so away is Domane Dahlem, a working farm where kids can meet the animals and find out more about the history of food via interactive displays.

4. Kiezkind

If you’re feeling a little tired after a busy day of exploring Berlin, you deserve to put your feet up. You can’t go far wrong with heading to Kiezkind, a kindercafe, which literally translates as ‘children.s cafe’. While you tuck into a well-deserved slice of cake and coffee, there’s plenty of room for the kids to play. There’s an abundance of toys; a designated sandpit; and tricycles to ride outside.

Best for: Putting your feet up.

While you’re there: Don’t miss the flea markets, which are suitable for all the family.

5. Children’s Museum at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Suitable for ages 3 upwards, the Children’s Museum at the Jewish Museum Berlin is a new addition that will be very much welcomed. While the main Jewish Museum might be a little too harrowing for younger years, their soon-to-open Children’s Museum offers a balanced combination of information and education about the Jewish people’s history. Here, children will learn more about the meaning of Noah’s Ark; while they can ‘meet’ sculptures of the animals, some double up as monkey bars, hammocks and caves, so there’s space to bounce off the energy!

Best for: Hands-on learning.

While you’re there: As kids explore the ark, who knows what treasure they’ll find – or what noises the animals will make!

6. Tiergarten

Located in West Berlin’s Charlottenburg, Tiergarten is one of the best things to do in Berlin with kids. Hire bikes and cycle along the tree-lined paths, kick a ball or throw a frisbee around, or simply tuck into a feast of a picnic! However you choose to enjoy Tiergarten, it’s a large enough space to let the kids’ imaginations run wild, and you’re free to join in or just soak up the peaceful, green ambience of the park!

Best for: Green oasis.

While you’re there: Stop for ice cream.

7. The 66 Lakes Trail

Spanning 416km in length, the 66 Lakes Trail is a series of hiking trails that are good fun for all the family. The route is divided into 17 sections, and each one is doable in a day, so you can decide your own pace! While you walk, take in the forests, waterways and fruit trees.

Best for: Nature lovers.

While you’re there: Start at Brandenburg Gate to take in the top sights.

8. Gardens of the World

The Gardens of the World is the equivalent of a whopping 60 football pitches! Here you can appreciate the Japanese, Middle Eastern and many more themed gardens with their beautiful plants, pleasant streams and intricate streams. Kids can lose themselves in the maze garden and hedge labyrinth.

Best for: Horticulture and fun.

While you’re there: Also in the Gardens of the World is a cable car ride!

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