Wonderful sunshine! We have been waiting for this for a long time! Everyone wants to get some sun, enjoy the fresh air and move outside. Especially the children have a special urge to move in spring and are happy when you play with them outside. That’s why I’ve created the ultimate list of 10 outdoor activities with children for Munich and Bavaria. If you want to know more about the location or the place, just click on the link – you will then be directed to the detailed article or to my blogpost.
1 Crown Prince Garden (Nymphenburger Park)
Kronprinzengarten is a rectangular area and was renovated as a “playground” for little Ludwig I, the later king. But it is not a playground in the modern sense: here there is only a meadow, a small stream, a big, very old tree, which stretches its branches over the meadow and a former playhouse, called “Hexenhaus”. Nevertheless, children can play wonderfully here, splash in the water, let ships swim, throw stones into the water, climb the tree or have a picnic. In the Crown Prince Garden there is a special energy, beautiful light and a very pleasant atmosphere! #Walking with pleasure
2 Botanical garden (Nymphenburg)
And if it gets too cramped for you in the Crown Prince Garden, it’s only a stone’s throw to the Botanical Garden. There’s always something going on here! In winter there is an exhibition “Tropical Butterflies”. In spring and summer, when so many beautiful plants and flowers bloom in the Botanical Garden, the children really enjoy romping around, enjoying nature and going for a walk.
3 play actions in the Munich parks
This initiative of the Department of Education and Sport of the City of Munich takes place from May to October. These are the free play afternoons, which the sports office offers every Sunday between 14:30 and 18:00 clock in different Munich parks. The offer addresses itself to children, young people and adults – each family, for which movement in the free one stands in the center, will come here at their expense! You can try out movement games with and without equipment in the Ost-, West-, Luitpoldpark and Riemer Park, as well as on the Isar (at the height of the Wittelsbacher Bridge).
4 beer gardens
Since I have children, I prefer the beer gardens with a child-friendly offer. Many beer gardens now have a playground, special menus or even childcare. We like to visit the following beer gardens: Menterschwaige, Hirschgarten, Aumeister, Hofbräukeller at Max-Weber-Platz, Muffathalle or Kugler Alm in Oberhaching. In these beer gardens there are several playgrounds and on weekends a special offer for children, e.g. handicrafts and painting.
5 berry cafés (Lochhausen, Johanneskirchen and Feldmoching)
The berry cafés are no longer a secret. Many families spend their free time here playing, swinging, bobby car racing, petting animals and of course picking berries and snacking! There are also 3 berry cafés in Munich with a straw maze, trampoline, sandbox, water playground and animal enclosure.
6 Poing Game Park
Although the Poing Game Park is open all year round, it is in spring and summer that you have the most fun visiting it! Here you can see many species of animals in their natural habitat – some can be stroked and even fed. The picnic area is very nice, well equipped with tables and benches. There is also an adventure and water playground and even a bird of prey flight demonstration. A guarantee for a successful day outdoors!
7 BergTierPark (near Aying)
Another way to experience a beautiful day in nature is to visit the BergTierPark. Here you can also look at the animals, pet them and feed them. Here you can eat in a small café or chill and grill on the grill meadow. For children there are many wonderful offers: Playgrounds for all ages, a covered sandpit, trampolines, bungee jumping (weekend only), a park rallye and in summer a troll show and performances in the falconry. You’ll also be spoiled with a view of the Alps!
8 Schliersberg Alm (at the Schliersee)
For those who prefer an easy family hike, I recommend the excursion to the Schliersberg Alm. The way to the Alm is easy to master, also for children. But you can also make easy progress with the buggy. Beautiful views over the Schliersee and a great location await us! And a wide range for the children: playgrounds, a great restaurant, trampolines, an alpine scooter, a ball pool and a swimming pool. There is also a summer toboggan run with cable car. If the weather plays along, it is a very successful day in the mountains!
9 Neuschwanstein (Allgaeu)
Yeah, I know, I know, I know. Many don’t dare to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the most famous tourist attraction in Germany, with their children. And I tell you: with a little preparation and good planning it works wonderfully! For the children it is very exciting to visit the impressive castle and to learn something about the extraordinary king. And with the insider tips that I have already published for you on the blog, you will spend a relaxed and happy day. And your children will tell you about this trip for a long time to come!
10 Fire Brigade Museum (Waldkraiburg)
The excursion tip is recommended for those who are interested in different vehicles and of course have a special connection to the fire brigade. In Bavaria’s largest fire brigade museum you can experience the fire brigade history very closely: different cars, helmets and equipment are available to the visitors. Children can even get into some of the vehicles.