Mini fun – 21 places for children in Berlin
Unfortunately, these prejudices about Berlin are true
You don’t always have to push the stroller to the same playground. Berlin offers a lot of cool mini fun to entertain its children. Here we have 21 tips that parents also like. Nora Tabel, Carolin Weinkopf and Hauptstadtmutti helped. Thank you very much!
© Pexels | Jens Mahnke gamble in the computer games museum
In the computer games museum, you can take a colorful journey through time through gaming history and gamble what it takes. In total there are over 300 exhibits in the exhibition – from rare original slot machines from the 80s with retro games such as Donkey Kong or Space Invaders up to current 3D games. A visit is worthwhile for young and old: Some adults are as happy as a small child when they see the game classics of their childhood.
- Karl-Marx-Allee 93A, 10243 Berlin
- Daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- 9 €, from 6 p.m. 7 €; reduced: 6 €, from 6 p.m. 5 €; Family ticket: 19 €, from 6 p.m. 16 € (max. 5 people, max. 2 adults)
- More info
© Kristen Murray | FlickrCC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Sprinkle with water on Forckenbeckplatz
In summer, along with all the other park habits, a benevolent pair of stone elephants can be sprinkled with cold water. Apart from that, there is a playground with a half pipe, a stone ramp for climbing and a water feature for damming rivers.
- Forckenbeckplatz, 10249 Berlin
- Always open
© Kerstin Musl Chilling and doing sports in the park at Gleisdreieck
A must in every season, preferably with sun! The park is a gigantic recreation area with seven play, fitness and sports areas. Heaps of meadow, sand, concrete and rubber floors can be explored. There is a skate area with a BMX bowl to take part in or marvel at, streetball baskets, a football cage, trampolines, water features, lots of passable paths and even a natural play garden to climb trees. The best? Nowhere is it too crowded, because all of this is spread over an incredible 31.5 hectares, divided into three parts of the park.
- Park am Gleisdreieck
- Möckernstrasse 26, 10963 Berlin
- Always open
© Pixabay Look at planes, boats and cars in the German Museum of Technology
The classic from autumn to winter has real boats, planes, old cars and two locomotive sheds with even older trains! What more do you want?! A lot can be touched and climbed, which makes this excursion interesting even for under 3 year olds. For the older ones there is old photo technology to see and also a jewelry and printing workshop shows their craft. Here you can spend hours without seeing boredom in the children’s faces.
- German Museum of Technology
- Trebbiner Strasse 9, 10963 Berlin
- Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Admission: 8 €, reduced 4 €
© Cindy Dessau Children’s farm in Görlitzer Park
A real farm against sterile city life. There are large puddles, a lot of dirt, a small water playground, space for climbing and many different animals to stroke and look at. Older children can really get involved and get involved on the farm, the site is accessible to everyone free of charge. There are various working groups and workshops and, in addition to animal and garden care, daily homework help.
- Children’s farm on the Görlitzer e.V..
- Wiener Str.59b, 10999 Berlin
- Summer opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm, Wednesday closed; in winter: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Wednesday
@ Kerstin Musl splashing in the hamam for women
In winter, the children miss their water playgrounds. Children’s day in the Turkish women’s hamam is Thursday! Here the kids can splash, splash and of course be washed extensively, while mom can enjoy washing, care and sauna. Bath toys are given.
- Hamam Berlin
- Mariannenstrasse 6, 10997 Berlin
- Monday: 3pm to 11pm, Tuesday to Sunday: 12pm to 11pm
- Kese (traditional Turkish peeling) from 14 euros
Climbing in the play room
Especially in winter, the playroom is a good place to go with children who still have a lot of energy too much. There is a large climbing cube in the back of the café that holds slides, tunnels, climbing nets and balls – on several levels. A classic area for children under 3 can be found in the front part. And: coffee!
- Schliemannstrasse 37, 10437 Berlin
- Monday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
© Matze Hielscher Sporteln in the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn sports park
All year round you can either shoot the ball through the area on the two artificial grass soccer fields or watch other clubs chasing goals. It is best to take a blanket, a ball and food with you and see what is going on on site.
- Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn sports park
- Cantianstrasse 24, 10437 Berlin
- Always open
© MACHmit! Museum On the giant climbing shelf in the MACHmit! Climb museum
Like many other museums, this children’s museum has changing exhibition themes that are also interestingly prepared for adults. The absolute highlight remains – in addition to the small but fine mirror labyrinth (parents or other caregivers absolutely have to go in, it is extremely funny), the soap workshop and the printing house – the gigantic climbing shelf under the church roof.
- MACHmit! museum
- Senefelderstrasse 5, 10437 Berlin
- Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- € 5.50 per person from 3 years, reduced € 3.50 for children from 2 years
- More info
© Matze Hielscher Take a walk in the village of Marzahn
You think it’s a fairy tale, but in fact there is a real village in Marzahn. Between the prefabricated buildings there is Alt-Marzahn with a proper village street, church, rectory and even a windmill. The Alt-Marzahner are happy about every visit from the city. In the Dorfkrug you get into conversation quickly and if you ask politely at the info point, the church will be opened and the child can play on the organ.
- Village church Marzahn
- Alt-Marzahn 61, 12685 Berlin
- Arrival by tram 18, M8 or bus 154, 192
© Brae Talon trains look at the main station
The entertainment value of Berlin Central Station should not be underestimated. Here you can combine the completely forgotten weekend shopping with fun, games and excitement for the child. There is a lot to experience in the tower station on five floors. The second upper and second basement, in which S-Bahn, regional and long-distance traffic follow its paths, are particularly preferred. 14 tracks full of hustle and bustle with a wide variety of trains that no children’s textbook in the world can replace. Tip: with a pizza on hand and a well-timed travel schedule, walk the tracks from left to right and from top to bottom.
- Central Station
- Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin
- Always open
© Felix Kayser Romp on the hidden playground on Oranienburger Straße
You have to know exactly where the Krausnickpark is located, otherwise you just walk past. If you turn into the house entrance at Oranienburger Straße 19/20, there is a beautiful mini-park where you would expect garbage cans and bicycles. The children are protected from the houses and the parents from the street noise. You can pack yourself in hammocks while the kids dig in the sand or stroll through the beds planted by the local residents.
- Krausnick Park
- Oranienburger Strasse 19/20, Berlin
- Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Frog prince and Cinderella in the Firlefanz puppet theater
The name is awesome. The great classics have been played in the small theater since 1982. Cinderella, frog prince and the puss in boots and all with handmade dolls. There is even an opera for the very experimental. The visit is suitable for children from the age of 4.
- Puppet theater Firlefanz
- Sophienstrasse 10, 10178 Berlin
- Every day
- Admission: children € 5, adults € 10
© BertaBerlin In the Volkspark Hasenhe >
Here you can go sledding in winter and slouch on the meadow in summer. The animal enclosure with donkeys, horses, peacocks, goats, chickens, llamas, two camels and many other animals is relatively well hidden on the edge of the park (always by your nose!). There are also several beautiful, large playgrounds, the legendary Hasenschänke and plenty of space to breathe and play football. Pony rides are offered on weekends when the weather is nice.
- Hasenheide, 12049 Berlin
- Opening times in summer: daily from 9 am to 7.30 pm; in winter: daily from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
© Brae Talon Allmende-Kontor on Tempelhofer Feld
Since the former airport closed, Berliners have grown herbs and vegetables here in the open air and vied for the status of the most creative bed. The site is freely accessible and anyone who behaves can touch and use everything as long as everything is left as it was found. Ideal for children to hide and discover.
- Tempelhofer Feld
- Tempelhofer Damm 90, 12101 Berlin
- Opening times: approx. Every day from sunrise to sunset
- More info
© Max Müller Animals are petting at the Pinke Panke children’s farm
As soon as it gets warm, all Pankowers are there at least once a week. There are funny pigs, geese and donkeys and freshly baked cakes on weekends. The animals can be petted and the yard is very charming and untidy.
- Children’s farm Pinke Panke
- Am Bürgerpark 15-18, Berlin
- Monday: rest day, Tuesday – Friday: 12 noon – 5.30pm, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 10 am–5.30pm
© Jacks Fun World Bouncy castles and slide paradise at Jacks Fun World Closed
This is not for parents with weak nerves. On 4000 square meters there are bouncy castles, tube slides, toboggan runs and the longest cable car in Berlin. On Saturday and Sunday there is a stage show to take part in.
- Jacks Fun World
- Miraustrasse 38, 13509 Berlin-Reinickendorf
- Closed on Mondays, Tuesday – Friday 2 pm to 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Admission: € 7, reduced € 3
Riding and walking in Lübars
A family outing like you used to do with your own parents is possible here. Walks in the nature reserve, petting horses and riding horses, eating ice cream and finally sitting in the village pub and drinking a lemonade. A great Sunday outing.
- Lübars family farm
- Fasanerie 10, 13469 Berlin
© Brae Talon south site
Here you can experience up close how nature is gradually recapturing its habitat on an old railway site. There is a permanent presentation of the play “Fräulein Brehms Tierleben” for children from the age of 8 in the former beautiful locomotive hall. From April you can be guided through the park. But even so you can discover a lot between the trees, trains and rails.
- Schöneberger Südgelände Nature Park
- Prellerweg 47-49, Schöneberg
- Opening times: daily from 9:00 a.m. until nightfall
© Brae Talon Experience nature in the FEZ
Wuhlheide alone is worth a trip in any weather. There is a lot of regional wildlife to watch in the sun or snow – or you can build a hut out of fallen branches in the middle of the forest. In addition to all the trees, you can visit the House of Nature and Environment, the model park or the park railway that is still moving. The FEZ also has a comprehensive program, outdoor and indoor playgrounds and swimming pools in the middle of the green oasis. Highlight: the orbital in Fez: a highly modern space center for children from 8 years!
- FEZ Wuhlheide
- Street to FEZ 2, 12459 Berlin
© Brae Talon On a journey of discovery into the labyrinth children’s museum
An interactive pleasure for children from three to eleven years old and parents who want to end a conversation undisturbed in the attached café. The children’s museum is more like a large discovery paradise, in which the child can move his body extensively. The motto is very clear here "Learn by doing it yourself" and the changing exhibition themes are also implemented in the same way.
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