Looking for some kid-friendly fun? We’ve gathered Berlin’s best spots for kids to play, skate, climb, swim, create and learn at, from family field trips in the sun to indoor activities where they can go all-out. Come rain or shine, this is your ultimate guide to Berlin with children.
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Museums and theatres
A branch of the Jewish Museum, ANOHA caters specifically to kids. It has a real emphasis immersive, interactive exhibits and a whole Noah’s Ark of animals made from recycled object. The installations are specifically designed to engage with the five senses, giving your child a way to experience history that is as educational as it is fun. Just watch out – it can be hard to get a ticket!
- ANOHA – die Kinderwelt des Jüdischen Museums Berlin Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohnplatz 1, 10969 Berlin, details.
German Spy Museum
Kids with an interest in what goes on behind the scenes of history can learn all there is to know about espionage at the German Spy Museum. Crack codes, hack websites and navigate a laser maze – all in a day’s work for a secret agent!
- German Spy Museum Leipziger Platz 9, 10117 Berlin, details.
Want to take your kid for a day out, but can’t tear them away from their video games? Meet them half-way with a trip to the Computer-Game Museum. Learn about the history of video games by playing everything from arcade classics like Space Invaders to VR experiences with the Oculus Rift.
- Computerspielemuseum Karl-Marx-Allee 93a, 10243 Berlin, details.
MACHmit! Museum for children
Encompassing history, art and everything in between, the MACHmit! Museum for children offers interactive installations, workshops and play areas to give kids hands-on and fun-filled learning experiences.
- MACHmit! Museum für Kinder Senefelderstr. 5, 10437 Berlin, details.
Aspiring astronomers can have out-of-this-world fun at Berlin’s planetariums. Learn about the evolution of astronomy, take a stroll down the milky way and investigate cosmic anomalies.
- Archenhold-Sternwarte Alt-Treptow 1, 12435 Berlin
- Planetarium am Insulaner Munsterdamm 90, 12169 Berlin
- Zeiss-Grossplanetarium Prenzlauer Allee 80, 10405 Berlin, details.
The city may be a concrete jungle, but did you know there’s an actual jungle not far from here, too? Biosphere Potsdam allows you to learn about tropical plants, explore landscapes and spot exotic animals in their 5000 m² indoor rainforest.
- Biosphere Potsdam Georg-Hermann-Allee 99, 14469 Potsdam, details.
The Humboldt Museum offers special exhibits and activities designed for children and families, including guided tours, picture book readings, workshops and more. At their regular drop-in sessions, your kid can start making things with the supervision of museum staff.
- Humboldt Museum Schlossplatz, 10178 Berlin, details.
Science Center Spectrum
The Science Center Spectrum at the Deutsches Technikmuseum allows kids of all ages to learn the fundamentals of science and technology at 150 different experiment-stations.
- Science Center Spectrum – Deutsches Technikmuseum Trebbiner Str. 9, 10963 Berlin, details.
Museum of Communication
Your kids may be too young to remember a time where hand-written letters were the norm, but that’s all the more reason to take them to the world’s oldest postal museum: Berlin’s Museum of Communication. Learn how people from around the globe have communicated throughout history and make friends with robots in the atrium!
- Museum of Communication Leipziger Str. 16, 10117 Berlin, details.
Natural History Museum Potsdam
In addition to their standard exhibition, the Naturkundemuseum Potsdam also offers activities that are fun for the whole family. Discover different species on a highlight-tour, use microscopes to glimpse tiny critters, catch a live fish-feeding in the aquarium and much more!
- Naturkundemuseum Potsdam Breite Str. 13, 14467 Potsdam, details.
Not only is this the oldest zoo in Germany, but it also boasts the largest variety of species of any zoo in the world. Take your kids for a chance to see the only giant pandas in the country!
- Zoologischer Garten Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, details.
In addition to the familiar faces you’d expect to see on a day at the zoo, Tierpark Berlin has also opened a portal to prehistory with Dinoworld, a special exhibit running until October 2023. Discover some of the parallels between dinosaurs and the species we know today!
- Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde Am Tierpark 125, 10319 Berlin, details.
Whether you explore the exhibits on your own or take part in a family workshop, Futurium offers children and adults alike glimpses into what the future may hold. Learn about science, culture, politics and more through exhibits, labs and forum discussions.
- Futurium Alexanderufer 2, 10117 Berlin, details.
Museum of Unheard (of) Things
A collection of curiosities, the Museum of Unheard (of) Things displays and tells the stories of seemingly trivial things, offering unique and personal insights through text and object for a museum experience unlike any other.
- Museum of Unheard (of) Things Crellestr. 5-6, 10827 Berlin, details.
Museum für Naturkunde
Uncover dinosaur fossils, traverse the solar system and see evolution in action at the Museum für Naturkunde! With regular events made for children, it’s the perfect place for a family field trip.
- Museum für Naturkunde Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, details.
Become an expert on natural phenomena through interactive exhibits and experiments like taking a thermal image-selfie, freezing your own shadow and building mazes for mice.
- Extavium Am Kanal 57, 14467 Potsdam, details.
Introduce your child to the orchestral collection at the Klingendes Museum. Join an open workshop to test out different instruments together, sign your tot up for a piccolo-workshop or take on something a little more challenging in a ‘grande’ workshop for older kids and adults.
- Klingendes Museum Behmstr. 13, 13357 Berlin, details.
Barnim Panorama Wandlitz
Part nature centre, part agricultural museum, Barnim Panorama Wandlitz offers engaging exhibits and activities revolving around the historical, scientific and social dimensions of country life, including the impacts of agriculture on our climate.
- Barnim Panorama Wandlitz Breitscheidstr. 8–9, 16348 Wandlitz, details.
Puppet Theatre Felicio
From Greek myths to Grimm’s fairy tales, catching a show at Puppet Theatre Felicio is a colourful and fun way for children to experience classic stories.
- Puppet Theatre Felicio Schivelbeiner Str. 45, 10439 Berlin, details.
Puppet Theatre Museum
At the Puppet Theatre Museum, children can learn about the history of puppet theatre, peek behind the curtain and even play with puppets themselves! With different tours tailored to different ages, big kids and little ones alike can play, learn and have fun.
- Puppet Theatre Museum Karl-Marx-Str. 135, 12043 Berlin, details.
Learn about the history and processes of agriculture, make friends with farm animals, take part in craft workshops and more at Domäne Dahlem.
- Domäne Dahlem Königin-Luise-Str. 49, 14195 Berlin, details.
A theme park for cinephiles, Filmpark Babelsberg lets you immerse yourself in movie magic. Stroll through sets, catch live stunt shows, or hop on rides!
- Filmpark Babelsberg Joseph-von-Sternberg-Str. 1a, D-14482 Potsdam, details.
Experience what life was like in the middle ages through a tour of Museumsdorf Düppel. With the backdrop of a mediaeval village, learn how our ancestors made clothes, built houses, practised agriculture and lived their lives.
- Museumsdorf Düppel Clauertstr. 11, 14163 Berlin (Zehlendorf), details.
Introduce your family to classic and world-renowned pieces of musical theatre at the komische Oper.
- komische Oper Behrenstr. 55-57, 10117 Berlin, details.
Curious about what goes on under all the cobblestone streets and U-Bahn tracks? Berliner Unterwelten gives tours of Berlin’s historic underground bunkers, tunnels and other facilities to give people of all ages a look beneath the city’s surface.
- Berliner Unterwelten Brunnenstr. 105, 13355 Berlin, details.
Tour one of Europe’s most well-preserved Renaissance fortresses, discover mediaeval artefacts and enjoy live performances at the Spandau Citadel. Medievalists of all ages rejoice!
- Spandau Citadel Am Juliusturm 64, 13599 Berlin, details.
With 25 interactive exhibitions and programs covering a wide range of subjects, this children’s museum is perfect for birthday parties or family field trips.
- Labyrinth Kindermuseum Osloer Str. 12, 13359 Berlin, details.
What kid doesn’t love legos? Treat yours to a trip to Legoland, where they can play, build, and enjoy a colourful variety of themed attractions.
- Legoland Potsdamer Str. 4, 10785 Berlin, details.
Indoor playgrounds & activities
Play with toys, jump around in the bounce house or take a dive in the ball pit – Kinderkiste is an indoor playground that has it all. Find out what fun surprises are in store!
- Kinderkiste Kaiser-Wilhelm-Str. 28, 12247 Berlin-Lankwitz, details.
Tommy’s Turbulente Tobewelt
For your daredevils-in-training, the painfully alliterative but playful Tommy’s Turbulente Tobewelt offers rides for tots as young as two. They also have slides, bouncy castles and an arcade.
- Tommy Kindertobeland Roelckestr. 105, 13088 Berlin, details.
All aboard! Treat your child to a ride on the mini indoor railroad track, a cruise on a pedal car and other exciting attractions at JOLOs Kinderwelt.
- JOLOs Kinderwelt Am Tempelhofer Berg 7d, 10965 Berlin, details.
An indoor playground with a mediaeval theme, Ritterland is a fortress of fun, including jungle gyms, climbing walls, bouncy castles and more. Adventure awaits!
- Ritterland Richard-Tauber-Damm 36, 12277 Berlin, details.
Jump for joy at Berlin’s largest indoor trampoline hall. JUMP House includes a variety of attractions, from freejumping across a room full of interconnecting trampolines to zooming through the air on their eleven-metre indoor zipline.
- JUMP House Berlin Miraustraße 38, 13509 Berlin, details.
For those looking to train their gymnastics skills, SPRUNG.RAUM Berlin offers kids eight and up the chance to learn tricks of the trade from trampoline professionals.
- SPRUNG.RAUM Malteserstr. 139-142, 12277 Berlin, details.
From beginners to experts and tots to teens, kids interested in bouldering can go to Boulderworx for a training course or go straight to free climbing – either way, experienced staff will be there to help them along the way.
- Boulderworx Berliner Str. 46, 10713 Berlin, details.
At climbing gym Magic Mountain, parents can watch their kids reach new heights or get in on the fun themselves by signing up for a family climbing course.
- Magic Mountain Böttgerstr. 20, 13357 Berlin, details.
The only indoor skatepark in Berlin, Skatehalle offers dynamic terrains that are great for skaters of all kinds, including BMX-ers and wheelchair users. For beginners, they also offer both private and group courses suitable for children ages four and up.
- Skatehalle Berlin Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, details.
Those who prefer ice to asphalt can enjoy some seasonal skating at icedout Berlin, either on their outdoor 400-metre-ring or their indoor ice skating rink.
- icedout Fritz-Wildung-Straße 9, 14199 Berlin, details.
Aspiring racers 12 and up can start their engines and go for a joy ride on the city’s largest indoor go-kart track at Berlin Kart.
- Berlin Kart Werbellinstraße 50, 12053 Berlin, details.
The ever-popular “Kinderwald” area of the Bouldergarten is for particularly fearless thrill-loving kids: they have several options from walls to rings to ropes so all ages are challenged on their way to the top.
- Bouldergarten Thiemannstr. 1, 12059 Berlin, details.
Ingrid’s Ceramic-Painting Studio – Keramikbemalen.berlin
Whether you’re looking to give a gift with a personal touch or want to add some colour to your kitchenware collection, let your kids get creative with an afternoon of pottery-painting at Ingrid’s Ceramic Studio.
- Ingrids Keramikmalstudio – Keramikbemalen.berlin Wilhelmsmühlenweg 6, 12621 Berlin, details.
Blacklight Mini Golf
Schwartzlichtzone is taking mini golf to the max with blacklights that make its 18 unique courses really shine.
- Schwartzlichtzone – Minigolf.Musik.More Görlitzer Str. 1, 10997 Berlin, details.
The Bright Site bouldering hall isn’t as new as the others, but the staff make up for it in care and cheer. The youngest kids have their own climbing area, eventually gaining access to the full building when they turn nine. Bright Site also has a nice outdoor climbing area, hosts birthday parties and even accepts entire Kita groups.
- Bright Site Wilhelm-Kabus-Str. 40, 10829 Berlin, details.
FEZ Berlin – Child, youth & family centre
Looking for fun activities and attractions that are as exciting as they are educational? There’s always something going on at FEZ. From the Alice Museum for Children to the indoor swimming pool, there’s plenty of indoor fun to be found.
- FEZ Berlin Str. zum FEZ 2, D-12459 Berlin, details.
A repurposed 18-metre tall elevated bunker, Der Kegel (or ‘the cone’) offers bouldering and rock climbing courses for both adults and children at various levels of expertise.
- Der Kegel Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, details.
Located right by FEZ, Kletterwald Wulheide is Berlin’s first high ropes course. Children ages seven and up can brave wobbly bridges, zoom down a zipline and swing from tree to tree while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Wulheide forest.
- Kletterwald Wuhlheide An der Wuhlheide 199, 12459 Berlin, details.
High ropes, trampolines and more at BeachMitte
An oasis of indoor and outdoor recreation in the middle of Berlin, at BeachMitte you can play beach volleyball, bounce in their indoor trampoline halls, climb their high ropes courses and more.
- BeachMitte/MountMitte Caroline-Michaelis-Str. 8, 10115 Berlin; IndoorBeach Center/MyJump 13435 Berlin, details.
High ropes in Jungfernheide
Volkspark Jungfernheide is the second largest in Berlin and is full of fun activities and attractions – including forest high ropes courses thrilling for Berliners big and small. Climb to the top of Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide and let us know how the weather is up there!
- Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide Heckerdamm 260, 13627 Berlin, details.
InSideOut – Children & youth centre
InSideOut offers both indoor and outdoor areas for children of all ages to play and have fun in, including football fields, playgrounds, an orchard and much more.
- InSideOut Rudolf-Mosse-Str. 11, 14197 Berlin, details.
Petting zoo Görlitzer Park
For a more hands-on experience with animals, stop by Görlitzer Park’s petting zoo. Make some adorable new friends of all shapes and sizes, from bunnies to ponies.
- Kinderbauernhof auf dem Görlitzer e. V. Wiener Str. 59b, 10999 Berlin, details.
Recreational Park Lübars
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with a day out on Reinickendorf’s highest mountain. Enjoy an unforgettable view as your kids explore playgrounds and make some fluffy new friends at the Alte Fasanerie petting zoo.
- Freizeit- und Erholungspark Lübars Quickborner Str., 13469 Berlin, details.
Spend the day putting away at Citygolf Berlin’s 16 unique minigolf courses.
- Citygolf Berlin Wittenbergerstr. 50, 12689 Berlin, details.
Toboggan run down the northern slope of the Insulaner
If your kids need a little outdoor action on a snowy day, the North face of the Insulaner is home to Berlin’s longest toboggan run at 220 metres. For young kids – or just the ones with a reasonable fear of heights – there’s also a shorter slope closer to the base of the hill.
- Rodelbahn am Insulaners Munsterdamm 90, 12169 Berlin, details.
Want the best view of Berlin, but that pesky thing called gravity is getting you down? Take a ride on the World balloon and see how many Berlin landmarks you can spot from 150 metres in the air!
- World balloon Zimmerstr. 100, 10117 Berlin, details.
Baum & Bogen
At Baum & Bogen, kids don’t just learn how to shoot arrows – they build their own bows. Learn from expert archers and see if you can get a bullseye!
- Baum & Bogen Kaskelstr. 55, 10317 Berlin, details.
Adventure park Kuhfuss
This is no ordinary playground: Kuhfuss offers kids a place to relax and play as well as workshops where they can learn useful skills like woodworking and gardening.
- Bauspielplatz Kuhfuss Karl-Kunger-Str. 29, 12435 Berlin, details.
Mellowpark encompasses 60.000m² worth of BMX tracks, half-pipes, basketball courts and more for athletes of all ages.
- Mellowpark An d. Wuhlheide 250, 12459 Berlin, details.
Water Museum and Workshop
Enter the splash zone at the Water Museum and Workshop to play with, experiment on and learn about water in all its forms. Or just get really good at throwing sponges at targets. That’s fun, too.
- Wassermuseum/-werkstatt Dillenburger Str. 57 (Tor2), 14199 Berlin, details.
Take a swim
You don’t need to plan a trip to the beach to give your child the opportunity to learn how to surf – just head over to Wellenwerk. Their adaptable indoor wave pools and beginners’ courses make them a totally tubular surf-destination for children as young as six years old.
- Wellenwerk Landsberger Allee 270, 10367 Berlin, details.
Swim, schwitz and slide to your heart’s content at TURM, an indoor waterpark and wellness centre just outside of Berlin that offers fun for the whole family.
- TURM ErlebnisCity André-Pican-Str. 42, 16515 Oranienburg, details.
Tropical Islands Waterpark
While not technically in Berlin, this resort is well worth a daytrip, offering all the fun and relaxation of a trip to the tropics without the need for air travel. Enjoy waterslides, explore the indoor rainforest and much more!
- Tropical Islands Tropical-Islands-Allee 1, 15910 Krausnick, details.
Indoor and outdoor bathing in Spandau Süd
Want to take a swim a little closer to home? Kombibad Spandau Süd has a 50 metre indoor pool, plus a separate area for their two diving boards. And when the weather is finally warm enough, you can work on your tan by the Sommerbad while your kids have a blast on the 20 metre water slide.
- Kombibad Spandau Süd Gatower Str. 19, 13595 Berlin-Spandau, details.
Wave pool at the Spreewaldplatz
With a 17 metre wave pool, a diving area and a slide for little ones, Wellenbad Spreewaldplatz can be enjoyed by kids of all ages year-round.
- Wellenbad Spreewaldplatz Wiener Str. 59H, 10999 Berlin, details.
Pools aren’t the only place in Berlin to go for a swim in. The Schlachtensee is a popular destination for summer fun where you can swim, rent boats, and grab food and drinks at the Biergarten.
- Schlachtensee Fischerhüttenstr. 136, 14163 Berlin, details.
Okay, so this one’s technically in Brandenburg, but there’s a reason people from Berlin flock to it on hot summer days. Located in a serene natural landscape, it’s the perfect escape from fast-paced city life.
- Leipnitzsee Am Liepnitzsee, 16348 Wandlitz, details.
Brandenburg’s second largest natural lake is the perfect place for motorboating, sailing, surfing and wakeboarding.
- Scharmützelsee 15526 Bad Saarow, 15864 Wendisch Rietz, 15859 Storkow, details.
With eight different public bathing spots to choose from, the Werbellinsee has a lot to offer, including beaches where you can play sports, playgrounds, ice cream trucks and snack bars.
- Werbellinsee 16247 Joachimsthal, Brandenburg.
The largest manmade lake in Europe is surrounded by campsites, beach hotels, bike paths and plenty of other opportunities for family fun.
- Senftenberger Seelandschaft 01968 Senftenberg, Brandenburg, details.
Parks and playgrounds
Located in the middle of Gesundbrunnen, Humboldthain park was once the site of military bunkers and anti-aircraft guns. Now you can take tours of the wartime facilities or enjoy the beautiful park and rose garden above.
- Humboldthain park Brunnenstr., 13357 Berlin.
Robin Hood playground
Conquer mediaeval towers and treehouses at Rudow’s Robin Hood playground, or explore the surrounding park’s basketball courts, picnic areas and other fun features.
- Robin Hood Spielplatz Rudow Elfriede-Kuhr-Str. 7, 12355 Berlin.
Bouldering, beach volleyball, barbecuing and more – get some sun and fresh air at Berlin’s oldest public park.
- Friedrichshain park Am Friedrichshain 1, 10407 Berlin.
Pirate ship playground
Right across from Castle Charlottenburg, a pirate ship looms over the Spree. Climb aboard and say ahoy to secret treasure.
- Piratenschiff-Spielplatz Tegeler Weg 97, 14059 Berlin.
The park, castle and gardens aren’t the only nice views in store here; the aptly-named ‘Peacock Island’ is also home to some feathery friends. Tour gothic ruins, sit by the water and see if the peacocks strolling the island unfurl their plumage!
- Peacock Island Nikolskoer Weg, 14109 Berlin, details.
A dragon is guarding its hoard in Friedrichshain. Those brave enough to get close can climb on his back and hitch a ride back down on his tail, and on a hot summer day there’s a water pump to help you cool off after a hard day of dragon-riding.
- Drachenspielplatz Friedrichshain Schreinerstr. 48/49, 10247 Berlin.
Gärten der Welt
Tour authentic gardens inspired by different countries from around the world right here in Berlin.
- Gärten der Welt Blumberger Damm 44, 12685 Berlin, details.
Originally planned to be a zoo, Rehberge park is now a place where indigenous species like deer and wild boar can be observed in their natural habitats. The park also boasts one of the largest open-air cinemas in Berlin with 1,500 seats.
- Rehberge park Afrikanische Str. / Otawistr., 13351 Berlin.
Visit this beautiful natural landscape with over 100 lakes, rivers and creeks, springs, marshes, valleys, hills and villages. Discover the heart of the region just South-East of Berlin through one of the wide range of tours available, including everything from biking to boating.
- Naturpark Dahme-Heideseen Arnold-Breithor-Str. 8, 15754 Heidesee, details.
Arkonaplatz playground and flea market
This playground is made up of towers, a tunnel slide, rickety bridges, trampolines and plenty more fun features that let your kids let off some steam. On Sundays, Arkonaplatz is also home to a flea market that’s fun for the whole family.
- Arkonaplatz playground Arkonaplatz 6-7, 10435 Berlin.