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What shall we do with the kids?

by Sarita Rao 4 min. 21.11.2020 From our online archive
Luxembourg may be small, but there is plenty going on for children and teens. You just need to know where to look
Local websites list weekly kids' activities. Photo: Shutterstock
Local websites list weekly kids' activities. Photo: Shutterstock

Seasonal festivals, fairs, sports events, museums and open days are plentiful, as well as indoor playgrounds, climbing walls, family walking trails, and day trips in the greater region.

Covid restrictions apply to many places and may change in line with government advice. This means that some places may temporarily close, limit visitors or require advanced booking.

We recommend you check all links provided in our articles to get up-to-the-minute advice from the entertainment and sports providers and always follow the current rules given by the government. 

Weekend guides and online agendas

whatsonforkids.lu – probably the most comprehensive guide in English to weekend events, regular activities and 501 things to do with kids in and around Luxembourg.

www.petitweb.lu – listing activities, suggestions for day trips, and seasonal festivals.

www.kideaz.lu – more listings searchable by date and more ideas for days out.

www.supermiro.lu – site listing activities, places to visit, restaurants and events listings, which you can search by location. It also has a phone app version. 

TravelmatKanner - English-language Facebook page that is full of great ideas explored in person by the blogger who runs the page. 

www.visitluxembourg.com - lists everything from animal parks to circular walks.

There are plenty of parks open year round in Luxembourg Photo Serge Waldbillig
There are plenty of parks open year round in Luxembourg Photo Serge Waldbillig

Museums

Luxembourg has plenty of museums that cover history, art, science, electricity, transport and even a moosuem dedicated to the humble cow.

Art galleries

In addition, art galleries such as MUDAM, Luxembourg Casino and Villa Vauban run regular workshops for kids as well as child-friendly tours of art collections.

Nature, animals and playgrounds

Nature centres contain permanent displays, but often open for special weekend events where children can learn about nature, build and make things from natural materials, and try natural foods.

For more local fun, read about where to find the best playground. For  exotic animals, children can see Lemurs and Meerkats at Parc Merveilleux (open March/April to end September) or feed deer, goats and highland cattle at the animal park in Gaalgebierg (open year round subject to Covid restrictions). 

Schengen museum Photo: Anne-Aymone Scmitz
Schengen museum Photo: Anne-Aymone Scmitz

Theatre and events

Search for event tickets using filters to find out about the circus, ballet, theatre, musical performances, and other spectaculars at luxembourg-ticket.lu. The library Il Etait Une Fois has regular sing-a-long and storytimes in several languages. 

Swimming pools

The Grand Duchy has an array of indoor and outdoor swimming pools (summer months only), many with slides, wave machines and other delights to keep the kids splash-happy. If you prefer an alfresco dip, try one of Luxembourg's lakeside or riverside beaches

Amusement parks and teenagers

Kayaking is just one activity in our article on what to do with teenagers Photo: Point24
Kayaking is just one activity in our article on what to do with teenagers Photo: Point24

Entertaining teenagers can be hard, so we've put together a list of things to do from kayaking, to trampolining, and escape rooms to free festivals. If all else fails, you are sure to keep them happy with a trip to an amusement theme park in the region.

Castles, picnics or Roman ruins

There are several castles you can visit, some holding medieval festivals during the year, where little ones can travel back in time to watch battles between knights. 

For a relaxed day out, try one of these picnic spots, and if you want to get away from the crowds there are plenty of places to get off the beaten track

For a cafe that has space for a stroller, check our list here, and for family friendly places read our article on family hangouts for fussy eaters


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