Bringing your family to Berlin for a trip? The city can seem bewildering sprawling for a whole family to find something to enjoy – but the reality is, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to all-round activities.

You can start by taking a look through our special itinerary for families, which offers plenty of suggestions for a week in Berlin that you can mix and match to your liking. Alongside the main attractions in our list, we’ve also rounded up a selection of other family friendly treats from the blog, so you can plan a trip that everyone can enjoy.

Tropical Islands

The perfect candidate for a daytrip out of the city limits, Tropical Islands is a huge sub-tropical dome, where life is filled with water parks, sandy beaches, the largest indoor rainforest in the world and a constant temperature of 26 degrees Celsius. In other words, as close to paradise as you can get in Brandenburg.

Tropical-Islands-Allee 1D
15910 Krausnick
Tel: 035477 605050
Opening Hours: Daily: 9am – 1am, overnight stays available

The Museum of Technology

Underrated compared to the other museums in the city, the Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum) is perfect for any kid that dreams in Meccano. With special exhibitions running alongside a permanent collection that includes whole plans, your tech-inclined kids will thank you for making a trip.

Museum of Technology
Trebbiner Str. 9, Kreuzberg
Open Mon-Fri 9-17:30, Sat-Sun 10-18:00

Zoologischer Garten and Aquarium

The Zoologischer Garten is home to the Berlin Zoo and Aquarium, which happens to be the oldest in Germany. Whether your outside looking at the animals or inside exploring the underwater world, it’s a classic spot for young ones to get in touch with the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Berlin Zoos
Zoo Berlin: at Zoologischer Garten Bahnhof/Budapester Str.
Charlottenburg, open 9-19:00

Machmit Museum for Kids

A mixed bag of kiddie friendly delights, Machmit is perfect for younger family members, with everything from circus equipment, a hall of mirrors, dress boxes and replica shop.

Senefelderstr. 5/6

10437 Berlin

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am – 6pm (NOTE: closed on Mondays) 

Loxx Model Railway, Alexa

Another rainy day staple, the Loxx Model Railway presents Berlin in miniature – although with a 3,000m² showroom, it’s not quite as tiny as you think. A 1:87 replica of the city offers you a birds eye view of the main sites and is must for any train obsessed members of the family

3rd Floor, Alexa Shopping Centre

Grunerstraße 20 
10179 Berlin

Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday 10am – 8pm

Computer Game Museum

Relive your youth and show the young’uns how it was done at the Computer Game Museum, which is a fascinating, interactive testament to the power of gaming throughout the years. From the first computer game of 1951 to the more recent relics of the Gameboy and beyond to the present day, it’s hard not to feel nostalgia wandering around.

Karl-Marx-Allee 93a
10243 Berlin
Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 20:00

Opening hours on public holidays: check Computerspielemuseum website

Labyrinth Kinder Museum

Another interactive children’s center with a twist, Labyrinth is perfect for young, inquiring minds that are happy to get stuck in to the range of installations, puzzles and activities.

Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin

in der Fabrik Osloer Straße

Osloer Straße 12

13359 Berlin

Opening Hours:
Fri. and Sat. 1 pm - 6 pm, Sun. 11 am - 6 pm

Opening hours on public holidays: 
11 am - 6 pm

Tegeler See and Dicke Marie

A trip to the Greenwich Promenade at Tegeler See is perfect in the summer, with the chance to wander around part of this enormous lake, take a boat ride or site by the side with an ice cream or two. But be sure to venture along the northern side to say hello to Dicke Marie – Berlin’s oldest tree, who has seen no less than 900 years in the same spot.

Tegeler See
13507 Berlin Reinickendorf

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