Family Excursions in North Rhine-Westphalia

Are you already planning your next family excursion in North Rhine-Westphalia? Numerous offers for children and adults make the neanderland a destination for family excursions. Unique museums with attractions and programmes for all ages, rambling parks with grand playgrounds and attractive sporting facilities provide families with countless possibilities for a memorable stay in neanderland.

We recommend to check with the particular provider whether the chosen activity is available in your language.

Forest climbing park Velbert, © Waldkletterpark Velbert
Forest climbing park Velbert, © Waldkletterpark Velbert

Family Sporting

The neanderland holds many sporting offers for every age and every season – climbing, minigolf or water skiing are just some examples of what you can do.

Have a look at our recommendations for family sporting activities here.

Leisure Park Langfort, Langenfeld, © Kreis Mettmann/M. Chardin
Leisure Park Langfort, Langenfeld, © Kreis Mettmann/M. Chardin

Playing and frolicking

For children small and big there are plenty of possibilities to play sportively and creatively. Run and climb around adventure playgrounds, pedal about on go-carts or jump around on trampolines of indoor playground – in the neanderland there's something for every playful character.

Find a list of the nicest playgrounds, town rallyes, skating facilities and more here.

Schüler lernen menschliche Fossilien kennen beim Workshop im Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann
© Neanderthal Museum

Culture for Kids

For the times when you're not in the mood for sports or playing – especially when the weather doesn't support outdoor activities – the best alternative is to take advantage of the cultural offerings that you can find in neanderland. Many of the museums and other pedagogic facilities have specialised programs for children of every age and background, where they can learn playfully and creatively about a wide array of topics.

Find central information about cultural offers for kids and families here (most courses are offered in German language only).

© Biologische Station Haus Bürgel
© Biologische Station Haus Bürgel

Experience Nature and Discover Wildlife

Though the neanderland is densely populated, you will find plenty of green fields, large and small streams and extensive woods between the towns and cities. Especially children growing up in the cities love to learn about nature in a playful way, and they have a lot to discover in neanderland.

Find the nicest ways to experience nature and discover wildlife here.

Children's birthday party at Halfeshof Farm, Mettmann, © Kreis Mettmann/M. Chardin
Children's birthday party at Halfeshof Farm, Mettmann, © Kreis Mettmann/M. Chardin

Children's birthdays

At least once a year every child wants to have a special party with their family and friends. In neanderland, you can choose from a lot of different birthday experiences that stick in the children's memory.

Small and big children can view a list of the most notable children's birthday programmes here.


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