Activities for children in Luxembourg Adventures, culture and nature for kids and adults

Luxembourg is an excellent choice if you are looking for a family outing, an activity for children or simply if you would like to discover nature with your family. Many amusement and adventure parks, as well as castles, museums, festivals and events await you across the entire Grand Duchy. You can be sure you'll enjoy some unforgettable moments!

Adventure, here I come!

Would you like to experience an exciting adventure with your family? So put your courage to the test in one of our many adventure parks. In the North of the country, you'll find the Tree Climber, featuring one of the longest zip lines in Europe (375 metres). Echternach, the oldest town of Luxembourg, is home to the youth hostel, which boasts a 14-metre high climbing wall. If you'd rather expend your energy in the South of Luxembourg, the Parc Le’h Adventures is a great option. It offers monkey bridges, zip lines, Tarzan jumps and even a Bambini trail for the littlest ones. Or why not go to Steinfort Adventure, near the Belgian border? It's a treetop adventure park with 10 trails offering various levels of difficulty.

For families who prefer more quiet discovery-filled activities, the Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg will be your cup of tea. You can watch from up close some animals originating from five continents - an unmissable experience! Before or after a nice meal at one of the park's two restaurants, children can expend their energy and enjoy the many attractions, such as a playground and mini-golf.

Climbing, an activity also for children
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Animals at the Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg
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Relax and let your children have fun!

Playgrounds are a great opportunity to unwind, and the most famous ones can be found in the capital. Your children can revel in parks such as Merl Park, the Kockelscheuer playground or the Municipal Park's well-known pirate ship. Discover the capital's playgrounds on the website of Luxembourg City.

Outside the City of Luxembourg, the Mersch municipal park is also a perfect place to relax with its colourful children's playgrounds. Moreover, thanks to the ecological use of the park, fauna and flora can be seen around the lake and from the terrace of the pavilion!

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Want to take your kids to playgrounds beyond your neighbourhood?

With the Spillplaz.lu App you can search by postcode or city, but also by sorting other criteria: areas for children under 3 years old, covered playgrounds or nearby restaurants, for example. All this in four languages: French, English, German and Luxembourgish.

Information is also available on the website www.spillplaz.lu.

Discover culture as a family

As part of a family outing, find out about the Grand Duchy's different traditions, customs and tourist attractions. Lovers of knights and princesses will delight in the country's many  castles:  Bourscheid Castle,  Useldingen Castle,  Beaufort Castle and   Vianden Castle all host  fabulous medieval festivals that will immerse you into a whole new world. In Luxembourg City, why not take a  tour  of the  fortress or the Casemates? Don't forget that the  Grand Ducal Palace  is open to the public from July to September!

Various events and festivities that are especially aimed at children are hosted in Luxembourg throughout the year. A calendar with all the information necessary makes it easier for you to organise your family outings and can be checked on  the tourism portal.

If you are an art lover, you' ll fall  for Luxembourg's museums, which are the perfection alternative for not so sunny days. Please note that most of them offer special activities for children: MUDAM offers guided tours for children, the Casino-Forum for Contemporary Art organises guided tours and workshops for children and young people and the National Museum of History and Art welcomes children to creative workshops. Please note that the Tramsmusée (Tram Museum) and the Vitarium offer tours that are specifically adapted to family visits.

Medieval festivals in Luxembourg castles
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The Butterfly Garden in Grevenmacher
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Fancy a relaxing all-about-nature day?

A wide range of nature activities can be enjoyed in  Luxembourg,  which will no doubt spark your children's curiosity. The  National Natural History Museum takes  you on a path of discovery of our planet and offers activities for children via its  Science Club  and  Panda Club  The Wasserbillig Aquarium and the Butterfly Garden, as well as  the  Touristic Domain of the Ardennes Draught Horse Robbesscheier where you can  discover workhorses of the Ardennes, are fascinating for the young and old alike.

In order to raise your children's awareness, training courses and workshops organised by the Centre for Nature Protection that goes by the name  D’Haus vun der Natur  are experiences not to be missed. If you would rather discover Luxembourgish landscapes in peace and quiet, a great family activity is to visit one of the various lakes of the country.  Remerschen LakeUpper Sûre Lake and Echternach Lake  are the most popular ones. What's more, trips to these lakes can easily be combined with other activities, such as adventure parks!