Berlin is an exciting destination for everyone to visit and kids are no exception. Definitely a bucket-list destination especially for the young parents. Only in Berlin you will get such a high density of the playgrounds even in the city centre. Forget paid for activities, expensive tickets and long queues - there are lots of free things to do with kids in Berlin that we will cover in our series of articles. If, however, you have time and a bit of extra Euros, then explore the attractions that also top the list of Europe's most visited places. The city will also without a doubt cater to children during your holiday-time. Read on for 8 things to get up to with your kids in Germany’s famous capital.
1. AquaDom and SEA LIFE
Who doesn't love animals? Especially the creatures that live in the sea! These two places are located right next to each other and it's great for families to visit. Sea Life will for sure leave your kids amazed with their range of tropical fish. AquaDom is quite something - home to over 1500 fish - it's the largest standing cylindrical aquarium in the world.
2. Blacklight Mini Golf
A mini golf experience in Berlin is something you won't want to miss! The course is fascinating. There are rainbow colours everywhere and you can experience it all in 3D with the special glasses. It's not only fun for the whole family, but it's an artistic masterpiece - a place worth visiting.
If your child is a Lego fan, be sure to take them to Berlin’s Legoland! With over 5 million Lego bricks, it's a dream come true for any child. They offer 2 rides, a 4D cinema, a Lego replica of Berlin, a factory tour and 10 Lego building play areas. They're open 364 days a year.
4. Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt Berlin
Take some German Ritter Sport chocolate back home with you, or maybe even taste some chocolate that your child created itself! Children can create their own flavoured chocolate and choose the packaging. These workshops are for children aged 7 to 18. Alternatively, you can watch the chocolate of your choice being created by the chocolatiers before your eyes.
Go and visit your favourite animals or discover some new ones at Germany's oldest Zoo. This place has the biggest range of animals in the world - roughly 20,000 animals and 1,300 species. It's also the most visited zoo in all of Europe and is home to Germany's only giant pandas.
6. Natural History Museum
Take your family and dive into the amazing world of the dinosaurs. Visit the world's largest dinosaur skeleton - the Brachiosaurus. Or admire the 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex which is the best preserved in the world. Dinos aren't the only thing you can learn about, but also about how our planet has developed through time with the many fossils and prehistoric animals.
Have some fun in Berlin's indoor climbing area. There are different climbing difficulties for kids of all ages starting from as young as 3 years old. However, all the fun isn't just for children, but also for adults too. Why don't you try it for yourself?
8. German Spy Museum
This museum gives an interesting glimpse into the crazy world of agents and secret services. Learn about the clever things that spies do to catch baddies. From cracking secret codes to outsmarting the laser maze, kids will love being James Bond for a day.