Theatre o.N, a 40 year old institution re-opened in September this year, after a year's hiatus, in Kollwitzstrasse. Founded in the late 70's, it was the first independent theatre in the former GDR and now focuses on the exploration of theatre for audiences 2 years and up. A couple of weeks ago, I was invited, along with my partner and sons, to watch Schnürchen, or ‘Tiny Twine’, a magical laboratory of sound, so we donned our experimental music hats and ventured up to Prenzlauer Berg.
Each year, the Berlin Family Pass (Berliner Familien Pass) offers families a wide selection of discounts on activities across the city that you can enjoy with your children. The 2018 Berliner Familien Pass is no different.
Since late 2012 a popular Saturday food market (Wochenmarkt) has been taking place right outside Südstern U Bahn station and since our move to Kreuzberg, we have become regular visitors, often enjoying lunch there and buying flowers and food from their stalls.
With the temperatures still high and the summer holidays upon us, we decided to head over to Mitte this morning to check out the water playground at Nordbahnhof. I didn't take many photographs as there were lots of other children around but here's my review of this Mitte water playground.
As you may have noticed already, Berlin can get hot, hot, HOT! Many locals and visitors head to the edges of the city when the heat hits, getting out to the many lakes, however, these do get crowded and aren't easily accessible for everyone. With that in mind, here are my tips on where you can splash in the water across the city other than the lakes...
A bit, or even a lot of rain doesn't need to be an excuse to stay home with the children. There are many options for things to do with the children on rainy days in Berlin. Here are my top tips for good (indoor) places to go on rainy days to keep the children entertained...
One wet and windy day, we headed over to Wedding to check out a Berlin cafe with a difference, one that alongside it's normal dining seats also has an old bus that you can sit and eat in (and even play-drive should you wish!). Here's my review of Cafe Pförtner...
Spring has sprung in Berlin and what a great city this is when the sun is shining! For that reason, I've decided to create a Bucket List of places to go and things to do this Spring in Berlin. Let me know how you get on and if you have any of your own to add!
If you don't yet know the Bergmannkiez ('Kiez' is a term given to a small community/neighbourhood within the city) than it may well be time you give it a visit. Set in Kreuzberg, this area is a mixture of a busy street filled with eateries and those enjoying them and small streets that are reminiscent of other countries and sometimes very un-Berlin. The area also hosts a popular weekend market which sells a mixture of household items, vintage pieces, some new clothing and a good selection of secondhand toys and Lego!
Photos Celia Topping and Sarah Winborn