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...
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
For those of you with children aged 6 years and over, who are looking for ways to keep your child(ren) entertained, here are a list of activities to keep school-age children busy in Berlin
Having children needn't mean missing spending all your time in family cafes and at typical family-friendly spots, you can also enjoy some of the stranger side of Berlin (and it has a very strange side at times). Today we explored one such place, the Naturpark Schöneberger Südgelände, where you can walk along disused train tracks, peak inside the old train shed, experience outdoor exhibitions and inspect a real steam train.
Autumn/Fall and Winter needn't get you down, the colder months can have their bonuses and with them come Ice Skating season! There are lots of places offering ice skating in Berlin, including some of the Christmas Markets (which open in November) and I am going to list them here for you...