Get out and have fun with your kids

You live in Luxembourg and want to take your children out for a walk? You are looking for a family activity that is out of the ordinary ? Want to spend a relaxing day with your family? There are many playgrounds and leisure parks in Luxembourg!
Here you will find information about playgrounds and play areas, but also about amusement parks and other recreational areas accessible to children and parents.

Of course, don’t forget to check our “Escape to the Grand Duchy” section.

Outdoor areas and playgrounds

In Luxembourg’s municipalities you will find all kinds of playgrounds called “Spillplatz”. Specially designed with slides, swings, sandboxes and chicken cages, these playgrounds will delight your children. These squares originally intended for children can also be an opportunity to meet other parents.

The city of Luxembourg has some very nice parks with huge special structures for children (or older ones…). These include:

  • Monterey Park in the Upper Town with its huge pirate ship, its huge slide for the more daring, its swings and water games in summer,
  • the Merl Park in the Luxembourg-Merl district with a nice playground and a big slide,
  • the Kaltreis park in Luxembourg-Bonnevoie well equipped with games for children on the theme of space. You will find a huge rocket, water games, ping-pong tables or a petanque court to relax whatever your age,
  • the English Garden in Luxembourg-Gasperich on the theme of the farm.

A little further on, the Steinsel Orchards: pick your own seasonal fruit from the fruit trees of the Steinsel Orchards! During the picking season, the Steinsel Orchards cooperative invites amateurs to come and pick their own apples or mirabelles from the trees.
Fun activity for the whole family, close to nature to show your children the beauty of Luxembourg’s orchards and the pleasure of picking your own apples! In addition, freshly squeezed fruit juice is offered to visitors. So don’t hesitate! In Bridel, in season, in the rue de Luxembourg, a sign indicates the way to go to the orchards.
Take the opportunity to stock up on different varieties of apples at a reasonable price.

Find out more in your communityYou probably have a playground nearby! You can also consult the website which indicates with an interactive map the playgrounds of Luxembourg.

Municipal parks of the City of Luxembourg

The City of Luxembourg has several municipal parks, all of which are distinguished by their design. Magnificent green spaces, fabulous playgrounds, they offer incredible spaces for relaxation, either to exercise or to relax, with family, with children, with friends or alone. Try them all and pick your favorite!

Valley of the Petrusse in the Grund

The green parks of the Petrusse offer very nice and easy walks, both on foot and by bike. It is an ideal place for jogging. In the summer you will appreciate the peacefulness and freshness of its paths.

The Pétrusse valley, located under the Adolphe bridge in Luxembourg City, separates the Ville-Haute from Bourbon plateau. Accessible by stairs or via the Holy Spirit elevator, This valley has been developed into a large park for the enjoyment of its inhabitants. The stream of the Pétrusse has its source near Mamer in Luxembourg and is a tributary of the Alzette at the level of the City of Luxembourg, in the Grund district.
On the Grund side, you can enjoy the miniature golf course and the miniature train for the little ones, as well as the outdoorfitness area and the skate park, on the InHollerich, a public basketball court is at your disposal.

The Pétrusse Valley is also the setting for the Broschtkriibslaf against breast cancer or to the famous Duck Race. This special event takes place every year in Luxembourg, with thousands of ducks flying down the river Pétrusse! For the more athletic, you can also discover this green space by running the DKV Urban Trail.

A major project to transform the Vallée de la Pétrusse will allow this extraordinary place in the heart of the capital to regain a wilder and greener aspect. This ecological redevelopment started in February 2020 with archaeological excavations. It is then planned to redevelop the riverbed, now concreted, to give it back its freedom. A play area is also planned as part of the park redevelopment. The project is planned to be completed in 2 phases, for the start of the LUGA horticultural exhibition 2023 and 2024.

Tourist train Petrusse Express

Easily recognizable with its apple green color, the Pétrusse Express is the tourist train that takes you on a tour to visit the city of Luxembourg, especially the lower town. The tour lasts about 1 hour and tells you the historical past of the City of Luxembourg. The small tour is an ideal outing to do with the family to discover the lower part of the city without suffering from the difference in altitude! The departure every 30 minutes is located at the Montée de Clausen near the Casemates du Bock.on overlooking the playground and the water feature is very pleasant, especially since it was completely renovated in 2018.

Redevelopment of the Pétrusse Valley

A major project to transform the Vallée de la Pétrusse will allow this extraordinary place in the heart of the capital to regain a wilder and greener aspect. This ecological redevelopment started in February 2020 with archaeological excavations. It is then planned to redevelop the riverbed, now concreted, to give it back its freedom. A play area is also planned as part of the park redevelopment. The project is planned to be completed in 2 phases, for the start of the LUGA horticultural exhibition 2023 and 2024.

Quartier Centre, Edouard André Municipal Park

Designed by the landscape architect Edouard André in the 1870s, the superb municipal park of the City of Luxembourg offers a fabulous green space for the relaxation and well-being of all in the heart of the Ville-Haute.

Designed as a English garden, This park is located on the old fortified grounds of the city whose dismantling was provided for by the Treaty of London of 1867. Today, this green setting offers shady spots to cool off in the middle of summer.

A huge lawn the “Kinnekswiss” invites to rest and relax or to sports activities. It is regularly the scene of animations and festivals like the “Kinnekswiss loves… in summer.

Parc Monterey LuxembourgIn the Monterey area, the large wooden pirate ship built to life size is a delight for children. With the giant slide, sandboxes, swings and water games, the Municipal Park is a magical place for children. A fabulous afternoon of climbing, jumping, sliding and splashing. In summer, bring a swimsuit!

Small kiosk for refreshments and snacks. Toilets. The park is accessible year-round, 24 hours a day.

You will also find in this park, the Villa Vauban art museum of the City of Luxembourg.

Merl Park Merl-Belair neighborhoods

The Parc de Merl is a beautiful 5 hectare park with a pond, near the districts of Luxembourg-Merl and Luxembourg-Belair. Itis a favorite meeting place for moms and kids and a nice family outing!

The park has a large playground for young and old with a large slide (and small ones) and swings. For the more athletic, ping-pong tables are available, as well as a basketball court and even a zip line. Large lawns invite you to play soccer or have a picnic.

You can ride your bike or rollerblades around the lake or walk with a stroller: the path is paved.

The City of Luxembourg asks that no bread be thrown at ducks. Indeed, it is harmful to their health and promotes the proliferation of algae.

In the middle of the park, the restaurant “Le Pavillon du parc Belair with its terrace overlooking the playground and the pond is very pleasant, especially since it was completely renovated in 2018.

Every summer, the City organizes the “Jump for fun” activity with a trampoline park for family fun ! Opening hours: from July 5 to September 15, from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm. Provide non-slip socks. They are also for sale on site.

To know: special opening of the park until 10 pm from April 15 to September 15, from 7:30 am to 7 pm during the rest of the year.

Scheiwisschen Park Merl – Belair

The Scheiwisschen Park is known as the “Castle Park” and is located in the vicinity of Merl and Belair.

This children’s playground consists of a large castle that looks like a real fairy tale castle with a dungeon, knights and small farm animals in the village. Entirely renovated, it will be a delight for your children who will be able to climb it, cross the monkey bridges, … at the risk of sometimes having to rescue them in narrow passages not designed for adults!

Your children can even enjoy the nearby swings. Picnic areas to enjoy the beautiful days with your family. Please note: there are no free public toilets, nor is it possible to buy a snack on site.

Central Park in the Kirchberg district

The Central Park located in the Kirchberg district of Luxembourg City is the main green space of this sector of the Plateau. With its large pond made up of rainwater and runoff, its playgrounds, its large open-air amphitheater, this airy park is located between the European School I, the University and the D’Coque National Sports and Cultural Center.

The Parc Central offers a breathing space in the center of the urban and business-oriented Plateau du Kirchberg. Take advantage of the vast spaces for relaxation, walks or sports.

What could be better for residents or people working in the area than to enjoy a lunch break on a sunny day with a sandwich or a snack?
Admire the artistic works of the Three Islands of Marta Pan installed on the pond. A real invitation to meditation… You will also find the work “Dendrite” by the Canadian artist Michel de Broin in the center of the Labyrinth of vegetation of the Park. You can climb up to 7 meters high on this gigantic yellow staircase to admire the surroundings.

The Central Park is also home to the Kirchberg Arboretum with the other two parks Reimerwee and Klosegroendchen.

TheING Marathoncourse passes through this beautiful park.

Enjoy a drink or a game of pétanque with friends at Kyosk, the refreshment stand installed in the park.

Laval Park, Eich and Weimerskirch districts

Laval Park is located in the neighborhoods of Eich and Weimerskirch in Luxembourg. Away from the crowded playgrounds of downtown, this large park is very pleasant.

It is located near the Alzette river, at the bottom of theEich coast. While walking around you can admire the magnificent hundred-year-old chestnut trees and some wild orchids in the part deliberately left to nature.

The entrance to the park is located near Place Dargent.

Two playgrounds and a multi-sports field are available for children and adults.

Tony Neuman Garden, Limpertsberg district

Alphonse Hollman, in charge of creating an arboretum in the park of the villa, owned by the president of the Arbed, designed the Tony Neuman Garden in 1946. This wooded and flowery park, very well maintained, has the particularity of having monumental trees like sequoias.

It also has large grassy areas for relaxing and a playground for children. This park is located in the Limpertsberg district.

Modern sculptures, some of which were created by renowned local artists, decorate the garden and give it its personality.

Atthe end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, the Limpertsberg was known for its rose gardens and rose fields, which were exported all over the world and to the great European courts. Today the Circuit des Roses proposed by the Luxembourg City Tourist Office allows you to wander through the streets of Limpertsberg to discover its hidden treasures, including the Tony Neuman Park.

The main entrance is on Avenue de la Faïencerie near number 162A.

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Forests and walks around Luxembourg City

Did you know that the City of Luxembourg offers magnificent walks and fitness trails in its municipal forests, right on the edge of the city?

Bambësch Forest

In the north of the city of Luxembourg, accessible through the district of Muhlenbach, the large municipal forest of Bambësch offers a green and relaxing space for all Luxembourg residents.

Numerous hiking and nature trails are available for walkers and clearly marked for routes of 4.6 to 7.5 km. The departures are located on the bus line 21 to Rollingergrund or line 275 to Kopstal.

For the more athletic, there is a 2.7 km fitness trail with 18 apparatus, as well as a 5.5 km cross-country course. The start is located near the parking lot of the Bambesch Leisure Center, Rue de Bridel.

The Center Sportif Bambësch has a beautiful playground, a tennis club and a soccer field. The changing rooms and showers are free!

Kockelscheuer Forest

To reach the forest of Kockelscheuer, the main access is located near the skating rink of the same name (bus line 18). Explore the woods on foot or even by mountain bike.

The trail by the pond is suitable for strollers. There are barbecue and picnic areas and a small playground. A 2.75 km fitness trail with 14 apparatus awaits you.

Walks in the Hamm / Bonnevoie area

In the area of Hamm, Pulvermuehl and Bonnevoie you will find several promenades.

The Godchaux Circuit of 2km, witness of the industrial past of Luxembourg, will make you discover in the hollow of the Alzette Valley, from Bonnevoie to Hamm, the history of the textile industry in Luxembourg with, among others, the Villa Godchaux, the Atelier Schlaifmillen and the old workers’ quarters of the Rue Godchaux.

The Squirrel circuit offers 5.3 km with departure near the Hamm crematorium and the Lime tree circuit 6.9 km with departure points located on bus lines 5 or 6 on the side Bonnevoie, on the bus line n° 15 on the Hamm line 7 or 29 side Pulvermühl.

Two fitness trails of 2.9 km (18 apparatus) and 2.6 km (13 apparatus) are also available on the Bonnevoie side for the first and Cents/Neudorf for the second.

More information is available on theVDL website .

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Alzette Valley

The Alzette Valley follows the course of the Alzette, one of the 2 main rivers of Luxembourg. It has its source in France, passes through Esch-sur-Alzette in the south of the country, crosses the City of Luxembourg and flows north into the Sûre.

The Alzette Valley offers nature lovers charming walks or bike rides.

With children you can start from Grund in Luxembourg-City, rue Bisserwee, and follow the bicycle path of about ten kilometers which runs along the Alzette to the town ofHesperange. Stop halfway along the route at the Millen (mill) near the small bridge. The place is very pleasant to picnic.

You will also see the sculpture of Melusine, reinterpreted by Sege Ecker, as well as the Kloutschtergaart, a very nice terraced garden. See the legend of Melusine.

For the more sporty, you can go in the northern direction, starting from Béreldange in the commune of Walferdange, and follow the Piste Cyclable 15 to Ettelbrück, 31 km which will take you to the Luxembourg Ardennes. You will come across magnificent castles, including the one in Colmar-Berg, residence of the Grand-Ducal family.

You don’t want to come back by bike? No problem, you can come back to Luxembourg Cityby train!

You can also see our suggestions for bike trips in the country.

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Attractions and family fun Luxembourg

Amusement parks and amusement parks

Why not take advantage of the good weather for outdoor activities and visit the amusement parks and attractions in Luxembourg? These amusement parks also offer animations for birthdays.

Climbing and thrill-seekers will find their happiness with the tree climbing parks or the go-karting:

  • Acro-park in Heiderscheid in the nature park of the Haute-Sûre: rope course and wooden structures for children from 3 years. Climbing activities are organized in age groups of 3 to 5 years, 6 to 13 years and over 14 years
  • Adventure Island is located on an island of the Echternach lake and offers a course of accrobranches up to 10 m height from 11 years (1,50 meters minimum). Tyrolean traverse of 70 m long, a giant swing with accelerations to 70 km/h! Trampoline park and bungee trampolines for children.
  • Indian Forest Adventure Park in the heart of the magnificent Parc Naturel de l’Our. Accessible on reservation to make a course of accrobranches with 90 workshops, and this from 5 years. The park offers the longest zip line in Luxembourg with a length of 375 m accessible from 12 years old! It is possible to park your car at the parking lot of the Château de Vianden, which is located at 10 minutes walk from the climbing. Take the opportunity to visit it!
  • Parc Le’h located in Dudelange. 7 tree climbing courses for all levels and ages, from the bambini course for the little ones (children of more or less 2, the child must know how to walk), to the course with thrills at a maximum height of 17 meters for the most adventurous. One of the courses is reputed to be one of the most challenging and difficult in Europe. Very good restaurant in the park.
  • Karting of Mondercange: arc of 40 karting to rent by sessions of 10 to 60 minutes. Children 8-10 years old can ride only on Saturday & Sunday mornings.

Quieter and in another register, do not miss :

  • the Park Sënnesräich in Lullange to explore your 5 senses and awaken those of your children. Through simple and fun experiments, they learn about a multitude of chemical, physical and biological phenomena in an empirical way. The numerous stations in the park appeal to all the senses of the young visitors and invite them to get their hands dirty.
  • the Minett Park in Fond-de-Gras to learn more about the mining industry in Luxembourg, while having fun
  • the Wonderful Park in Bettembourg is THE amusement park in Luxembourg that has already delighted many generations since its creation in 1956! It is indeed the the only zoological park in the Grand Duchy. He also offers many attractions for young and old as well as animations based on fairy tales.
    Visitors can meet more than 200 species of animals from 5 continents. In the forest, discover the animations of fairy tales (Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, …). Playgrounds will allow children to have fun in a giant spider web, to look for their way in the labyrinth, to climb in the bird’s nest, … or simply to discover the forest. In summer, a water playground will allow you to cool off.
    You will also find a miniature golf course, a small train to visit the park, a “pony-express”, mini-cars and a restaurant. The park offers new activities every year.
    The park is open during the summer season only.

Don’t forget the famous Schueberfouer, the most important fair in Luxembourg in August and September.

What’s On For Kids is a website where you can find all the fun activities to do with your kids in Luxembourg and its surroundings. Each week, the site offers a long list of activities and events, just choose the ones that interest you and enjoy!

We also offer you some ideas to keep your children or teenagers busy during school vacations and weekends.

Have you considered scouting? A good idea to make new friends and participate in multiple activities and camps.

Playgrounds and indoor activities

In case of bad weather, you can also take your children to play in indoor playgrounds.

These indoor children’s play structures are popular for birthday parties and other events. So if you want to go with a group, make sure you get there early.

Among the most famous, you can choose between :

  • Yoyo in Howald: adventure and pirate theme with a gigantic slide. Sensations guaranteed! Restoration possible.
  • ZigZag for the little ones in Bertrange: trampolines, bouncy castles, ball pool, climbing wall, mini soccer and basketball field
  • Lasergame in Howald: laser game park with shooting simulation in an indoor labyrinth on several levels, company events. On reservation.
  • Jumpbox in Contern: trampolines on 800 m² for the pleasure of young and old. Several trampoline tracks of more than 10 meters long to do all kinds of jumps, a ninja course to measure yourself against others or against yourself, slam dunk baskets to score in a spectacular way, … Without forgetting of course the giant airbag and the field set up to play dodgeball with your friends Special non-slip socks are mandatory. A waiver must be signed beforehand.
  • Funny Mountain in Arlon (Belgium): a new climbing concept for fun from 5 to 85 years old, on nearly 30 fun and totally safe climbing routes.
  • Paiperleksgaart, Butterfly Gardens in Grevenmacher: 600 m2 greenhouse with almost 40 varieties of butterflies. Stroll through the tropical garden at 27 degrees and 80% humidity. Admire the butterflies flying around you. You will discover all about the life cycle of butterflies. Visitors will be able to observe the work of the biologist and the hanging of butterfly chrysalises, as well as the horticulturists busy sowing or caring for the aromatic plants offered for sale in the store.
  • Vitarium Luxlait, discovering dairy products: The Vitarium is a very instructive and playful attraction for the whole family, proposed by the LUXLAIT dairy in order to make the young and less young know milk and its by-products, as well as the dairy industry. Visitors follow a playful path in 45 workshops organized around nature, agriculture, the body, food, health, … Visit the production area (only on reservation), interactive stations, 3D cinema, to better understand the entire chain milk cooking workshops, etc..

All these places offer on-site catering as well as a birthday party service.organization of birthdays.

On a more cultural note, museums also offer great opportunities to introduce your children to new perspectives,