Get out and have fun with your kids

You live in Luxembourg and want to take your children out for a walk? If you are looking for a family activity that is out of the ordinary or want to spend a relaxing day with your family, there are many playgrounds and amusement 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.

Playgrounds and outdoor activities in Luxembourg

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…).

Playgrounds in Luxembourg-Gasperich

Parc de Gasperich is the city’s largest park, with 16 hectares of green spaces, lawns, ponds, paths and play areas for children. It’s located in the Gasperich district, right next to the Cloche d’Or .

The Jardin Anglais, located in the former part of Luxembourg-Gasperich, offers an attractive outdoor play area with a farm theme.

Other parks and play areas include

Monterey Park Pirate Ship

Parc Monterey in Ville-Haute boasts an enormous pirate ship that is a dream come true for all little adventurers. Its huge slide also attracts the most daring. The play area also features swings and water games in summer.

Toboggan and ducks in Merl Park

Parc Merl is located in the Luxembourg-Merl district. Also close to the Belair district, it features an attractive playground with a large slide. The park’s pond is home to families of ducks, to the delight of the little ones. A catering area also offers the opportunity to have lunch or a drink.

Space and cosmonauts at Bonnevoie

The Kaltreis park in Luxembourg-Bonnevoie has been converted into a space-themed playground. You’ll find a huge rocket, water games, ping-pong tables and a pétanque court for relaxing at any age.

Discover the city in Parc Bambësch

Parc Bambësch presents the history of Luxembourg City through a variety of play installations. There’s even a replica of the Three Acorns Museum. Water features and shady areas provide cool spots in summer.

Ask around in your communityyou may have a playground nearby!
You can also consult the website which indicates with an interactive map the playgrounds of Luxembourg.

Fruit picking in the Steinsel orchards

A little further on, pick your own seasonal fruit in the Steinsel orchards! Every year during the picking season, the Vergers de Steinsel cooperative invites enthusiasts to pick their own apples or mirabelles directly from the trees.

This outdoor activity, close to nature, is fun for the whole family. You can show your children the beauty of Luxembourg’s orchards and give them the pleasure of picking their own apples!

In addition, freshly squeezed fruit juice is offered to visitors. So don’t hesitate! Take the opportunity to stock up on different varieties of apples at a reasonable price.

In season, in the rue de Luxembourg in Bridel, a sign indicates the way to go to the orchards.

Municipal parks of the City of Luxembourg

The City of Luxembourg has several municipal parks, all of which are distinguished by their design. These are beautiful green spaces with fabulous playgrounds. These parks offer incredible spaces to relax or to work out, with family, with children, with friends or alone. Try them all and choose your favorite!

16 hectares of greenery in Gasperich

The new Parc municipal de Gasperich completes the development of the new Cloche d’Or district. It offers an ideal green setting for sports or simply relaxing with the family, thanks to the many play facilities and paths. A brasserie with over 150 covers awaits visitors inside or on the terrace. Work will be completed in 2024.

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 Petrusse Valley is also the setting for the Broschtkriibslaf against breast cancer and the famous Duck Race . For the more sporty, you can also discover this green space by running the DKV Urban Trail.

How to get there?

The valley of the Pétrusse is located under the Adolphe bridge in Luxembourg-City. It separates the Ville-Haute from the Bourbon plateau. It can be reached by the stairs or via the elevator of the Holy Spirit.

The development of the Pétrusse Valley

The valley of the Pétrusse has been developed into a large park for the pleasure of its inhabitants. The whole space is articulated around the stream of the Pétrusse. This river has its source in the area of 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, the miniature train for the little ones, as well as theopen-air fitness area and the skate park . On the Hollerich side, a public basketball court is available.

A major project to transform the Pétrusse Valley is underway in order to allow this extraordinary place, in the heart of the capital, to regain a wilder and greener aspect. Started in February 2020 with archaeological excavations, the work plans to return the riverbed to nature. A new play area is also planned as part of the park redevelopment. The project will be completed in 2 phases, for the start of the LUGA horticultural exhibition in 2023 and 2024.

Tourist train Petrusse Express

The Pétrusse express is easily recognizable with its apple green color. This is the tourist train that takes you to visit the city of Luxembourg, especially the lower town. The tour lasts about 1 hour and tells you about the historical past of Luxembourg City. This tour is an ideal way to discover the lower part of the city with the whole family without suffering from the height difference! The departure every 30 minutes is located at the Montée de Clausen near the Casemates du Bock.

Quartier Centre, Edouard André Municipal Park

Where to find it?

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

Designed as an English garden, this park is located on the former fortified grounds of the city, dismantled under the Treaty of London of 1867. Today, this green setting offers shady spots to cool off in the middle of summer. It can be accessed from Monterey Avenue or from Porte Neuve Avenue.

The park is accessible year-round, 24 hours a day.

Kinnekswiss Park

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

Monterey Park

In 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!

Here you will find a small kiosk for refreshments and snacks, as well as toilets.

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

Merl Park in Merl and Belair

The Park of Merl is a beautiful park of 5 hectares with a pond. It is located near the districts of Luxembourg-Merl and Luxembourg-Belair. It is one of the favorite meeting places for mothers and children. It makes for a nice family outing!

The facilities of Merl Park

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.

Activities in Merl Park

Every summer, the City organizes the “Jump for fun” activity with a trampoline park for the whole family to take off! Opening hours: from July 5 to September 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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”. It is located near the neighborhoods of Merl and Belair.

This playground for children consists of a large castle. A real fairy tale castle with a dungeon, knights and small farm animals in the village, it makes all children dream. They will be able to climb it, to 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 allow you 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 Parc Central is located in the Kirchberg district of Luxembourg. It is the main green space of this sector of the Plateau. This recreational park is located between the European School I, the University and the D’Coque National Sports and Cultural Center.

It has a large pond made up of rainwater and runoff, and play areas. There is even a large open-air amphitheater.

The ING Marathon course passes through this beautiful park.

What to do?

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 better way for residents or people working in the area to enjoy a lunch break than with a sandwich or snack?

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

Artistic works

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 Canadian artist Michel de Broin in the center of the Park’s Labyrinth of vegetation. 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.

Laval Park, Eich and Weimerskirch districts

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

The English-style building is located near the Alzette, at the bottom of the Eich hill. While walking around you will be able to admire the magnificent hundred-year-old chestnut trees. In the part deliberately left to nature, you can admire some wild orchids. Be careful, it is forbidden to pick them: the species is protected.

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.

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

Modern sculptures, some of them by renowned local artists, adorn this 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 discover the streets of Limpertsberg and 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 the 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 Bambësch Sports Center has a beautiful playground, a tennis club and a soccer field. The changing rooms and showers are free!

Kockelscheuer Forest

To reach the Kockelscheuer forest , the main access is located near the ice 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 walks.

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 Ecureuil circuit offers 5.3 km with departure near the Hamm crematorium and the Tilleul circuit 6,9 km with departure points located on bus lines 5 or 6 on the Bonnevoie side, on bus line 15 on the Hamm side, line 7 or 29 on the Pulvermühl side.

Two fitness trails of 2.9 km (18 apparatus) and 2.6 km (13 apparatus) are also available on the Bonnevoie side for the 1st and Cents/Neudorf for the 2nd.

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Alzette Valley

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

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

With children, you can set off from the Grund in Luxembourg-City, rue Bisserwee, and follow the ten-kilometer bike path along the Alzette to the commune 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 athletic, you can go north, starting from Béreldange in the municipality of Walferdange, and follow the Piste Cyclable 15 to Ettelbrück, which is 31 km long and will take you to the Luxembourg Ardennes. You will cross magnificent castles, of which that of Colmar-Berg, residence of theGrand-Ducal family.

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

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 accrobranches parks or the karting.


Accro-park in Heiderscheid

The Acro-park in Heiderscheid is located in the nature park of the Upper Sûre . The course, accessible from 3 years old, is made of ropes and wooden structures. Climbing activities are organized in age groups of 3 to 5 years, 6 to 13 years and over 14 years

Adventure Island in Echternach

The Adventure Island is located on an island in the Echternach lake. It offers a course of accrobranches up to 10 m height from 11 years (1.50 meters minimum). There is also a 70 m long zip line, a giant swing with accelerations to 70 km/h! Trampoline park and bungee trampolines for children.

Indian Forest Adventure Park

The Indian Forest Adventure Park is located 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!

Le’h Park in Dudelange

The Le’h Park located in Dudelange. 7 tree climbing courses for all levels and ages, from the bambini course for the little ones, 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.


The karting of Mondercange has a park of 40 karting. The sessions last from 10 to 60 minutes. Children 8-10 years old can ride only on Saturday & Sunday mornings.

Other amusement parks

More quiet and in another register, do not miss the other parks.

Park Sennesraïch in Lullange

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 many stations in the park appeal to all the senses of the little visitors and invite them to get their hands dirty.

Park Minett in Fond-de-Gras

The Minett Park in Fond-de-Gras allows you to learn more about the mining industry in Luxembourg, while having fun.

Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg

The Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg is THE amusement park in Luxembourg that has already delighted many generations since its creation in 1956! It is indeed the only zoological park in the Grand Duchy . It also offers many attractions for young and old.

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.

Schueberfouer in Luxembourg

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 best-known, you can choose between different indoor play areas.

The most famous Yoyo Park

Yoyo in Howald has an adventure and pirate theme with a gigantic slide. Sensations guaranteed! Restoration possible.

ZigZag Park for the little ones

ZigZag is intended for the youngest and is located in Bertrange. There are trampolines, bouncy castles, a ball pool, a climbing wall, a mini soccer and basketball field.

Lasergame in Howald

Lasergame in Howald is a laser game park with shooting simulation in an indoor labyrinth on several levels, company events. On reservation.

Funny Mountain in Arlon

Funny Mountain in Arlon (Belgium) is a new climbing concept for fun from 5 to 85 years old, on nearly 30 fun and totally safe climbing routes.

Butterfly gardens in Grevenmacher

The Paiperleksgaart or Butterfly Garden in Grevenmacher is a 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 by Luxlait in Roost

Discover dairy products. The Vitarium is a very informative and fun attraction for the whole family, offered by the LUXLAIT dairy. The Vitarium introduces young and old to milk and milk products, as well as to 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

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