Family time – fun activities for kids & parents

Spending a family holiday can be a tremendous challenge! Dad would like to visit a museum, Mum wants go for a swim at the local pool and the young ones reeeeeeally want to go to the zoo and admire exotic animals. It can be challenging to satisfy everybody’s needs. Maybe we can help you choose the right thing to do with our insider tips that will make your family holiday in Munich a great success. We promise that you won’t even have time to feel bored!

Get outside and experience Munich

Olympic Park

Munich’s Olympic Park, which features a unique stadium, the Olympic Hall and offers great leisure and sports activities, is perfect for a family day. The whole family will have an unforgettable time at Munich’s Olympic Park: mini golf, boat rentals and inline skating are just a few examples for great family activities. At the Olympic Park, you will also find the Sea Life Center, which houses more than 4.500 different sea creatures, including sharks, turtles, colorful jellyfish and, of course, countless kinds of fish. By using the underwater glass tunnel which leads through a gigantic aquarium, you will be right at the center of action and experience an amazing underwater world first hand.

Hellabrunn Zoo

You will spend an amazing time at the Hellabrunn Zoo. The zoo is famous for making animal welfare its top priority as well as the cute baby animals that are born here throughout the year. In 2013, the Hellabrunn Zoo saw a world premiere: the birth of twin polar bear babies.

The zoo is aware of its responsibilities towards animals and offers a great selection of tourist attractions to visitors and kids in particular. Californian sea lions demonstrate astonishing tricks during the Flipper Parade. The Birds of Prey Show lets you experience breathtaking hunting scenarios. Use this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see animals feeding as if they were in their natural environment. In short: everybody will have an awesome time at the zoo.

Toddlers will certainly enjoy the petting zoo, where they can feed the animals with special food.  From April to October, you can watch baby chicks hatching every day. If you love to climb like a monkey, you can show what you’ve got at the adventure playground. Climbing and sliding is strongly encouraged!

Poing Wildlife Park

At Poing Wildlife Park, everything is about native species. Stags, deer, birds of prey, lynxes, wolfs and even a bear family can be watched on 57 hectares of forest. Dive into everyday wild and forest live at the forest adventure center in Grünwald. Children and grown-ups will discover the forest will all their senses.

Munich for tech-enthusiasts

German Museum

The German Museum is the world’s largest science and technology museum. Nearly 30,000 objects are waiting for you to discover them – you can even try out some of the exhibits. The museum’s Kids’ Kingdom, an exhibition specially designed for children from ages 3 to 8, lets children discover their everyday surroundings and invites them to actively engage with their environment. Make sure to touch everything you see!

Museum of Man and Nature

At the Museum of Man and Nature located in the Nymphenburg Castle, children can visit a creative workshop to experience and try out modern technologies. Throughout the whole year, the museum hosts exhibitions, where you can touch the objects, as well as a wide range of courses to take part in. A visit at this museum never gets boring!

BMW World

BMW World and BMW Museum in Munich

The BMW World has a lot to offer for families. Children and teenagers from ages 5 to 13 will enjoy a special program tailored to their needs on the Junior Campus, which extends on 460 square meters. Here they can explore the concept of sustainable mobility in a playful manner. Every last Sunday of the month is dedicated to families with reduced entry fees, free tours as well as changing workshops and programs that require active participation. These activities offer exciting and diversified entertainment.

Play, have fun and relax right in the heart of Munich

Department for Education and Sports

The city of Munich’s Department for Education and Sports is a great opportunity to spend a unique day in the city. You can rent bouncing castles, mountain bike courses or an entire climbing tower. It is the perfect solution if you are travelling with a group of children and want to offer them superior fun.

Family-friendly cafés

Café Kaiser Otto

The Café Kaiser Otto, located in the popular Glockenbachviertel, is the ideal place for stressed-out parents to relax. Children are very welcome here. The café houses a separate Children’s Lounge with a large variety of games available. Several supervisors take care of your children and there is enough space to park strollers. Choose from a selection of organic products that have been carefully prepared by the café staff. Free WiFi and a large selection of books and newspapers will make you enjoy your free time to the fullest.

Café de Bambini

The Café de Bambini offers a great variety of activities. Whether you want to enjoy a cup of coffee or a delicious snack, participate in workshops or seminars or shop children’s clothes – this cozy café  offers a lot of useful stuff to do.

Café Zuckertag

„Have a great time with your children“ – that’s the slogan of Café Zuckertag. The owner is a mother herself and knows what parents desire. Whether you are looking for childcare, courses or just an enjoyable time at a café – this spot offers everything parents might need. Make sure to check it out!

Theme parks


In Günzburg, a 90-minute drive from Munich, you will find Legoland. On an area of 140 hectares, a total of 55 million genuine LEGO bricks have been assembled to form a fascinating miniature world. The park also offers about 50 rides, workshops, shows and other attractions.

Sykline Park

The Skyline Park located west of Munich represents a huge amusement park with rollercoasters, the famous “Sky Jet”, a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, log rides, giant slides and many more.

Getaways around Munich: Skyline Park
Getaways around Munich: Skyline Park

Ruhpolding Amusement Park

You will find a similar program at the RuhpoldingAmusement Park. Young and old can conquer a dragon, get shot up to dizzying heights by a rollercoaster or dig for life-size dinosaur bones like a real archeologist. The park offers great fun for the whole family.

Marquartstein Fairytale Park

The Marquartstein Fairytale Park near the lake Chiemsee is a fairytale come true. Here, children can spend an amazing day discovering the world of Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel or Cinderella. The park also has a summer toboggan run and great water games to offer to its visitors. If you are looking for a wild adventure, try riding a stubborn donkey or meet the animals at the petting zoo. These are just some of the many attractions the park holds for families.