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Things to do in Hamburg with Kids

There are plenty of things to do in Hamburg, one of the best things to do in Hamburg with kids is explore by boat. A trip on the Elbe or Aster rivers or through the city’s iconic harbour makes one of the best outdoor activities for kids in Hamburg. There are many different companies offering day trips and tours on boats large and small, and there is even canoe and rowing boat hire, which all make perfect outdoor summer activities for kids.

 

Outdoor activities for kids in Hamburg

The city has many green spaces, with urban parks and gardens throughout including the magnificent Planten un Blomen. Hamburg boasts many different adventure playgrounds, outdoor fairgrounds and play centres with outdoor group activities for kids such as soft play, mini golf, go karting and more. 

 

The city is also home to a vast zoo, with plenty of play areas and organised activities. The many different clubs, holiday courses and summer camps mean plentiful outdoor sports activities for kids to choose from too. 

 

Things to do in Hamburg with kids indoors

There are so many indoor activities to do with kids in Hamburg, to keep children of all ages entertained on rainy days, at weekends and during the school holidays. As a major port city, with one of the largest harbours in Europe, the city boasts an impressive International Maritime Museum, with fascinating exhibits and various ships on display. The city is also home to an enormous Airbus airplane factory, offering interesting tours that older children will love and hands-on things for kids to do indoors.

 

Cultural activities for kids in Hamburg

There are several world-famous art galleries in Hamburg, with iconic masterpieces by well known artists and creative workshops in the school holidays. The city also boasts one of the largest centres for contemporary performing arts in Europe, with theatre productions, concerts, cinema screenings and more. Hamburg is also home to the largest model railway in the world, with impressive miniature depictions of Hamburg, the Alps, France, the USA and Scandinavia.

 

Family friendly things to do in Hamburg

Hamburg has a growing number of stylish child-friendly spaces cafes (known as Kindercaffes) throughout the city centre, with kids corners and organised inside activities for toddlers to occupy little ones while parents enjoy coffee and homemade food. Many cafes also host great events for families, creative workshops and weekly classes such as pregnancy or mother and baby yoga.

 

This is the MumAbroad.com list of things to do with kids in Hamburg as recommended by our online community of local parents. If you have a recommendation for this section please get in touch via email info@mumabroad.com

INDOOR & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS, TWEENS & TEENS – PLAY CENTRES, INDOOR FACILITIES, MUSEUMS, EXHIBITS, SPORTS, WORKSHOPS, ADVENTURE PARKS, GARDENS AND SUMMER CAMPS

Ellippa Café, Hamburg

Ellippa Café, Hamburg

The Ellippa is a child-friendly café centrally located in Hamburg Eppendorf. The café is stylish and comfortable and you look out directly onto the water. In the children’s corner there’s a big table for painting, building and playing as well ...
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Grasbrookpark & Playground, Hamburg

Grasbrookpark & Playground, Hamburg

Although not all buildings are completed in the Überseequartier in Hafencity, the playground is already finished. This playground extends over the entire Grasbrookpark. All ages will have fun here. The central focus of the playground is the pirate ...
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Hamburger Dom

Hamburger Dom

The Hamburger Dom is a large fair held at Heiligengeistfeld fair ground in central Hamburg. With three fairs per year it is the biggest and the longest fair throughout Germany and attracts approximately ten million visitors per year. From vintage ...
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Hamburg Zoo

Hamburg Zoo

The Tierpark Hagenbeck is a zoo in the Stellingen quarter of Hamburg. The collection began in 1863 with animals that belonged to Carl Hagenbeck Sr., a fishmonger who became an amateur animal collector. ou can admire almost 15,000 animals in the ...
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Alster Lakes

Alster Lakes

The Inner and Outer Alster Lakes are a central part of Hamburg city life. Whenever the sun is out, they fill up with sailers, paddlers and rowers. The Binnenalster (Inner Alster) is the smaller of the two lakes and the Außenalster (Outer Alster) is ...
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Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland is a model railway attraction in Hamburg and the largest of its kind in the world. The railway is located in the historic Speicherstadt district of the city. Visitors can admire different countries and even an airport in ...
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