Activities for Kids Frankfurt

Things to do in Frankfurt with kids

As an outdoorsy city with an abundance of children’s playgrounds, parks and public squares, there are plenty of things to do in Frankfurt with kids year round. The city is home to two popular zoos, mini-golf courses and sports facilities like tennis and basketball courts, football pitches and other outdoor activities for kids.

 

Outdoor activities for families in Frankfurt

The banks of its two rivers (the Main and the Nidda) are a peaceful haven perfect for walks and bike rides, enjoying lovely picnics surrounded by trees and summer outdoor activities for kids. There are many family-friendly events and festivals in Frankfurt, taking place on the banks of the Main throughout the year.

There are also plentiful orchards in Frankfurt, which families can visit on the Ebbelwei-Express (Apple Cider Express)! This little train travels through the main sights in Frankfurt and the tour ends with a fresh apple juice (and cider for the grown-ups).

There are excellent things to do in Frankfurt for kids in winter too, with huge outdoor ice rinks and world famous Christmas markets in Frankfurt (the most iconic of which is located on Römerplatz during the festive period).

 

Things to do with kids in Frankfurt Indoors

Frankfurt has many excellent activities to do with kids indoors, including one of the largest Natural History Museums in Germany, and a fantastic national film museum, uncovering the secrets of cinema with special effects demonstrations and interactive exhibits. Frankfurt is home to a brilliant science museum that is immensely popular with children, including amazing experiments and educational exhibitions teaching kids about physics, the human body and more in a fun. immersive environment.

 

There is also a children’s museum with indoor activities for young children including play areas, hands-on displays and games, hosting regular creative workshops and activities for a range of ages and interests. On the last Saturday each the month, admission to almost all museums in Frankfurt is free of charge, offering great free days out and things to do indoors with children. The city is also home to sports clubs with indoor facilities, soft play centres and cinemas perfect for enjoying rainy days. 

 

This is the MumAbroad.com list of activities for kids in Frankfurt 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

Drachenburg Playground, Frankfurt

Drachenburg Playground, Frankfurt

Designed by children in 2009, the colourful Drachenburg playground offers an awesome environment for your kids. This playground was made with special attention to developing children’s motor skills. Here you’ll find lots of colours, wood structures and thoughtful design. At the heart of the playground, is a wooden dragon castle.... ...
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Heinrich Kraft Park, Frankfurt

Heinrich Kraft Park, Frankfurt

The Heinrich Kraft Park is located just outside of Frankfurt. There’s a playground in the woods with a huge climbing course and two gigantic slides. The integrative Tabaluga play area with specially developed play equipment is a real highlight. In the summer you can play table tennis, picnic on the... ...
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Junges Museum Frankfurt

Junges Museum Frankfurt

The opening exhibition at the Frankfurt Young Museum is a stroll through 45 years and 38 exhibitions from the Frankfurt Children’s Museum since it’s opening in 1972. The museum holds numerous different workshops for children of all ages, it allows the children to enjoy an immersive and hands-on learning experience,... ...
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Experiminta Science Center

Experiminta Science Center

Frankfurt’s Science Museum, Experiminta, is a hands-on experience. About 130 experimental stations invite you to play, to try things out, to have your curiosity awakened and to be amazed. The stations challenge your expectations and entice you to think for yourself. You can take a short nap on bed of 600 pin tips, look... ...
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Deutsches Filmmuseum

Deutsches Filmmuseum

The German Film Museum, located on Frankfurt’s riverbank explores the art and history of the moving picture, from its early beginnings to the replica studios and special effects of the today’s movie industry. As well as the permanent collection there are temporary exhibitions and lots of hands-on exhibits for curious kids.... ...
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Main Tower

Main Tower

One of the best ways to see Frankfurt is from above. One of Frankfurt’s top attractions, the impressive Main Tower, is a 56-storey, 200m skyscraper in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt. It has an observation deck that allows you to look down on the rest of the city. The building is named... ...
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Ebbelwei-Express

Ebbelwei-Express

There are lots of ways of exploring and discovering Frankfurt – but travelling on the Ebbelwei-Express (Apple Cider Express) is definitely one of the most charming. While viewing the sights of Frankfurt and listening to some local Hessian music and picking up the local dialect, the grown-ups can enjoy a glass of... ...
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The English Theatre

The English Theatre

Founded more than 30 years ago, The English Theatre Frankfurt is continental Europe’s largest English-speaking theatre. The English Theatre plays an important role in the cultural life of Frankfurt. The English Theatre and its educational activities promote learning and linguistic competence, as well as cultural exchange between Germans and English speakers.... ...
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Silo Open Air Bath

Silo Open Air Bath

The Silo Open-Air Bath (Freibad Silo) is a heated, family-friendly swimming pool equipped with large lawns for sunbathing and playing sports, as well as stainless steel pools. Facilities include an Olympic-size pool (50 m) with one and three-metre diving boards, non-swimmers’ pool with water slide, wading pool, slide, beach volleyball... ...
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Palmengarten

Palmengarten

The Palmengarten is one of two botanical gardens in the city. It is located in the Westend-Süd district and open all year round. There are various greenhouses with different climates from all over the world, the pond full of fish and turtles where you can rent a rowing boat, a small... ...
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