Tips for Families in Bremen
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You need to do a bit of planning for a successful outing with children – bring along something to drink just in case, and perhaps pack a little snack - but most important of all, plan an activity that’s fun for kids! Bremen has lots of activities for kids on offer. Check some of these out.
Outside and for free: The famous fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm is performed every Sunday from May to September at 12:00 at the Domshof. The donkey, dog, cat, and cock are played by actors and actresses from Theater Interaktiwo and promise fun for young and old. Further information can be found here.
Quelle: Theater Interaktiwo / Norbert A. Müller
A popular outing in the summer months is Café Sand. Enjoy a holiday in the sun in the middle of the city replete with a sandy beach, a restaurant with sundeck terrace, and a beer garden. The shallow water, perfect for splashing in, and the wide band of sand, ideal for building sand castles, make this a perfect spot for families with small children. You can board the Hal Över ferry to Café Sand at Osterdeich.
Quelle: WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH/T. Vankann
The whale-shaped Science Center, Das Universum® Bremen, invites you to come discover, research, and experiment. The permanent exhibition focuses on the themes humans, nature, and technology. Whether young or old, the curious shouldn’t miss this Bremen attraction. You’ll happily spend hours here. The Universum makes for a great family outing.
Quelle: Universum Bremen
Travel back through three hundred years of Bremen history at the Bremer Geschichtenhaus from the 17th to the early 20th century. Performers dressed in historical costumes lead you through the exhibition and bring Bremen characters of bygone days to life. The tour takes about an hour. The Geschichtenhaus is in the Schnoor, Bremen’s oldest district.
Quelle: bras e.V.
Here the dream becomes reality for Werder fans, young and old: To sit on the trainer’s bench and feel the presence of team! You can also explore the inside of the stadium, the visiting-team changing room, the press conference room, and the VIP area. The tour takes about 1½ to 2 hours and ends in the Wuseum.
Quelle: ®das sprengwerk
The central library and the neighbourhood branch libraries offer two programmes for families with children. "Gedichte für Wichte" (Poems for Little Ones) for families with children younger than three years old and "BilderBuchKino" (Story Book Cinema) for children four years and older. Both are free of charge. For information and dates check the Stadtbibliothek Bremen website.
Quelle: Stadtbibliothek Bremen
Carnival atmosphere and harbour ambience of the 1950s: Fun and games for all ages can be had at the HafenRummel in Bremen’s Überseestadt. On an obstacle course with 11 stations, you can try your hand at old carnival games and collect points. Who knows? Perhaps with a little luck and some talent, you could be the high scorer! The obstacle course takes about 90 minutes to complete.
With a trip on a peat boat, you can explore the former wetlands and marshland between Bremen’s Blockland and Teufelsmoor via the waterways. The trip begins at the Torfhafen in Findorff. On board the former practice of peat extraction is explained. The trip lengths vary depending on the tour chosen. Bookings are available at Bremer Touristik-Zentrale.
Quelle: WFB / Thomas Hellmann
Up into the skies! The airport tour developed especially for children is an exciting activity for the entire family. The tour takes place Sunday afternoons and lasts about 1 ½ to 2 hours. Reservations are recommended. The tours are offered by Stattreisen Bremen e.V.
Quelle: Flughafen Bremen GmbH
Cooking or baking, caring for and feeding animals, gardening, making fire or simply playing – the neighbourhood farm offers a lot for children and families. Ponies, sheep, teacup pigs, alpacas and other animals make their home here. People of all ages are heartily welcome to visit the farm during its opening hours.
Quelle: Stadtteilfarm Huchting
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