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Tips for Families in Bremen

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.

 The Bremen City Musicians pantomime

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 at the Bremer Touristik-Zentrale website. 

Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten vom Theater Interaktiwo (Foto: Theater Interaktiwo / Norbert A. Müller)

Source: Theater Interaktiwo / Norbert A. Müller

 Bürgerpark

One of the most beloved parks in Bremen is the Bürgerpark. The Bürgerpark offers families not only fresh air and open space but also playgrounds, a small zoo, mini golf course, and rowboat rentals. Ship ahoy!

Im Sommer vor allem bei Paaren beliebt: eine romantische Ruderbootfahrt im Bürgerpark.

Source: WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH/T. Vankann

 Puppet Theatre "Mensch, Puppe!"

In the heart of the hip Bremer neighbourhood, "the Viertel", the puppet theatre "Mensch, Puppe!" has its home. The theatre has a family programme with fairy tales and other stories beautifully staged for children from the age of three up. 

Szene aus "Fiete Anders" (Foto: Mensch, Puppe! / Marianne Menke)

Source: Mensch, Puppe!

  Café Sand

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. 

Im Sommer einer der beliebtesten Orte in Bremen: der Weserstrand mit der Badestelle am Café Sand.

Source: WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH/T. Vankann

  Universum® Bremen

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. 

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 Bremer Geschichtenhaus (Bremer History House)

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.

Ein Gruppenbild der Darsteller vom Geschichtenhaus in ihren historischen Kostümen

Source: bras e.V.

 Werder Stadium tour

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.

Im Werderstadion stehen Leute während einer Stadionführung am Spielfeldrand.

Source: ®das sprengwerk

 Stadtbibliothek Bremen (City Library Bremen)

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.

BilderBuchKino in der Stadtbibliothek Bremen (Foto: Stadtbibliothek Bremen)

Source: Stadtbibliothek Bremen

  HafenRummel

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.

Der große Münzschieber ist ein Spiel des Hafenrummels an einem Tisch.

Der große Münzschieber, ein Spiel der elf Spielstationen.

Source: Hafenrummel

 Torfkahnfahrt (Peat Boat trip)

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.

Ein Torfkahn auf dem Torfkanal.

Source: WFB / Thomas Hellmann

 Flughafenführung für Kinder (Airport tours for children)

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.

Flughafenführung für Kinder (Foto: Flughafen Bremen GmbH)

Source: Flughafen Bremen GmbH

 Stadtteilfarm Huchting (Huchting Neighbourhood Farm)

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.

Die Thüringer Waldziege "Arti" auf der Stadtteilfarm Huchting.

Die Thüringer Waldziege "Arti" auf der Stadtteilfarm Huchting.

Source: Stadtteilfarm Huchting

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