I am willing to bet good money on what one of the most frequently asked questions is when people arrive in Frankfurt!  “What are the best activities in Frankfurt with Kids??”  I know it was one of the first questions that I asked!  Unfortunately, no Google search ever really satisfied me or gave me anything more than parks and museums.  Of course, these have their place and I will mention some but come on, it’s hardly inspiring!  So, whether you’re planning a short visit or settling down, there are plenty of options to keep your kids entertained. Let me help you explore both scenarios!

Frankfurt with Kids: General Activities

So there is no shortage of things to do in Frankfurt with kids.  However, sometimes it takes a little local knowledge to find some of them!


Undoubtedly A Park for All Seasons!  When the weather gets warm, the sprinklers come on and kids can have a blast while staying cool. Moreover, there are plenty of activities to enjoy no matter what time of year it is.  Namely the playground, sandpit, basketball and football courts.  Finally, you can find a small kiosk serving coffee and alcoholic drinks alike – pick your poison!


An absolute experience in all seasons!  Plenty of kids activities with boating on the water, multiple playgrounds, a train ride through the grounds and sprinklers in the summer months.  However, it is worth noting that this is a paid entrance.

Sachsenhausen Stadtwald

Just behind Goetheturm, you’ll find an entry into the Frankfurt Stadtwald (city forest).  The Stadtwald is a vast, wooded area with walking and biking trails, perfect for nature walks or picnics with kids. There are also two fantastic playgrounds in the nearby vicinity if you looking for something more enclosed.

Junges Museum Frankfurt

If your kids are into history this is an absolute MUST!  Of course, it’s not only for the history buffs, because there are plenty of interactive aspects at the museum to keep everyone busy!  For example the historical playrooms and printing, workshops

Senckenberg Natural History Museum

Now this museum has an impressive collection of fossils, minerals and a wide variety of animal exhibits. It’s a great place for kids to learn about prehistoric creatures like dinosaurs.

Experimenta Museum

Along with being an incredibly interactive science and technology museum, it is also designed to engage visitors of all ages in hands-on learning experiences.

Want to get your kids out and about and expending as much energy as possible!!??  With any luck, you’ll have tired kids who are ready for bed after these outings!

  1. Bouldering at Boulderwelt or Dynochrome 
  2. Laser Tag at Lazerzone
  3. Trampolining at Superfly
  4. Mini Golf at Schwarzlichthelden Minigolf
  5. Ice Skating at Eisporthalle

Without a doubt, one of the things you are almost certainly going to hear when you out with kids is “Can I have an ice cream?”.  So who are we to not include our favourite ice cream spots in frankfurt!

Frankfurt Zoo

Frankfurt Zoo is home to a wide variety of animals from all over the world. It’s a fantastic place to take children who have an interest in wildlife.

Opel Zoo

Located just outside of Frankfurt near Kronberg you will find Opel Zoo.  Another popular and family-friendly zoo it makes for a great day out.  And is a wonderful place to visit with children and offers a diverse range of animal species and educational opportunities.

Hafenpark features a concrete skatepark with various ramps, ledges, banks, and other obstacles. The park is designed to cater to skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX riders. You’ll find a variety of elements suitable for skaters of different skill levels, from beginners to advanced riders.  Be aware with very little humans when using the facilities.

Throughout summer and up until Halloween Maze Labyrinths are popular activities for kids and families in Germany.

Maislabyrinth Liederbach

An absolute adventure!!  With over 50,000m² of space, they tout themselves as the largest corn maze in Hessen!  And with countless activities to enjoy there is something for every age!  Including the corn maze, the corn bath, soccer and mini-golf. Finally, you don’t have to worry about going hungry or thirsty either – plenty of options to satisfy you.

Maislabyrinth Wallau

Wallau corn maze from Paul’s Farm between Hofheim-Wallau and Wiesbaden-Nordenstadt.

Bauer Lipp

As well as the Corn Maze, Bauer Lipp has Pumpkin Paradies, a pumpkin art exhibition!  Incredibly they grow over 140 varieties of pumpkin in their fields and the number is growing every year.

Sports camp
Therapy for kids

Frankfurt with Kids as a Local Resident

Undoubtedly visiting a city and living in one are two very different things.  In this section, we list some great services and activities available for living in Frankfurt with kids.

Kids Sport Education Provider

Outdoor Kids is the largest Kids Sport Education Provider in and around Frankfurt.  Energetic and well-trained instructors will see your most precious little humans being energetic and learning valuable skills that will not only serve them in sports but also in school and later life.  There is an undeniable correlation that active kids are happier kids and perform better in all other aspects of their lives than those who are not.

Robotics and Coding

Boston Education is an organisation that specialises in using STEAM activities to teach kids robotics and coding in Frankfurt.

A place for families to connect, learn and network!

In particular, they offer a variety of classes and creative activities for kids.  Also, their instruction is designed to cater to a broad age range, spanning from infancy to 16 years old. Importantly, their goal is to build long-lasting relationships for both children and parents.  Briefly their classes include, music, dance, gymnastics, STEM to name but a few.

Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions before you visit, as they can vary depending on the season and any ongoing events.