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Top Family Days Out

by City Savvy Luxembourg

Need some fresh ideas for family time in and around Luxembourg? Here’s the City Savvy Top Family days out, so print this baby out and tape it to your forehead when the kids start complaining of boredom!

Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there are a limited number of entries available per day and you must book most tickets in advance !

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Parc Merveilleux

We might have been here 586 times. With plenty of space for children to run or scoot around, several playgrounds to suit all ages, an old fashioned train for the smaller guys, a few rides suitable for very small children and you are welcome to bring in all your own food and wine, (it is Europe, after all!) Parc Merveilleux is definitely one to buy a frequent visitor’s card because once your kids get the taste for it- you will find yourself there often. They also have a nice restaurant if you don’t feel like lugging all your own goodies. Be sure to stop by the gift store and buy a little bag of animal food as your kids will squeal with delight.

Address: route de Mondorf, L-3260 Bettembourg
Opening Times: Opening July 1st! From 9:30am7:00pm
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Jardin des Papillons – Butterfly Gardens

Another favourite on our list, the Butterfly Garden is a peaceful refuge that will delight a kid at every age. You can literally watch the butterflies hatch from their cocoons while you are there and which give your kids the perfect opportunity to learn more about the life cycle. Not only will you see butterflies, they also host an interesting collection of tiny birds, an enormously fat frog, iguanas and fascinating bees. If you drive about 1km to reach the boat area in Grevenmacher, you can find a fabulous playground with a lovely view of the Moselle. Pack a picnic or stop by Bernard Massard up the road and begin their cremant education. (kidding…sort of)

Address: Route de Trèves | L-6793 Grevenmacher
Opening Times: Reopened June 1st! From 9:30am – 5:00pm
Contact: +352 75 85 39 – papillons@elisabeth.lu
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Walygator

While not in Luxembourg, Walygator is just across the border so not a long drive. It’s perfect when the heat is melting the kids as there are some great water attractions. There are rides for all of the family (depending on their height,  see website for details) and this is a better one if you have a kid over 92 cm. Apparently there is a magic show that is rather phenomenal so has made our list next time we are there. A season pass will run you around 99 euros but you get unlimited visits.

Address: Voie Romaine, 57280 Maizières-Lès-Metz, France
Opening Times: Reopening July 4th!
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Aquarium Wasserbillig

This sweet aquarium is tiny so the older kids will be rather bored if they’ve been to an aquarium in a larger European capital but this aquarium highlights everything from typical clown fish (Nemo) to the unusual to the beautiful underwater life.  The genuine passion of the staff helps make this one a hit with younger children as they can even participate in a daily feeding session.

Address: rue des Pépinères/Promenade de la Sûre, L-6645 Wasserbillig
Opening Times: October 1st until Easter, Fri – Sun 10am- 5pm  Easter until September 30th daily 10:00 – 18:00.  Closed December – January
Contact: +352 26 74 02 37 – aquarium@cig.lu
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Lake Echternach

Sandstone cliffs and dramatic gorges make the perfect picnic destination. There is loads to wear the kids out including a fenced playground and trampolines during the summer. Of course, after a walk round the lake, you can rent pedal boats, take your fishermen fishing or play a round of miniature golf so the kids won’t be whining of boredom. Check out the  Adventure Island for the most up to date activities.

Address: 117 route de Luxembourg, 6562 Echternach
Opening Times: All year round (but for some activities check the website); click here for Covid-19 information
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Birkelt Village

Calling all campers! This is not silver haired destination, instead a family centred campsite which features 2 swimming pools, an indoor playground in case it rains as well as what feels like loads of smaller outdoor playgrounds if the sun is shining. You don’t have to fully commit- rather stop in for a day but be sure to check with the campsite before you come to save disappointment. If the thought of sleeping on the floor in a tent doesn’t set your world on fire, mobile homes are available for rent. Read more about campsites in Luxembourg in our article ‘Camping in Luxembourg’ here.

Address: 1, Um Birkelt, L-7633 Larochette
Opening Times: Between March and November, please check with the campsite for exact dates
Contact: +352 87 90 40 –birkelt@humancompany.com
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Eifel Park

Another one on our list that isn’t located in Luxembourg, but a mere one hour drive to Germany means . This one is especially exciting if your kids like log flume rides, trains and animals- which, let’s face it, who doesn’t? If you have a kid who loves slides, then the Slide Paradise will be the stuff of dreams. Only the bravest of parents should attempt the ‘kamikaze slide’ with a 60% incline as you might be rudely reminded of how you’ve aged!

Address: Weißstraße 12, 54647 Gondorf, Germany
Opening Times: Summer hours with fabulous water rides but don’t despair, in the winter, the wildlife park is open which means your kids can still participate in the milking contest and feed the animals. Check the website for Covid-19 restriction and try to book ahead if possible.
Contact: +49 (0) 6565-9566-0 or  info@eifelpark.com
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Circular Walk “Klangwee Hoscheid”

What makes this place special is the ‘sound trail.’ This is a place where your children are actually encouraged to play with the instruments provided along the sound trail. Make noise while walking! The official sonorous trail is about 6.5km long (be sure to pack snacks and water) and is made up of 17 stations. Your journey begins at Parking City Hall Hoscheid.  A 3 hour guided tour can be booked if you prefer, or you can walk on your own. The trail is not suitable for prams and buggies.

Address: parking by the town hall in Hoscheid
Opening Times: Open all year round
Contact: to book a tour,  +352 84 93 25 27 – guides.ardennes@ortal.lu
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Scenic Cruise on the Moselle

Ideal for the whole family, you can discover the beauty of the Moselle from a whole new perspective with a Navitours Scenic Cruise from Remich. The cruise lasts about an hour and you can get drinks on board.

Address: Quai de la Moselle, 5553 Remich
Opening Times: Scenic cruises run daily from March until October
Contact: +352 75 84 89 – info@navitours.lu
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Vianden Castle

Although there won’t be the famous medieval festival this August. You can still let the kiddos explore the castle. Afterwards, wander down into the village where you can find a scenic restaurants along the river. Don’t miss the chairlift which is always exciting no matter your age.

Address: Vianden Castle, Montée du Château, L-9422 Vianden
Opening Times: Every day from 10:00, with the exception of 2/11, 25/12 and 1/1
Contact: to book a tour,  +352 84 93 25 27 – guides.ardennes@ortal.lu
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Tourist Center “Robbesscheier”

While the location means a drive up north, this place is like no other and the drive along the way is rather breathtaking.  This is an actual living museum with sheep, gardens and a playground but also hosts activities and workshops for children and their parents such as pottery and cooking. If your kids are into history, they can discover and learn all about life on a farm in the ‘olden days.’ Learn about rural living and how a farmer would harvest hay, collect honey, work on saw mills, or pound out horse shoes if they were a blacksmith. You might not bake your own pies in a wood fired oven,  but that doesn’t mean your kids don’t want to. They can live the Little House on a Prairie experience and sit in a carriage while being pulled by a donkey. The whole family can enjoy local, fresh produce in the on site restaurant. There are  always plenty of interesting events (especially in the spring and summer) in the region so keep a close eye on their website.

Address: 1, Frummeschgaass, L-9766 Munshausen
Opening times: Summer season: Weekdays 9am to 6pm, Weekends 10am to 5pm. Winter season: 10am to 4pm.
Contact: Tel.: +352 92 17 45 1 or info@touristcenter.lu
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Galgenberg Park – Escher Déierepark

Located next to the campsite Gaalgebierg, this sweet park boasts a tree house cafe and makes a perfect hour or two with your littles. The “Noah’s Ark” enclosure in the park allows children to discover deer, goats, sheep, donkeys, highland cows, pigs, etc. A fabulous little park where the animal food is FREE for little hands to feed,  open year round, no matter what the weather conditions are like. 

Address: Gaalgebierg,L-4142 Esch-sur-Alzette
Opening times: all year/free and always open
Contact: Tel.: +352 54 73 83 375 or tourisme@esch.lu
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