Day trips with children

SELECTED TIPS FOR FAMILY OUTINGS

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There are many child-friendly attractions in the Eifel for family outings with children, such as animal and theme parks, swimming pools, special guided tours and activities in the Eifel National Park and the Volcanic Eifel. We include some tips here for your day trip in the Eifel and offer a small selection here. There is so much to discover in the Eifel, with attractions for children in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland Palatinate!

 

Schwimmen und Baden Eifel: Sprung ins Naturfreibad Einruhr, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

Swimming and bathing

Lidos and bathing lakes.

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LVR-Freilichtmuseum Kommern - Baugruppe Eifel, © LVR Kommern

LVR-Freilichtmuseum Kommern

Mechernich

Do you still remember the smell and taste of the bread which was baked in a wood-fired oven? Or do you still know how the blacksmith worked in his smithy? In the LVR Open Air Museum Kommern you can experience with all your senses how people used to live and work in the Rhineland…

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Deutsches Schieferbergwerk 1, © Stadt Mayen/Seydel

Deutsches Schieferbergwerk - Museumswelten Mayen

Mayen

The visitors will be equipped with helmets and jackets and get down in the depth off the slate mine and takes part in an exploration of the Moselschiefer. A simulated mine cart ride will especially delight the children. And "Müller's Jupp" will tell his stories of the live in the mine…

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Schiff Seensucht, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

Rursee-Schifffahrt

Simmerath

Welcome on board!

Embedded into the lush green of a large wooded area there is the Eifel Lake District with its fleet of boats near to nature.

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Seepark

Seepark Zülpich

Zülpich

4,000 sqm of sandy beach with pirate climbing ship, giant bouncy cushions, giant swings, water playground, adventure golf, beach volleyball, aqua park, Flying Fox and much more awaits you at Seepark Zülpich…

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Eifelpark Gondorf, © Eifelpark Gondorf

Leisure and Animal Park "Eifelpark"

Gondorf

WILD ANIMALS AND LEISURE – THE PERFECT DAY OUT
Covering an area the equivalent of around 100 football pitches, Eifelpark Gondorf is a unique combination of amusement park and wildlife park. More than 45 attractions and over 200 wild animals make Eifelpark the perfect destination for families with children, hiking days for school and nursery school classes, senior citizens’ trips and exciting group excursions…

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Manderscheider Burgen, © GesundLand Vulkaneifel/Dominik Ketz

Castles of Manderscheid

Manderscheid

Things were not always as peaceful in Manderscheid as they are today. The Upper and the Lower Castle, just a stone’s throw away from each other, were hostile to each other for many years.

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Das Grubenrad weist den Weg zur Grube Bendisberg, © Svenja Schulze-Entrup

Besucherbergwerk "Grube Bendisberg" in Langenfeld

Langenfeld

The 3-shaft-visitor mine "Grube Bendisberg" offers awesome insights deep in the inside of the earth. Old miner-traditions become alive in midst of broken stones.

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Blauer Morphofalter

Schmetterlingsgarten "Eifalia"

Blankenheim

With their fine proboscises, colourful butterflies sip juice from a sliced pineapple. Then the gentle creatures waft away into the foliage of the plants in the butterfly house.

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Schloss Bürresheim mit barocker Gartenanlage, © Laura Rinneburger

Schloss Bürresheim palace

St. Johann

During the Middle Ages, Schloss Bürresheim palace was actually a castle, in other words, a knight’s residence and a fortress at the same time.

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