Family Trips are great!, © Sauerland Tourismus

Excursions for families

Great days out for parents and kids

NRW is a great choice for family holidays or outings, with each of its 12 regions offering plenty of exciting, entertaining and informative attractions for the whole family to enjoy. From amusement parks to dark caves, and from hands-on museums to child-friendly walking trails – our tips are sure to whet your appetite for your next family getaway!

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Neanderthal Museum, © Neanderthal Museum / H.Neumann

Neanderland for families

There’s no room for boredom in Neanderland: Children will experience fun, games and entertainment at the Neanderthal Museum, the Time Tunnel, and while climbing, swimming and water skiing.

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Das Sparrenburgfest, © Bielefeld Marketing GmbH

Bielefeld for families

Whether it’s the climbing park, a visit to the castle or petting animals at the Animal Park, Bielefeld has a lot to offer for young families.

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Aussicht auf die Region, © aachen tourist service e.v.

Aachen for families

No matter the weather, there’s always something for families to experience in Aachen – from the urban exploration rally to a free museum visit.

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Radrast auf Eifeler Heuballen, © Archiv Eifel Tourismus GmbH

The Eifel for families

Our tips for family activities in the Eifel: The wild natural landscape offers a perfect setting for family getaways and days out.

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Historische Arbeit mit dem Pferdepflug, © Klaus Stange

Bergisches Land for families

Our tips for family days out in Bergisches Land: Unspoilt natural landscapes waiting to be discovered, with a fairy-tale forest and a monkey park among the attractions.

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Fahrt auf der Wildwasserbahnim Wunderland Kalkar, © Wunderland Kalkar

The Lower Rhine for families

Our tips for family days out in the Lower Rhine: From enjoying the great outdoors to learning about the region’s interesting past, there is a huge choice of things to see and do.

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