Rhine-Erft-County for families
Phantasialand, karting or kayaking
Our tips for family days out in Rhine-Erft-County: Fun and adventure in an amusement park or thrilling rides on a go-kart track or white water course.
There is a huge choice of fun family activities in Rhine-Erft-County. Phantasialand in Brühl is an attraction with name recognition far beyond the region. This amusement park offers thrilling rides, with new ones regularly added, a selection of shows, themed restaurants and several accommodation options.
Michael Schumacher Kart and Event Centre
Equally thrilling are the activities at the Michael Schumacher Kart and Event Centre in Kerpen. The Formula One idol’s home town has a 600-metre indoor track where 8.5 HP go-karts allow for spectacular racing, which can be continued outside on a slightly longer track with a pit lane. Junior drivers have to be at least eight years old and 1.40 metres tall.
Kayaking or rafting tours on the Erft
If the weather is good, kayaking or rafting tours on the Erft make for an enjoyable family outing. A number of trips suitable for children are organized between Bergheim and Grevenbroich. Kayaks for one, two or three paddlers are available, with the three-person boat able to fit two children along with two adults. An entire group can fit into the rafts. Since getting wet is guaranteed, waterproof clothing and shoes as well as a change of clothes is recommended.
Summer season from end of March to end of October: 9:00 - 18:00
Winter season from mid-November to mid-January: 11:00 - 20:00 (does not apply to shows, restaurants and hotels)
Tuesday to Thursday, Sundays and public holidays: 10:00 - 22:00
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00