Family and Kids in Essen

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Essen? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Essen, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Essen.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Essen for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Villa Huegel

    Family and Kids

    This beautiful mansion is located in Bredeney , that now belonged in the modern city of Essen. It was built by Alfred Krupp and had been the residence of the Krupp family (the famous industrialists) from 1873 to 1945. At present, it house the offices of the Kulturstiftung Ruhr (Ruhr Cultural Foundation). You can visit around the furnished private quarters of the main building that are open for ...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Museum Folkwang

    Family and Kids

    Established in 1922, Museum Folkwang has some of the finest art collection belonging to the age of 19th and 20th century. The museum was founded in 1902 by Karl Ernst Osthaus in Hagen. After its foundation, soon the museum developed as a significant museum of modern art in Germany. At present, the museum has been recognized as one of the famous museum of art of Germany. Take a view into museum ...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    The Baldeneysee

    Water Sport

    Completed in 1933, it is one of the six largest reservoirs of Ruhr, lies on the southern part of Essen. It is also said to be the largest lake of Essen. This artificial water body as now turned into a paradise for recreational activities and water sports. The well developed circular path around the lake offers a great space for bikers, skaters and pedestrians to take a stroll along the lake. On...Read more
  4. Amazing Essen attraction for kids
    Aalto Theatre

    Family and Kids

    Visit the famous opera house of Essen that has been an important destination for major performing arts, till date. The house was designed by Alvar Aalto (a Finnish architect). You can guess from where the opera house got its name. It was opened back in 1988 with the famous opera Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, by Richard Wagner. In 2008, it was awarded with the title of the Opera House of the y...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Essen Cathedral Treasury

    Family and Kids

    Also known Essen Minster (in Germany), was established in 1958. Since its established it was considered as the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Essen. It was built in honor of Saints Cosmas and the Damian and the Bless Virgin Mary. The cathedral is located right at the center of the city. However, the present building you see had been reconstructed after it faced heavy damage during World W...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Essen
    Abteikirche St. Liudger

    Family and Kids

    If you are visiting Werden Abbey, you cannot miss its famous highlight, i.e. Abteikirche St. Liudger. It is a beautiful late-Romanesque church and was named after the Frisian missionary was buried here. Visit the church to check the brilliant exterior architectural design of the church. The primary highlight of the church is the Treasury. It is around 240 square meter area of exhibition space d...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Atelier Klaudia Possemeyer-tepper

    Family and Kids

    This art gallery of Klaudia Possemeyer can be a place of interest if you are into painting or love to see the artworks of others. The genres that she paints in are landscapes, people, still life and portraits. She continuously tries to create new things with new ideas about her painting and you will be mesmerized by seeing the outcome. It’s located in the southern Alternessen, her studio...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex

    Family and Kids

    Once the largest and still considered as the most beautiful coal mine of the world, this famous industrial complex has been an ideal example of heavy industry of Europe. In 2001, this complex was recognized as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Since 1986, the complex had been rebooted as a cultural hub, equipped with museums, artist studios, spaces for performances, a fine restaurant and a unique p...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Essen - Gruga

    Garden, Botanical Garden

    This famous botanical garden was established in 1927. The primary am behind the establishment of the park was for recreation, education and research work for the botany subject. However, some parts of the park got destroyed during World War II. Later on, in 1965 the government recreated the damaged parts of the park. At present, the park is divided into sections like. Alpinum – trees lik...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Alte Synagoge

    Family and Kids

    Popularly known as the Old Synagoge, it was founded in 1980 and has been a cultural center and meeting place for the Jewish community. The strangest part of the Synagoge is, it miraculously survived the impact of World War II. The striking feature of the Synagoge is its architectural design. Today the building preserves some of the important testimonies of Jewish culture from the pre German war...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Red Dot Design Museum

    Family and Kids

    Visit this unique museum that holds largest presentation of contemporary design in the world. Nearly 160,000 international guests turn up to visit this awe-inspiring museum, named Red Dot Design Museum. At present, the museum house around 2,000 contemporary designs in the exhibition area. Some of the designs are inspired from the daily lifestyle and some you may find in your house, already in u...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Ruhr Museum

    Family and Kids

    Located within former coal washing plant of Zollverein Coal Mine complex, this museum is one of the top places of interest within the industrial complex. At present, the museum has an extensive collection of historical, archeological and geological information that were collected by the former Ruhr land museum of Essen. In the permanent exhibition section of the museum, you get to see exclusive...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Einkaufszentrum Limbecker Platz

    Family and Kids

    If you are a real shopaholic by heart, you cannot give a miss to this place. Visit the largest inner-city shopping center in Germany with around two hundred shops to look forward. Apart from the shop, many attractive events and promotions are organized for kids and adults for entertainment. So, if your kids are with you, you don’t have to worry about keeping them busy as you go for shoppi...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Philharmonie Essen

    Family and Kids

    Situated at the center of the downtown region of Essen, at the edge of the city park, Philharmonie Essen was previously known as Saalbau Essen. It is near to the famous opera house of Esssen, named Aalto Theatre. In the year1864, a first concert and even hall was established in the same location. Later in 2004, Philaharmonie Essen was established in this location by Prof Michael Kaufmann, the f...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Schloss Schellenberg

    Family and Kids

    Am Schloss Schellenberg is a famous castle which was the residential home of Barons of Schellenberg once. The castle is surrounded by forest area and hence you can get easy access to the wooded estate. You can find several streams are flowing through the forest. The castle is divided into three parts. It has two farmyards inside and outside of the castle where you can find a wooden art gallery....Read more