While Berlin might seem like a playground just for adults, there’s plenty on offer to keep the little ones busy too. It’s a great family city break destination with lots of exciting museums, creative playgrounds and the oldest zoological garden in Germany.

Here’s our top picks of things to do in Berlin with kids:

Berlin Zoological Garden

Nestled in the city’s Tiergarten is Berlin Zoological Garden, the oldest and most well-known zoo in all of Germany. Promising to be the most species-rich zoo in the world, this certainly makes the list of top things to do in Berlin with kids. There’s elephants, giraffes, gorillas and even giant pandas to spy. Time your visit with their feeding schedules to catch all the action, and be sure to take in the amazing flora-filled grounds while you’re there too.

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Enjoy the outdoors

One of the top things to do in Berlin with kids is to simply enjoy the outdoors. This city spoils us with acres of green spaces, beautiful lakes, and even an unused airport where the kids can let off some steam. Start at Tiergarten and follow one of the trails to see where it takes you. On a windy day, head to Tempelhofer Park and join the keen kite fliers. And discover one of the many creative playgrounds in Berlin where they can swing, climb and slide.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

If the weather doesn’t suit a day outdoors, the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is a top thing to do in Berlin with kids. With over 5 million bricks, iconic sights of Berlin built out of LEGO, cool play areas, fun rides, a cinema, there’s so much to see and do. Suitable for children aged 3-10 years, it’s a day to learn, build and discover. Take a tour of the factory and meet the workers who turn raw plastic into colourful and creative LEGO bricks and, if you still have time, catch a movie at the 4D cinema. We’re confident the bigger members of the family will enjoy it too.

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Educational fun

Berlin is steeped in history, and visiting some of the quirky museums is a fun way to teach the kids about it. The DDR Museum shows you what life in Berlin was like after the Wall went up, in a very interactive way. You’re encouraged to touch, rummage and play. At the Labyrinth Kindermuseum there’s interactive exhibits, projects and workshops to get involved in, nooks and crannies to explore, cars to drive, and tunnels to squeeze through. Suitable for children aged 3-11 years, it’s a place where kids learn new skills through play. And of course, the Natural History Museum is one of the top things to do in Berlin with kids. It’s worth a visit for their star guest alone, the well-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.

Get sporty

For the sportier members of the family, Berlin lines up some great ways to get active. BergWerk is an interactive adventure ground for all ages where you’ll encounter obstacles to cross, steps to climb, platforms to scale and rope slides to get the adrenaline pumping. Then there’s Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide, which offers much of the same, but this time outdoors and in the beautiful natural setting of towering trees. Beginners, intermediates and experts all welcome, it’s a top thing to do in Berlin with kids.

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So as you can see, there are plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained in Berlin. And a fun way to tick off the sightseeing with the family is aboard a Big Bus tour. Grab your complimentary earphones as you board the bus and we’ll teach the kids a thing or two about this city while passing world-famous sights and iconic landmarks.