Top 10 Family Days Out in Luxembourg

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What to do with the fam when you don’t want to drive for miles? Here’s the City Savvy Top 10 Family days out in the Duchy, just for you.

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Parc Merveilleux

This is a really fantastic wildlife park, just outside of Luxembourg city. With plenty of space for children to run or scooter about, several playgrounds to suit all ages, crazy little goats, a few rides suitable for very small children and a nice restaurant for lunch, snacks or ice cream. Parc Merveilleux is definitely one of those spots to visit often during the months it is open. Don’t forget that you can buy little bags of food for a selected list of friendly animals at the local shop.

Address: route de Mondorf, L-3260 Bettembourg
Opening Times: March 26th until October 9th, 09:30 – 18:00
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Jardin des Papillons – Butterfly Gardens

Although not very big, the Butterfly Garden is beautiful and is home to plenty of different species, giving children a great opportunity to learn more about the life cycle of butterflies. There is also a fun little shop selling nature inspired gifts and a small café for refreshments. After the visit, you can drive about 1km to reach the boat area in Grevenmacher. There, just next to the parking lot, you will find a lovely playground with a relaxing view of the Moselle – so make sure you pack a picnic.

Address: Route de Trèves | L-6793 Grevenmacher
Opening Times: April 1st until October 31st, 09:30 – 17:00
Contact: +352 75 85 39 – papillons@elisabeth.lu
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Aquarium Wasserbillig

This lovely, friendly aquarium is tiny so it’s best combined with a visit to the great playground next door. The aquarium does showcase the diverse and colourful underwater world and proves to be a hit with younger children despite its size.

Address: rue des Pépinères/Promenade de la Sûre, L-6645 Wasserbillig
Opening Times: October 1st until Easter, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 17:00.  Easter until September 30th daily 10:00 – 18:00.  Closed December – January
Contact: +352 26 74 02 37 – aquarium@cig.lu
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Lake Echternach

Lovely for a picnic and a walk round the lake, with a good playground (fenced), ducks to feed and trampolines during the summer. Add to that pedal boats, fishing, miniature golf and Adventure Island and you’re sure to find something for the whole family.There is a Delhaize supermarket right next to the main parking lot, in case you decide on a last minute picnic. But if you prefer you can also have a relaxed lunch at the hostel (buffet style).

Address: 117 route de Luxembourg, 6562 Echternach
Opening Times: All year round (but for some activities check the website)
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Camping Birkelt

As this family friendly campsite you will find plenty of playgrounds, 2 swimming pools and a brand new indoor playground was recently added. You can pop in for the day (check with the campsite before you come!) but there is also the option to rent a comfortable mobile home. Read more about campsites in Luxembourg in our article ‘Camping in Luxembourg’ here.

Address: 1, Um Birkelt, L-7633 Larochette
Opening Times: Between March and November, please check with the campsite for exact dates
Contact: +352 87 90 40 – info@camping-birkelt.lu
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Circular Walk “Klangwee Hoscheid”

This sound trail has musical instruments along the way that everyone is encouraged to play with. The official sonorous trail is about 6.5km long (it’s a good idea to take snacks and water with you) and comprises of 17 stations, which start at Parking City Hall Hoscheid.  A 3 hour guided tour can be booked if you prefer. Just note that it might be too long for younger kids, and is not suitable the entire way through for pushchairs. For other child friendly nature trails check out our article Kids in the Country: 5 Nature Trails.

Address: parking by the town hall in Hoscheid
Opening Times: Open all year round
Contact: to book a tour,  +352 84 93 25 27 – guides.ardennes@ortal.lu
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Scenic Cruise on the Moselle

Ideal for the whole family, you can discover the beauty of the Moselle from a whole new perspective with a Navitours Scenic Cruise from Remich. The cruise lasts about an hour and you can get drinks on board.

Address: Quai de la Moselle, 5553 Remich
Opening Times: Scenic cruises run daily from March until October
Contact: +352 75 84 89 – info@navitours.lu
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Vianden Castle

Inside and out this castle has plenty to see for all ages, and if you walk down into the village you can find somewhere to have coffee or a bite to eat in one of the lovely restaurants along the river. And of course there is the chairlift which is a thrill for old and young alike. It is also possible to have a 3 hour guided tour of the city and castle by contacting the Guides Touristiques des Ardennes Luxembourgeoises.

Address: Vianden Castle, Montée du Château, L-9422 Vianden
Opening Times: Every day from 10:00, with the exception of 2/11, 25/12 and 1/1
Contact: to book a tour,  +352 84 93 25 27 – guides.ardennes@ortal.lu
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Tourist Center “Robbesscheier”

This living museum is a must and well worth the beautiful drive up north. You can discover and learn all about rural living of eras past. Learn about honey production, hay harvest, saw mills, the blacksmith, get involved by making pies in a wood fired oven, make your own beeswax candles or simply enjoy a ride  on a stubborn donkey or in horse drawn wagon ride. There are animals to pet and plenty of play space for children to enjoy the freedom of the open air. Plus you can enjoy local, fresh produce in the on site restaurant. They always have plenty of interesting events (especially in the spring and summer) so keep a close eye on their website.

Address: 1, Frummeschgaass, L-9766 Munshausen
Opening times: Summer season: Weekdays 9am to 6pm, Weekends 10am to 5pm. Winter season: 10am to 4pm.
Contact: Tel.: +352 92 17 45 1 or info@touristcenter.lu
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Galgenberg Park – Escher Déi’renpark

Located next to the campsite Gaalgebierg, this English-style garden is perfect for small children who need to let off steam. The “Noah’s Ark” enclosure in the park allows city children to discover deer, goats, geese, pheasants and many other small species. Always a hit with little ones – it’s free and open all year.

Address: Gaalgebierg,L-4142 Esch-sur-Alzette
Opening times: all year
Contact: Tel.: +352 54 73 83 375 or tourisme@esch.lu
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This article was first shown on Family Trips 4 You. Check out more travel tips from Rute Vendeirinho here and follow her blog, Expat Mum in Luxembourg here.

 

Featured Photo: Pippa Herbert

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