Small children’s surprise, big joy – short trips with children and Happy Face Guarantee

Let’s be honest: Who wouldn’t like to see children’s bright eyes? Make sure the little ones have a change in the holiday carousel with exciting destinations. Look forward to leaving everyday life behind together, diving into a colourful world that would also please Pippi Longstocking and experiencing with your child the huge variety of entertaining activities and educational activities. Nice side effect: If the amazement was big and the effort for the way there was small, peace will be in the gang of little rascals. Look forward to games, fun and action on a family holiday in Germany as well as short trips to Austria and give in with a clear conscience when the little ones yearn for an exciting and unusual short trip. With our insider tips for unusual short trips with children, all hell will let loose!

Enchanting ideas for short trips with children – nature, culture and history cleverly combined with adventure and excitement

Did you know that in the forest, besides natural treasures, there are also treasures that can only be found with a treasure map? Take a look at Thuringia. Adults and children puzzle together on a treasure hunt at Rennsteig. You are interested in a short holiday in Thuringia, but would prefer to get a taste of Christmas flair together with your kids? In the Farbglashuette Lauscha children get to know the cradle of Christmas tree decorations. When the little ones create their own glass marbles, Christmas and Easter almost fall on one day.

Adventures in the approach – for the children and perhaps also for the parents? For sure!

A night in a museum, in a Stone Age village or in a dinosaur park? With mum and dad? All the boys and girls who like to do handicrafts grab grandma and grandpa and spend the night in the Filzmuseum in Soltau. Adventurous safari feeling in the southern heath or relaxed cows cuddling in Bullerbü with Laura – what do you or your kids want now? These and many other great short holiday ideas for children – away from the everyday – for your family can be found here. Let yourself be inspired and don’t be astonished anymore. Apropos Stone Age: perhaps not quite so old, but still a journey into the past is a visit to the open-air museum Glentleiten in Großweil in Upper Bavaria. Impressive (hands-on) events for young and old are definitely worth the trip.

Looking for cowboys, stuntmen and damsels? Pack your suitcases quickly!

How nice would it be to be allowed to be a real child again? At the latest when you visit the western town of Pullman City in the Bavarian Forest, you will ask yourself this question. Welcome to Buffallo Bill! In the Ravensburger Spieleland you dine in historic walls at a knight’s feast. On you and you with film and television are your children at the stunt workshop in the Bavaria Filmstudios – every last Sunday of the month. During a short trip at the Legoland® Discovery Centre in Oberhausen, children are truly amazed by building blocks. Combined with a visit to the SEA LIFE Aquarium, your dwarves will encounter a fascinating underwater world. In Hamburg’s Hagenbeck Tropen Aquarium it is not only cosy and warm, here your kids go on an expedition to strange and hidden habitats of over 14,000 animal inhabitants. Mega cool! What do you think is going to happen when you offer your kids the Chocolate Museum in Cologne or Halle or the Chocoversum in Hamburg? You’ve certainly never packed your suitcase so quickly before.

Summer, sun, party?

Do you dream of a short trip under palm trees and a cocktail in your hand? No problem with your child, uncomplicated and even in the cold season. In the Tropical Islands in Brandenburg, chilly lagoon feeling meets water slide ecstasy. The Bavarian equivalent, the Therme Erding, is regarded as the largest slide paradise in the world and will welcome your children with a variety that has no equal. The idea of extending your holiday after Tropical Island with a visit to Berlin Zoo is also animal-friendly. It is the most species-rich in Germany and the cute meerkats are very curious about your visit. The dinosaurs in the dinosaur park Kleinwelka near Bautzen are just as curious, but not quite as lively. Embark on a journey back in time amidst magnificent green nature. The “Galactic Nebula” with water features, fountains and geysers as well as the climbing jungle leave a lasting impression on the children.

Kinder © Kostia / Kinder © david_franklin / Kinder © Dasha Petrenko /

Pure winter fun with children!

Teaching children how to ski is smart and a real pleasure in the mountaineering village of Malta in Kärnten, Austria. Dwarf skiing courses, pony rides, tobogganing, ice skating and a children’s disco make children’s hearts beat faster. Countless offers for a relaxing winter holiday or ski holiday with children can be found here. By the way: If you don’t have your own ski equipment for the children, or if you don’t want to have to carry them around, borrow one. We will show you here how and where this can be done in an uncomplicated way. Tip: Often there are free skis for children on top, if the parents also rent the equipment.

© Vasyl / © Gorilla / Kinder © Konstantin Yuganov /

And last but not least: camping, camping, camping!

Camping with children is the best adventure. With around 3,000 campsites all over Germany, camping for a long weekend is the perfect option. Horse riding, climbing, canoeing and many other sporting activities are just as much in demand as children’s hikes and great excursion tips for children. More information will soon be available in our Camping & Mobilehomes themed world. With our partners it is often possible to book a mobile home over the weekend. Have you got the desire to browse our offer of Camping & Mobilehomes? Come in!

With the little ones everything went differently than planned? A hotel voucher gives you flexibility and a nice selection of cheap hotels, not only for short trips in Austria.

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