Here's some family-friendly ideas for the Bank Holiday weekend, both in and around Luxembourg. We've confirmed that all the venues are open on Monday.
© Luxembourg Science Center
This amazing science centre has more than 70 interactive stations, science shows and a planetarium. It's always a great place for families and combines fun with education. A bonus is that the displays are in a range of languages.
Opening hours from 10am to 6pm.
1, Rue John Ernest Dolibois
Vianden Castle will be open for visits on Monday from 10am to 6pm.
In my opinion this is the most beautiful castle in Luxembourg at one of the most beautiful locations. It makes the perfect day out for the family. Luxembourg’s only chairlift offers magnificent views of the castle and the Our valley from the top. It will be also open from 10am to 6pm and is also in the village.
You can book your tickets online for both venues here.
The Museum of Modern Art of Luxembourg is organizing a special tour on Monday. It will be conducted in Luxembourgish from 4pm to 4.45pm and you can register here:
Telephone: +352 453785–531
This beautiful castle is close to Luxembourg and will be open on Monday from 10am to 6pm. The castle is also hosting a range of exhibitions that visitors can enjoy.
If you can not make it to the castle this time, keep an eye out for upcoming events! There is a great family-friendly one during the Halloween weekend.
Rue du Château
Telephone: +33 (0)387 3503 87
In the forest of the Vieilles Forges lake, in the heart of the French Ardennes, the Elfy Park is a space accessible to children, as well as adults. It offers a multitude of games combining play with education: summer tobogganing, perched huts, sea of nets, zip lines, slides, sound games, storytelling area and more.
In addition, you and the children can meet the giant Scandinavian troll, who is “the guardian of the Elfy Park, and follow his footsteps with his family in the mysterious Ardenian forests..."
"For the first time in France, Thomas Dambo, a Danish artist, joins Elfy Park in a strong symbolic gesture to mark the renewal of the park. Around the world, his trolls are arousing visitors' curiosity and reminding [them of] the importance of recycling, thanks to his ingenious use of recycled wood. ’’
All information about your visit to the park is here.
In the city of Thionville you can attend the festival "Rive et Coeur de Ville en Fête" that runs from 22 June to 4 September. There are different events each day. This may be a good opportunity to discover more about the city whilst having the opportunity to stroll around with your children.
Walygator Park is well known to families in Luxembourg and will be open on Monday from 10.30am to 6pm.
It's always bound to be a fun day at the Walygator Park, which has attractions for kids of all ages! You can also enjoy a magic show by the magician Tim Silver, who was the winner of the show Diversion on French channel TF1, which was named "best magical show of the year’’.
To check the opening hours and to book your tickets online click here.
This great venue only a 45 minute drive away from the Luxembourg-Belgium border.
It has many great exhibits such as real astronaut uniforms, zero gravity space, moon and mars walking simulation, outdoor playground, planetarium, a nice cafeteria and a great shop.
It is recommended to reserve your tickets online as you can save two euros per ticket.
The website is very detailed and user friendly, with suggested ages for the different activities.
This museum offers a journey for the five senses with many stations to explore in a very relaxed atmosphere, and is also perfect for families with small children. What we loved about Houtopia is the outdoor playground, which has great slides and a family-friendly café that overlooks the site.
You can reserve your tickets online.
For those that have not visited it yet, Grottes de Han has caves, an animal park, and a small museum about prehistory and is located in a beautiful village in the Belgian Ardennes.
There is also the possibility to stay overnight, but for this you need to check in advance, as it is very popular.
You can check the timelines and reserve your tickets online, specifying your preference since the animal park can be visited by bus or on foot.
This beautiful site is situated in the Belgian Ardennes and offers a wide variety of activities and experiences like swimming pools, sports, playgrounds, lakes, nature trails and more.
It is highly recommended to check all the information online before your visit.
It will be possible to visit the Flower Carpet in Brussels on Monday from 10am to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm).
An amazing event, known worldwide, that attracts many visitors.
You can still get tickets at the venue on the day of your visit.
A beautiful lake where swimming is also allowed and where you can enjoy walks around the lake and accompanying gardens. There are opportunities to learn about the history of the lake, observe birds, go fishing and much more.
Dogs are not allowed on site!
You can book your tickets online.
I know many of you will love this park, which will be open on Monday for lots of fun, water attractions, an animal park and much more.
Open from 10am to 6pm so you can enjoy a day with the children immersed in beautiful nature.
You can book your tickets online.
Another favorite destination for families is the Dino Park.
For those that have not yet visited this outdoor park, it displays real life size dinosaurs, has a playground, a family friendly café and shop and also organizes different events such as hikes in the area and forest of Teufelschlucht. It is very close to Echternach and can be combined with a visit to the lake of Echternach if you start your day early.
Information about the tickets and also all the other nice family friendly events and experiences can be found here.
Another great spot to explore with your family. There is also a great playground for children that can be enjoyed after the visit to the treetops.
You can also bring your own picnic, as there are outdoor tables available.
Tickets can also be booked online.
We hope you find these suggesitons helpful. If you prefer to spend your time in nature I can confirm that nature will - of course - be open on Monday!
There are lots of parks, forests and lakes nearby for us to enjoy, as long as we respect them wthout leaving litter, nor harming the plants or animals.
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Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend and let’z TravelmatKanner!