This week on TravelmatKanner: family friendly venues in and around Luxembourg that will be welcoming visitors on the May 1 bank holiday.

If you are in the same situation as many of us, with only one day of holiday on 1 May and wondering what to do with the children, this article is for you.

1. Luxembourg Science Center (LSC)

The best place to enjoy science in Luxembourg with children will be open on May 1. The Science Center of Luxembourg is basically open every day, weekend and holidays included. The only 3 days that it is closed is on 25 and 26 December & January 1. Just perfect!!

During the week the LSC is open from 9 am to 5 pm. On weekends and public holidays the LSC is open from 10 am to 6 pm.

Address: 1, rue John Ernest Dolibois, L-4573, Differdange

2. Parc Merveilleux Luxembourg

If there was a favorite family park in Luxembourg, it would most probably be the Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg. It is open daily from 9:30 am to 7 pm and will be open on May 1 2023. This year, in case you did not know, you can also have an overnight stay at the park.

Address: Route de Mondorf, L-3260, Bettermbourg

3. Ardennes Terre d'Aventures France

The recreation complex Ardennes Terre d'Aventures will be open on May 1 2023. A park in the middle of the French Ardennes, the kingdom of fairies, with lovely playgrounds and mazes and many different thematic areas.

It features 3 parcs:  Le Corsaire Volant (a huge pirate ship) and the Wi-Splash (an aquaparc located on the lake Vieilles Forges) and the dreamy Elfy Park which is home to one of the giants by the Danish artist Thomas Dambo.

Address: 6 Rue du lac, F-08500, Les Mazures

4. Walygator Grand Est France

For all theme park lovers, this all-time favourite will be open on May 1 from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. If you and your kids are in need of a little bit of adrenaline, that need will be well addressed there as the parc does not lack an exciting roller coaster.

Address: Voie Romaine. F-57280, Maizières-lès-Metz

5. Plopsa Coo Belgium

Another lovely and nearby theme park, well-suited for younger children this is located in Belgium. It will be open on May 1 2023 from 10:30 am to 5:30 am.

Located in an idyllic spot in the forest next to the beautiful Coo waterfalls, Plopsa Coo features 25 attractions, many friendly restaurants and family venues. Only approximately 1.5h  from the border, it's not too far for a one-day trip.

Address: Grand Coo 4, B-4970, Stavelot


© Eifelpark

6. Eifelpark Gondorf Germany

The Greater Region is home to many family theme parks and the Eifelpark is one of the most visted and beloved of them. On 1 May it will be open from 10am to 5pm. A brand new family show called Skillz will await you in the forest theatre.

Address: Weißstraße 12, D-54647, Gondorf

7. RIVEO Belgium

RIVEO is an educational center in Hotton focused on local rivers, where you can enjoy exhibitions and aquariums. For example, Par Toutéthys! is a trip around the world to explore 5 great rivers.

RIVEO is open from 10.00 to 17.00

Address: Rue Haute, 4, B-6990 Hotton

8. Recrealle Belgium

Recrealle is the place to be:

Kayak, mini golf, playgrounds, bowling, aquabikes, acro game, bouncy castle, archery, cycling, paintball, climbing wall and more all in one place.

Address: Rue Léon Henrard, 16. B- 5550 Alle-sur-Semois

9. Aquatower Berdorf Luxembourg

If you have not yet visited the Aquatower Berdorf with the magnificent views and the lovely water playground now it is your chance to do so. The Aquatower will be open on 1 May from 2 to 6 pm. Addionally anyone can sign up for the guided tour at 3 pm. Here the price is 8€ for adults and 5€ for youths between 7 and 18 years.

Address: 106a, rue de Consdorf, L-6551, Berdorf

10. Musee de la fraise Wepion Belgium (near Namur)

In case you weren't aware, yes, there is a strawberry museum in our area that will be open on 1 May from 11 am to 6 pm.

The Strawberry museum has also a berry garden with many varieties of strawberries, vines, an orchard, hives, native and exotic species.

The charming museum immerses you in in the centuries-old history of strawberries and offers guided tours, temporary exhibitions, events, entertainment and many other things.

Address: Chaussée de Dinant 1037, 5100 Wépion, (Namur/Belgique)

11. Dynamikum Science Center Germany

For the 15th anniversary of this very cool science centre, the entrance fee has been reduced to 5€ from 30 April to 1 May.

Enjoy their permanent exhibition on physics and movement and so much more on a beautiful location, right next to a lake.

Address: Im Rheinberger, Fröhnstraße 8, D-66954 Pirmasens


Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume visiting the Jardin des Papillons with Prince Charles. / © RTL Archives

12. Butterfly Garden Luxembourg

The butterfly garden in Grevenmacher is the ideal place for lovers of nature and its beauties. The tropical garden is over 600 sqaure meters and you can admire hundreds of exotic butterflies. While it will be open on 1 May, a lot of people are expected you should reserve your tickets online for 10.50€ to avoid any disappointment.

Address: 56, 56 Route de Trèves, L-6793, Grevenmacher

13. La Vie de Chateau En famille castles of Wallonia

Situated in the heart of an industrialised district of Charleroi, this beautiful residence dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries and it's one of the 32 castes in Wallonia that will be free of charge for 1 May. 
A chance castle-lovers absolutely cannot miss.

Find a list of all the participating castles in this brochure.

14. Metz Cart Indoor France

For the fans of cars and racing: Metz Cart Indoor will be open on 1 May from 2 pm to 7 pm.

Address: Rue Carcantin, F-57685 Metz, Zac d'Augny

15. KOJUMP Trampoline Park Messancy Belgium

Finally, last on the list, is a place for all the children who love trampolines and bouncing around on their holiday. KOJUMP Messancy just behind the Belgian border, will be open on 1 May. You can book your session online via the website.

Address: Rue d'Arlon, 220 B-6780, Messancy

Now you have many ideas to try... Enjoy and let'z TravellmatKanner!