Berlin is a family-friendly city: Here you will find around 1,750 public playgrounds, 2,400 nurseries, a dedicated children’s universe (FEZ), numerous children’s and puppet theatres, children’s farms, children’s museums, an animal park and a zoo, parent-child cafés, play areas for children in many doctor’s offices, and pushchair spaces in all means of public transport, swimming courses for senior citizens, a variety of housing options and much more.

Children and a safe family life are a priority in Berlin. Special care schemes, all-day schools and alternative education systems form the basis for a unique upbringing. As well as this, flexible working hours for parents and carers are standard with employers in Berlin.

Children and senior citizens receive discounts on many leisure activities. The Family Pass was specially created for the whole family. It offers cheaper admission to swimming pools and other leisure programmes, as well as discounts on public transport. Here’s a short overview of why Berlin is a great family-friendly city:

  • Around 2,416 nurseries in Berlin
  • Multilingual nurseries and international schools
  • Supporting associations for nurseries and schools
  • District and cross-district alliances for families
  • A wide range of offers in parent and family education programmes
  • Family and youth support
  • Care services for a wide variety of population groups
  • Family-friendly care times
  • Entertainment and school holiday offers
  • Increase in family-conscious staff policies
  • All-round healthcare
  • Best infrastructure in Germany
  • Well-developed public transport
  • Senate support for age-appropriate accommodation adjustments
  • Communal living projects for the elderly
  • Extensive leisure programme for senior citizens

Be it finances, health, advice or support – you will find out everything you need to know about family life on the Berlin Family Portal. Discover now!

Leisure: Offers for families in Berlin

Freizeit: Familienangebote  in Berlin
Rudern mit der ganzen Familien auf dem Neuen See im Berliner Tiergarten | © visitBerlin, Koch

Berlin is a giant leisure and adventure park. Be it modern indoor and outdoor playgrounds, green parks, sports facilities, sports clubs, swimming pools, lakes, children’s theatres, children’s museums, the zoo, the animal park or parent-child cafés – in Berlin you are always spoilt for choice when it comes to leisure activities.

As the capital city, Berlin offers a varied cultural programme. The well-developed public transport system will take you wherever you need to go quickly and at a low price. The Family Pass or Super Holiday Pass offer financial relief to families in Berlin. You and your family can discover something new every day, without having to ever leave the city.


The free Berlin Family Pass gives you access to around 300 family-friendly savings on family activities such as excursions, workshops, guided tours, theatre productions, Berlin’s tourist attractions, sporting events and day trips. It also allows you to travel by public transport for less and gives you the chance to win great family prizes from 190 prize draws.