Strasbourg offers several creative activities for families, both educational and sports-based, so it's a win-win for parents and children alike. A few hours at a museum, wildlife centre, and/or park are part of a successful family day out in the city.

    Strasbourg is one of the most kid-friendly cities in Alsace, with fun events and workshops for all ages. Discover the history, cuisine and traditions of Alsace, while taking things easy by following our guide to the best things to do in Strasbourg with kids. 

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    Batorama

    Cruise along Strasbourg's canals

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    Batorama is a great option if you want to cruises along the canals of Strasbourg. Board a Bateaux Mouche (a type of open riverboat) and pass by the half-timbered houses of Petite France and Prussian-style buildings in Neustadt (German Quarter). 

    The 70-minute city tours are available year-round. All cruises offered by Batorama includes an audio guide specially designed for children. It contains interesting facts about Strasbourg, with playful comments adapted to their age. 

    Location: 18 Place de la Cathédrale, 67000 Strasbourg, France

    Open: Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday–Friday from 9 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)3 69 74 44 04

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    Block'Out

    Discover the joy of climbing

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    Block'Out is an indoor climbing gym in Hautepierre, about 5.5 km northwest of Grande Île. Families with children aged 4 and above can take part in its many climbing routes. There's even a 4.5-metre-high bouldering wall which you can scale without ropes or harnesses. 

    Block'Out offers basic rockclimbing courses for children and teenagers from 4 to 16 years old. Thick mattresses are available throughout the 800-square-metre space to cushion any falls. The centre has an onsite sauna and hammam for adults to unwind while the kids climb. 

    Location: 4 Rue Alexandre Dumas, 67200 Strasbourg, France

    Open: Monday–Friday from 11 am to 11 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)3 90 23 06 91

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    Cinéma Vox

    You're never too young or old to enjoy films

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    Cinéma Vox is Strasbourg's haunt for cinephiles, offering special screenings for families with young children. The independent cinema's Mon Premier Ciné is a weekend event that introduces cinema to children with adapted volume levels, soft lighting, and a snack break. 

    The Rendez-vous des Bambins is a packed program that includes sweets, small gifts, makeup workshops, improvisation and even storytellers. family. Cinéma Vox also screens the latest kid-friendly films from all over the world.

    Location: 17 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 67000 Strasbourg, France

    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 75 50 21

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    Planetarium De Strasbourg

    Learn about the universe through immersive films and programs

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    Planetarium De Strasbourg is part of the observatory of the Jardin des Sciences in Strasbourg University. It has a dome with a hemispherical screen that replicates the night sky, the movement of the stars, and various fascinating astronomical phenomena. 

    You can catch immersive films on space and astronomy films, presentations on the mysteries of the universe, check out old scientific instruments, and enjoy a variety of workshops. Some of Planetarium De Strasbourg's programs are designed specifically for kids between 4 and 12 years old.

    Location: 13 Rue de l’Observatoire, 67000 Strasbourg, France

    Phone: +33 (0)3 68 85 24 50

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    Historical Museum of the City of Strasbourg

    Learn about Strasbourg through interactive workshops

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    The Historical Museum of the City of Strasbourg retraces the city's evolution from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Some of its many services include audio guides, interactive terminals, objects to handle, and an immersive experience of Strasbourg in medieval times. 

    The museum regularly organises events for families, so that kids can have fun as they peruse the exhibits. You can also join artistic workshops linked to temporary exhibitions. The Historical Museum of the City of Strasbourg is within a 4-minute walk of Strasbourg Cathedral.

    Location: 2 Rue du Vieux-Marché-aux-Poissons, 67000 Strasbourg, France

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

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    Zoo de l’Orangerie

    A wildlife sanctuary within a 17th-century park

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    Zoo de l’Orangerie lies in the centre of the 17th-century Parc de l’Orangerie in Strasbourg. The wildlife sanctuary is home to around 50 animal species, many of which are endangered. Must-sees include cotton-top tamarins, lemurs, Tonkean macaques, Siberian lynxes, and Cretan goats. 

    Zoo de l’Orangerie aims to promote educational and ecological growth, especially among children. You can visit the onsite mini-farm, which houses domestic animals facing extinction like the Breton Pie Noir cow, the red sheep of Roussillon, and the Alsatian hen.

    Location: Parc de l'orangerie, Boulevard de l'Orangerie, 67000 Strasbourg, France

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)3 68 98 51 02

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    Deux-Rives Garden

    A riverfront park straddling France and Germany

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    The Deux-Rives Garden has a pedestrian bridge linking Strasbourg (France) with Kehl (Germany). The riverfront park has lush gardens and playgrounds on both sides of the Rhine. The play area in Strasbourg has a rainbow path, a hobbit house, and a pathway representing the solar system. 

    You can cross over to the Germany side of the Deux-Rives Garden, where an observation tower and slides await. The little ones can enjoy a range of water games, a pirate-style raft, and wading pool, especially on a sunny day.

    Location: Jardin des Deux Rives, 67000 Strasbourg, France

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 7pm

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    La Montagne des Singes

    A wildlife park outside Strasbourg

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    La Montagne des Singes is a wildlife sanctuary that's home to over 200 Barbary macaques. The monkeys are native to the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco, but has since adapted to the Alsatian climate. 

    They roam freely in a 240,000-square-metre forest – you can even feed them popcorn, which is provided at the park entrance. Picnics are allowed in the premise, though it's a good idea to keep any valuables inside a durable bag. La Montagne des Singes occupies a mountainous area in Kintzheim, about 58 km southwest of Strasbourg.

    Location: Wick, 67600 Kintzheim, France

    Open: Daily from 10 am to noon and from 1 pm to 5 pm (hours may vary)

    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 92 11 09

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    Poids Plume Bistro Viet

    Enjoy Vietnamese cuisine inside a former toy store

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    Poids Plume Bistro Viet honours the building's past as a toy store, offering kid-friendly facilities and delicious Asian cuisine. There's a large space for toddlers to play freely while their parents enjoy the cosy setting. 

    Poids Plume Bistro Viet has plenty of highchairs and children's cutleries, as well as a changing table – a luxury which many Strasbourg restaurants lack. As for the food, you'll find Vietnamese buns, ravioli and egg rolls, all prepared with fresh ingredients. 

    Location: 7 Place des Meuniers, 67000 Strasbourg, France

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 12 pm to 3 pm and from 6.30 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 11pm

    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 35 52 90

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    A Maze In

    An escape room designed for families

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    A Maze In is one of the first escape room centres in Strasbourg. It offers budding detectives and quick thinkers a choice between 2 scenarios. The principle is the same – once the clock begins counting down, you have a certain amount of time (45 minutes or 1 hour) to use multiple clues in order to escape from the room you are locked in.

    The idea is to work together as a family, encouraging each other to solve puzzles before time is up. There's a lab–inspired bar and lounge within the centre. 

    Location: 5 Quai de Paris, 67000 Strasbourg, France

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 1 pm to 11 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 11 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +33 (0)9 83 97 39 63

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