For children and families
Münster is child-friendly. The city is home to over 300 playgrounds, spread across the entire city. Each district also has a children’s and youth club. Both the city itself and a host of associations, organisations and groups offer a range of activities and services for the entire family.
- Information: städtisches Kinderbüro (Municipal Children’s Office), Junkerstraße 1
Monday to Friday from 9 am - 12 pm, Thursday afternoons from 2:30 pm - 6 pm and by arrangement
ph. 02 51 / 4 92-51 09
- Information on activities for children and teenagers: www.muenster.de/kinder_jugendliche.html
Holiday options for children and teenagers
Children in Münster are spoilt for choice during school holidays. The Municipal Children's Office and its partners ensure that children are well catered for with holiday clubs organised in the Easter, summer and autumn holidays.
During their Easter holidays, children can have a good romp at "Halli Galli". In summer, they look forward to the kids camp or the "Atlantis" holiday city - an eventful all-day programme in the Wienburgpark. The advantage for working parents is that they know that their children are in good hands during holiday periods. Other associations also offer reliable care options during school holidays. The "Kinder-Film-Fest" (children's film festival) takes place during the autumn half-term, offering high quality films and entertainment.
"Maxi-Turm" and "Maxi-Sand" for younger children
Parents sometimes find it easier to run errands or go to the doctor or the authorities without their children in tow. Those in need of a little downtime can leave their children (aged between three and ten) at the Maxi-Turm on the Prinzipalmarkt, where a childcare service is provided. There is no need to register in advance. The kids can climb, play or listen to stories while their parents are away. Qualified staff care for the children for up to three hours (3 euros per hour).
Maxi-Turm at the Stadthausturm, Prinzipalmarkt 15
Monday to Friday from 2 pm - 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm
The "Maxi-Turm" is closed from the second to the fifth week of the school summer holidays
ph. 02 51 /4 92 55 55.
The "Maxi-Sand" is a little oasis for children aged up to six years and their parents. The giant sand-pit, located on the Syndikatplatz, is always available for use from May to September. Buckets, spades and moulds are dealt out on a daily basis apart from Sundays. Parents remain responsible for looking after their children. Older children can play in the sand from 6 pm onwards, when a volleyball net is set up.
- "Maxi-Sand", Syndikatplatz, May to September, Monday to Saturday from 11 am - 6 pm