We run through the puddles looking for earthworms. It’s an annoying rainy day in Frankfurt. But what are you supposed to do with your kids on a day with so much rain in Frankfurt and the surrounding area? Sit around in the hut? No way! We always have to get out, otherwise the ceiling will fall on our heads. Here are some excursions with kids that are fun even in the rain.

Mini golf in 3D and black light

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Climbing in the somewhat different climbing hall

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Auf nach oben

Museums are fun especially in the rain

Museums are simply great. Museums are especially popular on rainy days, but so what? The main thing is warm and dry!

We are particularly fond of the following museums:

  • Senckenbergmuseum – the natural history museum is my children’s favorite museum and always worth seeing for adults, too. The dinosaur exhibit, the volcano and the interactive games are the highlight for my boys.
  • Bioversum Kranichstein (Darmstadt= – The guided tours in nature with Waldemar’s forest stories for children between 4 and 5 years are great, but in rainy weather I would go to look at the museum. Class for children from 3 years.
  • Experiminta – in this hands-on museum you can spend hours without your kids (and you) getting bored with various experiments. It’s highly recommended for ages 3/4 and up! If a room is too crowded, just skip it or start at the top and work your way down through the museum.
  • Struwwelpeter-Museum – has since moved to Frankfurt’s new old town. Have fun discovering it.

These museums are still on our list:

  • MINISchirn for kids between 3 and 8 years. Here, children discover one room after another, just like in a giant tree house. A world of colors, shapes and structures lies before them. We still have to take a look!
  • Städel – Es gibt ein schönes Kinderprogramm im Städel und ermöglicht den Kindern den ersten Kontakt mit Kunst auf spielerische Weise. Anmeldung nicht erforderlich!
  • ESA – Darmstadt is home to the ESA’s space control center, where public tours are held from time to time. That would be something for all space travelers! The tour must be booked in advance. Attention: the tickets are always sold out very quickly!

Highlight Nummer eins für uns alle: die Riesen-Seifenhaut
There is never a dull moment at Experiminta!

Frankfurter Zoo

What? In the rain at the zoo? Sure, because there are great houses at Frankfurter Zoo where you can stay for a long time:

  • Grzimekhaus – the hazus is for nocturnal animals, it is dark and exciting for children.
  • In the exotarium you can see everything that crawls and crawls, in addition to sea creatures. On the 1st floor is daily the tropical storm with the crocodiles (11:30 and 15:30).
  • Cat jungle – watch tigers, lions and other pussycats through a large glass pane and in the dry
  • Great Ape House – in the Bogori Forest the monkeys literally race through the forest! Here they romp, quarrel, play and romp and children just can not get enough of it. And here, too, everything is covered and dry.

Wer beobachtet wen im Borgori-Wald
Who is watching whom in the Borgori Forest at Frankfurt Zoo? An excursion destination with children in the rain!


  • Dino Adventure Park – A large indoor playground with climbing forest and river ride – past the dinosaurs. We definitely want to go to the Dinopark!
  • Shopping in Loop5 in Weiterstadt – In the shopping center Loop5 in Weiterstadt there are some (free) indoor playgrounds and besides you can go shopping. This can be a lifesaver on a rainy day.
  • Tolliwood – the classic indoor playground offers everything from ball pools to bouncy castles and climbing towers to make children’s hearts beat faster.

Der Indoorspielplatz im Loop 5 Weiterstadt ist ein toller Ausflug mit Kindern bei Regen
The indoor playground at Loop 5 Weiterstadt is a great outing with kids when it rains

Reader tip: These excursions with children are fun even in the rain

Off to the swimming pool

  • In Frankfurt, kids under 15 get into the municipal pools for free. Kids love the Rebstockbad in Frankfurt, but unfortunately it will be torn down and rebuilt starting in April 2020. Other ideas: Seedammbad, Titus-Therme, Rhein-Main-Therme.

*I got the tips from Mon_bianca_mon (via Instagram).

Diese Ausflüge mit Kindern machen auch bei Regen Spaß, zum Beispiel ein Besuch im Schwimmbad - hier das Rebstockbad in Frankfurt

These excursions with children are fun even when it rains, for example a visit to the swimming pool – here the Rebstockbad in Frankfurt

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