Sorties adaptées aux tout-petits en Alsace© B. Salmanski - ADT
© B. Salmanski - ADT

6 days out for young children in Alsace

Alsace has plenty to keep the youngest members of the family busy. With your pushchair, baby carrier or little feet at the ready, it’s time for a big adventure! We’ve combed Alsace from north to south to find all the best places to visit with children under 6 (and many of them are free for this age group too – don’t grow up too quickly, kids! 😊).

Parc du Petit Prince - Alsace© F. Fessler - ADT

Live the dream at Petit Prince Theme Park

Grab mummy or daddy by the hand and off you go to see the sheep, pigeons and foxes. Now let’s play on the bouncy castle. Do you want to ride on the aeroplane carrousel? And that’s not all there is to do! Climb aboard the mini train and head for the restaurant for a spot of lunch. Afterwards, don’t miss the sheep spring riders, the snake roller coaster and the maze. You’ll see a different side to the park with your little prince or princess! And to round the day off in style, take a ride in the hot air balloon. Bonus: entrance is free for children under 1 metre tall. 

Petit Prince Park

Petit Prince Park
Zoologique et Botanique à Mulhouse - Alsace©OTC Mulhouse et sa région

Visit the animals at the Zoological and Botanical Park

Seeing a real lion roar, a real monkey swing through the trees or a real polar bear dive into the water for the very first time is a revelation for tots. They’ll run off their energy in the zoo’s extensive grounds, and rush to meet all the other animals: penguins, parrots, red pandas and the panther. It’s a great opportunity to say a few words about protecting animals and show children the stunning gardens (holder of the “Outstanding Garden” award). The site is home to no less than 1,200 animals and 3,500 plant varieties! Entrance is free for children under 4.

Zoological and Botanical Park
musée EDF Electropolis à Mulhouse - Alsace© Christophe MEYER

Learn all about energy at the EDF Électropolis museum

Electricity can be rather an abstract concept for young children, but Électropolis is the ideal place for them to do their first experiments. They’ll be captivated by the illuminated models and then by the Big Machine (wow effect guaranteed!). Next, move onto the interactive games, both inside and outside. There’s always something going on, and that’s what makes this an ideal visit for children who love to be kept busy. The credo here most definitely isn’t “look, don’t touch”! Entrance is free for children under 4.

Électropolis museum
Parc de Wesserling  à Husseren-Wesserling - Alsace© B. Salmanski - ADT

See something amazing at Wesserling Park

Explore the five themed gardens. The play areas dotted all around the park are an ideal way to while away the time with young children. Next, take off your shoes and head for the barefoot trail! You can also visit the textile museum and the Grande Chaufferie, a former power station converted into a contemporary art gallery. There’s plenty to do all year round at Wesserling Park, with an egg hunt at Easter, the international hybrid gardens festival in summer, the kitchen garden festival at the start of autumn and a Christmas show straight out of a fairytale. Entrance is free for children under 4.

Wesserling Park
Le Vaisseau à Strasbourg - Alsace

Get hands-on with science at Le Vaisseau

Is your child already a budding scientist? Head for Le Vaisseau, where the themes include water, the human body, the animal kingdom and the laws of physics. Your little one will soak up knowledge like a sponge! Try a fun workshop, then head for the displays. Older brothers and sisters will love this visit too! Entrance is free for children under 3.

Le vaisseau
Le Chemin des Cîmes - Alsace© O. Kanstinger - ADT

Climb the Treetop Walk Alsace

Children, are you ready to climb 1,050 metres to reach a viewing tour 29 metres above the ground? This visit is a favourite with people of all ages. Don’t forget to stop off at the information stations throughout the walk. And look, there’s a big slide! The Treetop Walk is free for children under 6, as is the slide (children must be accompanied by an adult). To have another go on the slide, you have to walk the whole way back up the tower – tireless parents, we salute you!

Treetop Walk Alsace
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