Potsdam is a family-friendly city with lots of children. There are numerous offerings for children and families, such as regular meetings, play groups, athletic or musical activities, festivals and festivities. You can download the information at the end of this page as well as in the local press, which is updated daily.
Playgrounds in Volkspark
Pappelallee 4, 14469 Potsdam
Waterplayground at the Freundschaftsinsel
Mäusespielplatz (“Mouse Playground”)
Jägerallee 40, 14469 Potsdam
Various playgrounds along the Havel riverside
“Schneckenspielplatz”, “Piratenboot”, “Havelhorn”
Dino-Dschungel, Auf dem Kiewitt 3, Potsdam
Lakeside Beach (Waldbad) Templin
Lakeside Beach (Strandbad) in Park Babelsberg
Lakeside Beach (Seebad) in Caputh
Lakeside Beach Werder
Various sports at the Olympic Sport Club Potsdam (OSC)
Various sports at the Sport Club Potsdam (SC)
Sports program of the University of Potsdam
Swimming for Children
SC Potsdam: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schwimmschule Potsdam: schwimmschule-potsdam.de
Schwimmschule Ballon: schwimmschule-ballon.de
Various Activities at Treffpunkt Freizeit
International Women's and Toddler's Group in Potsdam Golm
In the Equal Opportunity Coordination Office you can get comprehensive assistance on finding balance between studies, work and family, flexible child care, and further services from the University of Potsdam (the office can be contacted in English).
There is a parent-child room on every university campus with a changing table, toys, a children’s bed, and a workstation.
The Unicamp for University Kids offers a two-week holiday program with lots of activities for 6- to 12-year-old children of university employees (the unicamp organizer can be contacted in English).
At the Children’s University, children can dive into the world of the sciences for one day each September and participate in lectures that have been fine-tuned for children.
Potsdam's family pass includes cultural, athletic and educational offerings for families. Whenever you present it, you receive discounts on several great offers. It is valid for one year starting in July, and available in tourist information centers, selected bookstores and at the city hall for € 2.50.
The family magazine Potskidsis published on a monthly basis and provides information about current family offers. You will find it in facilities for children, centers for families, and online.
The city's website families in Potsdam gives important addresses surrounding the topic of children.
The children’s map of Potsdam shows playgrounds, sports fields and soccer fields, children’s clubs and cultural institutions, sightseeing destinations, and places to experience nature.