Family-Friendly Stays in Stuttgart
With over a hundred family-friendly hotels in to suit all pockets, and a range of activities to keep the children busy, Stuttgart is a city that welcomes visitors of every age. There are so many attractions which cater to all generations that the challenge is on to see how many you can fit into your stay!
An open-top bus tour is a great way to get an initial overview of Stuttgart. Stuttgart Citytours give you a glimpse of the great Schlossplatz, the Mercedes-Benz Museum, the quirky Pig Museum and the beautiful Wilhelma Zoo and Killesberg Park, among many other attractions. When you’re ready to do some dedicated visiting – the Mercedes-Benz Museum is a must for any car-mad youngster, the Pig Museum is wonderfully eccentric and with kid-friendly activities; Killesberg Park runs a cute miniature train tour and gives the best views from its observation tower, while the Wilhelma Zoo has bears, elephants, rhinos and apes – what’s not to like?
Fun in Stuttgart’s Indoor and Outdoor Activity Centres
Grab your swimsuits and prepare to get splashy in the Mineralbad Leuze, a mineral spa and water centre in Bad Cannstatt. Youngsters can be kept busy in the dedicated children’s area, with its paddling pool for the youngest, and a non-swimming pool for the slightly more confident, while you can pamper yourself in the mineral spa and wellness centre. Or test your head for heights in the child-friendly Waldklettergarten treetop adventure centre: try out the wobbly suspension bridges, swaying climbing elements and whizzing zip lines, if you dare.
Stuttgart’s Child-Friendly Museums
So many museums in Stuttgart have dedicated kid-friendly areas that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Not only is the Landesmuseum Wurttemberg housed in a very cool Castle, its Children’s Museum features an interactive Roman building site. The Mercedes-Benz Museum has a range of interactive exhibits for all ages, and the Pig Museum has a children’s activity centre with porcine-themed books, games and video clips. Some something a bit more informative, visit Rosenstein Park’s Natural History Museum, which has a busy educational schedule including a Nature Detective trail.