Friday, August 5, 2011

Things to do with the kids in August!

A BIG thanks to Michelle for putting this together for us!


1) In Herzo, throughout the school summer holidays, is the "Spielmobil".
I've never been, but I've heard it is like a travelling set of activities
for children to do. It stops at various points in Herzo (mainly on the
playgrounds), and stays for 2 days. I have heard that on the 1st day of
being in a new place, it is more geared towards younger children (by that I
mean 2-3 years plus). I think it is otherwise geared towards school
children (although anyone can just turn up). It is free of charge (I
think). You can find out where it will be on the Herzo homepage There are pictures there too. This week it
is on the playground at the Herzo Base on Thursday and Friday. This means
that Thursday will be the day geared towards younger children. It is open
all day.

2) Every Tuesday at 16:00 in the Erlangen library is a book reading for
children. This will be in German. A great way for kids to learn!!! Free of

3) Friday 5th August at 16:00 is a theatre piece in Erlangen - Die kleine
. It says for children 4 years plus. Here is the link for more
information. It is in German. Cost - 3 euros

4) Friday 11th August at 16:00 is a Clown Show in Erlangen. It says for
children 4 years plus. Here is the link for more information. It is in
German. Cost - 3 euros

5) Friday 19th August at 16:00 is a magic show in Erlangen. It says for
children 3years plus. Here is the link for more information. It is in
German. Cost - 3 euros

6) Sunday 28 August at 15:00 is a summer party at E-werk in Erlangen. I
think it is geared towards school children, but I have often been to these
kinds of things with my daughter (age 3) and she had a great time. Not
really suitable for babies.

7) Sunday 11th September. I have heard that the annual Herbstfest at
Abokiste in Hemhofen
will take place on this day. We went last year and it
was great. Look out for signs, or google it nearer the date.

8) 17-18 September is the Fränkisches Freilands Museum Festival. It a nice
place - it is an outdoor museum showing Franconia in olden times. At the
festival there should be 'Handwerkers' there - e.g. basket weavers, weavers,
beer making, rope making, barrel making etc. etc. Here is the link:

9) Sunday 25th September is the Fire Brigade's open day in Erlangen.
Paul-Gossen Strasse I think. I know this will be the highlight in my son's

10) Sunday 25th September is also a Family Festival at E-werk in Erlangen.

11) There are 2 lakes near Nuremberg - Brombachsee (sometimes known as
Brombach Speicher, which means reservoir) and Rothsee. Both are big lakes,
which you can swim in. They are lovely, and well worth a day trip on a hot
day. My favourite town on the Brombachsee is Altmansdorf, favourite on
Rothsee is Heuberg and the town Hilpoltstein is also nice. There is another
lake - Kleiner Brombachsee - but this is closed for swimming in the summer
(due to blue algae). There is a great campsite at Pleinfeld on the
Brombachsee if any of you are campers (we are!!).

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