Best Things to Do with Kids in and around Luxembourg This Weekend
Zigzag Friday Late Opening
This Friday February 1st, come and join ZigZag’s evening party with your family and friends.
From 6 to 10pm, enjoy:
– Entry is free for adults and only 8€ per child for games, entertainment, 1 🚘 token (age 2 to 12 yrs).
-No need to cook: 3 course buffet is 8€/19€ only (kids up to 12/adults)🍺
Number of places is limited so please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 26 45 87 87 to book ahead.
Liichtmëssdag (2 February) – Candlemas Day/Pancake Day/la Chandeleur
Candlemas dates back to the Roman Empire when altar candles were burnt to chase away the bad spirits and protects homes and fields. In Lux this day is known as Liichtmessdag and children go from house to house carrying the paper lanterns which they made themselves begging for lard and peas (as the song which they sing says) but actually wishing well and asking for candies.
In France February 2 is celebrated as the Day of the Crêpe/Pancake Day/la Chandeleur. On this day households all over France make crêpes. This is because it is believed that crêpes symbolize prosperity.
Concert for kids at the Philharmonie
Concert from the series Philou for kids!
Where: Philharmonie Luxembourg, 1 Place de l’Europe, 1499 Luxembourg & Musée Dräi Eechelen
When: 2 Feb
Age: 5-9 years
Cost: 12/18 EUR
Youth Corner workshops (Registration required, in Lux/Fr)
Youth corners workshops for children! Read more details what exactly that is here
Where: Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, 1b rue du Centenaire, L-3475 Dudelange, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
When: 2 Feb
Cost: 7 EUR
Age: 6-10 and 10-14 yrs
Bib For Kids
Monthly readings with animation for children. Registration for events is required at the reception of the library, but possible until the day before the appointment!
Where: Aalt Stadhaus, 38, avenue Charlotte, L-4530 Differdange
When: 2 Feb: 11, 14h & 15h
Age: Kids, parents
Moving Shadows (w/o words, Booking required)
Theater of shadows. Dance of shadows. Shadow game. There are many expressions to describe this genre. Yet none of them is enough to describe the Moving Shadows shadows show , both unusual and exhilarating. With dazzling lightness. This is a show suitable for the family (kids should 6+ yrs).
Where: CAPE – Centre des Arts Pluriels Ettelbruck, 1 place Marie-Adélaïde, L-9063,ETTELBRUCK, Luxembourg
When: 2 Feb: 20h
Age: 6+ years
Cost: 36/18/1.5 EUR
Carnival Holiday Day Camps, Activities and Classes >> for all of your options CLICK HERE
Saturday & Sunday
Carnival (2 February – 31 March 2019)
Carnival or Fuesend is celebrated big time in Luxembourg. It’s time to dress up, party and have candy. It starts on Candlemas day (2 Feb 2019) goes on until Bretzelsonndeg (Pretzel Sunday), the 4th Sunday of Lent (31 March 2019). During that period a lot of Carnival events and parades takes place !
Carnival/Parade events are now up — you can check them out here !
Arts for Charity
The Anglican Church of Luxembourg is hosting its third Charity Arts Festival. The one-day event will feature live music and dance, craft activities, various workshops for adults and young people, a book and DVD sale and a chance to buy food and drink. Among the musical groups performing will be Young Musicians, Raft of Loons, The Virtuoso Horn Duo and Melusina Consort. Dances will be provided by dancers from the Jeanette Hutchines School and Court Dancing Luxembourg. People can get involved with a bit of swing dance from Swing Dance Luxembourg, which closes the festival. Workshops cover things like mindfulness, introduction to ukulele, decorative lettering, creative writing for children, and creative writing for adults. Full details can be found in the attached programme along with photos (credit Anglican Church Luxembourg). For more information, the website.
Where: Konvikt Centre, 5 ave Marie-Thérèse, L2132, Luxembourg-Centre
When: 3 February, 2019, 12:30-19:30h
Age: all ages
Cost: Entry is free but a collection will be made for the charities that the Anglican Church supports, which this year include World Vision, working in Romania, and Friendship Luxembourg, working in Bangladesh.
Chinese New Year (booking required, in LU | DE | FR | EN)
In the context of the Chinese New Year, this workshop is meant to give children an insight into Chinese traditions and festivals. Together we build a huge dragon, which we let dance across the museum!
Where: Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Marché-aux-Poissons, L- 2345 Luxembourg
When: 03.02.2019 – 14:30 > 16:30h
Age: 6-12 yrs
Cost: 8 EUR
Sigfried and the origins of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (in De/Lux, Registration required)
Kids can discover the history of Luxembourg with the legendary character Sigefried, the first conte of Luxembourg!
Where: MHVL (Luxembourg City History Museum), 14 Rue Du St. Esprit, L-1475 Luxembourg
When: 3 Feb: 11h
Cost: Free for kids; museum entry fee for adults
And you shouldn’t forget about the 501 Things To Do With Kids In And Around Luxembourg Guide — it is the perfect way to plan your weekend or weekly getaway — visit a park, got to a camping site, take a picture perfect stroll down a nature trail (by the way there are 25 of those mentioned in the 501 Things Guide)
Skiing/Sledding Options For Kids
And here are some places, close to Luxembourg, where you can go skiing even with little ones.
– Snowhall-Amneville: indoor ski slopes, ski/sledding rental equipment available even for little ones (the smallest ski boot size is 26). There is even an indoor café/bar from which ski slopes are visible!
– Erbeskopf: ski slope, around 91 km from Luxembourg city; ski/sledding rental equipment available as well
– Les Vosges, France: around 2h30 from Luxembourg. Check the link for details of the different ski areas available. And here check the snow report.
There are more activities happening this weekend listed in our recurrent weekend activities list -like Baby Sensory classes, Yoga for kids, workshops at Casino, Stories in Cité-Bibliothèque, workshops at MNHA museum , workshops in Mudam , Cinémathèque For Kids (Cinema Paradiso), Il était une fois and much more! Check all of them out here!
Events Outside Luxembourg
Check out our month-by-month kids’ events calendar for families will help you make the most of every month. It highlights the annual recurrent kids’ events and activities in and around Luxembourg