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  • MR FOX GUIDE TO BERLIN WITH KIDS

    Parks aplenty, enviable playgrounds, brilliant café culture and the ideal balance of old and new. Berlin’s allure endures even with kids in tow.

    • Feb 2017
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    Mr Fox city guides are a comprehensive must-do list of places to stay, play, eat, do and shop in family-friendly cities. Compiled by writers who have tapped up the locals and thrown their children in at the deep end to bring you a tried and tested edit of the best places to be.

  • Pfaueninsel

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    Island

    DO: Free-roaming peacocks, historical buildings, beautiful gardens and lots of opportunities for tree climbing, this is a great destination for a family picnic.

  • Museum für Naturkunde

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    Science Museum

    DO: This is a fabulous museum for dinosaur lovers, featuring large skeletons, fossils and interactive tools for the kids.

  • Science Center Spektrum

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    Science Museum

    DO: Just down the road from the larger Technik Museum, this is far more interactive and offers hands-on experiments from toddlers to older kids.

  • East Side Gallery

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    Landmark

    DO: No first visit is complete without seeing the Berlin Wall. A section of the original wall is still intact featuring original art and photography

  • Café am Neuen See

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    Beer Garden

    EAT: Set in the Tiergarten park, this family friendly café sells typical German summer fayre: pizzas, pasta and cakes. A short stroll to the Brandenburg Gate.

  • Kiezkind

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    Café

    EAT: In Prenzlauer Berg, this café has a great indoor playground for the colder months and a large outdoor play space during the summer months.

  • Chipps

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    Vegetarian / Vegan

    EAT: This Mitte-based restaurant has a great family atmosphere and the food is reliably great, using the best seasonal and regional ingredients, it’s a failsafe

  • Drachenspielplatz

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    Playground

    PLAY: Saved by a campaign by many locals, one of Berlin's best loved playgrounds lives on. Opposite the playground, there’s Kinderwirtschaft, a family café too

  • Strandbad Weißensee

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    Beach

    PLAY: take a train, walk through the forest to the beach. Play, sunbathe and swim: often alongside a family of ducks ­­– much to the delight of children.

  • Volkspark Friedrichshain

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    Park

    PLAY: One of the best of Berlin's many brilliant parks. A magical Fairy Tale Water Fountain, a string of playgrounds, fountains to run through and great walks.

  • Tempelhofer Park

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    Park

    PLAY: The large runways and surrounding greens of the former airport have been turned in to a gigantic park. Hire bikes or check out the urban garden projects

  • Frieda Hain

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    Furniture / Home

    SHOP: a treasure trove for those interested in kids design - a large childrens selection from clothes to wallpaper

  • MONKIND Berlin

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    Baby Store

    SHOP: Opened in 2013, Monkind is a brand and shop filled with kids clothing and accessories. Monkind make their own patterns with a focus on sustainability.

  • Tiny.

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    Kids Store

    SHOP: beautiful store in Mitte run by a former journalist with a taste for Scandinavian design and you can see her attention to detail in each and every inch.

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