Child friendly activities around Val d’Or
The surrounding area offers many fun children’s activities, inviting you and your young ones to discover nature up close and trek the surrounding countryside. Below are our top five tips for a fun outing:
Discover your senses at Sënnesräich
Park Sënnesräich translates to “Kingdom of the Senses” and is located in Lullange, only fifteen kilometers away. The park features a large main hall and a garden that awaken your five senses. There is also an air-trampoline and a bistro, making the park perfect for an afternoon trip. The garden is freely accessible, the main hall is accessible for a modest fee. For more information: https://www.sennesraich.lu/)
Learn about nature at Robbescheier
Robbescheier is a unique museum for children and adults who want to learn about nature and crafts. Prepare to experience a new kind of museum as Robbescheier is mostly open aired, featuring engaging workshops at every hour. Have you ever rode in a horse-drawn cart, fed a great variety of farm- and wildlife, made your own beeswax candle, baked clay sculptures or apfelstrudel, made wool spindels or rode a donkey? Now is your chance! Imagine a day where you follow several workshops, each with about half an hour in between where you can peruse the on-site shop stocked with local products or freshen up at the local bistro.
Or pay a visit to the donkey’s, the Ardennes work horses, rabbits, goats, chickens and geese. Perhaps have a stroll through the vegetable garden, the bee house or the fabulous playground. Robbescheier in Munshausen is the nearest outing from Val d’Or, only six kilometers away. Be advised that workshops may be fully booked during the high season, at which point prior reservation is recommended. At our front desk, we can take care of your reservation needs in advance. See the following (French / German) site for more information: http://www.robbesscheier.lu/de
There are several in- and outdoor swimming pools available in the vicinity of Val d’Or. If a natural lake is more suited to your taste, there are two available for your day trip.
Aqua Nat’Our, Hosingen
By far the most child friendly swimming pool in the area is Aqua Nat’Our. This swimming pool offer a large indoor pool and, if summer allows it, a smaller outdoor pool as well. It is a most tasteful and easily navigable swimming pool, perfect for both kids and parents or guardians wanting to keep an eye out for their young ones. Only a fifteen minute drive away, see the website for opening hours and entrance fees: http://www.aquanatour.lu )
Camping Kaul, Wiltz
Camp site Kaul also offers a beautiful outdoor swimming pool. This camp site has a special fee for pool-only visitors and is located about fifteen minutes away by car.
Municipal pool Vianden
Vianden has a relatively larger outdoor pool, offering a view at the Chateau Vianden. The pool is located at the Rue du Sanatorium. See (http://www.vianden-info.lu/nederlands/inlichtingen/zwembad ) for more information. Please note that there is no cash machine or ATM in the direct vicinity of the pool; bring ample cash for your expected purchases. The pool is about thirty minutes away by car.
Lakes of Weiswampach and Esch- sur- Sure
For unrestricted outdoor fun and play, no place matches the lakes of Weiswampach and Esch-sur-Sure. At Weiswampach is a beautiful manmade lake complete with beach area and pedalo and life jacket rental; ideal for any family afternoon. Located West of the village itself, at the Weilwerdangerstroos, the lake is about twenty five minutes by car. Further out lies the all natural lake of Esch-sur-Sure, along the main road near the hydroelectric dam around Insenborn. From this dam or a parking spot along the main road, find your way down to the lake’s edge and enjoy the natural splendor. Esch-sur-Sure is approximately thirty five minutes by car. Be advised that “Esch-sur-...” is a common prefix in Luxembourg, so double check your navigation settings before departure.
MIGO- indoor playground and mini golf
MIGO, Adventure Indoor minigolf & playground is an indoor recreational center in Eschweiler. Featuring an extensive playground for ages 12-and-below and a mini gold range, here you will find excitement for the entire family! MIGO is located ten kilometers out from Val d’Or, see the website for more information: https://www.migo.lu/nl
Taking your kids for a hike
Hiking around Val d’Or is truly a pleasure, regardless of your age and condition. There are special hiking routes and dedicated discovery routes in the area, just waiting for adventurers like yourself!
See the website (https://www.routeyou.com/nl-lu/route/view/4506164/wandelroute/hoscheid-klangwanderweg). for more information on the “Sound walkway” (Klangwanderweg) in Hoscheid. Find your way to the local church in Hoscheid for available parking and start your musical journey along the fun and educational route of 6,5 kilometers. You will find seventeen musical and auditive instruments inviting you to understand the nature of sound, listen to the sounds of nature and, of course, to make your own musical symphony! Due to its length and traverse in height, the route is less suited to very young children. See for more information (in Dutch): (https://www.visitluxembourg.com/nl/plaatz/walking/rondwandelroute-klangwee-hoscheid)
Taking your little tyke for a walk in the stroller is a breeze along the stroller-route in downtown Clervaux. This four kilometer path winds its way through and around the village and is easily accessible by parking in downtown Clervaux and following the designated sign posts. The trip there can be made in roughly ten minutes from Val d’Or, and more information is available at main street Tourist Office (11, Grand rue, 9710 Clervaux).
Children’s hiking route Mam Robi duerch de Bësch
At the Aqua Nat’Our swimming pool in Hosingen you will find the starting point of the children’s hiking tour Mam Robi duerch de Bësch. The first part of this route is accessible for strollers and you yourself are in charge of how far you would like to follow the trail. There is ample opportunity to discover nature, enjoy playing around and discover the landscape, all of which is facilitated by the forest adventure trail organisation in Parc Hosingen. As mentioned, the route is accessible for strollers under normal weather conditions and children can also bring a bike or scooter. See for more information: (http://www.naturpark-our.lu/index.php?id=28;lang=de;projcat=6;project=57 )