Activities for English Speaking Families in Berlin30 March 2022 | Nach der Geburt | By Lisa H
Looking for something to do with your kiddo in Berlin, but in English? Here’s a list of fun activities in English for kids of different ages:
0-4 Years Old
Baby & Toddler Playgroup at St. George's Church (Westend Charlottenburg)
This English speaking playgroup has been running for over 20 years and offers fun play time for babies and toddlers, plus some adult company for the parents. It takes place on Mondays from 10am to 12pm. Learn more.
Little Music Makers (various locations)
Little Music Makers® is a music school in English for children ages 1 – 4 years and their parents. The lessons are mixed-age, i.e. babies, toddlers and young children can join in the same course and sing, dance and make music together! More information.
🐘 I took this class with my daughter when she was 2.5 years old and it was so much fun!
Baby Music in English by Berlin Children’s Choir (Prenzlauer Berg)
Baby Music in English offers three different types of classes: Baby Music, Moving Baby Music and Toddler Music for babies from 3 months to 4 years old. More information.
Expat Parent-Toddler Playgroup (Kreuzberg)
This International playgroup takes place on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 12:30 at St. Lukas Church near Anhalter Bahnhof. More information.
Montessori Music Class (Prenzlauer Berg/Pankow)
Montessori Music Class is a place to connect through sharing live music with your little one. Children enjoy this time together by singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Classes are offered one Saturday per month with a group for babies 0-16 months and a group for toddlers 16 months – 4 years. Find out more.
Montessori Fathers Meet-Up (Prenzlauer Berg/Pankow)
Fathers Meet-Up is a place for dads to connect with each other and discuss their journey through fatherhood while children enjoy a fully prepared Montessori environment. Classes are offered once per month on Saturday for fathers and children aged 8 weeks – 4 years old. Learn more.
Lullula Music (Charlottenburg)
Bilingual music classes from babies up to 5 year olds. Find out more.
Baby Fun in English (Weissensee)
There are three classes for two different age groups (from 8 to 24 months). The classes are all about baby movement and singing for english speaking families or families that would like to expose their children to the english language. Learn more.
Baby & Parents Circle at Kiezoase (Schöneberg)
This is an international group of parents with babies from 0 to 12 months to share questions and experiences. It takes place every Monday 14-15:30. It is free of charge and no registration is needed. Find out more.
Mothers’ Spaces (Prenzlauer Berg & Charlottenburg)
This group is open to anyone who defines themselves as a mother (with an intention, pregnant, with a child already here) and babies from 0 to 3 years. It is a circle of connection and exchange of information. It takes place every Friday from 10:30-13:00. The event free of charge but registration is needed. Locations alternate between the Familienzentrum Schivelbeiner Straße (Prenzlauer Berg) and the Familienzentrum Jungfernheide (Charlottenburg). Contact the facilitator, Marta Palombo, to confirm upcoming dates and locations.
Zumbini (Prenzlauer Berg)
Zumbini® combines music, dance and educational tools for kids ages 0-4. The classes last 45 minutes and meet for 6-12 consecutive weeks (trial classes available). Learn more.
Birdie – Music for the first childhood (Wedding)
Birdie is a music course in English for mothers, fathers and babies from 0 - 12 month. Every Friday at 14.00. Find out more.
PEKiP in English (Prenzlauer Berg)
At PEKiP, parents and babies can enjoy a fun and relaxed environment to learn and bond. Each 90 minute weekly session is held in a warm room. To maximize freedom of movement and bonding with the parent, babies are free of clothing. This class is for babies under 1 year of age. Learn more.
From 3 Years Old
FamiLingua (Online and in various locations)
FamiLingua offers monthly online Book Club sessions for English speaking kids aged 4-6 years old. Co-founder Elle reads an English children's story and then there is playful conversation, crafts or songs to go with the story. They also offer special project days, such as spring and forest outings or arts and crafts days. Learn more.
Berlin Children’s Choir
The Berlin Children’s Choir is an English speaking choir for children from 4 to 12 years old. Each week in Dahlem, Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg choirs meet to sing, dance, play, learn, have fun and make friends.The repertoire ranges from kids’ favourites to classical choral to modern pop songs and musicals. More information.
The Center (Prenzlauer Berg)
The Center offers various dance and acting classes for kids and teenagers from 3 years of age. All classes are taught by native English speaking teachers and in English only. Learn more.
Saturday Club Berlin (Pankow)
Saturday Club offers meetups for English speaking families on most Saturday afternoons. There are groups for pre-schoolers (aged 3-7) and school kids (aged 7 and up) as well as occasionally for toddlers (aged 1-3). Note: As of March 2022, the Club is still on hold but should be resuming soon. Check their calendar to confirm. More information.
Footsteps Dance Studio (Prenzlauer Berg)
Footsteps Dance Studio offers dance classes for kids (and adults) in German and English. As of April 2022, they only offer Irish Dance for kids from 6 years old but check back for more courses. More information.
From 8 Years Old
English Theatre Berlin (Kreuzberg)
Berlin International Youth Theatre (BIYT) has been offering weekly drama classes and producing original productions for over a decade. BIYT offers participants the opportunity to learn theater skills and perform onstage. At the same time, the youth theater provides a platform for social exchange, friendship, creative expression and communication in English. They offer different programs from ages 8 to 20 years old. Learn more.
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