Holidays in the Black Forest with children

Family holidays with fun and variety

There's no question of getting bored on a Black Forest holiday with children, because the area has so much to offer – whatever the weather. Explore the Black Forest with your children on hikes and bike rides, or go out to one of the many family attractions and spend an unforgettable time with your family in the Black Forest. The 4 star Superior Hotel Ludinmühle – the family‑friendly hotel in the Black Forest – is the ideal base for a holiday in the Black Forest with children.

Outings for families in the Black Forest

The Black Forest is a real paradise for children. In between taking time out to relax in the family‑friendly Hotel Ludinmühle, there are many exciting and interesting outings for the whole family in the Black Forest.

Waldkirch Black Forest Zoo (20 km away)

Picturesque, idyllically situated animal park in Freiburg with petting zoo, a big play area and barbecue area

Schwarzwaldzoo Waldkirch (german)

Baumkronenweg Waldkirch - treetop path (22 km away)

Experience nature from a whole new angle. The path leads through the treetops at a height of up to 27 metres.

Baumkronenweg Waldkirch

Segen Gottes Visitors’ Mine (28 km away)

(4 years and up) Rivers with silver deposits and barite shafts are accessible over three levels in this unusually beautiful mine. Crystal clusters, mineral deposits and stalactites, historical winding houses, timber door frames and working platforms are all part of the mine's treasures.

Segen Gottes Visitors’ Mine (german)

Europa Park, Rust (30 km away)

Germany’s biggest theme part with over 100 attractions, shows & roller coasters. A particular highlight for a family holiday in the Black Forest.

Europa Park Rust

Funny World (30 km away)

family amusement park in Kappel-Grafenhausen

Funny World

Museum Natur und Mensch (Museum of Nature and Man) in Freiburg (30 km away)

Entertaining and informative museum of the region’s geological history and natural resources.

Museum of Nature and Man (german)

Gutach summer toboggan run (36 km away)

Mundenhof animal park near Freiburg (approx. 36 km)

At 38 hectares, Mundenhof is the biggest animal park in Baden-Württemberg. The spacious paddocks here are home to domestic and working animal breeds from all over the world. In addition, agriculture on around 180 hectares continues to ensure an ecologically sustainable economy. And there is also the KonTiKi (Kontakt Tier‑Kind, animal‑child contact) nature education project, enabling children to have direct contact with the animals and the natural environment.


Freizeitpark Hardt - amusement park (56 km away)

a delightful experience for young and old alike, with model railways and a table golf hall

Freizeitpark Hardt (german)

Black Forest Wolf and Bear Park (60 km away)

This alternative wolf and bear park in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach in the Black Forest opened in 2010 and houses eight brown bears and three wolves.

Black Forest Wolf and Bear Park (german)

Experimenta Freudenstadt (80 km away)

The Experimenta Museum experience is an outing for the whole family in the Black Forest, offering a mixture of fun, scientific discovery and interactive experience.

Experimenta Freudenstadt (german)

... and much more.
We will be happy to advise you if you would like any ideas about other day trips in the Black Forest.

Family friendly walks

The hiking area around our family‑friendly hotel in the Black Forest will please nature‑lovers of all ages, offering a range of hikes and walks especially for families and children. Hotel reception staff will be happy to advise you on the different walks.

The Black Forest adventure trails (Erlebnispfade) are particularly popular with families:

Rollberg forest experience path & forest fitness trail

The Rollberg forest experience path can be reached by car in 10 minutes. Adventurers and nature‑lovers both young and old can explore the forest ecosystem along the 2.5 km (largely pushchair‑friendly) forest experience path and let off steam at the forest playground or enjoy the barbecue area at the Rollberghütte hut. From the indigenous trees and shrubs to the geology to the forest inhabitants, the flora and fauna of the southern Black Forest is all playfully explained. And the integrated forest fitness trail challenges ambitious athletes to train their strength, stamina and coordination (total length 4.5 km).

We are happy to collect you from the station in Emmendingen or Freiburg (for stays of less than two nights we charge 15 € per journey for Emmendingen and 20 € per journey for Freiburg).

Rollberg forest experience path & forest fitness trail (german)

Geroldsecker Burgpfad (castle trail)

Explore the world of knights and castles on an adventurous castle trail over 2 km long, taking you to the prominent ruins of Hohengeroldseck Castle with fantastic panoramic views. 9 stations along the way explain about life in the castle, each one with a game and a puzzle to help children enjoy the walk and spark their interest in the castle’s history.

Burgruine Hohengeroldseck (german)

Wald- und Erlebnispfad Bächlewald (forest and adventure trail)

A 4‑kilometre adventure where you can let off steam, explore the natural world, hone your skills, have fun, enjoy the scenery – combined with a rest stop in a beer garden with playground, mini golf and forest lake.

Wald- und Erlebnispfad Bächlewald (german)

Abenteuerpfad Hausach (adventure trail)

2.8 km trail along a small stream with 20 play stations made from natural materials and that ensure fun, games and excitement – with pine cone flinging, hollow trees, a gigantic wooden snake, badger's sett, teepee and tree house, all rounded off with a Jacob’s ladder.

Abenteuerpfad Hausach (german)

Your family holiday in the Black Forest at the Hotel Ludinmühle

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