Spring break has started and it's a great time to get out and explore with our expat kids in Eindhoven.
Our city, Eindhoven is a vibrant city with plenty of activities to keep our expat kids in Eindhoven entertained without breaking the bank.
From outdoor adventures to educational activities, in this article, together with my new expat mom we will explore some of the best activities to do with our expat kids in Eindhoven during spring break. So grab your kids, make the plan and get ready to explore Eindhoven this spring break.
So 3, 2 , 1 here we go
- Free Workshop Baking a Gift for my Mom by
To celebrate Mother's Day, Expat Kids in Eindhoven together with @pucon_patisserie we have organised a baking workshop in which the children will make a gift for their mums.
This workshop is aimed at children from 3 years old to 10 years old.
When: Wednesday 26th april
Hour: 14:00 Hrs
- Free Workshop Free creative Movements
Expat Kids in Eindhoven together with Alexandra's Dance academy we have this nice workshop for kids from 3 to 5 years old.
- Lights Scavenger Hunt Philips Museum Eindhoven.
Together with their parents, children walk through the museum with a lamp, assignment sheet and drawing sheet. There are hidden signs in various places in the museum that you can only see with the light of the scavenger hunt. Can you find the secret sign in the dark space? Do you know what's in the belly of the crocodile? Can you find the secret clue in the old living room? Afterwards you will receive a present from the grab bag.
By offering the Lamps Scavenger Hunt, even the smallest among us come into contact with the Philips Museum. And it is also great that as a museum we can also offer this target group a fun activity.
- Children from 4 to 8 years
- Treasure hunt costs - included free with the admission ticket
- Children up to the age of 5 can enter for free, for these children we ask an amount of 2 euros per Lampjes Scavenger Hunt.
- Mission Eureka Game Philips Museum Eindhoven
Mission Eureka is an innovative group game for everyone from 8 years old about more than 100 years of Philips inventions. You play Mission Eureka with your friends, parents or grandparents in a team of 2, 3 or 4 people. You get eight different challenges that you solve together. You touch a 'station' with the iPad and your challenge begins. Together you will find out how, for example, LED light works or what X-rays do. Mission Eureka is an adventure in which you get to know the researcher in yourself in a playful way.
Mission Eureka takes about 60 minutes and is available in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.
- Kids From 8 years
- Max. 4 persons
- Rent € 5 per iPad (note: you only need to rent 1 iPad per 4 people)
- This price does not include entrance to the Philips Museum.
- Visit Prehistorisch Dorp
Does May make you feel more alive too? Flowers appear and the weather softens… At times like this, there’s nothing more fun than playing outside! Come play at the preHistorisch Dorp between 22 April and 7 May. The museum is all about playing and games during the Dutch May holiday. From Roman hopscotch to medieval street games like the Dutch games koten and bikkelen – at the preHistorisch Dorp you will discover ancient games (and why they’re still so much fun!)
The oldest games come back to life
If you’re interested in playing some games indoors, we have ample opportunities in our prehistoric and medieval houses. You can play one of our ancient board games at the table. Did you know Backgammon is one of the oldest board games around? And how about the age-old Morris? And there’s much more to do… Who would like to feel like the winners of old?
- May holiday 2023 (Saturday 22 April - Sunday 7 May, closed on 27 April)
- from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Price: € 11.50.
- Free for children under the age of 4 and holders of a Dutch Museumkaart. You can buy a Museumkaart at the reception desk, while stocks last.
- Ticket sales: online and at the door
- Makers Club, Eindhoven Library
Start MAKING at the MakersClub! Do you want to learn 3D printing, soldering, building, sawing or working with electronics? Want to make your own lamp, chain-reaction or a cool robot? Come to the makersclub! There are unlimited things to build.
They have various materials and tools in our MakersPlaats (makerspace), such as glue guns, motors, drills, gears, mircocontrollers, hamers and 3D printers. All of them can help you to realize your ideas!
For young inventors aged 7-13.
In the MakersClub they speak Dutch and English.
Price: € 5.00
The program was set up with the aim of developing 21st century skills. Self-directed learning is the basis of this, together with creative and problem-solving thinking.
- Visit the Retrofuture Exposition Evoluon
If you really want to change the present, you have to look ahead, into the future. Changes and innovation are set in motion by people who believe that the world can be better or different. They are the artists, architects, designers, scientists and thinkers that make tangible what others do not yet see. RetroFuture is the world's first major exhibition about the future of the past. What was strange, awkward and artificial yesterday is familiar, or even natural today.
In ten tunnels full of fiction and facts, they take you through the visions of yesterday. The idealists and the doomsayers, the scientists and the dreamers.
- Adult €14.50
- Student / 65+ €7.50
- Kids and teens under 18 years €0.00
- CJP cardholder €5.00
- Guide of a visitor with a disability €0.00
- Visit the Veldhoven Zoo
Zoo Veldhoven is a zoo near Eindhoven. For many years it was known as the Dutch Parrot Care Foundation. In 2013, the park was taken over by the Loomans family and renamed Zoo Veldhoven. The collection of mainly parrots was then expanded with birds of prey, flamingos, pelicans and various types of mammals, such as zebras, ring-tailed lemurs and alpacas.
Are you visiting? Then you will literally be greeted by your parrots. You can feed them with special nuts sold in the box. They also have an extensive collection of birds of prey and owls. In the accommodation you will find information about the animals, but you can also get in touch with their staff. They will be happy to tell you more about our animals.
There are children's playgrounds scattered throughout the park. Also in their indoor Bamboo Jungle, which is perfect for colder or rainy weather. While the children are playing, you can relax and enjoy something delicious on one of the terraces.
Don't forget to read our article with free activities for children in Eindhoven, 10 things to do in Keukenhof and 10 recommendations for playgrounds in Eindhoven.
Now that you have the recommendations, its time to visit and enjoy with our Expat kids in Eindhoven the city.
See you next recommendations :) Remember, always have courage and always be kind,