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Balve for families

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Municipal library

Discover a large selection of loaned media or drop by the reading café!

Balve indoor swimming pool

Swim, play and have fun!

Balve Youth Center

Excursions, events, spending time together.

Playgrounds and village squares

Space to be a child and run around!

Activities, excursion line
and much more - also for guests!

Click here to go directly to the calendar of events:

Calendar of events

The VHS Menden-Hemer-Balve offers special courses for children and young people with the Young VHS.

Learn more

The children's and youth café takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 3 pm at Krumpaul. Contact is the youth center of the city of Balve.

To the youth center

The Luisenhütte is a cultural highlight with exciting programs for children. Here, young visitors can immerse themselves in the history of iron and steel processing in a playful way and take part in special children's tours and workshops.

A great opportunity to get to know country life. Children can feed and stroke the animals.

To the Schultenhof

A fun and entertaining activity for all ages. Bowling alleys in the city offer the opportunity to spend a sporty afternoon or evening with the family. For example at Haus Drei Könige or Haus Padberg.

The area around Balve offers numerous picturesque hiking routes that are also suitable for young hikers. Discover nature together, observe wildlife and enjoy the fresh air. Many routes are suitable for baby carriages and offer rest areas for breaks along the way.

You can find hiking tips here:

Browse catalog

Tip: Get your free copy of the hiking booklet "Hiking Experiences Hönnetal" simply by ordering the brochure using our order form.

To order the brochure

Dirt parks offer children and young people the opportunity to test and improve their cycling skills and coordination. These parks are a great place for sporting activities and for making new friends.

There are dirt parks in Volkringhausen, Kurmpaul and Garbeck.

A great way to get active as a family and do something for the environment at the same time. The aim of this event is to cycle as many kilometers as possible within a set period of time. This not only promotes health, but also a sense of community.

To the city cycling website

Don't miss out on the magical experience of visiting the fairytale weeks in the mystical Balver Cave, where fairytales and legends come to life.

More information

You can find the wide range of clubs and associations in the town of Balve offering a wide variety of leisure activities here:

To the clubs

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On the children's page of the Märkischer Kreis you will find lots of information, excursions and tips for excursion destinations in the region to discover together with your little ones!