Happy holidays for all!

Successful family holidays need two decisive ingredients: Happy children and satisfied parents. The Schmallenberger Sauerland and the holiday region Eslohe offer everything you need for your perfect family holiday: Child-friendly accommodation, real nature experiences, exciting destinations and that "little bit more" child-friendliness.

The region convinces with its varied and comprehensive offer for a holiday with the family in the Sauerland: holiday flats and apartments on the holiday farms of the Schmallenberger Kinderland or comfortable rooms in one of the family hotels Sauerland. A varied children's holiday programme, great playgrounds and hiking trails for families will convince you!

Farm holidays

Riding offers in Sauerland | © Foto: Sabrina Voss, Sabrinity

Hotel holiday with the family

Family holiday in the mountain village LiebesGrün in Sauerland | © Foto: Sabrinity, Berdorf LiebesGrün


THIKOS Children's Land in Schmallenberg | © Foto: THIKOS Kinderland

Kids. Eyes. Rays.

Spending time together. Valuable time. With great experiences that everyone in the family enjoys. It'll work - I promise...

Hidden object map of the Schmallenberger Sauerland

The place is full of... ...with tips!

Discover new things for families again and again!

Children with Rothaarsteig ranger in Sauerland

Family Holiday Program

Fun and action for children and families with more than 200 events in Schmallenberg and Eslohe.

Events - for families

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Virtueller Escape-Room

21.04.2021 14:15 - 16:15 Uhr
21.04.2021 16:45 - 18:45 Uhr
28.04.2021 14:15 - 16:15 Uhr

Ski- und Freizeitgebiet Hohe Lied

Bullracer - Der Downhill-Spaß!

30.04.2021 13:00 - 18:00 Uhr
01.05.2021 11:00 - 18:00 Uhr
02.05.2021 11:00 - 18:00 Uhr


Familienfreundliche Stadtführung

06.05.2021 10:00 - 11:30 Uhr
17.06.2021 10:00 - 11:30 Uhr
15.07.2021 10:00 - 11:30 Uhr


Familienfreundliche Wanderung

29.05.2021 10:00 - 13:00 Uhr
31.07.2021 10:00 - 13:00 Uhr
24.08.2021 10:00 - 13:00 Uhr

Lächelwerk e.V.

Großes Kino in kleinen Köpfen - Abenteuerliche Schreibwerkstatt mit Loona

17.06.2021 13:00 - 16:00 Uhr
18.06.2021 13:00 - 16:00 Uhr
14.07.2021 13:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Esselbad Eslohe

Spaß im Bad

20.06.2021 13:00 - 18:00 Uhr


Entdeckungsreise durch Nordenau

30.06.2021 10:00 - 13:00 Uhr
02.09.2021 10:00 - 13:00 Uhr

GALILEO Park Meggen


04.07.2021 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Skigebiet Bödefeld-Hunau

„Abenteuerspielplatz - Hütten bauen“

05.07.2021 09:00 - 15:00 Uhr
06.07.2021 09:00 - 15:00 Uhr
07.07.2021 09:00 - 15:00 Uhr

Jugendtreff Schmallenberger Land

Offener Treff

05.07.2021 16:00 - 20:00 Uhr
06.07.2021 16:00 - 20:00 Uhr
07.07.2021 16:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Wisent- Wildnis am Rothaarsteig

Auf den Spuren von Wisent, Wolf und Luchs

06.07.2021 11:00 - 13:30 Uhr
20.07.2021 11:00 - 13:30 Uhr
12.10.2021 11:00 - 13:30 Uhr

JUGENDKUNSTSCHULE kunsthaus alte mühle e.V.

Rollrucksack - selbstgenäht!

07.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
08.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr

JUGENDKUNSTSCHULE kunsthaus alte mühle e.V.

Let`s film

07.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
08.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Bushaltestelle Holthausen


07.07.2021 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
14.07.2021 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
21.07.2021 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr

JUGENDKUNSTSCHULE kunsthaus alte mühle e.V.

Weg ist weg: Bildhauerei mit Ytong

08.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
09.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr

JUGENDKUNSTSCHULE kunsthaus alte mühle e.V.

Bunte Weltreise

08.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
09.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Winkhausen- Golfclub Schmallenberg e.V.

Schnupper-Golf für die ganze Familie

08.07.2021 11:00 - 12:00 Uhr
08.07.2021 12:00 - 13:00 Uhr
15.07.2021 11:00 - 12:00 Uhr

Sauerländer Besucherbergwerk Ramsbeck

Workshop „… Und er hat sein helles Licht bei der Nacht“

09.07.2021 13:00 - 15:30 Uhr
23.07.2021 13:00 - 15:30 Uhr
06.08.2021 13:00 - 15:30 Uhr

Bauernhof Mathweis

Besuch auf dem Bauernhof

13.07.2021 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
03.08.2021 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
12.10.2021 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr

JUGENDKUNSTSCHULE kunsthaus alte mühle e.V.


14.07.2021 14:30 - 16:00 Uhr
22.07.2021 14:30 - 16:00 Uhr

JUGENDKUNSTSCHULE kunsthaus alte mühle e.V.

Papperlapp - Cardboard-Art

15.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
16.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Sauerländer Besucherbergwerk Ramsbeck

Workshop „Erz tragen bis der Rücken krachte“

16.07.2021 13:00 - 15:30 Uhr
30.07.2021 13:00 - 15:30 Uhr
13.08.2021 13:00 - 15:30 Uhr

JUGENDKUNSTSCHULE kunsthaus alte mühle e.V.

Malerei trifft Tanz

21.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
22.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr

JUGENDKUNSTSCHULE kunsthaus alte mühle e.V.


21.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
22.07.2021 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr


Abenteuerübernachtung in Hängematten

26.07.2021 15:00
27.07.2021 00:00 - 11:00 Uhr

Kickboxcenter Lembcke

Selbstbehauptungskurs - for girls only!

29.07.2021 09:00 - 12:00 Uhr
30.07.2021 09:00 - 12:00 Uhr

Kickboxcenter Lembcke

Selbstbehauptungskurs - for boys only!

29.07.2021 14:00 - 17:00 Uhr
30.07.2021 14:00 - 17:00 Uhr


Spaß am See

01.08.2021 11:00 - 18:00 Uhr


Spiel und Bewegung

03.08.2021 09:00 - 12:00 Uhr

GALILEO Park Meggen

Großes Jubiläumsfest am GALILEO-Park

07.08.2021 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr
08.08.2021 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr


Bödefeld Delikat


GALILEO Park Meggen

Nachts im Museum

16.10.2021 17:00 - 21:00 Uhr

Farm holidays

The specialists for farm holidays...Holiday flats & Co.

Real cows to touch. Small foals and ponies to ride. Cuddly rabbits and funny goats to pet: Farm holidays are the greatest thing for children. Spend eventful days with the whole family between haystacks, orchards and animal sheds. The rest is easy: If the children are happy, the parents can relax too. Choose the most beautiful accommodations on the farms:

To the farms...

Holiday in the Schmallenberger Kinderland

Enjoy the country life with your family!

26 baby and child-friendly holiday farms offer perfect country holidays for families. While the children experience new and exciting things and let off steam, the parents enjoy a relaxing break in cosy and comfortable 3 to 5-star holiday apartments. It goes without saying that these apartments are particularly child-friendly. From the socket fuse to the cosy and safe cot, everything has been thought out for families

To the Schmallenberger Kinderland...

Special needs of families - fulfilled!

The host families at Kinderland holiday farms know what families need. Whether it's a high chair, changing table, baby monitor or a rental buggy. Everything is ready for you and your children. The farms are particularly child-friendly and have committed themselves to these quality features:

For sure

Safety is our top priority. From socket fuses to stair grates. We make sure that your children can play and run around without danger.

No risk

Children get sick at short notice - we know that. Therefore, you can also cancel your trip at short notice and make up for it within a year.

Alles da

You do not need a truck to spend a family holiday with us in the Sauerland. Everything is available, from baby monitors to rental buggies, from bottle warmers to high chairs.


Some establishments have rooms specially furnished for allergy sufferers and are happy to cater for their special needs.

Lots of room...

... for children to play and explore. In our playgrounds and in the play barns, stables and playrooms there is never a dull moment.

Service and support

Service is a matter of course for us. Our hosts are experts in family holidays and are happy to help in an uncomplicated way.

Fun and action

Whether tractor ride or adventure hike, storm and wind safari or mud hole - the holidays here will be eventful in any case.

Animals, Nature & Farm

Milking, mucking out, experiencing animals in the barn - we offer you agriculture as it is today - anyone who wants to can join in.

Supplied in an emergency

Larger ailments are well taken care of: the paediatrician and hospital can be reached quickly.

Disability - no obstacle with us

On holiday with a disabled family member? We have wheelchair accessible rooms and apartments on some farms.

The Kinderland farm programme

Leisure fun in the country

Our Kinderland holiday farms offer one thing above all: lots and lots of space to play, romp and discover. The children are fully occupied visiting their four-legged darlings or making the great playgrounds unsafe. There is time for a good book, a delicious cup of coffee or a leisurely hour in a deckchair. In between, the Kinderland farm programme offers a great variety of activities, from milking cows to a forest rally and pony rides. Get to know the Schmallenberger Kinderland:

Pure winter fun!

Winter Kids' Land

Welcome to the Winter Kinderland. Our holiday farms are worth a visit at any time of the year - especially in the winter months. Discover here winter fun and snow fun in the Schmallenberger Kinderland.

Family Experiences

Leisure parks full of thrills and nature experience. Trend sports at disc golf or in the climbing hall. Hiking fun on easy, excitingly designed theme trails. Nature experiences with rangers and co. Families will find countless great destinations among the thousand mountains of the Schmallenberger Sauerland.

Free time offer in Sauerland

Excursion destinationsYou must have seen that!

Leisure parks full of thrills and nature experience. Trend sports at disc golf or in the climbing hall. Hiking fun on easy, excitingly designed theme trails. Nature experiences with rangers and co. Families will find countless great destinations among the thousand mountains of the Schmallenberger Sauerland.

Wisent Wilderness

Bison in the Wisent-World-Wittgenstein between Wingeshausen and the hunting lodge | © Wisent-Welt-Wittgenstein e. V.

Leisure world Sauerland

Guests in the Hoologate Area in the Freizeitwelt Sauerland. | © Freizeitwelt Sauerland


Summer toboggan run in the Panorama Park in Kirchhundem in the Sauerland | © Panorama Park Sauerland Wildpark

Winter sportsOut in the snow - with the whole family!

Tobogganing, alpine skiing, winter hiking - the white splendour lures you out into the fresh air.

To the Winter Wonderland...

Leisure poolsShort holiday for grey days.

Beautiful in any weather. Slides, spacious baby pools and beautiful sauna landscapes await you in the swimming pools in the region.

To the Esselbad...

To the Sauerland spa...

Hiking RoutesEven for those who don't like hiking...

Get to know the "calm" after the storm on the Cyril trail or learn many exciting things about the local forest on the foresters' and foresters' trail.

To the path of Cyril

To the lumberjack and forest ranger trail

Schmallenberg Sauerland Card

Simply more for families...

Spare the family budget: With the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card free bus travel with the public buses or the hiking and sightseeing bus, free & greatly discounted admission to numerous museums and great leisure facilities. Take advantage of the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card!

To the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card...