Puppet & Theatre shows

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As the winter draws in we are always looking for indoor activities for the kids. One good option is a puppet show, Bielefeld has at least three companies to chose from. We hope to check them out over the next few months.

Niekamp Theater

Dagmar Selje Puppen Spiele

Kummer Puppen Spiele

Bielefeld also has good children’s theatre –

Theatre Bielefeld  has a monthly Sunday  classical music concert for babies (next one is Sunday October 19th  at 11:15). They also offer lots of  shows for older children, including a musical concert series.

For younger children Stadttheatre Herford also has good children’s performances.










English Speaking Playgroup


I have had a few enquiries recently about our English speaking playgroup. So I thought we might take advantage of this beautiful weather to meet again this Saturday October 4th 10 am at the NordPark playground. So do come along if you are interested in meeting other English speaking parents and kids.


World Children’s Day festival

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Liz reminded me about the spielfest for World Childrens Day tomorrow Sunday Sep 21st at Klosterplatz. Lots of games, music and activities for kids from 2pm – 6 pm.


kids clothes

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I often buy my kids clothes from England as there is no tax on kids clothes & shoes there. Also because here in Bielefeld I haven’t been able to find much in the middle price range between H&M and designer (with two boys, the clothes get passed down so I’m looking for better quality then H&M). My favourite shop in the UK is Next, their boys clothes come in good designs, their basic pack of 3 or 4 shirts is good value, and they last repeated washing. In the past I have ordered from their English website but I noticed they now have a german website and you can view it in English too. They have free shipping for orders over €20 to Germany and free returns too!


Goldzwerg – kids store

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I recently visited another new shop in the Siegfriedplatz neighourhood – Goldzwerg (relocated from Hamburg) which sells  the cutest kids clothes and toys. Well worth a browse.

Stapenhorststraße 44, 33615 Bielefeld

Dienstag bis Freitag 09.30 bis 16.00 Uhr

Samstag 10.00-14.00 Uhr

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We are always looking for indoor things to do with the kids on cold rainy weekends so we visited Bielefeld’s Natural History Museum NAMU . It was much smaller then I had expected (3 rooms upstairs, room in the basement and a small temporary exhibit space) but they had put a lot of thought into making natural history, particularly animal conservation, interesting for children. Mine (2 & 4) were rather too young to appreciate the conservation message, but they enjoyed the tactile feel of the exhibits. They particularly enjoyed the dinosaur stencils in the education room.

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Nord Park

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Nord Park is a very pleasant place to visit in the summer and in the fall too.  It has a huge open lawn in the middle, lovely old trees, flower garden,  a pond, mini golf and a great children’s playground. The café is also a nice place to relax and admire the view or let the kids run around on the grass.


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