Out and About With Toddlers

Find out about playgrounds and parks, road safety for toddlers, and family support associations in Luxembourg...

Luxembourg has a number of child-friendly parks and playgrounds. The Luxembourg City Tourist Office can advise on playgrounds and activities for children in and around Luxembourg.

Some shopping centres and shops offer babysitting services or play areas for small children and toddlers.

During school holidays and the summer months there are many temporary amusement parks and playgrounds. Outdoor swimming pools often have separate pools for toddlers.

Children's Road Safety

Children under the age of three must be seated in an appropriate car seat complying with the following:

  • European norm ECE-R44 sign
  • Maximum weight
  • European sign E (followed by one number)
  • Homologation number (starting with 03)

Children under the age of 12 and measuring less than 150 cm:

  • can sit in the front seat of the car with an appropriate car seat
  • can sit in the back with an appropriate car seat if available, otherwise use the safety belt

Children older than 12, or under 12 but measuring more than 150cm, are considered as adults.

Useful Associations

Caritas is a family support organisation operating throughout the country and abroad. In Luxembourg, Caritas provides services such as help in the event of child illnesses, holiday activities, day care centres and integration services.

  • Caritas (in French)
    : 29 rue Michel Welter, L-2730 Luxembourg
    Tel: 40 21 31-1

The Service Krank Kanner Doheem provides assistance at home for working parents of children who are ill, either on a short or long term basis. Hourly rates vary depending on household monthly income.