something(s)... to do in the Summer Holidays

It is my (or our) very first summer holidays. In the 6 weeks off school sense, that is. I have hamish off Kita, Orla off school, our holiday abroad which we took near the end of June, now seems like a distant memory, and I have a sea of weeks to fill with activities here in Berlin until school finally appears (possibly welcomed with open arms) in September.

I want to make this a time to remember. I want us to make some memories. The kind of summer that when you grow up you look back on and think "Summers were great when we were kids". And I figure, Berlin is the place to do that. With so much on our doorstep, places to go, interesting things still left to see, surely we can fill our holidays with some brilliant experiences. Right?

Not that I intend going out and spending masses of money on entry tickets every day. I am a great believer in the theory that kids also need to learn how to deal with boredom too. So maybe we'll have a few days in the house as well, and do some craft projects, a bit of baking, a bit of clearing out, a bit of just relaxing, watching movies, and eating popcorn. Where I write a post, or have a post from an earlier time, there'll be a link to it.

So, here goes: here's my list of things we did in the Summer of 2012:

Gärten der Welt

Week one
Labyrinth - children's museum (post to come- we're going back, I forgot to take my camera!)
Legoland Discovery Centre - Day 1 (We renewed our Jahreskartes for 15 Euros - but it is horrifically busy in the holidays) - an older post: Lego: That's what little boys are made of.
Legoland Discovery Centre - Day 2 (because the first time we didn't go and watch the movies)
Berlin Zoo Aquarium - Touching Nemo's cousins
Gärten der Welt - Themed gardens from around the globe
Treptower Park (Soviet War Memorial) - photos in Flickr

Making bread
Week two
The British are coming! - A trip to Steglitz, involving shopping at Primark & Broken English
Berlin's Tiergarten - Picnics and playgrounds
A doggy playdate - A date with Hugo
Visit a Kinder cafe - we meet up with some English speakers at KiiWii on Guentzelstrasse.
Stadtbad Wilmersdorf - the outdoor pool which is much better this year as they've opened the additional kids pool.
Bread-making for beginners - it's pouring outside, so we stay in and become home-makers.
The Dinosaur Park -  a trip to Oranienburg to Freizeitpark Germendorf.

Tierpark Berlin

Week three
The Chocolate Afternoon - Visiting Fassbender & Rausch & the Ritter Sport shop
A tail of two cities - we visit Tierpark Berlin, Berlin's other zoo!

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