After School Activities Guide for Expats Children

German schools usually run from 8am until 1 or 2pm. Each district has several daycare facilities for after school activities known as a hort that will run from the end of school until 6pm. This provision varies greatly from district-to-district and school-to-school so you will need to ask at the school for more information.

International schools have similar times but run an extensive range of after-school activities until 17:00 or 18:00. You will need to consult the schools to find out more.

Throughout Berlin there is a range of after school activities available for children to participate in such as yoga, dance, drama and sport – however, most of these are provide in German. The AngloInfo site for Berlin lists various options for children’s activities:

Below are a few English speaking programs available for school age children:

The Kindersprachclub is a language school where children between the ages of 3 and 14 years learn languages in a fun way.
Joachim-Friedrich-Str. 3, Wilmersdorf
Tel: 030 893 5666

Indoor play group for parents and young children.
Frankfurter Allee 96, Friedrichshain

Reinickendorf Evangelical Church Art Workshops
Weekend art workshop club for children aged 6-14 held at the Evangelische Familienbildungstaette Reinickendorf from 09:30-13:00.
Spiessweg 7-9, Reinickendorf.
Tel: 030 4091 4016

Storytime Books
Weekly programme of events and activities organised for children.
Schmargendorfer Strasse 36/37, Friedenau.
Tel: 030 8596 7004

The Centre
English language activity centre for babies and children. Music and movement for babies and creative music and dance, ballet, theatre storytelling and drama classes for children. Open Monday to Friday from 09:00-19:00.
Esmarchstr. 5, Friedrichshain.
Tel: 030 4004 8440

English Theatre Berlin
English language theatre company producing two plays a year and organising interactive workshops. The group also holds theatre classes for children age 10+. Fidicinstrasse 40, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Tel: 030 693 5692