Vacation Recreation

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Title When For Children Aged Note
Easter Break (registration closes March 1, 2021)

O1 – Exploring the Universe

What are black holes? Are there aliens on other planets? How do spaceships work? We will visit an observatory, explore the universe, and learn how to become an astronaut.

March 29 to April 1, 2021

6 to 13

Fully booked
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Summer Break (registration closes June 7, 2021)

S1 – Sports, Games, and Fun

We will start the summer vacation moving our bodies. Whether individual or team sports, ball or rope – there is something for everyone! Above all, a spirit of fun and teamwork are important here.

July 5 to July 9, 2021 6 to 11 Fully booked

S2 – Great Vacation With Animals

Do llamas like to go for walks? How hard-working are bees really? How do animals help humans and we help them? From ants to zebras, this week is all about animals.

July 12 to July 16, 2021

6 to 11 Fully booked

S3 – The World of Games

During vacation we finally have a lot of time to play. That's why this week we'll play classics like "Mensch ärgere Dich nicht", Monopoly, and Twister together and also try out new game releases. As professionals, we also come up with our own games.

July 19 to July 23, 2021 6 to 11 Fully booked

S6 – Sports, Circus, and Performances

We will immerse ourselves in the wonderful world of the circus in cooperation with the Configurani circus of the Viktoriaschule. In a final performance with acrobatic tricks and rehearsed movements, we will impress the audience. Off to the ring and the stage!
We will not be able to provide any catering this week, so children will have to bring their own breakfast and lunch.

August 9 to August 13, 2021 6 to 13 Fully booked
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Fall Break (registration closes September 13, 2021)

H1 – My Body and Me

How fast do our hearts beat? How much movement do I need? What relaxes me? This week we will learn how our bodies work and what is good for us. We will find out what food makes us strong, why exercise is healthy, and why we also need to rest.

October 11 to October 15, 2021 6 to 11 Fully booked

H2 – The Ancient Romans

We follow the traces of the Romans in and around Aachen. In the process, we will also learn how archaeologists work. We will identify and measure real artefacts ourselves. How did people live in Ancient Rome? Throw on your togas and tunics and find out!

October 18 to October 22, 2021 8 to 13 Fully booked

What Is the University Adventure Playground?



You can find the costs of the individual weeks on the registration form.


Target Group

The University Adventure Playground is a vacation recreation service for the children of RWTH members and students. The RWTH Family Services Center initiated this service to give employed and student parents the possibility to have their children supervised during the Easter, summer, and fall breaks.

Children of employees of the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen can register at the Family Service Office for the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen vacation recreation

Registrations for parents outside the University can also be considered for weeks that are not fully booked.


The program is designed with children aged six to eleven in mind. It is targeted towards sports enthusiasts and adventurous children who want to experience something special during their break. Each week has a different topic: children will be researching, playing, crafting, discovering, and doing sports together. Some of the topics are related to RWTH and its institutions and faculties.

It is also possible to form integrative groups including children with disabilities. Please contact the Family Services Center for more details. Please note, however, that we cannot supervise children who cannot climb stairs or are in need of nursing support, as our facilities and restrooms are not fully accessible for the disabled.

We will send you the final details about the week that you have booked at least a week before the program starts.

Daily Schedule

Children and their supervisors go on exciting discovery and experience tours in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion area and within our university during the supervised period.

You can drop your child off at the specified meeting point between 7:45 and 8:30am. The program ends at 4pm. Please pick your child up by 4:15pm. If you need to pick your child up at an earlier time on a specific day, please let us know in advance.

An adventure playground day starts with a collective self-made breakfast. Excursions and games then follow. For lunch, the children will either eat a warm meal prepared by the participants, a meal at one of the Student Services canteens or cafeterias, or a self-packed lunch.

Registration Process

To register your child or children for one of the weeks, please send the registration form by or fax to 0241/80-92545 from January 18.

For weeks that are overbooked, all registrations will first be collected from January 18 to January 31, 2021. Afterwards, a lottery will decide which families, including all registered children, will get a place. For weeks that are not fully booked by January 31, 2021, further registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. To allow as many families of RWTH as possible to benefit from the program, please understand that you can book a maximum of four weeks per year and per child.

Places will finally be allocated once we have received the signed childcare agreement and the parental contribution.

Vacation Recreation Mailing List

If you would like to stay up to date with information on programs we offer and the places available, you can subscribe to our vacation recreation mailing list. We will send out a maximum of about four emails each year via this list.

You do not need to create a member account to register, you simply need to enter your email address. After registering, you will need to confirm your email address. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time.