Two events for families this weekend

This weekend sees two events take place in Oberursel that are aimed at families with children, and both a free to go to!

On Saturday (6th September, 2014) the “Schulwald” will hold its annual “Waldfest” from 11am until 6pm.  Children will have the chance to make things from natural materials, find out about animals that live in the area and also be able to make things out of wood with the on-site carpenter.  In the afternoon they will also be able to pan for gold.

Food and drink will be on offer, along with tours through the forest and music from the Ober-Erlenbach hunting horn band.

The “Schulwald” is located at the end of the “Altenhöfer Weg”, but parking in the area is limited.  To get there by public transport take Bus number 42 to the “Theodor-Heuss-Straße” stop, or the U-Bahn to Kupferhammer from where the route is signposted, although this is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Sunday (7th September, 2014) sees the Orscheler Sommer team up with the town’s own culture and sport organisation to offer a day of activities at the open-air pool in the Altkönigstraße, which will be open for free on that day from 11am to 5pm.

In the pool there will be a chance to try canoeing (starting 12 noon), diving (starting 1pm), and for children to pass tests for swimming badges (starting 4pm).  A round of aqua-fitness will start at 2.30pm.

Out of the pool there will be a flea market for children, painting, a slide, orienteering and a punch-and-judy show.  Additionally, beach volleyball will start at 12 noon and there will be a karate demonstration at 2pm, and a 5m high climbing wall.

A variety of food and drink will be on offer.


About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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