Childcare | Family playroom

Family playroom in Aachen

Aachen's city center is a lively place that is frequented by both local families and visitors. However, there are currently only a few designated play areas for children and there is a lack of consumer-free recreational spaces. To counteract this lack, the plan is to set up a temporary play and family space in the former "Lust for Life" department store. In cooperation with the  LustAufLife initiative, Studierendenwerk is taking over the sponsorship. The project is being financed by the city of Aachen. It is scheduled to start on 1 June.

The project aims to create a centrally located place that can be used regardless of the weather and offers both children and parents an attractive place to spend time, free from consumption and shopping offers. Children are given the opportunity to learn through play, let off steam creatively and improve their social skills, while adults find a place to relax and spend time together.

The area has many different play elements to suit children of all ages. Bobby cars and exercise games will be available during opening hours, and low-threshold activities such as painting and handicrafts will also be on the program.

The plans envisage temporary use up to and including September. Then "Lust for Life" will permanently become the "House of Curiosity"


Family playroom
Komphausbadstraße 10 | 52062 Aachen

Expected project period:
June 2024 to September 2024
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 2 pm to 6:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am to 6:30 pm

Playroom rules
  • We warmly welcome you to the family playroom, a place for playing and learning together. Please ensure that you treat each other with respect, tolerance and consideration.
  • Children under the age of 10 may only use the playroom when accompanied by an adult.
  • Use of the playroom and the play equipment and materials is at your own risk. Parents or accompanying adults are liable for their children.
  • No care or supervision is provided.
  • Please keep an eye on your personal belongings, as we accept no liability for valuables, wardrobe or personal items.
  • We ask you to keep the playroom clean and tidy. Please always leave the room tidy and clean.
  • Treat the equipment and materials with care. Report any damage to the staff immediately. Intentional damage to property will be repaired at the expense of the person responsible.
  • Photography is only permitted of your own child. Photographing other children and parents is not permitted.
  • Confirm that neither you nor your child/children are suffering from infectious diseases.
  • Smoking, alcohol and drug consumption are not permitted. Animals are also not permitted.
  • Any theft will be reported to the police.
  • We ask all visitors to observe the house rules and to follow the instructions of the staff. We reserve the right to expel people from the playroom in the event of breaches of the house rules.
  • In the interests of all visitors, we reserve the right to refuse admission to persons with questionable behavior (e.g. visibly under the influence of alcohol or drugs) without giving reasons.