Holiday Care

In addition to the holiday care of the Hochschulsport, in 2020 the University of Goettingen will offer two weeks summer holiday care for children of university members.
Your children may attempt a sustainable-ecological program “Unikids on the farm” from 20th to 24th of July on the International Schulbauernhof in Hevensen. From 27th to 31th of July, we offer a theatre-workshop, held by the boat people project. Both programs are organized in cooperation with the Kindertagespflege Göttingen e.V. and can be booked separately. If you have questions regarding the content of the programs, please contact Cathrine Schwerdt and Jan Scharnowski, ferienkids@kindertagespflege-goe.de. The registration for both programs takes place at the Family Service.
Please save the completed registration file (German Edition) under the name of your child and send it to Katrin.Hansmann@zvw.uni-goettingen.de.

Holiday Care 2020

Unikids on the farm

Summer holiday-care for children age 6 – 12 y.o.
20th – 24th July 2020, Monday to Friday 7.30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Uhr

How does organic farming work and how are the farm-animals being looked after? How does the produce get from the field to the table and what does CO²-emissions have to do with it? On the International Schulbauernhof (international school-farm) in Hardegsen the children can learn hands-on and through experience, what it means to work on a farm, how to feed and look after farm-animals as well as learn something about sustainable and organic farming. The agricultural-educational farm-staff and the Kindertagespflege e.V. childminders developed a diverse and exciting week in the surrounding region of Göttingen. A shuttle service, bringing the children to and back from the International Schulbauernhof, as well as a warm lunch and beverages are included in the program.

Researchers’ stories on stage

Summer holiday-care for children age 6 – 12 y.o.
27th – 31th July 2020, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

In the theatre-workshop by the boat people project, the children follow the trails of well-known Göttingen researchers, like Dorothea Schlözer, Emmy Noether and Carl Friedrich Gauß. In a playful way, the children can take on different roles, go on adventures and tell stories on stage. The team of theatre trainers developed a diverse program, in which the children can learn individually as well as with and from another. Besides the introduction in acting, the Kindertagespflege childminders thought of a balanced program, including games and activities. A warm lunch, provided by Naturkost Elkerhausen, and beverages are also included in the program.


Past holiday care

Holiday Care2019

Explore nature – farm-life with animals

Summer holiday care for children from age 6 to 10
8th til 12th July 2019
Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm


In this nature-educational program your children get the chance to participate in the working world of a modern organic farm. They get to know the animals and will tend to them, explore the vast area of the Heinz-Sielmann-Stiftung or can try the pasture or clay workshop. During the afternoons your children can look forward to numerous activities for playing and exercise. There will be a shuttle service for the transport to the farm and back to Göttingen. Of course a warm organic lunch is included in the program.

UniKids on Air - Radioworkshop

Summer holiday care for children from age 8 to 12
15th til 19th July 2019
Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm


In the media-educational program your children will produce their own little features, radio plays or reports, assort music and come up with crafty moderations. They can try out the works of a cutter, reporter or editor. The required equipment and know-how will be provided by the Göttinger Stadtradio. To get the intervies for the reports, the children will be on the road in the urban area in supervised groups. Nearly every topic that your children are interested in is possible. With your agreement the prepared production will go on air at the Stadtradio.

Explore nature – farm-life with animals

Summer holiday care for children from age 6 to 10. 2nd to 6th of July 2018 Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm HoflebenDuring this week your children will have the opportunity to take part in a program that is all about “animals and nature”. Under the supervision of biologist and environmental educator Romulo Aramayo Schenk your children can explore the surrounding area of the estate Herbigshagen and get to know how an organic farm works. How does one get the wool from a sheep and how does a production chain work? How does one provide for and look after all the animals on the farm? Furthermore your children can get creative in the meadow- and clay-workshops as well as take part in numerous gaming and moving related activities.

UNIkatTV – a media-workshop for children

Summer holiday care for children from age 8 to 12. Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm Medienworkshop During this holiday care your children will become GloboCuttern, which means they will create their own News-Show in regards to a global subject matter. Guided by Herbert Dohlen (Gespa e.V.) your children will film short spots, which they can edit in with material from international films, to visualise global correlations. Your children can act in front of or get active behind the camera, cut and edit sequences, play around with filters and effects, can built a professional newsstudio and/or act out the role of the newscaster. The workshop will take place at the Musa. The afternoon program will be put together and guided by qualified childminders from the Kindertagespflege Göttingen e.V..

Past holiday programs

Clear the stage for children!

Summer holiday program for children from 6 to 12. 26th to 30th June 2017 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the theatre in OP (ThOP) For one week your children get the opportunity to experience theatre in a playful and visionary way. By doing age-appropriate exercises and improvisations in the field of theatre pedagogy children will be introduced in acting an can gain some stage experience. Your children will be supported i.a. by actress Maja Müller-Bula (stille hunde) and the drama educator Christian Römer. In cooperation with: ThOPLogo Logo Ethnokids

Discovering forest animals

Autumn holiday program for children from 6 to 12. 9th to 13th October 2017 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the autumn holidays your children are offered an exciting program with the topic "Forest animals". The program will be located in the area of the Waldpädagogikzentrum Goettingen (WPZ) - Regionales Umweltbildungszentrum (RUZ) Reinhausen an in the neighboring forest. During this week focusing on indigenous wildlife your children will get to know the animals better. Furthermore they will sneak, camouflage and practice track reading. They will build a compound for the pack of boars and go for an excursion on the museum of zoology. In cooperation with: ZoologieLogo RUZLogo