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Posted November 15th, 2010 - 7:53 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Thank you Anne for setting up this group.

To build a real network, the first step is to meet.;-) Now that the picknick season seems to be definitely over, we need another option. As I see from profiles, our kids are quite different in age, so we need one event fits all. Any ideas?

I love to meet more couch surfing parents and their kids, so I'm looking forward to it. Btw, my son is 8.

Posted November 15th, 2010 - 12:32 pm by from Potsdam, Germany (Permalink)
Hi Maya,

thank you very much for opening the first thread.
I really love the idea of a meeting. That's exactly why I created that group.

Let me have a think about where to meet or what to do and I'll post it soon.

All the other members are welcome to make suggestions too!

All the best!

Posted November 15th, 2010 - 12:45 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)

My suggestion for a nice place to meet is the Familienzentrum Mehringdamm 115 there is a big indoor and outdoor playground and they serve some waffles and drinks quite cheep.

So we are looking forward for the first meeting as well. Our kids are 4 years and 4 month old.

See you all!

Posted November 15th, 2010 - 2:57 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted November 15th, 2010 - 5:00 pm by from Potsdam, Germany (Permalink)
The Familienzentrum Mehringdamm is open only on weekdays.

What would be more suitable for you all? To meet during the week or at the weekened?

I found two other Familienzentren which offer rooms for family gatherings. I'll talk to them tomorrow about the conditions.

Any other ideas where to meet?

Posted November 16th, 2010 - 9:27 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
hey everybody,
a meeting during the week for us wouldn't be possible. next weekend (probably saturday) we will go to FEZ to the puppet theatre festival. its especially for children up to six or seven but there are a lot of activities outside and indoor for all ages. if anybody want to join us you are welcome.

claudia (our son is 6 years old)

Posted November 18th, 2010 - 6:19 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
I think it is better to meet for a real meeting-meeting. I am sure everyone of us has plenty of ideas to do fun things with kids. We should meet and be able to TALK.

At least my son has a lot of playmates, so I don't think the age has to match under all circumstances. My first intention of a meeting like that would be more like getting to know other people who are also family in Berlin. Maybe my son will find friends for life, maybe he will be bored of a bunch of toddlers. Well, that is what a couch surfing meeting is all about: Sometimes it is a hit, sometimes a miss, but usually you can pass a couple of hours in a fun way and meet new people.

Still there is the problem of a meeting place at this time of the year. Ideas welcome, we were discussing it yesterday but so far didn't come to an conclusion. I also prefer weekends.

Posted November 18th, 2010 - 5:03 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Hi all,

most things have already been said...
our kids are both at school from 8 to 4 during the week, so we would also prefer weekends.

I agree totaly with ALATAU: it's not necesarry that all kids have the same age, maybe they will play together, maybe they will do their own thing... so we should look for a place where we can meet and talk without beeing to much occupied by our kids. And also it should be indoors as I look out of the windows now :-(

what's about having breakfast together in a kid-friendly place like Tomasa in Villa Kreuzberg or Cafe Ole in Ufa-Fabrik in Tempelhof?


Posted November 18th, 2010 - 9:17 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
We actually visit with some regularity the kindercafe @ Hornstr., not far away from the Familienzentrum Mehringdamm. (http://cafe-kreuzzwerg.com)

It is suitable for kids say up to 8, and we could try it in on a weekend.

Our children are 4 and 0.

Posted November 18th, 2010 - 9:21 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
And of course, breakfast is also a good idea!

Posted December 13th, 2010 - 3:34 pm by from Potsdam, Germany (Permalink)
Dear parents in Berlin,

I thank you all for joining this group.

Unfortunately I am very busy with my diploma thesis and also winter is a very difficult time to set up a meeting :-(

But definitely in spring after handing in my thesis and after the first rays of sun came out I will organise a meeting. I want to get to know you all and I want this group to become alive! :-)

A merry merry christmas to you and your kid(s)!

Posted December 13th, 2010 - 10:32 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
I am very busy as well, but things do get better in early January: So how about I set something up and Anne can join if the diploma stress lets her.;-)

So any suggestions of meeting places are welcome, from the previous I'm quite interested in the cafe in UFA Fabrik as I have never been there. Other ideas welcome: winter indeed is not the best time to organize an informal event with kids of different age involved.;-)

Happy holidays... And see you in January!