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Centre d'animation pédagogique et de loisirs (CAPEL)

The Centre d'animation pédagogique et de loisirs (Creative Learning Centre – CAPEL) was created in 1983 and then incorporated into the Educational Activities Department of the Service Foyers scolaires (Childcare Department) in 2018. This was a natural development given that CAPEL's work, educational projects and activities are also based on components from the national reference framework on non-formal education of children and youth put forth by the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth (Ministère de l'Education nationale, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse).

CAPEL works closely with many other municipal departments and external partners,, associations, institutions and other national and international bodies to ensure its projects are a success.


CAPEL's activities directly benefit pupils in Cycles 1.1 to 4.2 and young people aged 12 to 17 who live in Luxembourg City or attend primary schools overseen by the City of Luxembourg's Service Enseignement (Education Department). CAPEL's initiatives are focused on the following areas:

  • organising leisure activities (e.g. "Aktioun Bambësch", etc.), 
  • developing educational projects,
  • holding socio-cultural events,
  • creating play areas,
  • organising training courses
  • managing the "Tunnel am Gronn" art gallery
  • and lending out games, equipment and documentation (e.g. the "Bicherschief" bookcases).
Edition 2019 du « Kanner in the City » autour du thème « 1, 2, 3... lass! »

"Kanner in the City"

Every year, on the last weekend in July, the city centre is transformed into a giant playground for children for the "Kanner in the City" festival.

Illustration des Animations et ateliers winterlights 2017

Activities and workshops

Come and enjoy the wide range of workshops and activities for all ages that Luxembourg City has to offer (DIY, reading, candle-making, puppet and doll theatre, ...

enfants jouant sur la place Guillaume II lors de la fête de jeux pour enfants Kanner in the City

Activities for children

Overview of the extra-curricular activities for children organised by CAPEL.

Illustration du chalet minicercle devant le cercle cité

Back to the Future

An activity workshop designed for children enrolled in <i>foyers scolaires</i> and pupils in elementary school cycles 2.1–3.1. 22 to 29 November, Monday to Frid...

activité enfants _ Märchenwald

Educational projects

CAPEL regularly develops educational projects for primary school classes under the remit of Luxembourg City's Service Enseignement (Department of Education), as...

Couverture de l'affiche du Family Play Day 2019

Family Play Day

Every October, the City of Luxembourg's Creative Learning Centre (CAPEL) organises a one-day event offering a range of workshops – games, reading, music, etc. –...

aire de jeux à l'entrée de la forêt Bambësch

Leisure activities

This programme includes: outdoor and indoor games ("Aktioun Bambësch", etc.), creative, artistic and sporting activities, discovery walks and workshops, theatri...

photo Kanner in the City 2017

Socio-cultural events

Every year, CAPEL organises and hosts a number of fun-filled, socio-cultural events for the general public (such as <i>Weltspilldag</i><i></i>)

activité enfants

Youth Coordinator training (levels B & C)

"Level-B Youth Coordinator" training is mandatory for anyone wishing to lead a group of children or youths in a sports or educational setting.

Contact details

4-12, rue de l'Ecole
L-1454 Luxembourg

Getting there by bus