The IAA offers a host of fun ways for its youngest visitors to enjoy making discoveries – such as school trips, a special birthday celebration, or visiting the show with the whole family. The IAA Kids World offers all younger visitors a wide range of unforgettable experiences. And what is more, the IAA family ticket gives you and your children admission for only 35 euros!
The new family ticket enables two adults and up to three children under the age of 14 to visit the IAA 2019. The price includes a voucher for two free soft drinks (still water or ice tea), which you can redeem in the Agora food court. The ticket is available only at the cash desks, and is valid for single entry to the IAA from September 14 to 22.
Part of the IAA Experience is the Kids World, aimed especially at children and families. With the Explorer Pass the IAA’s youngest visitors can go on an exciting “treasure hunt” and discover mobility for themselves. All across the Kids World there are special markings pointing the way to activities and special shows for all ages. Carrera, Volkswagen, Majorette, Hyundai, Legoland, Daimler, Continental, Jaguar Land Rover, Radio Teddy and the Automania are all taking part. Youngsters can collect a stamp in their Explorer Pass each time they complete one of the challenges.
Drive a Volkswagen ID just like the grown-ups. Kids Drive operated by Autostadt Wolfsburg. Young IAA visitors can get behind the wheel of an electrically powered Volkswagen ID vehicle and discover the exciting Kids Drive circuit. First comes theory, then practice: to start with, all the young drivers learn about important aspects of traffic and behavior on the roads, such as being careful and showing consideration to other road users. Then they can take a vehicle out on a realistic circuit at a top speed of four kilometers per hour. The kids have to cope with objects like sidewalks, cycle paths, zebra crossings and traffic lights. And it’s really fun!
Carrera is setting up XXL racing tracks at the IAA. Here “racing drivers” of all ages can once again step on the gas. All visitors aged six and over can have a go, once they have registered with the racing manager on site. Children, parents, grandparents and anyone who wants to know what speed is will experience a special race track adventure. Young racing drivers can have great fun on the Carrera GO race track, where they will sprint around loop-the-loops, past banked curves and over jump ramps. Adult racing drivers can demonstrate their skills and strong nerves on the Carrera Digital 132 track in the race to reach the finish line before anyone else. All drivers who register will automatically be entered in a prize draw. This year the main prize is an exclusive visit to the super sports car maker Lamborghini in Italy.
It’s never too early to start learning – so even the youngest visitors can get behind the wheel at the IAA. Children aged from three to 13 can learn to drive small electric cars at the driving school organized by Hyundai and Legoland on the open-air site, and obtain their first driver’s license. The child-friendly driving school circuit offers a whole lot of fun and challenges with traffic signs, real traffic lights and realistic driving situations. The reward at the end is a personal driver’s license from Legoland and Hyundai certifying special traffic achievements.
At the Majorette stand the youngest children can digitally create toy cars from the world of die-cast models on a scale of 1:64. They simply configure their own dream car on the virtual vehicle lift. Children can choose from various vehicle types and for each one they can pick the paint, chassis, wheels, tires and the interior features. And the fantastic thing is, the car is visualized in a real three-dimensional view. Then they can watch as it is built in the Majorette factory. What a great souvenir of the IAA! And from 14 h to 14:30 h there are always great prizes to be won on the wheel of fortune.
Radio Teddy has brought its show truck to the IAA grounds along with host Heiko Kunz. Here kids can dance to cool music, and cuddle the Radio Teddy mascot for a happy souvenir snap. Both younger and older children can also chase high scores on the interactive “Auto Runner” gaming consoles. They have to stand on a mat in front of a screen and move their bodies to navigate the Teddy around the city in his sports car. There are great prizes for all participants.
A school with a difference. The Genius educational program from Daimler invites the IAA’s youngest visitors to do some experimenting. The Genius Challenge is an opportunity for youngsters to build their own rocket car and try it out in the “Genius rennRöhre” tube. The time it takes the rocket car to travel the length of the tube is measured by photoelectric cells. Successful rocket-car engineers can be included on the digital “Wall of Fame” and every day prizes can be won. There is also a photobox and a lot of exciting information about the world of Genius.
Can I drive a Jaguar Land Rover car without a driver’s license? Well, under the slogan “New Generation x New Mobility” children and young people aged 11 or over can drive the fully electric I-PACE from Jaguar. They can take to a special circuit on the outdoor site at 30 km/h, under the guidance of a driving instructor. As in regular driving school cars, the instructor has a second set of pedals, just to be safe. Parents can follow their children’s progress on an XXL screen.
Young visitors may take their seats in the car of the future and experience a ride as spectators. Continental is using a demonstrator to show how practical it is when the car is fully connected. Interior features are adjusted to the passengers – from the seat and mirror settings to the choice of music, and as the vehicle is linked to the calendar it knows exactly what the destination is and keeps the youngest passengers on the back seat entertained during longer journeys on the freeway. And because the car is now so smart, it can also drive itself.
The Automania covering an area of over 600 square meters, invites young visitors and their families to spend a while discovering model cars, collector’s items and rarities, slot cars and automotive literature. The Automania has something for everybody. Prices start at one euro. But the Automania is only open on the first weekend of the IAA 2019, September 14 and 15, from 9 h to 19 h.