In Klotten, near Cochem, is a wild park like the one in Gangelt and a small amusement park with rides suitable for elementary school kids. The website is in English and has a map and descriptions of all the rides and all the animals there. Open mid-March – October 0900-1800.
For outdoorsy nature lovers, young scientists, and scout troups, go to the Geopark, a park in the Eifel with 270 sites of volcanic eruptions, fossils, and interesting rock formations. Truly, this is probably it’s own adventure. Tours both ranger and self guided are available. Explore the website and contact the visitors centers for more information. Click on the GeoAdventure tab at the top, the go to the GeoSpecial, then Geo and Family link on the left.
On the hill above Saarburg tucked between vineyards and a small forest is the perfect family spot to let the kids play. The hillside toboggan course is great for all ages with “cars” that allow you to regulate your speed so you can go slow or fast. They time you as well, so you can race against members of your group. A large terrace serves drinks and snacks, so you can relax there and enjoy the view while the kids run off and play on the 800 meter playground.