Local Fun List – all ages

The weather is getting nicer now and it’s time to get out… peruse this.  It’s an older list, but you may not remember it all.  Check out the Fun Valley park in Oost Maarland just 4 clicks from Maastricht!  So many fun things to do!

Less than an hour away

Gangelt, DE (13 min from GK)

Haus Hamacher – Swimming pool and mini-golf
Am Freibad 10
52538 Gangelt
Telefon: (0 24 54) 14 14
Telefax: (0 24 54) 93 93 01
Email: Haus.Hamacher@t-online.de
Web: http://www.haus-hamacher.de/
Open: Monday-Saturday 1100-2200 and Sunday 1000-2200

 

Wildpark Gangelt
Schinvelder Str.; Mindergangelt
Tel: 02454-2459
Web: http://www.wildpark-gangelt.com/
(The Website has English translations on all its pages)
Open: 0900-1900 every day
Price: Adults — 6 E; Children ages 4-15 — 4 E
Food: 1 Euro/bag to feed the animals. They also like chestnuts and acorns in the fall.

Landgraaf, NL (20 min from GK)

SnowWorld Indoor Ski Fun!
Witte Wereld 1, Landgraaf, NL
Web: www.snowworld.nl (English site available)


Limbricht, NL (24 min from GK)

Limbricht Kasteelmedieval themed vaulted bowling alley and good food
Allee 1; Limbricht Tel: 046-451 44 44
Opens: Thurs – Sun evening.
Web: www.kasteellimbricht.nl
*Look carefully at bowling package pricing… most look expensive, but include food.

Heerlen, NL (26 min from GK)

Kinderstadt — Large indoor playground
Parallelweg 4; Heerlen
Tel: 0031-455-717-252
http://www.kinderstad.nl/
Open: Every day 1000-1800
Price: 9.50 for ages 2-9
Neoliet Heerlen – Indoor Wall Climbing!
Sportpark Kaldeborn
Stadionbaan 52
6416CS Heerlen
31 (0)45 5424358
http://neoliet.climbing.nl/
> 17.5 m height, 1000 m² area
**They teach children from age 7, and do groups, parties, and can teach in English.


Würselen, DE (27 min from GK)

Euregio Freizeitbad Würselen – FUN! Indoor Swimming Center
Willy-Brandt-Ring 100;
Würselen

Open: M-Th 1300-2000, Fri 1300-2100, Sat-Sun 1000-2100

Kerkrade, NL (28 min from GK)

Gaia Park — zoo
Dentgenbachweg 105
6468 PG Kerkrade
Tel: 045 567 60 70
Web: http://www.gaiapark.nl
Hours: Opens daily at 1000.
Dec – Feb closes at 1600. March – June and Sept – Nov closes at 1700.
July – August closes at 1800.
Prices: Age 13 to 64 years € 17,00
Children 3 – 12 € 12.50
Under 3 is free
65 and over € 12.50


Echt, NL (28 min from GK)

De Ballon – rainy day fun for little people.
Bandertlaan 13; Echt, NL
Tel: 0031-0475-410845
Web: http://www.de-ballon.nl
Open: Wed, Fri-Sun 1000 – 1900
Cost: 3.25E
*This is small, but is open weekday mornings and has a separate toddler area.

Indoor Kartcenter — Bowling and Indoor Go-Carts!
Bandertlaan 9; Echt, NL
tel. 0475-418900
info@pke.nl
Web: www.pke.nl
Hours: Mon-Thurs 1800-2300, Fri 1800-2400, Sat 1300-2400, Sun 1300-2300

Aachen, DE (29 min from GK)
Badminton und Kletterhalle Tivoli Rock Aachen
Strangenhäuschen 11; 52070 Aachen
Tel: +49 (0) 241 / 15 77 60
Open: Mo – Fr: 09.00 bis 24.00 Uhr
Sa, So, Feiertags: 09.30 bis 22.30 Uhr
Web: www.tivoli-rock.de
*More than 1000sqm of indoor climbing space, bistro, camps for kids, and more!

Juelich, DE (30 min from GK)

Bruckenkopf Park
Rurauenstraße 11
52428 Jülich
Tel: 02461 – 9795-0
E-Mail: brueckenkopf-park@t-online.de
Web: http://www.brueckenkopfpark.de/
(Click on the Brueckenkopf park photo in the center, then click on the “fur kids” link above)
Price: Adults 4Euro, Kids above 1 meter 1.80, Kids under 1 Meter free
Open: Nov-Feb 1000-1630, Mar-Oct 0900-1800
*This park has several playgrounds (nice, big ones), minigolf, rafting, a bungee, rock climbing, sand pits, sports fields, a small kid train, a lake for water play, skate board ramps, and a nature park.

Neuss, DE (34 min from GK)

Kinderbauernhof
Nixhütter Weg 141, Neuss-Selikum
Tel: 02131 90 85 21
http://www.kinderbauernhof-neuss.de
Open: daily 0900-1800
Kurse = Course…. check the link online for many classes available.

Maasmechelen, BE (35 min from GK)

Cargo Karting
Heufkensweg 5; Maasmechelen, BE
Tel: 0032-089-77-28-50
Email: info@cargo-karting.be
Web: www.cargo-karting.be
Open: Mon – Fri 1800-2330, Sat 1300-1415 kids and 1415-2400 adults, Sun 1300-1500 kids and 1500-2300 adults.
Vaals, NL (36 min from GK)
Outdoor Go-Carts in Vaals
http://www.kartingvaals.nl/

http://actionfun.goedbegin.nl/

Labyrint Drielandenpunt – Large maze and playground
Viergrenzenweg 97; Vaals, NL
Tel +31 (043) 306 52 00
E-mail info@drielandenpunt.nl

http://www.drielandenpunt.nl/


Gulpen, NL (37 min from GK)

Mosaqua
Landsraderweg 11; Gulpen
tel.: +31 (0)43-4507400
email: info@mosaqua.nl
http://www.mosaqua.nl/
**Amazing subtropical aquatic extravaganza with indoor and outdoor
facilities. The indoor complex has several pools, slides, river rapids, Jacuzzis, Turkish
Bath and a small toddler pool with slides and water canons. For all ages. Hours and prices online in English. Reasonable rates.

Dusseldorf, DE (42 min from GK)

Kessenich, BE (43 min from GK)

Alles Kids
Venlosesteenweg 330; Kessenich, BE
Tel:- (0032) 089 57 22 80
Web: www.alleskids.be
Hours: Wed 1330-1900, Sat-Sun 1000-1900, School vacations 1000-1900, Summer 1000-1800
*Large indoor play area includes trike track, sponge ball guns, a couple of big slides,
separate toddler area, and enclosed mini football pitch with goals. Great for young kids on rainy, cold days.

Genk, BE (44 min from GK)

EuroPlanetarium
Planetariumweg 19; Genk
Tel: 0032-089-65-5555
Web: http://www.europlanetarium.be/


Valkenburg, NL (45 min from GK)

Laser Tag, Chairlift and Toboggan at GoGo Valkenburg
http://www.kabelbaan.nl

Valkenier Family Park
Koningswinkelstraat 53; Valkenburg NL
Tel: 0031-043-601-2289
Email: info@pretpark-de-valkenier.nl
Web: www.pretpark-de-valkenier.nl

Maastricht, NL (45 min from GK)

Indoor Play Center
Kesselskade 43
6211 EN Maastricht
T.  043 32 122 12



Venlo, NL (45 min from GK)

Laser Quest & Bowling
VENLO MEGAZONE
Rijksweg 181
5941 AD Velden
Netherlands
Tel: 0031 77 472 2274

Noervenich, DE (45 min from GK)

Bubenheimer Playground and Maze
Burg-Bubenheim; 52388 Nörvenich
Tel: 02421 – 71194
Infoband: 02421 – 9709969
Web: www.bubenheimer-spieleland.de
Open: Mo. : Sa. 9.00 – 12.00
Mo. : Fr. 15.00 – 18.00

 

Oost-Maarland, NL (48 min from GK)
Fun Valley – Outdoor Recreation Park
Oosterweg 5, Oost-Maarland
Tel: +31 43 409 44 41
Tel: +31 43 409 36 71
info@funvalleymaastricht.nl
http://www.funvalleymaastricht.nl/
*beach, paintball, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, restaurant, paintball, quad runners, canoes, boats, rope courses, camping, team buidling events, and more – reasonable prices. See website for details.
Bruehl, DE (48 min from GK)
Phantasialand Amusement Park
Berggeistrasse 31-41; Bruhl, DE
Web: http://www.phantasialand.de
*Ticket prices, hours, and other information is available on the easy-to-use English website.
Duisburg, DE (49 Minutes from GK)
Duisburg Zoo
Mülheimer Strasse 273; Duisburg, DE
Tel.: 0203-305590
E-Mail: Info@Zoo-Duisburg.de
Internet: www.zoo-duisburg.de
Price: Adult 11 Euro, Children 5.50 Euro – Family ticket available with good discount
Hours: Everyday from 0900. Holidays (Christmas and New Years) open at 1000. Closes at 1600 in winter, 1730 in summer.
*zoo with Dolphin exhibit

Tegelen, NL (50 min from GK)

Fun Forest – Ropes Course
Verlengde Trappistenweg 35
5932 NB Tegelen, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 900 336 73 78
http://www.funforest.nl/
 
Speelpark Klein Zwitserland
 
Address: Verlengde Trappistenweg 35,
NL-5932 ND Tegelen
Tel: +(31)(0)773731565

 
Genk, BE (53 min from GK)

 

Het Domein Bokrijk – Bokrijks Adventure Park
Bokrijklaan 1; Genk
32 011 26 53 00
bokrijk@limburg.be
http://www.bokrijk.be
http://www1.limburg.be/bokrijk/eng/index.html
This entire town is set up to entertain you from March through September with its Open Air Museum which recreates special events in the past with music, costume, and actors. Enjoy the town and the many gardens, forests and walking paths surrounding it and take the kids. There is A LOT for them to do as well.
Bokrijk Adventure Park: There is a high and a low rope course, by which most challenges are at an average of about 6 meters. Open: year round
Miniature golf: Open: March – June weekdays 1100-1700 & weekends 1100-1800
July – August every day 1100-1900 & September 1300 – 1800
Playground: The Bokrijk playground is the biggest in the country. Sensational toys, a slide complex, a rope pyramid, and an animal corner are ready for hours of play. A playground specially designed for pre-schoolers offers safe playing pleasure for the smallest. And when the weather’s bad, there’s always Bokland, the indoor playground.
Bokland: Children from 3 to 10 years can play to their heart’s content in this indoor soft-play area. Diving into the vat of balls, scrambling on the toys, the entire area is suitable for children.
Open air Museum — Arboretum and a garden of fragrances and colours — Het Groene Huis — Covered wagons and a fishpond (more information available on the websites above or here)

 

Sevenum, NL (56 min from GK)

Toverland
Toverlaan 2; Sevenum
T (+31)077 – 467 70 50
info@toverland.nl
http://www.toverland.nl/
Price: € 19,50 per person
Parking: € 5,00
Hours: 1000-1800 every day
** Large indoor and outdoor play place. Great for kids all year round!

Oberhausen, DE (59 min from GK)
CentrOPark Oberhausen
Promenade 10; Oberhausen
http://www.centropark.de

SeaLife Oberhausen
Zum Aquarium 1; Amsterdamer Strasse; Oberhausen DE
Tel: 0208-444-88-444

One to two hours away
Bottrop, DE (62 min from GK)
alpincenter Bottrop — indoor ski center
Prosperstr. 299-301; Bottrop (DE)
http://www.alpincenter.com/
Open: Daily 0930 – 2400
Last entry: 2130 (Su – Thu) or 2230 (Fr – Sa)

 

Kevelaer, DE (64 min from GK)

Niederrheinpark Plantaria — gardens, playgrounds…
Am Scheidweg 1-5; 47624 Kevelaer
Tel: 02832-93270
plantaria@t-online.de
www.plantaria.de

Gelsenkirchen, DE (65 min from GK)

Zoom Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen
Bleckstr. 47
D – 45889 Gelsenkirchen
Tel. ++49 / (0)209 / 954 50
Fax ++49 / (0)209 / 954 51 21
e-mail: info@zoom-erlebniswelt.de
Internet: www.zoom-erlebniswelt.de
Review: http://livingingk.blogspot.com/2008/04/gelsenkirchen-zoo.html
Bottrop-Kirchhellen, DE ( 67 min from GK)

Movie Park
Warner Allee 1
46244 Bottrop-Kirchhellen
(Germany)
http://www.movieparkgermany.de


Kasterlee, BE (87 min from GK)

Olensteenweg 45; Kasterlee
Info 0032/ (02) 528 28 28
http://www.bobbejaanland.be
** Rave reviews from families who have been there.

Hilvarenbeek, NL (90 min from GK)

Beekse Bergen Safaripark and Adventure Playground
Beekse Bergen 31; Hilvarenbeek, NL
Tel. 0900-2335732
Web: http://www.safaripark.nl

Wavre, BE (100 min from GK)

WALIBI BELGIUM AQUALIBI
Rue J. Deschamps 9, Wavre, BE
Tel : 32 (0)10 42 15 00
email : info-wbe@cda-parks.com
site : www.walibi.be

Kaatsheuvel, NL (103 min from GK)

De Efteling
Europalaan 1
Postbus 18
5170 AA Kaatsheuvel
Phone: +31 (0)416 – 288 111
http://www.efteling.com

Biddinghuizen, NL (142 min from GK)

Walibi World
Spijkweg 30; Biddinghuizen, NL
Tel : 31(0)321 32 99 99
www.walibiworld.nl
info-wwo@cda-parks.com

 

 

 

One Response to “Local Fun List – all ages”

  1. Anonymous April 26, 2010 2:45 pm #

    Monkeys in Heinsberg is closed. The space is for lease.

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