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Kid Fun: The PlayMobil Fun Park, Germany

Don’t mistake Playmobil park for an amusement park – there are no rides or attractions here, but it IS fun. At Playmobil, there are themed areas with activities for kids to do like climbing, swinging, and balancing.  There are rope nets and ladders, a Castle with a jail, turrets, and a throne.  Noah’s Ark has […]

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SnowWorld’s New Outdoor Park in Landgraaf, NL.

Reader Contribution with Photos by Megan Kane   Snowworld isn’t just snow anymore.   The new outdoor adventure center just opened in May 2012, and is a great reason to visit SnowWorld.  It is a giant ropes challenge course, with two levels built on telephone poles and a 5-stage zip line.   The website says […]

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Sittard ‘s Kinderoptocht – Carnival Children’s Parade

This Sunday, 23 February, at 1333 this year’s Children’s Carnival Parade will begin in Sittard.  If you have kids, GO!  It’s a lot of fun and the costumes and makeup are absolutely amazing!  If you’re a fan of Bagels and Beans, YES, they will be open.  That’s a great place to stand and watch the […]

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St. Nikolausbahn — i.e. Gillrath Christmas Train

UPDATE:  Tickets are already sold out or nearly gone for half the rides this year.  Check the dates and times online.  You can get your tickets at the Gillrath or Schwierwaldenrath stations or at several other locations listed on the Nikolausfahrt information page on the train website.   This annual train ride is very special […]

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Sport & Leisurepark Landgraaf

Reader Recommendation… AR Sport & Leisurepark LandgraafHofstraat 5Landgraaf 6370 AC Landgraaf T 045-7440710 F 045-7440713 E info@slpark.nl An innovative sports park with a lot of different sports to explore like discgolf, BMX, beachsports, ultimate Frisbee, Mountain biking, soccer, and badminton, the Sport & Leisurepark in Landgraaf offers  sporting activities for every age group. They also offer […]

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Best of Summer! (Locally)

Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and if you’re not flying “home,” you will need to fill your days or the kids will get stir crazy and so will you. So here’s my little list of favorites.  Feel free to add to it in the comments area.  :)Favorite “Swimming Holes:” OUTDOOR:  Gangelt’s […]

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Two More Indoor Playcenters!

Reader Contribution… FunVille Speellounge (Playcenter) Indoor Play Center  Kesselskade 43 6211 EN Maastricht T.  043 32 122 12 www.funville.nl Hours: Wed, Thurs, Sun 1100-1900 Fri, Sat, Holidays, New Year’s Day, Vacation Days 1100-2000 CLOSED:  Mon and Tues Prices:  Children 1-12:  9 Euros Children under age 1:  Free Adults:  5 Euros (includes coffee and free wifi!) […]

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Bokrijk, BE

Text and Photos by Rebecca Balkum Part of the play area Bokrijk, BE Bokrijk is located in a beautiful wooded area near Genk where you can easily spend all day or just a few hours, depending on your desired activity level.  It boasts the country’s largest outdoor playground that caters to all ages of children.  […]

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De Efteling: Fantasy Amusement Park, NL

108 minutes from GK… Open 365 days a year, you’ll find rides and activities enough to keep kids of all ages happy here.  Nicely laid out, and quite big, you won’t be able to see or do everything in one day, but two day passes are available at a discount and the Efteling Hotel is […]

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Thomas the Train – Coming Soon!

Reader Contribution (AS) “A Day Out With Thomas” Oct.22-24, 2010 Tickets on sale now for “A Day out with Thomas.” This is an annual even which takes place at the train station in Simpelveld, NL. These tickets sell out very quickly, so if you’re interested, book now! The little ones have so much fun- you […]

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