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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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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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Continium Science/Discovery Museum

Reader Contribution (AS) Have you heard about the Discovery Center Continium in Kerkrade?  It’s a science center with special events and exhibits.  Looks like fun!   The website is in Dutch and German, but click on Bezoekersinfo for details on open hours and cost.  The home page will show you events.  Bob the Builder was there […]

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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 […]

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Indoor and Outdoor Swim Center in Wassenberg

Fairly new, the new Parcbad Wassenberg is not only reasonably priced, but has enough pools to keep everyone happy. This isn’t an over-the-top play center like Aquana, but inside, you’ll find the sports pool for the serious swimmers as well as a small children’s pool, a hot tub, sauna, plenty of place for big kids […]

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Thermen Museum Heerlen

It’s raining and windy here (really? never) and you have guests in town who don’t want to spend their European vacation in your living room… or may be the kids are just restless and need to get out. Here’s a little something we did on a blustery day not long ago that ended up being […]

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Educational Websites for Kids

If you’re PCSing, or just curious, you can test your child’s academic levels according to the school they will be attending using the website below. www.soarathome.com   Websites: The best resources for knowing about the best websites are our teachers. Most of my favorites, I’ve learned from my children’s teachers and the school website. Look […]

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Toverland

Reader Rave! I learned about this one from a friend who loved it enough to get season passes for her family. With a HUGE amusement park both indoors and outdoors, Toverland is just as fun for kids in the cold, wet winter as it is in the summer. Great for pre-school kids too with a […]

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Rainy Day – Go Carts and Movies

Reader recommended… Go-Carts: http://www.cargo-karting.be/index.htm Movies: http://www3.euroscoop.be/http://www.foroxity.nl/

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CenterParcs Europe

Reader Recommendation… With 17 village parks spread throughout The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and France, Center Parcs Europe could be the answer to your rainy day, long weekend, what-to-do-with-kids blues. It’s a village. Equipped with apartments and hotel rooms in various sizes, a family from 4-8 can find just the spot to call their own for […]

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