Germany | Playmobil Funpark

Log raft @Playmobil Funpark

By on November 5, 2011

 

I’m no Gremlin but the sight of water makes me churn — add a log raft to it and I’d probably run away. Had I not been tasked to take photos, I would have gone to the farther end of the man-made river.

It’s a good thing though that the kids got their adventurous attitude from their Dad…everyone’s aboard except me! ^_^

Log raft @Playmobil Funpark
Taking turns using the paddle

 

 And what do you know? There was a kid who fell down into the water, good thing she can swim!

Log raft @Playmobil Funpark
D likes touching the water lol

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Playmobil Food

By on September 25, 2011

For a Funpark as big as Playmobil, restaurants and eating joints are fun because they’ve integrated it in a playful environment as how the park is. Playmobil food is traditionally German. The Burg café is castle inspired, following it’s name (Burg=castle). You can see Playmobil guards stationed up the walls as they would in real life castles of old. As we were having lunch, we opted for the bigger restaurant which offers a wide selection of food and desserts. It’s lovely with glass roofs and a second floor but we opted to dine below, al fresco.

Charming Setup

It was a charming setup of tables in a garden full of flowers and greens. Shutterhappy me was taking photos of the flowers while waiting for the food. There were petunias, cosmos and other flowers I’ve yet to know the names of. Despite having light rains earlier on, the benches and tables were wiped dry and comfy for us to sit on.

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Umbrellas by the Buffet

Knowing that the kids would be happy to be back playing, hubby bought them what they could easily eat without forcing them. Chicken fingers and fries…to justify, we’ve been eating healthy at our parent-in-laws house. Always with fish and meat, and a serving of veggies so having this for once is okay. teehee! Also, mom-in-law is a great cook, the kids would always have second servings!

Food for the More Experienced

Dad-in-law had Schweinshaxe or roasted ham hock (or “pork knuckle” and called Stelze in Austria) served with potatoes and a special sauce.

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Schweinshaxe/Stelze/Pork knuckle

Hubby and I had the Turkey Schnitzel with fries, would you believe we shared a plate? The serving is good for two and because I have this habit of eating after the kids are done I’m good with it, most of the time, the kids don’t finish theirs. I’ve always done it like this – to not waste food. I’m glad that condiments as ketchup and mayonnaise are free to take and would not cause an extra 0.20cents each…the kids love dipping their fries in them.

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Turkey Schnitzel, C with his pudding and chicken fingers, fries

Food for Young Palates

For dessert, son1 had chocolate pudding while dawty had Milchreis. It’s rice cooked slowly in milk making it sticky. It is eaten hot or cold which would remind me of Champorado back home, rice with cocoa powder and sugar – especially when we put Ovaltine on top. Milchreis is served with that, or either chocolate powder, applesauce or a combination of cinnamon and sugar.

That’s son1 with his fries (and unseen chicken fingers) and chocolate pudding , he kept  annoying his older sister. That’s annoying C plastered on his face and on the right is the face of an annoyed sister….

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Milchreis and annoyed A
Milchreis mit cinnamon
Milchreis mit cinnamon

Playmobil Funpark
Brandstätterstraße 2 -10
90513 Zirndorf, Germany

 

 


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Playmobil Funpark, 6 years after

By on August 20, 2011

 

For the kids, visiting their grandparents means fun…Aside from their oma’s cooking (grandmom) they enjoy walking around the place and swimming at the nearby pool. There’s also almost always a mention of Playmobil Funpark. It’s just a few minutes from their place. Just like before, dad-in-law would bring the first batch there (car is small for all of us) then come back for the second. First batch this time were mom-in-law, daughter and our youngest. Kuya C (my older son) stayed behind and went with hubby and I next. It was unusual since he is my mom-in-law’s favorite and he would always go with her without a doubt when invited.

 

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aged 8 and 10

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Daddy and D

 

The last time we were there we were only 4 and I posted about it here…look at the photo of my 2 older kids in that post…They were then 2 and 4! Now, they’re 8 and 10…I was pregnant then with my youngest but he’s 5 now…I specifically asked them to pose – the two older kids together as a comparison to how young they were when we went. Although they went here 2 summers ago without me – only with my in-laws.

 

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lograft

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that big ship

Little boy wasn’t in the mood for photos, Daddy has to convince him to. The place is as colorful as we remember, Playmobil giant figures multiplied in number, a lot more water-play sections were added, there’s a mini-golf course now and if you haven’t been to our new blog, please do, we’re having a giveaway there.

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Street signs

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Mr.Postman

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Playmobil Funpark, 6 years after 4

 

Playmobil Funpark, 6 years after 5

Playmobil Funpark, 6 years after 6

We did a lot of stuff, kids played to their heart’s content and I took photos as long as the battery lasts. Will show them here as the days progressed. This is surely another trip where hubby and I released our inner child. 🙂

Playmobil Funpark, 6 years after 7

The place is not only fun it was also very scenic. It rained a bit in the morning but the sky was a lovely blue at noon.

Playmobil Funpark, 6 years after 8

Playmobil Funpark
Brandstätterstraße 2 -10
90513 Zirndorf, Germany

 

 

Playmobil is as colorful as we remember, Playmobil giant figures multiplied in number, a lot more water-play sections were added, there's a mini-golf course, too.
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Playmobil FunPark

By on July 15, 2007

We’ve always been familiar with Lego, those colorful interlocking plastic bricks we make into castles and houses of our dreams. Not much known to us was Playmobil; the German counterpart (Lego is from Denmark) of those little plastic men and construction toys.  The little figures are called klicky, and can be 3 inches or a bit more. Just as Lego has Legoland, Playmobil has its Funpark. The massive playground covers about 90,000 square meters, there’s really a lot to do in it.

The little ones can live out their fantasies in this oversized PLAYMOBIL world, while  mom and dad enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.” Dream games of long ago… comes true in a mighty castle. Watchtower dungeon, underground secret passages, mirrors and a throne room to bring girls and boys exciting pastime like the knights of old ‘. . .so goes the description of the park in German.

Playmobil Funpark is located at Brandstätterstraße in Zirndorf, Germany. A few minutes by car away from the city of Nuremberg (20 minutes) and Fuerth (15 minutes).

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Themes

True enough, the kids were playing like live Playmobil dolls/figures in life-size Playmobil ships, houses, post offices, even a castle. Playmobil has developed a variety of themes  within the park including town and city, space, robots, pirates, trains, vikings, castle, dinosaurs, undersea exploration, and wild west. It was a version of 3D scaling. The kids can explore many areas like farm, indian village and treehouses, even a balancing parkour area. There’s an indoor playground where kids can still enjoy, when a little downpour comes. They can try all the available klickys inside or go about the slides.

The kids enjoyed touring this Park as promised. We rode the ship, we went up the towers, even looked for gold at the field. Here are some of the areas you can explore.

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Pirate Flagship

The Pirates flagship in the middle of big pirates lake give kids and adults a feel of pirating life. Balance beams and ropes are the ways to enter the ship.  Little kids get to practice basic muscle activities such as pulling, crawling, even hiding, and climbing.

Tip:

Early morning in the first hour after the opening of the park and in the hour before closing experience, is less busy.

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Rolli-raft

(An adult companion strictly necessary!)  Kids can raft through big pirates lake with an adult.
When rafting, waiting line could be longer. The reason is that the number of rafts according to the size of the lake is limited.

Tip:

Dryer: Located opposite the dock at the main entrance. Coins for the dryers can be asked from the staff on Piratensee – for free.
Towels: You will receive a deposit at the service center at the Fun Park shop.
Borrowed clothing: if there are lots of people drying up their clothes, you can rent some (Sweat-Shirt/Jogging-Hose)

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Knight’s Castle

There’s a watchtower, a dungeon, a secret underground passage, a hall of mirrors and a throne room in the castle where kids can play pretend at the Knight’s castle.

There are plenty of climbing walls and nets the kids can go up to to conquer the walls of the fortress.

Tip:

There’s a lot of photo op area.

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(Catching ships and boats)

Water Area

When it gets hot, the water area is a welcome refuge for kids to cool down. There are fountains ans little waterways they can play with to deliberately get wet. There’s a section for smaller kids where they can play with miniature boats and ships in a pool.

Tip:

Bring a bathing suit and swim shorts, along with towels.

Farm

Kids can learn about animals in this area. There are life-size horses, pigs,  cows, and other animals that the kids can compare their sizes with. They will know what animals eat, how they are fed in the farm, how they are taken care of.  They will also learn how to milk the cows.

Tip:

You can have their photo taken riding the playmobil animals.

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Gold mine

Kids and adults can get a shovel and look for gold nuggets and semi-precious stones in a large sand area. They can dig until they find something worth to trade.

Tip:

Let them get dirty, a little dust is not bad for kids.

Slide Slope

There’s nothing more challenging than a giant slide to compete with your siblings.

Tip:

There are wood chips on the ground to ensure that kids doesn’t hurt themselves when they land. 🙂

HOB Center

The HOB Center is the indoor playground designed for when the weather gets colder, or when it rains. There are a lot of climbing areas along with balancing on beams for kids to not get bored. The whole of the center has tables with many of the playmobil klicky in different themes could be assembled.  Concerts, dancing and others shows are also featured at the HOB Center.

Tip:

Get a feel of the many different klickys here. Decide then with your kid what you would buy at the FunPark Shop before heading home.

 Just as Lego has Legoland, #Playmobil has its #Funpark. The massive playground in #Zirndorf, #Germany covers about 90,000 square meters, there's really a lot to do in it. #PlaymobilFunpark
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