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. It is one of the best parks to visit when travelling with kids.
“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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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.
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.
Early morning in the first hour after the opening of the park and in the hour before closing experience, is less busy.
(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.
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)
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.
There’s a lot of photo op 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.
Bring a bathing suit and swim shorts, along with towels.
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.
You can have their photo taken riding the playmobil animals.
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.
Let them get dirty, a little dust is not bad for kids.
There’s nothing more challenging than a giant slide to compete with your siblings.
There are wood chips on the ground to ensure that kids doesn’t hurt themselves when they land. 🙂
Playmobil Funpark 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.
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.