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.
Old Time Favorites
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 first went. Prior to this, they visited 2 summers ago without me – only with my in-laws. We explored the pirate ship like the last time, this time the little boy gets to try rafting too.
We then went down the giant slide, and played some around the water fountains, getting a little bit wet. We found gold nuggets like mining them using sieves, and building castles with sands. We also get to climb up the Knight’s castle and conquered the towers. Too bad, the kids got caught for stealing chickens. ^_^
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.
Playmobil Funpark New Features
There are many areas added to the Funpark since the last time we were there. Some were being updated continuously, others are completely new ones. Others, probably we weren’t able to see.
The kids love playing mini-golf, we would always go at Furth’s park when we visit, and they really enjoy it there. Now at Playmobil Funpark with 18 holes on Astroturf, they were beaming happy. The golf area is spread over a 5,000 m² park built with sand bunkers, stone bridges, tunnels, and other installations for kids to enjoy going about each course.
This area has a separate entrance fee, I think 4€ for a child and 8€ for adults.
Okta Climbing Net
Climbing nets are often a feature in big parks in Vienna. It’s a feat for every kid if they can go up the top at on climb. It’s really a good exercise for them, enhancing their motor skills and eye-hand-foot coordination. Going up the giant net also helps strengthen their upper core. I’m not sure if adults are allowed to go, but we do on those in Vienna.
Same as the giant climbing net, balance beams and parkour areas are a feature in most of Vienna’s parks, albeit on a smaller scale. This too helps children strengthen their body as well as balancing and body coordination. Every balancing parkour is situated on a ground covered with would chips to lessen the impact in case a child falls.
The Noah’s ark might have been under construction the last time we went, as we don’t remember having gone to it. There’s a small ark at the entrance that kids and parents can go into, but not as accurate as how as the bible describe it, still a fun experience. There are water canals that the kids can let ships: be it a cargo or a pirate ship, and boats sail in and they can also play splash with the water. There’s also a mini-Noah’s ark for smaller children near the golf course area.
New Dining Experience
We’ve enjoyed the usual German fares at the self-service “Beer garden” which is typical in Bavaria and eve in Austria. The one at Playmobil though has a modern twist to it, with the garden beautifully landscaped under lush trees. The usual pizza and pasta restaurant, ice cream parlor, and café bar are still there, There are a lot of snack points added too like hot dogs and crepes (they’re probably there before and we just failed to notice).
Now, before you head back home, visit the Funpark shop and let the kids go and pick a souvenir or two. It’s just by the entrance opposite the HOB, you can’t miss it. You can get individual klicky (playmobil figures) or a whole set of them including the miniature arks, ships, and even police station. The ones the kids experienced at the park has miniature versions you can find at the Funpark shop. Below photo were the klickies the little boy got for himself.
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. 🙂
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.
Brandstätterstraße 2 -10
90513 Zirndorf, Germany
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