Last week we headed up to Spieleland in Ravensburger, Germany for a fun day of rides and play with some friends! I was pleasantly surprised by the amusement park, it was much bigger and better than I expected and there were a lot of rides that Carter could go on. When you first walk in you immediately see the big blob that kids can jump on and Carter ran right over and started bouncing away! Next, we went on the train ride which goes around a lot of the park so you can see many of the rides and decide what you want to go on first!
A lot of the rides were nice and gentle, perfect for younger kids. Carter really loved the rubber ducky ride and the canoe ride!
There were several playground areas throughout the park, and a very large “adventure” playground which included these super fun big slides and a rope bridge crossing over the swirly water!
One of the rides is going up in a tower which rotates 360 degrees so you can see the whole park and surrounding areas. The place is really nicely laid out, with lots of green areas and surrounded by farms. Basically, it looks like a theme park that popped up in the middle of farm land!
Carter got to drive a jeep! Bigger kids were allowed to go without a parent. There were actually only a few rides that were for bigger kids only, so it was nice to not have to tell him “no” for so many rides!
And of course we had to have tons of ice cream! We had lunch as well, which was hit or miss. Maybe one of the other restaurants in the park is better? At least the ice cream was good!
The dads tried to beat the clock on the fire truck ride. (tried being the key word!)
If you go on a warm day, be sure to bring a change of clothes or a bathing suit for your kids as there is a splash pad zone as well as a water tunnel they can run through! We tried to avoid it, but the boys were just too excited to not let them go in. There’s also a pond where you can feed the fish, some bring some change if you want to do that (1.50Euros).
Spieleland is about a 2 hour drive from Zurich. Parking is 5 Euros and you can pay at the ticket desk when you buy your tickets. They also have rental cabins so you can stay overnight, but we didn’t check those out this time! You can find all the information at their website here.