Young children are soon satisfied with a playground in the area, but at a certain point you need some variation. In this guide you will find fun outings that you can undertake with young kids. Ranging from adventurous outdoor activities to play tips in bad weather. Get inspired!
Visit to the (children's) farm
Perhaps a bit obvious, but always fun to visit the local petting zoo. Pet the animals, feed them and with a bit of luck there is also a playground and a terrace. You can easily enjoy hours of fun here with your toddler or preschooler. For example, go to Goat farm Ridammerhoeve in the Amsterdamse Bos. Also nice: on many farms children can get a tour about life on the farm.
Discover a new museum
Visiting a museum with children does not initially sound like the most ideal outing, but there are museums that are completely equipped for the little ones! A few examples of great museums for children: the Miffy Museum in Utrecht, the Children's Book Museum in The Hague, Villa Zebra in Rotterdam and Naturalis in Leiden.
On an adventure across the gnome path
Want to spend a day in the fresh air? Throughout the Netherlands you will find dozens of gnome paths. These trails are specially made for walks with young children and vary in length between 500 and 1500 meters. The gnome paths can be recognized by the gnome posts along the route. Tip: make the walk extra fun and buy a gnome bag in advance. In the bag you will find a story to tell along the way, a gnome hat and sometimes even some face paint. Our favorites are the gnome path in Baarn and Naarden .
Toddler amusement park
If you and your kid(s) are looking for a little more action, a trip to the amusement park is a great choice. Surprisingly, there are quite a few amusement parks that are suitable for the little ones. Some of our personal favourites? Old Valkeveen playground in Naarden, Sprookjeswonderland in Enkhuizen and Julianatoren in Apeldoorn. And a round of Google will yield the best amusement parks in your area in no time.
Visit a picking garden or greenhouse
Want to show your little one how peppers or tomatoes grow? Visit a picking garden or greenhouse and let your little one pick fresh fruit or vegetables himself. During the Kom in de Kas days you can take a look at greenhouses throughout the Netherlands. Fun and educational! Take a look at Komindekas.nl for more information.
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