Climbing park Fun Forest Almere: family-friendly climbing forest Almere!
Last weekend we visited the city of Almere once again. We wrote about the city of Almere, already the blog Almere with kids, in which we listed all the fun activities of the city. One of these activities is Klimpark Fun Forest Almere. This climbing park had been on our list for a while, since we also visited Fun Forest climbing parks in Amsterdam and in Rotterdam, and both times it was a great success. Following our visit to Klimpark Fun Forest Almere, we write this comprehensive review and give you all the information you need to come climbing with the family.
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So on Sunday morning we drive to the only climbing park in Flevoland on the outskirts of the city of Almere and we can park the car for free in front of the climbing park. We booked right when the climbing park opens, so it is still nice and quiet in the climbing park. After getting explanations from the instructor and doing a test run ourselves on a practice course, we get a strap and can start climbing.
In total, we get to climb for three hours, but that’s usually long enough (at least for the parents ;)). Kids as young as 110 cm tall can already come here to climb at climbing park Fun Forest Almere. By the way, in the area around the climbing forest there is also plenty to do for kids, making it easy to make a whole day of it in the summer months. For example, there is a gnome trail, the animal park Almere Jungle and also a petting zoo.
It is advisable to book in advance through the website, so you can also be sure you can come and climb here. You can then reserve a time slot. Based on the height of the kids, you pay a certain rate because the bigger your kids are, the more courses they get to climb.
In total, Klimpark Fun Forest Almere has eight different courses you can climb. Each course has its own height and level of difficulty. The easiest two courses are courses 1 and 2 and these are suitable for kids from 110 cm and up. Course 1 is at 2.5 meters and course 2 is at 5 meters, making it quite a challenge, especially for young kids.
Our daughter is slightly taller than 130 cm, so she is allowed to do the medium courses independently in addition to course 1 and course 2. This allowed us to do most of the course. In total, we ended up running four courses, spending about half an hour with each one. Often it also just depends on how crowded the course is. We ourselves did courses 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Course 6 (hard course) our daughter was only allowed to do when accompanied by a parent. By the way, in addition to being a cool activity to do with the kids, it is also helpful to help your kid get further along the course from time to time. In our opinion, what makes the Klimpark Fun Forest Almere different from the other parks is that you have a huge number of ziplines here. We always find this one of the most enjoyable parts of climbing. They even have a 160-meter-long zipline here!
Food and drink
If you also want to have lunch with the family before or after climbing near climbing park Fun Forest Almere, there are several options. For example, you have restaurant Extraordinary which is practically next to the climbing park. Here you can grab a sandwich, ice cream or cup of coffee after climbing with the kids.
Another option where you can go near the climbing park is pancake restaurant de Kemphaan, which is a two-minute walk from the climbing forest. They also have an extensive play area for the kids at this pancake house, making this a great place to grab a bite and a drink as well.
Because of our previous experiences with Fun Forest’s climbing parks in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, we knew in advance that it was going to be a really fun outing and it was. Our daughter loves to climb and scramble so we always find it super fun to spend time together as a family. It helps that our daughter is not afraid of heights either and has climbed several times now, making the courses very easy.
If you are looking for a sports activity in Almere with the family, we can definitely recommend Fun Forest Almere. For more information on opening hours, entrance fees and the different courses, take a look at Fun Forest Almere‘s website.
Where to stay in Almere with kids?
As we mentioned earlier in this blog, you can easily spend a weekend in Almere having fun with the family. In Almere, you have a number of options where you can stay with a family of four. We list the best hotels in every price range!
Budget Hotel: Leonardo Hotel Almere City Center
Mid-range Hotel: Best Western Plus Plaza Almere
Luxury Hotel: Plaza Residence Almere BW Signature Collection
For a list of all hotels in Almere please click here.