Eifelpark with kids: amusement park for the family in the Eifel!
Visiting the Eifel Park with kids is fun! This park has some fun attractions and you can also admire different animals in the park. When we visited the park during the fall break, it was not that crowded and we did not have to wait anywhere for a long time! We already included this amusement park in our blog the Eifel with kids, in which we describe all the fun activities in this area for families, and now we list all the information you need to visit the Eifel Park with kids.
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Eifelpark with kids: general information!
We drive to the Eifel Park on Monday morning and the first positive surprise of the day is that you can park your car in front of the amusement park for free! Since we visit the park in October, the entire park is in Halloween atmospheres and you can clearly see that in the park. Throughout the park we see elements of this! We are met at the entrance by a cute little bear and our daughter wants to have her picture taken with it.
Upon entering, we are given a paper map of the park that we ourselves always find very handy for orientation. In addition to this map, it also contains information about the times of the shows, the minimum lengths at the various attractions and the times the little train runs through the park.
In fact, a little train runs through the park, so you don’t have to walk all the way up the mountain. In fact, there is quite a difference in altitude in the park, and especially with small kids, it can be tough to have to walk all the way up the mountain. So this little train can be a nice solution to this problem, and of course it is always fun to ride up the mountain with kids in a little train.
You can buy tickets at the park box office. It is not always possible to buy tickets online and this allows you maximum flexibility in when you want to visit the park during a vacation. Children under 105 cm have free admission to the amusement park and also on your child’s birthday your kid can enter for free. In that case, of course, bring your kid’s ID with you.
Eifelpark with kids: the park
You can easily spend a whole day at Eifelpark with kids. There are plenty of fun attractions to visit. We visited the park in the fall vacations and then it was not crowded and we could get in everywhere just like that, but even in the busy summer months you have enough time to visit all the attractions in the park. In total, the park has 62 different attractions, but that includes several pieces of playground equipment.
You have several spectacular attractions in the park such as the 50-meter booster, where you are hurled through the air at great heights. This is the most spectacular attraction in the amusement park, though, and kids must be at least 140 cm tall to enter this attraction. Our daughter is about 130 cm, so unfortunately we did not visit this attraction ourselves.
One of our favorite attractions in the park was the toboggan run. You go up in a toboggan cart at the bottom of the mountain automatically and when you reach the top you take a very cool ride down. The speed in this is quite high. Our daughter went down the mountain with us and we did this toboggan run several times.
We also really liked the roller coaster, the log rides and the free fall tower! In addition, the amusement park has several large and small playgrounds, providing plenty of fun for kids. Our daughter runs from toy to toy and before we know it, we are a few hours down the road! There are also plenty of fun attractions for smaller kids such as a carousel, electric horses and several giant slides.
Eifelpark with kids: animals
In addition to all these attractions and play equipment, you can also admire various animals at Eifelpark with kids. In all, there are just over fifteen different species of animals to admire. This includes a number of large animals such as the brown bear, wolf, lynx and several large birds of prey.
There are also two shows with animals you can watch. For example, you have a raptor show, where a park employee shows various large birds of prey and gives information about the particular bird of prey. There is also a dog show you can visit. We did not attend this show ourselves.
Eifelpark with kids: food and drink!
You can also have a great family snack and drink at Eifelpark. At various places in the amusement park it is possible to get something to eat and drink. For example, there are six different snack bars in the park, there is a restaurant and a cafe that you can visit. In terms of food, think of the familiar food available at amusement parks such as dishes like French fries and snacks.
Eifelpark with kids: where to stay
You can spend a great night near Eifelpark amusement park with kids. We ourselves stayed close to the amusement park at Hotel Eulenhof. Located a 15-minute drive from the amusement park, this hotel has spacious family rooms and you get a delicious full breakfast here in the morning. We wrote about this hotel the blog Hotel Eulenhof with kids, in which we give an extensive review of this hotel.
The Eifel covers a fairly large area, and one of the somewhat larger towns near the Eifel Park is the town of Trier. Trier is just over a half-hour drive from the park and is also a fun place to visit! We list some great options in this place!
Budget hotel: Berghotel Kockelsberg
Mid-range hotel: ante porta DAS STADTHOTEL
Luxury hotel: Park Plaza Trier
For an overview of all accommodations in the Eifel region , click on this link.
Eifelpark with kids: conclusion
We had a great day at the Eifel Park with our daughter. We visited the park when the park doors were just opening and did not leave the park until late afternoon. Especially for families with kids, it is a fun outing when on vacation in the Eifel region. For more information on opening hours, the different attractions and the different animals, take a look at Eifelpark‘s Dutch-language website.