Holiday Park with kids: all the information about this amusement park!
What can you do at Holiday Park amusement park with kids? That’s what we wondered when we visited several amusement parks in Germany for eight days during the fall break and also visited Holiday Park with our daughter. We visited the amusement park for a day and in this blog we give our findings about the park and all the information you need to visit amusement park Holiday Park with kids.
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Holiday Park with kids: general information
The Holiday Park is the only amusement park in Germany of the Studio 100 company known for its Plopsa parks, especially in Belgium. We have already visited several Plopsa parks both in the Netherlands and Belgium, so we were curious to see what this park in Germany was like. A good reason to include Holiday Park in our tour of the various amusement parks in Germany.
And so on a Wednesday morning in the fall break, we drove toward Holiday Park and parked the car in the amusement park’s (paid) parking lot. We arranged tickets through various channels for the park.
For example, the first thing we did was buy two tickets through the Albert Heyn promotion, where the deal was that the second ticket was free, so we had the tickets for half the price, and our daughter got a 40% discount with her Efteling season ticket on the purchase of a ticket to the park. This made us much cheaper and otherwise we honestly would have found it too expensive if you compare the park for example in terms of entrance fee with the Efteling in the Netherlands.
Upon entering the park, we are immediately given a paper map of the park, which we always like very much to orient ourselves in the park. This map shows all the attractions, restaurants and shops as well as the different length restrictions of the different attractions. This allows us to know right away where all of our daughter is allowed in and where she is not allowed in.
Holiday Park with kids: the park
The amusement park has about forty different attractions and also a number of shows you can visit. Our daughter is about 1.30 meters and there are two attractions where kids must be 1.40 meters and those are equal to the two most spectacular roller coasters that she is not allowed on. We are a bit bummed about that, since it is precisely the roller coasters in an amusement park that we prefer to visit.
The attraction that stands out the most in the park that is the free fall tower that towers high above the park. Therefore, this is the first attraction we visit and we will visit this attraction several more times during the day. Because the amusement park is not crowded, we do not have to wait long at any of the attractions, so we have ample time to visit certain attractions multiple times.
Most of the attractions you can visit in Holiday Park with kids are attractions aimed at young children with some spectacular rides included. So we visit a small swing ship, the free fall tower for kids and electric animals riding along a track in the eastern part of the park. Here you also have a nice section inside with various attractions. Especially when the weather is a little less then this is definitely a great option. In here, they also have a fun roller coaster for the kids.
Another thing we noticed was that the theme with the Studio100 stars was not implemented throughout the park. In the middle of the park there is still a very old section that has nothing to do with the theme and also at the back of the park there is a very beach section, the logic of which was also lacking for us. It looks like this section was the original section of another amusement park and was later built around it.
For lovers of water fun, the park also has two fun attractions. So you have the famous tree trunks and there is also a piranha attraction, where you can get quite wet in a boat. In the end, we had a great time for a whole day, but if you pay full price for the entrance tickets, we think the amusement park is very expensive for what you get in return.
Holiday Park with kids: food and drink
You can have a bite to eat and a drink in Holiday Park with kids just fine. We also had lunch here at noon with fries and a snack, but find the food on the expensive side. This is the case at all Plopsa parks, by the way, so if you don’t want to be too expensive, it pays to bring your own food and drinks. In all, there are sixteen different catering establishments throughout the park where you can get something to eat and drink.
Holiday Park with kids: where to stay?
You can perfectly combine a day at Holiday Park amusement park with kids with a city trip to Heidelberg or Karlsruhe. These cities are within an hour of this amusement park. We also visited this amusement park from a hotel in Karlsruhe. For both Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, we list the best options in different price ranges below. Click on the blue link for more information.
Budget hotel: MEININGER Hotel Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Mid-range hotel: NH Heidelberg
Luxury hotel: Rafaela Hotel Heidelberg
To search for other hotels in Heidelberg with kids click here for the whole list of hotels.
Budget hotel: Hotel Elite
Mid-range hotel: Hotel Am Markt
Luxury hotel: Hotel Barbarossa
To search for other hotels in Karlsruhe with kids click here for the whole list of hotels.
Holiday Park with kids: conclusion!
We had a great day at Holiday Park with our daughter. We found it a fun park to visit, but we do find the quality of the park a lot less than, for example, Plopsa’s parks in Belgium. If you want to visit the park check in advance if you can’t buy tickets at a discount. This gave us quite an advantage and we had the tickets almost at half price. We also thought that was a great price for what we got at the amusement park. For more information on opening hours, admission prices and the various attractions, check out Holiday Park’s website.