Toverland amusement park with kids: all the information!
A day at Toverland Amusement Park with kids is definitely a must! The amusement park has plenty for kids to do, and the park can be visited in both the summer and winter months. We already included the amusement park in our top 10 best amusement parks in the Netherlands and have now visited the amusement park several times. Following our last visit to the amusement park, we list all the information you need to have a fun day out at Toverland amusement park with kids.
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Toverland with kids: general information!
We drive to the amusement park on Sunday morning and arrive at the amusement park parking lot just before the park opens. The amusement park has large (paid) parking lots right in front of the entrance, so we were in front of the amusement park entrance in a few minutes. Because everything goes very smoothly at the entrance and it is not very crowded, we are therefore inside the park in a few minutes.
We also take a map of the park at the entrance, after which we have a good overview of the amusement park right away. You see these maps less and less at amusement parks, but we always value them anyway and also like to study the map carefully when we stand in line of an attraction, for example, to see where we will go next.
This map also shows all the length restrictions by attraction, and the map we had was also completely up to date with lots of information about what to do on Halloween in the park.
By the way, we had also downloaded the amusement park’s app beforehand. This app is very convenient because the app also includes a map of the park and also shows exactly what the queue is for each attraction. This adds to the clarity of where to go first. You will also find a list of all attractions, stores, shows and catering establishments in this app. You can download this app here.
In this app you can also buy tickets to the park if necessary, but you can also do so online at the theme park’s website. Here you also get a discount if you purchase tickets to the park far in advance. If you or your kids have a birthday, you can get in for free that day. For example, we also went to the amusement park once on our daughter’s birthday and did not have to pay for her.
Toverland is not open 365 days a year, but most days the park is open. In the winter months, the park may be open only on weekends. So always check the website in advance to see what the park’s opening hours are.
Toverland with kids: the park
Toverland amusement park consists of six different magical worlds. Four of these worlds are outside and two of these worlds are inside. The Land of Toos and Wunderwald are the two worlds within and we had visited these before with our daughter in the winter months. Especially with young kids, you can actually have a whole day here.
We visited this part of the park when our daughter turned three and by then this section had enough attractions for her to keep us well entertained for a whole day. As then, our daughter (now seven years old) found the roller coaster (Toos-Express) and the tree trunks the most fun attractions in this section.
Another really cool attraction here is Maximus Blitz Bahn which is a bob track. There is always a long queue here, though, so this is an attraction best visited right upon entering the park. Then the queue will probably be a lot shorter. Other fun attractions in these two parts of the park include the carousel, Villa Fiasko (a kind of Luna Park) and Dragon Snakes (slide with boats).
In addition to all these attractions, you also have several playgrounds in these two worlds, so there is plenty of fun in these two worlds alone. The great advantage of Toverland over many other amusement parks is that when the weather is less, you can still visit Toverland park with kids just fine.
The other four worlds you can visit at Toverland with kids are all outdoors and have some spectacular attractions. The world Avalon has the amazing roller coaster Fenix, in which you go over the top several times and reach a height of 40 meters. Kids do have to be taller than 132 cm, which meant our daughter was just too small to get in. For this attraction alone, we definitely want to come back again!
Another cool attraction is Merlin’s Quest. At first glance, this looks like an attraction where you just cruise around quietly in a boat, but you also take the boat inside and then you really enter a beautiful fairytale world. You don’t see this beforehand, so it wasn’t crowded at all at this attraction and we were able to walk right through. Definitely a must visit during your visit to Toverland with kids.
Another world you should definitely visit is Ithaca. Here, in our opinion, is the most fun roller coaster in the park: Troy! This wooden roller coaster is the fastest, highest and longest wooden roller coaster in the Benelux and is very spectacular. We visited this attraction several times the last time we visited the park and each time we did not have to wait longer than 15 minutes. Other attractions in this world include the Horses of Ithaca (electric horses) and Scorpios (large swing ship).
The world Port Laguna is the world you encounter first when you enter the park and here there are not so many attractions, but mainly many stores and catering establishments. Shows are also held here, but we ourselves spent little time in this part of the park.
The last world you can visit in Toverland with kids is the Magic Valley. Again, with Whirlwind and Booster Bike, you have two roller coasters that will certainly appeal to the slightly older kids. You also have Djengu River here, a whitewater raft, which you can get pretty wet in. As far as we are concerned, it is always an attraction we enjoy visiting when we visit an amusement park with the family.
You also have some climbing activities for kids in this section and there is the water carousel. We also had lunch outside in this section at noon and as a result got to see the water show right as we were eating. What’s nice is that photos are taken at several attractions and you can order them for a few euros and the photo will be emailed to your specified email address. Super convenient and not as expensive as it often is in other parks.
Toverland with kids: Halloween
We visited Toverland in the month of October, and then the theme park was all about Halloween. This Halloween theme was actually reflected throughout the park and everywhere we saw pumpkins and skeletons along the way. There were also several shows around the theme and adults (actors) walking around in costumes.
There are also special Halloween nights at the park, suitable for kids as young as 12, where the actors are even scarier dressed up. Therefore, this period is definitely suitable to visit the park if your kids love scares. In any case, we thought it was a nice addition to our visit to the amusement park.
Toverland with kids: food and drink!
Of course, you can eat and drink just fine at Toverland with kids. Throughout the amusement park, you have plenty of catering establishments, where you can get all kinds of things. Certainly in the app all the catering establishments are listed and you can also see exactly what they offer in terms of options where. Vegetarians are also catered for at most catering establishments.
We ourselves had lunch with our daughter at Katara Plaza, where we had fries and (vegetarian) Turkish pizza. Our daughter had a children’s menu here with fries and chicken nuggets. You could eat here both inside and outside, and in front of the terrace was also a playground. It is also possible to bring your own food and drink to Toverland with kids. We saw several families who had brought food and drink from home.
Toverland with kids: conclusion
We really enjoyed our day at Toverland. We had beautiful weather and it was not so crowded this day. This allowed us to easily visit all the attractions the park has. The amusement park has lots of fun attractions for both young and older kids, so you can easily spend a whole day with the family having fun. Therefore, we definitely recommend a visit to Toverland with kids. For more information on opening hours, admission prices and the various attractions, take a look at Toverland’s website.
Toverland with kids: where to stay?
If you live a few hours’ drive from the Toverland amusement park, then it may be convenient to make it a weekend getaway or even a short vacation. Venlo is a great city located near the amusement park, and Venlo also has enough to do with kids to keep you entertained the other days as well. In Venlo, you have plenty of options for families with kids to stay overnight. We list the best options in different price ranges here. Click on the blue link for more information about the respective accommodation.
Budget Hotel: Hotel Wilhelmina
Mid-range Hotel: Mr. Jigs
Luxury Hotel: Bilderberg Hotel De Bovenste Molen