Playmobil, is Lego’s counterpart created in Germany. (The former being Denmark’s brainchild.) Just like Lego, Playmobil figures and sets – which could be assembled and disassembled help kids develop creativity thus widening their imagination.
Playmobil figures are dressed up according to the profession they represent; doctors, nurses or construction worker…the list goes on. Each figure is 7.5cm and easy to put together…having no names, kids are entitled to give them one and create their own figures.
We visited Playmobil Funpark recently…a 3rd time for my two older kids and the first time for the little boy. He was surprised with the gigantic figures that were to be seen everywhere. Vikings, pirates, Native Americans, regular people, postmen will greet kids as they enter and enjoy the life-size figures that the park has to offer.
Settings or inspiration for the park, I guess, comes also from the sets that playmobil created for their figures.
The pirate ship is a big hit for the kids…it’s docked in a small “pond” were kids could also go rafting…They are allowed to go and explore the ship, balancing on the ropes to get through. It is best to bring a change of clothes when visiting Playmobil, there’s a big chance to get wet when going around the waters.
There are log rafts at the pond, free to try by everyone…but not by smaller kids alone. So Dad went with the kids and they helped him paddle the raft to the other end of the pond and back to the port. Had it not been for the long line of parents and kids, they’d love to get on again, but we did in the afternoon on our way back out. They said that this activity is as fun as riding a bike and riding a horse.
Sand and Water
There are smaller themed areas all around Playmobil Funpark, one where kids can build castles out of sands, one where they can mine gold nuggets, a Wild West theme. There’s also an area for water fountains where they can run around or hide under a cave that has water falling off from the top. Then there’s Noah’s ark, which serves as the gate to an area where water canals are installed, and kids can let miniature boats, cargo ships, pirate ships float by. Kids can also go up Noah’s Ark for some memento photos. You really need to bring them extra clothing for this.
There are of course restaurants at the park that offers al fresco dining and the kids’ favorites. There are also smaller food corners for when hunger attacks. The usual schnitzels and fries, chicken dishes for kids, milchreis and ice cream for dessert and then sausages, pork knuckles for adults are offered in the bigger restaurant/beer garden. Burger, pizza and pasta are on a different restaurant, and the stalls/food croners scattered around sell hotdogs for easy food. There’s also an ice cream parlor for the patient ones who tried to find it.
The golf area is somewhat new, this was not here the first time we visited. There are also billiard tables we played and where we taught the kids how to play.
The kids had fun here the most because there were 18 courses to finish as compared to the fewer ones at the Fürth Stadtpark that they also enjoy. It was in a really big area with lots of fun landscape.We had to sit in between because it’s also tiring. I think Dad and C won this round.
Playmobil Funpark is a really fun park and a wonderful experience to have had. I’m sure the kids would remember these fond memories, and I’m glad I’m able to document a little chunk of those in these photos.