It was a great trip for the kids, visiting Niagara Falls, amusement parks, Quebec City and other outdoor attraction – watching wild animals, taking beautiful treks etc. As always, we involved the kids in the planning process. From our experience, when you go over the maps with them, explain the constraints and the tight schedule, children tend to be more patient during the trip itself. We also read together about the history and the culture of every place and city we visited, which made the trip more fun and interesting.
We rented a paddle boat and spent some time in the lake. You can also take a pleasure cruise, or rent other types of boats. Another fun activity includes renting some bicycles and touring some of the bike trails in the area.
The next morning we got up early, got into the car and drove to Oberried. We visited Steinwasen-park (www.steinwasen-park.de). The park offers a variety of attractions for the whole family, like the longest adventure rope bridge in the world, a rollercoaster and a bobsled run. There is also a small animal petting area, numerous lakes, and you can also visit the Black Forest museum/railway, a 3D simulator and more.
A ticket for adults is 20€, and a ticket for children 4-11 is 17€. Kids under 4 get in for free, as well as birthday kids. The park is open from 9:00 till 17:45 (July-September), or 10:00-17:45 (the rest of the year).
The minute we arrived, we knew this visit will be an experience to remember. The park features more than a hundred different attractions, and each area is dedicated to a different country in Europe. In Russia, for example, you can ride a roller coaster with mirrors all along its route, or try the Snowflake – an adorable ride for kids traveling in an adventure world; in Britain you’ll find the “Soccer world”, with a soccer museum; in Scandinavia you can try the fjord rafting, or take your chances on a pirate ship….
There are also great shows: In Spain you can watch a gladiator-fight, and in Switzerland – an ice skating show; Holland features the show “Pinokio”, and in Italy you can see an amazing laser spectacle.
There are magical castles, story-tellers, fairies and dinosaurs, and unbelievable parades – one in the morning and one at noon.