The best activities for children
Rondom Buitengoed de Bollen is van alles te beleven voor kinderen. Hieronder zetten we wat tips voor je op een rijtje.
Romping around on the farm
Hiking and playing in nature
Playing, pedal boats, special activities, and good food
Fairy tales come to life, and the largest zoo in the Benelux, just a half-hour drive away
Play farms: Gouden Woud, De Steenuil, en De Gerrithoeve
What could be more fun than romping around on a farm? At play farms Gouden Woud, De Steenuil, and De Gerrithoeve kids can play both inside and outside all day long. Go-karts, trampolines, sandbox, playgrounds, slides, cable cars, play houses, you name it! At De Gerrithoeve they even have overalls in all sizes, so no need to worry about dirty clothes.
Play with animals
On top of playing with toys, At De Steenuil children can also get to know the animals. They can visit the calves, stroke the goats, feed the animals with the farmer and cuddle the rabbits. In addition, De Steenuil has daytime activities such as pony riding, crafts, tractor driving, farm games, and in the summer, a corn maze. On their website you can see which activity is planned for which day and whether the maze is open.
Searching for gold at Gouden Woud
In the middle of the Groene Woud nature reserve with red deer, hares and pheasants, you'll find the Gouden Woud play farm. Digging holes in the sand, playing with water, clambering around on playgrounds and searching for gold.
The play farm is deliberately designed to be natural. The playground is located in the middle of unspoilt nature. Natural materials and colours have been used for the play equipment. Donkeys Okkie and Sophie and cows Beppie and Kuifje complete the farm.
And for mom and dad: sit back and enjoy
Good food and drink make the Brabant farm experience complete! Enjoy the Burgundian delicacies from the lovely outdoor seating. Of course, there is also a children's menu. Tickets can be purchased via the websites of the farms.
Into the wild
There are countless hiking routes in the vicinity of the estate, more information can be found on the page Hiking and cycling. The following are the best hiking areas for children.
The forests and fens of Oisterwijk
The forests of Oisterwijk are known as one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the region. Various hikes can be done starting from the visitors' centre. Would you rather to settle down somewhere nice where the children can enjoy themselves? Het Boscafe, de Belvertshoeve, and Boshuis Venkraai have lovely outdoor seating with the playground in sight.
Gnome King Kyrië adventure trail
In the beautiful surroundings of the Koebosch in Hoogeloon lies the Gnome King Kyrië Adventure Path. This adventure path, which is about 2.5 km long, can be visited free of charge and owes its name to a folk tale from Hoogeloon in the province of Noord-Brabant. According to the story, Gnome Kyrië was the leader of the gnomes who lived in the Kempen. The gnomes went out at night to help the farmers and houses in the area. Along the trail you will pass adventure points, where the children can do games and activities that are all about Gnome Kyrië and nature.
Streekpark Kienehoef and Boshuys Best
Streekpark Kienehoef is located near Sint-Oedenrode and offers a petting zoo and playground with a water experience, where you can row and pedal boat. At De Helden van Kien pavilion, you can settle down for a delicious lunch, a tasty dinner or have a drink. In the meantime, enjoy all the delicacies that the Streekpark has to offer. The restaurant uses products from its own vegetable garden. In addition, numerous activities are organised throughout the year.
't Boshuys Best
At 't Boshuys in Best you will literally find yourself in the middle of nature. A beautiful location surrounded by the woods of the Sonse Heide nature reserve create a unique and relaxed atmosphere. You will not only find outdoor seating with a playground and a gnome's path (children's trail), but also two museums:
Bevrijdende Vleugels is a museum about the Second World War on the site where the airborne landings took place in 1944 during Operation Market Garden. Super instructive for the kids, but certainly for the parents as well.
Bij Spelebos everything revolves around toys and play, but not as you would expect. This toy museum has a large collection of toys from the past. Discover the 'Fabeltjeskrant', model trains, board games and much more! Walk along the various dioramas, play life-size games and amuse yourself all afternoon. Interaction is key.
Efteling and Safaripark Beekse Bergen
Looking for an extra special day out? The Netherlands' most famous theme park Efteling is only a half hour drive from Buitengoed de Bollen. Discover a world of wonders in this amusement park where fairy tales come alive, with new, exciting attractions.
Or go on a safari and get to know all the fascinating animals of Safaripark Beekse Bergen. On the unique safari routes, you will meet more than 150 different animals in the largest zoo in the Benelux. Only a twenty-minute drive away.
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