OutDoor Play For Kids
The closest park to the international school (other than the school playground itself which often serves as one), is on the neuweg about 7 minutes walk from the school at the top of Frans Haslaan. The park offers picnic benches, a football pitch, swings, climbing frames and a sandpit.
Depending on where you live you can also always use the Dutch schools’ playgrounds which remain open to the public after school and after school care times.
But for a special treat and if you have more time why not try those four seasonal playgrounds?
Speeltuinvereniging Het Erfgooierskwartier
1222 BC Hilversum
Telefoonnummer: 06-46 65 23 87
This is a large playground by the woods with lots of fun for big and small children where you can also sit and watch them enjoy an ice cream whilst you sip a cup of tea or coffee… although they have picnic tables so you can always bring your own food as in most places in Holland.
Children pay a small entry fee of 1.25 euros for this playground whilst adults go free. The park opens on the 23rd April and closes on 24th Oktober. The opening times are Sunday until Friday from 13.30 until 17.00, so it is closed in the mornings and on Saturdays as Saturdays are reserved for private bookings parties etc.
If you want more info for this you can contact Wilma Fennema on work days between 18.00 and 20.00 tel: 06-15 37 50 62 www.sv-erfgooierskwartier.nl
De Zoutkeet speeltuin
Zoutmanlaan 3. 1215 PR Hilversum
tel 035 624 8822
This a small safely enclosed playground so small kids can’t run away, there is an entry fee of 1.10 euro per child or adult. It is suitable for ages 1-10 and you can also purchase tea, coffee ice creams etc… this playground is open from April until October.
Speeltuin ons genoegen
Smeekweg 104 1251 UK Laren
It is a cheerful, child-friendly and highly organized playground which offers a paddling pool with water and a sand play area, a cable car, a climbing fort, trampolines as well as toilets with baby changing facilities.You can also purchase coffee, candy, ice cream, soda, French fries.
Pets are not allowed. Entry fee: € 1.25 per person. The playground is open from March on Sundays from 1300-1700 only.From April until mid-autumn on Saturdays and Sundays 13.00-17-00. In good weather it opens on Wednesday afternoons 14.00-17.00 it is best to call and check first before venturing.
In the summer it is open every day from 10.00 until 17.00 except Mondays when it is open 13.00 – 17.00
Check out their website:
Paviljoen- heidezicht Speeltuin
Heidezicht Randweg 203
1403 XT Bussum
tel: 035 – 88 78 530
Right at the heart of the forest the paviljoen playground and café provides a natural and safe play environment for children of all ages as well as a café where you can lunch or indulge in whatever the chef has on offer. Truly the best place to combine peace and quiet and energy outburst!
One other big advantage is that it is open 7 days a week from 10:00- 19:00 and access to the play area is free.