Monday, August 3, 2015

Child's Play in Luxembourg City


When we first arrived in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, we got really lucky and drove right by this amazing children's park in the city's center. Of course, we had to stop and let the kids have some fun. Plus, we had packed a picnic lunch and this park provided a perfect area for us. It was about 83 degrees out and the kids wanted to get wet. I was feeling a bit relaxed and let them go for it. Jakob went straight in before I could get his clothes off and ended up falling into a little pond and getting soaked! Thank goodness I had extra clothes for him or he would have been naked the rest of the day.

This sunken ship/ pirate ship playground was so neat and by far the largest I have ever seen. My husband and I had so much fun running around and climbing with the kids. It reminded me of the tree house and Tom Sawyer's Island at Disneyland, only with water and a well.


Once we left the park and headed down the street more into the city, we came across two different children's festivals. One was put on by a German company and the other was a local company. There were games, crafts, building, bubbles, rides... you name it, they had it. And the best part was, it was all free. Everything. My kids made jewelry, hats and box cars. They tasted different teas and herbs, became little builders, roller bladed and walked on stilts. 


We ended up spending hours playing and didn't have time to go do all the sightseeing/touristy things that were on my list. But my kids were happy and really, we all had a blast! I've said it before and I'm sticking to it now but whenever you travel with small kids, it is so important to find activities for them to do in new and unfamiliar cities. Taking breaks from sightseeing so that the kids can have a rest or snack and run around in a child friendly place is so important for everyone's holiday enjoyment.

As I said in yesterday's post, Luxembourg City is on my short list of favorite cities. And after seeing how child friendly this city was, it really helped form my kid's opinions in a positive light... especially since I keep dragging them all over the place; and let's be honest, that can get a bit boring for them after a while. 

                                                            Have a wonderful Tuesday!! 



18 comments:

  1. How great that your children get to experience travel! They looked like they had a blast!

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  2. Love it! What a fun place for kids to explore! I'll definitely keep this in mind if I ever visit!

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  3. This is probably one of the coolest children's playgrounds I have seen! It makes me sad that they are ripping all of the goods ones up in America for liability purposes.

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    1. I miss the days when most everyone remembered that boo boos heal, kids bounce, and we don't need to sue for bumps and bruises.

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    2. I agree! I hate that all the parks are closing! That is a huge plus about Europe...they really try and let kids be kids while teaching independence. While living in Switzerland, they wanted the 4 year olds to walk to school alone and would teach how to play safely in the woods alone. It's a whole different story in parts of the US.

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  4. I love love love that everything is wood rather than a playground of plastic. What a great playground!

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    1. Yes... you never will find plastic in Europe, at least I have not yet!

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  5. I'm sure your kids must have been delighted! All the places look so fabulous. I loved the one with all the crafts! :)

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    1. It was so fun! I also loved all the crafts!

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  6. How cool is that playground!! Looks like such a fabulous place for the kiddos to play!

    xo, Alice at www.lonestarlookingglass.com

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    1. It was such a fun day! We really lucked out with all the kids activities!!

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  7. That is amazing! Was it just a coincidence that you happened to be there during festival time or did you plan it? How long is/was your Europe trip? I'm so jealous....again, of this trip!

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    1. It was just a coincidence!! We were so lucky!! We've been in Europe for 6 weeks and heading back to California on Saturday!

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  8. Wow, that is a lot of fun packed into 1 day!!

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  9. I love how Europe has so many wonderful options for kids!! What an amazing trip - your family will never forget this time together! The children's playground looks amazing!!

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