So we were recommended this fab day out by an expat group I’m a member of, yesterday we visited Sprookjeswonderland, it’s a wee Dutch theme park and was such a magical place.
It’s kind of Elves and gnomes meet nursery rhymes, it’s all in Dutch which isn’t a problem for LPV, it had a fabulous petty zoo, which unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to go into being, host to a bun in the oven. LPV loved the wee rides, he went for a spin in an old fashioned car, on the train and loved loved loved the lazy river ladybird boats, he wanted to go around again but he could grasp the concept that he had to leave his boat behind at the back and get into a new one at the front, so unfortunately he missed his 2nd go as he was busy having a huge melt down.
The speeltuin (playground) was absolutely awesome, it’s was like a scene from Alice wonderland meets Alton towers, with a huge sofa that the children can play on spinning tea cups, Dumbo elephant rides. However LPV was not interested in any of these, you see he loves to climb the steps of Slides! He doesn’t love the slide, just the steps. Yesterday was no exception, he decided to climb the steps of the curly slide, he gets all the way to the top and then Freeze! You see LPV is two and very good at it, he’s at the stage where he thinks EVERYTHING belongs to him. There he was at the top refusing to move, at this stage another wee boy had climbed the stairs and was patiently waiting for my son to get his arse in gear. This clearly pissed of LPV and he insisted on trying to attack this poor child, at this point daddy had climbed up half way of the side of the slide trying to protect this poor child and coax LPV. At this point it was becoming a scene, quite a funny one but now we are 5 children deep on the slide stairs and LPV is still not budging off “his” slide. “Climb up and get him” shouts EPD, now I’m 23 weeks pregnant and my arse and hips are probably a lot wider than these steps. In the end a daddy of another patiently waiting child climbs up and passes him over to EPD. We are now mortified with embarrassment we hustle up our child and try to leave the playground.
We thought it would then be lovely to go and see the swans, bad move! Now I’m not a lover of swans, geese, or any other bird that can chase you and peck your eyes out. Standing by the fence the swans come over to see LPV, they were nibbling his shoe which he thought was hilarious, however then went to put his hand through…………SNAP! Luckily EPD moved his hand before too much damage was done but I’m not going to be surprised if LPV develops a phobia of birds now.
Now I realise that this isn’t painting a picture of a fun family day but it but it truly was, one for the memory book for sure. Here is a few of our highlights.x