Guest article: Excursions with children in Holland – Slagharen Holiday and Leisure Park
When the gates of the Slagharen amusement park open, you will first be greeted with “Howdy! Because everything revolves in the amusement park Slagharen and the story of the cowboy and Indian – even the offered accommodations in the holiday park Slagharen are replicas of Indian tents, the so-called Wigwams.
A total of six adventure worlds with dizzying roller coasters, colourful merry-go-rounds and huge white-water rides and much more await you at Slagharen Leisure and Holiday Park in Holland. Slagharen amusement park is one of the largest amusement parks in the Netherlands with over one million visitors a year.
Six adventure worlds, over 30 attractions and the associated Aqua Mexicana water park in the Slagharen Holiday Park not only make children’s hearts beat faster – parents also get their money’s worth, which is why the Slagharen Leisure and Holiday Park is one of the most popular excursion destinations with children in Holland.
Follow in the footsteps of the Indians and cowboys with your children – are you a Lucky Luke in your heart or rather the chief Winnetou?
Attractions at the Slagharen theme park
Slagharen amusement park has lots of attractions. We have compiled all six adventure worlds for you with tips for attractions for smaller children.
The Jules Verne Andventureland
The theme world of Jules Verne Adventureland is all about science. The giant carousel Apollo awaits the brave children, the biggest thrill you get in the Enterprise, a spinning wheel with spinning seats.
The little ones can do a few laps on the children’s carousel or join you in a water fight in the “Nautilus”.
Besides the rides you will also find cosy snacks and restaurants.
Cowboy fun in the Wild West
In the Wild West all buildings and attractions in cowboy and Indian style from the year 1850 are reconstructed. This gives an authentic feeling of the Wild West. This is also one of the highlights of the Slagharen Theme Park & Resort: The brand new Gold Rush roller coaster. Opened in the spring of 2017, the roller coaster takes you through past times of the gold rush in the USA.
Also very popular is the Indian Pony Ride, the pony farm in the Slagharen amusement park. Tip for your little ones: a ride with your companion on the Oldtimer Ferris Wheel for a great view over the prairie of Slagharen.
From California to Slagharen – The Yellowstone
In Yellowstone the main attraction is the huge whitewater ride with wetness guarantee! Also very popular is the Free Fall Tower, which takes you up to 40 metres and lets you down again. Pure thrill!
Arriba in Mexican
In this adventure world you can experience the warm atmosphere of Mexico. Besides the Ferris wheel, which gives you a wonderful view over the whole amusement park, there are lots of restaurants and ice cream parlours. Perfect for a breather!
In the footsteps of the Indians in the American Indian
Three great attractions await you in the American Indian with a guarantee of adrenaline!
Back to the past to New Orleans
In the New Orleans of Slagharen you can do one thing especially well: Eat! In the Big Jake Dinner House you can enjoy the sumptuous All-You-Can-Eat buffet and feast like a real cowboy! Together with your toddler you can gallop on the horse carousel.
Prices, opening hours, etc. at Slagharen theme park
The prices for admission to the Slagharen theme park vary between EUR 20.30 and EUR 27.50 per person. For the 2017 season the price per person is 20,30 EUR. Children up to the age of 3 get free entry to the amusement park. It is highly recommended to inform yourself online about the prices a few weeks before departure, as there are always special offers. You can also combine your visit to the amusement park with the bathing paradise Aqua Mexicana. The ticket costs an additional 8,- EUR and is only valid in combination with a ticket for the amusement park. You can also buy an annual ticket for 31,50EUR, so you can visit the amusement park Slagharen as often as you like.
Tip: If you book tickets online one week in advance, you get 30% discount, for 2 to 6 days in advance 20% discount and the day before departure 10% discount!
Slagharen opening hours
During the season from April to the beginning of January the amusement park opens at 10 am. However, the closing times vary between 17:30 and 19:30. In November and December the Slagharen Park is only open on weekends.
Slagharen address and directions
The Slagharen amusement park is located in the northeast of the Netherlands, close to the German border, so it is a good idea to travel by car. From the German border at Meppen (60km), the drive to the amusement park takes 45 minutes. If you drive from Cologne (242km) via the A3 and A31, the journey takes less than three hours. From Hamburg (340km), it takes half an hour longer to get to the Slagharen amusement park.
Weather in Slagharen
The most pleasant weather for visiting Slagharen Leisure and Holiday Park in Holland is between May and September. During this period the average temperature is around 20 degrees. If you want to visit the outdoor area of the Aqua Mexicana water park, we recommend the sunny July and August of the year.
Accommodation in Slagharen Holiday Park – Accommodation and offers
The special thing about the Slagharen Leisure and Holiday Park is the overnight stay: ever spent the night in an Indian wigwam or in a cowboy hut? The Themepark & Resort Slagharen offers a holiday park with themed accommodation and tipi tents right next to the theme park. With an overnight stay at the Slagharen Holiday Park you can enjoy the Slagharen amusement park much more relaxed – you also have the opportunity to enjoy the Aqua Mexicana Water Park with your children without having to hurry. As a guest at Slagharen Holiday Park, you can take part in theme shows at the theme park in the evening and enjoy many other attractions from the evening program.
The best thing about it is that there is a holiday home to suit every budget at Slagharen Holiday Park.