Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer time is outdoor time.....

Family & Fun day at Lochmühle leisure park. 

former corn mill


It seems like summer is finally crawling on us...woo-hoo!!! :-)) Lately, the weather has been fantastic my side of the world. It feels so so good to finally feel the sun on my skin once again :-)) I am enjoying every minute of this sunny weather while it lasts :-))
Last thursday was father´s day and a holiday and the weather was just perfect...not too hot nor too cold.  I got to spend a fun day at a Family Amusement Park called Lochmühle.

the original corn mill

beautiful natural environment

The Freizeitpark Lochmühle is a popular amusement park located in the Taunus mountains of the Hesse state and it’s the site of a former corn mill.
Staying true to its humble beginnings, the park prides itself on a less commercialized, more natural amusement park experience. The park opened 35 years ago, offering pony rides, petting zoos, nature trails and picnic areas.

Lochmühle Park Highlights  

(source: www.mygermancity.com)

The park’s mascot is the cartoon pony “Polo”
the main entrance has a farmhouse charm

Pony Rides

The hallmark of Freizeitpark Lochmühle is its pony rides. The park’s mascot is the cartoon pony “Polo” (Pony plus Lochmühle) and there are over fifteen ponies available for riding. Some can even be rented for a period of time to carry you around the park.

Helicopter Train

This scenic train rides gives you great views from above while you learn fun facts about the park.

ready for take-off.....

view from above

The Roman Trail

Not many amusement parks can boast of UNESCO World Heritage Site status but Freizeitpark can make a claim. The Roman Trail takes you past an ancient Roman fortress, Fort Saalburg and UNESCO site the Limes. Here you can learn more about the life of the ancient Romans in old Germania.

More Lochmühle Attractions

Freizeitpark Lochmühle revels in its natural environment and its rides are decidedly more low-tech. There’s a roller coaster of course, but also a giant trampoline, pedal cars, real water rafting and mini-golf.
And for the summer heat, there’s the motor boats, water bobsled and a large water slide. Kids will enjoy the petting zoos, aviaries and other animal showcases.

The squirrel....kid´s roller coaster

giant slide

my boys on the giant slide :-)


Freizeitpark offers many different dining options. If you’re feeling frugal and want to bring your own food, there are pavilions and picnic tables available. You can even grill your own meat, using one of the many free-of-charge grilling huts.
But there are also restaurant options, like the Polo Grill and Cafe Lochmühle (both are only open in the high season however!) And of course, there are many snack kiosks and a Pretzel Bakery for a quick meal stop.

It was a fun day for us all and i must say for a family with kids, this park is a hit!! I hope you did enjoy exploring the park with me. Stay cool as usual until we meet again with more summer adventures :-)) Wish you all a fun-filled week.

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from "Deutschland" with luv,

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