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Located in Zirndorf, Germany, near the historical, picturesque town of Nuremberg, Playmobil FunPark features a variety of life-size Playmobil worlds and activity zones designed to encourage movement and imaginative play. Children can roam the 22-acre grounds filled with castles, a pirate ship, secret passageways and, beginning next year, a water-themed Mermaid Kingdom.
Germany-based Playmobil, a line of plastic toys (similar to Legos) founded in the 1970s, has long been popular among collectors. New generations, too, are obsessed with the toys.
At Playmobil FunPark, fans can play with Playmobil toys currently in production and also immerse themselves in the classics. Kids can pretend to be buccaneers exploring a stranded shipwreck, heroically defend the Knight’s Castle and more. And next summer, they can imagine they’re mermaids swimming through a crystal grotto at the new Mermaid Kingdom. Meanwhile, little ones can play, crawl and slide through Noah’s Ark, while daring older kids can test out go-karts in the Playmobil Police Station. Clients shouldn’t miss the park’s gigantic bouncing pillows and trampolines, or a visit to see the unicorns roaming the Magical Fairyland, either.
Playmobil FunPark’s motto is “Get Active,” and children certainly will — but there’s plenty for adults to enjoy, too. In the summer, the Beer Garden opens, and on rainy or chilly days, parkgoers can head inside to Cafe-Bar for pastries and espresso drinks. One-day tickets range from about $10 to $14, depending on the season. Children under 3 are free.
Playmobil FunPark is located next to Playmobil’s headquarters in Brandstatterstrasse, where the beloved toys have been in production since 1974. If clients are visiting in winter, recommend they catch the Spielwarenmesse international toy fair in nearby Nuremberg.
Where to Stay: Playmobil-Hotel is located directly next to Playmobil FunPark and is designed with children in mind. For a more luxe stay, venture to the family-owned Hotel Elch in Nuremberg.
The DetailsPlaymobil FunParkwww.playmobil-funpark.de
Hotel Elch in Nurembergwww.hotel-elch.eu