We went to the Garden Show in Kaiserslautern as a family on July 4th.
After our visit, we bought a season pass to the Gartenschau/Dino Park. It’s quite lovely and a fun, versatile field trip.
An interesting exhibit this year is Element. This month is water and it’s quite fun with cellophane rain clouds and a unique brass water sculpture.
A river runs through it where the kids can play and there’s a watery playground with pumps, waterfalls, and slides. We didn’t bring swimsuits this time.
My favorite place was the Biblical garden. We found lambs and a shepherd and the girls loved that part on the hill!
Of course, the dinosaurs were super fun. Kate wanted an action shot of fighting the Velociraptor. Totally like in that old TV show, .
We all loved the rose garden and other themed gardens. We had a lovely dinner at the restaurant at the entrance. Alex always wants to eat indoors. We really need to break him of that.
I took the kids back on a sunny day so they could play at the water area. They wore swimsuits and played in the river and pond. It was warm and sunny and they all had a fun time. I sat on a blanket in the sun and watched them.
It was also the last day of school for the German kids, so it was packed when we arrived since they all had their end of the year party that morning. After lunch, they all left and it was much easier to keep track of the kids with fewer patrons running around.
We had to stop at the fountain at the entrance on our way out.
There are fun events almost every day – from concerts to kids activities. The season pass is a great deal and we could go multiple times a week if we wanted and the weather was good enough. It doesn’t take us long at all to get there and it’s only € 2.00 to park all day.
€ 7.00 for adults and € 3.00 for kids 6-16
The park is open from 01 April to 31 October daily.
On weekdays – Monday to Friday from 9 to 19 o’clock
On weekends, during the Rhineland-Palatinate vacation, public holidays and long weekends open 10 to 19 o’clock
Visit their website for more info!