Children: Days Out For Kids

Activities for kids and family outings in The Hague (Den Haag), Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden, Gouda, Dordrecht and surroundings, including playgrounds, recreation centers, amusement parks, zoos, swimming pools, go-karting and sports centers for toddlers, children and teenagers. 

 
Speeltuin De Bras
Delft public childrens playground is equipped with carousel, climb-and-slide tower, playhouse, swings, see saw, balance course, tumbling mats, climbing apparatus. Annual membership fee. Brasserskade 143, 2612 CC Delft
Outdoor Brielle
Outdoor activity center offering paintball, laser game, archery, canoeing and sailing, childrens parties. Open 09:00-22:00 by appointment. Visiting location: Kanaaldijk West 2, 3238 LM Zwartewaal. Mailing address: Postbus 287, 3230 AG Brielle.
Petting Zoos in Delft
Delft has two petting zoos for children (kinderboerderij) where they can get up close to sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, cows, chickens and other animals. They are located at Buytenpark (Korflaan 3a) and Tanthof (Abstwoude 5).
Villa Zebra
Museum and arts centre designed especially for children in Rotterdam Kop van Zuid - Feijenoord area, on the south bank of the Maas River: poetry, theatre and visual arts on offer. Stieltjesstraat 21, 3071 JV Rotterdam.
Kids Zoo
Indoor childrens activities playground in Leiden area (Noordwijkerhout) with rope climbing, covered slides, peddle carting, and more. Open 6 days per week. Bus 90 from The Hague, Bus 57 from Leiden. Pletterij 4, 2211 JT Noordwijkerhout
De Torteltuin
Childrens activity center in Rotterdam Melanchtong Park. Outdoor playground, indoor crafts activities, dance. Open 7 days/week from Apr to Sept, 6 days/week from Oct to Mar. Tram 8 (Bergpolderplein). Van Enckevoirtlaan 6, 3052 KR Rotterdam
GlowGolf
Indoor glow-in-the-dark miniature golf courses for kids. Zuid Holland locations include Scheveningen-The Hague (Palace Promenade shopping mall), Zoetermeer (near Stadhuis) and Capelle aan den Ijssel (Rotterdam area).
FutureLand
Educational activity for kids and adults in the Rotterdam area. See first hand what it is like to build a new port by reclaiming land from the sea. Interactive screens provide aerial views. Car or fast ferry accessible. Europaweg 902, 3199 LC Rotterdam
Trampoline Centrum
Outdoor trampoline activities center on the beach in Scheveningen, next to the Pier offers a play and exercise area with padded jumping areas for kids and adults. Jumping harness apparatus also. Open April to September. Strandweg 44, 2586 JW Den Haag
Mini Golf Parkhaven
Minigolf in Rotterdam Het Park area. Open Feb to Oct (Tue to Sun from 11:00). Open daily during Jul/Aug. Closed Nov to Feb. Handicap accessible. Tram 8 (Euromast). Parkhaven 22, 3016 GM Rotterdam.
De Ballenbak
Childrens indoor playgrounds in South Holland. Climbing apparatus, slides, ball pools, inflatables. For children up to age 12. Separate play area for toddlers. Childrens birthday parties. Rotterdam Ommoord, Rotterdam Zuid, Zoetermeer, Brielle
Petting Zoos in The Hague
There are 10 city farms (stadsboerderij) or petting zoos for kids (kinderboerderij) in The Hague area. Children learn how cows are milked, sheep are sheered and can feed the rabbits and baby lambs. Most open Tue to Sun 09:00-17:00.
Place 4 Kidz
The Hague area childrens indoor activities center for kids up to age 12. Separate toddler playroom. Toboggan run, inflatables, slides, ball pool. Wed to Sun 10:00-18:00 (open 7 days during summer). Tram 16/17 (Dorpskade). Veenbes 9, Wateringen
Makeup Parties
Rotterdam area salon offers makeup application parties for girls in three age groups 4-8, 8-12 and 13-19. In the Rotterdam Oud-Crosswijk/ Kralingen area. Tue 12:30-17:30, Wed-Sat 10:00-17:30. Tram #7 (Boezemsingel). Vlietlaan 42A, 3061 DZ Rotterdam
Madurodam
Theme park offering mini replicas of some of the Netherlands most popular landmarks. In The Hague-Scheveningen area, it offers a day outing for children, families, and tourists. Recently renovated. Tram #9 (Madurodam). G Maduroplein 1, 2584 RZ Den Haag.
Van der Ende Racing Inn
Indoor mini-bike and go-karting for children in The Hague-Rijswijk area. Fro kids karting min. height is 1.3m, for adult karting min height is 1.6m. Open Tue to Sun. Children's parties also arranged. Nieuwewg 57, Poeldijk
Splashtours
Rotterdam sightseeing aboard an amphibious bus. First a trip through the city streets to the most famous sites, then take a dive into the Maas River, as the bus turns into a seaworthy vessel. Tours are 60 minutes.Tour starts at Maritime Museum
Euromast
Top tourist attraction in Rotterdam area and tallest tower opened to public in the Netherlands. Special childrens activities on Sundays! Euroscoop goes up 56 stories. Restaurant, observation deck. Tram #8 (Euromast). Parkhaven 20, 3016 GM Rotterdam.
Steam Train Valkenburgse Meer
Small train museum which offers rides on antique steam train around Valkenburg Lake (Leiden - Wassenaar area), on weekends from mid-May to end of September. Reservations recommended for groups. J.Pellenbargweg 1, 2235 SP Valkenburg
Sport en Spel Paleis
Sports and activties center for children ages 4-18 years located in De Uithof in The Hague Eskamp district. Bungee trampolines, archery, water slides, survival games, quad bikes, inflatables, climbing apparatus. Jaap Edenweg 10, Den Haag
Kids Marina
Children get to sail miniature replica boats on their own, in a canal near the big St. Lawrence Church (Laurenskerk). Mini police boats, fire boats and container ships. Open 1 April-31 October. Metro to Beurs or Blaak. Grotekerkplein, 3011 CG Rotterdam
Plaswijckpark
Rotterdam family park with playground and rides for children (up to age 12), zoo and petting farm, rose garden. Childrens parties organized. Open year round 7 days/week (times vary by season). Tram 25 (Wilgenlei). Ringdijk 20, 3053 KS Rotterdam
Uitzinnig.nl
Website offering list of activities and special events for children in the province of Zuid-Holland. Website only available in Dutch. Can be sorted into 7 categories of activities: attractions, amusement parks, theater, sports, events, music, museums.
Bungelland
Childrens indoor playground in Rotterdam Alexander area for ages 0-12 years. Trampolines, slides, climbing nets all padded. Snack area, free WiFi, childrens parties also. Metro A/B. Tue to Fri 09:00-19:00, Sat/Sun 10:00-19:00. Koperstraat 17, Rotterdam
Binnenmaas Recreation Park
Childrens day out in Rotterdam-Dordercht area. Family amusement park and recreation area in the Hoekschewaard. Mini race cars, electric boats, miniature golf, outdoor pool, water slides. Pedal boat, kayak rentals. Vrouwehuisjesweg 7A, Mijnsheerenland
Petting Zoo Voorschoten
Voorschoten children's petting farm has deer, goats, sheep, Shetland ponies, chilckens, rabbits, guinea pigs and a peacock. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Rosenburgherlaan 9, 2252 AX  Voorschoten
Louwman Auto Museum
Hollands national automotive museum offers a day out for kids, families and car lovers in The Hague - Wassenaar - Leiden area. The worlds oldest private car collection, many driven in international races or films. Leidsestraatweg 57, 2594BB Den Haag.
Crooswijk Playground
Large public playground for children in Rotterdam Crooswijk area offers sandbox, slides, see saw, climbing apparatus, football field and more. Indoor community center. Pets, bikes, skating not allowed in park. Tram 7. Schuttersweg 74, 3034 RN Rotterdam
Scouting - Prins Alexander
Scouting activities for youth ages 6-19 years old in Rotterdam Prins Alexander-Hillergersberg-Schiebroek areas. Groups based on age (6-10 yrs, 7-10 yrs, 10-15 yrs and 16-19 yrs). Weekly activities. Tram 4 (Lommerijk). Prinsenmolenpad 56, Rotterdam
Lasergame Rotterdam
Teams hunt each other with laser guns in a glowing submarine setting under water. For adults, students, children. At Het Park/Maas River in Rotterdam. Open Wed 13:00-22:00, Thu 16:00-22:00, Fri 15:00-01:00, Sat 11:00-01:00, Sun 11:00-22:00.
Planet Jump
Indoor trampoline jumping center in The Hague Scheveningen area for children of all ages, toddlers to seniors. The jumping field is 32x28 meters with slanted cushioned walls to ensure safety. Free jumping sessions, fitness classes, childrens parties. Open...
Skateland
Indoor skateboarding center in south Rotterdam, with padded floor, ramps, jumps. Boards, scooters, helmets, pads can be rented. Minimum age 7 years. Annual/6-month memberships, single or multi-entry cards. Private and group lessons. Children's parties. Ro...
Attractie Centrum Zoetermeer
Indoor activities center for kids/adults in The Hague area. Go karting, bungee contests, laser games. Reservations suggested. Wed 13:00-22:30, Thu 17:00-22:30, Fri 17:00-24:00, Sat 11:00-24:00, Sun 12:00-22:30. Wattstraat 20, 2723 RC Zoetermeer
Petting Zoo t Geertje (Zoeterwoude)
Leiden area childrens petting farm, with additional activities including canoe rental. On the farm are goats, cows, pigs, horses, sheep, chickens, rabbits. Mon to Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-17:00. Geerweg 7, 2381 LT Zoeterwoude.
Aquazoo Leerdam
Aquarium in east South Holland, on the border of Gelderland. Open Sundays (13:00-17:00) and Thursday evenings (19:00-23:00). Exotic and rare, fresh/ salt water fish species on display. Koningin Emmalaan 82, 4141 EE Leerdam
Museum de Gevangenpoort
The 'prison gate' museum in the old town section of The Hague city center engages children as they see how and where prisoners used to be kept after breaking the law, some even tortured because their acts were so bad. Only children age 8 years and up are....
Space Expo
The thought of space exploration excites a child's mind, which makes Europe's first permanent space exhibition a good choice as a day out activity for children in Zuid-Holland. Restaurant and cafe on site. Open Tues to Sun 10:00-17:00 (and Mon during scho...
Bubbel Jungle
Leiden area indoor playground and activities center for kids in Leiderdorp with bouncy and climbing apparatus, ball park, slides, motorized rides, childrens disco. Childrens parties. Restaurant. Bus 6 (Spanjaardsbrug). Vlasbaan 7, 2352 AH Leiderdorp
Petting Zoo Wassenaar
Petting zoo in the Wassenaar Wetering Park West area. Admission is free. The zoo animals include ponies, donkeys, sheep, goats, rabbit and guinea pigs. Open 7 days a week. Rodenburglaan 80, 2241 WT Wassenaar
Scouting Sint Joris
Youth scouting group in Rotterdam area for boys and girls, focussed on outdoor and nature activities and education. Member of Scouting Nederlands. Baden Powellstraat 4, Ridderkerk
Go-Kart-In Dordrecht
Indoor go-kart track where children age 9 years and above can drive special karts. Minimum height is 1.35 meters tall. The track will also organize a child's birthday party.  Baanhoekweg 1A, 3313 LA Dordrecht
Museon
The Hague museum and childrens educational center offers interactive exhibitions focussing on natural sciences including archaeology, geology, biology, ethnology, modern technology. Mon to Sat 11:00-17:00. Tram 17, Bus 24. Stahouderslaan 37, Den Haag
Monkey Town
Childrens activity centers and indoor playgrounds in South Holland. For kids ages 0-12. Climbing apparatus, ball pools, trampolines, inflatables. Open 7 days. Childrens parties. The Hague, Warmond, Gouda, Rotterdam, Sliedrecht, Bleiswijk, Spijkenisse
De Jungle
Rotterdam area childrens adventure play ground. Slides, climbing, jumping and discovery activities. Separate area for ages 1-4. Miniature golf. Open Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun. Sprinter (Vlaardingen Centrum). Parallelweg 4c, 3131 DG Vlaardingen.
Petting Zoo Balijhoeve (Zoetermeer)
Childrens petting zoo in The Hague area. Animals include donkeys, goats, sheep, cows, horses, guinea pigs, peacocks, turkeys, pigs. Open everyday until 17:00. Sprinter (Zoetermeer). Kurkhout 100, 2719 JZ Zoetermeer
Adventurepark De Rolly
Children's outdoor amusement center with largest 18-hole mini golf course in the region, as well as trampolines and mini cars. Open daily 10:00-20:00. Duinweg 6, 2202 ZN Noordwijk aan Zee
Naturalis
National Museum of Natural History offers exhibits specifically geared toward school aged children, such as dinosaurs, primeval times, ice age, modern earth, biotechnology. Open daily 10:00-17:00. 10-min walk from Leiden C.S. Darwinweg 2, 2333BA Leiden.
Petting Zoo SKiP (Naaldwijk)
Westland kids petting zoo offers children the opportunity to get close up with several farm type animals species: shetland pony, goats, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, birds. Check website for days/times open. Aalbersestraat 55, 2672 DR Naaldwijk
Freshwater Swimming in South Holland
The Provincie Zuid-Holland website shows a map of approved inland, fresh water swimming locations in South Holland (Netherlands), along with the current water quality. Included are lake beaches in Delft, Zoetermeer, Leiden, Rotterdam, Hellevoetsluis, Dord...
Petting Zoo Bouwlust (Rotterdam)
Rotterdam area petting farm with special activities for kids. Sheep, cows, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs. Open daily 08:30-20:30 (closed for lunch weekdays 12:00-13:00). Childrens birthday parties also available. Oostgaag 31, 3155 CE Maasland
Combat Zone Live
Outdoor laser game played by teams using laser guns. Sessions are 3 hours. Includes drink and snack. Suitable for children ages 7 and up. Standard locations in The Hague, Rijswijk/Delft, Leiden, Zoetermeer and Gouda-Reeuwijk.
Petting Zoo Merenwijk (Leiden)
Childrens petting farm in Wijkpark (Merenwjk district of Leiden). Open daily 09:00-16:30. An opportunity for kids to learn and interact with nature and common farm animals. Bus 3,4 (Valkenhorst). Parkzicht 100, 2317 RH Leiden
Petting Zoo De Wilgenhof (Rotterdam)
Childrens petting farm in Rotterdam Hillegersberg-Schiebroek area. Cows, ponies, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, rabbits. Open daily 08:00-16:30. Accessible by bus (De Wilgenborgh), tram 25 (Donkersingel). Ringdijk 76, 3054 KV Rotterdam
Archeon
Family theme park and a day out for children in Leiden area. Exhibits and reconstructed buildings which existed in Holland from pre-historic and Roman times through Middle Ages. Open April to October, select school holidays. Archeonlaan 1, Alphen a/d Rij
DVA Delft
Delft school holiday foundation offers summer camp activities at low costs on daily and weekly basis. The activities run during school recess from early July to end of August at Sportpark Biesland - Bieslandsepad 4, 2616 LL Delft
Petting Zoo de Bookesprong (Rotterdam)
Childrens petting zoo in Rotterdam Oude-Mathenesse area. Animals include cows, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, donkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens. Open daily 08:15-16:30. Metro A/B/C (Marconiplein). Tjalklaan 90, 3028JK Rotterdam
Petting Zoo Hoek van Holland
Childrens petting farm activities in Hook of Holland. Open daily 10:00-16:00. Goats, sheep, chickens, roosters, peacocks, miniature ponies, rabbits, cows. Walking distance from main train station. Willem van Houtenstraat 71, 3151 AC Hoek van Holland
Petting Zoo Het Akkertje (Rijswijk)
Childrens petting zoo and playground in Rijswijk. Kids can cuddle rabbits and guinea pigs, pet the sheep, goats and other farm animals, take a ride on a donkey. A cafe serves coffee and snacks. Open 7 days. Tram 17. Julialaantje 15a, Rijswijk
Avifauna Bird Park
Zuid-Holland bird park, aviary and nature reserve with boat rides and childrens activities (Leiden - The Hague area). Flying demonstrations and public feedings. Outdoor playground, indoor arcade, restaurants, hotel. Hoorn 65, Alpen aan den Rijn.
Fun Forest
Rotterdam climbing park in Kralingse Bos (forest) for children, youth and adults open from end of March to End of October. Heights from 4-15 meters and in level of difficulty. Certain climbs have min. age. Langepad 71, Rotterdam
Zuiderparadijs
Indoor childrens playground located in The Hague Zuiderpark area. Separate area for toddlers (age 0-4 yrs). Inflatables, games, toys, rides. For older kids air hockey, pinball, foosball. Tram 9 (Melis Stokelaan). Mr.P.Droogleever Fortuynweg 79,Den Haag
Scouting Group Argonauts
Sea scouting club in Rotterdam Hillegersberg area for boys between age 5-19. Weekend activities on and around the water. Divisions: Beavers (5-7) in Bergschenhoek, Cubs (7-11) in Hillegersberg, Explorers (11-16) in Schiebroek, Sea Eagles (16-18).
Maritime Museum
Maritime museum in Rotterdam; the oldest in the Netherlands (1874). Info and exhibits on Dutch maritme history. Tue to Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 11:00-17:00. Open Mondays on school holidays. Trams #2,23,25 (Churchillplein). Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA Rotterdam.
Ski Discovery
The Hague area indoor ski center offering childrens activity for kids ages 3 and classes. Snowbarding also on offer. Open everyday until 23:00, except Sat (17:00). Special events also hosted. Sprinter (Voorburg). Waterpas 99, 2495 AV Den Haag
Wollebrand
Water skiing and wake boarding on a small lake being pulled by the use of cables instead of a traditional boat. Available April through October. There is also a restaurant opened year round. Broekpolderlaan 10, 2675 LJ Honselersdijk.
De Delft Museum
Historical shipping yard in Rotterdam maintained as it was in its heyday in the 1800s. Children can visit replicas and originally sailing vessels which have been restored. Tue to Fri 10:00-16:00, Sat 11:00-17:00. Tram 8. Schiehaven 15, 3024 EC Rotterdam
Kids Eiland
Childrens activity center and indoor play area in Megastores shopping mall. Slides, climbing ropes, trampolines. Floors are made of foam tiles to avoid injury. Canteen area. Open 7 days a week. Van der Kunstraat 119, 2521 BR Den Haag
Speeltuin Westerhonk (Delft)
Outdoor childrens playground in Delft (Westerkwartier) open afternoons from April to October. Slides, swings, monkey bars, see saws, tree forts and more. 5 minute walk from Delft train station. Annual membership. van Bleiswijckstraat, 2613 NR Delft
Butterfly Park Leidschendam
Indoor tropical butterfly park in The Hague area (Leidschendam), inside an 850 sqm. greenhouse. Tue to Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-17:00. Light snacks available. Wheelchair accessible. Bus 45, 46 (Vlindertuin). Veursestraatweg 195-B, 2264EG Leidschendam
Ballorig
Zuid-Holland indoor kids playgrounds for children ages 1-12 years. Slides, rope climbing, ball pool, separate toddlers area. Free WiFi. Open 7 days/week. Westland: Monsterseweg 129B, s-Gravenzande; Gouda: Burg. van Reenensingel 125
Pancake Boat Rotterdam
All you can eat pancakes on a 75-minute boat cruise along the Maas River. Plain, apple and bacon flavoured pancakes with a full range of toppings. The boat also has a kids playroom below deck. Departure point is Parkhaven (near Euromast). 
Petting Zoo De Kraal (Rotterdam)
Childrens petting zoo in Rotterdam Kralingse Bos. Cows, goats, sheep, a donkey, a pony, chickens, rabbits, geese, peacocks. Open daily 08:30-16:30. Bus 38 (Kerkhoflaan - 10 min walk), tram 7 (Vlietlaan - 20 min walk). Langepad 60, 3062 CJ Rotterdam
Skyview Ferris Wheel
The only ferris wheel built over water in northern Europe offers 36 climate controlled cabins with views of Scheveningen beach, the South Holland coastline and the North Sea. Activity for children, adults and families in The Hague. Open daily 10:00-20:00....
Het van Kinderen Museum
Childrens interactive museum in The Hague area, for ages 6-16. Art, science, building. Sunday (12:00-16:00), Wednesday (reservations). Hosting workshops, kids birthday parties available. Waldeck Pyrmontkade 116, 2518 JR Den Haag
Drievliet Family Park
Children's day out in The Hague amusement park, with rides (teacups, rollercoaster, water log ride) and attractions (fun house, nursery garden playground, singing stable). Park is open from Apr to Oct. Accessible by Tram 15 (Laan van s-Gravenmade).
Race Planet Delft
Indoor karting activities center for kids/adults in The Hague - Delft - Rotterdam area. Special karts available for children ages 5 years up. Group discounts. Company events, kids parties. Bus 60 (Defensie). Kleveringweg 18, 2616 LZ Delft.
Rotterdam Zoo
Children love animals so expect a visit to the Rotterdam zoo, with animals from every continent on the planet, to be well received by young and old alike. The zoo also offers an aquarium and an indoor playground. Open every day 10:00-18:00. Accessible by....
Spiegeldoolhof Scheveningen
AMazing Scheveningen is the largest hall of mirrors in the Netherlands! Over 100 mirrors set in a nautical theme. A fun activity for children, teens and adults in The Hague area. Located in Palace Promenade shopping mall. Tram 1/9 (Kurhaus). Open 7 days.
Omniversum
IMAX cinema offers a great activity for kids in The Hague area. Breath taking visual display on a 360 degree screen. Daily showings starting at 10:00. Accessible by tram #17, bus # 24 (Museon). President Kennedylaan 5, 2517 JK Den Haag.

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