My kids have decided that they enjoy swimming. This is really new to me, in the past whenever I took my son to the pool he would spend more time running around than in the water. I spent my time screaming “walk don’t run” and trying to convince him to get into the water and play. Within the last few months, though, he has started wanting to swim as much as he can. I think this is partly because his sister is older now and they can swim together. My daughter took to the water faster than I could have ever imagined. Now we are exploring all the places we can go and swim. I’m so glad that I finally gave Witven Lake and Beach: Veldhoven a try.
I have moved this to the top of our “outside summer fun” list. There is a lake with very clean water, a beach with lots of sand, a grassy area perfect for a picnic blanket and shade. All the makings for a really great day outside.
The beach is big so there is lots of room to run and play. I brought shovels and buckets for the kids to play with.
The water is very clean and the bottom doesn’t feel dirty or slimy.
I love the fact that the shallow area is very clearly marked.
There is a nice little playground. The fun continued long after the kids were through swimming.
Witven is a camping ground. In Europe these kinds of vacation spots are very popular because you can camp and there is a lot of things to do on the premises. On the grounds there is also mini golf, a tennis court and a small petting zoo. We didn’t explore these parts of the grounds but you have access to them with your day pass. The actual camping area is completely separate from the beach.
Some practical information:
When we went there was no one at the entrance so I payed inside at the restaurant but once it started to get a little busier there was someone at the entrance collecting money.
We had a really lovely day at Witven and I’m really excited to back. I am always amazed that there are these wonderful places all everywhere!
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