Tag: Family Fun

Speelpark de Splinter: Eindhoven

There are many reasons I love living in The Netherlands. At the top of this list is the parks.  The Dutch are very good at parks! Speelpark de Splinter in Eondhoven, North Brabant is one of the biggest and has the most diverse assortment… Continue Reading “Speelpark de Splinter: Eindhoven”

Witven Lake and Beach: Veldhoven

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”… Continue Reading “Witven Lake and Beach: Veldhoven”

Blueberry Picking: Blauwe Bessenculture Van Grotel, Nuenen

My family loves blueberries. The kids will eat an entire container from the shop in one sitting (these are generally 250 grams or so) and they are quiet expensive. I saw a special at one of the local grocery stores today that advertised 300… Continue Reading “Blueberry Picking: Blauwe Bessenculture Van Grotel, Nuenen”

Speelbos ‘T Slingerpedje

My family loves being in nature. Luckily we live in The Netherlands where there is no shortage of outdoor spaces for the kids to play. There are “play forests” or speelbos everywhere. Speelbos ‘T Slingerpedje is a really great example of a speelbos in… Continue Reading “Speelbos ‘T Slingerpedje”

Kinderboerderij De Hazewinkel

The Dutch are really good at play areas for kids. I think that’s one of the most appealing things for me about living here. There are so many great options for fun times. Kinderboerderij De Hazewinkel is a really great option for a fun… Continue Reading “Kinderboerderij De Hazewinkel”

Speeltuin Kabouterdorp

Now that summer is finally upon us it’s time to get outside and have a good play! I would like to kick off the fast approaching school holidays by sharing some of my favorite parks in the Eindhoven area. Speeltuin Kabouterdorp is among our… Continue Reading “Speeltuin Kabouterdorp”

Het Spoorwegmuseum (Railway Museum)

We visited the Railway Museum during the last school break. This place is so much fun! My son is slightly obsessed with trains so it’s the perfect place for him. He was so excited to come that he insisted on wearing 2 different train… Continue Reading “Het Spoorwegmuseum (Railway Museum)”

Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 4. Cauliflower Fried “Rice” and Stir Fry Veggies

As, I’m sure, most of you already know I am on a mission to get the kids involved in cooking dinner. Because this is my 4th week devoting one night each week to encouraging my kids to cook with me and therefor my 4th… Continue Reading “Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 4. Cauliflower Fried “Rice” and Stir Fry Veggies”

Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 3. Vegan Sloppy Joes and Homemade French Fries

Another Wednesday and another quest for me to give my kids a chance to get involved in cooking dinner. Although I started this little adventure with the hopes of giving my kids a better understanding of food and hopefully help them make better food… Continue Reading “Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 3. Vegan Sloppy Joes and Homemade French Fries”

Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 2. Black Bean and Chickpea Flautas

This is the second week of my new goal, getting the kids involved in cooking dinner. I decided that my deep love of my slow cooker, although amazingly convenient, wasn’t helping the kids learn the joy and value of time spent in the kitchen.… Continue Reading “Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 2. Black Bean and Chickpea Flautas”