Sunday, 19 April 2015

A Blast From The Past - Efteling

I am back safe and sound from a wonderful holiday to Center Parks in Zandvoort Holland, a wonderful place, a wonderful Country and wonderful company.  It was a lovely location and with so many activities available not necessary to go off site.  We however wanted to re-live some of our youth and share with Wilbur some of the places we had taken his Mummy as a little girl.  We had stayed at the same site when it was owned by Gran Dorado at least 20 years ago perhaps longer so a day trip to Efteling Theme Park was arranged.  We were amazed how much we remembered, the essence of the park remaining the same around childhood story books.  A truly wonderful experience one that I would love to do with our other Grandchildren.
We were fortunate to watch the Raveleijn Park show which was amazing and included Ravens that were trained to food, a truly incredible experience that Wilbur is still talking about he enjoyed it so much.  A definite highlight of the holiday.
Some of the rides were a true blast from the past, the Carousels were a delight and brought back some lovely memories.
The toddler park was a feast for the eyes with the bright colours of the play equipment, Wilbur was enchanted by the strawberry.

Another old time favourite was the Carnival Festival ride which is a little like Its a Small World in Disney, a delight for young and old.

 The Efteling Museum was also a must see another blast from the past.

 Some of the artefacts did look familiar...

The Fairytale Forest remained the firm favourite with a lovely stroll, reflecting on times gone by and the stunning characters bringing the story to life.

 A truly memorable park to visit should you ever have the opportunity, a day that I will remember for a long time to come and I one that I feel honoured to have shared with my eldest daughter and her family.  Some beautiful memories to treasure.

As always thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last post, sending me birthday and holiday wishes.  Also a warm welcome to new followers, I wish I could offer you a nice pot of tea and some cake.  I will catch up with everyone over the next few days.

See you soon.


  1. That looks like a fairytale holiday.

  2. So glad you had a lovely birthday and super holiday. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

  3. Glad to see you all had such a lovely time. x

  4. What a wonderful trip.

  5. Happy belated birthday to you. I must have missed the last post. I hope you had a lovely day. This outing looks like a lot of fun. I especially love the look of the strawberry ride for little ones.

  6. This looks like a very enjoyable and fun holiday for the whole family especially for little Wilbur.

  7. Looks like you all had such good fun x

  8. what a fun trip! I love how you travel a lot and see lots of new places. I hope this year will be my traveling year.

  9. You do the neatest things. What a wonderful and special vacation. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Hugs!

  10. Wow - looks like a fabulous place to visit.

  11. I actually felt nostalgic looking at this mum. Amazing!