When we first got here and I learned about the awesome indoor playgrounds around Germany, I asked my friends which was better Yabadoo or Kinder Spiel. The results were a very mixed review of each place. Mom’s seem to love one or the other more. I have already shared our experience with Yabadoo on a previous post, so if you missed it, you can check it out now. We made it to Kinder Spiel a while back, but the pictures got lost, until now!
The price is close to the same, but I think it depends on the size of your children. I say it this way because children under 100 cm are only 5 euro, over 100 cm are 7 euro, and adults are 3 euro. Then on the weekends and german holidays, the price goes up 1 euro for each category. Yabadoo is a flat 6 euro per child, any child. They are closed on Tuesday, and open at 1330 during the week, and 1100 on the weekends. Nice to know there are indoor options for a rainy Sunday afternoon!
They have some of the same fun as Yabadoo, like the picture above. But the first impression, this place is obviously BIGGER than Yabadoo!! There are several different areas, depending on the age and the skill of our kiddos. They do still have a toddler baby area with soft toys for the little ones to keep busy with. They have seesaws, small carousel, and stuff for them to crawl on.
There really is a lot more for older to do here. I think that would be the big appeal to families with old kids. There is a electric race car on a track. There is a rock wall towards the back, near the enclosed soccer area.
Another exciting adventure for the older kids is a “High Garden” where the older kids and adults can climb through a course. Its looks complicated to me, and I could totally see myself getting caught up in the ropes! haha
They have a 9 meter tall Spider XXL Tower to be climbed, passing through 8 different levels, and then a large slide to get back down.
My kiddos, 4 and 6 years old, stayed in this area pictured below pretty much the entire time. They had fun, but I am not a fan of this area. Frist of all, I ‘m sure they clean the ball pit often, but I have a hard time thinking how dirty they get, and the things that have been found in them. I remind myself, this is German, not the US and people here seem to keep it clean, better than say a McDonalds in the states.
The second issue is, when the kiddos climb up to the tip top of this structure, and then either get too scared to come back, or some how get hurt and want mommy or daddy, it’s a real challenge to get to them. My friend Noel had to climb toward the top and then try to figure out how to carry her little one back down. She had bumped her leg and was not coming down herself.
The trampolines are to the right of the above picture, which my kids love at both places! And the slides to the left were the popular ones for our kiddos, but to get to them, you have to climb to the top!
They also have a bistro with the normal food you would expect, kid friendly and reasonably priced. Outside they have an 18 hole mini golf, for an additional cost of a few euros. And of course there is a beer garden too!
I think if you have older kids, and kids of various ages and skills, this might be worth a visit for your family. There really is a little something for all of them here at Kinder Spiel. For my kiddos, Yabadoo will still be my first choice until their a bit older, but I’m happy to join friends here.
Bottom line, go check them both out for yourself and see which ones you and your kids love best! Then come back here and tell us about it!
I know there are more lesser known indoor playgrounds, I intend to find them eventually too!!