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June 8, 2015

Children Get Plenty Of Chances To Let Off Steam…

Filed under: Activities,Apenheul,PHOTOGRAPHY,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Apenheul zoo is very much a zoo that promotes awareness of monkeys in their natural habitat and the challenges of preserving those natural habitats around the world not only for now but also for the future.

That’s why one of the things our kids lived about Apenheul were the many kid-friendly interactive playthings.

Everything from the playground where there were wire tunnels high up in trees (just like the ones they have seen outdoors for the monkeys) and wooden animals as the play equipment to smaller obstacle course pieces all around the park.

There were also large things to run around on, like the massive raised viewing platform that our kids looked longingly at but were too cold to go and try.

There were also a myriad of education things to explore, like checking out our own arm span against the boards that show the arm span of the average adult orangatang. There were things that made the kids giggle like the giant fibre-glass replica of a turtle shell, it is hollow so the kids can crawl inside and get their photograph taken looking like turtles.

My children both gave it a go and I got some very funny photographs for our family album. If we had been here in Summer than I’m sure that they would have enjoyed these even more but the cold drove us indoor once again. We all opted for a warm lunch to help us thaw out and all in all the food  wasn’t that bad.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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