Speeltuin

What kid can resist a good playground? Luckily, we can find in Haarlem safe and fun Speeltuins to let children play outside and enjoy the sun. After visiting with my son most of the Speeltuin in the city, I thought it could be useful for mums and dads to create a list with my top 6 and pin them on a map.

Swings, playhouses, sand pits, Speeltuin is the perfect place to let your kids explore and make new friends. These playgrounds are especially recommended for toddlers and young kids. Check timetables and prices on their websites to plan your visit and have fun playing with your kids!

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Speeltuin Paradijsje.

This entertaining playground is really close to downtown. Here children will find many options to play outside: swings, slides, wood playhouses, etc.
Forget about bringing your toys from home, here children will find a nice selection of toy vehicles, bikes, walkers, doll strollers, balls and more available to play with.

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My favourite: The big sand pit with two slides, and buckets and spades for every kid.
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday: 10.00 – 17.00
Thursday: 10.00 – 17.00
Friday: 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday: closed

Speeltuin Delftwijk.

Big and nice playground in Haarlem Noord with two areas: one with attractions for babies and toddlers; a small slide, wood playhouses, baby swings, etc-, and another one with more challenging entertainments; a zip line and trampoline.

My favorite: On Mondays and Wednesdays 9.30-11h, you can also join an indoors Speelgroepen.

Speeltuinvereniging Elba.

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This playground in Traansval Buurt is the best one for children who love hanging, climbing or swinging. Play equipment here is great! There is also a sand pit, but no toys available. When the supervisor is present, you can buy coffee, tea, ice creams or candy at the bar.

My favorite: my son loves the open spiral slide and the climbers in Elba playground.

Opening times:
Monday 15:00 – 17:00 with supervision (from 1 March to 1 November open)
Tuesday from 9:00 am, no supervision
Wednesday 13:00 – 17:00 with supervision
Thursday from 12:00, no supervision
Friday 13:00 – 17:00 with supervision

Speeltuin Burcht ter Cleeff.

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Playground in Kleverlaan with green areas and lots of fun things to do. Here, you will also find toy vehicles for kids, but not beach toys to play at the sand pit. This playground is provided with toilets (not changing table) and a bar to buy soft drinks and ice creams.

My favourite: there is a lovely wood plane that children love to climb and go down.
Open every day from 13-18h.

Speeltuinvereniging Zaanenoord.

You will find in this playground a big sand pit, swings for babies and kids, slides, some space to play football and basketball, etc., but not toys. Kids will enjoy of plenty of room to run around and discover. Fence all around the playground, very safe for kids.

My favourite: Renovated in 2017, everything in Zaanenoord looks pretty new.

Speeltuin De Papegaai.

Come to play in the Amsterdamsebuurt and enjoy of one of the bigger sandboxes, climbing equipment for big kids, beautiful wood play houses and slides, and much more.  This playground organizes many activities for kids, check the website and take a look to their agenda. It is also possible to celebrate birthday parties here.

My favourite: There are so many things to do in this playground that young and big kids will never want to leave De Papeggai.
Opening hours: 
Monday closed
Tuesday 13:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 13:00 – 17:00
Thursday 13:00 – 17:00
Friday 13:00 – 17:00
Saturday only open the even weeks from 13:00 to 17:00
Sunday only open the even weeks from 13:00 to 17:00

Gala Lázaro Mur

Writer at Notes By Gala
Blogger at notesbygala.com and first-time mum, I love sharing my experiences with other parents and writing about it. I was born in Madrid, the city I love the most. After a short period in London, I moved to the Netherlands, where I have been living with my husband for several years. An avid reader, traveler, writer and art lover, my curious spirit is always searching for something to learn. Master’s Degree in Art History and Publishing, I worked in a National Museum for several years and I started my own Publishing House in Spain. Last years I worked as Content Manager for a Marketing company in Amsterdam. After becoming a mum I decided to follow my passion and start my own blog. Notes by Gala is a Spanish and English travel and maternity blog, where I share tips with mums/dads and world explorers. Don´t miss it if you are visiting Madrid!


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