A day out to National Park Dwingelderveld

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One of many butterflies

My sister called me to ask whether we would be interested to go to National Park Dwingelderveld with herself and her son. As we had nothing else planned and it is hard enough to entertain the girls every day during the school holidays we decided to tag along. There was a special day being organised about bees, so we headed to the visitor's centre to see what this was all about.

When we got there we were all a bit peckish so we decided to have a bite to eat first. We had brought some ham and cheese croissants, chocolate rolls and drinks along and we sat down at one of the picnic tables to enjoy this. The kids had a great time admiring all the butterflies and snails as well. We then walked around the visitor's centre and had a look at the ponds and the playground of course.

The pond with Mozes' Walk
After that we went inside and walked around the different displays on show. We also had a chat to some beekeepers and tried some of the different types of honey and a honey wine. The latter was way to sweet for my palate! Good as a dessert wine but nothing else in my opinion.

We then decided to go fishing. You can rent a net and bucket for 2,50 for 20 minutes worth of fishing in the ponds. You also get a card with pictures of all the different types of fish and other stuff you can catch. We ended up with a couple of snail type things and some very small fish I can't remember the name of, but it was a bit of fun especially for the kids. We then went back inside and the kids tried their hand at candle rolling. They had sheets of beeswax and you could make your own candle for 1 euro. They didn't do too badly, the candles actually stand up straight!

A walk through the herb garden followed, then another bite to eat and a drink and a quick walk to part of the forest. A good way to spend a couple of hours, fun and educational at the same time!

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One of many butterflies
One of many butterflies
The pond with Mozes Walk
The pond with Mozes' Walk
Reagan trying to spot fish in the …
Reagan trying to spot fish in the…
Playground
Playground
Visitors Centre inside
Visitor's Centre inside
Jordan trying to identify what we…
Jordan trying to identify what we…
Reagan with the fishing net
Reagan with the fishing net
What have you got?
What have you got?
Our catch of the day is definitely…
Our catch of the day is definitel…
Reagan rolling a candle
Reagan rolling a candle
Another butterfly on a Butterfly B…
Another butterfly on a Butterfly …
Stuck in a spider web
Stuck in a spider web
Outside of the visitors centre
Outside of the visitor's centre
A walk in the forest
A walk in the forest
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