Children’s outings in the Veenkoloniën

The peat district is perfect for lovely excursions with the children. There’s the petting zoo in Veendam and a subtropical swimming pool to splash the day away. Better still: go back into time with the STAR museum railway line.

Veendam petting zoo

Veendam – The Veendam petting zoo is located in the Borgswold recreation area. After cuddling the rabbits, chickens, pigs and goats, head out for ‘t Hoeske to get some well-deserved ice cream or other treat. The playground guarantees a wonderful time for the younger ones. They also have canoes available for hire.

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STAR museum railway

Stadskanaal – Located on the border of the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe, the STAR museum railway line takes you right back in time. Head out for a wonderful rail journey between Stadskanaal and Veendam. Afterwards, visit the museum for an extensive overview of the railway’s history. This really is the perfect place for train fans. 

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Tropiqua swimming pool

Veendam – Take a lovely dip in a subtropical swimming pool and imagine yourself in tropical atmospheres. Tropiqua is not just any swimming pool: it features a rapids, an interactive slide with speed measurement, a toddler paradise and a competition pool that is also used as an instruction pool. Children are sure to have a wonderful time here.

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Nieuwe Pekela petting zoo

Nieuwe Pekela – The Nieuwe Pekela petting zoo is suitable for anyone and any age. It is freely accessible to admire the chickens, fallow deer, sheep, goats and other animals from up close. In short, yet another family outing in the peat district.

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Muntendam – Located in the wonderful De Heemtuin scenic area, the Mammoetpad (Mammoth path) is a lovely experience for people of any age. Children can go on a ditch safari, an ABC search or Bosbingo (bingo in the wooded area). Climb across exciting bridges just above the water, take off those shoes and socks before dipping your toes in the mud, get on a raft and sneak through the high reeds. Just pick one or several of these wonderful adventures! You will also find climbing frames, a look-out and waters for a dip on a sunny day.

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Veendam – Venture out on an exploratory expedition with the Borgerswolf. The Veenjagerspad in park Borgerswold has various options for an active adventure. Play and climb on the playground equipment. Climb the Veenjagerstoren tower and cross the river on the Jagersschip. Once you have conquered each and every obstacle, a lovely keepsake will be waiting for you.

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