Beekse Bergen

Speelland Beekse Bergen is an amusement park and playground which is located close to the city of Hilvarenbeek and is a part of the Beekse Bergen group, which also holds Safaripark Beekse Bergen. Since it cooperates with Safaripark Beekse Bergen, there are also combination tickets possible for Speelland & Safaripark. The park is being exploited by Libéma Exploitatie BV. Speelland mainly offers playgrounds, a beach and water attractions. Furthermore, catering points and a souvenir shop can be visited.

Contents

    1 History
    2 Park
    3 Attractions
        3.1 Events

History

Around the year 1960 a large lake arose between the cities of Tilburg and Hilvarenbeek because of a large sand extraction. After a few years the zoo Lion Park Beekse Bergen was opened next to the lake. At the same time another park opened its doors at the other side of the lake: Speelland Beekse Bergen. Later the zoo received a new name, which remained the same ever since: Safaripark Beekse Bergen. When translated into English, Speelland means Playland.

In the beginning Speelland mainly aimed at summer recreation. Later this park was enlarged with different playgrounds and attractions, which made the park more of a small attraction park than a playground or recreation lake. Due to privatization Speelland is a part of the company Libéma since 1987.
Park

Speelland mainly focusses on families with children until the age of 12. Most attractions are therefore aim at this target group. The park has a low amount of trees, but there are quite some plants and gardens throughout the park. A large part of the park is filled by a sand beach.
Attractions

In the following overview a list of attractions in Speelland Beekse Bergen is given. As can be seen, not all attractions are for free.

    Wave Rider, a carrousel in the water
    Aquashutlle, children are being launched into the water
    Waterslides
    Sahara buggy-track, children follow a track per buggy
    Trampolines
    Verkeersland (English: Traffic Land), children can drive around in their own 'car'
    Bumpy Boats
    Pedalos, visitors can explore the water per swan-boat
    Midgetgolf
    Funwheels
    Big Wheels
    Minicars €0,50 per time
    Kidcars €2 per time'
    Pony Riding
    Avontureneiland (English: Adventure Island), large playground
    Formula-1-pedal cars
    Water Guns For free since 2010
    Pettin

    g Zoo
    Cruise Boat, brings visitors to vacation park Beekse Bergen
    Schommeleiland, (English: Swing-Island), an island with only swings
    Ballenberg, (English: Ballmountain), a climbing tower made out of large balls
    Inflatable pillow
    Power Paddler, children can ride their own boat
    Speelstraat (English: Play Street), large playground

Events