My mum has wanted to take us to Vogelpark Marlow for years, but as I’m not really into birds (pigeons in pedestrian precincts give me the creeps), I always found an excuse as to why we should go somewhere else instead. Well, last weekend, I finally gave in and took a trip there with my mum and Amy and boy, was I wrong about the place. We had such a great time and can’t wait to go back with my dad and sister.
Things to do with kids in Mecklenburg Western Pomerania
The park stretches over 55 acres of beautifully landscaped parks and gardens and hosts animals and birds from all over the world, such as blue neck ostriches from Africa, kangaroos from Australia or South-American alpacas. Everything is very well laid out and you can explore the park in the heart of Mecklenburg-Westernpomerania on your own or following the trail guiding you through the entire park.
Along the way, you will find plenty of spots for picnics, a fantastic playground with quite possibly the biggest climbing frame I have ever seen as well as small cafes for a quick lunch or coffee & cake. Amy had an absolute blast. She fed budgies and lories, whooshed along the playground on the zip wire and conquered the climbing wall more than just a few times.
Vogelpark Marlow in the heart of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania
You can easily spend half a day at Vogelpark Marlow, maybe even more, and I definitely recommend timing your visit so that you are there in time for the animal shows as well as the feeding sessions and birds of prey shows which take place several times throughout the day. You can check the exact times over on the park’s official website, which unfortunately isn’t available in English just yet. Signs and information throughout the park however are catering for international guests.
Entry to Vogelpark Marlow is 5 Euro from 3 November to 13 March and 13 Euros from 14 March to 2 November (adults). Kids under 3 go free and children between 3 and 16 years pay either 3 Euro off-season or 8 Euros peak-season. Dogs are allowed for a fee.