At the beginning of this week, we had a lovely day out at Karls Erdbeerhof or Karls Erlebnisdorf as people call it these days. It’s an adventure farm in Roevershagen near Rostock/Germany and a great place for all the family. Oh and I’m using the German spelling, so don’t think I’ve repeatedly ignored the apostrophe!
Karls Erdbeerhof is basically a theme-park inspired farm that surrounds a massive indoor farm shop. When I say massive, it really is. You can buy everything from fresh fruit and vegetable, chocolate and bonbons to handmade soaps and creams, clothes and homeware. It’s fantastic!
Our favourite part is the outdoor area, though. There’s so much to do and see for children and Amy just absolutely loves spending time there. In fact, whenever you ask her where she wants to go for the day, it’s Karls Erdbeerhof. As you can see, the farm really embraces each season. There are beautiful fruit and plant displays all over the farm. This autum, Karls Erdbeerhof also exhibits 300 different types of pumpkin which is super impressive. I couldn’t even name five!
Amy loved having a look at all of them but quickly decided that it was time for some fun on the adventure playground. It’s absolute humungous and has a fairy theme. A winner with every little girl. There are huge bouncy cushions all over the place, swings, digger stations and Amy’s absolute favourite: the potato sack slide. She needs a minimum of ten turns on it and loves each one more than the one before. This time, we managed to coax her off it, though, with the promise of some bread on a stick.
Of course, no visit to Karls Erdbeerhof is complete without visiting the goats. Amy has always been fascinated with them, especially the pregnant ones. So after a good snuggle and a walk around the farm, we were ready for some lunch at the farm shop. I had some schnitzel with fried potatoes and roasted pumpkin and it was super delicious. I hadn’t had pumpkin like that before and I was positively surprised by how nice it was. Much better than the pickled pumpkin I tried at a friend’s house a couple of years ago.
As we visit Karls Erdbeerhof probably at least once a month, we didn’t use all the attractions on the day. It’s really worth a visit, though, and I’ll try to take some pics for you next time. You can ride a tractor, go through a maze, go to the shipyard with aquarium or get rid of excess energy in the soft play area inside. It’s their chocolate workshops and candle-making sessions that are really high on my list, though…