Holland Day 4
Day 4: The children were up bright and breezy this morning for the 1½ hour journey to Europe’s largest Theme Park called ‘Efteling’. Efteling is a fantasy themed amusement park in Kaatsheuvel where all the attractions are based on elements from ancient myths and legends, fairy tales, fables and folklore. Needless to say, they all had an absolutely amazing time! Another bright and sunny day....perfect weather for exploring the theme park. Many of the children displayed amazing feats of bravery as they attempted rides on rollercoasters for the very first time! A lot of them stepped out of their comfort zone and all were willing to give the rides ‘a go’ and even enjoyed them. One of the rides many embarked on was the brand new roller coaster called ‘The Baron’, which incorporates a vertical drop! The children took a spin on The Teacups, The Flying Dutchman, The Python and The Pirate Ship (not one of my favourites). You’ll be pleased to know they tackled The Pirate Ship before they had their lunch of chicken, sausages and chips. The teachers weren’t too keen on seeing the lunches again. A firm favourite for all was The Piranha. I say for all, but maybe not for poor Mrs Galway, who was tricked into going on to it. You sit in a rubber ring and end up getting soaked as you plummet into the lake at the end. I think she’s finally forgiven the children….and Mr Bradley. Lots of photos of their experience were purchased along with souvenirs. After a thrilling day, it was back to the hotel for a late dinner of even more chips. The children embarked on a relaxing games night of cards and a Mr Bradley quiz. The children are being exceptionally well behaved (like we ever doubted that) and they are all sleeping well.....hopefully they'll do this when they return also! They are off to bed shortly following their diary writing for a good rest before hitting the chair lift tomorrow.