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Mainau - Flower Island
The girls are on holiday this week, and today they wanted to visit 'Flower Island' (or Mainau Island as it is more officially known!). http://www.inselmainau.net/ This place is just fabulous.
There’s a lot to appeal to everyone, and would be a perfect place to visit if you have varying age groups in your party. I can see us returning next time the grandparents are over.
The first thing we saw was this giant flower made of little flowers. Sofie thought this was just about the cleverest idea ever. We arrived early (it might be the holidays, but the kids are still up and ready to go at 6am), and spent the first hour of our visit in the kids play area.
To be honest, with 2 energetic kids, it was worth going for the park alone, and arriving early meant we had pretty much the whole place to ourselves. The girls loved the rafts, and the sensory stuff, and the climbing opportunities, and pretty much everything about it. Plus, despite my reservations, no one actually fell into the water - always a huge (and unexpected) bonus!
But eventually they were keen to go and explore the gardens, so we set off. We looked at flowers, we smelt flowers, we explored secret paths, and we liked the all the animals made of flowers. We ate a flower themed picnic lunch under a tree.
So if you happen to be passing by Mainau (just outside of Constance, on the Swiss German border), the girls and I highly recommended a visit.