Ever since a friend told me about a park in the south of Styria I have been wanting to go. It is about 40 min car ride from here. Today we had the overly energetic idea of riding bikes to the trainstation, board the train with our bikes and then go to Ehrenhaussen get off the train and then ride our bikes to the Gamlitz Gross Motor Park a few miles from the train station. The kids were in the bike trailer. It was sun and blue skies in Graz when we left, about three stations later the grey and the fog was everywhere. We still had a great day though and if my kids do not sleep well after that, I do not know.
First of all, if you ever come to Styria, this is a must go to place. With or without kids. It is a gross motor park (apparently the largest in Europe), and it is located around a little lake. All around the lake are stations where you practice different gross motor skills. Climbing, jumping, swinging, balancing etc.
Secondly it is free. Does not cost anything!
Thirdly it is really big but so many different stations that it really does not matter if it is crowded.
With that said, warning for picture overload!
A balancing beam, also set on springs to add more difficulty. It also had different little steps on it like wider/narrower, a part where longer steos were needed, some mini stairs etc.