After Jacopo’s 100th request to go to Leolandia, we organized a day at the Lombard fun park during Halloween weekend, renamed (for obvious reasons) HalLEOween !!
On the 30th of October, therefore, armed with witch hats, pumpkin shaped bags and a headband with ghosts (obviously for me) we reach Leolandia, which during the “night of witches” has been set in full Halloween mood with lots of pumpkins, ghosts, warlock and steaming pots.
WHERE – HOW – WHEN
Leolandia Amusement Park is located in Capriate San Gervasio, 17 km from Bergamo and just over 15km from Orio al SerioAirport
The park is equipped with a car park (car and caravan) for a cost of € 5,00 a day(for cars).
Alternatively, you can leave your car at the mall’s free parking or at the freeway parking lot (N.B. Mc Donald’s parking has 1 / 1.5 hour rest limit, surely not enough to enjoy the park).
The entrance fee depends on the day you decide to visit the park and, for children, according to the height (up to 90 cm high the ticket is free)
There are, however, some tips to spend less, like, for example, buying a fixed-term ticket (online directly from the site), possibly some days in advance.
For those who travel many miles to please their children, packages (including on the park website) are also available (including hotel stay).
On these packages and on the hotels we can not say anything, as considered the proximity to the park, we went back to our cottage the same day (ps Jacopo slept twelve hours straight, which was so extraordinary that I got up 4/5 times to check that he wasn’t sick).
“And if it rains?” For those who bought the ticket and visited the park on a rainy day it’s possible to return for free to give families the opportunity to live out their extraordinary day.
OPENING TIME – LUNCH BREAK
Opening hours of Leolandia amusement park is from 10am to 6pm (Mon-Sat-Sun), with special opening times for special events or holidays.
As far as the lunch break is concerned, the park has many refreshment points (sooner or later the most irriducible children stop, instantly developing a wolf-like appetite!).
There are numerous bars and restaurants with a selection of seasonal dishes and gluten free menus for special needs.
In addition, for packed lunch lovers, there are two picnic areas where you can eat your meal, as well as spread over several areas in the park, baby bottle warmers and microwave ovens for the tiniest of kids.
New mothers can also benefit from 7 nurseries for nursing, changing nappies, or just resting!
However, on the park web site you can check timetables and individual events of the day.
Peppa Pig’s World
Leolandia Amusement Park is basically divided into two large areas, the first on the right of the main entrance, dedicated to the youngest.
In this area we find, in fact, the world of Peppa Pig, an area entirely devoted to the piggy so loved by children, as much as hated by parents.
Here we find the perfect reconstruction of the house of the Pig family, Mr Bull‘s yard, the legendary Father Pig’s red car and the famous mud puddles (fake in the winter months).
Needless to say, fun is assured; Jacopo looked like a mad ball, jumping left and right.
At the end of the tour (both at home and at the yard) you can take a picture with Peppa and her brother George.
Masha and the Bear
Beyond Peppa Pig’s area, you reach the section dedicated to Masha and Bear.
Here we find the ambulance and the eternally hungry wolves.
At the Fattoria Theater you can watch the show “Sing and dance with Masha and Bear” (in different time throughout the day), during which adults and children are allowed to carry the rhythm of the most beautiful cartoon songs.
Even in this case at the end of the show, whoever wants, can take a picture with the cute characters of the Soviet cartoon.
Close to the area dedicated to Masha and Bear is a real farm with goats, cows, hens.
What can we say … anyone who has to do with a child aged between two and six knows very well that the kids in their PJs are pretty much everywhere, becoming children’s favorite cartoon (in fact, the good old Mickey Mouse is hacked like a bee).
On Palco Italia, the most famous troupe of heroes makes its entrance making children hysterical (it is said that pacifiers or dummies and plush animals have been thrown on the stage .. The envy of Woodstock groupies).
At the end of the show, during which the super PJs Mask show off their super powers, we all head for the queue to take a picture!
And we did it twice, as the first time around, Jacopo could not make the picture with his favorite pajamas, Gekko, so we waited for the next show and related queue to take a photo with the green PJ Mask … and I must say that it was worth it !!
The second large area of Leolandia is dedicated to the rides, in all 40 between rides and attractions.
Access is regulated by the baby height, but if you want to accompany your little ones there are no restrictions on the rides (except for the most reckless ones).
Jacopo has tried them all with me or Pierluigi.
Nice experience is the ride on the Thomas & Friends train, the nice blue locomotive accompanies you in a playful park tour.
Shows and Animations
Leolandia also means shows and animations for the whole family.
I would highly recommend that you attend one of the shows that take place in the Leo Arena.
We attended the “Secret Castle” Halloween theme (of course).
A turbine of emotions, lights, and costumes that has enchanted us the entire time.
Noteworthy are also the various shows that take place in various areas of the park at different times of the day.
Leolandia is undoubtedly a park designed and built for the fun of children, they are the target of the park (rightfully so) but with an attentive eye toward the needs of parents who for a few hours can put aside thoughts and responsibilities, going back to being kids while having fun with their children.