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Family holidays with children in Belgium - attractions and entertainment

You will find it convenient to relax with the whole family in Belgium because the country offers a variety of leisure options for both adults and children. You should not restrict yourself to walks and shopping only. Water Parks, Amusement parks and Interactive museums will take your breath away and the imagination of children and adults alike. Incredible rides and interesting exhibits will make the journey many times more fun. Combining pleasant and useful activities, fun and learning, you can have a holiday that every family member would like to repeat. Therefore, you can safely take the little ones on the trip – Belgium is waiting for guests of all ages with open arms and lots of pleasant surprises.
As in any other European country, there are many shops, markets, shopping centers and boutiques in Belgium. Guests of the country will easily get into …
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When choosing an amusement park, it is best to opt for “Walibi Belgium”. It is located near Brussels and is one of the largest parks of its kind in the country. Guests will find more than three dozen rides here for adults and children. The young ones will enjoy the merry-go-rounds, dragon boat, riding a small train and much more. The park offers many adventures for the whole family, for example, walks along the river. In addition, there are extreme rides here too. You can grab a snack at one of several restaurants situated here, and the park proposes you visit its 4D cinema. “Aqualibi”, an aqua park with a large collection of water slides, a pool with artificial waves, hot pools and a children’s area, awaits lovers of swimming.
The amusement park “Bellewaerde” located near Ypres, offers ridiculously dramatic entertainment on a fast river, conquering heights on exciting rides, a swift descent from a water slide, trips on small cars and trains, and even a meeting with real tigers and lemurs. “Plopsaland De Panne” is located in De Panne. For almost twenty years of its existence, this park has become one of the favorite amusement spots of the Belgians. Shows are often held here, and you can reserve a place for festivities (for example, children’s birthday parties), and the wonderful attractions rarely leave anyone feeling indifferent. What could be more exciting than playgrounds, roller coasters, chatting with horses? Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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“LAGO Lier De Waterperels” in Lier is more of a wonderful public swimming pool than a full-fledged water park. However, you can spend a few hours here without noticing how time flies by. Within the territory of the park, there are two outdoor pools, an indoor sports pool, a sauna, two children’s pools, a “lagoon” with warm water and a water slide, a large water slide for lovers of extreme sports, a terrace and a cafe. One of the most popular parks in Belgium is called “Zilvermeer”. It is located in the Mol and offers the opportunity not only to have fun in the water but also to spend the night in one of the cozy and comfortable guest houses on its territory. An excellent restaurant, plenty of space for walking and cycling, and a clean beach makes this place something more than just a water park.
It may seem difficult for tourists to pick out one from a variety of Belgian museums, especially those that will be suitable for children. Whatever your choice, there is one museum in Belgium that is definitely worth a visit. This is the Museum for Old Techniques in Grimbergen, which has been operating as an educational center for more than thirty years. Indeed, this place is more than just a museum. In addition to the permanent exhibitions devoted to woodwork, blacksmithing, and bread making, there is an attic for children from the ages of 3 to 12 years old. Here they are invited to participate in building and creating things by themselves. They can also play music and express themselves in other ways. The museum also has workshops for adults.
Belgium is not the most popular country for tourism. However, there are wonderful hotels and motels here, some of which are unusual and unique. The …
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In Mechelen, tourists will find a wonderful Technopolis, ready to offer adults and children an incredible amount of activities. Sports, science, and technology are the main directions of this research center. Here you can build a house, learn a lot of new things about the human body and animals, work as a baker, discover the interesting properties of light, and see real robots.
Children and teenagers will definitely enjoy visiting the Euro Space Center in Redu. Here education goes hand in hand with entertainment. Adults and children will enjoy movies about space and technology, and interesting modern exhibits. Also in the center, there is a moonwalk simulator. It will be interesting to walk through the beautiful Castle of Bouillon, which took its name from the city of Bouillon, where it is located. This is a fortress of the Middle Ages, where you can stroll while enjoying the undisturbed atmosphere of the semi-dark rooms. Performances with birds of prey are held here, as well as guided tours with torches.
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Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in Belgium
♥   Zoo 'Antwerp Zoo' Antwerp. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Bellewaerde' Ieper. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Le Monde Sauvage' Aywaille. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Olmen Zoo' Olmen, Mol. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Pairi Daiza' Brugelette, Hainaut. On the map   Photos
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions in Belgium
♥   Water park 'AquaMundo Center Parcs De Vossemeren' Lommel. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'AquaMundo Center Parcs Erperheide' Peer. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' De Haan. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Aqualibi' Wavre. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Duinenwater' Knokke-Heist. On the map   Photos
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Amusement parks in Belgium
♥   Amusement park 'Bellewaerde' Ypres. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Bobbejaanland' Lichtaart. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Boudewijn Seapark' Bruges. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Circus Bruul' Geel. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Euro Space Center' Transinne. On the map   Photos
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Aquariums in Belgium
♥   Aquarium 'Aquatopia' . On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'Dubuisson Aquarium' . On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre' Blankenberge. On the map   Photos

Pictureque places in Belgium

Dinner In The Sky

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Another great way to enjoy delicious dishes on the heights - to book a table at the popular Brussels Dinner Dinner in the Sky. This open-air restaurant is a small platform with transparent canopy which has the height of 50 meters. Once the platform can receive 22 visitors. The guests are served by 4 employees of the restaurant - the waiter, the cook, the security man and the musician.

The original restaurants, where you can dine in heaven, was opened in 2006 and has been incredibly popular since the first days. At the moment there are similar restaurants in the other European cities, but Belgian dinner in the Sky remains the most popular and famous among them.

Despite the impressively high prices, the restaurant has never lacked the customer. To book the platform for a few hours, you … Read all

Hallerbos Forest

From the series “Stunning Beauty Places of the Earth, Unknown to Tourists”
In Belgium you can also find the strange and little known sights. Such attractions include the fairytale Hallerbos forest. The extensive beech forest, whose surface is 5.5 sq km, is a fairytale because of the wild hyacinths. In the second half of April, these wondrous flowers with the blue bells cover the forest like a lush colorful carpet, forming a beautiful contrast with the young green leaves. The forest looks magical. Most tourists strive to visit it at the end of April or the beginning of May.

Most people who visit the Blue Forest Hallerbos are the locals. This natural sight is not so well known among foreign guests. The travelers, who want to visit the fabulous forest next spring, are to take a trip accompanied by the guide. It does not help to get lost in the unknown forest, and … Read all
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Top cities of Belgium for children

Brussels
To visit Brussels and fail to attend the local Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate is an unforgivable mistake for tourists with children and all sweet tooths. This thematic museum features a very interesting and informative exhibition that is dedicated to the process of making chocolate back in the time of Maya. In addition to an educating excursion, guests of the museum are welcome to attend fascinating master classes, during which they will be able to see how masters work and even learn how to make … Read more
Brugge
A visit to the Chocolate Museum (Choco Story) will be a wonderful continuation of your exploration of delicious Belgian chocolate. The museum is located in one of the most beautiful historic buildings of the city. Visitors to the museum will learn how cocoa beans are grown and how chocolate is cooked. Choco Story exhibits an interesting collection of items, all of which, as it’s not hard to guess, are made of chocolate. Moreover, the museum regularly hosts various interesting master classes … Read more
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Travellers, who are keen on observing the underwater life, are recommended to visit the Aquatopia Aquarium that is located in a historic two-story building. Inside the building there are absolutely stunning large aquariums of different size and shapes, where visitors will see colorful exotic fish, sea horses, finger fish and even sharks. While in Aquatopia, don’t forget to walk in the tunnel aquarium that never ceases to fascinate both children and adults. Interesting thematic events take … Read more
Oostende
On a rainy day, a great entertainment center to check out with a family is Lunapark Reflex. It is very big and beautiful, and everyone can choose entertainment to their liking here. The center features many halls with arcade machines, as well as interesting game simulators and a board games zone. Visitors will have the opportunity to diversify fun games by tasting specialties in a cafe. In this center, there are suitable game areas even for the smallest ones. Kinepolis Oostende enjoys … Read more
Gent
Museum for the History of Sciences is one of the most interesting culture facilities, which are recommended for families. As it’s not that simple to find this museum, it is visited by not many travelers. However, the collection of historic and natural science artifacts present in the museum is simply unique. There is a special excursion for children, during which they will learn a lot of new and interesting about the history of the city, look at ancient inventions and even watch how some of … Read more
Spa
There are no slides, large artificial waves, or other entertainment, familiar to visitors of water parks. If your child likes to be in the water, knows how to swim well and quietly has fun without the company of peers, you can spend time together in the healing waters of large pools on the first floor. Keep in mind that it's pretty deep here. So if the child doesn't swim very well, it is better to look for other opportunities for joint leisure. For example, you can walk the town streets. It … Read more
Liege
The city has a lot of interesting entertainment centers. Golfing enthusiasts are popular with the center Goolfy. As the principle entertainment, the center offers visitors courses for playing mini-golf of various degrees of complexity, among them suitable ones will be found even for children. The center is characterized by original colorful decoration in a tropical style. It has an outstanding café and comfortable recreation areas. Another attractive place for family recreation is the … Read more
Kortrijk
Together with kids, it will be interesting to visit such a complex as Magdalena Zwembad. Not only pools but also water rides are available here so each family member will certainly enjoy the time spent here. A swimming pool can be found in Magdalenapark. Here you can have a good time enjoying leisurely walking or picnicking - of course, all family members participate. Even though there are no playgrounds on the territory, kids will still like spending fun time with their families. While adults … Read more

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