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Family trip to Gent with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Gent - Korenlei There are many interesting sports and entertainment centers in Ghent, which will be exciting to visit for a whole family. Travelers with small children are recommended to head to beautiful amusement center named Pretland Gent that has a great choice of colorful playgrounds for kids. The majority of these playgrounds are absolutely safe even for toddlers. Small children will surely like colorful rides and playgrounds with countless toys, and afterwards the whole family can relax in a cozy café, which tables are installed nearby.
Excellent textile factories have made Ghent internationally famous. Gorgeous fabrics, which have been produced in the city during several hundred years, are exceptionally valued by many … Open
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 them work.
School age children may be pleased to visit another museum – the privately owned “The World of Kina: The House”, which is distinguished by a very colorful décor. This museum exhibits interesting collections of insects that live in different parts of the world with a collection of tropical butterflies being the most popular. Copyright
Every traveler should definitely make a walk through the historic center of the city. The district has retained numerous old buildings and beautiful squares. This district of Ghent is closed … Open
Those, who like active pastime in the open air, have an amazing opportunity to make an unforgettable boat ride in Ghent. Children will be thrilled with a refreshing ride on Ghent canals in a boat. During such an excursion, vacationers will be also able to see the most interesting landmarks of the city. As a rule, participants of such excursions are provided with special blankets and umbrellas to make the boat ride as comfortable as possible. Such famous attractions as Gravensteen Castle and Ghent waterfront look completely new from the waterside view, so the ride will be memorable for the whole family.
Het Graslei, Gent The immediate vicinity of Ghent also has much to offer to travelers – there are several awesome parks, some of which are ideal for serene relaxation while others are perfect for active pastime. Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve is considered one of the most picturesque places of the region. The reserve keeps attracting numerous travelers who wish to see rare birds. Children will be fond of such an entertainment as they can watch various birds in their natural habitat and see interesting nature attractions. It’s simple to reach Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen, so even travelers with small kids can safely head for an excursion there.
Ghent is calm and harmonious city, which is simply perfect for a family holiday. Boat trips on the canals of the city are the favorite pastime of tourists. During such ride you can see many … Open
When the weather permits, guests of Ghent enjoy Blaarmeersen, Sports and Recreation Park. There is a wonderful sand beach in the territory of the park that is perfectly suitable for families with small children. Moreover, there are numerous sports and playgrounds for children nearby. Blaarmeersen, Sports and Recreation Park is a wonderful place, where one can easily spend a whole day, enjoying action-oriented games and various outdoor activities.
Travelers with school age children are advised to attend Ghent University Botanical Garden, which is open in the territory of Ghent University. The garden features a very unusual design – there are several interesting pavilions there, such as the pavilion with an artificial pond and water lilies, and special pavilions with rare plants, insects, and birds. The open space of the garden is perfect for unhurried walks as there are comfortable trails and bridges for visitors.
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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Gent
♥   Amusement park 'Boudewijn Seapark' Bruges, 38.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Expo ’58' Brussels, 46.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Mini Mundi' Middelburg, 48 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Bellewaerde' Ypres, 58.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Deltapark Neeltje Jans' vrouwenpolder, 65 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Gent
♥   Water park 'Duinenwater' Knokke-Heist, 44.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Océade' Brussels, 46.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' De Haan, 52.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' Oostduinkerke, 71.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aqualibi' Wavre, 72.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Gent and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre' Blankenberge, 50 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Aquatopia' , 52 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Diergaarde Blijdorp' , 109.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre' Scheveningen, 123.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Gent
♥   Zoo 'Antwerp Zoo' Antwerp, 52 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Pairi Daiza' Brugelette, Hainaut, 53.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Planckendael Zoo' Muizen, Mechelen, 56 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Bellewaerde' Ieper, 58.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Diergaarde Blijdorp' Rotterdam, 109.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Gent - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Gent, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Gent for families with children. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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