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

Bug Leuven is famous for its historical monuments and picturesque parks. Special entertainment can be found here for tourists with children. There is an excellent amusement park in the city called Provinciaal Domein Kessel-Lo. It will be an ideal place for outdoor activities during the warm season. This park is located on the river bank. It has interesting playgrounds for children, as well as a rope town. Here you can walk along the tension bridges among trees, or arrange a family picnic on the beach. The park is suitable for cycling. It is quite large, so it is not difficult to find a place for a secluded holiday on its territory.
Traditional treats of Leuven are considered pastries, cheese, wine and local beer. These goodies make the national cuisine special and unique. The honorable place of local cuisine is … Open
Nature enthusiasts should definitely take a walk with children in the picturesque Botanical Garden Kruidtuin. In this picturesque botanical garden, you can see a lot of rare plants and flowers. Many of them are planted in the open space during the warm season. A pleasant surprise awaits young visitors in the botanical garden. They will be able to visit a special greenhouse with turtles, and learn a lot of interesting things about these amazing animals. This botanical garden is historic; it was originally founded to grow medicinal herbs. Over time, the garden’s collection was replenished with exotic plants. Today it is one of the most picturesque places in the city.
A great family picnic or bike ride can be arranged in the Sint-Donatuspark. This park is very popular among locals. On its territory, there is a large space with comfortable tables and benches for organizing a picnic. With children, you can walk along the shore of the lake and feed the ducks swimming in it. Also in the park, there is a lot of free space for active games. On the territory of this park, there are several historical sites. Active entertainment can therefore be combined with exciting excursions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Miniature Dylepark is also very popular among tourists with children. This park literally drowns in the abundance of greenery. Its territory is equipped with many beautiful pedestrian bridges and paths. There are also interesting historical buildings here. This park is suitable even for walking with young children. There is always a very calm and peaceful atmosphere on its territory.
Leuven The main museum of Leuven, M - Museum Leuven, will be interesting to visit even young travelers. It occupies a beautiful modern building and has a very interesting collection of works of art and antiquities. On the ground floor, there is a cozy café which offers special sweets which kids will surely like. Also in the museum, there is a well put together terrace from which a magnificent view of the city opens.
The main symbol of Leuven is located in the heart of the city; the old Town Hall, Stadhuis, is a true example of the so-called ‘Flamboyant Gothic.’ Construction of the building began … Open
Walking around shops cannot be called classic children’s entertainment, unless of course, we are not talking about toy stores. In Leuven, there is a rather original store “Tartufo” which is definitely worth a visit with children. It is housed in a beautiful historical building. This shop offers customers a wide selection of sweets and chocolate products. Some sweets and cakes resemble real works of art in their design. In this small shop, you can also buy wonderful sets of chocolates or order a custom designed chocolate dessert. There are no big noisy amusement parks, shopping or entertainment complexes in Leuven, but the choice of places for a quiet family vacation and active entertainment is simply huge.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Leuven and surroundings

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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Leuven
♥   Amusement park 'ZoetWaterPark' Oud-Heverlee, 6.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Walibi Belgium' Wavre, 21 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Expo ’58' Brussels, 25.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Bobbejaanland' Lichtaart, 38.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Circus Bruul' Geel, 40.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Leuven
♥   Water park 'Aqualibi' Wavre, 21 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Océade' Brussels, 25.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' Mol, 50.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Molenheide' Houthalen-Helchteren, 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'AquaMundo Center Parcs De Vossemeren' Lommel, 60.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Leuven and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Aquatopia' , 42.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Dubuisson Aquarium' , 67.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Diergaarde Blijdorp' , 118 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre' Scheveningen, 140.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Burgers Zoo' Arnhem, 150.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Leuven
♥   Zoo 'Planckendael Zoo' Muizen, Mechelen, 18.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Olmen Zoo' Olmen, Mol, 41.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Antwerp Zoo' Antwerp, 42.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Pairi Daiza' Brugelette, Hainaut, 65.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Papegaaienpark NOP' Oerle, 76.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Leuven

Hallerbos Forest

From the series “Stunning Beauty Places of the Earth, Unknown to Tourists”
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 will also show the most interesting places where you can observe the forest inhabitants of the forest from afar. … Read further

Mini-Europe

From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
The park was opened in 1989. Today its area is about 24000 square meters. On this extensive territory the most important sights of 27 European countries were presented. Here, you can see the Arc de Triomphe, the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur, and the Acropolis. You can also be photographed against the backdrop of the miniature Eiffel Tower and the Maestranza arena. … Read further

Atomium

From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
The height of the construction is 102 meters. In the upper sphere of the gigantic atom, the viewing platform and the cozy restaurant, from which the wonderful panorama of the city opens. One of the spheres is specially designed for children. There are colorful recreation and games rooms. If desired, the parents with the children in one of the rooms can spend the whole day and even stay in it. … Read further
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Interesting places to visit with children around Leuven

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Leuven - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Leuven, 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. Leuven for families with children.
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