Category: Cool for Kids

Children's Playground, Het Zwin Nature Park, Knokke-Heist, BelgiumHere are a few ideas of places to visit and things to do in Belgium that are suitable and hopefully might be fun for children of various ages. It’s not easy to pick places that are ideal for all ages, so you will have to do some picking and choosing to see what suits your particular family.

Ideas include the Goalmine football museum in Genk, the interactive nature park on the coast at Het Zwin, photographing chipmunks in the forests around Brussels, or some easy walks or cycle routes in the Flemish or Wallonian countryside.

Het Zwin Nature Park, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Het Zwin Nature Park

Het Zwin Nature Park outside Knokke-Heist on the Belgian coast has been completely revamped. It’s a wonderful place to visit to learn about birds, and see them in real life. In the visitor centre you can learn all about bird migration, and then on the nature trail you can see the birds from special observation hides. Highly recommended for kids!

Goalmine Football Museum, Genk

A highly enjoyable museum to visit – especially with football-crazy kids! But you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy this museum. It’s located in FC Genk’s stadium, and heavily features the club’s history. You can even dress up as a Genk supporter!

Tongeren: The oldest town in Belgium

When a town promotes itself as the oldest in Belgium, it’s tempting to wonder how much evidence of this claim is still visible. Visit Tongeren, and its credentials are right in front of you: city walls from the first century, and a Roman archaeological site from the fourth. It’s also got an excellent Gallo-Roman Museum