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.

Zoutleeuw tower

A day – or longer – in Zoutleeuw

First of all, let’s deal with its strange name. Zoutleeuw. Does it originate from the times when lions (leeuwen) with a taste for salt (zout) roamed the hills of Limburg? Not at all. Until the 16th century the village was simply called Leeuw. Disappointingly, it has nothing to […]

Count your garden birds

Next weekend – February 1&2 – it’s that time of the year again. It’s time to count your garden birds, at least if you live in Belgium, although many countries now hold an annual garden birds census. I’ve written earlier about how you can count your birds here. […]

Wijngaardberg in the winter

I know I’ve written about the Wijngaardberg near Leuven before (here), but that was back in July, and you may be thinking it’s only suitable for a summer walk. On the contrary, this is a lovely place to visit in the winter, and is therefore ideal for a […]

Snow and Ice Festival Belgium 2016

  2016 UPDATE: It’s not in Bruges this year but in Hasselt: Ice Magic Hasselt: November 19 – 8 January 2017 From Hasselt to Antarctica… the coldest place on earth! The theme is Antarctica, the coldest place on earth. It features the adventures of Adrien de Gerlache, who […]

Reptile Rescue Center, Houtave

Here’s an idea for an afternoon out with the kids with a difference. A visit to Belgium’s first ever Reptile Rescue Center, which recently opened. Its aims are to rehabilitate reptiles that are injured or unwanted – and provide much needed education into how to care for a […]