Want to keep your kids cute this summer? Ten trips you won’t soon forget | MyGuide

HLN . StoreThe big holiday is approaching! Your children don’t have to study or do their homework for more than eight weeks, but like schools, most youth associations and sports clubs close their doors. I don’t know what to do with this sea of ​​free time? HLN Shop recommends ten fun family outings in our country.

Written by Johnny Hormans, in association with HLN Shop

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rumbling among the trees

For fresh air and a digital detox, take your kids to nature. Do they find walking boring and don’t like staying on the beaten path? Then set them free in the woods of play, like ‘t Vossenhol in Bertem. Here little adventurers can unleash their power without having to constantly tap their fingers. Climbing, swinging, camping, exploring hidden roads and tunnels: anything goes. Bring a picnic for hours of fun.

Jungle play. © Getty Images

Spraying at De Panne

Some water: Babies often don’t need more to stay fresh throughout the day. A day on the Belgian coast is a must, but those who want to go further, visit De Panne to visit Plopsaqua. These theme parks offer the coolest water attractions, such as amazing slides, disco slides with light and sound or a storm pool with high waves. The most daring water rats can free fall from a height of 20 meters on the Sky Drop, but beginners can also experience an abundance of water fun.

Book your tickets for Plopsaqua De Panne here (currently €16.45 instead of €23.50).

Plosaqua De Panne.
Plosaqua De Panne. © HLN . Store

an experience

Do you have a small world at home? Then definitely make a trip to Sparkow! within the agenda. This science amusement park in an old coal mine in Hainaut immerses you in the magical world of science and technology. Your future professor can experiment to your heart’s content and satisfy your hunger for knowledge in the chemistry lab, discovery room filled with optical illusions and during surprising spot workshops.

Here you will find more information about the offer and pricing.

Spark him!
Spark him! © Sparkoh!

Very pleasant

Almost all children are fond of animals. So do not deprive your grandchildren of a trip to the zoo. In ZOO Planckendael, you’ll meet hundreds of animal species from five continents, from cute koalas from Oceania to playful lemurs from Madagascar to the tough American bison. New deliveries make your visit even more festive. For example, the animal paradise just received a baby lemur and three black eagles that came out of the egg.

Click here to buy ZOO Planckendael tickets (now €24.80 instead of €31).

Vulture Monk in Blankendale.
Vulture Monk in Blankendale. © Planckendael ZOO / Jonas Verhulst

Diving into the past

Thrush, is another thing that makes many children’s hearts beat faster. Little Knights and Little Princes deliver you to Alden-Biesen. On the castle grounds, they not only were amazed and let their imaginations run wild. They also put their minds to work while on a “conspiracy” scavenger hunt. Armed with a tablet, you can solve a bloody frightening murder case together.

Book your tickets for The Conspiracy here.

looking for the treasure
Treasure hunt “plot” in Alden-Biesen. © Hugo Thomason

Dolphin Theater

Less well known, but certainly no less interesting, is the Boudewijn Seapark. This Bruges amusement park combines shows of dolphins and sea lions with exciting outdoor attractions such as the Orca Ride roller coaster, The Bouncer Drop and mini golf. You can also enjoy 12 indoor attractions and rejuvenate in the outdoor pool at Bobo’s Aquasplash with its many slides.

Buy your tickets for the Boudewijn Seapark via the HLN Shop at a discount of 26% (now €21 instead of €28.50).

Bowdoin Marine Park.
Bowdoin Marine Park. © Baudouin Seabark

railway bikes

Does your son or daughter have a sky-high energy level? Then let him release that extra energy on a special bike ride along a deserted railway in La Molignée Valley. Up to four people can cycle together on one bike and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. You sign up for a 6, 8 or 14 kilometer route that ends (at best) at the Mardsus Monastery.

Book a rail bike for your cycling adventure here.

Cycling on the railroad to Mardsos.
Rail biking to Mardsos. © Benjamin Brulitt / Walloniebelgietoerisme.be

decisive in consumption

Bad luck with the weather? Then use one of the many museums in our country. Many art temples also offer guided tours for children. For example, during the Ghent festivities, the Museum of Industry offers a dazzling family tour through our consumer and consumer community. Until August 28, children from 5 to 12 years old can play the museum game “Crack de Casa”.

Here you will find more information about exhibition and entry fees.

Get out get out!  In the Ghent Industrial Museum.
Get out get out! In the Ghent Industrial Museum. © rv

Kayaking along the Leie River

If the sun shows itself, you can undoubtedly make your kids happy with a kayak trip. Water jumping together and paddling across the Leie River through the atmospheric ancient city of Ghent. You cruise at your own pace past Gravensteen and other trails or set a course for a more rural environment like the green Sint-Martens-Latem.

Kayak rental here for the whole family.

Kayaking with the whole family.
Kayaking with the whole family. © Getty Images

snow fun

A fun day in the snow in the middle of summer? It is possible at Ice Mountain Adventure Park. You will find two slopes with real snow where you can ski and snowboard. If you prefer to leave your slides lying around, you can also go there to play paintball or a painless game of “gellyball”, suitable for action champs from 6 years old. It is also possible to practice archery and even indoor skydiving.

Ski day in the summer? Click here to buy your daily card through the HLN Shop (now €25.87 instead of €34.50).

The indoor ski slope in Komen has real snow.
The indoor ski slope in Komen has real snow. © Ice Mountain Adventure Park

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