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The perfect day for the whole family

Sporting, informative, unique – the attractions for families in East Belgium are diverse and always worth an excursion. Here, it's not difficult to become an adventurer, or to discover nature in exciting ways.

Family excursions in East Belgium 

Let off steam in the adventure playground or climbing park, on a hiking or cycling tour on the Vennbahn, swimming or pedal-boating in the reservoir or, if the weather is bad, watch a film – the possibilities for excursions with children and things worth seeing are very diverse.

There are well maintained playgrounds in most of the larger municipalities. Mini golf is also very popular with children. The leisure centre at Bütgenbach offers a particularly large number of sporting facilities for children of all ages: three climbing gardens (one of which is suitable for children from the age of 8), a climbing wall, rope slides and various different sport programmes from Swingolf to rope skipping. Fun is guaranteed.

For water lovers too, the bathing lakes at Robertville and Bütgenbach have plenty to offer. As well as the pleasure of swimming, visitors can rent pedal boats, kayaks and canoes. If the weather doesn't play along, or if your feet are just tired, there are other destinations available, such as the indoor swimming pools in Bütgenbach, Eupen, Kelmis and St. Vith. In the adventure world Ars Tecnica, model-making dreams come true in an area of 2000 m2, not only for children.

Kalterherberg-Railbike-landscape
Kalterherberg-Railbike-landscape

Fun sport

Families who are looking for excursions with children soon find the right fun sport amenities in East Belgium. A ride on a draisine along the disused railway lines of the Vennbahn, or an excursion by e-scooter through the wild forest landscapes of the region are among the unusual attractions the region offers for children and young people. 

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Vennbahn 036 Töpfereimuseum Raeren©vennbahn

If the weather is bad

Regardless of the weather, there are many attractions for children the whole year round. Alongside the classics such as museums and exhibitions, there are many other attractions which can turn a rainy day into a great experience for the whole family.  

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Buetgenbach Worriken Kletterwand 02(c)Worriken

Leisure centres

Countless leisure activities guarantee great entertainment in East Belgium. Perhaps the weather isn't as good as it might be? No problem, because the leisure centres in East Belgium have appealing amenities to offer, both inside and out. Both the young and the not so young get their money's worth here.

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Robertville Wandern Warchetal 04(c)eastbelgium

Kids on Tour

Beavers in the river valley, animal tracks on the forest floor, a fallen tree trunk – when you're hiking or cycling with children, nature becomes a playground. On the tours for kids, of course, play and fun are at the top of the list, but at the same time, the children can also learn a lot of things worth knowing about the fauna and flora of the region.

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Buetgenbach-Badespaß-landscape

Swimming pools & bathing lakes

In the summer, you can't really have a good holiday without taking a dive into that nice cool water. The unspoiled bathing lakes East Belgium has to offer are a really special experience. And you can enjoy all this without any worries at all, because the quality of the water in Bütgenbach and Robertville is certified with the best possible values year after year. And the region's indoor and outdoor pools also invite you to enjoy a refreshing visit. 

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St Vith Spielplatz 01(c)Daniel Theissen

Playgrounds

They invite children to play, laugh and rediscover the world. In most of the municipalities of the region, there are creative, well equipped playgrounds just waiting to be conquered by those little rascals.

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