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11 tips for a great autumn holiday with the kids at the Belgian Coast!

Hard to believe that the autumn break has come around already! Stuck for ideas to keep your offspring entertained? Not to worry, with so much going on at the Belgian Coast, boredom isn’t an option!

Check out our tips below!

Kindervoetjes neuzen in de duinen in De Panne tijdens de herfstvakantie aan zee
1. Little kids nosing about in the dunes

Exploring nature during the autumn break. Listening, feeling, tasting... discovering nature in all its glory. The children get to look for rabbits and insects in the Oosthoek dunes until they are fit to drop. On 01/11/2018


Virtual Reality in Abdijmuseum Ten Duinen in Koksijde-Oostduinkerke
2. Virtual Reality at the Ten Duinen Abbey Museum

The minute you don your VR glasses in Abbey Museum Ten Duinen you will find yourself travelling back in time to 1490. Admire the church’s glorious architecture and browse the stunningly illustrated manuscripts of the time. The medieval abbey has an epic story to tell, made lifelike thanks to virtual reality.


Met de kinderen naar de kinderboerderij de Lenspolder in Nieuwpoort aan de Kust
3. A visit to Kinderboerderij De Lenspolder (pet farm)

Join in on the many activities pet farm De Lenspolder organises for kids on the farm or the beach, or check out the stunning walkway. And as you might have guessed, no shortage of ducks, goats, donkeys... to admire!


meisje op snowboard in indoorpiste met instructeur
4. Middelkerke - Indoor skicenter Topfit

For everyone wanting to brush up on their skiing or snowboarding skills while the little ones slide down the slopes or spend their time in the indoor playground.

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Evenement Er was eens... in Oostende tijdens de herfstvakantie aan zee
5. Once upon a time...

To mark the autumn break, Leopoldpark in Ostend will be miraculously transformed into a stunning fairy-tale world. Elves, trolls, princes, princesses... they all come to life. Every day there are cool street acts, theatre performances, workshops, storytelling sessions...

The nocturne on 31 October is an event not to be missed.


6. Bredene - Pitch & Putt

How about a round of pitch & putt in Bredene? A great family activity with buckets of fun into the bargain! Who always manages to hit the ball and who is worse than useless?

Not only in Bredene, but all along the Belgian Coast there are great pitch & putt courses awaiting your discovery.


de sierk
7. Fun in family park De Sierk

In De Sierk, children not only get to practise their diabolo skills, ride a unicycle in a real circus tent but even get to dangle from trapezes and show off their funambulatory skills on the tightrope course. Spoilt for choice in other words!


8. The under and above water world

Sea Life Blankenberge, with its stunning water world, remains an absolute topper at the Belgian Coast. There isn’t a child, young or old, that fails to marvel at the stunning creatures living and enjoying life on and in the water. Creatures in all shapes and colours make for hours of viewing pleasure. Dare you to pet a skate! Or make your acquaintances with the wacky Humboldt penguins, playful otters and imposing sea lions in the large outdoor area.


De wondere waterwereld ontdekken met de kinderen in Sea Life Blankenberge
Last call to embark van de duikboot in Seafront Zeebrugge
9. The Last Call...

Don’t miss out on your final chance to visit the Foxtrot!

The Russian submarine is about to retire for good. Last call in other words for anyone who has always wanted to find out for himself how harsh life on a submarine really is.

Register for 'Mission Foxtrot' on 28 October and don’t miss out on your last opportunity to get drafted into the Russian Marine. September '62, the Cold War is at its height and there’s a dangerous mission ahead... Don’t forget to register!


Het Herfstparcours in het Zwin Natuur Park in Knokke-Heist - foto van
10. Autumn trail in the Zwin Nature Reserve.

The Zwin Nature Reserve will once again be pulling out all the stops for the autumn break. The theme huts have an exciting programme in store with plenty of (learning) fun, from workshops where you learn how to make bird food chains, guided tours, a fresh and saltwater lab...

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Griezelen tijdens Halloween aan de Kust
11. Even at the seaside, Halloween will make your hair stand on end

The place is awash with witches, trolls, ghosts... During Halloween, even the Belgian Coast is crawling with ghouls and ghosts. Numerous fun activities and events that will send shivers down your spine. Are you brave enough to defy them?