All year round, we look forward to beach walks, terrace barbecues, long swims in the pool and family outings! With summer vacations just around the corner, it's a good time to list the country's best theme parks. And don't forget to fasten your seatbelts, because we take you on a crazy ride!
THEME PARKS :
Walibi Belgium: Get your fill of thrills
Located just a 30-minute drive from Brussels, Walibi is the country's flagship amusement park! If you don't already know Walibi, you'll find over 40 attractions, each more breathtaking than the last. Among the best-known are the famous wild river, the Radja River, the bloodthirsty rollercoaster, the Vampire and many others. The park is also associated with the Aqualibi water park. Toboggans, wave pools and buoy rides are available for an unforgettable time with family and friends. Between Walibi and Aqualibi our hearts sway. Which will you choose for your next outing?
Plopsaland: Discover the world of Maya the bee
Plopsaland is an amusement park located in the municipality of De Panne in West Flanders. Renowned for its bee mascots and theme park, it's the perfect place to spend a family day with children. Fun activities and nature experiences are on offer every day at Plopsaland. And if you're a thrill-seeking parent, we've got just the thing for you. The Ride to Happiness roller coaster, in collaboration with the Tomorrowland festival, and the Anubis roller coaster are guaranteed to thrill! And for those who don't live in the region, Plopsa parks are dotted all over Belgium, much to our delight!
Bellewaerde: The 3 in 1 theme park
Is there such a thing as a 3-in-1 leisure park? The answer is yes! What makes the Flemish Bellewaerde park so special is that it combines an amusement park, a water park and a zoo in a single facility. Divided into several zones named by country, the park is a real place of life for all visitors passing through Ypres, thanks in particular to its animal park and kids park. The flowerbeds and fountains are sure to convince you to spend a lovely family day at Bellewaerde Park this summer!
Bobbejaanland: Once upon a time... in Lichtaart
Bobbejaanland takes you from the world of dragons to the Wild West of cowboys in just a few steps! Stroll through the 4 universes developed in this theme park: Adventure Valley, Cowboy Town, Kinderland and Land of Legends. Take advantage of the shows and 40 attractions on offer at Bobbejaanland during the vacations or all year round!
NATURE PARKS :
Aventure Parc: Bring out the Tarzan in you
Take a breath of fresh air at Wavre's Aventure Parc! Twenty-odd accrobranch courses await you there, with the sole aim of having maximum fun. For the more adventurous, the park also boasts a zip line with bends and a bungee jumping area, enough to make thrill-seekers dream. Another special feature of the park is its interactive laser game in the heart of nature, the perfect activity for groups of friends. In short, Aventure Parc is a place to enjoy and escape at the same time, in the magical setting of Bois de Beumont!
Pairi Daiza: For all animal lovers
Designated Belgium's best zoological park, Pairi Daiza is home to over 7,000 animals of 800 different species. Located in the province of Hainaut, the park covers 65 hectares, inviting visitors to travel to 5 continents. Behind the creation of this park lies a real desire to support the animal cause, notably through the Pairi Daiza Foundation, animal sponsorship and invitations to become a volunteer. Tour the globe in a day through the 8 magnificent worlds of the Pairi Daiza park!
CULTURAL PARKS :
Atomium: A must-see in Brussels
Designed for the Brussels World's Fair in 1958, the Atomium is an absolute must. The national emblem of the Belgian capital, this edifice represents an elementary iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times, no less! Inside, a stroll through the various atoms leads you to discover a futuristic world and cultural exhibits sure to pique your curiosity. Its unique shape and incredible view of the city of Brussels attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year!
Mini-Europe : Embark on an express tour of Europe
Discover the countries of Europe and their many historical and architectural treasures with Mini-Europe! Just a stone's throw from the Atomium, this park showcases the continent's most famous monuments in miniature. Faithful reproductions of the original monuments provide a true-to-life experience. A perfect activity for the whole family, thanks to a range of activities including the eruption of Mount Vesuvius! A human-scale spectacle not to be missed on your next visit to the capital.
Now there's no shortage of activities to keep you busy during the vacations (with or without the kids). We hope you'll enjoy this article and have the most wonderful vacation this summer! Don’t forget to use sunscreen when you’ll be in the rollercoaster :)
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