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Hautes Fagnes boasts beautiful nature throughout the year – especially in winter. It is the highest point in Belgium, so this is where there is snow for sure (provided it has snowed in Belgium). Here are some of the best places to visit, kids-friendly hotels and restaurants at Hautes Fagnes as well as activities in the area to make the most out of your family visit
How to dress kids for winter
Read our guide on the best winter clothes for kids, the best materials, clothing guide according to temperature, and tips on dressing your kids for cold weather
How to dress kids for winter and our tried and tested winter clothes recommendations
€€€€ Hotel Haus Tiefenbach has an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, and a small playground. See photos, reviews, and availability here
€€€ Hotel des Bains & Wellness Spa features an indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and a sauna. See photos, reviews, and availability here
€€ Daft Hotel has an indoor swimming pool, and spa, and they light the fire pit every evening. See photos, reviews, and availability here
Kids-friendly restaurants and playgrounds
Here is a selection of restaurants with a playground and playgrounds you can visit with kids at Hautes Fagnes
Maison du Parc-Botrange
As mentioned right above, Maison du Parc-Botrange also has a restaurant and an outdoor playground, as well as a small museum with nature-themed exhibitions
Peak Beer is a brasserie with a playground
Belgium Peak Beer
Rte de Botrange 123, 4950 Sourbrodt
There is also a small playground in Malmedy and many options to eat around there. Next to the playground, there is mini golf
Pl. de la Fraternité 7, 4960 Malmedy
If you are looking last-minute to buy a sled, check the toy store Domino in Malmedy. Check before going if there is stock!
Chemin-Rue 43, 4960 Malmedy
Where to go
Signal de Botrange is the highest point in Benelux and the starting point of many hikes and cross-country ski trails. There is a restaurant there and you can rent sleds and skis too (for cross-country skiing)
Mont Rigi is great for a hike and to build a snowman in winter
Baraque Michel is a beautiful piece of nature, where many hiking and cross-skiing trails start
Cascade du Bayehon is the second biggest waterfall in Belgium! There are many trails that include it – or you can just take the shortcut to see the waterfall
At Maison du Parc-Botrange there is a restaurant and a nice playground outdoors, as well as a small museum with temporary nature-themed exhibitions. The museum is kids-oriented and pretty small, perfect for a short break from spending the day in the snow!
Around Hautes Fagnes
Ovifat is a ski center with great view and a sledding slope
You can visit the Rheinhardstein castle or see it from different angles with a 6km hike!
Promenade de la Hoëgne is a beautiful hike along the river Hoëgne, crossing it many times with little bridges
Trôs-Marets is a great hike in the forest and along the river. There is a difficult part where you are holding a rope to go over rocks, so might be best with older kids. There is a playground at the start of the cyclical trail
Weywertz is a ski piste with two small slopes for sledding
Xhoffraix is a small village with cross-country skiing/hiking trails
Hockai offers cross-country routes that are also open to hiking
Le Monde d’Arwen offers pony riding and stages near Malmedy
Here’s a list of the best snow spots in Belgium categorized into fun for kids, sledding, skiing, hiking, to make sure you get the most out of your family winter holiday. We’ve added tons of practical tips such as kids-friendly hotels and restaurants, and how to know where there’s snow. So bundle up, grab your skis and get ready to explore some of the best snow spots in Belgium with your family!
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