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Ever dream of spending a day in one of the poshest parts of the Belgian coast? Well, we’ve found just the spot for you – Knokke. This coastal gem isn’t just for the sophisticated beachgoer, it’s a family paradise offering a wonderful mix of private playgrounds on the beach, jumping castles, go carts, and much more!

Here’s all you need to know to plan your family visit: jumping castles, kid-friendly restaurants and more are waiting!

In a Nutshell

Where to Stay in Knokke with Kids

Luxury

Hotel Pavillon Du Zoute is a 19th-century villa with a small indoor pool, spa and sauna. Babysitting is available on request.

See photos and availability here

Midrange

Enso District Hotel is a 4-star hotel in the center of Knokke with family rooms and free parking.

See photos and availability here

Hotel Nelson is conveniently located 50m from the seawall with a rooftop terrace and family rooms.

See photos and availability here

Budget

Holiday Village Knokke offers cute bungalows with fully equipped kitchen and a garden with a terrace, and a small playground. It is located 2km from the beach and 500m from the train station.

See photos and availability here

Best Things to Do in Knokke with Kids

Jumping castles

One of our absolute favorites is Kid’s Beach. With locations in both Knokke and Zoute, Kid’s Beach offers a delightful range of fun, from jumping castles to toddler playgrounds, heated pools with water slides, and even electric mini cars! Your little ones will be begging for more. Plus, they also provide accessible public toilets at a small cost.

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There are two locations, Kid’s Beach Knokke and Kid’s Beach Zoute.

Kid’s Beach Knokke: jumping castles and toddler playground only. Exact location here

Kid’s Beach Zoute: jumping castles, jumpping castle water slide with heated pool, electrical mini cars, small playground for toddlers. Exact location here. For more info here is their website

Wooden Wonder: Public Playground

A bit further away, there’s a public playground boasting beautiful wooden structures. Nestled amid nature, this playground provides an alternative to beachside play. The exact location is here.

A Sweet Treat: Ice Cream Stops

What’s a beach day without a luscious scoop of ice cream? We found two fantastic places that will satisfy your sweet tooth – Glacier Post (Zeedijk-Albertstrand 448, 8301 Knokke-Heist), conveniently located near Kid’s Beach Knokke, and Cremerie de la Poste (Zeedijk-Het Zoute 718, 8300 Knokke-Heist), situated close to Kid’s Beach Zoute.

Go-Carts for Rent

For those seeking a bit more speed and excitement, head over to Mike’s for go-cart rentals. It’s an exhilarating way to explore the seaside! You can find it here.

Luxury Beach Bars: Fun and Sun

Fancy a break from all the activity? Try the beach bars Famouz and Collins Club, each offering a small playground and luxurious beach beds for hire.

Though both Famouz and Collin’s are slightly on the pricier side, they offer a unique beach lounging experience.

Kid-Friendly Restaurants: Dining with a Side of Play

After all that activity, you’re bound to work up an appetite. The Maria Siska restaurant, just a short distance from Kid’s Beach Zoute, is a perfect spot. It offers a fabulous playground and a terrace right next to it, so you can relax while the kids continue their play.

Keep in mind that it is a high-end restaurant and you need to reserve in advance.
Zoutelaan 177, 8300 Knokke-Heist
+32 50 60 17 64

Tip
Go when the cherries have blossomed!!

Restaurant De Zes Bochten has both an indoor and an outdoor playground.
Nieuwstraat 127, 8300 Knokke-Heist
+32 50 66 65 76

Along the coast, there are several high-end beach bars that offer drinks and snacks/food, and have a playground for the kids, like Famouz and Collin’s mentioned above.

Bad Weather? No Problem!

In case the weather decides to play spoilsport, don’t fret. Knokke has you covered with an indoor pool complex with a play area for kids – the perfect wet-weather alternative. You can find more details here.

Social Media Trails: Walk, Cycle, and Explore

Ready for a truly 21st-century adventure? Knokke has social media-themed walking and cycling routes, perfect for the Instagram-loving teens, the business-focused LinkedIn user, or the playful Snapchatters in your family. Check out the trails and download the maps to get started.

  • Instagram route: 7.5km, takes you around the most instagrammable spots in Knokke. You can download the plan here
  • TikTok route: cycling 17.9km, takes you along the most playful spots of Knokke. You can download the plan here
  • LinkedIn route: cycling 20km, for those interested in business. You can download the plan here
  • Strava tour: cycling 70km for the sporty ones. You can download the plan here
  • Snapchat route: walking 7km route with playful and artistic spots. You can download the plan here

Accessibility and Facilities

Knokke is stroller-friendly and wheelchair-friendly, so everyone can join in on the fun. Public toilets can be found at the culture center, making for a hassle-free day out.
Cultuurcentrum Knokke-Heist
Maxim Willemspad 1, 8300 Knokke-Heist

Parking

Underground private parking (close to Kid’s Beach Zoute)
Interparking Knokke – Parking Minigolf
Sparrendreef 103, 8300 Knokke-Heist

Knokke is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes drive from Schuman, Brussels. So grab your beach gear and embark on an unforgettable family day out. See you in Knokke!

Extend Your Day: Extra Excursions

Zwin Nature Park

If you’re looking to extend your trip, why not combine your day in Knokke with a visit to the Zwin Nature Park, an interactive bird-watching park, or take a beautiful 5km hike around Zwin in the dunes?

Read more: Zwin Nature Park

De Zeven Torentjes

If farm animals are more your kids’ speed, De Zeven Torentjes in Bruges is a fantastic kid’s farm where they can pet animals and play.

Read more: De Zeven Torentjes

More along the Coast

De Haan

De Haan is one of the best towns on the Belgian coast and there are tons of things to do with kids. Here are the best family activities in De Haan and where to stay with kids.

Read more: De Haan

Middelkerke

Middelkerke is a great spot for family fun on the Belgian coast. Here are the best things to do in Middelkerke and where to stay with kids.

Read more: Middelkerke

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