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Go swimming, have fun at the play structures in the gardens, have an ice cream by the lake and enjoy a family game – you can easily spend the day at Lac de Bambois without getting bored!
You can swim in the lake
There is also a swimming zone for kids
There’s sand, so take buckets with you
And a playground next to the beach
There are 12 gardens with different themes
And there are several play structures in the gardens
Our favorite was the music wall
Different play areas
There are also a few farm animals
The gardens also have some areas that are interesting for kids
And of course just wandering around in the gardens is worth it!
There is also a family game with riddles, where kids need to lift the curse of the lake. It costs EUR 5.50 to get the bag at the reception desk
There are cafés/restaurants near the swimming zone, in the gardens and there is also one across the parking
And you can go fishing in the lake! There are also stages on fishing, see here for more details
*Opening times: open every day 11.00-18.30 on high season, ie April-September, see here for details
*Cost: EUR 3 per person
*You can reserve your tickets here
*There are guided visits
*There are stages offered on nature and on fishing
*You can organize a birthday party there too
*There is a fishing club
*There are cafés/restaurants near the swimming zone, in the gardens and there is also one across the parking
*Mostly accessible by stroller or wheelchair (there is an entrance to the gardens from the parking, otherwise it is not possible to go from the lake to the gardens, as there are steps)
*Dogs are not allowed
*Parking is free, see more details here
About an hour drive from Schuman, Brussels (or 2 hours 40 minutes by public transport)
Railbikes of Molignée
Riding a railbike through the Molignée valley is so much fun with kids – especially if you add the Maredsous abbey!! The railbikes are just 15 minutes away by car from Lac du Bambois
Riding a railbike through the Molignée valley is so much fun with kids – especially if you add the Maredsous abbey!!
The citadel offers a magnificent view of the city of Dinant and the river Meuse; you can reach it by cable car or by climbing 408 steps (!), visit the museums there and enjoy a drink at the terrasse with a panoramic view (and a playground next to it). There is also a boat tour on the Meuse, if you want to see Dinant from water!
Dinant is about half an hour drive from Lac de Bambois (this might be a bit intense for a day trip)
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