Nature preserve Ter Heide

Nature preserve Ter Heide

-A sandy beach by the shallow lake and a terrasse with a playground next to it makes this spot perfect for families. There are also deer at the other side of the lake. And it’s so close to Brussels!
-There are also spots with shade under the trees next to the beach
-The playground is spacious and right in front of the terrasse
-You can walk around the lake, its perimeter is about 2km
-There are deer at the other end of the lake here:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/RCdw4RbSspGVS6N17
-There is possibility for beach volley and a ping pong table
-Swimming is only allowed when the green flag is up
-You can always access the beach, even when swimming is not allowed
-Opening hours for the swimming season with entrance fee:
May, June: Wednesdays and Fridays 13.00-19.00, weekends and public holidays 10.00-19.00
July and August: open daily 10.00-20.00
-Cost during summer: adults EUR 5, kids < 110cm free entrance, EUR 40 for 10-times pass and EUR 2.5 for cyclists (paid entrance only when swimming is allowed)
-Here is the café location, where food, ice cream, drinks are available (2 minutes walk from the beach) and the playground is right in front of the terrasse
Cafeteria Squash Center Meander
Vakenstraat 18, 3110 Rotselaar
https://goo.gl/maps/4Pua51XAZS4tABPP8
-There is also a camping place right there
Kampterrein De Waterhoek
https://maps.app.goo.gl/r6nWE8va9181WWfD8
-Also windsurfing is possible, see here for more details:
http://www.wdwr.be/web1/
-There is a skatepark here:
Skatepark Rotselaar
Vakenstraat 18, 3110 Rotselaar
https://goo.gl/maps/voQX92fvzrfmVPoY9
-Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly (as much as a sandy beach can be)
-Dogs allowed on a leash at the domain, but not allowed on the beach
-There is also a dogs area here:
https://goo.gl/maps/dkPcvmRbby2rmoW69
-Toilets at the café, also toilets when the lifeguards are there
-There is free, outdoor parking
-A bit over half an hour drive NE of Schuman, Brussels (or 1 hour 20 minutes by public transport)

Parking Ter heide (next to the beach, terrasse and playground)
3110 Rotselaar
https://goo.gl/maps/qH3m2fm4wiWFcjFk7