Hofstade is one of the most popular provincial domains and for good reasons; there is a lake for swimming with a playground on its beach and a café, also many playgrounds for all ages and a café next to them as well. All these just 20 minutes away!
There are many playgrounds for all different ages! There’s also a café next to the playground for the youngest ones, very handy to have a drink and keep an eye on the little ones at the same time!
Hofstade is also great in the summer! There is a big lake with a sandy beach. There is a playground and a café on the beach. You can swim here in the summer and there are water fun games too! You need to reserve and pay to access the beach during the high season, but the rest of the domain is always free (you also need to pay EUR 5 for parking for the day). You can buy tickets for the beach here
You can walk around the lake with bicycles for kids
There is also a climbing parcours for kids 8+ years old (you need to reserve and pay for it)
There is also a BMX parcours, lots of fun for little ones
*Open: the domain is open all year round 09.00-21.00. The sports complex closes on specific days, which you can find here
*Cost: entrance to the domain is free. Parking costs EUR 5. Access to the beach during summer costs EUR 4.50 per person 3+ years old. Buying tickets in advance online is obligatory. You can buy your tickets for the beach online here
*Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly
*Toilets, as in all provincial domains
*Parking is EUR 5 per day
A provincial domain is an oasis for families. Lots of green, playgrounds, cafés… Some have farm animals and some have kids friendly swimming pools too. All places mentioned below are about half an hour from Brussels – and it’s really worth the drive!
Just a 20′ drive from Schuman (or about an hour by public transport)
Sport Vlaanderen Hofstade
Trianondreef 420, 1982 Zemst
015 61 83 60
(Link to the big parking at the main entrance)
All places mentioned above are also gathered on the map: outdoor and indoor activities, kids friendly cafés/ restaurants and hotels under separate layers
*Tip: if you want to see a specific layer, you need to tap the upper left corner of the map and unselect the other layers