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Val de Wanne is an activity center in the Ardennes, where kids can have lots of fun! Sledding, playground, labyrinth, a cafe/restaurant… Read on for practical tips on how to visit and kids-friendly hotels nearby!
Here’s a (very) short video, so you can get an idea!
You can sled or ski at the slope. There is a blue slope (beginners) and a red slope (intermediate). There are two lifts, 0.5km and 1km. There is also ski rental and two cross-country ski pistes (3km, 8km)
The real fun is the toboggan!! You cannot possibly capture how much fun this is in a picture, the video does a better job 🙂
In the summer, you can ride down a devalkart (4 wheels, as of 8 years old) or a trike (three wheels, as of 14 years old).
And there are playgrounds and a trampoline for the kids
There is also a wooden maze with 4 towers and a small mountain bike track. You can rent mountain bikes for a guided ride too
The café / restaurant has a great view over the valley. There is hot chocolate and Glühwein, pancakes and burgers
Overall the location is great! There are also horses and other famr animals in the area.
Kids-friendly hotel nearby
Center Parcs Les Ardennes is the perfect accommodation near Val de Wanne and Baraque de Fraiture. With an indoor water park, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, activities and lots of activities for kids, it is a no-brainer in the area. See photos, reviews and availability here
*Open: check here for the opening hours
*Cost: the puzzle pack is a good deal, with EUR 14 you can do everything the whole day
*Stroller friendly, this is best for kids 3+ years old. Youngest siblings can enjoy the small playground
*The road via Trois Ponts is easy. If you go via Wanneranval and then Wanne, it is narrow and steep, best to avoid (ask me how I know 🙂 )
*Free outdoor parking next to the street
About 1.5 hour drive from Schuman, Brussels (or 2.5 hours by public transport)
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