Where to enjoy snow with kids in Belgium

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If you’re looking for the perfect snow spot in Belgium to have a winter wonderland experience with your family, then you’ve come to the right place. Belgium is full of great destinations for snow-loving families to explore and enjoy. From skiing and sledding to snowman building and snowshoeing, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to enjoy a snow-covered picnic or a thrill-seeking adventure, Belgium has it all. Here’s a list of the best snow spots in Belgium categorized into fun for kids, sledding, skiing, hiking, to make sure you get the most out of your family winter holiday. We’ve added tons of practical tips such as kids-friendly hotels and restaurants, and how to know where there’s snow. So bundle up, grab your skis and get ready to explore some of the best snow spots in Belgium with your family!

How to know if and where there is snow in Belgium

Snow map

Check out this awesome snow map! You can see by color in which region you will find snow and how much. Scroll down the page until you see this map with areas with snow. Note how the different colors correspond to different snow height according to the upper left corner graph

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The website is in Dutch, but you can either translate it to English or just check the map, you don’t need any language to read the map

Webcams

We use this website to check webcams in the areas we are planning to vsit. There are several webcams on the snow map website mentioned above.

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How to dress kids for winter

Do you need help with snow gear and how to dress the kids for winter? Read our guide on the best winter clothes for kids, the best materials, clothing guide according to temperature, and tips on dressing your kids for cold weather

World Wild Schooling map

All the snow spots mentioned in this post and even more are gathered on the World Wild Schooling map!
*On a separate layer under “Where to enjoy snow”
*Categorized into ski/sled/snowman to make things easier
(click on the upper left corner of the map to see the list)

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Search the other layers on indoor and outdoor activities, kid-friendly cafes and restaurants, family-friendly hotels, and more to make a great day out of it!

Most popular snow spots

Hautes Fagnes and Baraque de Fraiture are the most popular snow spots in Belgium

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If you are planning to go to either to enjoy the snow, go as early or as late as possible to avoid the crowds

Hautes-Fagnes is one of the most popular places to go for snow in Belgium. If there is snow in Belgium, then there is 100% snow at Hautes Fagnes. Here are practical tips, kids-friendly restaurants, playgrounds, and activities to make the most out of your family visit to Hautes Fagnes. This guide on Hautes Fagnes also includes more activities and things to see, such as a castle and a waterfall in the area or where to go for a pony ride (and poney riding stages)

See a very short video here – and follow us on YouTube for more!

Kids-friendly hotels in Hautes Fagnes

€€€€ Hotel Haus Tiefenbach has an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, and a small playground. There is a nice little slope right next to the playground reserved for clients. See photos, reviews, and availability here
€€€ Hotel des Bains & Wellness Spa features an indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and a sauna. See photos, reviews, and availability here 
€€ Daft Hotel has an indoor swimming pool, and spa, and they light the fire pit every evening. See photos, reviews, and availability here

Kids-friendly restaurants and playgrounds in Hautes Fagnes

Here is a selection of restaurants with a playground and playgrounds you can visit with kids at Hautes Fagnes

Maison du Parc-Botrange

As mentioned right above, Maison du Parc-Botrange also has a restaurant and an outdoor playground, as well as a small museum with nature-themed exhibitions

Peak Beer

Peak Beer is a brasserie with a playground – there is a small slope there where kids can sled too
Belgium Peak Beer
Rte de Botrange 123, 4950 Sourbrodt
https://g.page/peakbeer?share

Malmedy

There is a small playground in Malmedy and many options to eat around there. Next to the playground, there is mini golf
Pl. de la Fraternité 7, 4960 Malmedy
https://goo.gl/maps/87aVyYeMes87YZs4A

Where to buy a sled around the Hautes Fagnes

If you are looking last-minute to buy a sled, check the toy store Domino in Malmedy. Check before going if there is stock!
Domino
Chemin-Rue 43, 4960 Malmedy
https://goo.gl/maps/aJRoJapTgDHDEU6Z6

Signal de Botrange is the highest point in Benelux and the starting point of many hikes and cross-country ski trails. There is a restaurant there and you can rent sleds and skis too (for cross-country skiing, it is flat). If there is snow in Belgium, then there’s 100% snow at Signal de Botrange! Signal de Botrange is in the Hautes Fagnes

Mont Rigi is great for a hike and building a snowman in winter. It is flat, thus you cannot sled. It is in Hautes Fagnes

Baraque Michel is a beautiful piece of nature, where many hiking and cross-skiing trails start. It is flat, so you cannot sled or ski, but there are several people happily building a snowman. This is in the Hautes Fagnes

At Maison du Parc-Botrange there is a restaurant and a nice playground outdoors, as well as a small museum with temporary nature-themed exhibitions. The museum is kids-oriented and pretty small, perfect for a short break from spending the day in the snow! This is also in Hautes Fagnes

Baraque de Fraiture is a ski resort with a sledding slope and a playground

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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

Fun for kids

Val de Wanne is an activity center in the Ardennes, where kids can have lots of fun! Check the video to see why 🙂

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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

At Maison du Parc-Botrange there is a restaurant and a nice playground, and also a small museum with nature-themed exhibitions. The museum is kids-oriented and pretty small, perfect for a short break from spending the day in the snow! This is one of the most kids-friendly spots in Hautes Fagnes. The playground in this video here is from this spot

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Sledding

Val de Wanne is an activity center in the Ardennes with a playground, a labyrinth and a great sledding slope

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*Skiing

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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

There is a sledding slope at Baraque de Fraiture, a skiing slope and a playground

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*Skiing

Tip
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

Ovifat is a ski center with great view and a sledding slope

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Weisser Stein Ski Resort is a great place for family fun in the snow with a great slope for skiing and sledding, a small playground, a restaurant, and a forest to enjoy nature even more. Yes, this is in Germany, but it is literally a few meters away from the border with Belgium!

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Le Monty ski resort is good for sledding with gentle and more adventurous slopes. The big slope is quite steep, which our kid loved, but it might be a bit scary depending on the kid

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Do not go with younger kids, as the gentle slopes are right at the top, so it can be difficult to reach them

In Spa Thier des Rexhons the slope for alpine skiing is located in the middle of the forest with a great view

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Mont des Brumes is the longest Alpine ski slope in Belgium

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Almost Bisons farm: bisons, sledding, hiking – a bit of everything! A couple of slopes for sledding and lots of room to build snowmen

*Sledding slopes, exact location mentioned in the post

Weywertz is a ski piste with two small slopes for sledding

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St Hubert Monastery is a great place to enjoy the snow with younger kids. There is a tiny tiny slope right outside the monastery that’s great for very young kids

*Tiny slope for sledding, good for very yound kids

Alpine skiing

Baraque de Fraiture is a ski resort with a sledding slope and a playground. It is one of the most popular places in Belgium for snow, so try to go as early as possible!

*Sledding
*Skiing

Tip
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

Ovifat is a ski center with great view and a sledding slope

*Sledding
*Skiing

Val de Wanne is an activity center in the Ardennes, where you can rent ski and sleds and enjoy the slope. There are also fun activities for kids

*Sledding
*Skiing

Tip
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

Weisser Stein Ski Resort is a great place for family fun in the snow with a great slope for skiing and sledding, a small playground, a restaurant, and a forest to enjoy nature even more. Yes, this is in Germany, but it is literally a few meters away from the border with Belgium!

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Le Monty ski resort is good for sledding with gentle and more adventurous slopes. The big slope is quite steep, which our kid loved, but it might be a bit scary depending on the kid

*Sledding
*Skiing

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Do not go with younger kids, as the gentle slopes are right at the top, so it can be difficult to reach them

In Spa Thier des Rexhons the slope for alpine skiing is located in the middle of the forest with a great view

*Sledding
*Skiing

Mont des Brumes is the longest Alpine ski slope in Belgium

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Snow spots

The following places are great for kids and you can either build a snowman there, enjoy a hike or just take in the winter nature. Most of these are not as well-known as Hautes Fagnes, so they are not as crowded

St Hubert Monastery is a great place to enjoy the snow with younger kids. There is a tiny tiny slope right outside the monastery that’s great for very young kids

*Tiny slope for sledding, good for very yound kids

St Hubert airport (not used as an airport anymore) has a cross-country ski piste and you can have a relaxing walk around the forest there

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If you go to St Hubert, there is also a wildlife park you can visit
Parc à Gibier de Saint-Hubert
Rue Saint-Michel 125, 6870 Saint-Hubert, Belgium
https://goo.gl/maps/xp9gyPUK56CPqKSXA

Almost Bisons farm: bisons, sledding, hiking – a bit of everything! A couple of slopes for sledding and lots of room to build snowmen

*Sledding slopes, exact location mentioned in the post

Promenade des Celtes is a 2.9km walk suitable for families. There are educational panels, a playground, and a labyrinth

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Libramont is relatively easy to reach from Brussels by train

Bois de Bèrnihè is a beautiful forest where you can enjoy the winter nature

Samrée has a cross-country ski piste and lots of room to build a snowman

At domain Berinzenne there is a forest, lake, barbecue and Museum of Forest and Water. This is very close to Spa Thier des Rexhons

Bois Jacques is known for its foxholes from WW2

Bois de la Paix is a tribute to WW2 veterans

The Bastogne War Museum is focused on WWII, especially the Battle of the Bulge

A hike to the sources of river Aisne and beautiful forest. This is a less known spot near the popular Baraque de Fraiture

Sart de Beaufils is a less known spot in the forest near the more popular Baraque de Fariture

Cross-country skiing

There are several trails for cross-country skiing in Belgium. Additionally, you can also go with the kids to enjoy the snow and nature

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There are trails for multiple uses, such as cross-country skiing and hiking, and there are trails that are exclusively for cross-country skiing – do not walk on exclusive cross-country ski trails!

Several of the places mentioned in our Hautes Fagnes guide offer cross-country skiing trails

Signal de Botrange

Signal de Botrange is the highest point in Benelux and the starting point of many hikes and cross-country ski trails

Signal de Botrange is the highest point in Benelux and the starting point of many hikes and cross-country ski trails

Mont Rigi is great for a hike and building a snowman in winter. There are also cross-country ski trails

Baraque Michel is a beautiful piece of nature, where many hiking and cross-skiing trails start

Baraque de Fraiture ski resort has a sledding slope, a ski slope, a playground and cross-country ski trails

*Sledding
*Skiing

Tip
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

There is a cross-country ski piste at Samrée

Weywertz is a ski piste with two small slopes for sledding

*Sledding

Xhoffraix is a small village with cross-country skiing and hiking trails

Hockai offers cross-country routes that are also open to hiking

Indoor skiing

Tired of waiting for snow? Aspen offers a 240 m-long piste of snow throughout the year! There are classes for skiing and snowboarding too and all this just half an hour’s drive from Brussels

See the video here to get an idea of what a snowboarding lesson there is like

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