Where can you go with the whole family? To Limburg, of course. Our province is a playground for children. And playing here is so much better. Just imagine: a typical playing field or an adventure-filled forest. Which would your children prefer?
Here you can still play outside properly. Children are challenged to be practical and creative. Building treehouses, scrambling and climbing in the woodland playgrounds, and at the same time learning something about the natural environment surrounding them - it’s just great!
The animal kingdom
Today’s children don't seem to know any more where milk comes from. The solution: an excursion to the children’s farm where they can meet various animals and find out more about them.
Swimming in the summer
A fresh dip in the swimming pool when it's very hot in the summer - how blissful is that? And the children will be delighted when they see that there is a slide. Indoor or outdoor, sub-tropical or swimming pond; whatever your preference, Limburg has it.
The Open-air Museum
this history inspired our present and our future? Be prepared to be surprised by four fascinating museum sections, each with its own unique perspective.
The Kempen museum section focuses on the craftsmanship of today, yesterday and tomorrow. Find out the origins of raw materials, watch craftsmen at work or use your own creativity and get to work in one of the two new workshop barns. Haspengouw takes you back to the atmosphere of 1913. With our “Living history” experience, actors will play the parts of Flemish villagers caught up in the events on the eve of the First World War. In the section East- and West-Flanders of the museum, you enjoy a peaceful walk among the silence and beauty of the landscape, so it is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. In The sixties, lifelike settings of a living room, petrol pumps and café take you right back in time.
In 2019 it will be exactly 450 years since the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder died. To celebrate this anniversary, the Bokrijk Open-Air Museum (Genk) is organising an international exhibition entitled "The World of Bruegel". The exhibition offers a contemporary and sensory experience of the uses, standards and habits that existed in the middle of 16th century. The trail guides visitors through the Open-Air Museum, passing through various locations each of which have their own particular little world, emphasising the connection between Bokrijk and Bruegel.
Small children can play in the toddler children’s village (until age 8), a miniature version of the open-air museum. Here the playground equipment in the shape of farm animals, a windmill and an oven for baking sand cakes guarantee hours of outdoor fun. Adapted equipment is provided for disabled children. For a small fee every child can have hours of fun with the miniature cars and on the miniature golf court. Older children can try out the natural adventure trail. Are you more courageous than Indiana Jones or Lara Croft? Then you can’t afford to miss the obstacle course! Large stones, rope constructions, tree trunks, beams and a fireman’s pole to slide down. And after all that climbing the water equipment provide a welcome refreshment for young heroes. The mysterious experience in the dead tree forest or on the barefoot trail will complete your adventure!
Admission to the domain: FREE
In the cuddle paddock there are sheep and goats that may be gently cuddled under supervision. You will also find cows, chickens, rabbits, ducks, geese, pigs, deer and donkeys at the children's farm. Don't forget to visit the Huis van Lotte & Giel, a small animal shed for rabbits and poultry. You can admire more than 20 native breeds there; various information panels and interactive games can help with this