What to do during the Easter holidays? 85 fun tips & activities.

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Robotland in Essen

Robotland offers children the opportunity to become acquainted with the most innovative transport and robot technologies of the moment in an educational and playful way. In the park, visitors can sit in the cockpit of an airplane, cycle in virtual reality through all kinds of virtual worlds, fly with drones, do acrobatics on the robot coaster and take a seat behind the wheel of various cranes. Interactivity and fun are central in Robotland, where children are encouraged to admire and discover the technology behind the various exhibits. A travel guide is available to provide visitors with the necessary information for each setup, so that they can optimally experience their visit and perhaps discover their own talents.

Where? Hemelrijk 36, 2910 Essen
When? Open during the Easter holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More info can be found here.

You can find more activities during the Easter holidays in the Antwerp region here.

Family trail in the city museum in Lier

Woman and child in museum © Zeeuws Museum

Are you looking for fun activities for the whole family where you can imagine, discover and create together? Then get to know the rich heritage of Lier in a playful and interactive way! Lier’s heritage is brought to life on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and during school holidays. This offers families the perfect opportunity to explore together and explore the history of this beautiful city. During the Easter holidays, a low-stimulus day will be organized especially on Monday, April 8, with extra attention paid to a quiet and relaxing experience for all participants. Let your imagination run wild as you experience new adventures with your family and discover Lier’s heritage in a unique way!

Where? Florent Van Cauwenberghstraat 14, Lier
When? On Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More info can be found here.

You can find more activities during the Easter holidays in the Mechelen region here.

Canoeing in Herentals

Prepare for an adventurous day on the water and get your water shoes ready. An exciting canoeing and kayaking adventure awaits the whole family along the Kleine Nete. Between Retie and Grobbendonk you will find a sailing route of no less than 25 kilometers long, with five convenient boarding points along the route. You don’t have to paddle the full distance; just choose the perfect route for you and your family. If you have little adventurers on board, a stop at the Ark Van Noë playground and petting zoo in Lichtaart is highly recommended. It is best to reserve your boat in advance via De Waterral or Kempen Kajaks. At De Waterral you can also go for an orienteering run, horse riding, mountain bike, raft or covered wagon rides. Why not stay a few extra days in the beautiful Kempen and enjoy everything the region has to offer with your children?

Where? Nederrij 26, Herentals
When? Saturday and Sunday from 11 am.
More info can be found here.

You can find more activities during the Easter holidays in the Kempen here.

Lamb day in Lievegem

Illustration image. © Ton Wiggenraad

Animal lovers can visit the Zwaluw Bioboerderij on Sunday, April 7. That day is completely dedicated to the lambs. You will discover how sheep are sheared and how thread is made from sheep’s wool. Those who are hungry can enjoy a homemade ice cream or a hamburger. The farm shop on the domain is also open on Sundays.

Where? De Zwaluw Bioboerderij, Verbindingsweg 66, Lovendegem (Lievegem)
When? Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Price? Free
More info can be found here.

More activities during the Easter holidays in Meetjesland and Deinze can be found here.

Puppet Theater Pierke van Alijn – The Fairy of Light in Ghent

In the House of Alijn you can watch a performance of the famous puppet theater with Ghent’s Pierke in the leading role. The play ‘The Fairy of Light’ tells the story of Chagrin, who wants the Beukenbos at all costs. The king does not want that, so Grumpy enchants his daughter, causing her to see everything darkly. To help her, Pierke has to get a special skylight from the ‘Fairy of Light’. But will he succeed?

Where? Kraanlei 65, Ghent
When? Saturday April 6 and Tuesday April 9 from 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Price? 7.5 euros
More info can be found here.

You can find more activities during the Easter holidays in the Ghent region here.

Nerf Battle in Aalst

Nerf Battle illustration image.
Nerf Battle illustration image. © Nert Dart Swarmfire

Does your little one like to be active? Then the Nerf Battle in Aalst is the ideal activity for the Easter holidays. During the Nerf Battle you go on an adventure with guns with foam rubber darts. You try to hit all kinds of obstacles and try to get as many points as possible. Then you are divided into teams and try to defend a valuable treasure from the other team. It promises to be an active afternoon. You can register here.

Where? Sint-Martensplein 2, Aalst
When? Tuesday April 2 from 1:30 PM to 4 PM.
Price? 6 euros
More information can be found here.

More activities during the Easter holidays in the Dender region and Flemish Ardennes can be found here.

Playground tour in Dendermonde

Want to enjoy some quality time with the family on the last day of the Easter holidays? This is possible with the fourth edition of the playground tour in Dendermonde. The walk is about four kilometers long and passes some nice playgrounds in Dendermonde. The route is accessible for buggies and balance bikes. You can also enjoy snacks and drinks along the way. Departure is possible between 2 and 3 p.m. The playground tour costs 5 euros for non-members of the Gezinsbond and 3 euros for members. You can register [email protected].

Where? Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerkplein 8, Dendermonde
When? Sunday April 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Price? 5 Euro
More information can be found here.

More activities during the Easter holidays in Waasland and Dendermonde can be found here.

Big Easter dive in Blankenberge

Easter dive in Blankenberge.
Easter dive in Blankenberge. © Filip Vanden Berghe

Last year the O’Neill Beach Club presented a first: an Easter dive. This is on the program again this year. All participants, known as ‘polar bears’, take a refreshing dip together in the North Sea. Every participant has a chance to find the golden egg. For the little ones there is also the Easter egg grab, full of fun surprises.

Where? Zeedijk 245, Blankenberge
When? Sunday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m
Price? Free
More info can be found here.

You can find more activities during the Easter holidays in Bruges and on the coast here.

Toddler jitters in Ledegem

During Kleuterkriebels, the youngest children (first, second and third kindergarten) get the opportunity to play sports, cook, do crafts, play and much more. On Monday afternoon, April 8, DE L!NK and the sports hall in Sint-Eloois-Winkel (Ledegem) will transform into a real kindergarten village for one afternoon. There are enough supervisors present to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Where? Dorpsplein 17, Sint-Eloois-Winkel (Ledegem)
When? Monday April 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m
Price? 3 Euro
More info can be found here.

You can find more activities during the Easter holidays in South West Flanders here.

Brabantse Pijl in Leuven

The Brabantse Pijl takes place every year in Leuven.
The Brabantse Pijl takes place every year in Leuven. © Vertommen

It is a classic during the Easter holidays, literally. The cycling classic Brabantse Pijl takes place on the Wednesday after Paris-Roubaix. The competition departs from Leuven and arrives in Overijse a few hours later. The starting shot will sound around 12.30 pm on the Ladeuzeplein in the student city. In the hour before the start, the riders gather there to sign the starting sheet. As a fan you can mingle with the riders and admire the impressive fleet and bicycles. The start list is not yet final, but the provisional list of participants already includes the names of Arnaud De Lie, Marc Hirschi, Michael Matthews and Tim Wellens. And there will undoubtedly be some big guns.

Where? Ladeuzeplein, Leuven
When? Wednesday, April 10 from 11:30 am
Price? Free
More info can be found here.

You can find more activities during the Easter holidays in Leuven and the Hageland here.

Block Festival in Dilbeek

KWB Savio is organizing a block festival for the first time on Saturday in the Savio Center in Dilbeek. So LEGO enthusiasts know where to go. At the block festival you will be treated to a load of no less than 150 kilograms of Danish blocks. Enough material to get creative with. KWB provides examples of structures and building plates to get you started. There are two construction moments to visit. The first takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the second from 2 to 5 p.m. Participation is free, but you must register in advance by sending an email to [email protected]. There is room for 20 participants and an adult supervisor each time.

Where? Stationsstraat 275, Dilbeek
When? Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m
Price? Free (reservations required)
More info can be found here.

You can find more activities during the Easter holidays in Brussels, the Rand and the Pajottenland here.

Arts festival in Maasmechelen

Art workshop with children.
Art workshop with children. © Geert De Rycke

During the Easter holidays on April 11, Sjarabang vzw organizes a day full of creativity in the Maasmechelen CC. At the arts festival you can choose from more than 20 hands-on and viewing workshops, all of which have an artistic approach. From slam poetry to painting workshops: in other words, here you will find a tailor-made activity for everyone. For 10 euros you get one hands-on or viewing workshop, the walkthroughs and a surprise ending. For 15 euros you can do two hands-on or viewing workshops.

Where? Koninginnelaan 42, Maasmechelen
When? Thursday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Price? 10 euro
More information can be found here.

You can find more activities during the Easter holidays in Limburg here.

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