This year our neighbouring country has a tonne of special and exciting experiences for kids and parents. Here's ten of the best!

1. The first international Festival of the Living Statues

Street artists will gather to showcase their talents.

When: 16 and 17 July 2022

Where: Marche-en-Famenne

More information here.

2. Hot Air Balloons festival in Han-sur-Lesse

Hot air balloon flights are possible. There will also be a special kids village and a gathering of twins, triplets and so on.

When: 26,27,28,29 May 2022

Where: Han-sur-Lesse

More information here.

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Take to the sky in Hans-sur-Lesse. / © Unsplash

3. Fraise’tival – Strawberry Festival in the land of Strawberries

The perfect summer activity for the sweet of tooth.

When: July 2022

Where: Wepion

More information here.

4. Le Festival des Arts Forains

Acrobatics, music, street artists, theatre and more.

When: 26,27,28 May 2022

Where: Namur

More information here.

5. The illuminations Show at Bouillon Castle

Best enjoyed when the nights are long, but available right through the summer.

When: April 2022 to 12 November 2022

Where: Bouillon Castle

More information here.

6. Little Prince Expo

A lovely thematic and interactive exhibition about the life and works of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

When: until 30 June 2022

Where: Brussels Expo

More information here.

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The story of Le Petit Prince is brought to life at Brussels Expo. / © Pexels

7. International Bathtub Regatta

Make your own bathtub and take it for a paddle.

No joke.

When: 15 August 2022

Where: Dinant

More information here.

8. The Railbikes of the Molignee

Have you ever tried a railbike with the family?

If not, now's your chance!

When: Tuesday to Sunday (whole summer)

Where: Falaën

More information here.

9. Discovery Nocturnal Visit with the Owls

In the Garden of the Owls, les Jardin des Hiboux, discover these beautiful birds in their nocturnal environment.

When: Until 11 November 2022

Where: Graide

More information here.

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Discover the magic of owls at night. / © Pexels

10. Visit the museum of the marionettes

Delve into the fascinating world of puppets on a string.

When: Every day (weekend and public holidays open in the afternoon only, from 2pm)

Where: Tournai

More information here.