Top 10 family-friendly activities to do in Bruges, Belgium in 2023

1. Discover the Magic of the Historic Centre of Bruges 🏰

The Historic Centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit for families. The hub of Bruges, it’s filled with charming, narrow streets and beautiful medieval buildings. You and your little ones will feel like you’ve stepped back in time! Be sure to rent a pram from Tiny Trek Rentals for an easy exploration of the cobblestone streets.

2. Take a Boat Tour on the Canals 🚀

Bruges is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’ due to its beautiful canals. A boat tour is a fantastic way for your family to see the city from a different perspective. The tours usually last about 30 minutes – the perfect length for those with young children.

3. Explore the Bruges Chocolate Museum 🍫

For a sweet family outing, head to the Bruges Chocolate Museum, known as Choco-Story. Here, you can learn about the history of chocolate and even take part in a chocolate-making workshop!

4. Visit the Frietmuseum 🍟

Yes, you read that right – Bruges has a museum dedicated to fries! The Frietmuseum is a unique and fun spot for the whole family. Kids will love learning about the history of fries and, of course, sampling some at the end of the tour.

5. Explore Minnewater Park 🌳

For a peaceful family outing, head to Minnewater Park. This beautiful park is perfect for a leisurely stroll or picnic. Don’t forget to check out the Lake of Love, known for its romantic legends.

6. Visit Boudewijn Seapark 🐬

A trip to Boudewijn Seapark can be a thrilling experience for your tiny adventurers. This marine park has delightful dolphin shows, a cool amusement park with rides suitable for young children, and even a mini-farm.

7. Spend a Day at the Bruges Zoo πŸ¦’

The Bruges Zoo is a small but charming zoo, perfect for a family day out. With a variety of animals including monkeys, parrots, and wallabies, it’s sure to captivate your little ones.

8. Explore the Public Observatory Cozmix 🌌

For the little astronomers in your family, a visit to the Public Observatory Cozmix is a must. Here, you can learn about the universe and even observe the stars through a large telescope.

9. Visit the Toy Museum 🧸

The Toy Museum in Bruges is a treasure trove of toys from various eras. It’s a delightful place, sure to bring a sense of nostalgia for adults and wonder for kids.

10. Enjoy a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride 🐴

A horse-drawn carriage ride around Bruges is a wonderful way to see the city and a real treat for young children. The carriages can be found in the Market Square, waiting to take you on a memorable journey.

Bruges Family-Friendly Activities Table 🌍

Activity Age Suitability Location Website
Historic Centre of Bruges All ages Bruges City Centre Visit Bruges
Canal Boat Tour All ages Various Locations Boat Trips on the Canals
Choco-Story All ages Wijnzakstraat 2, 8000 Brugge Choco-Story
Frietmuseum All ages Vlamingstraat 33, 8000 Brugge Frietmuseum
Minnewater Park All ages Minnewater, 8000 Brugge Minnewater Park
Boudewijn Seapark All ages Alfons De Baeckestraat 12, 8200 Brugge Boudewijn Seapark
Bruges Zoo All ages Zeeweg 98, 8200 Brugge Bruges Zoo
Public Observatory Cozmix 5+ years Zeeweg 96, 8200 Brugge Cozmix
Toy Museum All ages Vlamingstraat 83, 8000 Brugge Toy Museum
Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride All ages Market Square Carriage Rides

With these fantastic family-friendly options, you’re sure to have an unforgettable trip to Bruges. Remember to keep your little ones comfortable with easy-to-use, safe, and clean rental equipment from Tiny Trek Rentals. Happy travels! 🌍🧳