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The 6 best summer activities with kids in Ostend

You want to spend an instructive, fun summer at the seaside with kids? Well, let's go to Ostend then! This summer, there will again be plenty of activities for kids you don't want to miss.


24/06 - 03/09
Kursaal Ostend

Did you always want to take an amusing family picture in a photo booth? Or bring animals back to life? How about sitting at a table in a restaurant and enjoying a virtual meal with animation on and around your plate? In that case, you should definitely pay a visit to the « Yale 3D World Magic & Fun », an exhibition packed with activities where you can have a great time as a family or with friends! This 2-part exhibition features new technologies and 3D backdrops where you can pose for a photograph or take photos of each other.

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Disney Sand Magic

24/06 - 10/09
The Zeeheldenplein

If you combine Disney and sand, your kids are bound to have a great time!  This year, Disneyland® celebrates its 25th anniversary on the Ostend beach. Artists from all over the world have created a fairytale world in sand, inspired by a selection of Disneyland® Paris’ most famous attractions, featuring Disney’s most beloved and imaginative characters. The sand sculptures festival certainly opens up an imaginary world for children and adults! The 40 artists, which come from 12 different countries, have created a nearly 10,000 m² large image gallery using more than 240 trucks of specially supplied sand.

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Pop-Up Speelpark o2Run - Grootste pop-up speelpark ter wereld

25/07 - 07/08

Visit the biggest mobile pop-up amusement park of Europe and participate in the longest obstacle course in the world. Enjoy the greatest sports-themed amusement park, beat your friends on the ‘Last Man Standing’, the ‘Demolition and survive the ‘Archery Tag’ and the ‘o2run’ in which we combine challenge and fun on the beach!

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Oostende Koerse 2017

Each Monday during the months of July and August
Wellington Racetrack

Children love horses, so why not take them to see the horse racing contests in Ostend? The « Oostende Koerse » guarantees a captivating atmosphere during the parade of Belgian celebrities and as a grand finale a spectacular fireworks display. In short, this represents the perfect trip to the sea to experience an atmosphere of splendor and conviviality for young and old!

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Street art in Ostend

Made-to-measure culture for your children? You should definitely plan a cultural discovery trip to Ostend because for your children, the « Crystal Ship » works of art are really worth while visiting. We can even guarantee that, thanks to the children’s guide, this will be one of the most fun trips of the entire year!

Download the « Crystal Ship » children’s guide here

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MetaRelax® Ostend Night Run

Start at Kursaal Oostende

Be prepared because on Saturday 23rd September, you will be able to participate in the third edition of the ‘MetaRelax® Ostend Night Run’. The real run starts at 8 PM but at 7, children will be able to participate in the ‘Kids Run’. The routes of the ‘Kids Run’ are either 700 m (for the ones born in 2011 – 2010 – 2009) or 1,000 m (for the ones born in 2008 – 2007 – 2006).
Ready, set, go!

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