A trip to Knokke-Heist, Belgium!
May 9, 2018
This Easter we have decided to take our children to Belgium and I knew that traveling with children is hard work however, I did not regret it at all. It was the best short holiday we’ve had so far. We enjoyed it and the kids loved it too, so I can’t wait for our next trip in Europe.
How did we get there?
We drove from London and took the ferry. I really didn’t know what to expect and if the children will be nice during our journey, but it turned out ok. Best advice is to buy your ferry tickets at night time even if it’s middle of the night. If you can, get the children ready before they go to sleep so you just transfer them to their carseats but if not, don’t worry to wake them up – they will fall back asleep in the car.
It was a bit harder once we got to the ferry because they did wake up then and we had to keep them entertained, so if the budget is not an issue for you, buy EuroTunnel tickets. It will be much quicker and you don’t have to take the children out of the car so they can keep on sleeping.
What did we visit?
We stopped in Knokke-Heist for 3 days while we slept at my aunties house. The city is lovely and although we didn’t visit much there, the beach was just a 5 minute walk from where we lived and it was the most beautiful I’ve seen so far. Just so elegant!
It was very cold though, although it was the beginning of April, but I wish I could go back there during the summer. If you do visit in spring, make sure you pack warm clothes too, but to be safer, check the weather. Very Important!
The colours and design of the houses in Knokke-Heist is beautiful, although unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of them. It made me want to move there if I could. They also have a very long high street full of shops which reminded me of Oxford Street. I did not go into any of them because, well … children, and I kind of hate shopping.
My auntie also took us to visit a very small farm where my toddler enjoyed running, playing in the small and beautiful playground that they had there, and seeing all the animals – pigs, ducks, sheep, goats. The farm is actually very close to Brugge, only a 15 minute drive. This is the address if you wanted to go – Kinderboerderij de 7 torentjes.