There are many things to consider when hiking with kids. Luckily, you’re guaranteed endless carefree fun thanks to the five best hikes in Maasmechelen for kids!


These signposted hikes of 3.5 to 5 km in the national park might even win you the B’Oscars prize. Use your B’Oscars booklet and set off to crack the code and collect your reward. Will you be a shepherd or a miner?


Pipa’s Castle Park

Pipa takes you on a tour of her favourite places. Along the way, you will meet her six sisters, who challenge you to play, dance, and sing with them. The trail is relatively well accessible for prams and tailored to children aged 2 and a half and older.


Beestige Boelbos

In this play forest, kids and their parents learn about the animals of the national park. Kids are led from one adventurous discovery to another, with a fox creep, a snake creep, a toad jump, and much more. The nearby play dune is equipped with a water game and climbing tree to complete the fun.


Leut treasure hunt

Uncover the secrets of Leut on a 3 km hike. Discover historical gems, green oases, and hidden nooks and crannies as you go. This instructive treasure hunt offers you hiking and searching pleasure in the beautiful setting of a Maas village.


Mechelse Heide – green loop

This 3.1 km trail leads you right through the Mechelse Heide. The trail is mostly unpaved as it runs through forest landscape. It’s wonderful trail to introduce children to Belgium’s only national park.

What makes these hikes really kid-friendly?

-       They are active and interactive

-       Kids experience the beautiful nature of Maasmechelen in a unique way

-       You can park nearby

-       There are many other must do activities in the area, so you can combine them to your heart’s content.