Ghent’s Inspiring Museums Offers a Day of Family Fun for Everyone.
Having explored Ghent’s stunning historical centre yesterday, today was all about trying out Ghent’s family friendly series of museums. All free with the useful ‘Ghent Card‘ which has easily paid for itself after 2 full days exploring this fascinating city (including free public transport too). So if your kids also love interactive, imaginative and most importantly fun museums, then you might want to read on!
A visit to a ‘Dragon / Draken’
Again, a well laid out room with plenty of craft and design options… from origami paper folding to papier-mâché creations! And you even get the chance to display yours on the walls around you! Simple, but really effective but it also gave the girls a chance to sit down for a second too.. Crucial when spending a day around a cities historical sites/musuems (like our recent visits to London, Exeter or Lincoln in the UK).
ENTERING THE INTERACTIVE ‘WORLD OF KINA’ MUSEUM
The well laid out activities gave our girls plenty of space, but also offer plenty of simple touches to make the experiences appear fun… like watching simple, short ‘David Attenborough’ videos in a caravan. It’s bright, colourful and hugely interactive. It really does give a brilliant start which was only to get better as we moved through the rest of the museum.
From dinosaurs to Volcanoes and much, much more..
From grabbing microscopes to see the difference between hexagonal or cuboid rock crystals to building your own exploding volcano…. it’s just so interactive! Libby loved the volcano building whilst Lottie certainly got a real shock in the earthquake room!!!
To finish the visit, we headed towards the ‘Human Heart & Body’ section which caused much laughter and fun as both girls ran through the doors representing skeleton, lungs and heart…. but as ever there was just so much to see… we’ll need to return on a future visit!