Autumn at the Zwin

31/10/20 - 11/11/20
10:00 - 17:00

Guides in the feeding and observation huts

  • In the feeding hut, you’ll learn more about how birds feed: what you can do, which foods are best, what to give and when... you’ll also find out all about the various nesting boxes you can install in your own garden.
  • In the observation hut, you’ll hear about the birds on the breeding island. The Zwin guide will focus the telescope for you so that you can take a really good look.

The freshwater and saltwater labs

You can watch water beetles, dragonfly larvae and even salamanders in the freshwater lab.
At the saltwater lab, the only one of its kind in Belgium, you can observe various sea creatures, such as crabs, mussels, shrimps...

Freshwater lab 10:30 – 16:30
Saltwater lab 11:15 – 16:00

Bird ringing

During the autumn break, you can watch birds being ringed close up every day from 10:00 to 12:00 in the ringing hut.

The ringer and Zwin guide are there for you from 10:00 to 12:00.

Activities for young visitors at the observation centre

  • In the morning, our younger visitors can listen to a story with an autumn theme.
  • In the afternoon, they can make things from pine cones!


All activities on the autumn trail are included in the normal entrance ticket

Book your tickets for the autumn trail

Select a date between 31 October and 11 November for the autumn trail