Summer at the Zwin

01/07/22 - 31/08/22
10:00 - 18:00

During the summer holidays, the Zwin Nature Park’s huts will be open and offer visitors a wide range of activities.

Come and enjoy the fauna and flora of the Zwin Nature Park during the summer holidays! Several Zwin Guides are available on the cabin train and Zwin Plain.

Watch the breeding islands!

In the observation hut and at the observation wall, a Zwin guide is available to supply information about the birds that use the breeding islands to rest and feed.

You can use the telescopes to take a closer look at the birds on the island. If you need help, just ask the guide!

Guide present from 11:00 to 16:30

A closer look at freshwater creatures

Observe tiny pond life close up in the lab hut. Ever seen a dragonfly larva or water flea in detail?

Guide present from 10:00 to 17:45

The art and science of ringing

Would you like to know why ringing is so important and find out how bird ringers work?

You can watch a film about bird ringing as of July, and in August you can even take a hands-on part in ringing.

As of 1 August, the ringers will be present every day from 10:00 to 12:00.
 

 

 

 

 

The Zwin Plain: the tidal area

The Zwin guide will tell you all about this unique tidal area and life in the mudflats and salt marshes.

A unique saltwater lab

Do you know why the birds love the tidal area so much? For its extensive menu, of course!

Shrimps, crabs, worms, mussels... all kinds of goodies birds simply can't get enough of and that you can see up close at the saltwater lab.

The saltwater lab is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 13:00 to 17:30

 

 

 

Children’s activities

Young visitors can also explore the Zwin at their own pace!

Manual activities at the observation centre

Activity from 14:00 to 16:45

Come and listen to a fascinating story in the forest hut!

from 11:00 to 16:30

Children aged 6-12 can take part each day in the Fly’s Treasure Hunt.

This year, the theme is ‘Can you smell what I smell?’

This treasure hunt is jointly organised with the municipality of Knokke-Heist.

 

 

 

Practical

When The summer trail programme is available every day from 1 July through 31 August 2022
Price
  • €12 online up to the day of your visit - €14 at the cash desk
  • €6 for children aged 6-17
  • Children under 6 - free of charge

The summer trail is included in the price of a standard ticket.

Tickets Purchase a standard entrance ticket
Select your preferred date from 1 July through 31 August

 

Make the most of your visit to the Zwin!

Would you like to find out more about the Zwin? Combine your visit to the Zwin Nature Park with a visit to the ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ exhibition or a guided tour.

The ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ exhibition

Combine your visit to the Zwin with this fantastic photography exhibition. Access to the exhibition is included in the standard ticket. From 25 July at the Zwin Nature Park.