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Bellewaerde

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Address: Meenseweg 497, Ieper (Ypres) 8902, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 57 46 86 86
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Enjoy the fun together! Bellewaerde is a great day out for the whole...
Enjoy the fun together! Bellewaerde is a great day out for the whole family, full of fun, adventure, and spectacular discoveries in an awesome natural setting. You won't find such sublime family attractions anywhere else - you'll be roaring with pleasure. And Bellewaerde is even more than this: you'll meet hundreds of animals at close range in an authentic environment. Ready for a day that you'll never forget? Welcome to Bellewaerde!
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A fun day out

Visited this park and had a thoroughly good day. The Boomerang ride was excellent and a rival for Stealth at Thorpe Park! Loved the zoo animals too, particularly the really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Visited this park and had a thoroughly good day. The Boomerang ride was excellent and a rival for Stealth at Thorpe Park! Loved the zoo animals too, particularly the really playful elephants - they are clearly well looked after there. When you think about the historical relevance of the site it's on it's amazing to think where you're standing!

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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Nice theme park with pretty gardens. Had many a good day here. Parking is expensive and the food pretty awful. But the attractions make it all ok.

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Somerset
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We should have realised from the full-to-bursting car parks that we weren't about to have a relaxing day here. The park is built on the site of one of the biggest WW1 hell holes and, to be honest, some may say not much has changed. Crazy queues of 60-90 minutes for very mediocre, dated rides, made worse because of the... More 

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We've had tons of good moments in this park! Perfect day for our family among the animals and all the attractions you can do in the park for children from different age - from the little ones till 100 years old. :-)

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Ichtegem, Belgium
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308 reviews 308 reviews
95 attraction reviews
416 helpful votes 416 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's been a few Years now since our last visit and the theme park is about the same as then. One new attraction 'The Hurricane', not bad but no real thrill ride, the beginning takes long and doesn't built up, had better rides. For a new ride in the Year 2013 You expect more of it. The boomerang is still... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visited on last Sunday in August with two small children, five and two. We had already been to plopsaland and this compared very favourably. Similar amounts of rides/activities for kids of 90cm - but no large indoor play area as at plopsaland (which had been helpful as it rained!). But Bellewaerde had the addition of zoo animals, which went down... More 

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Bedfordshire, England
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101 reviews 101 reviews
16 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Visited with children 10 & 7 and we all enjoyed the park. Whilst the rides are not particularly white knuckle, there are some here which are quite different to similar rides at different parks. The Bengal River Rapids was good and the Jungle mission very good. The Bengal express ride also allowed you to get closer to the lions and... More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Not a large site but very interesting for us as we were on a tour and got to know a lot about the area. I imagine if you go alone you'll not 'get it' and think it just afew trenches.

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BROMLEY
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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We have done Bellewaerde Park on numerous occasions as part of Group travel. It is not Alton Towers , but it is great for young people and very safe. A nice range of attractions to suit most tastes. Some good Catering outlets. I particularly like the Grilled Bratwursts. Well worth a visit.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A nice fun day with lots of entertainment for all ages. Easy to find your way around and return to favourite rides again and again. Well worth the money.

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