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ZOO Planckendael

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Leuvensesteenweg 582, Mechelen 2812 Belgium
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Walk & Explore Mechelen with the interactive Qula City Trail
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Walk & Explore Mechelen with the interactive Qula City Trail

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Price per group of 2-6 people. Within 2 hours the Qula Mechelen City Trail will guide you along the best spots in Mechelen, while playing fun riddles and assignments on your smartphone. Try to set a top score with family or friends and explore the city. There are no fixed starting times or reservations, you pick your own day and time. The Trail is available 24/7 and there is no time limit - you can start, pause and stop whenever it suits you! It's offered in multiple languages (Eng, Ger, Fr, Ned, Sp, It and more). The Qula City Trail is great fun and the most affordable outing for families and groups of friends.<br><br>How does it work?<br>With your booking, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to play the Trail on your smartphone. Android or IPhone compatible. Once at the starting point, you begin your quest through the city, it's that easy!
$35.64 per adult
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Tunes79 wrote a review Sep 2019
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom361 contributions40 helpful votes
A brilliant range of animals, wonderful habitats, and great all-round fun made this a perfect family day out before flying back home. With elephants, lions, cheetahs and more, all living in well-maintained habitats and with enough space not to feel as though they are penned in - the elephants in particular seem to have a vast home - there is much to see and it could easily fill a whole day, and more. The paths are perfect for pushing a toddler around in his pram. There are stairs on some routes, but always alternatives, while they can see most of the animals very easily without having to get out. There are playgrounds located at regular intervals, meaning the kids are well catered for when they want a break from looking at the animals. They have different themes and layouts and are they perfect for children from as young as 6 months up for playing in the sand, with more advanced playground equipment for older children. Ours loved the two we stopped at. There are also lots of toilet stops and bins, which was good to see, with separate recycling facilities next to every waste bin, backing up environmental credentials. Food served in the various cafes and food huts is what you would expect from any such attraction, without costing the Earth. Sandwiches, snacks, drinks & more can be found at regular intervals. It’s only 25 minutes from Brussels Airport as well, so perfect for a last-day stop prior to a flight.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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T G wrote a review Aug 2019
Brussels, Belgium12 contributions5 helpful votes
Grandparents, parents and younger grandchildren all had a great day today visiting animals set out by geographical regions, a sense of environmental importance and the need for conservation being communicated. The walk ways through the zoo and the viewing places are given a cultural ambience as well with a school in rural India, field study centres as they might be in Africa, village in Kerala for example. There are also walkways through the treetops, and also added playgrounds, a sandpit and added features for children to play. Really creative, and more to do than can be done in a day. Good weather helped us, and the drive there is best done to arrive at opening time, leaving before rush hour on the roads. I can't comment on access by public transport. Not cheap; but well worth what you pay.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Bisky S wrote a review Aug 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom25 contributions4 helpful votes
Visited here with young grandchildren, daughter, and in-laws family. I’m not normally a fan of animals in captivity but, what a beautifully designed and user friendly place this is. The extra positive side to it is that they have an ongoing programme of reintroducing animals into their natural habitat. The set up is based on each continent having their own area, with village buildings indigenous to that continent. You can spend an hour or two in each area then link into the next continent. The animals are as diverse as the continents cultures, and appear healthy and well cared for. There are play areas for the kids and various cafes serving food and drinks. Disabled access appears well thought out and wheelchairs, Parma etc can be hired. At around €25 an adult and €20 for 3 - 11 year olds (free for under 3’s) (plus parking €9 per day) it’s not cheap, but go early and spend the day and you’ll enjoy the experience.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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E Suys wrote a review Aug 2019
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It was a very nice day. There were a lot of animals. Fun garantueed! Easy way to get there. 100% would recommend
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Wout wrote a review Aug 2019
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Public transport is difficult, back of station through works about 7-10min. Then one has even to pay at a job student for a bus that is too late. Cause of long queue and time loss for something that should be included for bad location. In parc a lot of empty spaces, no animals. Other people complained too. Nice spots for Kids. But go to pairi daiza or zoo Antwerp. Much better. Of course connection to Brussels missed in rerurning...
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