About Pairi Daiza

A perfect way to unwind would be to go to nature and rejuvenate oneself. What better place to go than the Pairi Daiza? This is a privately-owned zoo and botanical garden located in Brugelette in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. It is built on the site of a former Cistercian Abbey of Cambron. This 65-hectare wide park houses more than 7,000 animals. The animal-themed park has come up with an indigenous way of rendering “the worlds.” They have divided the zoo into 8 parts, where each sub-world has its own set of plants, animals, and birds as per the assigned theme. In “The Kingdom of Ganesha,” you will feel like you have stepped into the Indonesian archipelago and the rest of Southeast Asia in the midst of elephants and white tigers. While “The Middle Kingdom” explores the riches and culture of China with adorable pandas. As the name suggests, “The Land of the Cold” is filled with white ice floes, arctic tundra, and animals including the walruses, penguins, and the Siberian tiger. You can feel the flapping of colorful winged birds in the “Cambron-Abbey.” Remember to put on your swim gear in the “Cambron-by-the-Sea” section. And who can resist the charm and raw appeal of Africa and its animals in “The Land of Origins?” Revel in the grace of the Western Grey Kangaroo and the adorable Koala in “The Southern Cape.” Towards the end is “The Last Frontier,” which houses mighty brown bears, sea lions, and pumas. If you haven’t had your fill of this delightful flora and fauna, then you can refuel yourself overnight at the resort. How wonderful would that be?

Must See

  • Heaven’s gate to see the raptors
  • In the “City of immortals,” you can find the giant pandas, the tea house and the snow leopards
  • The “Land of origins” is where one can find animals like hippos, rhinos, elephants, zebras, lions, leopards, giraffes, sea lions and meerkats
  • In the “Kingdom of Ganesha,”  there are elephants, water buffalos, a white tiger, and monkeys
  • The “Land of the cold” is a new area in the park where one can ride a little train  
  • In the Lagune, you can find kangaroos, birds, squirrel monkeys, and huge pelicans
  • The “Gate of depths” is the last part of Pairi Daiza and it’s where you can find the aquarium, a picnic area, and a playground
  • Other highlights are Chinese Garden, Rose Gardena and so on
     

How to reach

Pick Train, Bus or Subway options that you can take to get to Pairi Daiza. Here’s a list of a few lines that pass near your destination -
One can take train Line Doornik- Geraardsbergen to reach the destination, the nearest station is Cambron-Casteau, on the Mons-Ath line. From Brussels-central the cost is EURO 30,30 per adult and EURO 18 for children under 12, for children under 3 is free
Bus line 100 stops near the site
The quickest way to get from Brussels to Pairi Daiza is to taxi which costs 110 - 140 EURO and takes 46minutes
It takes approximately 46m to drive from Brussels to Pairi Daiza
Pairi Daiza has extensive chargeable parking facilities: EURO 8
 

Tips

  • It’s strictly forbidden to feed any animal in the park
  • There are various dining options available at Pairi Daiza
  • There are free toilets in all areas of the park
  • It is accessible for the wheelchair-bound
  • There’s a large parking lot right by the entrance
  • Only five places are inaccessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs: the “hanging bridges”, the Giraffe lookout”, the “Cabinet of Dr. Yu”, the “the Craftsman’s House” and the “Crypt”
  • Wheelchairs are available for free of charge at the Pairi Daiza reception office
  • Dogs and other pets are not allowed 
  • Various types of accommodation are available so it can be possible to spend the night in Pairi Daiza
  • Selfie sticks are not allowed
  • It is forbidden to bring into Pairi Daiza any illegal substances, dangerous substances, alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, dangerous objects

Visit Time

Sunday:               10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Monday:              10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Tuesday:             10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Wednesday:        10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday:            10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Friday:                 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday:             10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

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Waiting Time

None, if the crowd is less

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Adults: EURO 29.50

Seniors: EURO 27.50

 Children aged 3 to11: EURO 24.80

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Time you can spend

3 hours

 

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Weather

Broken Clouds 18.07°C

 

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