Kaat, the black woodpecker has lost all hope. She wants a nest of eggs so badly, but no male woodpecker can be found in the wide area of the Gasthuis woods…. Will you help her? A perfect quest for families with children between 5 and 12 years old.

With the quest, you help Kaat with her mission. In an active way, you go into the forest and come across lots of fun facts, surprising mysteries and fun assignments. It is an ideal quest for families where you discover the forest in an original way and at your own pace.

Practical info

  • Pick up the detective folder: at the tourist office in Zonnebeke or at the provincial visitors’ centre De Palingbeek in Zillebeke.
  • Start: Zandvoorde forest car park (kleine Ieperstraat), 8980 Zandvoorde
  • Distance: 5 km
  • The trail is not signposted
Price €1 per search

Address information

Longitude: 50.825596671672
Latitude: 2.9683888700058

T: 0032 (0)51 77 04 41


  • Zandvoorde
  • Individuals and groups < 15p.
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Walking
  • On the move
  • Parking
  • Child-friendly (12 y)
  • Child-friendly (3 y)
  • Child-friendly (7 y)


Pioneer cycle route Estimated distance: 1.61 Km
Zandvoorde walking route Estimated distance: 1.61 Km
St Bartholomew’s church in Zandvoorde Estimated distance: 1.62 Km