Again with a quick bit of online research we found a free spot for the night on the banks of Ghent's rowing lake next door to a sports arena which apparently offered showers at a small fee - We can get clean!!!!
With much of the day left to us, it only took about half hour to drive from Bruges, we headed into town by bus.
Ghent is a really great place! It's not quite as picture postcard as Bruges, but it really makes up for it by being way more lively, bustling and active.
This is definitely a place I would like to come back to.
Our nighttime spot worked out as well, a shower was 2.10 euros. And a short walk away there was built in entertainment for the kids in the form of a skatepark.