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Great plans in Brussels with children
20.02.2024

Brussels, one of the great European capitals, has a long list of monuments to visit, as well as nearby cities where you can enjoy an exciting day out.

If you are travelling to the Belgian capital with children, the number of places to visit will only multiply. The reason is that the city has taken children into account in its leisure offer, and will make sure that both you and your children enjoy every second in Brussels.

 

Great plans in Brussels with children

Museums in Brussels with children

There are all kinds and tastes, some are more classical and traditional museums while others are museums in name only. Depending on your tastes, choose one or the other to make the hours fly by.

 

LEGO® Discovery Centre Brussels

DOCKS BRUXSEL, Bd Lambermont 1, 1000

The first is one of those places we call museums, but in reality, it is a place of fun and a paradise for LEGO® block fans.

Twelve rooms where you can build, create, play and let the imagination of the little ones at home, and not so little ones, run wild. There is also a LEGO® café, where you can have a hot drink and snacks. A must with or without children.

 

Choco Story Brussels

Rue de l'Etuve 41, 1000

When visiting the land of chocolate, it would be a real sin not to visit the Cocoa and Chocolate Museum. Learn all about this delicacy and take part in their guides, activities and workshops. Take a look at their website to book one of the workshops and have a sweet souvenir of your visit to Brussels.

 

Children´s Museums

Rue du Bourgmestre 15, 1050

In the southern part of Brussels, Ixelles, is the perfect museum for all children, especially those aged 4 to 12, where they can learn while having fun and letting their imagination run wild.

Develop their five senses as they learn how to assemble and create objects, cook or interpret, as well as walk through the permanent exhibitions and displays. A great experience for them and their development.

 

Comics Arts Museum Le Musée de la BD

Rue des Sables 20, 1000

The name of the museum says it all. In a culture where comics are so popular, a comic museum could not be missing, where tribute is paid to this art form in exhibitions where characters such as Tintin are the undisputed kings. Don't forget to check their website to see the guides they have and the language in which they are available.

 

Museum of Natural Sciences

Rue Vautier 29, 1000

A journey through time awaits all future Indiana Joneses, from the incredible dinosaur gallery to giant iguanas. The perfect age to get the most out of this museum is from six years old. It has interactive elements that make the experience fun and playful for the whole family.

 

Musical Instruments Museum MIM

Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000

With an unbeatable location, next to the Royal Palace and the Parc de Bruxelles, this is a must if your home is one of those who can't live without music. It has special activities for the little ones and an exhibition that will amaze music lovers.

 

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Rue de la Régence 3, 1000

Immerse your family in the best of art history in this impressive building with the finest collection of paintings in the country. From the Flemish masters to contemporary artists. There are guides specially designed for children between the ages of six and eleven, who will learn to see art from a new and fun point of view.

 

Autoworld

Parc du Cinquantenaire 11, 1000 

In the lungs of Brussels we can find this museum that tells the complete history of the car. If you are fans of this means of transport, don't waste a second and enjoy its exhibition, which ranges from the 19th century to the 1990s, including the most iconic American models and the most elegant sports cars.

 

Train World Museum

Pl. Princesse Elisabeth 5, 1030

If cars aren't your thing but you have a passion for trains, head to the Schaerbeek area, about 20 minutes by public transport from the centre of Brussels. Amazing facilities with unique pieces of the sector and everything designed to be enjoyed with the youngest members of the family.

 

Illusion Museums Brussels

Rue du Marché aux Fromages 22, 1000

Challenge the senses of the whole family with this incredible museum for the whole family. The laughs are guaranteed and seeing the faces of the kings and queens of the house when they see things they don't expect is priceless. A visit not to be missed if you want to have a great time.

 

 

Routes with children in Brussels

The sun is shining, and Brussels invites you to discover it in a thousand and one different ways. Here are just a few of the routes you can take to explore its streets and lose yourself in its charms.

 

Comic Route

In addition to chocolate, Belgium is known for its great comic book culture. Its capital city is no exception, so don't miss out on the amazing artwork that decorates facades all over the city. It's the perfect excuse to go sightseeing, get the kids to enjoy themselves and get lost in the beautiful streets of Brussels.

 

Route of the 3 weak bladder

You read that right. Throwing this quiz at the kids will give them a good laugh and they won't want to blink an eye on your route through the city centre. It's a fun way to keep them on their toes and bring them a little closer to the local culture. By the way, here is the name and address of each one. But don't tell the kids:

             Manneken Pis, Rue de l’Etuve, 31.

             Jeanneke Pis, Impasse de la Fidélité, 10-12.

             Zinneke Pis, Kartuizersstraat, 35.

 

Bike Tour in Brussels

It's a fun, open-air activity that will give the whole family a chance to see the city's most important sights, and it's sure to help the kids use up a lot of their energy and sleep better at night.

There are several bike rental companies that organise tours with the little ones in mind. Don't miss the opportunity to get around the city quickly and see more sights than anyone else.

  

 

Parks in Brussels

We want to focus only on those green areas close to the centre, where you can have a good escape for your children to enjoy a snack and the fresh air.

 

La Ferme du Parc Maximilien

Our first stop is a real surprise, as no one would expect to find a farm with lots of animals in the centre of Brussels. But it exists and is a favourite destination for children.

You will escape from the bustling city centre without leaving it. Children will learn about animals, farming or honey harvesting while being in contact with nature in the heart of Brussels.

 

Parc du Cinquantenaire

Brussels' most famous park where you can enjoy not only the fresh air, but also the many monuments located there. Perhaps the most interesting for children, apart from the small swings, is the Autoworld Museum mentioned above.

 

Parc de Bruxelles

Right in the city centre is the second most popular and busiest park in Brussels. Here, in addition to the great outdoors, your children will be able to enjoy the various swings designed for all ages.

 

Parc d’Egmont

Another beautiful green area in an enviable location. The Parc d'Egmont is very close to both the Church of Notre Dame de la Victoire de Sablon and the Grand Palais de Justice of Brussels, among other buildings. Here you will find a beautiful mansion and a statue of Peter Pan.

 

Parc du Rouge Cloitre

This park is not located in the city centre, as there is no more room for parks and monuments, but it is easily accessible by public transport within half an hour's drive. It has places to run, a monastery and playgrounds where children of all ages can play.

 

Parc Tournay-Solvay

Near Parc du Rouge Cloitre, in the southern part of Brussels, we find the Parc Tournay-Solvay, which could be considered one of the best kept secrets of the city. It is pure beauty to visit, especially with the family and to surprise your partner in one of the most romantic places in the whole city with its gardens, paths, trails and lakes.

 

Parc Josaphat

Exactly the same situation as the previous park but in the opposite direction, towards the north. Getting there will only take you a short adventure by public transport that the kids will love, no more than 25 minutes. Once there, you can enjoy playgrounds, cafés, a mini golf course and numerous animal species.

 

Parc Georges Henri

About a ten-minute metro ride from the Cinquantenaire Park, this is a great place for the whole family, with plenty of swings and play areas for children, including climbing and a maze. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn or on one of the hills.

 

 

Laeken area in Brussels

This area is not considered the centre of Brussels, but it is equally well known and visited. Its connection to the entire historic city centre is perfect and fast. It's a must on your trip to the Belgian capital, and now you'll understand why.

 

Atomium

Pl. de l’Atomium 1, 1020

It is impossible to miss it at the exit of the metro or bus station. A huge iron atom 102 metres high. Just as you read it. The whole family will enjoy not only this gigantic monument, but also the 360-degree panoramic view of the city of Brussels and its surroundings.

 

Mini Europe

Av. du Football 1, 1020

An amusement park where more than 350 buildings are exhibited, in 1/25 scale, of the most representative monuments of the entire European continent. It includes activities for the whole family and is very educational for children. The two sites are opposite each other.

 

Planetarium

To this we must add the Planetarium, where the little ones, whether or not they dream of being astronauts, will learn about our universe and have a great time. Special activities are organised every weekend, so don't forget to check their website.

 

Le Sortilège

Trassersweg 420, 1120

Theme park about 40 minutes by public transport from the Atomium. Here you can travel back to the Middle Ages and experience adventures for the whole family. Children from the age of three can enjoy the attractions and activities organised by the park. From dueling with a knight, facing a witch or jumping down a zip line.

 

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