Brussels is a great family weekend destination only 2 hours from London with Eurostar trains going there every day. The Belgium capital has a lot of interesting indoor activities and attractions suitable for children. But which ones will you need to do on your first visit to the capital.
Luckily, BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you and researched the Best things to Do in Brussels with Kids.
1. Museum of Natural Sciences
As every capital of Europe, Brussels also has its Museum of Natural Sciences with the largest incredible Dinosaurs Gallery of Europe. You and your little tribe will be blown away by this collection. You could also wander on the History of Mankind and learn how our body functions. Don’t forget to look at the kids activities/workshops, more info here.
Opening Times: more info here
2. Children’s Museum Musée des Enfants
As its name suggests, this museum is designed for children between 4 and 12 years old where you can enrol them in different workshops during opening times. They will learn cooking, fairy tales, DYI, construction and even acting in a theatre play. This museum will touch every 5 senses of your children with the objective of bringing the creativity within them. Not to be missed.
Opening Times: School period : Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 5pm and during School Holidays : Every day from 2:30 to 5pm
3. Comics Arts Museum Le Musée de la BD
This museum is very unique and will delight adults and children if you are into comics books. As you may know Brussels has a lot of comics artists with its famous ambassador Hergé who created the series Tintin. Quite a few workshops are organised for children (only in French language though) and a great library will allow you to buy your favorite comic to take home as a souvenir of Brussels. This is a favourite activity to do in Brussels with your kids for sure.
Opening Times: open everyday from 10am until 6pm
4. Musical Instrument Museum MIM
If you wish to introduce music to your children and more precisely to a wide range of instruments, the MIM museum is a great venue to listen and discover different sounds. We recommend to rent the headsets so your children can appreciate even more the museum. After the visit, don’t forget to go the last floor to discover an amazing view of the city.
Tuesday – Friday: 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and on holidays: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
24 & 31 December 2017: 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, also on 1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November, 25 December
5. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
What is great about these museums is that you can pick and choose different collections from the Old Masters Flemish painters (Memling, Bosch, Bruegel, Rubens, Van Dyck…) to the modern Art with Magritte Museum or the Modern Museum with contemporary artists like Bacon or Dalí. Also, children have free entrance to the museums.
The Magritte Museum has audio guides available (4€) in different languages for children (aged 6 – 11 years old) so they can explore the museum throughout 30 pieces of art with a funny dialogue and interaction. A lovely museum to do in Brussels with your kids.
Opening Times: more info here
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