Brussels offers a lot of playgrounds and parks for families looking to entertain their children across all seasons. If this is your first time in Brussels, you have to go to Grand Place and take a photo with the Manneken Pis but you already knew this. So what is worth to doing in Brussels with Kids?
BabyBreaks has done some research for you and selected the best child-friendly Outdoor activities in Brussels.
1. Spot Street Art in Brussels with Kids
A really unique activity in Brussels with Kids – the kids will love to spot famous French cartoon characters all over the city. With Brussels being the Capital of Comics or “La BD” as they say in French (Bande Dessinée) a lot of cartoonists have spray painted their favourite characters all over the cit. It now attracts tourists to spot as many as possible. This is a fun trail that adults and children will enjoy doing on a bright sunny day.
Address: various streets of Brussels but you can have help here
2. Guided Bike Tour
With so many things to see (and eat!), a guided bike tour is a great option for all members of the family. It’s a great way to keep kids from getting bored or tired of walking while sightseeing. Plus, you can enjoy the outdoors and discover the best things to do in Brussels while keeping off the holiday weight. Ride your bike along the top attractions, exploring unique neighborhoods and getting a chance to experience the authentic Brussels vibe. Baja Bikes offers the chance to do a Highlights Tour or a Private Bike Tour if you want a more personalized experience. Either way, if you’re traveling in Brussels with your family, a bike tour is a great idea. Child bikes and seats are available.
3. Parc de Bruxelles
Brussels Park formerly known as the Royal Park is located right in the centre of the city. Your children will enjoy playgrounds for different age groups with sandpits, slides, swings and more. Definitely worth a visit on a sunny day in Brussels with kids.
Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Website: more info here
4. Mini Europe – Miniature Park
This miniature amusement park was open in 1989 to reproduce the main monuments of Europe. All 350 buildings are built on scale of 1:25 and features live attractions like trains going around, erupting volcano or windmills. This is fun activities for the whole family that maybe will inspire you to visit more areas of Europe.
Address: 1020 Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: more info here
5. Parc du Rouge Cloitre
Rouge-Cloître is a former monastery which is located on the outskirts of Brussels in the South West of Ixelles. Around the monastery, you can find a great fitness trail and several playgrounds for young children under 6 and another one for older children. Last but not least, there is a Pirate ship that your kids will play on for hours.
Address: 1160 Oudergem, Belgium
For families who who like to explore further than the City Centre, Bois de la Cambre is representing the old part of the Forest of Soignes. There is a lake with a small island called Robinson’s Island with a restaurant in a rebuilt chalet open in 2009. Expect some magical scenery in the Winter with the snow.
Address: Brussels, Belgium
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