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 do with the family?

BabyBreaks has done some research for you and selected the best child-friendly Outdoor activities in Brussels.

1. 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 to go on a sunny day.

Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Website: more info here

2. 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

3. 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


4. Spot the Walls on Brussels with Comic Strips

With Brussels being the Capital of Comics or la BD as they say in French (BD stands for Bande Dessinée, a lot of cartoonists have exhibits their favourite characters on different walls of Brussels and it has attracted many tourists to spot as many as possible. This is unique trail that adults and children will enjoy doing on a bright sunny day.

Address: various streets of Brussels but you can have help here

5. Bois de la Cambre​

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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