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Summer is fast approaching: here are our ideas for activities to do as a family!

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Are your kids itching to get out after all those weeks spent cooped up at home? Well, now you can all escape for a while and let off some steam! A visit to a museum, a stroll in the city or a summer camp... there are plenty of fun family activities to keep your children busy in Brussels. Here are our suggestions!

Publié le 18/06/2020

Kid-friendly activities at some of Brussels’ cultural sites

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During this transition period before your favourite museum, theatre and cultural centre activities return, don't forget that you can already enjoy a visit (albeit an adapted one) to certain sites and institutions! Their doors are open once again, it would be a shame to miss out. Booking in advance is, however, essential!

  • At the Natural Sciences Museum, you can drop in on the dinosaurs, seals and penguins while following a safe, brand-new, signposted route. And this summer stay cool with its temporary exhibition : Antarctica !
  • The Children’s Museum invites you to explore its trees, during a special visit involving storytelling, a treasure hunt, theatre…
  • If you want to learn all about the history of Belgium, then you need to pay a visit to the BelVUE Museum. They offer an enriching visit for all those who want to better understand our wonderful little country. In the summer, you can also discover the "Those will be the days" temporary exhibition, co-created by visitors to the museum.
  • Train World offers your children a beautiful moment of escapism through the history of the railways, don't forget to take a tour!

Looking for even more?

  • The Adam Brussels Design Museum lets you (re)discover its Punk Graphic exhibition and its permanent collection.
  • A visit to Mini-Europe lets you travel to Europe’s most beautiful cities in just a few hours. It’s a fun moment of discovery to share with your little ones.
  • A trip back in time as you discover the magnificent home of Victor Horta with your family! This summer's temporary exhibition focuses on Art Nouveau ornament and its motifs inspired by nature. Kaleidoscopes will be made available to children to discover the magical world of ornaments while having fun.
  •  Choco-Story, is the museum for chocolate lovers. You'll learn all about chocolate, how it is made and its history. A demonstration and a tasting session are included in the visit. Yum!

Set off to explore the city!

Everybody knows that going for a walk doesn't always appeal to the kids. But if there's a game, riddles, and a path to follow, then it's a lot more fun! Summon the great explorer within and you'll be ready to discover every corner of the capital:

There won’t be a SuperVliegSuperMouche festival this summer, but the organisers have still thought of your little ones and brought out an activity booklet, which you can download here: Colouring, arts and crafts, games will have you exploring the commune in no time! Organisers also have a few surprises in store at Forest Park. So keep your eyes open! SuperVliegSuperMouche is changing into Park Poetik.

Two great walking or cycling trails through lesser-known and extraordinary parts of Brussels.

The return of children’s summer camps!

As we start to slowly come out of lockdown, children's summer camp offers are starting to be published! All the necessary information can be found on the websites of the various establishments:

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