Brussels for kids and teenagers : activities calendar

In summer too, vibrant Brussels is a city that’s ideal for children and teens. The heart of Europe is full of things to do and experience.

Alone, in pairs or as a family, you’re sure to have an incredible summer! The Smurfs invite you to celebrate their birthday. The banks of the canal make way for the palm trees and sandy beaches of Bruxelles les Bains.

The Théâtre Nomades travelling theatres festival takes over Brussels Park and the Cinquantenaire transforms its paths into giant playgrounds.

And what better way to catch your breath after all your adventures, than to relax in one of the numerous parks that the greenest capital city in Europe has to offer. Diaries at the ready!

  • June: the Smurfs come to town!

  • From 9 June our favourite little blue characters will be celebrating their 60th birthday in Brussels in style! To mark the occasion, they will be moving their village to the capital for 6 months thanks to the Schtroumpf Experience

    The Carolus Family Day, is a fun chance to discover Charles V and his palace, but also learn about the origins of Belgium and Europe.

    And we’ve saved the best for last: June sees the return of SuperVliegSuperMouche, the fantastic children’s festival where all your little ones can let loose and have fun in Brussels!

  • July - August: theatre and games in the parks… and the beach comes to Brussels!

  • From 6 July to 12 August, Bruxelles-les Bains returns to its summer quarters along the banks of the Brussels canal. It’s THE summer event for all, with its palm trees, warm sand, its terraces, its relaxing sun loungers and a whole host of activities: music, dance, sport... it’s party time!

    From 23 to 26 August, the Théâtres Nomades festival puts up its marquees in Brussels Park for the 12th time. Puppets, street theatre, acrobats, jugglers and musicians share with you their love of performance, their appreciation of others and the art of living together. It’s a unique human experience that’s free of charge!

    On 25 and 26 August, the Brussels Games Festival will transform Cinquantenaire Park into a gigantic games area for all! Whether you’re an amateur, just curious or completely hooked, bring your family and (re)discover the joy of playing together. Fun is guaranteed!

    To make sure you don’t miss any of the family activities on offer this summer, dowload our brochure

  • April is all about science, Star Wars and even more circus shows!

  • Brussels is steadily making a name for itself in the world of circus, that much is clear. In April Hopla will be taking over the neighbourhood around place Sainte Catherine. Free activities and entertainment, along with shows by circus artists await; who can resist? 

    You must come from a galaxy far far away if you don't see the attraction of the Star Wars saga. From April to September, Belgian and international fans can marvel at costumes, props and other relics from the cult series thanks to STAR WARS™ Identities.

    The I love Science Festival, Brussels' brand new science festival is a must for children and adults alike. Finally you'll know how science impacts your daily life and how in the future it will reveal even more.

    A bonus tip for those who are looking for an ecologically responsible outdoor activity: from 11 April, kids and adults can head to Le Sortilège for an exciting adventure straight out of the Middle Ages!

  • May: it's party time!

  • Brussels is in party mode in May as it celebrates the Iris Festival, the Brussels-Capital Region's diverse and free birthday party! Then one week later, it's time to join in the fun, once again, for the Zinneke Parade.