Have your children decided to rearrange your house or redecorate it in their own special way? Are you running out of ways of keeping them busy? Don't worry, Brussels will come to your rescue.
From your living room or in a park, take your children to discover our museums or play the craziest games thanks to the many activities offered by cultural sites and citizens' initiatives in Brussels.
Museums and cultural institutions come to you
Rediscover Brussels' heritage from your sofa
Les Classes du Patrimoine et de la Citoyenneté (Heritage and Citizenship classes) offer to help your children discover Brussels' communes. It's an original way to learn more about the capital's rich heritage.
explore.Brussels has developed colouring activities allowing children to colour in some of the most emblematic venues of the BANAD festival. Every Monday, they publish new drawings on their website and on their Facebook page.
Cooking workshop (In French and Dutch)
Eating local and seasonal produce is good for your health and it's good for the environment! So why not try out some new recipes as a family? That’s exactly what Bruxelles-Environnement is trying to promote with its original recipes that use local, seasonal produce.
Brussels’ museums move into your living room!
Discover the story of the majestic humpback whale hanging in the museum's entrance hall and then head to the Dinosaur Gallery to marvel at its Iguanodons thanks to the Museum of Natural Sciences’ app. You and your little ones will learn everything there is to know about 6 of the museum’s rare specimens.
And that's not all. For your little budding scientists, the museum takes you on a virtual expedition to the Antarctic or introduces you to all the little critters who live in your garden.
The Horta Museum launched Hort@home! The aim is to bring a little bit of the museum to your home. The museum will also offer "hort@home for kids" every Monday at 14:00 and will publish a video tutorial for children on its Facebook page, which can be completed at home with very little material.
The ADAM Museum offers several original activities for families. It gives you the chance, among other things, to create your own fanzine.
The RMFAB invite themselves into your home and help you escape the isolation! Discover, alone or with the whole family, everything you need for a virtual journey through art history.
The Wiels also has plenty to keep your kids busy on its Wiels Kids page. You'll find a whole host of artistic activity ideas that you can try at home (colour-in great workst of art, a stop motion film tutorial).
The initiatives of Brussels associations
Original and easy ideas to keep your kids busy (in Dutch)
Huis van het kind Brussel Nieuwland offers original activities for families with kids. It’s a great source of inspiration if you find yourself rapidly running out of ideas.
The Culture_1190_cultuur Facebook page is regularly updated with ideas for cultural activities you can do at home: virtual visits of museums, presentations of an artist’s works of art, story time for children, etc.
Create your own animated film
Direct your own animated film with a camera, a mobile phone and a few pieces of paper thanks to this tutorial from Anima Festival.
Have fun while learning
Two to three times a week, Kidsgazette gives you tips and shares fun cultural information and original activities that will keep your kids busy for a while.
For your little acrobats
Your kids won't sit still and are genuine little acrobats? Circus Zonder Handen offers new circus excercises every day that they can try at home.
Yoga for the whole family
Now's the perfect time to treat the whoe family to a moment of relaxation. EVery day at 16:00, join Yogindi for online yoga sessions for kids.
Learn new languages
Want to make the most of your time at home to help your kids learn a language? It's possible thanks to the podcasts of Super Lexi.
A walk in one of Brussels’ beautiful natural spaces
Brussels has more than 8,000 hectares of green spaces, which account for almost half of its territory. So all you have to do is get on your bike or put on your walking shoes and set off with your family to discover Brussels' numerous parks and the Promenade Verte or Green Walk, but remember to keep in mind the social distancing guidelines!