Enjoy Brussels with your family this winter!

Enjoy Brussels with your family this winter!

Brussels is an ideal destination for a family city trip in winter. There are countless activities available for parents travelling with their children.

There'll be no time for boredom this Christmas, what with the Christmas markets, walks, exhibitions, shows and brunches that Brussels has to offer! You don't know where to start? Don't panic, here's a small programme we've put together for fun-filled days with your whole family. 

For those planning a festive season visit in December, the capital is pulling out all the stops! Have bags of fun at Winter Wonders from 26 November, and take your children on the merry-go-rounds or the Ferris wheel, before taking them for a skate on the ice rink!

  • Great exhibitions to escape the cold  

    Want to enjoy the magic of winter without feeling the cold? Head over to the Museum of Natural Sciences to see the T.Rex exhibition! Despite his fearsome appearance, this monster has some fascinating things to teach you... so, are you brave enough to take him on!


    Want to discover some other museums? Then all aboard, destination Train World where you can visit the Orient-Express exhibition, which whisks you off in this legendary engine that’s as mythical as it is luxurious. Disembark at the Children’s Museum, a must in the capital, that’s dedicated to young visitors. Still want more? Pop into the Wolf, the Design Museum Brussels or the MOOF. These institutions are packed with fun and colourful pieces! Why not take your kids to see the GardeRobe Manneken-Pis, which houses all the outfits of the city’s larger-than-life hero? Don’t forget to greet all the other heroes that are dotted around the city, as you follow the comic book trail!

  • Shows and activities for children

    If you prefer to be curled up in the warmth of a theatre; then make your way to Bronks or Noël au Théâtre (Christmas at the Theatre). Are you little monsters fans of films and cartoons? Then the Anima Festival is a must! 

    Make sure you check the programmes and calendars of theatres and cultural centres near you, they always have activities scheduled for kids! Find more info here.

  • Great spots to recharge your batteries

    After all those adventures, nothing beats taking a bit of time out in a cosy, child-friendly café. Try Lloyd Café Presse, a café with a playroom that caters to parents AND children! How about a stop at la Fabrique en VilleChicago Café, Café Dînette or la Fabbrica – family favourites that we know you’ll love! And if you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure you pay a visit to COCO Donuts, Chouconut or Charli. They serve some of the best cookies, doughnuts, cupcakes and pastries in the capital.

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