The best winter activities for children in Brussels

The best winter activities for children in Brussels

Do you have your gloves, scarf, hat and winter coat? Then you are all set for a family winter trip to Brussels!

With the holiday season coming up, Brussels is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. During your visit, be sure to check out these indoor and outdoor activities that are fit for all ages. 

Christmas markets, attractions, and sound and light shows dominate the cityscape, offering a wide range of activities for the whole family. There are also the museums, the city's must-see monuments, and fun shows to discover. Children are bound to make a lot of unforgettable memories during their stay.  

Here, you can find a selection of the best activities before, during and after the Christmas holidays for children in Brussels.

  • Museum activities for children

  • In order to keep your children warm and entertained this winter, the Brussels museums have a lot to offer.  

    Discover the world of the Smurfs, who celebrate their 60th birthday in Brussels with "The Smurf Experience". Or "Smurf" your way towards " Wings to grow up", the new exhibition at the Children's Museum.

    Take your little ones - and their favourite teddy bears - to the exhibition "Teddy and Bear" in the Museum of Natural Sciences. Or explore Africa and its treasures in the brand new AfricaMuseum. Admire the cars during the Porsche exhibition at Autoworld. Or visit ADAM with the exhibition "Play the game", where you can admire Kartell's design for children.

    Also worth a visit are the Coudenberg Museum, the BELvue Museum and

  • Family shows in a warm, cosy atmosphere

  • Many Brussels theatres have a programme for a young audience. The ideal way for children to discover these places. Here you will find a short list of theatres that you absolutely must visit: La Montagne Magique with the festival "Noël au Théâtre", Flagey, Wolubilis, Bronks (the Dutch-speaking theatre), and also Le Wolf.

    Watch closely as your favourite Disney princesses pirouette on the ice rink at Disney on Ice's "Crois en tes Rêves". Film lovers are welcome at “Anima” in Flagey!

  • Winter fun for young and old

  • Each year, Winter Wonders brings joy to the heart of Brussels. Visit the ice rink and the Ferris wheel, the Christmas tree and the nativity scene... and have a lovely local bite to eat: crispy chips, crunchy waffles, etc.