Summer in Brussels with Kids

Summer in bubbly Brussels is a great time of year for your kids. The capital of Europe has so much to offer and so much to experience, for all ages. Street theatre, music and activities adapted specially for children… you will be spoiled for choice this summer in Brussels! And if you want to have a break and catch your breath after all these adventures, why not visit one of the numerous parks in Europe’s greenest capital city, which in summer is also home to a beach!

  • Princesses, dinosaurs, trains and comic books… it’s impossible to be bored in Brussels

  • Brussels is host to a great number of monuments that you should not miss under any circumstances. The Atomium, the impressive Brussels symbol, is one of them. From there you can visit Mini Europe and enjoy a dip at Océade waterpark.

    Many of Brussels’ museums are terrific for younger audiences. To get to know Belgium and Brussels better, why not start with the BELvue Museum and experience.brussels? From there you can go on to admire the dinosaurs in the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences which is housed in a stunning Art Nouveau building. Get familiar with surrealism and let yourself be guided by the whimsical birds of the Musée Magritte. You can also (re)discover the heroes of your favourite comic books at the Belgian Comic Strip Center or go for a stroll in Cinquantenaire park and, as the icing on the cake, take in the stunning panoramic view of Brussels from the top of the arcades. Train World will amaze young and old with its imposing vehicles and the Coudenberg Palace will plunge you into a time of knights and damsels. A brand-new museum celebrating one of Brussels’ greatest pieces of heritage has opened its doors this year: the Manneken Pis Museum. Your little ones are free to dress up the famous little statue and let their imaginations run wild.

  • Playing outdoors in Brussels

  • Why not take a break and enjoy nature in between two cultural visits? You will soon discover for yourself that Brussels is a very green city. There are countless parks and playgrounds, extraordinary gardens, farms for children, the Sonian Forest and much more. The city is ideally suited to welcome families for a moment of relaxation or an improvised picnic. Discover Rouge-Cloître abbey in Auderghem wood, or Brussels park, a green oasis in the heart of the city centre. Just a bit further north Nos Pilifs farm is a great place to have a bite to eat and your children can meet some new furry friends who love to be petted. Opposite Nos Pilifs, you’ll find Sortilège, where you can go for a stroll in the city’s woods in a medieval atmosphere.

  • Brussels: its activities, its music, its celebrations and… its beach!

  • What would Brussels be without culture? Whatever time of the year you visit, you’ll always find something to do. The city moves to the rhythm of festivals, street theatre and other events throughout the summer. In June, the commune of Forest’s park is buzzing with Belgian and international artists for superVliegsuperMouche, a children’s art festival par excellence. Berchem-Sainte-Agathe hosts Festival Visuel and Elizabeth park in Koekelberg welcomes Plazey, where your little ones can discover the delights of the city. In July, Brosella Folk and Jazz Festival, close to the Atomium in Osseghem park, offers moving music to children and their parents. All summer long, Brussels park becomes a playground for the puppets of the Guignolet puppet show. In August, Théâtre Nomades will showcase circus artists and organise street theatre sessions. But wait, there’s more! From 7 July to 13 August, Bruxelles les Bains returns to the banks of the Brussels canal with an artistic and festive programme full of thrills for the whole family.

  • And while you stroll through Brussels enjoying deliciously authentic Brussels chips or a decadent waffle with chocolate, don’t forget to follow the comic book trail and discover its street art as well as other unique buildings.

    Hey kids, Brussels is awaiting you !