Holiday with children in Brussels
On holiday with your family and children in Brussels, you will never get bored. Among parks, museums, attractions, you'll be spoiled for choice.
You will find many public gardens, ideal for a walk and escape from the heat and traffic. Starting from the Parc Royal, in the center. Our favorite? No doubt Boi de la Cambre, a wonderful green lung not far from the center.
The Forest extends over 120 hectares, and is the ideal destination for runners, cyclists, families and children. You can have a nice picnic, play ball and roam freely in the woods. Quiet in the week, and quite busy at the weekend. You can also take the small boat on the lake. The park is located a few kilometers south of the Grand Place, and can be reached by the 7 Tram line.
Atomium. Mini-Europe. Planetarium. Océade. Great attractions, for adults and children, concentrated in the same area. Ideal to be visited with family and children in Brussels. Do not disdain as a couple or with friends. To visit them all, you need to spend almost a whole day. Or even more.
Atomium, after the expo, has become practically the symbol of the City. Built in the 1958 and revisited in the following years, it represents the 9 atoms of an iron crystal. It is a steel structure, high 102 meters, with 9 spheres connected to each other. You can cross the tubes and the spheres until you reach the highest part of the city. From here, fantastic view to 360 ° on the city. Open every day, from 10: 00 to 18: 00. Entry allowed within 30 minutes from closing. The whole ticket, for the Atomium only, costs 15.00 €. Over 65, they pay 13.00 €. Children up to 115cm up to 17 years, pay 8.00 €. Free for children under 115cm.
A fantastic tour of the main attractions and monuments of Europe .... in few hours. Venice and the unmistakable gondolas. London and Big Ben. The Eiffel tower. The route of the TGV, in France, from North to South. The Vesuvius, in Naples, and the Tower of Pisa. This, and more, await you at Mini-Europe, one of the most visited attractions in the city. An extraordinary miniature park, with realistic models. Absolutely unmissable during a holiday with children in Brussels.
Mini-Europe offers new attractions every year. Last, in chronological order, the ship of Ulysses between the song of the sirens, and the Vikings in Denmark. And, do not miss the animated attractions. You will be the ones who bring down the Berlin wall, or start the Corrida in Seville.
Open every day, from 09: 30 to 18: 00. Admission allowed within one hour of closure. The ticket costs 15.50 € per person. There are no reductions except for cumulative tickets (see below). Only children below 115cm enter FREE.
Océade It is a fun water park, suitable for all age groups. Fun on the 6 adrenalitic slides. It has indoor and outdoor slides, outdoor and indoor pool with wave generator and saunas, Turkish bath and jacuzzi in Saunaland. You can challenge an anaconda on a raft. Test your strength in the Oranagan. Slip on the incredible Caméléon. The only drawback, the prices quite high. Children taller than 130cm, pay the full rate as adults, equal to 22.00 €. Under 130 cm, children pay € 19.00. Free for children under 115cm. For a family, entry could be a real drain!
Open in summer until the end of September.
Do you want to visit more attractions? You can save money with cumulative tickets that offer access for two or more attractions. Here are some types:
ATOMIUM + MINI-EUROPE. The full ticket costs 27.50 €. Over 65, they pay 25.70 €. Children from 13 to 17 years, pay 21.10 €. Children up to 115cm, up to 12 years, pay 18.00 €. Free for children under 115cm.
ATOMIUM + MINI-EUROPE + OCÉADE. The full ticket costs 39.80 €. Over 65, they pay 37.90 €. Children from 13 to 17 years, pay 32.80 €. Children up to 115cm, up to 12 years, pay 27.70 €. Free for children under 115cm.
Among the top activities on holiday with children in Brussels, there is the Museum of Natural Sciences. Absolutely not to be missed because it houses the most important collection of dinosaur skeletons in the entire Old Continent. You can walk among Tirannosauri Rex, Triceratopi and Diplodochi; you can admire the vast collection of fossils.
Kanoa advises not to lose the new gallery of man, in which you can admire all the human evolution.
The museum is open Tuesday to Friday, from 9.30 to 17: 00. Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 18.
During school holidays: Tuesday to Sunday from 10: 00 to 18: 00.
Closed on Mondays, and on 01 / 01, 01 / 05 and 25 / 12 days.
The adult ticket costs 7.00 €; students and over 65, 6.00 €; children from 6 to 16 years: 4,50 €. To access permanent exhibitions, the ticket costs 9.50 for adults, 8.50 € for students and over 65, 7.00 € for children. FREE WITH CITY PASS.
Belgium and chocolate: an indissoluble pair. Here, why, during your holiday (with or without) children in Brussels, you can not miss a visit to the Chocolate Village! Near the Basilica awaits you a fantastic journey for your senses, between scent and chocolate flavor.
Near the beautiful Basilica stands the Belgian Village Chocolate, a huge positive hall that is spread over 900 square meters. A real scenic tour where cocoa will be the real star. You can see the stages of production, visit a tropical greenhouse where all the cultivation phase is reproduced. History, workshops and, of course, unfailing taste.
Open Tuesday to Friday, from 09: 30 to 18: 00. Saturday and Sunday, from 10: 00 to 18: 00. Adults pay the full rate of 8.00 €. Under 65, they pay 7.00 €. Boys from 6 to 18 not completed, pay 5.00 €. Family ticket to 20.00 € for the entry of two adults and two boys. FREE WITH CITY PASS BRUSSELS.
Of course, you can always opt for a gourmet break in one of the many chocolates in the capital!
On the other hand, those who want to experience the thrill of driving a train (!) Should not miss a visit to the fascinating Train World. In this fantastic train museum, you can discover everything about the railway world and try out the driving simulator. There are ad hoc activities, and a playground, dedicated entirely to children. The museum is located north of the city, in Schaerbeek, in the Place Princesse Elisabeth. You can reach it by tram and train, getting off at the nearby Schaerbeek stop. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10: 00 to 17: 00. Closed on Monday. The full fare ticket costs 12.00 €. Reduced for children from 6 to 17, over 65, 9.00 €. FREE WITH CITY PASS.