Children: Days Out For Kids

Things to do with kids in Brussels from exhibitions and adventure parks to playgrounds and aquariums. Find activities to do outside or indoors if it's a rainy day.

Royal Theatre of Toone
Typical Belgian inn with a puppet theatre in the attic. There is also a workshop where the puppets are made, a library, a video library and a puppet museum. The puppet shows take place in five different languages. 21 petit rue des Boucheurs.
Mini Europe
Miniature park with over 350 detailed reproductions of the main features and buildings in the EU, many interactive. At the foot of the Atomium. Bruparck, 1020 Brussels.
Walibi
Amusement park just outside Brussels with over 50 rides, including the only wooden roller-coaster in Belgium. Fifteen rides suitable for smaller children. Aquilibi water park is included. Opens early April. Rue Joseph Deschamps 9, 1300 Wavre.
Centre Recreatif de Vijvers
Large natural leisure park with attractions for children of all ages. Water activities on the lake, toboggan run and facilities for camping. Abdijstraat 2, 3271 Averbode.
Oceade
Family water park with 11 water slides, open air and covered zones. Open daily school holidays, Saturday, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00-21:00. September to March closed Monday and Tuesdays and open to 18:00 in the week. Brupark, 1020 Brussels.
Aquarium Public de Bruxelles
Aquarium with fish and other sea creatures from around the world. Tuesday to Friday from 12:00-18:00 in term time, 10:00-18:00 in school holidays. Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-18:00. Avenue Emile Bossaert 27, 1081 Brussels.
Aventure Park
Adventure playground with assault courses (easy to commando) through woodland with various obstacles. Children must be over 8 years old and 1.50m tall with raised arms. Open April to October 10:00-18:30. Rue Sainte Anne 152, 1300 Wavre.
Aquilibi
Water park with tropical theme. Wave machine, rivers and the biggest jacuzzi in Belgium. Opens early April. Part of Walibi park. Rue Joseph Deschamps 9, 1300 Wavre.
La Ferme Nos Pilifs
This centre supporting mentally disabled children is also a farm and recreation centre. Nature trails and activities for children are organised as well as regular events. Trasserweg, 347-349, 1120 Brussels.
Childrens Museum
The Musee des Enfants hosts many temporary interactive exhibitions based on different themes. Many workshops are organised including cooking, painting, theatre, stories and nature. Open Wednesdays and weekends. At rue du Bourgmestre 15, 1050 Brussels.
Annette Hormann
Artists space for creation, exhibition and projects around peace and freedom. Creativity atelier for children and adolescents as after school programs and holiday intensives. Ar Close Place Flagey, Rue des Vergnies 28, 1050 Brussels/Ixelles.
Scientastic
Many hands on exhibits for children about the senses and illusions. Special bookings for birthday parties and guided visits are available. Open daily 10:00-17:30 except Wednesdays and weekends, open 14:00-17:30. Boulevard Anspach 72-73, 1000 Brussels.
Belgian Comic Strip Center
A range of permanent exhibitions, original comic strip drawings as well as unique objects. Exhibitions feature such comics as Tintin and Boule et Bill. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. 20 rue des Sables, 1000 Brussels.
Autoworld
Over 250 vehicles tell the story of the automobile and show how it has developed over the last century. Open from April to September 10:00-18:00, and October to March 10:00-17:00. Parc du Cinquantenaire 11, 1000 Brussels.
Kids Fantasyland
Indoor playground for kids. Rooms can be booked for birthdays, including pirates room, disco room and fantasy room. Open Wednesday 12:00-19:00, Friday 15:00-19:00, weekends and school holidays 10:00-19:00. Alsembergsesteenweg 51, 1630 Linkebeek.
Museum of Natural Sciences
On display are dinosaur skeletons and casts, interactive exhibits and a paleontology and geology laboratory for children. Tuesday to Friday 9.30-17.00, weekends 10:00-18:00, closed on Mondays.
Le Musee du Jouet
Toy museum displaying mechanical toys, books, archives and photos. Open everyday 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00. Rue de lAssociation 24, 1000 Brussels.
Royal Museum of the Army and Military History
Exhibitions include Napoleon, tanks, occupied Belgium and many other galleries such as Dutch, Russian or Medieval. Open Tuesday to Sunday 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:45. Jubelpark 3, 1000 Brussels.
Stardust Park
Indoor playground covering 4000 square meters over 3 floors: race cars, mazes, climbing frames, disco and a restaurant. For kids aged 2 to 12. Open Thursday/Friday 16:00-19:00, Wednesday 12:00-19:00, weekends 10:00-19:00. Avenue du Globe 36, 1190 Forest.

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