Brussels For Kids & Families

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Great family spots are something to look forward to when travelling with your kids, so we thought to offer you some inspiration for your family outings. From kid-friendly museums to charming sights and fun activities, Brussels has a lot of great places that will make your whole family happy. With green parks and gardens, comic book heroes and delicious sweet treats that everybody loves, every member of your family will find something exciting to do or see in the city!

Toy Museum

Containing toys from the last two centuries, this museum situated a ten-minute walk from Central station is ideal for toddlers and toy enthusiast. A large collection of old toys is displayed over 3 floors and most are available for children to play with, so your kids will have a lot of fun. Note that the museum closes for an hour every day (13-14) and the entrance is free on the first Sunday of the month.


Mini-Europe is a great stop for you, if you're looking for a fun outdoor activity! This entertaining park is the only place where you can visit the whole of Belgium and have a tour of Europe in just a few short hours. Great for kids and miniatures lovers, here you’ll find 350 well designed models and sites and a few interactive multimedia games along with the “Spirit of Europe” exhibition at the end, all of them located right in the shadow of the Atomium. Seeing the eruption of Vesuvius, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Big Ben is definitely worth the visit!

Comic Strip Center

A unique museum located in a beautiful Art Nouveau building that will immediately take you back to your childhood! The Smurfs, Lucky Luke and Tin Tin are some of the famous stars you'll meet on your visit, alongside several other characters immortalized by Belgian cartoon artists. The venue also has a thematic book store and a restaurant where you can rest your feet and eat a nice lunch after visiting the fun exhibits. Either if you're a kid or an adult, this is the place to go if you love comics!

Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate

A fun museum for both adults and children, here you’ll learn a lot about the history of chocolate dating back to Aztec and Mayan civilisations. You’ll also enjoy a praline making demonstration at the end of your tour and the free samples are something every chocolate lover dreams of. This is not a big museum, but is definitely worth a visit!

Museum of Natural Sciences

Be prepared to spend all day at the best museum that you'll probably ever visit. This spectacular museum is best known as the Brussels Dinosaur Museum because it holds the largest Dinosaur Gallery in Europe with stunningly well-presented displays of dinosaurs. The wow factor is the 30 Iguanodons of Bernissart that are on display, as well as the magnificent crystals in the Mineral Hall. A floor to ceiling glass cube filled with nine towering Iguanodons alongside the Gallery of Humankind, Gallery of Evolution and BiodiverCITY make this museum a natural must-see for children and adults. With a temporary exhibition that changes every year, you will never get bored visiting this museum.


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