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Best Provincial Domains Near Brussels

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Brussels is a great place to explore, especially when you have a family. A wide array of provincial domains nearby offers something for everyone – from cafes and the best playgrounds to outdoor activities and farm animals.

A provincial domain is an oasis for families! Whether you’re looking for a fun day out with younger kids, a place to relax with friends, or a place to explore with the whole family, there’s something for everyone.

With plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, these parks are sure to provide a fun experience for the whole family.

Read on for the best provincial domains within half an hour from Brussels and practical tips on how to visit to make the most out of it.

What Is a Provincial Domain?

A provincial domain (domaine provincial in French or provinciedomein in Dutch) is a leisure park in Belgium that is managed at the province level. There are fun family activities at each provincial domain, from adventurous playgrounds and mini cars to farm animals and water playgrounds.

The Best Provincial Domains near Brussels

The best provincial domains near Brussels are Huizingen, Hofstade, De Schorre, Bois des Rêves, Kessel-Lo, De Nekker and Château d’Hélécine. While they are all worth a visit, they are also different from each other.

Read on for more details!

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Provincial Domain Huizingen is one of the most beloved ones and closest to Brussels. Playgrounds, mini cars, trampolines, farm animals, forest and a rock garden, even a little train to take you around the domain: it has everything!

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Provincial Domain Hofstade is one of the most popular provincial domains and for good reasons; there is a lake for swimming with a playground on its beach and a café, also many playgrounds for all ages and a café next to them as well. All these just 20 minutes away from Brussels!

Read more: Hofstade

De Schorre

Go troll hunting in the forest! Thomas Dambo, based in Denmark, makes these trolls out of recycled materials. Searching for them is tons of fun! There is also a playground, a café/restaurant right next to it, a barefoot path and more.

Read more: De Schorre

Bois des Rêves

Bois des Rêves means forest of dreams in French – and it is exactly that for kids! It offers a great playground for all ages, a forest and a café by the lake. At just half an hour away from Brussels, it is one of the best provincial domains nearby.

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Provincial Domain Kessel-Lo offers playgrounds for all ages, a few farm animals, a traffic park, a heated swimming pool in the summer and a great water playground.

Read more: Kessel-Lo

De Nekker

Provincial Domain De Nekker offers a lake where you can swim and an extensive water playground. Additionally, there are playgrounds for all ages, an indoor pool, an indoor playground and more.

Read more: De Nekker

Château d’Hélécine

Playgrounds, jumping castles, a lake, animals, restaurants, puppet show – Château d’Hélécine is a great place to spend time with your family!

Read more: Château d’Hélécine


Best Provincial Domains in Belgium

Discover the best provincial domains in Belgium. We’ve also got tips to help you have the best time when you visit.

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Brussels with Kids

Here are the best things to do in Brussels with kids, where to stay and practical tips from a local to make the most out of it!

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Indoor Playgrounds in Brussels

Here are the best indoor playgrounds in Brussels and around. You will also find a section with indoor play areas suitable for toddlers at the end of the post.

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Best Kid-Friendly Cafes in Brussels

Here are the best kid-friendly cafes in Brussels and around.

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