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Château d’Hélécine is one of the best provincial domains near Brussels. Playgrounds, jumping castles, a lake, animals, restaurants, a puppet show – this is a great place to spend time with your family!
There is a separate playground for toddlers and young kids
There are also more adventurous play areas for older kids
There are also a lot of events organized for kids, bouncing castles and a puppet show
The bouncing castles are there only when the weather is good!
There are a few animals too, from goats and rabbits to deer and emu
There are puppet shows too!
You can walk around the lake and explore Château d’Hélécine with kids. There is a café/restaurant and picnic areas. You can see the picnic areas in the map provided further below
*Open: June, July and August 08.00-21.30
April, May, September 08.00-21.00
October to March 08.00-18.30
*Cost: free entrance. Activities like mini golf are paid extra
*Check here for more details on mini golf
*It can get pretty crowded on a sunny weekend day, so better go as early as possible!
*There is a restaurant and also picnic zones (see map below)
*You can also go fishing in the ponds, see more details here
*Wheelchair friendly, stroller friendly
*Dogs allowed on a leash (not allowed at playgrounds)
*Parking: free outdoor parking at the domain. P1 and P3 are for visitors, P2 is for visitors with wheelchair (see map below). You can also park at the street in front of the main entrance
Château d’Hélécine Map
Here is the map of the domain
About 30′ drive from Schuman, Brussels (or about 1.5 hour by public transport)
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