Halloween with kids in Belgium: A Monster Thread

All you need to enjoy Halloween in Belgium with kids 🎃👻🕷️

*This post will be updated every year – save it!

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For babies and toddlers
For younger kids
For older kids

Halloween walks around Brussels
More events in Brussels
Discover a city
More events in Wallonia
More events in Flanders

Sold out events (to check for next year)

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For babies and toddlers

What: this is not a Halloween activity, rather the little ones can discover the costumes collection and rent new toys at the toy library!
When: during Toussaint vacation, there are costumes all year round too
Where: Costumes, trains, Duplos, cardboard games… Kids can play and rent toys at the Ludothèque! You will find a list of toy libraries in Brussels and in Belgium here

For younger kids

Lego Discovery Center Brussels

What: new Halloween 4D movie and Halloween-themed Lego workshop
When: during Toussaint vacation
Where: Lego Discovery Center is a fun indoor activity even for the youngest kids!

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Le Monde d’Ayden

What: visit of the witch, Spooky Dance, Grimage,… Lots of activities to keep children busy in the Halloween atmosphere. 
When: 29.10.2022
Where: Le Monde d’Ayden is an inclusive indoor playground created by a mom with a beautiful story behind it. Great design-wise, relaxing music and a lot of sensory activities for kids
More details on the Halloween event here

Le Monde d’Ayden

An inclusive indoor playground (the best we’ve been here so far!) created by a mom with a beautiful story behind it. Great design-wise, relaxing music and a lot of sensory activities for kids

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Plopsa Indoor Hasselt

What: Pumpkins and skeletons all over the place! Check the post for Halloween photos! Best for kids taller than 1 meter
When: 30.10-06.11.2022
Where: The best way to describe Plopsa Indoor Hasselt is: a family-friendly, theme-driven amusement park with a focus on younger kids. It’s also a perfect destination for families who want to have fun despite the rainy weather
More details on the Halloween event here

Plopsa Indoor Hasselt

The best way to describe Plopsa Indoor Hasselt is: a family-friendly, theme-driven amusement park with a focus on younger kids. It’s also a perfect destination for families who want to have fun despite the rainy weather

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Supper and evening at the Hannut Fire Brigade

What: supper and spending the evening at Hannut
When: 29.10.2022, 17.30
Where: Hannut fire brigade
You can find more details on the Halloween event here

If your kids love the fire brigade and the police as much as ours, check out this post on open days. These are family friendly events with jumping castles and demonstrations – they even give you a ride with the fire brigade or the police car! Most open days are over by now, but…

This post will get updated with the new dates next year – save it!

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Grottes de Han

What: feedings of animals, trolls in the cave
When: 22.10-06.11.2022
Where: Grottes de Han is a huge domain with caves, wildlife park, playground, play structures along the path in the forest; a great experience for kids
You can find more details on the Halloween event this year here

Grottes de Han

Huge domain with caves, wildlife park, playground, play structures along the path in the forest; a great experience for kids

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Prehistomuseum

What: Halloween entertainment activities for kids 3+ years old
When: 30.10-07.11.2022
Where: Prehistomuseum is an interactive, kids-friendly museum where kids can hunt a mammoth or light a fire!
You can find more details on the Halloween programme here

Prehistomuseum

Prehistomuseum is an interactive, kids-friendly museum where kids can hunt a mammoth or light a fire!

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Pairi Daiza

What: animations for kids, video mapping, water screen, pumpkins everywhere and more
When: 15.10-06.11.2022
Where: Pairi Daiza, voted best zoo of Europe, is a huge zoo with a vast playground and a little train going around
You can find more details on the Halloween programme here

Pairi Daiza Zoo

Huge zoo with a vast playground and a little train going around

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Forestia

What: Halloween decoration and brunch
When: 22.10-06.11.2022
Where: Forestia is a fantastic combination of animal park and adventure park with treetop ropeways and zip lines
You can find more details on the Halloween event here

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Royal Military Museum

What: workshops and animations at the museum for the festive opening weekend. It is an immersive experience focused on medieval way of living, not on Halloween specifically – but hey, surgery during the medieval times sounds scary enough!
When: 29-30.10.2022
Where: Royal Military Museum is a military history museum with medieval armor and tanks; also an aviation hall and access to the top of the Cinquantenaire arch with a panoramic view!
You can find more details on the event here

Royal Military Museum

A military history museum with medieval armor and tanks; also an aviation hall and access to the top of the Cinquantenaire arch with a panoramic view!

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Plopsa Coo

What: dinos will be waiting for you, so put on your dinosaur costume! Best for kids taller than 1 meter
When: 22.10-06.11.2022
Where: Plopsa Coo is a small amusement park that is perfect for young kids! It is right next to the Coo waterfall and is a fun way for a family to spend the day
You can find more details for the Halloween event here

Plopsa Coo

Plopsa Coo is a small amusement park that is perfect for young kids! It is right next to the Coo waterfall and is a fun way for a family to spend the day

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Villers Abbey

What: treasure hunt at Villers Abbey with a flashlight (best for kids 4+ years old)
When: 29.10.2022
Where: Villers Abbey are the ruins of a monastery founded in the 12th century – what better way to celebrate Halloween!
You can find more details for the Halloween event here

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Chlorophylle

What: treasure hunt and various challenges for kids 3-12 years old
When: 29.10-01.11.2022
Where: Chlorophylle is a fun and educational park, full of playgrounds and activities
More info on the Halloween event here

Chlorophylle

This is a real gem! Fun and educational park, full of playgrounds and activities

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Sparkoh Science and Technology Museum

What: Halloween decoration, workshops (as of 5+, 7+, 8+ years old), treasure hunt (3-6 years old)
When: 22.10-06.11.2022
Where: Sparkoh offers a fun, interactive and educational experience for all ages – even for adults!
More info on the Halloween event here

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Lanterna Magica

What: a light show that is magical on its own, there will be some Halloween-related surprises
When: week of Toussaint
Where: Lanterna Magica is a walk around an enchanted forest. A magical place with gnomes and dragons

Lanterna Magica 2022

A walk around an enchanted forest.
A magical place with gnomes and dragons.
Enjoy the light show!

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For older kids

Walibi

What: new show “Hunted house”, *this is best for older kids, as there are zombies trying to scare you 🙂
When: 22.10-06.11.2022
Where: Walibi Belgium is an amusement park where you won’t get bored! It’s full of attractions for all ages and tastes. Roller coasters, carousels, area for younger kids… Tons of fun is guaranteed!
More info on the Halloween event here

Walibi Belgium

Walibi Belgium is an amusement park where you won’t get bored! It’s full of attractions for all ages and tastes. Roller coasters, carousels, area for younger kids… Tons of fun guaranteed!

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Euro Space Center

What: aliens attack and Halloween spectacles
When: 31.10.2022, 18.30-23.30
Where: Euro Space Center is an interactive science museum about space that is lots of fun and educational at the same time
More info on the Halloween event here

Euro Space Center

An interactive science museum about space that is lots of fun and educational at the same time

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Museum of Natural Sciences

What: walk around the Museum with a flashlight, access secret corridors and hidden cellars, reconstruct a human skeleton and more! For kids 9-12 years old
When: 29-30.10.2022
Where: Museum of Natural Sciences is an interactive museum – also known as the dino museum
More info on the Halloween event here

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Technopolis

What: special workshops for kids 8+ years old (not Halloween specific)
When: during fall vacations
Where: Technopolis is an interactive and fun science center for kids with cool shows and demonstrations. This is easily one of the best indoor activities for kids!
More info on the event here

Technopolis

An interactive and fun science center for kids with cool shows and demonstrations. This is easily one of the best indoor activities for kids!

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Adventure Park Wavre

What: meet a witch or a monster
When: 24.10-06.11.2022, also nocturne on 29.10.2022 for 7+ years old
Where: Adventure Park Wavre offers tree top courses (accrobranche), jumps, zip lines, laser tag, and there is also a mini kids area for the youngest ones. It’s a great family activity that both parents and kids can enjoy!
More info on the Halloween event here

Adventure Park Wavre

Adventure Park Wavre offers tree top courses (accrobranche), jumps, zip lines, laser tag, and there is also a mini kids area for the youngest ones. It’s a great family activity that both parents and kids can enjoy!

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Natura Park

What: monsters and ghosts, magicians and jugglers, a storytelling walk in the park and a fire spectacle to close the evening
When: 29-30.10.2022
Where: Natura Park offers parcours accrobranches, e-scooters and bikes, barbecue, bangee jumping and the highlight is… A zip line over the lake!!!
More info on the Halloween event here

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Dock 79

What: Halloween forest walk “The forgotten forest” (for kids 10+ years old), treetop climbing with headlamps (for kids 6+ years old), face painting
When: 30-31.10.2022
Where: at Dock 79 you can have fun at the treetop courses and then head to the inflatable water park to cool off. Enjoy a nice meal by the lake while the kids are at the small playground
More info on the Halloween event here

Dock 79

Have fun at the treetop courses and then head to the inflatable water park to cool off. Enjoy a nice meal by the lake while the kids are at the small playground

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Halloween walks around Brussels

Brussels: Dia de los Muertos in Marolles

What: Dia de los Muertos in Marolles with face painting, workshops and lots of events
When: 30.10.2022
Where: Marolles features a Ferris wheel at Place Polaert with a view over the city center and ice cream. Check out the city elevator too! A walk in the charming Marolles neighborhood and a castle playground next to a medieval city gate
More info on the Halloween event here

Ferris wheel, Marolles & Porte de Hal

A Ferris wheel at Place Polaert with a view over the city center and ice cream! Also the city elevator is right next to it! A walk in the charming Marolles neighborhood and a castle playground next to a medieval city gate

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Woluween – Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

What: Halloween walk in park Georges Henri
When: 29.10.2022 (registration until 22.10.2022)
Where: Georges Henri park has a pretty cool playground
More info on their Halloween event here

Georges Henri park

Georges Henri is a lovely, family-friendly park with a great playground and a skatepark

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Woluwé-Saint-Pierre – Marche aux lampions

What: a scary lantern walk, don’t forget your horrifying disguise and your lantern (candle and burning torch prohibited)
When: 31.10.2022
Where: Woluwé-Saint-Pierre
More info on their Halloween event here

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Etterbeek

What: the park will be transformed into a place of horror, home to monsters of all kinds and terrifying surprises. The site will be plunged into darkness to make the walk exceptional and visitors will discover real tableaux vivants. The youngest adventurers are invited to come in disguise and all families will leave with a surprise.
When: 31.10.2022
Where: Etterbeek, park Hap
More info on their Halloween event here

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Nostalgie – Jette

What: Halloween walk in park Garcet
When: 29.10.2022
Where: Jette
More info on their Halloween event here

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More events in Brussels

Fantastic museum

What: Halloween tram, Halloween mini golf, Halloween festival + visit
When: 22.10-06.11.2022 for the Halloween festival + visit, 28.10.2022 for the Halloween tram
Where: Museum of Fantastic Art & Center for Fantastic Art of Brussels
More info on their Halloween tram event here, on Halloween mini golf here

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Mini Europe

What: discover how the mini skeletons and mini zombies have turned the miniature world of Mini-Europe upside down. Spiders have invaded the Eiffel Tower and zombies (good mummy and her little girl) create a crazy and humorous amusement park
When: 22.10-06.11.2022
Where: Mini Europe
More info on their Halloween event here

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Hard Rock Cafe Brussels

What: Delicious American breakfast buffet with everything that goes with it: Sausages, bacon, pancakes, potato roast, scrambled eggs and a lot of sweet treats! Of course, there is also “ghostly” good entertainment for the children – face painting, tricks and treats and many more!
When: 30.10.2022
Where: Hard Rock Cafe Brussels
More info on their Halloween event here

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Cinema Le Stockel

What: Ciné Halloween – Samouraï academy. All disguised kids will receive an award
When: 31.10.2022
Where: Cinema Le Stockel
More info on their Halloween event here

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Tasty spoon – La Ferme Rose Uccle

What: 3 creative workshops, Halloween scavenger hunt, pumpkin decoration (4 euros), concert
When: 01.11.2022
Where: Tasty spoon
More info on their Halloween event here

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Discover a city

Bouillon

What: visit the castle by torchlight! Armed with your torch, walk through the corridors and dungeons of the castle like a real knight
When: during fall vacations
Where: in the beautiful castle of Bouillon! You will find a short guide on Bouillon here
More info on the event here

Bouillon

The beautiful castle of Bouillon – plus a playground and ice cream!

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Namur

What: a theatrical walk that will take place outdoors but also indoors, in underground galleries. You will have to follow strange and crazy characters. For kids 8-12 years old
When: 29-31.10.2022
Where: Namur, the capital of Wallonia, makes for a great day trip from Brussels! Climb up to the citadel with the cable car and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. The little train going around makes it easy to see even with young kids. Reine Fabiola, a small amusement park is right next to the citadel
More info on the event here

Namur

Namur, the capital of Wallonia, makes for a great day trip from Brussels! Climb up to the citadel with the cable car and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. The little train going around makes it easy to see even with young kids. Reine Fabiola, a small amusement park is right next to the citadel

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Also in Namur

What: animations for kids at a small amusement park
When: 30.10.2022
Where: Reine Fabiola, a small amusement park is right next to the citadel of Namur
More info on the event here and here

Reine Fabiola

playgrounds, a traffic park for pedal cars, jumping castles, trampolines, mini golf and more it is perfect for kids!

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La Roche-en-Ardenne

What: fall holiday tour of the castle. Come and have a chilling experience and feel the Halloween spirit! Visit with falconry show and frightening decorations
When: 25.10-06.11.2022
Where: La Roche-en-Ardenne features a ruined medieval castle with a magnificent view of the valley of the river Ourthe and a wildlife park
More info on the Halloween event here

Reine Fabiola

playgrounds, a traffic park for pedal cars, jumping castles, trampolines, mini golf and more it is perfect for kids!

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Leuven – Witch Mimi

What: free workshops, reading sessions, giveaways and a giant puppet theater
When: 26.10.2022
Where: Leuven in several participating stores
More info on the Halloween event here

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More events in Wallonia

Au château magique

What: Halloween at an indoor playground, treasure hunt for kids 3-11 years old
When: 31.10.2022
Where: Au château magique indoor playground
More info on their Halloween event here

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Château de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne

What: Strange creatures hide in the castle with the poltergeists already present since the dawn of time
During the chilling journey, some souls in pain or other evil beings will ask you questions, others will terrorize you…
When: 29-31.10.2022, nocturne on 31.10.2022
Where: Château de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne
More info on their Halloween event here

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Adventure Valley Durbuy

What: a 2km walk in the forest with an audiovisual spectacle “The mysterious forest”, Maison Hantée (Haunted house) suitable for younger kids
When: 14.10-05.11.2022
Where: Adventure Valley Durbuy
More info on their Halloween event here

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Le Chemin de Fer du Bocq

What: come shiver as a family on the train of the 50s. Like every year, we must overcome the evil spells that haunt the Bocq Valley!
When: 29-30.10.2022
Where: Le Chemin de Fer du Bocq: board an authentic 1950s panoramic railcar for a narrated drive through the Bocq Valley
More info on their Halloween event here

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More events in Flanders

De Grote Schijn at provincial domain Rivierenhof

What: A fairy-lit path leads the way, whispering trees enjoy with you
When: 27.10-20.11.2022
Where: Provincial domain Rivierenhof
More info on their Halloween event here

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De Panne Halloween walk

What: Halloween walk
When: 31.10.2022
Where: in De Panne you can ride a go-cart and enjoy the jumping castles! With an amusement park, a small provincial domain, a farm for kids and more, you will not get bored
More info on their Halloween event here

De Panne

Ride a go-cart, have some ice-cream and enjoy the jumping castles! With an amusement park, a small provincial domain, a farm for kids and more, you will not get bored in De Panne

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Tivoli

What: Hallowen walk at the park with a petting zoo
When: 29.10.2022
Where: Tivoli is a park with a petting zoo, playground and a castle – great for younger kids!
More info on their Halloween event here

Tivoli

Park with a petting zoo, playground and a castle; great for younger kids!

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Three Valleys steam train

What: haunted train, animations for kids
When: 22-23.10.2022
Where: Three Valleys steam train: ride a steam train and visit a train museum in the Ardennes!
More info on their Halloween event here

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Meise Botanic Garden

What: an exciting and extrme scary walk (3 km) through the darkest parts of the Meise Botanic Garden
When: 28-31.10.2022
Where: Meise botanical garden is one of the largest in the world with a barefoot path for kids, a pullable platform on the lake next to the castle (our favorite spot!), a greenhouse complex, some treasure hunts for kids and a café to relax by the lake… And all this less than 25 minutes away from Brussels!
More info on their Halloween event here

Meise Botanic Garden

One of the largest botanical gardens in the world with a barefoot path for kids, a pullable platform on the lake next to the castle (our favorite spot!), a greenhouse complex, some treasure hunts for kids and a café to relax by the lake… And all this less than 25 minutes away from Brussels!

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Ferme et Compagnie

What: Halloween at a farm with animations for kids
When: 22-23.10.2022
Where: Ferme et Compagnie organizes events for kids, we have been to a Christmas event and an Easter event

More info on their Halloween event here

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Provincial domain De Gavers Geraardsbergen

What: a 3.5 kilometer walking course with fire, dance shows, horror acts for young and old and stalls with goodies
When: 29.10.2022 (sold out)
Where: Provincial domain De Gavers Geraardsbergen
More info on their Halloween event here

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Château de Jehay – La Nuit des Sorcières (The Night of the Witches)

What: terrifying entertainment, shows, concerts…
When: 21.10.2022
Where: Château de Jehay
More info on their Halloween event here

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House of Horror

No event in 2022, but keep an eye for 2023
More details here

Credit for the image: Image by pikisuperstar on Freepik

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