La Potironnerie

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Practical stuff


Every day should start with a tractor ride and pumpkins everywhere! Every fall there is a pumpkin festival – it’s perfect to get in the spirit for Halloween

The pumpkin festival takes place every year the last weekend of September. You can also visit on the weekends throughout October. There are tons of pumpkins in different shapes and colors

Just couldn’t believe how many pumpkins and what cool colors they were!

But, there is more than pumpkins. There is a small tractor the kids can ride

But the real attraction is that they also take the kids for a ride with a real tractor, sitting in the tractor’s trailer! Had to go up there too, since I was carrying my toddler 🙂

The garden is also beautiful to walk around

Thanks to the friendly people working there, the atmosphere is great and we had a very pleasant morning!

Practical stuff

*Bring a bag for pumpkins or other vegetables (there are also beans to pick yourself)
*Cash or Bancontact
*Wear rain boots, as it can get muddy

The entrance is free and you do not need to reserve a spot. You can park in the streets nearby. This is a stroller friendly activity, but keep in mind it can get muddy in the fields


You can combine this with the Provincial domain Bois des Rêves, a beautiful domain with a forest and a restaurant by the lake. The playground is pretty great too!

Provincial domain 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

You can also combine it with a visit at Château de La Hulpe, a 4km stroller friendly hike around the 19th-century castle with lakes and forest

You can combine this with the trampoline park Kojump in Waterloo

See the newer post on Potironnerie with more photos and more recommendations on things to do nearby

Potironnerie (again!)

The pumpkin festival at Potironnerie is a great way to welcome fall! Lots of pumpkins and a tractor ride for the kids – we had to go back 🙂


About half an hour drive from Schuman, Brussels (or about an hour by public transport)

La Potironnerie
Chau. d’Ophain 136, 1420 Braine-l’Alleud



All places mentioned above are also gathered on the map!
Indoor and outdoor activities, kids friendly cafés/ restaurants, hotels and more all under separate layers


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