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Provincial domain Bois des Rêves

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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

Update 06.2023: A new playground has been installed, but they closed it down as it needs to be redone. Most probably the new playground will remain closed for the summer.


The playground is pretty great. There are sections for toddlers and younger kids as well as a bit more adventurous ones. It is right next to the parking. If you want to walk around the domain, avoid going to the playground first – it’s a trap! There are also picnic tables and a covered area

There is also a forest area with signposted paths in the domain. There are a few play structures along the path and there is also a route with gym structures for people with disabilities

There is a BBQ area, you need to reserve first

The pool closed in 2021 for renovation

Practical stuff

*Open: the playground is open 10.00-18.00 all year round
You can see the opening hours of the rest of the domain here
*Cost: free entrance
*There is a BBQ area, you can see more details here
*Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly
*There is also a route with gym structures for people with disabilities
*Dogs allowed on a leash, but no dogs allowed in the playground
*There is also a fenced area for dogs
*Parking: outdoor parking available, EUR 2 for the day during high season, ie 01.04-31.10 (free the rest of the year)


Villers Abbey is a monastery that was founded in the 12th century. You can visit the ruins nowadays. There are also temporary art expos taking place

Provincial Domain Bois des Rêves is one of the best provincial domains close to Brussels. Check the post to see the rest!

You can walk around château de La Hulpe, a 19th-century castle with lakes and forest

You can visit Potironnerie for their yearly pumpkin festival. It takes place the last week of September

La Potironnerie

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

You can walk around Hallerbos, a massive forest that is famous for the wild hyacinths blue carpet in spring


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If it is summer, you can go swimming at Renipont plage nearby


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

Bois des Rêves
Allée du Bois des Rêves 1, 1340 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
010 41 60 72

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