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Brussels With Kids: A Review of Mini Europe

MINI EUROPE, “the most beautiful miniature park in Europe”, is located near the Atomium Park in Brussels, Belgium. We visited this unique park in October 2018 and we had such a positive experience! We “journeyed across Europe” and saw all the famous landmarks and monuments of the nations of the European Union.

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In my opinion, Mini-Europe was quite impressive. All the models were built down to the finest detail and were well-maintained. My three-year-old and one-year-old enjoyed the interactive audio-visual displays of Europe’s famous landmarks and monuments. One of the highlights of our trip was seeing the erupting Mt. Vesuvius and experiencing a mini-earthquake! I was also delighted to see the Torre del Mangia of Siena, Italy. It is one of the most famous landmarks of our current city. We spent about two hours in this park and our visit was worth it.

Mini-Europe in Brussels, Belgium: A Travel Review

What To Prepare Before Traveling With Small Children:

When traveling with small children, make sure to bring snacks and water. I carried a backpack-style diaper bag containing diapers, wipes, clothes, first aid kit, my child’s Epipen, my purse, and cellphones. Because you will take lots of photos in Mini Europe, make sure that your cellphones/ cameras are fully charged. My mom friend and I decided not to bring strollers because we took the train instead of riding a car. I used my Ergobaby Carrier to carry my one-year-old. My three-year-old could already walk for fairly long distances so I just held his hand.

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How To Get There:

Access by car: Mini-Europe Bruparck B-1020 Brussels (Laeken) – Belgium

By bus / car: Ring of Brussels – Exit 8 “Heysel – Wemmel” follow the arrows “Bruparck”

From the city center: follow “Bruparck” or “Atomium” (15 minutes).

Info access via GPS:  Boulevard du Centenaire or Avenue de l’Empress Charlotte (easy access to parking T, B, A)

Access by train – Metro:

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Train: B Excursions 171, 172 (Mini-Europe) SNCB, until the Gare du Midi,
then metro line 6 “Roi Baudouin”, exit station “Heysel”.

Metro: line 6 “King Baudouin”, exit station “Heysel”.


Ticket Prices for Mini-Europe:

Adults/Seniors: 15,80 euros

Children (<12 years): 11,80 euros

Very small children: Free entrance

What To Expect

When we visited Mini-Europe in October of 2018 (Autumn), the weather on that day was sunny. My kids wore long-sleeved shirts because it was slightly chilly. It was not very crowded when we went there in the morning. We were able to take our time and the children were able to play and have fun with the interactive displays. Also, be sure to grab a guide map so that you could read more information about the countries and landmarks of the European Union.

At the entrance, we were greeted by the park’s mascot. A photographer took a group photo. At the end of our trip, we bought our souvenir photos and a photo keychain to remember how much fun we had that day.

TRAVEL TIP– Be sure to watch your children at all times. The safety railings are low and unsupervised children may cross the lines towards the displays. Expect to see areas with water so be extra careful.

Where To Eat In Mini-Europe:

You can find a self-service restaurant located near the exit of the park. Inside the restaurant, there are clean public toilets and souvenir shops. The restaurant offers fairly affordable set menus for adults and kids. The restaurant was clean and spacious. We were able to rest, eat, and take a break before we headed home.

Park Information:

Official Website: www.minieurope.com

Email: info@minieurope.eu

Address: Bruparck B1020 Brussels

Infoline: +32 (0) 2 / 478.05.50

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Thank you for reading my travel review! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or extra information you would like to share about traveling with small children.

If you are planning a trip to Europe with your family, please check out my previous blog posts:

How To Navigate Travel Safely As A Family

Traveling With Small Children: Florence, Italy

Traveling With Small Children: Pisa, Italy

Kid-Friendly Places in Siena, Italy

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32 Comments

  1. Yukti Agrawal says:

    I love such theme parks and it is good that we can see many famous monuments of Europe in miniature forms. I am adding this to my wishlist whenever I visit Brussels. Thanks for sharing all tips with small children.

    1. Thank you, Yukti! 🙂

  2. Mini-Europe sounds like an amazing place for the little ones. I would love to take my kids there.

    1. Thank you, Autumn! 🙂

  3. It looks like such a fun park! I’m sure my daughter would love it. I hope to travel to Europe someday!

    1. Thank you, Diana! 🙂

  4. This looks absolutely fab great review Thanks for linking to #Thatfridaylinky hope to see you next week

    1. Thank you, DIYNige!

  5. This is such a fantastic experience for the kiddos! Mini Europe fun for kids and adults for sure!

    1. Thank you, Vanessa!

  6. This looks like such a fun place to visit! It looks like you guys had a good time. I’ve never heard of this before, but it would be cool to check out.

    1. Thank you, Marysa!

  7. Loving the candid shots! Looks like they had so much fun.

    1. Thank you, Ana!

  8. I’m planning on taking the kids interrailing around Europe this summer. We might stop in Brussels, so this would be a great way of showing them some of the places that we might see on our travels. Thank you. #BlogCrush

    1. Wow, that sounds really great! Thanks, Debbie.

  9. mini-europe sounds fun for kids! great experience

    1. Thank you, Jasmine!

  10. Wow so refreshing to read!! I am pinning too! We are an international family too so I loved reading about this park, hope to take the kids!!

    1. That’s very cool! Thank you, Lynn!

  11. I actually appreciate parent tips from places they’ve traveled, helpful in planning of trips with little ones.

  12. My friend just moved back from Germany. She and her children traveled all over Europe while there. I am so jealous.

    1. Sounds like they had an amazing time in Europe!

  13. What awesome traveling tips! I took my toddler to Italy last year when 1 1/2, which was totally crazy but so amazing!

    1. I can totally relate to the crazy part! Yes, but traveling with the tots was worth it.

  14. Tiffani says:

    Love all the fun photos!! Looks like y’all had a wonderful time!!

    1. Thanks, Tiffani!

  15. What an amazing place this looks!!! I think my lot would have had great fun here when they were younger #blogcrush

    1. Thank you, Kelly! 🙂

  16. Great post there’s definitely a lot to prepare for when traveling with little kids.

  17. This looks like fabulous fun! And yes to the first aid kit, you never know when you’ll need it! #GlobalBlogging

    1. Thank you, Heather!

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