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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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.Ergobaby Cool Air Mesh Carrier. Breathable. Lightweight. Easy. The mesh fabric is soft & durable so you stay cool & comfortable.
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:
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.
Official Website: www.minieurope.com
Address: Bruparck B1020 Brussels
Infoline: +32 (0) 2 / 478.05.50
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