Get moving on Sundays in Brussels

Olivia Regout.

28 Mar 2014, 14:03 Last Updated: 07 Apr 2014, 15:04

The sun is shining, the birds chirping. On this beautiful Sunday, you are itching to get outside. Today you can breathe in some fresh air, go for a walk, go swimming, jogging, take a bike ride… Get outside, we will lead the way!

Today only one thing is on your mind: get out from behind that desk where you have been cooped up all week long. This Sunday, you’ll swap out your computer screen for a rush of fresh air.

A sporty Sunday

You wake up early in the morning all worked up. After a short cold shower to wake you up, you pull on your jogging clothes. You are out into the streets of Brussels when you come across an awesome boulangerie along the way.

An hour later you’re back at home again with your hands full of chocolate pastries. After some orange juice and coffee, you are ready to continue your day!

Sick of concrete? You’ve got your eyes set on one thing: being surrounded by green. So you decide to dust off your bicycle and storm a section of the promenade verte that makes you feel the closest to Mother Nature. You take the marked paths in the Parc de la Woluwe and pedal as fast as possible to the Forêt de Soignes. You are a bit tired, so a little snack break in the Bois de la Cambre seems like a good idea. What is more, cars are forbidden throughout most of the forest on this day.

Sunday, water time

After exercise, some relaxation. To satisfy your midday hunger, cross the lake in the Bois de la Cambre to reach the Chalet Robinson. Have a seat on the terrace, order a toast with filet américain. But what you are really dreaming about is the nap you’ll take afterwards next to the water. Once your lunch is finished, you head to the edge of the lake to take a little paddle boat ride. You’ll let yourself be rocked to rhythm of the waves, enjoying the rays of sun!

What about the kids?

What should you do with your little ones this Sunday afternoon? It's no secret, children are bubbling with energy. You’ve got to have a program ready to match their fervor.

What about a swim in a pool close by? The kids love it, but you’ve passed the last 2 Sundays teaching them to swim. So maybe you need a break.

Ok, so something closer to nature. The weather is great, so it’s time to enjoy it. Bring your little monkeys to do a tour in the trees at one of the accrobranche sites in Brussels or elsewhere.

However, if you don’t have the energy to pull yourself up to the top of a leafy tree after your morning marathon, sit down on a terrace while your monsters get their energy out on the playground. Everyone in the family is happy.

As your day is winding down, you are already starting to think about next Sunday. Culture, shopping… will help you discover it all.

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