Are you planning a holiday or a weekend more or less long in Brussels and are you wondering what to do in Brussels? Have you got any kids, children or teens? Here it is the place not to be missed, that one fit for you: Sortilege!
After my long journey to Africa among Ghana, Togo and Benin, the occasion of an invitation to Brussels to talk about my passion and give demonstrations at a summer camp for children and youngsters organized by Boeing, gave me the chance of a free afternoon that I decided to spend in Sortilege.
What is Sortilege?
Sortilege is a wood outside Brussels, conveniently reachable from the town centre by the public means. Sortilege is an amusement park. A particular park.In @SortilegeBxl in #Brussels to spend a day among magic, knights and fun! Click To Tweet
Sortilege is pure fun for the big and little ones. A place where to spend several hours with one’s own family or friends. You think they even deal with the entertainment for the birthday parties!
It’s adventure, discovery, physical activity, bearings and difficulty tests.
Sortilege is paths on the trees and even really much more! But let’s begin with things in order.
What to do in Brussels: Sortilege.
Wizards, witches, castles, magic adventures through the wood…it looks like I am talking about a book or a film. On the contrary here in Sortilege, in Brussels, everything is real!
A urban forest, a wood outside the town (even 22 hectares) turned into a magic and mysterious place where to find thousand different adventures.
Adventure in Sortilege
Entering it, it looks like to be in a normal urban wood, but it’s enough to enter it for few meters inside to understand immediately it’s not like that.
In fact, you run into the Prince who explains immediately to you how to be able to do this huge hunt treasure adventuring into this enchanted wood: you have to go out from here only by your own efforts.
Worn the bracelet and with the map in your hand, you go far from the entrance and find yourself in a parallel world, a fantastic world, where to follow tracks and paths among the trees, to meet several characters and odd objects with particular tests to overcome.
What to do in Brussels: paths and challenges in Sortilege
The map to follow reports a few points where you simply have to walk through the wood and where you’ll discover that getting one’s bearing by the “old way” usingpaper maps, it’s not so easy as it can seem to us who are used to use Google Maps!In @SortilegeBxl maps, paths, bearings, ability tests for big and little ones! Click To Tweet
In other points you walk on suspension bridges over marshy waters, in other ones you have even to pass on or under big logs hampering the path and even go down a bank only by a wooden ladder with the rope.
Sortilege: a game you learn playing
It’s a game you learn playing and little by little the solution of the riddles will seem easier to you!
Along the path you run into characters always different like wizarsds and witches: you have to stop in front of them and subject yourself to very odd tests…you think the witch – to let you go on – dirties even your cheeks with fox’s blood!
Beans and bags to learn honesty!
At the end, before returning to the Prince – every team with its own green and red beans bag (they serve to count the scores in a system that probably in Italy wouldn’t work so well, but it is useful to teach children different values and mentalities and it is based only and exclusively on the competitors’ honesty!) – there’s also an adventure park, quite simple and fit for all age groups, with path on the trees, through which the game ends.
To arrive at the end the competitors, according to the age, will have done archery, competed with swords and done balance paths, but also solved riddles, made Geography, memory and Maths tests and even much more!
Become Knights: the investiture
At the end of the path you come back to the Prince to be crowned Knights through a downright investiture with sword.
What to do in Brussels? Learn and grow up enjoying oneself
It’s really a top experience, funny for adults and children. I recommend it a lot even beyond the mere playing aspect.
Whether you go with your own family, you strengthen the bounds, spend some time together relaxing and appreciate everyone’s peculiarities. There will be the member of the family better in the theory tests, the one better to bearing, the other one more intuitive and the little one even suppler and quicker to pass through the narrow places!
On the contrary, whether you go with a group of friends, the path wills serve you to create the team, to learn the groups’ dynamics, to help each other because only the team all together will win. To leave behind no one and many other ability so that they are developed in a funny way.
Then at the end they are those soft-skills so required today in the work field (I’ve already talked about that in my website).
Why visit Sortilege?
If you pass by here and you’re wondering what to do in Brussels, I recommend you really to try it.
Amounts are affordable, it is well linked by public means and it guarantees an unforgettable experience of about 3-4 hours (but it’s possible to stay much more!)!
Keep in mind it takes at least an hour only for the paths on the trees (you must be at least 1.50mt high and you must be 6/7 years old!)
The park is accessible to everyone and this is another strength point.
Useful tips to visit Sortilege
What to wear: we are in Brussels, so always ready for rain, no beautiful clothes, comfortable shoes.
Keep in mind you’ll get dirty on the grass and in the mud. Cap and solar cream in the hot sunny days.
There’s nothing left to do but wish you: Enjoy yourselves!