The BCT has currently 17 interest groups, providing entertainment, exchange of information or social contact for its members. Some groups are very large, listing dozens to hundreds of members, and some have only a handful of participants.

All groups meet up on a regular basis and are welcoming new members at all times.

All groups are initiated and organised by members for members, so latest news and contact details for these groups are only available for members.

You are not a member yet but would like to know more about one of these groups? Or you would like to set up a new Interest group? Then please contact the Groups Coordinator at groups@bctbelgium.org.

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Arts & Culture

The primary aim of this group is to share information and recommendations about upcoming arts and cultural events. With scheduled monthly outings including independent or guided visits to galleries and institutions, access to private or appointment only collections and venues. Depending on the venue and event, you may choose to attend a cultural event with or without children.

Contact details for this group available for members.

BCT Book Club

We are an informal book club that meets once a month (normally on the third Wednesday) at 8 pm. With a small and loyal core membership, we enjoy discussing the monthly book, and anything else – from wine to tennis – sometimes until 1am! We focus on contemporary novels, but also include biography, play and poetry.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Belgian Schools Network

If your child is in a local Belgian, European or International school or you are considering sending your child to school soon, you are welcome to join our informal monthly coffee mornings. We discuss our experiences and share resources with other BCT members. The Belgian Schools Network also shares information on resources and activities directly or loosely connected with schooling and language.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Children's Cooking Classes

The primary aim of this group is to cook with children.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Crafting (formerly Knitting & Crocheting)

An Interest Group for those who like to knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, felting etc. Join us to share experiences, ideas and cultural heritage from different countries. Meets monthly.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Explorers Club

Practical science for 6 to 12 year olds. Meets on two Saturday mornings a month from 10 am to 12 noon.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Following nature

This group brings together a number of topics, from being vegetarian/vegan to attachment parent, following the rhythm of nature. The organic choice of lifestyle, more often than not, goes together with the other philosophies, both for eating, for cleaning and for clothing. If you are interested in one or more of these practices, this group is for you.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Full-Time Dads

A BCT group providing advice to all dads in general and full-time dads in particular, a place to share experiences.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Lifers

The Lifers group is for families who are living in Belgium permanently or who expect to remain long term. Our group welcomes men and women, working or not, families with young children and those whose children are grown, from all over Belgium. We share resources and pool information via a mailing list. The group has established various sub groups which cater for those with common interests.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Lifers Baby & Toddler Group

Babylifers is for anyone with babes-in-arms, creepers and crawlers who is basing themselves in Belgium long term. Primarily a social group, its aim is to get together families who can share experiences and stay in touch both in the early days of parenting but also into the future as “Lifers”.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Lifers Gardening Club

We enjoy gardening, whether we are just beginners or experts. An enthusiasm for gardening is all you need to join. The club is mostly only active in spring and summer. We mainly visit each others gardens or allotments and try to arrange other interesting visits. The group is aimed at adults.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Lifers Market

The Lifers Market was set up to enable Lifers to buy, sell and/or recycle goods within the Lifers group.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Lifers University Group

The Lifers University group offers advice and support to those with children in the final years of school who intend to continue their studies at university level.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Monthly Spanish-Speaking Playgroup

Do you speak Spanish or have a love of Latin rhythms? If so, come and join us with your children for unstructured dance & play in a Spanish-speaking environment! We meet once a month on a Sunday morning.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Education at Home (formerly Pre-school at Home)

For parents of children aged 3 to 5 who are not yet in school. The group is a point of contact to share ideas and concerns, and to arrange occasional get-togethers. We would also be pleased to hear from anyone with past experience in this area.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Soccer Workout

We meet for exercise and socializing rather than competition on Tuesday nights on an outdoor pitch in Rixensart, and afterwards for beers and a chat. Target age group 30+. No previous experience required.

Contact details for this group available for members.

Working Mums

This group is an opportunity for working mums to get together over lunch/coffee/dinner or also at weekends with families, to share experiences of being a working mum in Brussels and to get to know others in the same situation.

Contact details for this group available for members.