BCT Interest groups

Interest Groups

ENGAGE WITH PEOPLE WHO SHARE YOUR INTERESTS.

The BCT has several interest groups, providing entertainmentexchange of information and social contact to their members. Shared interests range from sports, culture, lifestyle, hobbies, and language. Some groups are very large, with dozens of members, while others have only a handful of participants.

All groups meet on a regular basis and are always happy to welcome new members.

Our interest groups are initiated and organised by members for members. The group organisers keep in contact with members via email or Facebook, alerting them to upcoming group meetings, and providing them with information on BCT events and services. To join one of our Interest groups, please contact the group organiser (find contact details in the BCT app on Twizzit).

If you are not yet a member but would like to know more about one of these groups, or if you are a member and would like to set up a new interest group, please contact our Groups Coordinator at groups@bctbelgium.org.

Our Interest Groups:

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.

Family Cycling Group

Join the BCT family cycling group on their outings for a few loops around, a coffee for adults and a bit of playtime in the park for our children.

Polish Language Group

One day, two polish mums met for a coffee and an idea of creating a polish-speaking playgroup was created. Fast forward a few months of lockdown and pandemic, they are ready to welcome you. Whether you are a polish parent or married to one, or simply want to enjoy the language, come and see us during our monthly playdates at the Clubhouse.

CROATIAN-LANGUAGE BABY DISCO

This group - open to all members - will see parents and children aged 0-4 come together once per month for a jovial music-filled get-together where babies and toddlers will be exposed to Croatian nursery rhymes, children's folk songs and their more modern equivalents. Children and parents will jointly sing, dance and play instruments to the Croatian music and they will be able to suggest their own songs and enrich the repertoire.

DADS AND CHILDREN MEETING

Welcoming all fathers with young children for a chat and playtime.

FEMINIST PARENTING

This group aims to discuss our parent struggles, strategies, and concerns related to the stereotypes of sex and gender, social pressure to fit into binary boxes (pink for girls, blue for boys), hypersexualization of the kids, and other topics related to the contemporary Gender discussions. Our goal is to educate ourselves through readings and discussions, support each other, build a community, learn from others, and share our knowledge too. We are not experts on any particular subject but to love and care for our kids and ourselves.

Scandinavian Language Group

We are happy to invite you to our Swedish-speaking playdate at the Clubhouse.
The aim is for our kids to be more exposed to the Swedish language and culture while the parents also enjoy a good chat. Parents and kids of all ages are very welcome!
Other Scandinavian languages are also welcome to join!

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.

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.

LIFERS MARKET

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

Greek Language Group

We are happy to invite you for a Greek-speaking playdate. Parents and kids of all ages are welcome! The aim is for our kids to be more exposed to the Greek language and culture and for parents to enjoy a good chat!

Italian Language Group

Ciao a tutti, we are happy to invite you for an Italian-speaking playdate. Parents and kids of all ages are welcome. The aim is for our kids to be more exposed to the Italian language and for us parents to enjoy a good chat!

Chinese Speaking Group

Support and friendship given through families who wish to learn or speak Chinese at home.

Would you like to revive one of our interest groups or set up a new one?

All or our groups are initiated and organised by enthusiastic members for members. If you would like to host a group, please email us at groups@bctbelgium.org.