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Animal Welfare Day

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Farm of the Maximilian Park
Quai du Batelage 2 - 1000 Brussels
Sunday 8 October 2023
Guided tours

On Sunday 8 October 2023, from 11 am to 4 pm, at the Farm of the Maximilian Park.

The City of Brussels is organising its third 'Animal Welfare Day'. This event, which is entirely free for all citizens, is a tribute to our pets and the wild animals we share the city with.

You can also bring donations for the animal shelters on this day.


Reception, welcome and inauguration of the photo exhibition Brussels residents with their pets (at 13h30).

Continuous activities

  • Various stands:
    • Ever'y Cat
    • Help Animals
    • Nalas Friends
    • Animal Search
    • Educational beehive and honey tasting
    • Zero waste, premiums and animal welfare (City of Brussels)
    • Police animal welfare representatives
  • Sale of farm products: honey and alpaca wool
  • Mobile dog grooming salon 'Pet Beauty Care'
  • Make-up stand for children: from 11h to 14h
  • Photo booth to have a photo memory of the day
  • Foodtruck to eat with family or friends
  • Bar and picnic area with background music

Workshops and guided tours

  • Socialisation workshop (Animal Behaviour Centre): 11h (45 minutes)
  • Insect hotel making workshop: 11h30 (2h - registration required at:  
  • Farm tour: 11h30 and 14h30 (45 minutes) - it is possible to join on a continuous basis
  • Educational dog walk (Animal Behaviour Centre): 12h (45 minutes)
  • Dog massage (Dogood): 12h, 13h and 14h30 (60 minutes)
  • Birdhouse making workshop: 14h-16h (45 minutes)
  • Safety gestures workshop (Animal Behaviour Centre): 14h30 (45 minutes)

Zinneke competition

Zinneke competition for the friendliest dog and closing of the day: 15h (60 minutes - registration required at:

How to get there?

Come by bike, foot or public transport as parking spaces are limited.

Poster - Animal Welfare Day 2023