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Sortilège adventure park reopens after fire damage

21:48 17/04/2021

After being ravaged by fire in February, the Sortilège adventure park has reopened in the wilds of Neder-Over-Hembeek last week - and attracted quite a crowd.

The park, which offers an opportunity for families to immerse themselves in a medieval fantasy universe, is 100 acres of various natural settings in one of the largest remaining undeveloped areas in Brussels.

Sortilège is an adventure game which includes fantasy medieval structures set in the wilds. The children and their parents are entrusted with a mission by a prince who is in search of knights.

Equipped with a card, each family goes from trial to trial to collect as many points as possible. During their adventures, witches, warlocks and warriors challenge them. Separately there is also a tree top adventure course.

"We are in the heart of the first urban forest in Belgium," said Benoît Dallemagne, the designer of the game. "The place offers exceptional biodiversity as there are fields, swamps, meadows and woods.

"When I was young, I was always frustrated to see signs that forbade me to walk on the grass in parks. That’s what prompted me to create this concept. Nature is a wonderful place for discovery and for playing, on condition of respecting it and ensuring the maintenance of biodiversity of course. "

Sortilège is open every Saturday and Sunday aternoon - as well as Wednesdays and Thursdays during school holidays.

Written by Richard Harris