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Warsaw for families

Family vacations are meant to create memorable moments, exciting adventures, and unforgettable experiences together with people that are closest and most cherished. Poland fully appreciates and shares that sentiment as a travel destination and is prepared to turn that visit into the best family vacation possible.   

A family day trip in Warsaw can sure be a bunch of fun. The range of possible activities is extensive, entertaining, age-appropriate, and even crummy weather will not put a damper on the grand family fun.  

You can start your family outing by a morning visit to the Warsaw Zoological Garden.  Some of the most worth seeing places in the Garden include the aquarium, the birdhouse, great apes, elephants, rhinoceroses, reptiles, giraffes, lions, a shark, and a hippopotamus. There are regular feeding hours established so that the visitors can observe various animals feed.  


Later in the day, the Copernicus Science Centre is a perfect destination for young scientists. This modern and highly interactive educational hub reveals mysteries of science through active participation in experiments and games. Here, kids can learn about space, astronomy, robotics, and even human emotions.  


Warsaw's boulevards along the Vistula River embankments are an ideal location for a family stroll. Trendy bars and clubs, charming bistros, and outdoor events attract locals and visitors alike. Another attraction is the sandy river beaches, which are the perfect place to relax. A cruise down the river to see the city from the water is yet another attractive option for the whole family. 


The Multimedia Fountain Park, located on the left bank of the Vistula at the foot of the Old Town, is a wonderful spot to visit on Friday or Saturday evenings. Once night falls, the show begins, with water, lights, and sounds, creating a synchronized and colorful display. 


Out of town 

About 60 miles south of Warsaw lays the Illusion Farm. This whole park is dedicated to the wonders of optical illusion. Giant furniture, upside-down houses, labyrinths, the house of mirrors, live illusionists, and other fascinating exhibits will make your family visit a memorable one. The park also has a separate outdoor picnic area with a designated grilling space. 


For a bit of adventure fun, you can try the Rope Park in the Bielany district of Warsaw, roughly 5 miles north of the city center. Easily accessible by bike, your whole family can enjoy the day climbing ropes, scaling fences, crossing rope bridges, and zip-lining. Different routes are secured, scaled for the difficulty, and age-appropriate.       


If your family enjoys classical music, then visit to Żelazowa Wola, best known as Fryderyk Chopin's birthplace, should most definitely be on your list. There are permanent exhibitions and musical events taking place in Fryderyk Chopin's birthplace manor and the reception pavilion. The surrounding park grounds are ideal for a family outing with Chopin's music played on hidden speakers installed throughout the park. 


For those searching for peace and quiet, then Hotel Narvil Conference & Spa is an extraordinary place located in the forest and at the Narew River banks, only 40 minutes from the center of Warsaw. The hotel offers over 55 miles of bike trails running through spectacular and serene Polish nature. Yachting and fishing are also possible from the hotel's marina. You can also visit "The Syrkus house," best known for hosting Pablo Picasso during his stay in Poland in the nearby town.  


For more ideas on kids and family-friendly quality time, excursion, and activities in Warsaw, please download the official weekend guide to Warsaw for families.

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