Warsaw, the capital of Poland, has many attractions for adults, however we had a chance to explore some childrens must-sees too with the support of Polska Travel and Warsaw Tourism! Let’s see what was on our list.
1. Old Town
Old town of Warsaw dates back to the 13th century, and it’s an absolute must see: narrow streets, colourful merchant houses, lots of cafes and restaurants.
Kids will love the colourful houses, cafes and the Old Town market place’s fountain with the Mermaid statue, the symbol of Warsaw! Warsaw barbican is another Old Town’s location to visit because of its castle-like appearance.
2. Smart kids planet
It’s divided into 9 zones where kids can shop in a ‘shop’ with plastic food, can learn about recycling, work at a construction site, play football, and so on – and toddlers have a safe enclosed playground too.
George spent over three hours there and it wasn’t easy to convince him to leave. There are some eating options inside the Smart Kids planet as well as plenty of restaurants and cafes in the Norblin factory itself.
3. Zoo Warscawa
Warsaw Zoo, or the Warsaw Zoological Garden, is another location you shouldn’t miss with kids. Located in the Praga district just across the river from the Old Town, it’s a spacious and green area, home to around 5 hundred species of animals and numerous cafeterias.
There is also an Aquarium, Ape House, Hippo house, Reptile house, a playground, – and I was particularly impressed by the elephant enclosure with the collection of objects representing cruel treatment of animals by humans.
Also the zoo was devastated by Nazis during WWII and the zoo’s director and his wife Jan and Antonina Żabiński helped save Jews oppressed by Germans (see more in the Zookeeper wife’s book and movie).
4. Royal Łazienki Museum and park
Royal Łazienki Museum and park was the summer residence of Stanislaus II Augustus, or Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last monarch of Poland (1732 – 1798). The word Łazienki itself means ‘Baths’: in the 17th century on this site stood a bathhouse of Polish nobleman Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski.
Your kids will have plenty of space to play and run in the park as it’s really big. And they will be excited to see all the peacocks and ducks strolling freely in the premises!
During the summer period there are also Chopin Concerts every Sunday at 12.00 and 16.00.
5. Multimedia Fountain Park
Multimedia Fountain Park is an ideal location to pass an evening both for adults and babies. Just a stone throw away from the Old city, you’ll find an impressive fountain complex with illuminated streams of water dancing according to music tunes (check my article about the fountains in Dubai too!)
In total, there are 367 nozzles and almost 300 LED reflectors creating a fascinating water show. Also you can see a representation of historical events presented on the water surface.
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