If you ever consider kicking off a family adventure in Europe, Poland is one of the most beautiful destinations that will surprise both you and your kids on your family vacation. It has everything from mountains to historical castles, from museums to waterparks, and so much more. In case you’re about to plan your adventure in Poland, we have some tips for you.
Learn some of the best tips from our favorite family travel bloggers and local travel professionals to make your family getaway in Poland the most magical experience ever. From vibrant Warsaw to magical Krakow, they know the best spots to visit with your little ones.
Travel Tip #1: Magda from Kids in the City
Poland is a perfect weekend getaway for families. A city break in Poland with kids is easy to plan – Polish cities are well-connected through the air, railway, and road (direct air connections from many destinations to Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Poznan). There are plenty of family-friendly hotels to select from. Feeding kids in Polish cities is easy – you will find lots of variety of restaurants there (from Polish traditional food to vegetarian restaurants and international cuisine).
1. Visit Warsaw, the Capital of Poland
A weekend in Warsaw with children will give your family a history lesson. The old city of Warsaw was almost 100% destroyed during the Second World War, then rebuilt which was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. But also a chance to relax in one of the many parks in green Warsaw or stroll along the newly built boulevards along the river. All this in a child-friendly, welcoming atmosphere and infrastructure.
2. Weekend in the city of Wrocław
What we love about Wrocław is that it offers plenty of tourist attractions for all kinds of weather. When the weather is nice you can have a walk admiring the Gothic architecture, hunt for 300 small bronze figures of dwarfs scattered around the city, or relax in the parks located in the heart of the city. When the weather turns bad, you can visit a science center dedicated to water or the only oceanarium in the world dedicated to Africa’s water wildlife.
3. Croissants and Zoos in Poznań
It is not often that there are two zoos in a city! Is it not a sufficient reason to visit the city of Poznań with children? 😉 And when you are done with exploring the two zoos and the 16th-century architecture of the Old Town, you can take a break at Poznań Croissant Museum where during the show in English you will learn how to bake local delicious pastry called St. Martin’s Croissant.
Travel Tip #2: Athanasios from Tours Poland
Poland is an amazing European destination where you can enjoy a relatively low budget vacation and discover beautiful places at any time of the year. Especially, autumn is called the golden period, as nature gets a beautiful gold color. Let’s see some awesome places someone worth to visit in Poland, with kids.
This waterpark is close to the fairy tale city of Krakow and is a place where the whole family can have fun for the whole day. Enjoy your self in the waterpark, the extreme zone, and the family zone and play like a kid. Unfortunately, Energylandia works only until the end of October.
If you happen to be in Krakow, you can also visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine. It might be a little boring until you get down the 400 wooden stairs, but it will definitely award you later on.
2. Polish Dinosaur Parks
From Krakow, you can also visit the small city of Zator, and discover another beautiful park which is called Zatorland, especially if you like Dinosaurs. Well, if you like dinosaurs, you are definitely going to find a lot of dinosaur parks in Poland. Just make a search and arrange your visit to the closest one.
3. Magical Winter in Zakopane
Winter moves to Zakopane, around 2 hours drive from Krakow. Zakopane is well known as the winter capital of Poland for a reason. Amazing wooden architecture and tradition will meet with nature and unique tastes, while the mountain people will not miss a chance to make a show. For our little friends, a visit to Snowlandia is a must from Zakopane.
4. Malbork Castle
The next destination is the massive Malbork Castle, which is the largest castle in the world measured by land area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When it comes to interesting castles, Poland is a paradise and definitely, you are going to find one in every corner. Together, a visit to the city of Gdansk and Sopot is a must, so you can combine it and stay for 1-2 nights to see everything around.
Travel Tip #3: Ewa & Mirko from Wroclaw Guide
1. The Afrykarium
The Afrykarium is a part of Wroclaw Zoo. Who doesn‘t like to walk through a giant tank in an oceanarium where sharks and other fish are roaming around above your head? And there is much more than just fish. For example, you will be able to observe a Hippopotamus swimming – thanks to the modern water filtering system – in really clear water, something extraordinary compared to other oceanariums.
2. The Centennial Hall
An architectural masterpiece and once the largest ferry-concrete building in the whole world is just a 5-minute-walk away from the Afrykarium. But there is much more to it, during summer the multimedia-fountain just behind the building entertains families from all over the world. Every full hour a show with all kinds of music, over 300 fountains, and more than 800 lights make it a unique experience.
By the way, it is also the largest public fountain in Poland. Together with the Pergola, the Park Szczytnicki, and the Japanese Garden just around the corner, it is a natural option for a great family trip to Wroclaw.
3. The Kolejkowo
Kolejkowo is a huge miniature world of Wroclaw. With 510 meters of railway tracks, it is also the largest public model train in Poland. Watch out for the countless little details, especially during the night when you can even watch the miniature life inside of the apartment blocks… And if you can‘t get enough after your visit, just one door further, the museum of computer games from a past era is located. It’s a highly interactive museum that brings a lot of fun for kids and adults likewise.
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🇩🇪👇 🇬🇧 One of the longest suspension bridges in Poland – the Most Grunwaldzki. It was built in 1910 and is 112 meters long. 🇩🇪 Eine der längsten Hängebrücken in Polen ist die Grunwald-Brücke (ehemals Kaiserbrücke). Diese wurde in 1910 fertiggestellt und ist 112 Meter lang.
Travel Tip #4: Wojciech from Poznan Travel
Poznań is a colorful, family-friendly Polish city, one of its oldest and most fun. It holds a number of green, kid-focused spaces and museums that remember about their smallest tourists. Even one of the city’s symbols is lovely, almost cartoon-ish billy goats. There has been a recent increase in attractions directed to children in Poznań. These are some of the attractions that we love:
1. Billy Goats Clock Mechanism
You’ll find it in the Town Hall Tower. Every day at noon, two adorable mechanical goats butt their heads twelve times to the public’s delight. They show up only once a day, so you don’t want to miss them!
2. Malta Lake
Well, this one is more of a treasure chest rather than a single attraction! First of all, a little steam train Maltanka takes you by the north, the green shore of the lake to the New Zoo, the second biggest in Poland, where our little ones are able to meet animals from all over the world. Moreover, the Malta Ski complex along with Malta Thermal Baths Aquapark give a pleasure full of relaxation.
3. Porta Posnania
Modern, multimedia exposition located on the Cathedral Island is well prepared for hosting the youngest guests thanks to its special route that’s not only entertaining but educative – it shows how the Cathedral Island has changed over the 1000 years of its history and how this affected Poznań we see today.
4. Pyrland Rope Park
Located in close proximity to the Malta Lake, this rope park pleases even the most demanding adventure hunters (a rout over dozen meters above the ground) as well as newbies (protected and short route for the smallest).
5. Mosina Trolley Rail
Roughly 20 km from the city, in a lovely town of Mosina surrounded by forest, there is an old track serving the little trolley. That’s an activity for the whole family since to put it in motion it needs the power of… your muscles!
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