Warsaw for Children
When travelling with children, you can be sure to find places in Warsaw where the whole family is going to have a blast. Just about everyone is enchanted by the city’s many parks and gardens, as well as the beautiful riverbanks. Be sure to plan a visit to one of Warsaw’s interactive museums and see how much fun learning can be. Get to know the city’s sweet side by trying some delicious local ice cream, or, if you’re travelling in the winter, a cup of hot chocolate at Wedel’s.
Copernicus Science Centre and Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium
The Copernicus Science Centre is a real treat for science lovers. Have a go at making your own experiments and find out what it felt like for Neil Armstrong to take his first step on the Moon. Find out why we experience fear and learn about the mysteries of the senses. Visit the Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium and watch the incredible show, and don’t forget to check out the Robotic Theatre. Once you’ve seen everything, chill out on the lawn in the Discovery Park. This attraction is not only for children.
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The Warsaw Zoo is a place where neither adults nor children will ever get bored. The zoo is home to several thousand different animal species, including elephants, giraffes, meerkats, and venomous snakes. You will have the chance to see the comfortable abode of gorillas and the modern hippo habitat. If you like places with history, then take a look inside the Żabiński Villa. During World War II, the zoo’s director, Antoni Żabiński, gave shelter to those in need, mainly Jews who had escaped from the ghetto, accommodating them in the villa’s basement. Their story was depicted in Hollywood movie The Zookeeper’s Wife from 2017.
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Multimedia Fountain Park
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 colourful and harmonious display.
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Warsaw Dollhouse Museum
The impressive collection of over 100 different dollhouses and other exhibits from different epochs includes a miniature school, a drugstore, shopping stalls, and even a wedding dress store. Not only children will be awed the Museum; adults will also be transported back to their childhood.
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Museum for Children at the State Etnographic Museum
A museum created for children in which they can visit exhibitions, discover the world, dress up in traditional costumes, touch and play with artefacts and create their own. The museum is made up of four exhibition rooms themed as books with each showing young visitors how other children around the world live and spend their free time.
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Playgrounds and outdoor sports gyms
If you run out of ideas for things to do with tired, bored children, take them to a playground or to an outdoor sports gym. As if by magic, they’ll soon be full of energy again. There are plenty of these “recharging stations” dotted around the city – by the Vistula, in almost every park and district of Warsaw.
Warsaw University Library Roof Garden
Come and admire one of the biggest and most beautiful roof gardens in Europe. The university library roof garden is composed of an upper and a lower part that are joined by a stream of cascading water. The garden is home to diverse plant life arranged in a number of different combinations. The different areas in the garden are connected by means of footbridges and paths that offer an extraordinary panoramic view of Warsaw.
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Do you like exploring the city on two wheels? Well, we have good news for you – Warsaw offers bike rentals for the entire family. With over 350 bike rental stations dispersed around the city, you’ll also find both tandems and children’s bicycles. Available 24/7, 9 months a year. Sightseeing on a bike is great fun!
A bird’s eye view of Warsaw? Why not! Change your perspective and view Warsaw’s Old Town, the green banks of the Vistula and the city centre from above. Visit the observation deck on the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science, or count the steps going up the tower at St. Anne’s church. They are great places to take fantastic, memorable photos. These and other great ideas can be found here
The Vistula and its banks are one of the coolest places for spending time with the family. Warsaw has the most beautiful urban beaches in the world, modern boulevards and natural banks full of wild birds. Playgrounds, trampolines, fountains and kids’ splash zones are all available for free. When you have more time, take a ferry or boat cruise along the Vistula. Also nearby are the Copernicus Science Centre, the Multimedia Fountain Park and the gardens on the roof of the University of Warsaw Library, which are great hits with younger tourists. You can find more information here