Poland offers many attractions for families including sandy beaches, trekking in the mountains and city sightseeing.
The Baltic Sea
Poland’s northern coast is filled with beaches famous for their delicate, powdery sand. Every family will find something suitable for themselves here: from vibrant seaside cities full of hotels and restaurants to peaceful villages hidden in coastal pine forests. The average water temperature in the sea during summer (June – August) is about 17-19°C / 60-66°F. Kids will love playing in the soft sand, and parents can relax enjoy energizing fresh air and breathtaking views.
The Tatra Mountains, located in the south of Poland and protected as national parkland are part of Carpathian Mountains. The city of Zakopane is in the heart of the Tatra Mountains, serving as a starting point for hiking trails for beginners as well as experienced hikers. The highest peak in Polish Tatra (Rysy) is 2,499 m but the mountains are rich in trails suitable for children, including hiking with infants.
Families who appreciate history and architecture will find that Poland has lots of places worth visiting. Warsaw, the capital of Poland, where historical sites blend with modern architecture and huge parks are located in the heart of the city. Torun.
Torun was established in the 13th century and is a city full of Gothic art and architecture, and is famous of spiced ginger cookies and astronomy. It was in Torun that Nicolaus Copernicus was born, a famous astronomer who proposed that the Sun is the center of the solar system.
In Wroclaw, parents will admire Gothic monuments or over 100 picturesque bridges and kids will love the only oceanarium in the world dedicated to Africa’s water wildlife or over 300 small bronze figures of dwarfs scattered around the city.
Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland and offers so many attractions that you would need a couple of weeks to explore everything.
There is so much to do in Poland for the family, where are you planning on visiting?
Written by Magda Piasecka of Kids in the City – a website in English dedicated to families living in Poland and visiting Poland.
Visit www.kidsinthecity.pl to learn more about things to do in Poland with children.