Krakow’s historic architecture is what attracts many visitors, but there are also plenty of green spaces to explore. So if you’re wondering where the kids can let off some steam after visiting a museum, or you even fancy a day at the beach, then look up BabyBreaks’ list below. Our top five Things to Do in Krakow Outdoors is aimed at young families just like you. Happy Travels!
1. Day at the Beach
If you’re looking for Things To See in Krakow with the kids, what could excite them more than a day at the beach? Krypisnów Lagoon is just 12km from Krakow and offers four soft sandy beaches, numerous watersports and loads of kids activities. At North Beach’s Cape Fun (‘Przylądek Zabawy’) the kids can enjoy bouncy castles, obstacle courses, water slides and more. Whilst they play you can sunbathe on the sand, or use the beach volleyball and tennis courts. Open during summer only, small entry fee required.
Alternatively, a little closer to the city is Plaza Bagry – a man made reservoir which has three beaches, a children’s playground, watersport equipment and several cafes. Plaza Bagry is just 5km from the city centre.
2. Walk The Planty
The Planty is a unique 3km circular park which surrounds Krakow, lying where the ancient city walls and moat used to be. It takes around an hour to walk around, and there are plenty of places to stop along the way such as fountains, children’s play areas and historic monuments. A great way to see the city whilst also being amongst nature.
Address: 31-041 Kraków, Poland
3. Wolski Forest
Just 7km from the Old Town is a beautiful and vast area of protected woodland which looks over the city. Walksi Forest is very popular with locals who head here for its hiking and horse riding trails , cycling paths and cross-country skiing route. Local wildlife to keep a look out for include deer, badgers, hares, foxes. Within the huge forest you’ll also find Krakow Zoo, a small castle and a monastery.
Address: Las Wolski, Kraków, Poland
4. Boat Trip
See Krakow from a different perspective on this unique tour of the picturesque corners of the city. This relaxing one hour cruise will take you past important sights like Wawel Castle, Church on the Rock, Norbertine Monastery, and Schloss Wartenberg. The kids will love travelling in this style, spotting other boats, wildlife and castles.
5. Krakow’s Famous ‘Mounds’
Krakow has four ancient mounds which overlook the city, each offering panoramic views and an intriguing history. These have got to be on your list for Things To See in Krakow Outdoors. Budding archaeologists and military history buffs will be amazed at these ancient structures, some of which we assume acted as defensive lookout points. Some of the ancient mounds remain shrouded in mystery though, and each one has its own legend. The tales of dragons, princesses, kings and freedom fighters will enthrall the kids. The oldest mound is Krakus Mound, whilst the most famous is probably Kościuszko Mound, named after a famous Polish hero.
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