Zakopane area is quite obvious choice for winter holidays, especially as it is often called the winter capital of Poland. Skiing, snowboarding, skating, horse sleigh, dogs sleigh, snow labyrinth, water thermal resorts and numerous trails are something that every small tourist can enjoy. Children also love Gubałówka funicular train and Kasprowy Wierch cable car or Butorowy Wierch ski lift. These are just a few Zakopane attractions for winter holidays that you should try. On the way to Zakopane it is also worth to visit Zator, the biggest amusement park in Poland.
First of all, there is Bałtów Park. In winter, there is a ski slope here, with 6 routes with a total length of 2,500 meters. The youngest tourists can also visit dinosaur park with over 40 specimens, a playground, an amusement park, a horse stable or an exhibition of miniatures of the most important Polish monuments. Apart from Bałtów, it is really worth to visit castle ruins in Chęciny, Paradise Cave and Leonardo da Vinci Science Centre and Toys Museum in Kielce. The area also offers Live Museum of Porcelain in Ćmielów where children can prepare their own porcelain figurine, Święty Krzyż Natural History Museum and Krzemionki Opatowskie UNESCO World Heritage List attraction. Kielce area is a place where children cannot get bored.
It is a metropolitan area in which children can find multitude of attractions. In Gdańsk children will enjoy modern Maritime Culture Centre with exhibitions about boats of the world and harbours plus playground. In Hevelianum Science Centre they will have amazing educational opportunities, in Amber Museum they can discover this Polish national gem and at Długie Pobrzeże they can enter on board of Sołdek Ship. Ambersky Ferries Wheel is a great fun and provides also amazing views for the caretakers. In Sopot children enjoy crooked house and a stroll on Sopot pier. At the border of Gdańsk and sopot there is also a Fun Arena with multitude of attractions for children. In Gdynia the most interesting attractions include Gdynia Aquarium, Experiment Science Centre, Automotive Museum and Infobox observatory and the city model.
It is quite obvious that you can ski in the area. After all, Szklarska Poręba and Karpacz are one of the largest Polish Sudeten ski resorts. Tourists can choose from several ski lifts with slopes for both beginners and more advanced snow fans. If you do not go skiing or snowboarding, you can go on a traditional sleigh ride or a dog sled ride, it is definitely an unforgettable experience, especially for the youngest. It is also worth taking children to the Karkonosze Ecological Education Center, which presents nature, climate and human activity in the Karkonosze Mountains, and to the Mineralogical Museum, where the largest gold nugget in Poland is located. Children also enjoy both ski lifts to Szrenica and Kopa pod Śnieżką. In Karpacz children enjoy Technology and Lego buildings Museum, tobbogan run, Karkonoskie Tajemnice Museum (English: Secrets of the Giant Mountains Museum), Gravitational Anomaly point, Toys Museum and Wang Church.
The leading ski stations on the map of Lower Silesia are certainly Zieleniec and Czarna Góra. Both places are modern resorts with snowmaking systems, thanks to which the routes are ready at the beginning of December, regardless of weather conditions, and the ski season here usually lasts until Easter. Visiting the spa towns is not so limited and connected with the seasons. The pump rooms are open all year round, and the parks next to them are beautifully lit also in winter. Moreover, Kotlina Kłodzka attractions such as Kłodzko Stronghold, Minieuroland, Złoty Stok Gold Mine, Fairytale Garden in Międzygorze, Bear Cavem Uranium Mine, Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki Zdrój or Scull Chapel in Czermna are open all year round.
These are just a few example, ideas and inspirations for your winter holidays. If you want to explore more contact one of our professional group coordinators and discover Poland as the best winter holidays destination for children. ITS Poland DMC is Polish travel agency specializing in tours to Poland.
Author: Agnieszka Szwedzińska