Warsaw parks and gardens: discover green Warsaw and enjoy the beauty of nature

Parks and gardens in Warsaw Poland

1. Łazienki (The Royal Łazienki Garden)

A must-see on your Warsaw bucket list! Amazing during each season – kids can collect chestnuts and colorful leaves during fall, build a snowman and ride a sled during wintertime, observe squirrels in spring, and lie on the grass in summer. It can be crowded during weekends but it’s also huge enough to have a quiet walk. Animals that kids (and adults) will love: peacocks, squirrels, pigeons, ducks. And if it starts raining to can hide in one of the galleries and museums in Łazienki, eg. the Palace on the Isle. 

Lazienki Warsaw Poland

Lazienki Warsaw Poland

The Royal Lazienki Museum and Park in Warsaw - attractions for kids - peacock

The Royal Lazienki Museum and Park in Warsaw - attractions for kids - inside the museum

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2. Botanical Garden in Powsin

Great family destination, especially during weekends – for a longer trip – to recharge your batteries by experiencing nature. The Garden is located in Powsin – between Wilanów and Konstancin. There are a vegetable garden and orchard – lots of fun for city people to see “live” pumpkin, beetroot, dill or an apple on a tree. Kids will enjoy the “Collection of Polish flora” which includes mountain plants and mini-mountains / hills. There are short trails (marked as in the real Polish mountains) and peaks with an interesting view for children. Climbing is not difficult, and the little hikers have great satisfaction. The Garden offers many photo opportunities (azaleas, roses, colorful trees during fall).

Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Powsin with children, attractions for kids, apples

Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Powsin with children, attractions for kids, rocks

Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Powsin with children, attractions for kids, vegetables, vegetables garden, cabbage

Click here to see more photos and learn Kids in the City tips on visiting the Botanical Garden in Powsin (how to get there, parking options, what is available in English, what are the business hours, ticket information, where to have lunch or coffee), and here to read our feature story about visiting the Powsin Garden with children.

3. Botanical Garden of the Warsaw University

The Garden is located in the city center next to Łazienki Garden – an oasis of peace in the city center! You can enjoy a stroll or let the kids run wild. It is full of winding alleys, hills, paths among flower beds and hedges, pergolas, corners with fountains and a pond. Secret garden like in a fairy tale. In 2019, the Garden is open from March 30. The Garden is closed in wintertime (November – March).

Warsaw Poland, botanical garden

University of Warsaw Botanic Garden with children, attractions for kids, flowers

Click here to see more photos and learn Kids in the City tips on visiting the Warsaw University Botanical Garden (how to get there, parking options, what is available in English, what are the business hours, ticket information, where to have lunch or coffee) and here to read our feature story about visiting the Garden with children.

4. Warsaw Zoo

The biggest advantage of Warsaw Zoo is that it is open every day – so when there is a bank holiday in Poland, everything is closed, and you are wondering what to do in Warsaw – visit the Zoo! In Warsaw Zoo, there are 3500 animals, 10 000 fish, and (uncountable) insects representing 540 species.

Warsaw zoo, zoo in Warsaw

Warsaw zoo, zoo in Warsaw

Warsaw zoo, zoo in Warsaw

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5. The Saxon Garden (Ogród Saski)

A green oasis in the heart of Warsaw, some of the trees are 250-years-old! Just a few steps from busy Marszałkowska Street and the Old Town. There is a nice public playground. You can visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. There is a 24-hour guard post (2 soldiers who change every hour – children will love it!).

Saxon Garden Warsaw Poland

Saxon Garden Warsaw Poland

Saxon Garden Warsaw Poland

Saxon Garden in Warsaw, Ogrod Saski, playground

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Click here to read our feature story about visiting the Garden with children.

6. Roof Garden of the Warsaw University Library 

The Garden is partially located on roof of the Warsaw University Library – from the top platform you will have a nice view of Warsaw. Feel free to have a family picnic on the grass – it is allowed there:) The Roof Garden is open from April 1 until the end of October.

Roof Garden of the Warsaw University Library with kids, attractions for children, observation platform

Roof Garden of the Warsaw University Library with kids, attractions for children, park

View from the Roof Garden of the Warsaw University Library, attractions for children, palace of culture and science

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7. Wilanów Park

Huge park (45 hectares!) including gardens of different styles (Baroque, English landscape garden, rose garden, Anglo-Chinese garden) as well as Wilanowskie Lake, and lots of beautiful nature! It’s a nice option for a weekend family trip – you can also visit the Palace Museum and Poster Museum. During wintertime you can enjoy “The Royal Garden of Lights” – an outdoor exhibition – thousands of colorful diodes and illuminations.

Wilanow Palace, Garden and Museum

Wilanow Palace, Garden and Museum

Wilanow Palace and Park in Warsaw - attractions for kids - in the fall

“The Royal Garden of Light” – illuminations festival in Warsaw

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8. Skaryszewski Park

The Skaryszewski Park is located in Praga district. The Park is unique because of a beautiful lake (kayak rentals are available). In the Park, it is allowed to have a picnic or play on the grass. Kids can play in the playground. The Park alleys are suitable for biking or roller skating.

Skaryszewski Park

Skaryszewski Park

Skaryszewski Park

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9. “Park przy Bażantarni” in Ursynów / Kabaty

The Park includes a public playground with a separated playground for smaller kids. In the section for bigger kids, there is a huge tower with a tube slide that kids love. You will find there also outdoor games tables and playground chess. Kids will also love ropes course (park linowy) that includes 2 low courses for kids 3-12, and 1 high course (open from mid-April).

ropes course warsaw kabaty ursynow park przy bazantarni playground

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