Things to do in Warsaw in winter

Things for kids & families to do in Warsaw this winter

11-meter ice hill at the National Stadium – a great alternative to sledding

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Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Website in English.

Go skiing in Warsaw in Ochota

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Location: Górka Szczęśliwicka, Drawska 22 Street (Ochota). Website and Facebook page in Polish.

Strap on the blades and enjoy skating on one of over 20 ice skating rinks in Warsaw

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Click here to check out the list of Warsaw ice skating rinks to twirl around on.

Łazienki Park is beautiful each season, including winter. When it gets cold you can visit one of the museums in Łazienki. And in the evening, until 10 pm, you can admire beautiful illuminations in the Park (until March 12, 2018)!

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The Royal Lazienki Museum and Park in Warsaw - attractions for kids - amphitheatre in winter time

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Click here to check out which other parks & gardens in Warsaw it is worth visiting.

Wilanów Royal Garden of Light – top winter outdoor attraction in Warsaw

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Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 4 pm – 9 pm. Monday – Friday, regular tickets 10 PLN, reduced tickets 5 PLN. Saturday – Sunday, regular tickets 20 PLN, reduced tickets 10 PLN. Free admission for children under 7 (every day). It can be crowded during weekends and holidays, buy tickets online to skip the line. Mappings (illumination, picture, and sound) on the Palace facade on Saturdays and Sundays (15 minutes) at 5.30 pm, 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, and 8.30 pm. The illuminations and mapping shows will be on until February 25, 2018.

Visit Multimedia Fountain Park – during winter time, there are light and music shows on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

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Location: Skwer Dywizji 1, Podzamcze (city center), free entrance. Winter season: fifteen-minute light and music shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7, 8, and 9 pm (until January 28). Click here to read our tips in English about Multimedia Fountain Park (how to get there, where to have coffee etc.)

Have a walk and admire holiday lights, decorations, and illumination around Warsaw. The lights will be on until February 2, 2018.

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Location: 20 km of streets. Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) – the highest Christmas tree in Poland (27 meters). “The Royal Route” – Castle Square, Krakowskie Przedmieście, Nowy Świat, Trzech Krzyży Square, Aleje Ujazdowskie to Belweder. The Old and New Town – Old Town Market Place, Świętojańska, Piwna, Zapiecek Streets, Nowomiejska Street, the Barbican, Podwale, Freta Street and Mariensztat. Lights on other streets in Warsaw: Mokotowska Street, Bankowy Square, Marszałkowska Street (from Królewska Street to Konstytucji Square), Grzybowski Square, Emilii Plater Street, Świętokrzyska Street (from ONZ Roundabout to Marszałkowska Street), Jerozolimskie Avenue (from Warszawa Centralna Station to Waszyngtona Roundabout and Poniatowskiego Bridge). Saska Kępa and Praga – Francuska, Targowa and Ząbkowska Street, Solidarności Avenue (from Bankowy Square to Wileński Square, including Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge).

And when the weather is really bad… Ideas for having fun in Warsaw with kids “under the roof”

Discover dinosaurs in Warsaw

Geological Museum in Warsaw

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Click here to learn about 4 places in Warsaw to find dinosaurs.

Copernicus Science Center (Kopernik) is great fun for the whole family – for toddlers who can play in the Buzzz! gallery (a separated playing area dedicated to kids up to 5 years old) as well as for teenagers and parents. To make sure you enter and to skip the line – the best option is to buy tickets online.

Copernicus Science Centre - experiments for kids

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Click here to read our tips on visiting the Kopernik with kids (where to have lunch, where to park a car etc.).

Visit Lego exhibition at the National Stadium

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Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). 10 am – 8 pm. Click here to buy tickets online. Facebook event in Polish. Website in Polish. The Exhibition runs until March 25, 2018.

3 museums for a bad weather day in Warsaw with kids: The Center for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle, Polin Museum – the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and the National Museum

National Museum in Warsaw with kids - crown and scepter

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Click here to read Kids in the City post: “Another rainy day? Too cold or too hot to play outside? The smog levels break all records? Kids in the City presents 3 ideas for a bad weather day in Warsaw with your family” 

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