Things to do in Warsaw with children: January 17-19, 2020

News from Our Partners
Science Festival: the French school opens its doors and invites you to explore the mysteries of science! The Lycée français de Varsovie organizes on 25th January from 11 am to 4 pm at its premises in Saska Kępa a great “Science Festival”. Children and adults will have the opportunity to take part in more than 30 workshops provided in French, Polish and English and dedicated to main scientific fields learned in secondary and high schools: chemistry, mathematics, physics, earth and life sciences, technology and informatics. Participation in the event is free of charge. Online preregistration is required. Follow this event on Facebook.
If you like this post, subscribe to Kids in the City free weekly Newsletter in English – each Thursday you will receive an email with the list of family-friendly events in Warsaw for the upcoming weekend:


Friday, January 17

German Film Festival (Tydzień Filmu Niemieckiego)
Location: Kino Muranów, Gen. Andersa 5 Street. Facebook event in Polish, and detailed info in Polish. The Festival runs until January 23.

An exhibition of LEGO constructions from around the world
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Monday – Friday 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 8 pm. Online tickets. Website in Polish. The Exhibition runs until March 8.

Animated Nativity Scene (szopka) with moving statues

Location: the church / Kościół Przemienienia Pańskiego (Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord), Miodowa 13 Street (Old Town). Open every day (Monday – Friday 12 pm – 6.30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 11 am – 6.30 pm), free entrance. More in Polish, including photos. The event runs until February 2.

Music classes for children IN ENGLISH at Music Hub Academy (a new branch in Wilanów)
Location: Music Hub Academy, Zaściankowa 90/1B Street (Wilanów). IntroBand (children aged 5-6), 4.30 pm, trial lesson price: 65 PLN. Band (children aged 7-12), 5.30 pm, trial lesson price: 90 PLN. Contact Music Hub in English or Polish to sign up: wilanow@musichub.pl, +48 577 609 907. Click here to learn more about other classes for children at Music Hub – Gordonki, instrument classes, classes in Polish.

“Bard Fiction” – a free theater in English by “The Cheerful Hamlets” 
Location: Łowicka Cultural Center (Centrum Łowicka), Łowicka 21 Street (Mokotów), 6 pm, free entrance. Shakespearean arrangement of “Pulp Fiction”. Facebook event in Polish.

Zimowy Narodowy – winter sports zones at the National Stadium (ice rinks, ice hill, curling)

Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Info about the opening hours. Info about tickets. Website in English. The event runs until March 8.

Winter shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. The holiday illuminations at Fountain Park are on every day from 3.30 pm. 15-minutes shows with music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm. More in English. The winter shows run until January 31.

“The Royal Garden of Light” – the illuminations outdoor exhibition in the Wilanów Palace Garden
Location: Wilanów Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 4 pm – 9 pm, online tickets (children up to 7 free entrance). Click here to read Kids in the City tips in English about the illuminations festival and on visiting the Wilanów Palace Museum and Park.

The Chinese Light Festival – the illuminations outdoor exhibition
Location: Fort Bema, Waldorffa 34 Street (Bemowo), 4 pm – 10 pm, online tickets (children up to 4 free entrance). More in English about the event. Facebook event in Polish. The Festival runs until February 2.

Subscribe to Kids in the City Newsletter to receive such a list of events every week:

Saturday, January 18

‘Language Games Club’ – board games meeting IN ENGLISH dedicated to children aged 7-12
Location: Obcojęzyczna (Foreign Languages Library), Meissnera 5 Street (Praga Południe), 1 pm – 2 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in English and Polish.

Queen’s preparations for the ball – demonstration at the Wilanów Palace
Location: Wilanów Palace Museum, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm, online tickets (you will need to buy a ticket for visiting a permanent exhibition, route 1). You will have a chance to visit the queen in her apartment (Queen’s Bedroom / Sypialnia Królowej) and observe how she was preparing for the ball. Facebook event in Polish.

Reading in French night (Nuit de la lecture – Lecture-marathon)
Location: Médiathèque de l’Institut Français de Pologne (French Institute / Instytut Francuski), Widok 12 Street (city center), 8 pm – 11 pm, free entrance. French reading marathon – anyone can read aloud, in French, a short text of their choice. Facebook event in Polish. Details in French (including info about registration).

Meeting of Star Wars fans
Location: Nowy Fort, Stefana Czarnieckiego 51 Street (Żoliborz), free entrance, 11 am – 2 pm. The event includes a discussion about “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, playing the latest Star Wars game, building a star destroyer with LEGO bricks, starting preparations for Star Wars Day 2020Facebook event in Polish.

Christmas Caroling – outdoor concert and carol singing organized by the City of Warsaw
Location: Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), free entrance, 3 pm – 5.30 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Music classes for children IN ENGLISH at Music Hub Academy (Powiśle branch)

Location: Music Hub Academy, Al. 3 Maja 5b Street (Powiśle). Melofun (children aged 3-4), 3.30 pm, trial lesson price: 55 PLN. IntroBand (children aged 5-6), 2.30 pm, trial lesson price: 65 PLN. Band (children aged 7-12), 4.30 pm, trial lesson price: 90 PLN. Contact Music Hub in English or Polish to sign up: powisle@musichub.pl, +48 577 609 909. Click here to learn more about other classes for children at Music Hub – Gordonki, instrument classes, classes in Polish.

Music classes for children IN ENGLISH at Music Hub Academy (a new branch in Wilanów)
Location: Music Hub Academy, Zaściankowa 90/1B Street (Wilanów). Melofun (children aged 3-4), 10 am, trial lesson price: 55 PLN. IntroBand (children aged 5-6), 11 am, trial lesson price: 65 PLN. Band (children aged 7-12), 12 pm, trial lesson price: 90 PLN. Contact Music Hub in English or Polish to sign up: wilanow@musichub.pl, +48 577 609 907. Click here to learn more about other classes for children at Music Hub – Gordonki, instrument classes, classes in Polish.

Culinary workshops for children – home-made pasta
Location: Little Chef Cooking School, Rejtana 15 Street (Mokotów), 9 am – children aged 4-6 (80 PLN), 10.30 am – children aged 7-10 (90 PLN), 12.30 – children aged 10-16 (100 PLN). Click here to register. Facebook event in Polish. More in English about Little Chef.

An event promoting the adoption of non-purebred dogs
Location: Park Dolinka Służewiecka, next to the Służew Cultural Center (Służewski Dom Kultury), Bacha 15 Street (Mokotów), 12 pm – 2 pm, free entrance. A chance to meet dozens of dogs from the shelter and learn how the adoption works. The event is organized by ‘Na Paluchu‘ animal shelter. Facebook event in Polish.

Violin concert and music workshop for children aged 4-7 (Smyki na Kępie)
Location: Saska Kępa Cultural Center “PROM”, Brukselska 23 Street, 10.30 am. Online tickets (20 PLN – family ticket for up to 4 participants). Facebook event in Polish.

Grandma’s Day & Grandpa’s Day – workshops and dancing for children and grandparents
Location: Hala Gwardii, Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1 (city center), free entrance. Saturday: workshops (12 pm, 2 pm), dancing (4 pm – 7 pm. Sunday: workshops (11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm). Facebook event in Polish.

Court dance workshop “Shall we dance like in Palace”
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, kitchen annex (on the right entering the courtyard, at the entrance to the Palace), 4 pm – 5.30 pm, online tickets (reduced 15 PLN, regular 20 PLN). The workshop is dedicated to children aged 7+ and adults. Facebook event in Polish.

Free traditional Indian yoga class IN ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: the Embassy of India, Myśliwiecka 2 Street (city center), 10 am – 11 am. Please bring your ID to enter the Embassy and register at kirtiyogafit@gmail.com. Facebook event in Polish.

Theater for children in Wilanów
Location: a branch of Wilanów Cultural Center at ALTO shopping center, Al. Rzeczypospolitej 14 (Wilanów), 3 pm. You can buy tickets (adults 10 PLN, children 5 PLN) at the reception desk of the Wilanów Cultural Center. Facebook event in Polish.

Puppet theater for children in Bielany 
Location: Bielany Cultural Center (Bielański Ośrodek Kultury), branch at Estrady 112 Street, 12 pm, tickets 10 PLN to purchase before the event. Facebook event in Polish.

Theater for children in Mokotów

Location: Guliwer Theater, Różana 16 Street (Mokotów). ‘O rybaku i złotej rybce’, a performance dedicated to children aged 5+, more in Polish (including photos), 5.30 pm, online tickets.

Theater for little children in Praga
Location: Teatr Niewielki, SOHO Factory, Mińska 25 Street, building no. 74 (Praga). ‘PUF!’ – a performance for children aged 1-6: 10.30 am, 12 pm, 3.30 pm, 5 pm. Click here to read more in Polish and buy tickets online (39 PLN).

Puppet theater for children

Location: LALKA Puppet and Actor Theater, the Palace of Culture and Science, entrance from Świętokrzyska Street, left section of the building. ‘Ptak Zielonopióry’ – a performance for children aged 6+, 5.30 pm, more in Polish (including photos). Online tickets.

A weekend at mini zoo/petting zoo
Location: Mini Zoo, Kolorowa 19 lok. 156 Street, poziom/level -1 (Ursus), 10 am – 6 pm. Website in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

German Film Festival (Tydzień Filmu Niemieckiego)
Location: Kino Muranów, Gen. Andersa 5 Street. Facebook event in Polish, and detailed info in Polish. The Festival runs until January 23.

‘Grand Bazar’ fair – sales
Location: Centrum Bankowo-Finansowe, Nowy Świat 6/12 Street (city center), 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Fashion, accessories, cosmetics, design, plants, vintage. Facebook event in Polish.

“Bard Fiction” – a free theater in English by “The Cheerful Hamlets” 
Location: Łowicka Cultural Center (Centrum Łowicka), Łowicka 21 Street (Mokotów), 6 pm, free entrance. Shakespearean arrangement of “Pulp Fiction”. Facebook event in Polish.

Animated Nativity Scene (szopka) with moving statues

Location: the church / Kościół Przemienienia Pańskiego (Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord), Miodowa 13 Street (Old Town). Open every day (Monday – Friday 12 pm – 6.30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 11 am – 6.30 pm), free entrance. More in Polish, including photos. The event runs until February 2.

The Chinese Light Festival – the illuminations outdoor exhibition
Location: Fort Bema, Waldorffa 34 Street (Bemowo), 4 pm – 10 pm, online tickets (children up to 4 free entrance). More in English about the event. The Festival runs until February 2, 2020.

Zimowy Narodowy – winter sports zones at the National Stadium (ice rinks, ice hill, curling)
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Info about the opening hours. Info about tickets. Website in English. The event runs until March 8, 2020.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank), 2 pm, tickets 5 PLN. The guided tour in English includes a new exhibition “Miriam Cahn: I as Human”. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

“The Royal Garden of Light” – the illuminations outdoor exhibition in the Wilanów Palace Garden
Location: Wilanów Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 4 pm – 9 pm, online tickets (children up to 7 free entrance). Mappings (illumination, picture, and sound) on the Palace façade at 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm. Click here to read Kids in the City tips in English about the illuminations festival and on visiting the Wilanów Palace Museum and Park.

Winter shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. The holiday illuminations at the Fountain Park are on every day from 3.30 pm. 15-minutes shows with music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm. More in English. The winter shows run until January 31, 2020.

Farmers’ market of organic food
Location: ‘Elektrownia Powiśle’, Zajęcza 2b Street (Powiśle), free entrance, 9 am – 3 pm, cash only. Facebook event in Polish.

Subscribe to Kids in the City Newsletter to receive such a list of events every week:


Sunday, January 19

Trade ban Sunday – stores are closed
The next shopping Sunday: January 26. Click here to read our post about shopping Sundays in Poland in 2020.

Illusion shows at the Museum of Illusion
Location: Cosmos Muzeum, Łucka 15 Street (Wola), 12 pm – 7 pm, online tickets. Cosmos Muzeum is a new museum (open from 2019) of illusion and contemporary art. Facebook event in Polish. Museum’s website.

‘Gwiazdozbiory’ / Constellation – live concert for children enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 2 pm (45 min), dedicated to children aged 7+, online tickets. Read our tips on visiting the Planetarium with children. Facebook event in Polish.

Concert for children of music from Disney movies and cartoons
Location: Praga Cultural Center (Centrum Promocji Kultury), Podskarbińska 2 Street (Praga), 12 pm, tickets 10 PLN. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Kopciuszek’ / Cinderella – musical for children by children’s group 
Location: The Concert Hall of Włochy Cultural Center (Okęcka Sala Widowiskowa), 1 Sierpnia 36A Street, 1 pm – 2 pm, tickets (10 PLN) to be purchased before the event (cash only). Facebook event in Polish.

Grandma’s Day & Grandpa’s Day – workshops and dancing for children and grandparents
Location: Hala Gwardii, Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1 (city center), free entrance. Saturday: workshops (12 pm, 2 pm), dancing (4 pm – 7 pm. Sunday: workshops (11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm). Facebook event in Polish.

A weekend at mini zoo/petting zoo
Location: Mini Zoo, Kolorowa 19 lok. 156 Street, poziom/level -1 (Ursus), 10 am – 6 pm. Website in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

“Around Christmas” – a concert of Christmas songs in English by Jnr Robinson and a children’s group
Location: Wilanów Cultural Center in Zawady, Plac Vogla, 5 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Intercultural Christmas Carols Evening – singing carols together in different languages
Location: Collegium Bobolanum, Rakowieckia 61 Street, entrance from A. Boboli Street (Mokotów), 4.30 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

A concert of traditional Christmas carols performed by a choir
Location: Saska Kępa Cultural Center “PROM”, Brukselska 23 Street, 5 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

“Zaczarowane wycinanki” / Magic Cutouts – theater for children 3+ in Saska Kępa
Location: Saska Kępa Cultural Center “PROM”, Brukselska 23 Street, 12 pm (online tickets 25 PLN). Performance by BAJ Theater – the oldest puppet & actor theater in Poland (established in 1928). Read more in Polish and see the photos. Facebook event in Polish.

Theater and concert for children in Wilanów/Zawady
Location: Wilanów Cultural Center in Zawady, Plac Vogla, 12.30 pm, tickets (children 5 PLN, adults 10 PLN) to be purchased at the Cultural Center. Facebook event in Polish.

Puppet theater for children

Location: LALKA Puppet and Actor Theater, the Palace of Culture and Science, entrance from Świętokrzyska Street, left section of the building. ‘Ptak Zielonopióry’ – a performance for children aged 6+, 12 pm, more in Polish (including photos). Online tickets.

Theater for children in Mokotów
Location: Guliwer Theater, Różana 16 Street (Mokotów). ‘O rybaku i złotej rybce’, a performance dedicated to children aged 5+, more in Polish  (including photos), 11 am and 1 pm, online tickets.

Theater for little children in Praga
Location: Teatr Niewielki, SOHO Factory, Mińska 25 Street, building no. 74 (Praga). ‘Dobranoc, Jaśku’ – a performance for children aged 1-4: 10.30 am, 11.30 am. Click here to read more in Polish and buy tickets online (39 PLN).  ‘Dziwaki’ – a performance for children aged 3-6: 3.30 pm and 5 pm. Click here to read more in Polish and buy tickets online (39 PLN).

Theater for children 3+ and arts & crafts workshop  
Location: Śródmieście Cultural Center (Dom Kultury Śródmieście), Smolna 9 Street (city center), 11 am – 12.30 pm, online tickets (15 PLN). Facebook event in Polish.

German Film Festival (Tydzień Filmu Niemieckiego)
Location: Kino Muranów, Gen. Andersa 5 Street. Facebook event in Polish, and detailed info in Polish. The Festival runs until January 23.

Fair of Dresses – sale
Location: “Znajomi Znajomych”, Wilcza 58a Street (city center), 10 am – 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Animated Nativity Scene (szopka) with moving statues

Location: the church / Kościół Przemienienia Pańskiego (Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord), Miodowa 13 Street (Old Town). Open every day (Monday – Friday 12 pm – 6.30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 11 am – 6.30 pm), free entrance. More in Polish, including photos. The event runs until February 2.

The Chinese Light Festival – the illuminations outdoor exhibition
Location: Fort Bema, Waldorffa 34 Street (Bemowo), 4 pm – 10 pm, online tickets (children up to 4 free entrance). More in English about the event. The Festival runs until February 2, 2020.

Zimowy Narodowy – winter sports zones at the National Stadium (ice rinks, ice hill, curling)
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Info about the opening hours. Info about tickets. Website in English. The event runs until March 8, 2020.

Winter shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. The holiday illuminations at the Fountain Park are on every day from 3.30 pm. 15-minutes shows with music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm. More in English. The winter shows run until January 31, 2020.

Winter illuminations in Łazienki Royal Garden

Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, Chinese Avenue (Aleja Chińska), from Agrykola Street entrance to Gagarina Street entrance. The lights are on every day until 9 pm. Click here to read more in English about visiting Łazienki Garden and Museums. The event runs until February 23, 2020.

“The Royal Garden of Light” – the illuminations outdoor exhibition in the Wilanów Palace Garden
Location: Wilanów Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 4 pm – 9 pm, online tickets (children up to 7 free entrance). Mappings (illumination, picture, and sound) on the Palace façade at 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm. Click here to read Kids in the City tips in English about the illuminations festival and on visiting the Wilanów Palace Museum and Park.

Indoor exhibitions for a winter weekend in Warsaw

Exhibition of LEGO constructions from around the world
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Monday – Friday 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 8 pm. Online tickets. Website in Polish. The Exhibition runs until March 8.

“The Many Incarnations of Deer” – a new exhibition at the Museum for Children
Location: Museum for Children is a part of the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center), Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am – 3 pm, Wednesday 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. More in English about the exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Museum for Children. The Exhibition runs until March 1.

“Sensory Praga” – Praga district’s landmarks explained with sensory integration methods
Location: The Praga Musem of Warsaw (Muzeum Pragi), Targowa 50/52 Street (Praga), Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, online tickets. More in English about the Exhibition. The Exhibition has been prolonged until February 23.

“MIRIAM CAHN: I AS HUMAN” – a new exhibition of paintings of the Swiss artist Miriam Cahn at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank). Facebook event in English and Polish. More in English about the exhibition. The Exhibition runs until March 1.

“Sound Zone” – a permanent exhibition at the Asia and Pacific Museum 
Location: Museum of Asia and the Pacific (Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku), Solec 24A Street (Powiśle). Open every day except Mondays and public holidays, 12 pm – 6 pm, free entrance. The exhibition presents 120 musical instruments originating from various Asian countriesMore in English about the Exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

“Polish Poles: Himalayas ’74 and Antarctica ’77” – the photographs from 2 pioneering expeditions to Lhotse and Antarctica
Location: Dom Spotkań z Historią (History Meeting House), Karowa 20 Street (city center/old town), Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm, FREE entrance. More in Polish about the Exhibition. The Exhibition runs until January 31.

‘Disco Relaks’ – a new exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum
Location: the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center), Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. More in English about the exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Ethnographic Museum. The Exhibition runs until March 1.

Gallery of Polish Design – a permanent exhibition
Location: The National Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe), Aleje Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center), Tuesday – Wednesday 11 am – 6 pm, Thursday 11 am – 8 pm, Friday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm. More in English about the exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the National Museum.

‘The Fascinating World of Spiders and Scorpions’ – the exhibition
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, 10 am – 7 pm, tickets: regular 18 PLN, reduced 12 PLN, family 2+2 50 PLN, children up to 4 free entrance. Facebook event in Polish. More in English and photos.

“Gdynia – Tel Aviv” – the exhibition at POLIN Museum
Location:  POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów), Monday, Thursday, Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 10 am – 8 pm. Click here to read our tips in English (how to get there, where to have lunch etc.). More in English about the Exhibition. The Exhibition runs until February 3.

As a parent your free time is precious, and Kids in the City wants to help you make the most of it. Every Thursday you’ll receive a hand-picked selection of family-friendly activities in Warsaw for the upcoming weekend.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for tips in English on what’s happening around Warsaw: