Children’s Day in Warsaw: ideas for celebrating with kids in Warsaw

Children’s Day in Warsaw with dinosaurs

Where will you find dinosaurs in Warsaw?

The Natural History Museum/Museum of Evolution
Location: Muzeum Ewolucji, the Palace of Culture and Science, entrance from Świętokrzyska Street (city center). Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm. Please note that the Museum is relatively old and needs some investments. However, kids that are fascinated with dinosaurs will love it anyway. Our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

The Geological Museum
Location: Muzeum Geologiczne, Rakowiecka 4 Street, entrance from Wiśniowa Street (Mokotów). The Museum is open only on Sundays: 10 am – 3 pm (please note that the Museum will be closed on May 30), free entrance. There are mainly rocks and minerals displayed but kids will enjoy for sure some huge fossils, skeletons of Ice Age animals, a cave or model of a dinosaur featured in the Jurassic Park (Dilophosaurus). The Museum is spacious and airy, and you will hear loud WOW when your kids see the skeletons. Our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

Dinosaur playground in Ursynów
Location: Puszczyka 18 Street (Ursynów). The whole playground is dinosaur-themed, with wooden equipment. It was constructed in 2011. There are 2 separate areas: for older and younger kids. It can be crowded but kids love it! All playground elements are designed to make us feel like in a Jurassic Park;) And there are no regular sandboxes but archeological sites. Our tips in English on visiting the Playground.

A statue of dinosaur in Ochota
At the corner of Banacha Street and Żwirki i Wigury Street (Ochota) there is a statue of dinosaur (location on Google map).

Children’s Day in Warsaw with animals

Mini zoo/petting zoo  
Location: Mini Zoo, Kolorowa 19/156 Street, poziom/level -1 (Ursus), Monday – Friday 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. At the Mini Zoo, you can feed and stroke the animals. The visits take place in the company of a Mini ZOO employee who will show and teach how to deal with animals. The Mini Zoo is located in the indoor heated room; tickets available for purchase on-site, no reservation is required. Facebook pageWebsite in Polish.

Warsaw Zoo
Location: Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga). Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 9 am – 6 pm; weekends and holidays: 9 am – 7 pm. Last admission one hour before the Zoo closes. Online ticketsThe Zoo is open every day, including all public holidays! Website in English.

The exhibition of live spiders and scorpions
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, open every day, 10 am – 7 pm, online tickets: regular 22 PLN, reduced 18 PLN, family 2+2 60 PLN, children up to 4 free entrance. Each weekend (every hour on the hour), the visitors can hold a spider (the most gentle tarantula) in the hand and take close photographs with the assist of an exhibition employee. More in Polish about the Exhibition. Facebook event in Polish.

Children’s Day in Warsaw on Alpine Coaster

Alpine Coaster in Ochota 
Location: Górka Szczęśliwicka, Park Szczęśliwicki, Drawska 22 Street (Ochota). In the center of the Szczęśliwicki Park in Ochota, there is the highest hill in Warsaw, a 152 m slope called Górka SzczęśliwickaSince April 24, 2021 on Górka Szczęśliwicka, you can use “Alpine Coaster” (gravity slide / zjeżdżalnia grawitacyjna / kolejka górska). Opening hours Monday – Friday: 1 pm – 8 pm.  Opening hours Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm. Price for 1 ride for 1 person: 8 PLN (info about tickets). (Website and Facebook page in Polish.

Children’s Day in Warsaw with sweets

Festival and fair of chocolate, ice cream, and other sweets
May 28-30, 2021. Location: Hala Gwardii, Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1 (city center), Friday-Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Ice cream Festival 
June 5-6, 2021. Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera (Praga), 12 pm – 8 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Children’s Day in Warsaw for those teenagers who like to take selfies

Be Happy Museum – Selfie Point
Location: Atrium Reduta shopping center, al. Jerozolimskie 148 Street (Ochota), opening hours Monday – Sunday 10 am – 9 pm, online tickets. Dozens of scenes to take photos and rooms with the illusion (e.g. a pool with Marshmallow foams, a banana swing, magical unicorns). More in English about the Museum.

Selfie Museum Warsaw
Location: Grzybowska 80/82 Street (city center), opening hours: Tuesday – Wednesday 3 pm – 8 pm, Thursday – Friday 1 pm – 8 pm, Saturday -11 am – 9 pm, Sunday 11 am – 8 pm. To book a slot/visit call +48 537 106 459. Facebook, Instagram.

The Museum “World of Illusion”
Location: Świat Iluzji, Rynek Starego Miasta 21 (the Old Town Market Square). Opening hours: Monday – Friday 12 pm – 8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 10 am – 8 pm, online tickets. More in English about the Museum.

Children’s Day outside of Warsaw in a fairytale theme park

Magiczne Ogrody/Magic Garden is a theme park located 140 km south-east of Warsaw, near the charming and popular with tourists town of Kazimierz Dolny. The Park is re-opened from May 22, 2021.
The park covers several hectares with designed greenery, flowers, trees, streams, waterfalls, and of course attractions for children – fairytale zones with mysterious inhabitants.
Attractions in the park are intended for children of all age groups. There are only two age-restricted zones: the newest attraction, a treetop route, available for children 4+ with a parent, or 8+; and the mysterious Mroczysko zone – available only to children 6+.

More about a fairytale theme park in our post about day trips from Warsaw.

Children’s Day in Warsaw on the water

Free ferries across the Vistula river
Starting from May 1 until September 26, 2021, there are 3 free ferries:  Cypel Czerniakowski – Saska Kępa, Most Poniatowskiego – Stadion Narodowy, Podzamcze-Fontanny – ZOO. From May 1 to June 30, ferries run on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays (additionally on weekdays on June 1 and 4). From July 1 to August 31, ferries run daily, and in September only at weekends. More in English (including a map, timetable).

Cruises on the Vistula river
Daylight and evening one-hour / 9 km cruises on the boats (glass-covered main deck and sun deck). The lower deck is completely built-up (with huge windows) and safe for little children. Regular ticket: 49 PLN, reduced ticket for children up to 15: 24 PLN (daily cruise), evening cruise – 45 PLN (online tickets). Start and finish at the Vistula Boulevard, close to the Old Town (location on the map). In June, sightseeing cruises are organized on weekends and on selected days during the week (depending on weather and relevant demand). You can also arrange a private cruise. Website in English. Facebook page.

Ferry across the Vistula river near Konstancin (transport of people, bicycles, cars)
Prom Gassy-Karczew connects the municipality of Konstancin-Jeziorna and the municipality of Karczew (the route on Google map). On weekdays the ferry operates from 6 am to 8 pm, on Saturdays – from 8 am to 8 pm, on Sundays and holidays – 9 am – 8 pm. The cost is 3 PLN per person (children up to 7 free). Additionally, bicycle – 2 PLN, motorcycle – 5 PLN, car – 9 PLN. Cash only. Website in Polish. Facebook pageThe ferry has been operating since April 29.

Gondola, rental of canoes and wooden boats in Park of the King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów (Wilanowskie Lake)
Location: the park of Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street (first you need to buy an entrance ticket to the park). Opening hours: 10 am – 9 pm. The rental is located next to Pompownia building in the park – a pumping station at the Jezioro Wilanowskie Lake. There are available life vests, wooden boats (for 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children; 30 min – 40 PLN, 1 hour 60 PLN, 2 hours 100 PLN) and kayaks (for 2 adults with an additional child seat; 30 min – 20 PLN, 1 hour – 30 PLN, 2 hours – 50 PLN). Gondola rides every hour. You can pay with a card. Facebook page.

Taxi Wisła – the Vistula river cruises on a traditional wooden boat
“Taxi Wisła” offers (from May till October) one-hour cruises, crossings to the other side of the Vistula, and further trips. To order/book Taxi Wisła call them (+48 605143904) or send a message on Facebook. There is always a set of life vests on board, you don’t need to have your own. Website in Polish.

Kayak rental in Park Skaryszewski 
Location: Park Skaryszewski, Aleja Zieleniecka 2 Street (Praga). The Skaryszewski Park -one of the largest parks in Warsaw – is located in the Praga district. You will find there a Kamionkowskie Lake which used to be a part of the Vistula river (today’s area of Skaryszewski Park and Saska Kępa used to be an island, and then a peninsula). The Lake is located within Skaryszewski Park, swimming in the lake is not allowed. Kayak rentals are available at the restaurant on the lakeside called “Przystań”. Life jackets for kids are available. Website in PolishFacebook page. Our tips in English about the Skaryszewski Park.

Kayak and canoe rental – kayaking trips along the Vistula River
Various routes are available – different in terms of the length of the trip (from 1,5-hour trip to weekend trips). The most popular 1,5-hour trip (10 km) along the Vistula river starts at Plaża Romantyczna (“Romantyczna Beach”) in Wawer and finishes in the area of Saska Kępa (location on the map). 2-person kayak: 90 PLN. Life vests are available for adults and children. Website in PolishFacebook page.

Kayak rental – kayaking trips along the Vistula River
Various routes are available – different in terms of the length of the trip. The most popular 2-hour trip (11 km) along the Vistula river (“Wawer-Śromieście”) starts near Plaża Romantyczna (“Romantyczna Beach”), Rychnowska Street and finishes in the area of Saska Kępa, Wał Miedzeszyński 399 Street (locations on the maps). 2-person kayak: 90 PLN, 1-person kayak 65 PLN. Life vests are available for adults and children. Online schedule and bookingWebsite in EnglishFacebook page.

Kayak rental – kayaking trips along the Świder River
Świder is a picturesque winding river near Warsaw, it flows into the Vistula River on the border of Józefów and Otwock. Various routes are available – different in terms of the length of the trip (from 2-hour trip to weekend trips). 2-person kayak: 80 PLN. Life vests are available for adults and children. Kayak rental is called “Przystań Emów”, contact them to book a kayak: + 48 607 582 757, przystan@emow.plWebsite in PolishFacebook page.

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