April 2022 in Warsaw: ideas and tips for making the most of your spring in Warsaw

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How to help Ukraine 

“What is needed” – a website with information on the needs of collection points for Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw

The website (https://copotrzeba.pl) contains information on several collection points in Warsaw (including Wola, Ursynów, Mokotów, railway stations, Żoliborz, Bemowo) along with detailed, updated information on what is currently most needed.

Collection point in Warsaw set for donations for Ukrainian refugees

For those who want to contribute but do not know where to go, we will publish here information about the selected collection points in Warsaw.

A collection point (a tent) next to the Consulate of Ukraine in the Mokotów district. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7 am – 5 pm, opening hours on weekends published in the Group on Facebook. Location: a tent next to the Consulate of Ukraine, Malczewskiego 17 Street (Mokotów). List of currently needed things (including sandwiches, milk, sweets, bananas, water, juice, apples, tea).

A collection point in the Ursynów district. Opening hours: Monday – Friday 4 pm – 8 pm. Saturday 11 am – 4 pm. Location: Dereniowa 8 Street (Ursynów). The collection point is located in the former grocery store building. The collection point is coordinated by the Foundation Fundacja Dzieci Rodzice Szkoła (Facebook).

Please note that there is usually a long line of Ukrainian refugees in front of the building who come for clothes and other products. Of course, people who bring clothes and products do not have to queue.

List of currently needed things (including towels, suitcases, backpacks, school backpacks, potties, bedding, duvets and pillows NEW OR WASHED AND IN A VERY GOOD CONDITION, spring shoes, NEW underwear – panties for women and youth (boys and girls), socks NEW, tights NEW, shaving machines, toothpaste, also for children, toothbrushes, hair shampoos, also for children, shower gel, deodorants, wet wipes, hair brushes, school notebooks, crayons, pens, coloring books, scooters, bicycles for kids (used), strollers (used in good condition), plates, cups, cutlery (used in good condition).

‘Donate a classroom’ local Warsaw initiative – volunteers needed!

Please visit this open Facebook group in English to learn more about the ‘Donate a classroom’ local Warsaw initiative to support Ukrainian refugee children in Warsaw with education (the project is run by Pines Forest School). Volunteers needed!

Online grocery shopping for the Polish Red Cross warehouse

The products that are needed for Ukraine and for Ukrainian refugees in Poland change and will change in the coming months. The Polish Red Cross, in cooperation with the online store (applauding for the sponsor of this aid platform – online grocery store: https://koszyk365.pl), has created an online store where you can buy products for Ukrainians. 

The process is simple and similar to shopping in an online store. Go to the website: www.razemdlaukrainy.pl (available in English and Polish), select products from the list (food, cosmetics, etc.) and make payment. All purchased products will be transported to the Polish Red Cross warehouse, from where they will be then handed over by the Polish Red Cross to those in need.

Where to make an online money donation
Making a donation might seem like a drop in the bucket, but it’s a good place to start. Below are some Polish organizations working to help Ukrainians.

Polish Humanitarian Action (Polska Akcja Humanitarna – PAH) is one of the largest Polish NGOs, carrying out support projects in Ukraine since 2014. They give aid to the people of Ukraine who have to flee their homes and their volunteers are now working at Polish-Ukrainian border crossings (they distribute food, hot drinks, hygienic articles, diapers, blankets; provide information, help in finding transport to Poland). Website in English, Facebook.
You can support these activities by making an online donation here: https://www.siepomaga.pl/pah-ukraina.

Polish Red Cross (Polski Czerwony Krzyż – PCK). Within five days of the beginning of the war, over 1,600 people were taken care of by rescuers and volunteers of the Polish Red Cross.
Payments to help Ukraine organized by the Polish Red Cross can be made to the account: 16 1160 2202 0000 0002 7718 3060, transfer entitled “UKRAINE”. IBAN: PL16 1160 2202 0000 0002 7718 3060. BIC/S.W.I.F.T.: BIGBPLPWXXX. Transfer entitled “UKRAINE”.

An NGO run by Ukrainians living in Warsaw (Fundacja Nasz Wybór / Ukraiński Dom), established in 2014. More in Polish about the Foundation. The collected funds are transferred to Ukrainian humanitarian aid organizations. You can support these activities by making an online donation here: https://pomagam.pl/solidarnizukraina (website in Polish, Ukrainian, English).

Collection points set for donations for Ukrainian refugees

Polish Red Cross (Polski Czerwony Krzyż – PCK) has collection points across Poland, including Warsaw. They collect food with a long shelf life (e.g. canned food, oil, sugar, pasta, flour, groats, rice, tea, coffee, sweets, UHT milk, canned vegetables/fruit, dried fruit, nuts), drugstore items (e.g. shower gels, shampoos, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, barrier creams, pads, diapers), medical dressings (especially for cuts and burns), NEW blankets and sleeping bags. Please note they do NOT collect clothes. More in Polish about the collection. The list of collection points in Poland.
Polish Red Cross collection point in Warsaw: Mazowiecki Oddział Okręgowy PCK, Szańcowa 25 Street (Wola), location on Google map, opening hours: 8 am – 6 pm.
Uber offers free rides for those who want to go to the Polish Red Cross collection point. Use the PCKWARSZAWA code to get to Szańcowa 25 Street (details in English).

More in our post on the website: How to help Ukraine.

Warsaw in bloom: the best places in the Warsaw area to admire magnolias, Japanese sakura cherries, rhododendrons blossom

After long months of autumn and winter, Warsaw can be perceived as a grey city;) Fortunately, in spring, the city comes alive with flowering trees and parks wherever you look: magnolias, cherries (including sakura), daffodils, tulips, pansies.

Now begins the flowering season of magnolias in Poland, soon after fruit trees, including sakura, the first rhododendrons are blooming now too.

Where to see magnolia and rhododendron blossoms in the Warsaw area?

You can admire the greatest variety of blooming shrubs, trees, and flowers in the botanical gardens, including magnolia and rhododendron – now ready to bloom. There are 3 botanical gardens in Warsaw and its vicinity:

Other locations in the Warsaw area where you can find magnolias and rhododendrons in bloom include:

Where to see sakura – Japanese cherry in the Warsaw area?

Find out more in our post presenting 15 parks in Warsaw worth visiting.

The photos below – magnolia blooming in front of the Palace in Wilanów, Warsaw and Japanese sakura cherry trees in the Botanical Garden in Powsin.

Ideas for things to do in Warsaw in April (indoor & outdoor)

For things to do INDOOR in Warsaw, please read our post that includes the list of ideas for fun (indoor!) activities for a bad weather day in Warsaw: Indoor things to do in Warsaw.

Explore Warsaw with our list of museums and galleries in Warsaw by district – there’s one to suit every interest and many of them are free to visit.

Alpine Coaster in Warsaw’s Ochota district
Location: Górka Szczęśliwicka hill, Park Szczęśliwicki, Drawska 22 Street (Ochota). Location on Google map. The “Alpine Coaster” in Ochota has been reopened after winter break on March 29. You can enjoy it during the spring-summer season on Górka Szczęśliwicka (the highest hill in Warsaw, 152 m), in Park Szczęśliwicki – the biggest park in the Ochota district of Warsaw. Polish name: kolejka grawitacyjna. The gravity slide has two seats. Speed up to 36 km/h, route length over 700 m. Opening hours: daily from 10 am to dusk. Price of the slide, 1 point per 1 slide: 1 point 9 PLN, 2 points 15 PLN, 6 points 38 PLN. A slide of 2 people equals 2 points. Minimum age for children: 3 years. Children younger than 8 years old may use the gravity slide only when accompanied by an older person over 8 years old. The gravity slide may be closed in case of rainfall. Website in PolishFacebook page.

The “Breakfast Market” in Żoliborz and Mokotów / Targ Śniadaniowy – an outdoor shopping & street food
Every Saturday in Żoliborz, location: al. Wojska Polskiego 1 Street, corner of Śmiała Street (Żoliborz), 9 am – 4 pm. Every Sunday in Mokotów: location: Skwer Grupy AK “Granat”, corner of Puławska and Woronicza Street (Mokotów), 10 am – 5 pm. Free entrance. Street food, ice cream, bread, pastries, vegan delicatessen, vegetables, fruits, etc. Facebook page. The new season starts on the weekend of April 23-24. Please note that due to the weather conditions, some of the outdoor events may be canceled last minute (it’s recommended to check their Facebook events for information before heading out).

An idea for a spring walk: Roof Garden of the Warsaw University Library 
Location: Dobra 66 Street (Powiśle), the building of the Warsaw University Library. The roof garden is closed during the winter season and opens on April 1st. Opening hours in April: 8 am – 6 pm. Free entrance. Open every day. From the top, you will have a wonderful view of Warsaw, including the Vistula river and the Palace of Culture and ScienceMore in English about the Roof Garden and lots of photos in our post.

26th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival
April 3-15. Location: Warsaw Philharmonic (Filharmonia Narodowa), Concert Hall (Sala Koncertowa), entrance from Sienkiewicza Street (city center), Chamber Hall (Sala Kameralna), entrance from Moniuszki Street. Internationally renowned artists performing classical music. The Festival program in Polish and English, and online tickets. Facebook event in English and Polish.

An idea for spring hiking: the Kampinos Forest near Warsaw
The Kampinos Forest (Puszcza Kampinoska) is located right next to the northwestern border of Warsaw. Most of its area is protected within the Kampinoski National Park (admission to the park is free). In our post on the website, you will find a detailed description of selected hiking trails (e.g. starting point, where to leave a car) and our tips.

Ice skating on the indoor ice rink, open until May 15
Location: Torwar, Łazienkowska 6A Street (city center). Tuesday & Thursday 8 pm – 9.30 pm, Saturday 6.30 pm – 8 pm, Sunday 11 am – 12.30 pm (including a separated area for kids) and 6.30 pm – 8 pm. During each slot, there is a rental and a sharpening room available. Website, info about ticketsonline tickets, and Facebook page. The Torwar ice rink is open until May.

A new exhibition: The multisensory exhibition “Retro Warsaw”
Location: Fabryka Norblina, Art-Box Experience, Żelazna 51/53 Street (Wola), level 2+, 10 am – 9 pm, online tickets (children under 5 years old free entrance). The exhibition is based on digitally reconstructed archival materials. Visitors are taken back to Warsaw from 100 years ago – full of bustle, music, and colors of the interwar period. Thanks to the pioneering 360-screen immersive projection system, viewers can literally immerse themselves in the everyday life of interwar Warsaw, feel its rhythm, unique atmosphere, and color. Time of the visit: 40+ minutes. More in English about the Exhibition.

A temporary exhibition at the Museum for Children (Muzeum dla Dzieci) – “Here and There” exhibition about traveling
Until December 31. Location: The Museum for Children is located in the city center (Kredytowa 1 Street). The same building and entrance as to the Ethnographic Museum (Muzeum Etnograficzne). Location on Google map. Opening hours: Monday – closed, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11 am – 7 pm, Thursday 11 am – 5 pm, Saturday, Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm. Tickets: To visit the exhibition, you need to buy entry tickets to the Ethnographic Museum which houses the Museum for Children. Regular ticket: 14 PLN. Reduced ticket: 7 PLN (students and seniors). Children up to 7-years old free entrance. Free entrance: every Thursday. More in English in our post about visiting the Museum for Children in Warsaw.

Automotive Icons Exhibition – 50+ rare and valuable cars
Until April 30. Location: Fabryka Norblina, Żelazna 51/53 Street (Wola), online tickets. Thursday-Friday 11 am – 8 pm, weekends 10 am – 7 pm. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Maserati, Bentley, Aston Martina and other top brands models – from oldtimers to modern cars equipped with the latest technologies. Website, Facebook, Instagram.

An exhibition of buildings and models made of LEGO bricks
Until June 26. Location: Galeria Mokotów shopping mall, Wołoska 12 Street (Mokotów). Location on Google map. Location of the Exhibition on the map of a shopping center. Entrance and ticket office: Level 1 (Poziom 1), next to the EOBUWIE store. Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am – 10 pm, Sunday 10 am – 8 pm (including trade ban Sundays). Online tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket office before entering the Exhibition (you can pay by card). There is a measure in the form of a brick at the ticket offices, at a height of 95 cm. If the child fits under the block, he/she enters free of charge. The exhibition covers two floors. The Exhibition includes a playing zone where children can build with LEGO or LEGO Duplo bricks. Information for parents – the exit from the exhibition is through the LEGO store;) More in Polish about the Exhibition. Facebook page in Polish.

Cosmos Discovery – Space Exhibition 
Until July 3. Location: Muzeum Nowa Praga, Jagiellońska 82A Street (Praga), Location on Google map. Open every day 9 am – 8 pm. Tickets to be purchased onsite or online. Children up to 6 free entrance. The exhibition shows the development of space flights from the first historical attempts up to today’s missions. It features 200+ original objects from the United States, Russia, and Poland. The Exhibition’s Museum website in PolishFacebook event in Polish. The Exhibition runs from September 15 until October 31, 2021. There are 2 versions of the audio guide: one intended mainly for adult visitors and high school students. The second version is simplified and fun in the form of a boy-astronaut conversation, this version is suitable for children under the age of 14. Both versions of the audio guide are also available in English.

Visit to the Chopin Museum in Warsaw and piano recitals
Every Saturday & Sunday in April. Location: Frederic Chopin Museum (Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina), Okólnik 1 Street (Powiśle). Two concerts every Saturday and Sunday: 5 pm and 6 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 28 PLN, reduced tickets 14 PLN). The concert ticket also entitles you to visit the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. The concert lasts only 30 minutes – it’s a great opportunity to introduce children to classical music. Our tips about visiting the Museum. Our feature story about the Museum: You don’t need to leave Warsaw to visit the nineteenth-century Paris salons.

Chopin music piano recitals
Every day at 7 pm. Location: Fryderyk Concert Hall, Podwale 15 Street (the old town), 7 pm, online tickets. The recitals feature Fryderyk Chopin’s most famous compositions. Facebook page in English and Polish. Website in English.

Eating out in one of Warsaw’s indoor food halls (in April, there will be outdoor seating!)
Are you going out for lunch with a group of friends or family, but everyone wants something different? Sounds familiar? Food halls will settle restaurant selection fights. They offer a wide variety of ethnic cuisines and local restaurant concepts. A great solution for breakfast, lunch or dinner in a group – everyone orders from a different restaurant and eats at a common table. Click here to read our post featuring food halls in Warsaw (Elektrownia Powiśle, Hala Gwardii, Hala Koszyki, Browary Warszawskie – Warsaw Breweries, Fabryka Norblina).

Warsaw Zoo
Location: Ratuszowa 1/3 Street (Praga), opening hours in April: 9 am – 6 pm. Last admission one hour before the Zoo closes. Online ticketsThe Zoo is open every day, including all public holidays! Two entrances/exits are open: from Ratuszowa Street and from the Gdański Bridge. The ticket office on the side of Gdańsk Bridge is open only on Fridays and weekends. Website in English.

A spring walk in the center of Warsaw: Krakowskie Przedmieście Street a car-free zone (every weekend, starting from April 16-18)
Krakowskie Przedmieście street change into a car-free zone, accessible only to pedestrians and cyclists. It is part of the so-called Royal Route, a historic part of Warsaw. Usually, on holidays, the pedestrian-only zone also included the neighboring street – Nowy Świat. However, this year, due to the renovation of the neighboring streets, Nowy Świat Street will be accessible to cars and there will be no pedestrian-only zone here.

Events in Warsaw in April

Street food festival in Gocław/Praga
April 1-3. Location:Park nad Balatonem (Gocław/Praga Południe), Friday 3 pm – 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Tulip exhibition and fair 
April 2-3. Location: Orangery in the Park of the King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street (Wilanów), exhibition: 10 am – 8 pm, fair: 10 am – 5 pm. An admission ticket to the park is required for the event: regular ticket 7 PLN, reduced ticket 4 PLN (children up to 7 years old – free entrance), tickets for children – 1 PLN. You can buy tickets online. More about the park and beautiful photos in our postFacebook event in Polish.

Design fair “Wzory” – products of Polish and Ukrainian designers and craftsmen
April 2-3. Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping center, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle), free entrance, Saturday 11 am – 9 pm, Sunday 11 am – 7 pm. Ceramics, furniture, textiles, lighting, children’s goods, eco-cosmetics, jewelry, posters. Facebook event in Polish.

Fair and Festival of upcycling and handicrafts (“Przerób-My“) 
April 2-3. Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera (Praga), free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Fair of Nice Things’ (Targi Rzeczy Ładnych) – design fair – spring edition
April 2-3. Location: EXPO XXI, Prądzyńskiego 12/14 Street (Wola), online tickets, 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

A fair of regional products and artistic craftsmanship
April 2-3. Location: Centrum Folkloru Polskiego “Karolin” (Centre for Polish Folklore), Świerkowa 2 Street, 05-805 Otrębusy (a village about 25 km from the center of Warsaw, location on Google map), Saturday 12 pm – 8.30 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 7.30 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

English-language tour of the Centre for Polish Folklore
April 3. Location: Centrum Folkloru Polskiego “Karolin” (Centre for Polish Folklore), Świerkowa 2 Street, 05-805 Otrębusy (a village about 25 km from the center of Warsaw, location on Google map), 3 pm (60 minutes), 20 PLN per person (the tour guide service is included in the ticket price), reservations: +48 22 208 87 00, +48 605 501 770, kontakt@karolinmazowsze.pl. The Centre for Polish Folklore is located in the restored palace – a historic home to Mazowsze – the oldest and biggest Polish folk dancing and singing group. The Exhibition takes visitors on a trip across Poland, with traditional costumes, instruments and dances on display. It provides a colorful and musical introduction to Polish history and culture, as well as the work of the Mazowsze National Folk Song and Dance Ensemble. Facebook event in English. The tours in English are run once a month: April 3, May 1, June 19.

Sunday Yoga in Łazienki Royal Garden
April 3. Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am, click here to check the meeting point (the area next to the Palace on the Isle). Families with children are welcome. There is no need to sign up. Facebook event in Polish and English.

26th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival
April 3-15. Location: Warsaw Philharmonic (Filharmonia Narodowa), Concert Hall (Sala Koncertowa), entrance from Sienkiewicza Street (city center), Chamber Hall (Sala Kameralna), entrance from Moniuszki Street. Internationally renowned artists performing classical music. The Festival program in Polish and English, and online tickets. Facebook event in English and Polish.

Charity Garage Sale at British Primary School of Wilanow – Stand with Ukraine
April 9. Location: British Primary School of Wilanow, Hlonda 12 Street (Wilanów), 10 am – 12 pm. All the proceeds will be donated to Polska Akcja Humanitarna (SOS Ukraina). To reserve your saleable space send an email to info@bswilanow.org. Facebook post in English.

Easter fair
April 9. Location: Łowicka Cultural Center (Centrum Łowicka), Łowicka 21 Street (Mokotów), free entrance, 2 pm – 6 pm. Attractions include a fair of Easter palms, decorations, crafts, food, family workshops, theater for children (at 4 pm). Facebook event in Polish.

Poster Fair
April 9. Location: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Bracka 25 Street (city center), 11 am – 6 pm, tickets 7 PLN. Facebook event in English and Polish.

Fair of products in the BOHO style
April 9. Location: Food Town, Fabryka Norblina, Żelazna 51/53 Street (Wola), 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Ceramics, jewelry, clothes, accessories, candles. Facebook page in Polish.

Bike Expo
April 9-10. Location: PGE Narodowy / National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street, gate 6 (for cars – underground parking lot) and gate 5. Online tickets, children up to 7 free. The exhibition, fair of equipment and accessories, shows of bike jumps, training, tips, bike testing, races. Click here to read more in EnglishFacebook event in Polish.

Street Food Festival in Ursynów
April 9-10. Location: a parking lot next to Ursynów District Office, Imielin metro station, al. KEN 61 Street (Ursynów),  12 pm – 8 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Spring Fair – clothes, jewelry, natural cosmetics, eco and zero waste products, design, and home accessories
April 9-10. Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping center, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle), free entrance, Saturday 11 am – 9 pm, Sunday 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Vintage Fair – fair of second-hand clothes, accessories, jewelry, design, vinyls, books
April 9-10. Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping center, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle), free entrance, Saturday 11 am – 9 pm, Sunday 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Festival of Book Publishers for Children and Youth – fair, workshops, meetings
April 9-10. Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser, Plac Konesera (Praga), Saturday 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Zero waste’ fair – cosmetics, fashion, jewelry, crafts, ceramics
April 9-10. Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser, Plac Konesera (Praga), 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

“Ekocuda” – a fair of natural cosmetics
April 9-10. Location: EXPO XXI, Prądzyńskiego 12/14 Street (Wola), 11 am – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Railway Models Fair (Giełda Modeli Kolejowych)
April 10. Location: Warsaw Railway Museum (Stacja Muzeum), Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), 10 am – 2 pm (the Museum is open 10 am – 6 pm). A chance to buy model railways and trains and meet railway modeling enthusiasts. During the event reduced tickets for everyone (7 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance). The Museum website in EnglishFacebook event in Polish.

Holi Festival of Colors and Street Food Festival in Białołęka
April 22-24. Location: Park Picassa, Pabla Picassa Street (Białołęka). Street food: Friday 3 pm – 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm. Facebook event in Polish. Holi Festival on Sunday, April 24: 2 pm – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

The start of the new season at The “Breakfast Market” in Żoliborz and Mokotów / Targ Śniadaniowy – an outdoor shopping & street food
April 23-24. Saturday in Żoliborz, location: al. Wojska Polskiego 1 Street, corner of Śmiała Street (Żoliborz), 9 am – 4 pm. Sunday in Mokotów: location: Skwer Grupy AK “Granat”, corner of Puławska and Woronicza Street (Mokotów), 10 am – 5 pm. Free entrance. Street food, ice cream, bread, pastries, vegan delicatessen, vegetables, fruits, etc. Facebook page. Facebook event in Polish.

Historical festival at Viking Fortress in Żoliborz 
April 23-24. Location: Wybrzeże Gdyńskie 6 Street (Żoliborz), Warownia Jomsborg / Viking Fortress Jomsborg, 12 pm – 6 pm, admission: adults 30 PLN, children 10 PLN (cash only). Attractions include warriors shows, craftsmen demonstrations, presentation of costumes and weapons, archery, tournaments for adults, foam sword tournament for children. Facebook event in Polish.

Exhibition of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings in 3D
April 23-24. Location: EXPO XXI, Prądzyńskiego 12/14 Street (Wola), Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm, online tickets. Facebook event in Polish. The Vintage Vehicle Fair is held at the same time (see below).

The Vintage Vehicle Fair & Exhibition
April 23-24. Location: EXPO XXI, Prądzyńskiego 12/14 Street (Wola), Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, online tickets. Facebook event in Polish.

Plants Fair – fair of potted plants, accessories, decorations
April 23-24. Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser, Plac Konesera (Praga), Saturday 8 am – 8 pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

“Greenville” Fair – fair of potted plants, accessories, decorations, natural food products, candles, natural cosmetics, gardening services
April 24. Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping center, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle), free entrance,  11 am – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Car Models Fair (Giełda Modeli Samochodowych)
April 24. Location: Warsaw Railway Museum (Stacja Muzeum), Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), 10 am – 2 pm (the Museum is open 10 am – 6 pm). A chance to buy car models and meet modeling enthusiasts. During the event reduced tickets for everyone (7 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance). The Museum website in EnglishFacebook event in Polish.

Horse Racing at Tor Służewiec Racetrack 
April 24, 30. Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street (Ursynów), online tickets (children up to 5 free entrance). The Służewiec Horse Racetrack is not only a horse race but also an important monument in Warsaw – the track was opened in June 1939, at that time it was the most modern and largest horse racing track in Europe. Of course, you don’t have to play sports betting if you don’t want to. It’s fun to watch the horses (sometimes you can even get up close), the children can play on the playground, you can eat something, and the race area itself is a huge green space! It is also worth paying attention to the kilometer-long wall separating the area of the Racing Track from Puławska Street, which has become a street gallery of Polish graffiti artists. Horse racing in Warsaw takes place almost every weekend, from end-April to mid-November. How to get there? The easiest way to get there is by car, through the main gate at Puławska Street, where there is a large parking lot. You can also take tram no. 4 or 10 to the terminus. Website in English.

Day trips from Warsaw

Educational park in the Wkra river valley in Pomiechówek, 40 km from Warsaw

Almost 10 hectares of land with educational routes for walks designed to protect the richness of fauna and flora. Attractions include 1 km nature trail, picnic area, small beach, the observation deck, rope park, playground, butterfly meadow with 50:1 scale models of Polish butterfly species, a treetop route dedicated to birds (the whole route is almost 250 m long; the bridges are hung between ten nests, the first of which is 2.5 m high and the last one is over 5 m high).

  • The treetop walk, lookout tower, rope park, playground are open in spring, summer, autumn. Otherwise, you can come to have a walk.
  • In April, additional attractions like a treetop route, the Viking playground, the observation deck are open during weekends, 10 am – 5 pm.
  • The most convenient way to get there is by car. Paid parking lots at Nasielska Street and Szkolna Street.
  • The Park on Google map.
  • The park is an open and free area, however, you have to pay, for example, for a parking lot, a rope park, entrance to the observation tower, and a walk in the treetops.
  • Website in PolishFacebook page.

Photo source: Dolina Wkry w Pomiechówku

A walk over the swamps: Bagno Całowanie, 40 km from Warsaw

It is not often that you can “visit” swamps… And walk them dry foot! 40 km from Warsaw you can admire nature and wild swamps on wooden platforms. The place is called “Bagno Całowanie”, it’s a charming destination out of the city for a walk and a close encounter with nature. “Bagno Całowanie” is one of the largest peat bogs in the Warsaw area, located in the Mazovia Landscape Park (Mazowiecki Park Krajobrazowy), in the Vistula valley. The name comes from the nearby village – Całowanie.

  • The most convenient way to get there is by car.
  • Bagno Całowanie on Google map and 360° view photos.

Click here to find out more about one-day trips from Warsaw in our post. 20+ destinations to explore in the Warsaw area (how to get there, opening hours, tickets info, photos).

Weather in Poland in April

April in Poland has a similar saying as March about mixed weather conditions (‘Kwiecień plecień, bo przeplata – trochę zimy trochę lata‘ – April interweaves a little bit of winter and a little bit of summer), however, with the climate change, April in Poland is relatively warm and considered by many people (along with May) as the most beautiful time of year in Poland. The average monthly temperature in April in Poland is 8,5°C / 47.3°F and the average monthly rainfall level is 37,3 mm (the second-lowest after February).

The Polish name for April – kwiecień – leaves no doubt, and the explanation of its origin is very simple – it comes from the flowers that are blooming in Poland in April (kwiat means flower in Polish). Daffodils (żonkil) are the flowers that are associated in Poland with the arrival of spring and Easter. Forsythia (forsycja) is another flowering plant in Poland in April (it is frost-resistant), very popular in Polish gardens and parks. Other April flowers include crocuses, primroses, hyacinths, violets, daisies, pansies, tulips. The queen of April flowers in Poland is sweet violet (fiołek). In the second half of April, the first fruit trees begin to bloom.

It’s April when over 80,000 white storks (bocian) arrive from Africa to Poland (20% of their world population).

Read more about the weather and changes in nature in Poland in spring.

Shopping Sundays and trade ban Sundays in Poland in April 2022

In April 2022, there are two shopping Sundays in Poland: April 10 and April 24. April 3 and 17 are trade ban Sundays in Poland. Click here to read our post about shopping Sundays in Poland in 2022. Read our post with the list of online stores in Warsaw and other cities in Poland delivering groceries to home.

Dates to remember in Poland in April 2022

  • April 1

April Fools’ Day (Prima Aprilis)
A day of pranks and jokes. Don’t trust anyone;) Including Polish media which also participates in the celebrations with lots of fabricated stories.

  • April 10

Palm Sunday (Niedziela Palmowa)
It starts the Easter celebrations. There are processions around the church to commemorate the day Jesus entered Jerusalem. People bring „palms” (palmy wielkanocne) made of paper flowers, dried flowers, and twigs. Click here to learn more about Easter traditions in Poland.

  • April 15

Good Friday (Wielki Piątek)
Good Friday commemorates the passion and crucifixion of Jesus. In major cities in Poland, there are processions on the streets – people carrying a huge cross and contemplating the passion of Jesus. In Poland, for many people, it’s a day of fasting – no meat, no parties, no alcohol.

  • April 16

Holy Saturday (Wielka Sobota)
People bring to churches baskets (called in Polish święconka) filled with food to get a special blessing. Baskets usually include eggs as a symbol of rebirth (pisanki – boiled eggs painted in various colors and patterns), bread, salt, sausage, sometimes other food – chocolate, cake, horseradish, etc. Food from święconka basket is shared the next morning during festive Easter breakfast. Click here to learn more about Easter traditions in Poland.

  • April 17

Easter Day (Wielkanoc
A public/bank holiday in Poland. Easter Sunday commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. Many people in Poland start the day with a 6 am morning mass (Rezurekcja). The key event of a day – a family breakfast that starts with eating Święconka, then żurek soup (also known as white barszcz), bigos, sausage with horseradish, mazurek cake. Public institutions, stores, malls, shopping centers are closed, only some smaller local convenience stores can be opened and stores at gas stations. Click here to learn more about Easter traditions in Poland.

  • April 18

Easter Monday (Poniedziałek Wielkanocny), “Wet Monday” (Lany Poniedziałek)
A public/bank holiday in Poland. Śmigus dyngus – an old tradition in Poland in which people use buckets (kids usually play with water guns) to soak each other with water. It’s safe to stay home on Wet Monday and avoid street water fights;) Another Easter Monday tradition is to beat legs with willow branches or Palms (the ones used for Palm Sunday). Public institutions, stores, malls, shopping centers are closed, only some smaller local convenience stores can be opened and stores at gas stations. Click here to learn more about Easter traditions in Poland.

  • April 19

Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (1943) and the Daffodils Campaign
The major celebrations of the anniversary of the uprising in the Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Warsaw are held each year at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. POLIN Museum created the Daffodils (żonkile) Campaign to commemorate the Warsaw ghetto uprising. Every year on April 19th, hundreds of volunteers hand out paper daffodils to raise awareness of the uprising and its significance (Marek Edelman, the last leader of the Uprising, before his death in 2009, used to lay daffodils at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes every anniversary). Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the POLIN Museum, and here to read about visiting the POLIN Museum with childrenClick here to read more in English about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Read more about public holidays and dates to remember in Poland in spring 2022.

Ideas for things to do in Warsaw during Easter - what's open on April 15-18

What's open/available every day

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

An idea for a spring walk: Roof Garden of the Warsaw University Library 
Location: Dobra 66 Street (Powiśle), the building of the Warsaw University Library. The roof garden is closed during the winter season and opens on April 1st. Opening hours in April: 8 am – 6 pm. Free entrance. Open every day. From the top, you will have a wonderful view of Warsaw, including the Vistula river and the Palace of Culture and ScienceMore in English about the Roof Garden and lots of photos in our post.

An idea for spring hiking: the Kampinos Forest near Warsaw
The Kampinos Forest (Puszcza Kampinoska) is located right next to the northwestern border of Warsaw. Most of its area is protected within the Kampinoski National Park (admission to the park is free). In our post on the website, you will find a detailed description of selected hiking trails (e.g. starting point, where to leave a car) and our tips.

Relax in one of many Warsaw parks
After long months of autumn and winter, Warsaw is bursting with intense green! The city comes alive with trees and blooming flowers. You can read our tips about 15 parks in Warsaw worth visiting in our post: Discover green Warsaw: charming parks and gardens in the Warsaw area to enjoy the beauty of nature. Please note that you will need to buy tickets to selected parks: Wilanów, Botanical Garden in Powsin, Botanical Garden in the city center, Park in the birthplace of Chopin (not all of them are open every day - details below).

Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Powsin
Location: Prawdziwka 2 Street, 02-973 Powsin. The Garden is located in Powsin, in the suburbs of Warsaw – between Wilanów and Konstancin. Opening hours in April: 9 am – 7 pm (every day, including public holidays). Our tips on visiting the Garden (ticket info, location, photos).

Botanical Garden of the Warsaw University
Location: Aleje Ujazdowskie 4 Street (city center), the garden on Google map. The Garden is located next to the Łazienki Royal Park (in 1818, the Botanical Garden was separated from the Łazienki). Opening hours in April: 10 am – 6 pm (every day, including public holidays). Our tips in English on visiting the Garden.

The Park of the King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów
Location: Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street (Wilanów). The park is a part of the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace – a baroque summer residence of King Jan III Sobieski and his wife, Queen Maria Kazimiera (the museum building is closed on April 15-18). It’s a vast park (45 hectares!) with gardens of different styles (Baroque, English landscape garden, rose garden, Anglo-Chinese garden) as well as Wilanowskie Lake, and lots of beautiful nature. The park’s opening hours in April: 9 am – 8 pm (last entry 7.30 pm). The park is open every day. Regular ticket 7 PLN, reduced ticket 4 PLN (children up to 7 years old – free entrance), tickets for children from the European Union – 1 PLN. The ticket area starts in the courtyard (it used to be free). You can buy tickets onlineMore about the park and beautiful photos in our post.

What's on in Warsaw on Saturday, April 16

'Saturdays at Syta' - activities in English for children aged 1-5 in Wilanów/Zawady
Location: The English Playhouse preschool, Syta 78 Street (Wilanów/Zawady), 10 am - 12 pm, 20 PLN. Click here to register. The event takes place every Saturday. Attractions include the activities conducted by the music therapist, sensory plays, experiments, arts&crafts (all in English). Questions: ikedziorek@tep.edu.pl, +48576181515. Facebook event in English.

Alpine Coaster in Warsaw's Ochota district
Location: Górka Szczęśliwicka hill, Park Szczęśliwicki, Drawska 22 Street (Ochota). Location on Google map. April 16: 10 am - 5 pm. The "Alpine Coaster" in Ochota has been reopened after winter break on March 29. You can enjoy it during the spring-summer season on Górka Szczęśliwicka (the highest hill in Warsaw, 152 m), in Park Szczęśliwicki - the biggest park in the Ochota district of Warsaw. Polish name: kolejka grawitacyjna. The gravity slide has two seats. Speed up to 36 km/h, route length over 700 m. Opening hours: daily from 10 am to dusk. Price of the slide, 1 point per 1 slide: 1 point 9 PLN, 2 points 15 PLN, 6 points 38 PLN. A slide of 2 people equals 2 points. Minimum age for children: 3 years. Children younger than 8 years old may use the gravity slide only when accompanied by an older person over 8 years old. The gravity slide may be closed in case of rainfall. Website in PolishFacebook page.

Fun Park Digiloo - indoor playing area
Location: Fun Park Digiloo, Merliniego 2 Street (Mokotów). April 16: 9 am - 7 pm. Website in Polish & English. 

What's open on Friday & Saturday, April 15-16

Hala Gwardii food hall
Location: Hala Gwardii, Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1 (city center). April 15-16: 9 am - 1 pm. A combination of food hall and food/shopping market. Located in a historic building that was developed in 1899-1902.Website in Polish. Facebook Page.

"Food Town" at the Fabryka Norblina / Norblin Factory
Location: Fabryka Norblina, Żelazna 51/53 Street (Wola), 9 am - 1 am. The biggest food hall in Warsaw (five historic factory halls). 23 restaurant concepts, 4 bars. Website in PolishFacebook Page.

Hala Koszyki food hall
Location: Hala Koszyki, Koszykowa 63 Street (city center). April 15: restaurants open 12 pm - 12 am, April 16:  restaurants open 12 pm - 4 pm. An underground parking lot available. Besides the food hall (15 restaurants), there are also some shops. In selected restaurants, you can eat outside. Located in a historic market hall built in 1906-1908, renovated and reopened in 2016. Website in English. Facebook Page.

Elektrownia Powiśle food hall
Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping mall, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle).  April 15: 12 pm - 11 pm, April 16: 11 am - 9 pm. An underground parking lot available. A historic power plant turned into a modern shopping center, located next to the Copernicus Science Center, opened in May 2020. 17 culinary concepts serving cuisines from all over the world. Includes the outdoor area. Website in English. Food Hall's Facebook.

Automotive Icons Exhibition - 50+ rare and valuable cars
Location: Fabryka Norblina, Żelazna 51/53 Street (Wola), online tickets. Friday 11 am - 8 pm, Saturday 10 am - 7 pm. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Maserati, Bentley, Aston Martina and other top brands models - from oldtimers to modern cars equipped with the latest technologies. The Exhibition runs until April 18. Website, Facebook, Instagram.

A new exhibition: The multisensory exhibition "Retro Warsaw"
Location: Fabryka Norblina, Art-Box Experience, Żelazna 51/53 Street (Wola), level 2+, 10 am - 9 pm, online tickets (children under 5 years old free entrance). The exhibition is based on digitally reconstructed archival materials. Visitors are taken back to Warsaw from 100 years ago – full of bustle, music, and colors of the interwar period. Thanks to the pioneering 360-screen immersive projection system, viewers can literally immerse themselves in the everyday life of interwar Warsaw, feel its rhythm, unique atmosphere, and color. Time of the visit: 40+ minutes. More in English about the Exhibition.

An exhibition of buildings and models made of LEGO bricks
Location: Galeria Mokotów shopping mall, Wołoska 12 Street (Mokotów). Location on Google map. Location of the Exhibition on the map of a shopping center. Entrance and ticket office: Level 1 (Poziom 1), next to the EOBUWIE store. Opening hours: Friday 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm. Online tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket office before entering the Exhibition (you can pay by card). There is a measure in the form of a brick at the ticket offices, at a height of 95 cm. If the child fits under the block, he/she enters free of charge. The exhibition covers two floors. The Exhibition includes a playing zone where children can build with LEGO or LEGO Duplo bricks. Information for parents - the exit from the exhibition is through the LEGO store;) More in Polish about the Exhibition. Facebook page in Polish.

Viewing Platform on the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science
Location: Palace of Culture and Science, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, April 15: 10 am – 8 pm, April 16: 10 am - 3 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Platform.

Cosmos Discovery - Space Exhibition 
Location: Muzeum Nowa Praga, Jagiellońska 82A Street (Praga), Location on Google map. 9 am - 6.30 pm. Tickets to be purchased onsite or online. Children up to 6 free entrance. The exhibition shows the development of space flights from the first historical attempts up to today’s missions. It features 200+ original objects from the United States, Russia, and Poland. The Exhibition's Museum website in PolishFacebook page in Polish. There are 2 versions of the audio guide: one intended mainly for adult visitors and high school students. The second version is simplified and fun in the form of a boy-astronaut conversation, this version is suitable for children under the age of 14. Both versions of the audio guide are also available in English.

Indoor mini zoo/petting zoo  
Location: Mini Zoo, Kolorowa 19/156 Street, poziom/level -1 (Ursus), April 15: 11 am – 7 pm, April 16: 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.

The exhibition of live spiders and scorpions
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska Street,  April 15: 10 am – 7 pm, April 16: 10 am - 3 pm, online tickets: regular 25 PLN, reduced 20 PLN, family 2+2 75 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 their hand and take close photographs with the assist of an exhibition employee. More in Polish about the Exhibition.

The Chopin Museum in Warsaw
Location: Frederic Chopin Museum (Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina), Okólnik 1 Street (Powiśle). Friday 11 am - 7 pm, Saturday 11 am - 3 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 28 PLN, reduced tickets 14 PLN). Our tips about visiting the Museum. Our feature story about the Museum: You don’t need to leave Warsaw to visit the nineteenth-century Paris salons.

Museum of Life under Communism 
Location: Muzeum życia w PRL, Piękna 28/34 Street, next to Plac (Square) Konstytucji (city center). Friday: 12 pm - 8 pm, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm. The Museum presents how people used to live during communist times in Poland. There are few different sections where you can experience propaganda, lifestyle, politics or ordinary day from the times. The exhibition has descriptions in Polish and English. There is also an audio guide available in English (to be downloaded on the phone). More in English about the Museum.

Be Happy Museum - Selfie Point
Location: Atrium Reduta shopping center, al. Jerozolimskie 148 Street (Ochota), online tickets. Friday April 15: 10 am - 9 pm, Saturday April 16: 10 am - 1 pm. 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.

The Museum "World of Illusion" 
Location: Świat Iluzji, Rynek Starego Miasta 21 (the Old Town Market Square), 10 am - 7 pm, online tickets. More in English about the Museum.

The Neon Museum 
Location: Muzeum Neonów, Soho Factory, Mińska 25 Street, building no. 55 (Praga). The Neon Muzeum is dedicated to the documentation and the preservation of Cold War era neon signs. More in English about the Museum.

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews [city center/Muranów]
Location: Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów). April 15: 10 am - 3 pm, April 16: 10 am - 7 pm. Our tips in English on visiting the Museum. Our featured story on visiting the Museum with children.

Holy Saturday - blessing and mass in English
Location: St. Paul's English Speaking Catholic Parish of Warsaw, Church of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Kościół pw. Narodzenia NMP), al. Solidarności 80 Street (city center), 2 pm - Blessing of Easter Baskets, 10.30 pm - Easter Vigil Mass. Facebook page in English. Website in English.

What's open on Sunday, April 17 (a public holiday in Poland)

Chopin music piano recitals
Location: Fryderyk Concert Hall, Podwale 15 Street (the old town), 7 pm, online tickets. The recitals feature Fryderyk Chopin’s most famous compositions. Facebook page in English and Polish. Website in English.

Be Happy Museum - Selfie Point
Location: Atrium Reduta shopping center, al. Jerozolimskie 148 Street (Ochota), online tickets. Sunday April 17: 1 pm - 8 pm. 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.

A spring walk in the center of Warsaw: Krakowskie Przedmieście Street a car-free zone (April 16-18)
Krakowskie Przedmieście street change into a car-free zone, accessible only to pedestrians and cyclists. It is part of the so-called Royal Route, a historic part of Warsaw. Usually, on holidays, the pedestrian-only zone also included the neighboring street - Nowy Świat. However, this year, due to the renovation of the neighboring streets, Nowy Świat Street will be accessible to cars and there will be no pedestrian-only zone here.

Easter Sunday - mass in English in the city center
Location: St. Paul's English Speaking Catholic Parish of Warsaw, Church of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Kościół pw. Narodzenia NMP), al. Solidarności 80 Street (city center), 12 pm - Holy Mass in English. Facebook page in English. Website in English.

Easter Sunday - mass in English in Wilanów
Location: Temple of Divine Providence (Świątynia Opatrzności Bożej), Prymasa Augusta Hlonda 1 Street (Wilanów), 6 pm - Holy Mass in English. For inquiries, you can email englishmassatwilanow@gmail.com. Facebook page in English.

What's open on Monday, April 18 (a public holiday in Poland)

"Food Town" at the Fabryka Norblina / Norblin Factory
Location: Fabryka Norblina, Żelazna 51/53 Street (Wola), 9 am - 10 pm. The biggest food hall in Warsaw (five historic factory halls). 23 restaurant concepts, 4 bars. Website in PolishFacebook Page.

Hala Koszyki food hall
Location: Hala Koszyki, Koszykowa 63 Street (city center). April 18: restaurants open 12 pm - 12 am. An underground parking lot available. Besides the food hall (15 restaurants), there are also some shops. In selected restaurants, you can eat outside. Located in a historic market hall built in 1906-1908, renovated and reopened in 2016. Website in English. Facebook Page.

Elektrownia Powiśle food hall
Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping mall, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle).  April 18: 12 pm - 10 pm. An underground parking lot available. A historic power plant turned into a modern shopping center, located next to the Copernicus Science Center, opened in May 2020. 17 culinary concepts serving cuisines from all over the world. Includes the outdoor area. Website in English. Food Hall's Facebook.

Alpine Coaster in Warsaw's Ochota district
Location: Górka Szczęśliwicka hill, Park Szczęśliwicki, Drawska 22 Street (Ochota). Location on Google map. April 18: 10 am - 8 pm. The "Alpine Coaster" in Ochota has been reopened after winter break on March 29. You can enjoy it during the spring-summer season on Górka Szczęśliwicka (the highest hill in Warsaw, 152 m), in Park Szczęśliwicki - the biggest park in the Ochota district of Warsaw. Polish name: kolejka grawitacyjna. The gravity slide has two seats. Speed up to 36 km/h, route length over 700 m. Opening hours: daily from 10 am to dusk. Price of the slide, 1 point per 1 slide: 1 point 9 PLN, 2 points 15 PLN, 6 points 38 PLN. A slide of 2 people equals 2 points. Minimum age for children: 3 years. Children younger than 8 years old may use the gravity slide only when accompanied by an older person over 8 years old. The gravity slide may be closed in case of rainfall. Website in PolishFacebook page.

Swimming in "Wodny Park Warszawianka" - indoor water park in Mokotów
Location: Wodny Park Warszawianka, Dominika Merliniego 4 Street, 02-511 Warszawa (location on Google map). April 18: 2 pm - 10 pm. 4 km from the city center (in the Mokotów district). The recreational part of the Water Park includes a recreational and swimming pool with a maximum depth of 1.40 m, a paddling pool for children with an elephant-shaped slide, an artificial river, pipe-shaped slides (45 and 72 meters long) with separate landing pads, an open slide inside the swimming pool hall (15 meters long), outdoor year-round heated pool, connected to the main pool hall. The sports part of the Water Park includes 50-meter "Olympic" swimming pool with 10 lanes. Website in EnglishFacebook page.

The last day of the Automotive Icons Exhibition - 50+ rare and valuable cars
Location: Fabryka Norblina, Żelazna 51/53 Street (Wola), online tickets. 11 am - 8 pm. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Maserati, Bentley, Aston Martina and other top brands models - from oldtimers to modern cars equipped with the latest technologies. Website, Facebook, Instagram.

Fun Park Digiloo - indoor playing area
Location: Fun Park Digiloo, Merliniego 2 Street (Mokotów). April 18: 12 pm - 8 pm. Website in Polish & English. 

The Warsaw Royal Castle
Location: Zamek Królewski, Plac Zamkowy 4 / Castle Square 4. April 18: 10 am - 5 pm. Our tips in English on visiting the Castle.

The exhibition of live spiders and scorpions
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska Street,  April 18: 12 pm – 7 pm, online tickets: regular 25 PLN, reduced 20 PLN, family 2+2 75 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 their hand and take close photographs with the assist of an exhibition employee. More in Polish about the Exhibition.

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews [city center/Muranów]
Location: Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów). April 18: 10 am - 6 pm. Our tips in English on visiting the Museum. Our featured story on visiting the Museum with children.

Viewing Platform on the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science
Location: Palace of Culture and Science, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, April 18: 10 am – 8 pm. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Platform.

An exhibition of buildings and models made of LEGO bricks
Location: Galeria Mokotów shopping mall, Wołoska 12 Street (Mokotów). Location on Google map. Location of the Exhibition on the map of a shopping center. Entrance and ticket office: Level 1 (Poziom 1), next to the EOBUWIE store. Opening hours on Monday, April 18: 10 am - 8 pm. Online tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket office before entering the Exhibition (you can pay by card). There is a measure in the form of a brick at the ticket offices, at a height of 95 cm. If the child fits under the block, he/she enters free of charge. The exhibition covers two floors. The Exhibition includes a playing zone where children can build with LEGO or LEGO Duplo bricks. Information for parents - the exit from the exhibition is through the LEGO store;) More in Polish about the Exhibition. Facebook page in Polish.

Chopin music piano recitals
Location: Fryderyk Concert Hall, Podwale 15 Street (the old town), 7 pm, online tickets. The recitals feature Fryderyk Chopin’s most famous compositions. Facebook page in English and Polish. Website in English.

Be Happy Museum - Selfie Point
Location: Atrium Reduta shopping center, al. Jerozolimskie 148 Street (Ochota), online tickets. Monday April 18: 1 pm - 8 pm. 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.

The Museum "World of Illusion" 
Location: Świat Iluzji, Rynek Starego Miasta 21 (the Old Town Market Square), April 18: 12 pm - 7 pm, online tickets. More in English about the Museum.

The National Museum 
Location: The National Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe), Aleje Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center). April 18: 10 am - 6 pm. Our tips in English about visiting the National Museum.

Zachęta National Gallery of Art /contemporary art
Location: Zachęta, Plac Małachowskiego 3 (city center). April 18: 12 pm - 8 pm. More in English about the Gallery.

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