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Wrocław – What to do with Kids? TOP 8 Tips for a Great Weekend with Family.

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Flying to Poland? I hope you’ll have time to visit the capital of Lower Silesia! It’s said to be the second best place after Cracow for sighseeing, however,
I would say it’s the best one. Today, we are going to slightly change the main subject of this site and we are going to talk about kids. Lately, I’ve had a great pleasure to receive in Poland visitors from abroad. My friends from the United States came to Wrocław with their families for a few days, what was a perfect incentive for me to familiarize with the subject of local attractions for children. I didn’t realise it before that there are so many!

It doesn’t matter if it’s a holiday, christmas, spring break or just sunny or rainy weekend. I guess that every parent struggled once in a while with that problem – how to best organise free time with their children. If you are still puzzled, this article is for you! Well, Wrocław is a perfect place for everyone – families, students, travelers. A perfect place for creative minds, who love to spend their time in a productive way. The attractions are open throughout the whole year, so you can plan your trip here regardless of the season.

I guess that football pitches, playgrounds or cinemas can be found in every corner, therefore I came up with an idea that it’d be nice if someone described distinguished local places.
So, what are the best places in Wrocław? Where to go, when and how to prepare for a trip?

Dwarf Hunting   

I know, from my personal experience, that dwarf hunting is one of the best attractions in Wrocław for both parents and children. These little figures of gnomes are dispersed and hidden in strategic places in the whole city. To ease your explorations, try to get the city map from any tourist information spot. In case that you are out of time, don’t get to worried about the little dwarfs, because surely you’ll bump on them during your city excursions.

Hydropolis – recreation and education at once, in the Center of science and knowledge about the water.   

Place, in which you will get to know some interesting facts and secrets of H2O. With the interactive panels, models, replications and use of new innovative technologies, your offsprings will study and play at once. Maybe they will discover their new passion? I would suggest you to dedicate more or less 2 hours of your daily agenda for this attraction.  

Address: ul. Na Grobli 17
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM, Sat-Sun 10.00 AM – 8.00 PM

by PolandMFA Hydropolis

For the active ones – sportive attractions

Throughout the year you can go to the best amusement park, full of trampolines – JumpWorld – on the Otmuchowska 15, open everyday 10.00 AM to 10 PM. Either you can visit the Climbing Center Tarnogaj (Nyska 59, the reservation is obligatory!). During the winter try ice-skating at  SPISKA (open from November to March) Spiska is waiting for you on the Spiska 1 street, in Wrocław. You don’t have to worry about the skates, since you can rent them for a few bucks.  

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Zoo Wrocław – nearby the nature and animals

The most popular zoo in the country is located exactly here, in Wrocław – so take advantage of this opportunity and come see dozens of exotic species of animals from tall around the world, and not only! Afrykarium is another place, which will make you feel as if you were on the Black Continent. During summer months children aged 2-10 can enjoy the ride on the pony! I promise you will spend the entire day here having fun; so it would be better if you don’t plan anything else for that day 😉

Address: ul. Z. Wróblewskiego 1-5
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.00 AM – 4.00 PM, Sat-Sun and public holidays 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

You can buy tickets Here or directly in the cash next to the entrance.

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Papugarnia – The parrots’ house

Hi there, bird watchers!!! Maybe you have a little ornithologist at home? Llevale a Papugarnia – la casa de papagayos. The place is located on the Ruska 62-63 street. Bunches of parrots are just waiting for you so they can sit on your arms and be given some food. There’s a possibility to take a photo with them!

Pro – tip: they are full in the afternoon already 😉 Pro – tip 2: Leave the elegant clothes and jewellery at home, these birds will love you without them. It’s open from Monday to Sunday between 10.00 AM and 7.00 PM.

Słodkie czary-mary – Lollipops’ manufacture  

In the center of the Rynek you may find the most delicious fabric in the whole city – Słodkie Czary Mary. The sweets’ manufacture produces the best lollipops ever. They all are handmade, with the use of natural colorants only. Imagine the happiness of children when they will be given the opportunity to create their unique lollipop! Also, they organise the demonstration of the production process each day.

Address: Rynek, Ratusz 27
Opening hours: 10.00 AM – 6.00 PM  

These are not the only places worth visiting in Lower Silesia. I’m pretty sure you are about to discover beautiful ancient streets and buildings in the Old Town and Ostrów Tumski, surrounded by incredible views and mixed up with modernity and cosmopolitanism, which together make the unique spirit of the city of Wrocław.  

See you in Wrocław, then!   

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VPN – Television + Hulu, HBO, Netflix

Many people ask me about my VPN and of course how to use:

  • Netflix
  • HBO
  • Hulu
  • BBC

…when travelling outside the US, UK or Canada. It is a fact that more and more people spend months travelling around the world for business. When I am in such a situation, I want to have at least some contact with my culture and homeland. Taking our Apple TV with us or simply watching TV on our laptop is not an issue. What is an issue is our foreign IP address, which causes the aforementioned providers to deny us service. Even though we’re still paying for it, we cannot watch our TV.

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