We all know, how annoying bad weather can be, when we’re on holiday, especially in mountains, where good weather is really important. But there’s nothing we can do, so it’s good to prepare a plan, so in case of bad weather you don’t have to resign from sightseeing and entertainment – you’re on holiday! We present some things to do in Zakopane & Podhale Region with kids in a rainy day.
Playrooms ‘Małpi Gaj’ in Zakopane and Nowy Targ
Where? Zakopane, 26 Chyców Potok Street, 3rd floor of Shop Center ‘Szymonek & Nowy Targ, 21 Sikorskiego Street
Opening hours: everyday, 10:00am-8:00pm
Playrooms ‘Małpi Gaj’ offer 300 m2 (400 m2 in Nowy Targ) of colorfoul space to play. There are labyrinths, slides, pools with soft balls and separated room with LEGO blocks (in Nowy Targ). There are also special „baby zones” for the youngest children.
When your kids will play with their age-mates, parents can sit in a parents’ zone, drink coffe and read magazines.
More details you’ll find on the website Małpi Gaj (the website is in Polish only).
Photos come from the website of Małpi Gaj
Playroom ‘Talents Factory’ in Kościelisko
Where? Kościelisko, 136 Nędzy Kubińca Street
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 2:00pm-8:00pm, Sunday: 12:00am-8:00pm
In ‘Talents Factory’ there is not only a playroom for children, but also music, dancing and art workshops. There is big construction with slides, pools with soft balls, as well as a room with toys for younger and older children. There’s a coffe corner for parents. There’s a possibility to leave a child under care of an animator. ‘Talents Factory’ organizes also special events for children, like meeting with Santa, New Year’s Eve party, Mother’s Day, etc. It’s good to follow the website Fabryki Talentów (the website is in Polish only).
Photos come from the website of Fabryka Talentów
Aqua Park Zakopane
Where? Zakopane, 31 Jagiellońska Street
Opening hours: everyday 9:00am-10:00pm
Aqua Park in Zakopane is a big attraction for children in every age, but also for their parents 🙂 You can use wading pool with water playground for the youngest children, five slides with different level of difficulty, wild river, sport pool, jacuzzi and outdoor pool with warm water.
Besides water attractions, there are bowling, restaurant and playroom for children on the 3rd floor.
More details you’ll find on the website: Aqua Park Zakopane (the website is in Polish only).
Thermal pools are perfect for a rainy day – you’ll find there lots of attractions for children and adults. In addition to that, pro-health infuencle of thermal water will improve your mood in the rainy day 🙂
You can choose between 4 thermal pools in Podhale Region:
- Terma Bania, Białka Tatrzańska, 181 Środkowa Street, open everyday 9:00am-10:00pm
- Terma Bukovina, Bukowina Tatrzańska, 22 Sportowa Street, open everyday 9:00am-10:00pm
- Chochołowskie Termy, Chochołów 400, open everyday 9:00am-10:00pm
- Termy Szaflary, Szaflary, 20 Nowe Area, open everyday 8:00am-10:00pm
- Gorący Potok, Szaflary, 45 Nowe Area, open everyday 11:00am-10:00pm
Where? Niedzica, 2 Zamkowa Street
Opening hours: everyday, from May to October: 9:00am-6:30pm; from October to May: 9:00am-3:30pm
Beautiful Dunajec Castle in a town Niedzica comes from XIVth century and it’s an interesting place for everybody. Amazing atmosphere in the castle, historic chambers, mysterious medieval hunting and torture tools and interesting history will wake every children’s imagination.
More details you can find on the website Zamku w Niedzicy (the website is in Polish only).
Educational Nature Center of Tatras National Park
Where? Zakopane, 42a Chałubińskiego Street
Opening hours: everyday 9:00am-5:00pm (last entrance at 4:00pm)
The center runs educational activities, oriented mainly to children. There are time exhibitions connected with Tatras and nature protection, movies projection. There’s Tatras Flora Garden and discovery room in the center, where through playing, children learn interesting things about Tatras nature. It’s a wonderful place for a whole family, where not only children, but also adults, can have fun and learn something.
It’s good to book a place in the center, because there are some restrictions about number of people in the center.
Attention! The Educational Nature Center of Tatras National Park is closed for renovation till the end of 2017!
Where? Zkaopane, 10 Krupówki Street
Opening hours: Wednesday-Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Tatras Museum is an interesting place for a whole family. The exhibition about Zakopane’s history may not be interesting for children, but a possibility to see the inside of an original highlanders’ hut, their everyday things or their colourful dress will be interesting for everybody. Your children will enjoy a huge model of Tatra Mountains and expositions about Tatras plants and natural-size animals.
More datails you’ll find on a website Tatras Museum
Wax Figures Exhibition and mirrors labyrinth
Where? Zakopane, 62 Krupówki Street
Opening hours: everyday, 10:00am-10:00pm
There are about 60 wax figures of known scientists, writers, actors, sportsmen and politicans. You can take a photo with stars, as well as with movies or comics characters. There’s a mirror labyrinth in the same building, where you’ll have to find a way out – lots of laugh is guaranteed!
Upside Down House
Where? Zakopane, 3-ego Maja Street
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm
It’s an interesting experience for both, children and adults – in the upside down house you can feel the other dimension of gravity. The house is standing on its roof, and furnitures inside the house are standing on the floor, but he floor is above our heads – these effects give us a feeling of walking on ceiling with our heads down.
Where? Zakopane, 11 Droga do Olczy Street
Opening hours: everyday 10:00am-7:00pm
It’s a wonderful place for animals lovers, but not only for them. Visit in the Parrots’ House can be an interesting lesson for your children – they will find out something new about this interesting birds, but also, they’ll have a chance to spend some time with them. It’s an interesting place for every adult as well: parrots are really beautiful, sometimes funny, especially, when they start to talk… 🙂 A little bit of exotism in a rainy day will improve your mood for sure 🙂
You can find more details on the website of Parrots’ House (the website is in Polish only).
Hiking Center TOP
Where? Nowy Targ, 1b Konfederacji Tatrzańskiej Steet
Opening hours: everyday 12:00am-10:00pm
It’s a great idea for spending an active day with whole family, even during the bad weather. Hiking Center TOP offers an instructor’s help, hiking course for children and more. This kind of activity is associated with mountains and gives you a chance to feel an adrenaline and competition – in a safe way, children can find out, how the real mountain hiking looks like.
More information you can find on a webstie Hiking Center TOP.
Children like spend their time in an active way, esspecialy with some competition. Going out for bwoling with a whole family is a great idea. You can choose between several bowling in Podhale Region. It’s important to know, that in touristic season, there may be lots og people in bowling, so it’s good to book a place.
- Aqua Park Zakopane, 31 Jagiellońska Street
- Tatra Hotel, Zakopane, 34 Cyrhla Street
- Hotel Belvedere, Zakopane 3 Droga do Białego
- Zadyma Inn, Szaflary, 1e Zakopiańska Street
- Borowy Dwór, Szaflary, 1a Cieplice Street
- Burkaty Pension, Białka Tatrzańska, 252a Środkowa Street
We hope that our ideas will help you to organize your time with children in case of a bad weather. There’s some things to do in Zakopane in rainy day, so you shouldn’t resign from sightseeing and entertainment.
Let us know, if you have your favourtie place to go with childrern in Zakopane or Podhale Region!