Make the most of your free time, and plan for one (or more!) of these fun things to do with family in Kyiv. The capital is jam packed with fantastic experiences and days out for families and kids.
Kiev Zoo is the largest Zoo in Ukraine. It looks like a traditional zoological garden with different kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and so on. Some of them are unique and rare. Going to the zoo is an ultimate family entertainment in Kiev. Children will be full of amazement as they look upon a polar bear or lion for the first time. In addition, going to the zoo with children is a learning experience. Face to face experience with these incredible creatures is something kids will talk about for a long time.
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Photo: Kyiv Zoo web page
Another fun thing to do with family in Kyiv is going to a rope-park. The number of rope-parks in Kyiv is rapidly increasing as this is an ultimate extreme sport activity for the whole family. The high rope courses offer adrenaline-packed aerial adventures for the over-tens (height and weight restrictions apply). Families can swing, scramble, climb and slide to their hearts' content amid the rope bridges, trapezes and zip slides. Climbers are fitted with sturdy safety harnesses, so there's no need for the special gripping or climbing skills.
The Museum of Ukrainian folk architecture Pyrohovo is another place to see with family in Kiev. Visit Pyrohovo with your kids to learn more about the Ukrainian vernacular architecture. This open-air museum displays different samples of regional folk architecture: houses, windmills, churches and schools. All buildings are scattered over beautiful green park to the east of the city center. Everything is pretty spread out here, so the visit involves a lot of walking and a bit of hiking.
In case your kids are into tech and engineering stuff, The National Aviation Museum is among top sights to see in Kiev. The whole family will enjoy an action packed visit to this museum and will be able to explore static aircrafts and exciting interactive displays. The National Aviation Museum in Kyiv exhibits over 30 small aircrafts, an exposition of gliders, sailplanes, and hot air balloons.
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Pejzazhna alley, the famous children's park, is a fun place to see with kids in Kyiv. They love colorful sculptures of characters from the popular fairytales and other whimsical animals. This is a place to make lovely family photos and have a picnic.
Speaking of picnics and food, going to a kids’ friendly restaurants in Kiev doesn't mean sacrificing on grown-up style. Many central and neighborhood restaurants know how to cater to the whole family needs and turn an ordinary family dinner into a fun and entertaining experience. Nowadays many of Kyiv’s cafes and restaurants have special children's menus, and provide special high chairs for toddlers and play areas for older kids to have fun. Some places though, go out of their way to make children welcome. Kid-friendly restaurants and cafes in Kyiv serve organic and tasty food and desserts suitable for kids in a very laid back atmosphere children absolutely love. Eating out could be a pleasant option among other fun things to do with kids in Kyiv.
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Get set for family fun with «Destinations» round-up top places to visit with family in Kyiv. These are some exciting locations and activities for children of all ages and interests.