Discover the best things to see and to do in Lviv with kids. Whether you are looking for child-friendly restaurants, free attractions for kids, places to go with kids or ideas for your day out in Lviv, family days out in this city are easy to plan with our top tips.
Go to the Ice Skating Rink
Ice skating is the quintessential winter pastime. When temperatures drop below zero, lace up your skates and take your kids it to the rink. The skating rink on Rynok Square in Lviv places you in a picture-perfect location with all the fairy lights, Christmas carol tunes and winter holiday atmosphere all around. This is one of the most popular ice skating locations in the city, it is also one of the biggest skating rinks in town. Children taking their first tentative steps onto the rink can learn the ropes on a number of skating lessons on weekends or booking private lessons with professional instructors.
Visit Goat Farm
Take a short car ride from busy touristy city center to see a real European-style working farm, watch the milk move from goat to dairy, from curd to cheese. Kids can meet friendly goats, try to milk them, learn how to make goat cheese. Hosts also offer cheese tastings upstairs in rustically chic refurbished hay loft. Before you head home, don’t forget to stock up on farm made butter, marmalade and, of course, different kinds of cheese in local shop.
How to find: Dmytrovychi Village, Lviv Region, 3 km from Sudova Vyshnya town. Tour reservation required by phone +380676734970
Visit National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Natural History (18, Teatral’na street, Lviv) in Lviv is located in the heart of the historical and cultural district of the city. The museum was founded in 1870 by Vladimir Didushitsky, famous Ukrainian biologist, anthropologist and archaeologist. The museum has undergone some major reconstruction recently and offers an interesting and exciting natural history exposition. Check out Lviv National Museum of Natural History web page (www.smnh.org) for information on various workshops, special exhibitions, interactive science performances that are often hosted for kids and teenagers.
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Have Lunch at Cat Cafe
If your kids love animals, and especially cats, plan a fun family lunch or dinner at Cat Cafe Lviv (47A, Stepana Bandery Street, Lviv). This is a stress-free space where cats and humans come along side by side to unwind and chill. Cat Cafe Lviv is offering delicious breakfast and lunch menus along with amazing smoothies and specialty cakes. In general terms, Cat Cafe Lviv is a place where you can relax with a cup of coffee, work or read a book in the company of furry and cute cats. Here you will find a cat playground full of fun cat hide-and-seek areas and, of course, cozy soft seating areas to snuggle with cats.
Visit Farm Zoo at Shevchenkivsky Gai
Photo: Iya Stepanyuk
Located at the back part of Shevchenkivsky Gai, Farm Zoo and Horseback riding school offer to spend some quality family time with cute farm animals. Bring some apples and carrots with you to feed goats, sheep and horses. Here kids can pet all the animals, play with them and ride horses.
Bowling and Indoor Rock Climbing
Bowling is fun and enjoyable for almost any age. Check out newly opened Papashon Bowling Club at Victoria Garden Shopping Mall (226A, Kulparkivska street, Lviv) or City Bowling Club at KingCross Leopolis shopping mall (Sokil’nyky suburb, Lviv). Indoor rock climbing is a great workout that will satisfy your kids’ adventurous side when they are feeling cooped up at home. Check out indoor rock climbing club at Sport Life Club (72, Geroyiv Upa, Lviv).
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Create new memories and have fun with these best things to see and to do in Lviv with kids.