Planning a holiday trip that will please everyone in the family might seem quite challenging, but choosing the right destination is the key. «Destinations» gathered together the most interesting places in Ukraine to visit with children. Not only are these attractions fun and educational, they're especially magical through the eyes of a child.
Kazka (Fairytale) Entertainment Park in Sumy
This entertainment park has been built back in 1985 and it still remains very popular travel destination for families with children. The centerpiece of the park is a medieval castle playground. Kids love playing hide-and-seek in a twisted corridors and alleys of the castle and climb its towers.
The park has a small pet zoo with pony and donkeys. There is also a big stadium and children cafe selling ice-cream and desserts.
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Dream Island Aquapark Kyiv
This is one of the biggest roofed aquaparks in Europe, which embraces 24 000 sq. m. Dream Island impresses not only with its large area, but also with its thematic design which keeps to the concept of Jurassic period. Here visitors can discover a pre-historical world with wild animals, weird plants and blue lagoon. The aquapark arsenal includes 14 waterslides, 2 ripple tanks, 3 stream pools, a lagoon with an aquabar, Jacuzzi and also a large kids` zone. The Bathing World complex is one more specialty of Dream Island. It offers 9 diverse types of baths, spa zones and relax treatments. The overall capacity of Dream Island is 3500 people.
Where: 21b, Obolonskiy avenue, Dream Town complex
Feldman Ecopark in Kharkiv Region
Feldman Ecopark is a cozy island of nature, where children and adults can have interesting and meaningful leisure time in friendly and disheveled family.
Feldman Ecopark is located in the nearest suburb of Kharkiv at the following address: 12 Kiev Highway, Lisne, Dergachevskiy district. Everybody is welcome to visit the facility free of charge. The zoo includes more than 2,000 animals of 200 species, a petting zoo, where you can feed and pet animals, cozy summerhouses, area for yoga, a healthy food restaurant, rope playground, children’s amusement rides, stables and riding school, performances with the participation of horses and ponies, and much more.
More than 20 charitable programs are performed on the territory of Feldman Ecopark, including ideas and projects of Foundations of Rothschild, Sarah Ferguson, the Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and many others. The activity of Regional Landscape Park has a humanitarian, health and environmental focus and it covers the widest audience.
Goat Farm in Lviv
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
Banana Farm near Kyiv
To see the real tropical vegetation without taking a long flight became quite possible. The banana farm located near Kyiv invites kids and adults to explore the magical world of exotic plants. Here visitors can discover how many exotic fruits exist and how they are harvested. Moreover, visitors can buy seedlings of the plants with the detailed guide on how to take care of them and try to grow some exotic fruits at home.
Nemo Dolphinarium in Odesa
Nemo Dolphinarium (1/1 Lanzheron Beach, Odesa) is one of the region's most loved attractions. It is visited by many locals as well as tourists. Visitors get up close and personal to graceful bottlenose dolphins and playful seals at the action-packed live shows. Visitors watch in wonder as the dolphins and seals perform incredible acrobatics, dance, sing, juggle, play ball, jump through hoops.
Create new memories and have fun at these interesting destinations for traveling with kids in Ukraine.
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