May is a perfect month for numerous outdoor activities, such as hiking, canoeing, hunting, rafting, yachting, playing water sports, horseback riding, and picnics. But if you have only several days for a family recreation, there are a lot of interesting places, where you can have a picnic with your family and friends. We offer you the most popular places for a picnic in Kyiv, where you will be able to spend some time in the open air and even cook shish-kebabs and other mouthwatering dishes on the charcoal grill.
Being the largest forest park in Europe, Holosiivskyi Park is one of the best places, where locals and tourists can have a picnic and simply enjoy the beautiful landscapes. It is located 15 minutes away from the city centre and occupies a huge territory of 140 hectares. In addition to clean air and unique wildlife, the park can boast 4 beautiful ponds. Here you will find 3 recreation areas, such as Didrovak, Holosiivska balka and Bukova, where you will be able to prepare barbecue. You can also rent a boat or catamaran here.
Address: 6-A General Rodimtsev Street, Holosiivskyi metro station, Kyiv
A huge territory of VDNH Expocenter can boast a lot of secluded corners, which are appropriate for having a picnic. There are several spots for cooking shish-kebabs in the open air. Here you can rent spacious tents, picnic tables, benches, cozy pergolas, braziers, buy wood and charcoal briquettes at reasonable prices. There is also a playground where your children will be able to play while you prepare your shish-kebabs on the charcoal grill. In addition, you can take a walk along the pond and feed birds.
Address: 1 Akademik Glushkov Avenue, Vystavkovyi Center metro station, Kyiv
Located in the pine forest Vinogradar Park has a picnic area with wooden benches, tables, tents, pergolas and free of charge braziers. You can buy here wood for your barbecue. Here you will be able to roast sausages and prepare your shish-kebabs in the open air. In addition, there is a lake called Syneyee over here, which is considered to be one of the purest in the city. This place is popular with locals, who enjoy having a picnic here in the morning.
Address: at the intersection of Gongadze Avenue and Kosenko Street, Nyvki metro station, Kyiv
Trukhaniv Island is located on the Dnipro River. It is famous for its scenic landscapes and cozy recreation areas, which are just perfect for having a picnic. This place can boast 3 areas for preparing barbecue: Olo-kafe, Shaka-bar and Rhino park with closed pergolas, wooden houses, and tents. The rental price of a tent includes the use of furniture and a brazier. Additionally, you can buy wood and coal for making your barbecue.
Address: 1 Trukhanivska Street, Poshtova Ploscha metro station, Kyiv
Occupying the territory of 188 hectares the park is a popular recreation centre, where locals and its tourists come to sunbathe and play outdoor games. The park is an ideal place for a whole family recreation because it has numerous sport grounds, cafes and restaurants, sandy beaches. Moreover, this place is popular with locals because it has a barbecue area for cooking shish kebabs, where you can rent a tent, brazier, and skewers.
Address: Dnipro River, Hydropark metro station, Kyiv
Kyiv can boast its numerous monuments of architecture known all over the world. However, in spring its parks are the most popular tourist attractions with their picnic areas, which invite locals and guests of the city to enjoy the breathtaking nature and to taste mouthwatering shish kebabs in the open air.
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