Slovenia For Kids: Things to do With Kids in Slovenia
With spring in full bloom and warmer days ahead, the awakening nature is calling and inviting us to spend more time outdoors. So where to go and what places to visit? Let’s head to Slovenia. It’s a family-friendly all-year-round country for your active youngsters, but this time of year is especially fun for kids – and adults.
The list of family-friendly things to do in Slovenia is almost endless and so various – from outdoor sports to more creative indoor activities. From splashing around pools and slides in Thermal Water Parks, such s the Thermal Čatež, Olimia, Ptuj or Moravske Toplice just to name a few of the water parks your children will thank you for.
But that’s not all, Slovenia’s kid friendly ideas go on to include, natural lakes like Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled or to learning about farm animals, homegrown fruits, and veggies in the countryside.
You, the kids and your extended family can visit picture perfect hills that Slovenia is so well known for. Slovenia is green paradise for hikers or those who want to enjoy the crystal-clear rivers of the Soča, Nadiža, and Kolpa or to families who want to see for themselves the unique olm – a ‘human fish’ in the Postojna Caves.
Still, want more things to do in Slovenia. Great, we have more ideas for you. Spend a family fun day with white horses of Lipica or for those who like to test their adventurous spirit, resourcefulness and climbing skills, the diverse Adventure Park selection will not disappoint.
Or, are you into family cycling? There are many options and bike tours suitable for the entire family. You can bike through mountainous or coastal environments, Pannonian plains or rolling hills on forest trails or designated biking trails. The choice is yours.
Below are tips for spending quality time with the family while in Slovenia. Fun new memories and unforgettable experiences guaranteed.
Things to do With Kids in Slovenia: Active leisure:
iPads down, let’s get active with the whole family in Slovenia.
Located in Industrial zone, Logatec is 500 meters from the Logatec highway exit, Koper (A1). The world’s leading company in creating and producing vertical wind tunnels. They allow everyone to fulfill the oldest human dream – to fly. But there are some restrictions: minimum age is four years, weight from 20 to 140 kilograms and no more than 200 centimeters in height.
Previous preparation and experience are not required, and the safe flying is secured by two instructors and by wind tunnel security features. All you need is to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Orienteering Adventure Park Kekec, Kranjska Gora
Get to know the local nature and cultural heritage with this themed orienteering park, suitable for families with children. Explore ‘Fairytale Land’ and travel along the trails of the Triglav fairytales, visit the Land of Kekec and enter trough the secret door of the Land of the Dwarfs.
Don’t’ miss ‘Furious Pehta’ -1,500-metre long sledding ride. The best fun for kids is summer tubing on ‘Bedanc’s slide or Bedančeva drča’ situated just above the restaurant’s facilities at Bedanc. The drča (slide) is a 70-metre long track with a conveyor belt which brings you to the top and then you just slide down on the soft air tube over and over again.
Camp Kolpa, Podzemelj
Camping Podzemelj by the village Podzemelj is situated next to the Kolpa River in the most Southern region of Slovenia – Bela Krajina, right on the border with Croatia. Unspoiled nature and beauty in this location offers not just perfect camping sites but also an active vacation accompanied by its high-quality gastronomy. Besides swimming in the Kolpa – the warmest river in Slovenia, the camp offers diverse outdoors activities: like hiking, cycling, beach volleyball, archery, canoeing, rafting and much more.
All children over 4-years-old can explore the unique Adrenalin Park Podzemelj, among the treetops – a completely fun and safe experience but also challenging. And finally a treat for the parents – take a finish sauna in the relaxation corner and Eco Glamping experience in Celtic Lodge.
Geocaching – Treasure Hunt, Slovenia
The world’s largest treasure hunt brings together the best of the digital and natural environments. Try this active, fun and adventurous way for children’s exploration at various locations no matter where you are in Slovenia.
A little help of modern technology is very welcome when luring the kids into the budding outdoors and away from hypnotizing video games and cartoons. To get started all you need is to Book your stay at Kamp Kolpa. There are 1,184 geocaches to be discovered near Ljubljana with millions of them all over the world, just waiting for you.
Tivoli City Park, Ljubljana
When visiting the capital city, you must spend at least one afternoon in Ljubljana’s largest and most beautiful park which stretches right into the city center. Choosing what to do in Slovenia can be hard just because there is so much to do, yet never enough time. But this park offers many different sports facilities from swimming pools, mini golf, tennis courts and more for active teenagers, it’s a no-brainer.
There are two big playgrounds to conquer, one more suitable for the younger children and the other for older kids. Tivoli Park is connected to Rožnik Hill and the Zoo by several walking paths through the woods. The Ljubljana Zoo also has two big playgrounds whic are most interesting for children aged 2 and up.
Things to do With Kids in Slovenia: Creative/learning leisure:
Still wondering ‘what to do in Slovenia?. Get ready to boggle the minds of your children in Slovenia.
Rakičan Castle, Rakičan
Located near Murska Sobota in the eastern region of Prekmurje, this beautiful place offers many exciting and creative workshops, language courses, summer camps, horse riding school, birthday celebrations and vacation programs throughout the year. Fun, active and creative holidays intended for children from 5 to 14 years old.
House Of Experiments, Ljubljana, Maribor, Koper
When the weather is dull, you can enjoy indoor science adventures. A place where learning about the laws of nature becomes exciting and intriguing. Among many activities you can choose from is also Science Fairytales – when a known fairytale merges with scientific facts, presented in a child-friendly manner.
Aquarium Piran, Piran & Aquarium-Terrarium Maribor, Maribor
For more than 40 years the Piran Aquarium based in Villa Piranesi invites you to discover a vivid underwater world of the Adriatic.
Aquarium-Terrarium Maribor is located in very popular City Park, which is favoured by local families and tourists. The aquarium has 120 live species of fish in 39 large tanks which imitates salt water life or life in rivers and lakes from all over the world.
At Terrarium you can admire more than 100 species of reptiles, insects and the most venomous snakes in the world – perfect for that wild child of yours!
Otok Peska – Sand Island, Ljubljana
If you and the family are interested in therapeutic indoor sand play, this is a place to be. Feel the sand cascade trough your fingers when making sand art with the kids.
Plus, of Course, These Other Great Things To Do With Kids In Slovenia Deserve a Mention (And Maybe a Second Blogpost!)
- Eat ice cream
- Take a funicular ride in Ljubljana
- Make a game out of spotting dragons
- Watch a show at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre (LPT)
- Enjoy a picnic at the Botanical Gardens
- Become Royal at Ljubljana Castle
- Enjoy a day at the Terme Snovik Thermal pool and spa complex
- Explore more areas inside Triglav National Park
- Wander the Saturday market stalls in the Old City of Ljubljana
- Visit Postojna Caves
And that’s not all, you’ll find loads of the things to do in Ljubljana, and across the country with kids. Slovens are friendly and warm, and you will have no trouble finding a suitable hotel that accommodates families – in fact, there are loads of Slovenia family hotels (stay tuned) awaiting your arrival.
What else would you add to this list of things to do in Slovenia with kids?
Bonus: Slovenia For Kids Fun Facts
- Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia.
- Slovenia is 7,820 square miles big.
- Slovenian food is strongly influenced by that of neighbors, Austria, Italy and Hungary.
- The official language of Slovenia is Slovene.
- People in Slovenia live to an average age 76.