For both children and adults: top places for family vacations in Ukraine
Parents are enjoying beautiful nature or a historical tour, and their children are pulling them by the hand to the playground or asking them to go home. Sound familiar? I wanted to organize a perfect family vacation, but it turned out as usual.
The thing is, adults and children have different preferences. What we consider beautiful and educational may be too boring for kids. And that's okay, you just need to find a compromise and choose universal places for the weekend. We'll tell you about them below. We guarantee that you will remember this trip with warmth and a sincere smile.
One of the largest lake groups in Europe. In addition, there are many recreation centers, sanatoriums and children's camps on the territory. Svityaz is considered the main lake because it is the largest and deepest in Ukraine. Even in the Sea of Azov, the maximum depth is 14 meters, and in this reservoir it is as much as 58!
What to do here? At least enjoy nature and swim a lot. There are beaches nearby, and gentle approaches to the crystal clear water. They say you can see everything that happens at a depth of 8 meters. However, there is a disadvantage for those who are cold - even in the heat, the water will be cool.
For those who decide that "walrusing" is not for them, there are many other entertainments. You can go into the forest and pick berries, rent a bike and explore the surroundings, or take a boat or catamaran ride on the lake. By the way, in the center of Svityaz there is a small island where you feel a little bit like Robinson.
A universal destination that seems to have everything. Of course, you should start with the old city - see Rynok Square, majestic cathedrals, and the opera. But then the kids will want to have fun, and fortunately, there are so many options. We recommend a walk in a small excursion car that will take you around the center and tell you the most interesting stories. Then, if your soul needs more activity, there is the Bohdan Khmelnytsky Park of Culture and Recreation in Lviv with attractions.
Children who like to learn about the animal world will love the home of rescued animals. The shelter's inhabitants were rescued from the streets or from ill-treatment by unkind people. There are dogs, birds, and domestic animals. In addition, you can not only come to see them, but also play with the puppies or treat them to goodies.
The reserve was formed in 1981 as a result of artificial flooding of the area by the Dniester waters. It is surrounded by beautiful white cliffs, so it is often sunny and cozy here. Here you will find entertainment for every taste: from relaxing outdoor activities to visiting a mineral healing water source, motorboating, pier jumping, and fishing.
A huge plus is a trailer park where you can stay for a few days, as well as a rock monastery built in the times of Kievan Rus.
The resort is somewhat pricey, but it has a wide range of hotels and a million activities for children of all ages. In 2017, the longest zip line in Ukraine was opened there at an altitude of 800 meters. Its length is 1130 meters, and while you're flying, you can see the mountains in all their glory.
However, this is not the only attraction: Bukovel has bicycle rental, horseback riding, a cable car, swimming pools, vats, rope jumping, baths, and a lake where you can go diving. If you wish, you can be taken to the mountain meadows and ride ATVs.
An incomparable tandem of paradise nature and active urban recreation. If you think that the city of Yaremche is visited only for the Prut River and the Probiy Waterfall, you are wrong. Of course, you should start your exploration with the most popular attractions, but then you should definitely build a route to other, no less interesting locations. For example, visit the Aviary Farm. Wild boars, roe deer, deer, and other animals live here. You can feed them special food, and children usually like it very much.
Take your kids to the Carpathians in Miniature Park-Museum. It will introduce you to the architectural structures of Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. There are about 18 exhibits, including accurately reproduced models of churches and monasteries, a mini-railroad, the Chornohora Range and the observatory on Mount Pip Ivan, copies of popular wooden structures, such as the Hutsulshchyna restaurant, the Probiy waterfall on the Prut River, stone bridges in Vorokhta, and more.
And after the successful premiere of Dovbush, which became the highest-grossing Ukrainian feature film, 100% of us need to climb the legendary Dovbush rocks. The film was shot in many locations, but all the scenes where Oleksa stands on the slopes were filmed here, on huge bare stones. It will also be interesting for children to walk along the paths that the opryshky used to walk and learn the story of the Ukrainian Robin Hood. It is advisable to go here with a guided tour to fully immerse yourself in the mysticism of the age-old peaks.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you where to relax in Ukraine with children.