Apart from going to the cinema or sledding, we have some other recommendations for you.
1. MAŁA WISŁA (SMALL VISTULA) – EXCURSIONS BY THE RIVER WITH JA WISŁA FOUNDATION
Micro excursions, adventures within town limits this is what we like most. The Ja Wisła Foundation has been taking us on trips by the Vistula River and its banks for years. This winter (up till 30th of March) it recommends family excursions conducted by Agnieszka Czerwińska and Przemek Pasek. Every Saturday different route. Tickets: 24 PLN, family (2+1) 56 PLN. Booking: fundacja@jawisła.pl.
2. THINKATORIUM AT COPERNICUS SCIENCE CENTRE
Wybrzeże Kościszkowskie St 20, www.kopernik.org.pl
The Copernicus Science Centre is already a success – huge exploratorium for kids, with a cosmic garden on the roof and planetarium. In Thinkatorium they can additionally tinker. At the workshop tables, they can feel creative. Without any specific instructions, grades, or time limits. Everyone has a chance to discover something.
3. WINTER FAIRYTALE GARDEN AT WOLA CULTURAL CENTRE
Działdowska St 6, www.wck-wola.pl
This cultural centre is thriving with every day. Check their offer of activities or better drop by because a wonderful surprise awaits you outside where an artist Matylda Sałajewska designed a winter garden straight from a fairy tale.
4. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY
Kredytowa St 1, www.muzeumdladzieci.pl
In specially designed spaces consisting of several rooms, kids can discover the world, learn about different cultures – traditional or contemporary, objects and phenomena from distant continents. Apart from this, they learn about the museum itself. Currently, they can visit also a new exhibition entitled “ŁADnie od Morza do Tatr”, which presents the diversity of Polish landscape and brings out its positive aspects. Tickets: 20 PLN.
5. KING MATT’S KINGDOM AT POLIN
Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN, Anielewicza St 6
We highly recommend the exhibition entitled “In King Matt’s Poland” which seeks answers to the questions concerning the labour of governing a state. Tickets: 12 PLN and 8 PLN.
6. ICE SKATING OR SKATEBOARD AT WINTER NATIONAL STADIUM
7. TRAMPOLINES AT HANGAR
Domaniewska St 37a, Wał Miedzeszyński St 646, Dalanowska St 29, www.hangar646.pl
This is a perfect place to really tire your kids out and also get in shape. Hangar 646 exists in three locations – Targówek, Mokotów and in a former airline hangar in Gocław. There are trampolines, batons, blow-up pillows, pools filled with rubber balls, ramps for skateboarders, skiers and snowboarders – and that is only a handful of what Hangar has to offer.
8. WITH A MAGNIFYING GLASS AT DOLLHOUSE MUSEUM
Palace of Culture and Science, www.muzeumdomkow.pl
A huge attraction not only dedicated to girls. Over 120 historical dollhouses, shops, and rooms for dolls. Numerous charming interiors, thousand of details to discover.
9. BOOKS AT DWIE SIOSTRY
Dwie Siostry Bookshop, 3 Maja St 2, www.wydawnictwodwiesiostry.pl
A truly magical bookshop. Parents can drink coffee and kids can romp around among well-designed books. Many workshops and readings.
10. DINOSAURS AT GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM AND ON THE PLAYGROUND
Rakowiecka St 4, check unusual opening hours
Skeletons of dinosaurs are the best! Kids simply adore this museum just like we used to when we were kids. Classical, full of minerals and charts about the origins of life on our planet. Moreover, as far as dinosaurs are concerned, you have a rare possibility to meet them on the playground in Ursynów (Puszczyka St 18).
text: Agnieszka Kowalska
photos: Aga Bilska, Filip Klimaszewski and promo materials