Holidays with children in Lithuania
There's a variety of opportunities for family fun in Lithuania
It is a cozy and quiet country, which is an excellent place for a holiday with children.
Holidays with children in Lithuania
The Baltic states present lots of options for parents with kids in tow – whether they’re beaming babies or tempestuous teens. Due to the compact size of the state, traveling between different cities and places will not take much time. Lithuania’s entire coastline is a veritable playground for kids in summertime. Further, Klaipeda, Palanga, and Šventoji are the most popular resorts for beach holidays.
Also, you can visit Curonian Spit. Moreover, there are plenty of forested landscapes you can explore by foot or canoe on small and not dangerous rivers. In Vilnius, children will enjoy a climb up the TV Tower, and a dip at the local water park. Let’s talk about this in more detail!
Water park in Druskininkai
Families need to look no further than this humid wonderland, which brings together six water slides, SPA, saunas, a wave pool, kids’ play area, and more. The 30 000-square-meter Druskininkai Aqua Park complex is an oasis of entertainment and recreation. Tropical 30-degree heat, 9-meter-tall palm trees, clear blue swimming pools, 22 saunas, and bathhouses! Moreover, the main feature of the complex is a unique slide, which is 212 meters long. Could you imagine this? Your holidays with children in Lithuania are going to be exciting!
You can read more about this small SPA and leisure-oriented town here.
Grūtas Park in Druskininkai
With Soviet-era staff, arranged across leafy parkland, Grūtas Park (aka ‘Stalin World’) is worth a visit. This curious amusement park educates with a gallery of socialist-realist art and an information center, packed with newspapers and USSR maps. Young visitors will be also amused by the inhabitants of the mini-zoo located in the park – featuring birds and animals. In addition, children can enjoy the swings at the playground (the Soviet time’s Luna park). So they can imagine what kind of games their parents and grandparents used to play.
Good to know, it’s 8 km east of Druskininkai.
Horse Museum in Anykščiai
Horse lovers – and kids – will want to make the journey 6 km north to Lithuania’s only horse museum in the tiny village of Niūronys. Set out as a traditional farmstead, the museum displays black-and-white photos of horse-drawn transport in Vilnius alongside an excellent collection of horse-drawn fire engines, carriages, and taxis. Horse and carriage rides are available (€1.50). Moreover, there’s a playground for bipedal fun. By the way, two buses daily (€0.70, 20 minutes) connect Niūronys with Anykščiai.
Do not miss the opportunity to ride a horse!
Lithuanian Sea Museum in Klaipeda
Children will like Lithuanian Sea Museum located in the reconstructed fortress on the spectacular Curonian Spit. This museum occupies an area of approximately 13 hectares. Outdoor pools for penguins, Baltic grey seals, and Steller sea lions were equipped next to the central redoubt. An exhibition of anchors and screws is set in the open air. In the halls, children will be able to get acquainted with the rich marine history of Lithuania. Scientists raise animals and then set them free.
As written on their website: “Get to know the mysterious water world!”
Rumšiškės open-air museum near Kaunas
rThe Open-Air Museum of Lithuania is one of the largest ethnographic open-air museums in Europe that stretches across the area of 195 ha. The exhibitions at the museum introduce the ethnographic regions of Lithuania, as they looked at the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 20th century. The main idea of the museum was to restore the natural environment, including fences, green plantation, sacral monuments.
You can see an interior exposition with the equipment characteristic to some particular period! Furniture, clothes, kitchen articles, working tools. In some buildings, you can watch making pots of clay, processing of the amber, wood, metal, weaving, etc. Above all, Rumšiškės is the most lively during some traditional festivals which are celebrated here in a conventional way.
You can book a culinary workshop, “Gingerbread for special occasions,” to amaze children!
Vilnius Toy Museum
What can you visit while holidays with children in the capital of Lithuania? The oldest, the most popular, the rarest, the smallest, the biggest, the most expensive – these are the adjectives museums often use to describe their exhibits. The aim of the Toy Museum is not only to showcase unique toys and games but also to allow its visitors to try them out!
Unique original toys must be carefully protected and have to be exhibited under special micro-climatic conditions. Thus, visitors cannot touch or play with those. At the Toy Museum, they want to show children and their parents the originals but also provide copies for them to move, explore, and play with. We assure you that there are many amazing toys!
After the museum, you can join our charming Vilnius city tour.
Vichy Aquapark in Vilnius
The theme of Vichy aqua park is a hospitable and exotic environment of Polynesian islands. Do you know why? People call Polynesian islands the last paradise in the world and the mood.
This attraction is the biggest among the closed water parks in the world. Little ones are invited to the playground “Game island. ” There they will find about 50 various attractions. Moreover, a special team of animators will amaze little ones with a fun program: specially created performances and games! For adults, who want to relax, the aqua park offers to spend their time at complexes of “Lava “or “Bora Bora” saunas. The real paradise for the whole family!
One thing that keeps Lithuania ahead is its enthusiasm for throwing open-air events such as fairs, festivals, street entertainment, and art installations. I wrote about Festivals in these posts: June, July, August.
Consequently, there’s a full calendar throughout the year from song festivals to craft fairs, rally car racing to the sock knitting championships. So check out what is happening during your stay. JeruLita team always has all the latest news, so let us know what you are looking for. In short, we’ll be happy to make your holidays with children unforgettable!