One of the best family vacation destination: Latvia!
Travel can be an enlightening and eye-opening experience for children of all ages: there’s new foods, experiences and sights, not to mention quality family time. But travelling with children is challenging, right? And one of the main questions is how to choose destination for family vacation?
Don’t choose a destination, choose what you want to do!
Do you want to relax on the beach? Do you want an adventure packed nature getaway? Are you seeking an urban escape?
The Baltic states will satisfy any of your choice. In this article we want to introduce you to Latvia and its family friendly attractions!
Latvia is one of the best family vacation destination. There adventure awaits both kids and their parents. Whizz down a toboggan track at 40 km/h, feed a herd of deer and board the largest wooden amusement boat in the Baltics, meet fairy tale characters! Inspired? Here is our TOP-6 of Latvian attractions for best family vacation.
Līvu Aquapark is one of the largest water parks in Northern Europe. The 3 floors of Līvu Akvaparks includes more than 20 different slides, more than 10 pools of various depths and sizes, attractions for children, SPA complex with 4 saunas, cold pool, salt chamber, bubble baths and air and underwater massage facilities, as well as food service and bar on water. One of the highlights of the park is the Tornado slide – the third largest of its kind in the world!
Take a break and go for the adventure!
More Safari Park
Visit Bambi’s relatives! The More safari park is ideal for those who wish to forget the speed of the city and spend time in a lovely environment with wild animals at arm’s reach. The park’s territory is divided into 14 larger and smaller enclosures. Six of them are included in the park’s special routes for visitors. Around 400 animals are housed here in nineteen enclosures. So you can watch various types of deer and boar and feed them by hand. It is possible to visit the More Safari Park on work days, as well as on the weekends. Furthermore, the park is open to visitors all throughout the year.
Don’t miss the opportunity to admire the deer from up close!
The basic concept of Vienkoči Park is based on popularising single-piece wooden crafts and log-boat products; the development idea of the park is maximum application of natural materials. When walking along the trails, you can see various wooden sculptures. The park provides an opportunity to see not only the artificially created objects, but to also see nature itself. If you are quiet enough and look carefully during a visit to the park, you may see different wild animals.
Wander along the trails and admire the craftsmanship! Moreover, you can even enter the workshop to see where the magic happens.
Tarzāns – Sigulda Adventure Park
Tarzāns Sigulda Adventure Park is the largest outdoor adventure park in the Baltics. Everyone who likes leisure activities will find something suitable from 100 different obstacles. Visitors can tackle the obstacle course set among 100 trees, get an adrenaline rush on the toboggan track going at speeds of up to 40km/h, do archery, master the climbing wall and partake in a whole host of other outdoor activities on the stunning shores of the River Gauja. Romantics may enjoy Chair Lift: During the journey a beautiful view of the Gauja river and Gauja valley can be observed for several kilometres. but Children’s park is designed for children from 3 years of age.
The perfect adventure for the whole family!
Plenty of photo opportunities await at Munchausen’s World. Take a selfie with the lifelike wax sculptures or play dress ups and strike a pose! The Munchausen’s museum is located at the picturesque seaside of Vidzeme in Dunte. The museum provides insight into the fascinating life of Baron Munchausen, his wife Jacobine and the many tales about them.
In addition to the impressions experienced at the museum, you can take a walk along Munchhausen’s paths and meet characters from Munchhausen’s stories. Taking the longest path, relax on the white sand beach of Vidzeme and go for a refreshing swim in the sea! There’s also a forest path and kids can get on board the largest wooden amusement boat in the Baltic States!
Park of Senses
Every nature lover has a chance to experience bare foot walk in renewed barefoot trail in the Park of Senses. It is 2 km long and made from different nature and balance objects. Everyone is welcome to enjoy 15 variable mulches, nature design objects and wood balance elements. Pebbles, blue glass balls, cones, white sand, bark mulch and chestnuts – all trail needs to be accomplished with bare foot. You can also enjoy trail in the trees. This trail is 5-8 meters above the ground and consists of a variety of household items and tools, such as sauna dippers and chairs with traditional Latvian symbols. At times the trail diverges giving the “adrenaline hunters” a chance to complete elements of the trail with a higher degree of difficulty.
Now that you have an overview of Latvia’s family friendly attractions, start planning your family vacation!
It is worth to spend 3 days in Riga and visiting popular landmarks! You can also check 15 TOP rated attractions in the Baltics States and choose places to go! And find out why Lithuania is the next big destination for adventure with family.
Jerulita is ready to help to make your family vacation comfortable and fascinating! So you can enjoy your time together in Latvia and create many memories for the family album!