10 Things to do with kids in High Tatras

1. Aquapark Tatralandia

Tatralandia boast 14 saltwater pool, 26 water slides, an indoor surfing simulator, 21 water and message baths, as well as a wellness center. This should be at the top of everyone’s list. Nobody will ever get bored at this paradise(including the parents)! With all of the activities at hand you are sure to become hungry! Just stop at one of the four restaurants, or four bars. You will be satisfied with the many traditional foods they have to offer! Also, be sure to try the Tornado- it is the longest rafting tube and whirl pool in Europe!

 

2. Hurricane Factory Tatralandia

The Hurricane Factory in Tatralandia will allow you to do just that! If you’re looking for family fun (plus a lot of adrenaline) then look no further. You will experience the feeling of freefall in the wind tunnel while under the supervision of professional instructors. Winds stay at a steady 270 kilometers per hour, which makes it feel exactly like jumping out of an airplane. You are provided with a short briefing and all of the equipment necessary. It is open all days of the week from 9:00 to 22:00, so come prepared to fly!

 

3. Belianska Cave

Belianska Cave is one of the 2400+ caves in Slovakia. Yet, only a few of them are open to the public. It was known to gold seekers as early as the first half of the 18th century! You can take a one kilometer educational route through the cave to learn about its formation, discovery, and history since. It consists of 860 stairs with temperatures around 5 to 6,3 degrees Celsius(41 to 43 degrees Fahrenheit). So, don’t forget to pack a jacket! Within the cave you will walk through small corridors to huge halls, while passing beautiful waterfalls, water holes, and abysses. Tickets start at 7 Euros for adult, 6 for students, and 3,50 for children. Be sure and get there early because lines get very long!

 

4. Lomnicky Stit

How cool would it be to say that you’ve been to Slovakia’s second highest peak? All without breaking a sweat. Well you can! At 2 634 meters(8 642 feet), you and your family will be above the clouds with unimaginable views. Time for a family photo! You will be there in just an eight and a half minute ride. Plus, if you don’t want to leave, you don’t have to! Just stay the night at the highest located suite in Europe and enjoy the starry night. Just be sure to book the cable car, and the suite in advance.

 

5. Hike on a Trail High Tatras has to Offer

High Tatras National Park is full of trails for people of all experiences. Every hike gives the hiker a spectacular view. Some trails allow you to scale mountains, while others take you to spectacular waterfalls or lakes. You can decide between a day hike to multi day hikes. It is all up to you to decide what you want to see. There are huts along the trails where you can replenish your hunger or thirst. If you’re feeling really brave, then try Tatratea(adults only). Overall, hiking provides one of the best experiences. Not only is it free, but it provides quality time with the family.

 

6. SPIDER PARK s.r.o.

Doing a rope course can be fun for the whole family. Spider Park, in Tatranska Kotlina, is under Belianska Cave. A rope course is an outdoors team building activity in which you climb or scale obstacles. Spider Park offers a track for older kids and adults, as well as one for kids, called, “Mini Spider Park.” If you or your kids have a love for climbing things while being safely harnessed by a rope, then this is the activity for you! The course is very affordable and fun! This activity would make a great combination to exploring the Belianska Cave due to its near proximity.

 

7. Boat on Strbske Pleso

You and your family can enjoy the views of Mt. Solisko while relaxing on top of the water. Boating in the Tatras mountains has been a long held Slovak tradition. Not only will you get picturesque views, but it also gives you a day to relax and enjoy the beauty of the world. The lake has 18 wooden rowing boats and one sports boat. If you’re exhausted from hiking in the mountains then you can hire a private rower and enjoy your time with your family!

 

8. Scenic Flight over High Tatras

Having a bird-eye-view will provide you and your family with the most breathtaking views. You start at Poprad Tatry Airport and can choose between three options. Take a 30 minute flight to Podbanské and back. The next is a 45 minute flight that takes you over the mountains and to the region of Liptov and back, or over the Spiš castle, the settlement Tatranska Lomnica, along the Tatras mountains and back. The third route takes an hour. Within the flight you are flown over Tatra mountains, to the ridge of the Low Tatra mountains, over the Slovak Paradise mountains and back. The first option will cost you 175 Euros, second is 225 Euros, and third is 275 Euros. It is also important to note that only three people can go! Be sure to book in advance!

 

9. Traditional Slovak Food

The Tatras region contains so many traditional restaurants that it makes it hard to chose from. Although all of the food is delicious there is one thing that needs to be at the top of your list. Bryndzové Halušky is translated as sheep cheese gnocchi and it is amazing. It is typically served with bacon and chives on top. Do not get discouraged if it sounds gross to you, because it is the opposite! Now that you’ve gotten your meal, you need a drink. There is no better drink to wash down that meal than Kofola. Although it is originally a Czech drink, it is a very popular drink in Slovakia. We went to several different restaurants and loved them all! Whatever traditional food or drink you are to try, I guarantee that you will love it!

 

10. Mountain Bike High Tatras

Do you want to see the beauty of the park by bike? High Tatras National Park has plenty of bike trails to make that happen! Just rent a bike from a local sports store and get along your way. This is not suggested if you have younger children, but if all of you have enough experience then go for it! There are plenty of trails out of the mountains and in the valley. It is the best way to see the most things while still in nature. This map should help you to find the right trail!

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