Take a beautiful journey to the countryside from Warsaw. Escape from the noise of the city and get some fresh air. Find out amazing places you didn't know about and have fun with your kids and not only.
Warsaw, a green city with amazing Countryside
Certainly, something to Enjoy from Warsaw
Discover Warsaw's surroundings and enjoy the beauty of nature Why Not? Book a Hotel and stay for a night and relax away from the hustle of the City! Check this amazing list of things to see in the Warsaw countryside.
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Pa ta taj Horse Farm - Riding from Warsaw
The Horse Riding School in Warsaw "Pa Ta Taj" is the largest horse recreation center in the Warsaw area. The place operates since 1990. The address is Kanie Street Krótka 9, 05-805. See the location on Google Maps.
SJK PATATAJ is currently one of the biggest horse riding clubs in the Warsaw area. People of all ages, both individually and within organized groups can participate in the courses.
They also run a number of promotional campaigns, like free horse riding for children from the second classes of primary schools. Here you can find the complete price list for Horse Riding and Other Activities.
It is important is that at PaTaTaj you cannot only do horse riding, but you can also make a bonfire, eat and drink, ride a bike and relax in the beautiful nature. Finally, you can organize your kid's birthday party and much more.
How to get to PatTaTaj from Warsaw
The Patataj Horse Riding School can be reached within 35 minutes from the Central Railway Station. Use the WKD railway and after 15 minutes walk you reach the place. To get on foot, you have to get off the WKD railway at Kanie Helenowskie station.
Once you are on the platform we go to the other side of the tracks and go to the intersection. At the intersection, turn left into Strefowa street and go straight to the intersection with Górna street.
For simplicity, let us add here that this is the last intersection on this street. Then we turn right and go straight, TALKING to the intersection with Krótka street. At the end of the road - before the wall - the forest turn left and we wander the road. At the end of this road, we will find SJK Patataj.
If you like horses, you can also check Willa Wilga which is an hour's drive from Warsaw and you can also stay for a night.
Dive the Deepest Pool in the World
Are you ready to dive into the deepest swimming pool in the world and discover the underwater caves, the Maya ruins, and also a small shipwreck?
Find yourself under the Deepspot, a pool that is filled with 8,000 cubic meters of water, and practice diving while spending exciting times under the water.
In order for the pool to be built, it took about 5,000 cubic meters of concrete and the construction lasted about 2 years, while the cost was about 40 million Polish zlotys.
The swimming pool is located nearby Warsaw and it is definitely a very good tool for learning and training in order to dive safely in open waters. It is open during the Coronavirus times as well.
Wake Family Brwinów
This amazing place is located just 26 km from Warsaw and it's a summer place to go with kids and not only. Wake Family Brwinów is the first and only big wakeboard lift near the center of Warsaw.
Also the first lift in Poland with an island attenuating the waves plus a two-post lift! You will find clean water, silence, and relaxation on the beach among the greenery and a nice restaurant for food and drinks.
Under the supervision of instructors, everyone can try this sport in a safe way. You do not need to have your own equipment, everything is provided. More info, pictures, and directions you can find on their Facebook Page: Wake Family Brwinów
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Park of Poland / WaterPark
The best idea when you are in Poland with kids is to spend a day at the largest indoor water park in Europe. Even you can stay for a night, as the place provides accommodation as well.
Find all the information on their website: «https://parkofpoland.com/en/». The adults and teen whole day tickets are 99 PLN which is around 25 euro during the week and 109 PLN during the weekends.
Tickets include an entrance to the Jamango zone which is a one-of-a-kind water jungle (3,2 km total length of slides). It is open every day from 10:00 - 22:00 and on weekends from 9:00.
Park of Poland is located in Wręcza, Mszczonów commune, 60 km from Warsaw – between the A2 motorway and S8 expressway. In case you do not have a car, there is a Suntago Bus which departs from Aleje Jerozolimiskie 56. You can also go by train from the central station.
Directions to: Suntago Water Park from Warsaw
Żabi Raj agrotourism
Żabi Raj is a traditional agritourism farm located in the area of the towns of Serock and Pułtusk, enabling guests to relax and play in the unique surroundings of the Polish countryside.
In a wooden log house built according to the old regional architecture, cozy rooms await you. Each room has a bathroom with a shower. On the farm, there is a lake where you can use a water bike, kayaks, or rent a boat.
Finally, you can go fishing and meet various kinds of farm animals, like goats, sheep, horses, donkeys, and pigs. Food is served in the place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it is kids friendly place and the area is ideal for hiking and cycling.
Address: Trzepowo 62 Dzierżenin, Serock 06-114 Poland
Hotel Narvil Conference & SPA
An amazing 4* Hotel with modern interiors inspired by water and the forest, Hotel Narvil Conference & Spa offers accommodation with extensive spa and sports facilities, as well as a conference center.
It is located on the River Narew and Serock’s town center is about 1.5 km away and the hotel is just 25km from Warsaw. Combines lake and forest, it's an awesome place to visit with your pet and enjoy a relaxing weekend away from the hustle of the town.
Also, the hotel is kids friendly and there are plenty of internal and external activities to do with your kids. There is an indoor swimming pool with a jacuzzi where you can relax. It is located in a small forest next to a lake where you can go for a walk.
Finally, they have bike rentals so you can explore the beautiful surroundings. The rooms are clean and the service is very good.
Address: ul. Czesława Miłosza 14A, 05-140 Serock. Find the best prices for booking this hotel.
Wkry Valley Park
A place for rest, recreation, and education, especially for kids. Three main attractions exist, just an hour's drive from Warsaw, close to the Modlin Airport.
Nature Path full of attractions is an open public area that covers 10 ha, and the paths themselves are just over 1 km. Six educational worlds where each of them has its main topic, including topics about trees, animal tracks, and aquatic animals.
Rope Park offers another three routes and finally, you can also enjoy the beach and promenade. From September the attractions are open only during the weekends.
Find more information and pictures on the: «https://dolinawkry.pomiechowek.pl/»
More SPA, Massage, and Kids friendly?
Many couples are struggling with the kids looking for some moments of relaxation and to enjoy life at least for 1-2 hours without worrying.
Let's see some ideas for a happy family because it's true that happy kids, happy parents, and happy parents, happy kids, right?
Warszawianka is a great option and the reason is simple. It is a great hotel close to Warsaw made for families. It has a great Aqua Park and an amazing playground for kids called Kiddos :)
You can drop the kids to develop their passions under the supervision of professionals and you can relax in the SPA, have a coffee, and enjoy nature or have sex.
Another great option is the Hotel Natura Mazur Resort & Conference. A family-friendly place with a number of amenities and lots of attractions that await the children. The facility's equipment is fully adapted to the needs of families with children of all ages.
For example Children's playroom, Outdoor playground, and Everyday games and fun under the supervision of animators during holidays and long weekends
Finally, we also recommend the hotel Sielanka Nad Pilicą, where the guests have free access to some spa facilities, including a jacuzzi, a Finnish sauna, and a steam bath.
Our small/big friends can play beach volleyball, fish in the onsite pond, and enjoy horse riding. Nordic walking poles rental is free. Children are offered a sandpit, a slide, swings, and a trampoline.
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Dynioland Pumpkin Farm
Only 30 km north of Warsaw in the immediate vicinity of the Zegrze Reservoir. Dynioland is a place with thousand pumpkins located on a Smyków Farm and definitely a place where learning meets fun.
They mainly organize educational trips for schools, kindergartens, and other organized groups. Their goal is to shape the nutritional awareness of a healthy lifestyle among children through fun.
It is open to individual visitors during the weekends. Please check the working hours on their Facebook page. They provide children with joy by communing with nature and opening to new culinary experiences.
Please note that they only accept cash. In the place, you can enjoy
- a mini zoo with chicken, ducks, rabbits, and more animals.
- thousand of pumpkins and Giant pumpkins.
- straw mini-zoo.
- Garden with herbs and vegetables.
- Barbecue and fireplace.
- Finally, enjoy the amazing pumpkin soup, cakes, and juices which they make on the place.
Find more on Facebook. The exact address: ul. Willowa 341/1 Wieliszew
Las Woda Recreation Park
Surrounded by pine forests, it's an amazing place to escape from Warsaw. Offers an indoor swimming pool with a hot tub as well as an outdoor swimming pool.
Helpful staff, great breakfast, SPA, and the 17-hectare pine woodlands make the Las Woda a unique place, ideal for relaxation. Also, it is a perfect place for couples.
It is only a 1-hour drive from the Warsaw center. Las Woda features many sports facilities. You can also unwind with a walk through the nearby woodland of the Middle Vistula or rent a bicycle.
Activities: Fitness center, Bicycle rental, Game room, Playground, Pool table, Hiking, Massage, Library, Board games/puzzles, Cycling, Indoor play area, Kids' outdoor play equipment, Table tennis, Outdoor tennis.
Another great hotel and SPA perfect for couples and families, with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and playgrounds for kids, close to Warsaw is the Hotel Bonifacio.
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Konstancin tężnie - Park Zdrojowy
Zdrojowy Park is located in the very center of the spa part of Konstancin-Jeziorna. One of the most important arteries in this part of the city, with a graduation tower.
The graduation tower of the Konstantin-Zdrój Health Resort is a therapeutic object - an external inhaler. It was built in 1978 and is fed with brine from a nearby well, which, due to the mineral concentration of 6.5%, has healing powers.
The air around Graduation Towers, due to the evaporation of the brine, creates a specific microclimate similar to the climate that we can enjoy at the sea. Minerals contained in it support the reconstruction and regeneration of the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract.
They also stimulate the immune system. The elements iodine, bromine, calcium, and magnesium are particularly important for our health.
More Information on when to visit and the price list for using the Solar Tread you can find in «teznia.com.pl». The entrance costs around 10 PLN (around 2,5 euro) per person.
According to recommendations, you should not stay for longer than 15 minutes next to the mist spraying mushroom. Also not longer than one hour inside the graduation towers and up to 3 hours outside.
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Rancho Pod Bocianem
Get lost in this amazing place and spend a day with kids doing different activities in the fresh air. The ideal is to book a room for a night or more and enjoy doing different things.
There is a kid's playground, rope park, mini-golf, football fields, basketball, shooting, quad, and more. While it is a traditional beautiful wooden architecture place with very polite staff.
Zagroda Ojrzanow - Traditional Polish Farm
Please contact the people in advance of your visit since they usually have events and the whole place is booked. We passed recently to see the place with kids after a long time, but it was closed due to an event.
In case this happens to you, worry no more and go to the Rancho Pod Bocianem mentioned above. It is in the closest area.
Enjoy fresh air and green in a beautiful Polish farm located in the heart of a Polish forest. Decorated with a beautiful lake where you can swim if the weather will allow it.
In case you do not have a car and you would like to visit this place, please read: «Escape to the Countryside from Warsaw».
Meet the Polish tradition and try some interesting and very tasty homemade products. If you are lucky enough, you can catch the production of a tasty fruity wine as well. This place is located among the forests of Młochowskie, in the heart of Chelmno and away from the noise and pollution of the city.
Summer garden delights with fragrant herbs, lush vegetable garden, edible flowers, pumpkins, tomatoes, and more, while there is a farm with horses, cows, sheep, and other animals.
A wooden house on the lake is a sauna you can use, while you can also use a small boat to explore the lake. You can find horses, ships, donkeys, pigs, and goats. If it's not too crowded that which is usually during the weekends, kids may be able to feed the animals and take pictures on a horse.
Also if you are going in a car, I suggest discovering the surrounding forests. You can easily spot a deer and maybe a wild pig. Why not book a room and stay for the night. Prices start from 200 PLN, while the food is also very cheap.
More info about the place you can find on their website: «zagroda.ojrzanow»
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Escape to Zalesie
Would you like to practice extreme sports? Then it's time to leave Warsaw behind and drive around 40 minutes to Zalesie. On the wide-area, you can find the Zalesie Waterpark, a 210 m long lift based on PrimusCable, and a two-post system. The height of the lift is 12 meters.
Obstacles as Kicker L, 16m slider, 20m box, and rail, all professionally made and set as they can be used by beginners and also children. The wake park is located in the Planeta Zalesie complex in Wczasowa 1, 05-502 Zalesie Górne.
In the area, you can also find a beautiful theme park, and a great luna park called Dzielnica Filmowa (Film District), which is a family entertainment and leisure park and an extraordinary place where visitors will have the opportunity to take advantage of many attractions.
More info: «http://dzielnicafilmowa.pl/».
Finally, on your way back after an exhaustive day in the fresh air, don't forget to pass by Trattoria Cucina Povera and get some nice pizza or pasta.
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Kazimierz Dolny Art Town from Warsaw
Visit Kazimierz Dolny, one of Poland's art centers. Follow the Vistula River to this picturesque town and see 3 Crosses Hill, the ruins of a castle, and various churches and synagogues. You may even want to buy local folk art.
The small town is located in central Poland, on the banks of the Vistula River, and used to the main stop on the route between Krakow and Warsaw. Kazimierz Dolny is also known for the artists who opt to stay and work there, deriving inspiration from the town's surroundings.
While visiting, take the opportunity to walk through the market square and admire or purchase the folk art sold at its stalls. Kazimierz Dolny is located 140 KM outside of Warsaw.
It takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes by car or 3 hours and 15 minutes by public transport. If it happens to plan to visit the Kazimierz Dolny, then it might worth combining this with the Magic Gardens below.
Especially if you are with kids :) Find the best hotels in Kazimierz Dolny and do not forget to go for a unique wine tasting in the area.
Magic Gardens in Trzcianek (Kazimierz Dolny)
Magical Gardens are the first family-themed park in Poland, created on the basis of an original fairytale history. Among the hundreds of flowers, trees, and shrubs you will discover fabulous lands inhabited by extraordinary beings.
Each of the lands is a sensory field of experience. Stimulate the development and imagination of your child. All attractions are challenges that build self-confidence and a sense of value.
The whole park is an adventure, contact with nature, and an opportunity to spend quality time with your kids. How to get to the Magic Gardens - See all the necessary information together with a map on the Magic Gardens website.
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Zegrynski lake and Palace
Zegrzyńskie Lake is a retention reservoir. Established in 1963 as a result of damming up the lower Narew dam in Dębe. The area of the reservoir is 3030 ha, 41 km long (on the Narew River), up to 3.5 km wide, 94.3 m m³ capacity, and 12 m deep.
The connection with Warsaw is provided by a picturesque lake, 19 km Kanał Żerański. It is thus an important section of one of the main waterways connecting the Masurian Lakes and the basins of Narwia and Bug with the Vistula River.
A well-developed network of access roads links the towns directly above it with Warsaw. See how to get to Zegrynski Lake from Warsaw and much other information.
There are a few worth seeing around the lake and much more to do. Some of the things: AquaPark, Pools, Water Sports, Fitness / Wellness, Beaches, Playgrounds, Shooting, Bicycle, and Water Equipment rental.
Check Pałac Zegrzyński (19th-century palace) and Pałac Zegrzyński - Bungalows in case you would like to stay for a night. It offers luxury rooms and apartments with a private bathroom, an LCD TV, and free Wi-Fi. There are free parking places on site.
The rooms at Pałac Zegrzyński come with an elegant bathroom with a shower and hairdryer. They are also equipped with a minibar, safe and ironing facilities.
The Zegrzyński is located over the Zegrze Reservoir. It houses a restaurant serving international and regional dishes. There is also a cafe with a patio, available in the summer.
It is also a place to have a nice lunch or a romantic dinner. Kids can run around and play on the grass.
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Kampinos Park - National Park from Warsaw
National Park in east-central Poland, in Masovian Voivodeship, on the north-west outskirts of Warsaw. The purpose of establishing the Kampinos National Park, along with nature protection, was to preserve the mementos of history and culture in the Kampinos Forest.
Historical Events took place in the park's area:
- Tombs of insurrectionists from 1863 anti-Russian uprising.
- War cemeteries from the Polish-German war of 1939 and tombs of members of anti-German resistance (1944–45).
- At the Palmiry cemetery lay many inhabitants of Warsaw, secretly killed here by the Germans in the years 1939-1945.
- At Żelazowa Wola on the outskirts of the Park, there is a manor house where famous composer Frédéric Chopin was born. See also related Chopin tours from Warsaw
You can spot a moose, deer, and even wolf and fox! You can even rent a horse and ride on trails whose total length is around 360 kilometers.
Picture: Wojsyl - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
Highly recommended to get there by bike and take advantage of the 200 KM Kampinos Cycling Trail. You can rent a bike from Warsaw. You can find all the information about how to rent a city bike in Warsaw. Also all the available transportation options in Warsaw.
Visit the Ukiel Lake in Olsztyn
Ukiel lake is the biggest lake in Olsztyn. There are pensions, hotels, and beautiful municipal beaches around the lake. The surroundings are green and beautiful and usually, there are many attractions for kids.
Also during the summer and mostly during the weekends there will be amazing events to spend your day and relax. One of the most widely seen animals in the area shown in the picture above. Always wait for some kids to give some bread.
Beautiful but dangerous, be aware that they can bite. You can rent a bicycle boat and make it around in the lake but be aware of the fast jet skis :) I was in the Hotel Yacht Club Tiffi twice which is located next to the Przystan Hotel. It is the only 5* Hotel in the lake and it is just an amazing place.
I highly recommend this hotel for a weekend or even for a week.
The food is amazing and the view from the rooms is beautiful. See the picture below. There are not many rooms but recently they were expanding.
In case you are with kids, it might be better to book in Przystań Hotel and SPA that is exactly next to the Yacht Club Tiffi Hotel. The reason is that Przystan has a nice safe beach with access to the lake. The kids can play there while you are enjoying the sun and cocktails.
But please note that even if you don't stay at the hotel you can still go and sit there so this is not a must. Most of the activities and events are located on the other side of the lake. It is around 15 minutes walk from the hotels and you can also rent a bike.
Bike rentals are just behind the hotel and are something that worth doing. Discover the beautiful green surroundings and the beautiful beaches, relax and swim in the lake.
Another amazing place for families with kids, very close to the city of Olsztyn but around 3 hours from the center of Warsaw is the Ośrodek Wypoczynkowy Camping Tumiany. It has a restaurant, bar, a garden, and a private beach area, a children's playground, and free private parking.
How to get to UKIEL lake?
You can check the trains from Warsaw Zachodni or Warszawa Centralna Stations to Olsztyn. Get out in Olsztyn Zachodni station and take a taxi to the hotel. It shouldn't cost more than 10-12 PLN.
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Farma Iluzji - Illusion Farm
This park of education and entertainment and the illusion farm is located in Mościska 9 near Wola Życka, 08-455 Trojanów. Around 85 km from Warsaw and 80 km from Lublin.
Illusion Farm is a unique composition of attractions for children and adults with a note of education given in a very friendly form. It is also a place for active play, rest, and even free picnicking. They even provide barbecues and bonfires.
What distinguishes them is the unique, relaxed atmosphere that makes the majority of guests spend the whole day there. When children go out they almost always ask their parents "when we will go back there".
The price for a regular ticket for 1 Day is 45 PLN. Children up to 100cm and disabled people pay only 1 PLN. Also, other options for families exist. All you need to know about the park is of course on the Farma Iluzji Website.
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Kąpielisko in Kąck
When it is very hot in Warsaw and you are looking for a place to cool down a bit, then it's time to visit Kąpielisko in Kąck. It is a unique place that is created for kids and adults. There are lakes and sand, bars, toilets, and free parking.
The place is located around 45 minutes drive from Warsaw and the road is most of the time very well. Just be aware of the Police.
The prices are also very good and you can also go fishing. The prices are 15 PLN for a day visit and 25 PLN for fishing. There is a bar where the meal price to be only 20 PLN and the beer is 7 PLN. See more info on their website: Kapielisko Website.
Finally, the water is clean and there is a safe small lake for kids.
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Park Kultury w Powsinie
The Culture Park is located on the upper terrace of the Skarpa Warszawska, in the southern part of Warsaw. Just an all-inclusive place to spend a beautiful day with kids in the city of Warsaw.
There are so many things you can do in this park, so you can spend the whole day there. See below: In the park, you can mainly see birds, such as tits, creepers, nuthatch, woodpeckers, jays, and owls. You can find also interesting trees like the English Oak.
Except for the many facilities in the park, there are a lot of events organized. Especially during the summer weekends must be always something very interesting to attend. For more information, visit the Park Powsin Website.
How to get to Powsin Park?
You can check Google Maps. Take advantage of the offer of an all-year holiday center in the Culture Park in Powsin. There are 75 beds available in two, three, and four-person houses.
Each bungalow is equipped with a bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. More Info Here.
Kayaking on Rawka or on Liwiec from Warsaw
Rawka River Kayaking
We recommend kayaking down the Rawka river due to its beautiful surroundings. Rawka flows through the Bolimowski Landscape Park. However, this is a difficult route because of the many obstacles on the river (like fallen trees, locks and etc.).
This route requiring the kayaker's readiness to carry their equipment. The trip can start from Rawa Mazowiecka, and we recommended the particularly lovely section to Bolimów.
Because Rawka flows into Bzura, you can finish at Moto Przystań or at the river's confluence with the Vistula. More Information about the Rawka Kayaking from Warsaw.
Liwiec River Kayaking
Concentrated mostly on the environment that will allow everyone to get closer contact with the nature of the Liwiec Valley. The river meanders among fields and meadows. The pinewood forest can be seen near the bank of the river.
Banks of the river are very safe, they contain sandy beaches. Sometimes they are curved in a way that the system of sands can be seen. Vantage points are placed nearby.
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Świder river near Otwock
Świder is a river in Masovia, Poland. It is a tributary to the Vistula. You go a little outside the city and you can enjoy nature at its best :)
There is a company organizing kayaking trips called River-Fun at ul. Wypoczynkowa 9 in Otwock - Wólka Mlądzkiej. You can follow one of the best 5 routes between Kołbielą and Mlądz on distances from 5 to 21.5 km. Each route with a different degree of difficulty.
After the canoeing rally, you can rest at their marina and make a bonfire or grill. If you want to take advantage of the attractions, make an appointment by phone or email in advance telephone: 660 792 276 -- E-mail:
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Ciszyca beach at Vistula river - Warsaw
Around a half-hour drive from the center of Warsaw. You can find Ciszyca beach. A beach that matches the most beautiful beaches on the Baltic coast and where there are few people.
The perfect place for a short weekend trip. Take your family away from the city in nature. An awesome, safe, quiet, and beautiful place! Ciszyca is the place where tanning enthusiasts want to be.
Thanks to the wide width of the beach, you can easily find an isolated place. Relax and read in peace or sunbathe. You might want to check for transport options from Warsaw to Ciszyca and enjoy the sun and the golden sun.
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