Warsaw Things to Do Tips by bjakobss
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A nice railway museum both for adults and children.
Address: Muzeum Kolejnictwa, Ul. Towarowa 1
Directions: Not far from Warszawa Centralna
Phone: (22) - 620-04-80
It's a special big playroom for children, where they can climb, there are colorful plastic tubes for sliding down, big "pools" filled with colored plastic balls, tunnels, ramps, trampolines etc. Very nice for children maybe from 5-6 years. There is also a part of Kolorado that is for still younger children.
Their are also other Kolorado's in Warsaw and here you can read about them and their history. It is an article from Warszawa Voice.
Address: ul. Konarskiego 88
Directions: In Jelonki district
We went to Wodny Park (in Polish), ul Merlinskiego 4, tel. 854 01 30, firstname.lastname@example.org called Warsawianka. If you want to see a map how to come there, click here and then click on "Dojazd" to the left.
Very good guards (ratowniks), very observant and saw very quickly when there were someone that didn't obey the rules!!! Five stars to those good guards!!
A very good swimming hall as a whole, although I didn't agree with some rules:
Men are not allowed to wear Bermuda shorts in the swimming pool!!! Should be good to know without, not a nice surprise to discover when people already have come there....
and another strange rule: you are not allowed to take a break in your bathing/swimming and go to the restaurang in the same building, then you must pay again. As for us with a child with diet who must eat at very regurlarly times and every second hour it caused trouble, and although I told the staff this, they didn't accept us going out to the restaurang without paying again!!! So, those of you with a similar diet, please eat just before or bring your own food so you can take a break and eat yourself!!!
I found another one on the web, Aquapark Wesolandia (in English), Wspolna 4 (corner of Piastowska), tel (22) 773 91 91. Just look at the link above and there you will find a map, tel. number etc.
Swimming-pools in Warsaw (in English), some of them also have outdoor pools. Here is still another link of swimming-pools in Wwa. Someone on VT told me that it is not sure that the outdoor pools are open every day during the summer, that depends on the weather - that is not always so good in Poland during summers.
There is a playingground just beside Rynek Starego Miasto (the Old Town Market Place):
Just go to the corner of Rynek 28 / Ksiegarnia Literacka 22/24 and then follow the small street "Krzywe Kolo" just a few metres, then go to the right at "Kamienne Schodki". Just go down the stairs and there down the hill you can find a nice playingground, good luck!
Address: Near the Old Town
Here is an organ-grinder in the market-place.
You can go there from the Old Town and cross the Visla river via the bridge Most Slasko-Dabrowski, then 5-10 minutes to ul. Ratuszowa and the entrance.
There is another way to via most Gdanski, with another entrance.
Ticket price (2005): adults 12 zl, children 6 zl, up to 3 free (or students and retired people - who can show ID-cards).
Some years ago you could buy a card for one year, not expensive. You could also buy a little book with photos of different animals + a map.
Warszawa Zoo is a very nice place both for adults and especially for children. January 1, 2004, there were 4396 animals from 493 different sorts.
Among others there were: lions, panthers, antelopes, hyenas, pelicans, ostrichs, chimpanzees, giraffes, hippopotamus', crocodiles, jaguars, bisons, tapirs, wolfs, flamingos , kangaroos, tigers, swans, elephants, budgerigars, cockatoos, peacocks, pheasants, wildcats, tortoises, bears, camels, horses, lynx, yaks, polar bears etc.
There is a "Mini-zoo" for children that has a playground beside. Often there are other entertainments for children also on the Zoo.
The Zoo was opened in March 11, 1928 and in 2003 it was 75 years. It is visited by around 550,000 people every year.
You can have fast food and there is a toalet along the "main road" - somewhere in the middle) for 1 zloty - good to know if you have small children :-)
Be careful: don't buy a balloon to your child filled with gas before your visit, do it after, because it's forbidden to take it inside the zoo because of the animals, we did by mistake, but soon they told us it was forbidden.
Here an article in English from The Warsaw Voice about the zoo and
here is another one.
Open 9 am - 6 pm (2005).
Address: ul. Ratuszowa1/3
Directions: Lies on the Praga side if you cross the Visla river, you can take bus nr 100 (special tourist line), 101, 103, 125, 127, 135, 160, 162, 170, 192, 500, 509, 512, 723,
Or trams nr. 1, 2, 3, 6, 18, 13, 21, 25, 26, 32.
A sightseeing train
Here is a train that you can go with together with your children. Sometimes it goes halv an hour, but sometimes more seldom. It is a sightseeing train and starts near Plac Zamkowy in the Old Town.
But be careful about the clowns (just nearby where the train usually is parking) who usually /sometimes try to give your child a balon and your child of course gets very happy, then after a while they follow the parents to force them to give you money for it (although you have never asked for it). I don't like that way of selling things.
Address: Plac Zamkowy
We like very much to stroll around here..... buy an icecream, sit down at a café or a restaurant... just relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere. I got so touched when I heard of its history: that it has been rebuilt after the war by a lot of Polish people.
Address: Stare Miasto
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