If I conducted a short survey and asked what do you associate winter holidays with, most of you would probably give answers such as: skiing, snowboarding, sledding, mountains, snow, hot tea and a snowball fight. Some would probably add some rest, family time and adventure. Of course, that wouldn't exhaust all the possibilities. So let's look for something special for us, and certainly open up to something new to broaden our horizons.
And it is the winter holidays by the sea, in a large city, that may turn out to be going beyond the scheme and quite an interesting alternative for those who are not great fans of winter sports. I invite you on a winter trip to Gdańsk.
Photo: Family winter holidays at the seaside
To all those who are ready to actively use their days off, I recommend that they obtain the Tourist Card. There are several types of packages that can be used. It is also worth noting that some hotel offers also include the card in the price, so you can kill the proverbial two birds with one stone.
And what is the said card? It is a perfect solution for all those who value history and want to learn more about old Gdańsk, are looking for attractions for young and old, do not want to buy public transport tickets every time, and at the same time have all tickets in one place.
Depending on the package, the Tourist Card offer includes tickets to, among others:
If I had to choose one of the above activities that I would recommend to families with children, it would definitely be a visit to Hevelianum.
Photo: Winter visit to Hevelianum
Hevelianum is located in the very center of Gdańsk, near the train and bus stations. It is a modern, well-thought-out space where science meets history and culture, and visitors can develop their interests, make discoveries, expand their knowledge and... have fun. They can also learn more about the legendary ruler Hagel and walk around the historic buildings of Góra Gradowa, at the foot of which the center is located.
A visit to the Hevelianum, with its innovative educational offer, is therefore a great idea for the youngest and those slightly older to actively spend even a few hours in the inspiring world of empirically known science.
Attractions, which are popular with both children and adults, are located in the buildings of the former fort, which makes their reception even more attractive. There are many possibilities - from independent exploring the world, through educational games, ending with experiments conducted by educators.
Among the permanent points, it is definitely worth noting:
Everyone can choose from the rich program of winter workshops. There are activities suitable for 3-year-olds, 8-year-olds and even for teenagers. The offer is so attractive that regardless of whether the child has the soul of an artist, constructor, ecologist or robotics, he will find something for himself. I recommend taking a look at:
Photo: Winter construction workshop in Hevelianum
Recently, Hevelianum expanded its offer and opened a second branch. In the revitalized 19th-century Kurhaus (Dom Zdrojowy) located in the seaside Brzeźno, a branch focusing on ecology issues was established. Its offer includes very inspiring family workshops:
Photo: Family winter trip - making a snowman in Gdańsk
When our minds are red hot during educational workshops, it is good for our bodies to also have the opportunity to do so. And what winter sport can we do in the city center? Of course - ice skating! Fortunately, there are professional ice rinks available in Gdańsk, so there is something optimal for everyone.
Photo: Family ice skating in Gdańsk
I hope that in today's post you found inspiration to spend time with your family during the winter holidays in Gdańsk. I wish that, despite the cold, a smile will appear on your faces, and that together they will leave you with warm memories forever.
Photo: Family tobogganing in Gdańsk
P.S. And if it snows, as I hope, be sure to remember where in the Tri-City it is best to go tobogganing.
* W celu zapoznania się ze szczegółowym harmonogramem wydarzeń, zachęcam do odwiedzenia strony Hevelianum.
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