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Family holidays with children in Ukraine - attractions and entertainment

Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lviv Taking children with you on a trip would be a good idea, because Ukraine can offer young travelers and their parents a lot of entertainment and equally educational programs. In Kiev, in the “Skymall” shopping center, is located “Igroland”, which will entertain both children and teenagers for a whole day. For kids, there is a zone with slides, scooters and a pool with balls. You can leave your child here and sit in a cafe located right there, from where you will see your child perfectly. Older children will enjoy the carousel with horses, camels and other animals, trampolines, bowling, the maze, video games and much more. Visitors of Odessa can find something similar to “Igroland” in the shopping and entertainment complex “City-Center”. Here you will find constructors, a rock for climbing, a sandbox, a rope town and other safe entertainments.
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In Mykolaiv, there is a wonderful amusement park “Skazka” (“the fairytale”). A real fairy tale awaits the little guests on every square centimeter: here you can swim, ride, climb, swing, and delve in the sand. In the evening, the darkening park is enlivened with truly fabulous lighting. You can simply take a walk here, eating cotton candy and admiring the wonders that are in this park at every step. There are paid as well as free amusement rides in “Skazka”. The cleanliness of the territory is closely monitored, likewise the safety of visitors. The theme park “Kievan Rus” in Kopachev is a place for entertainment and education, where there are exact copies of ancient Russian buildings. Festivals with equestrian theater, battles, dances and other performances, are also held here. You can ride horses, participate in archery, fly by zipline, go in the historical museum, take a break and have a snack in the café, all in the park. The park is open on weekends and public holidays.
Those who like playing in water can go with the whole family to the Kiev aqua park “Dream Island”, located in the shopping center “Dream Town”. The aqua park is decorated in the theme of “Jurassic period”, which means that it would be especially joyful for both young and adult lovers of dinosaurs. Open daily from 11am to 10pm, the aqua park offers many slides, five pools, among which is a pool with artificial waves, as well as a Jacuzzi, lots of attractions, a lagoon, rest areas, and of course, dinosaurs here and there. Akvapark “Terminal” in Brovary is not large, but it has everything necessary so as to have a good time: artificial waves, excellent slides, pleasant water and a bar. There is a huge aqua park in Kirillovka called “Treasure Island”, with a large number of attractions, a pirate ship, a cafe, a restaurant and a pizzeria, a first-aid post and a souvenir shop. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Kiev has a museum which should not be missed by guests of the capital who came to have a pleasant getaway with children. This is an interactive “Experimentarium”, full of illusions and puzzles, mechanisms and mirrors, magnets and lasers, musical instruments and much more. Here children learn amazing facts about the human body and the laws of physics. They will also get acquainted with chemical reactions and the work of machines, be able to express themselves, and communicate with other children – science, communication, creativity and entertainment go side by side, and this is the best way to learn. Another wonderful museum in Kiev is the Museum of Water, in which group excursions are held for children in different languages. In some parts, the museum is interactive; there is an aquarium with big fish, exhibits that demonstrate the water purification system. The mission of the museum is to teach children to appreciate water and not waste it.
A visit to such an informative place as the Museum of Nature in Kharkiv cannot be missed. Here guided tours are conducted for groups, during which visitors will see many exhibits, including stuffed animals and skeletons of extinct animals – what a wonder it would be to see a mammoth’s skeleton. There is the National Museum of Natural History in Kiev. Five of its floors are filled with animals, birds, insects, and inhabitants of the deep sea. There is also a paleontological hall.
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Communication with animals is always beneficial to both children and adults. Therefore, an excellent key would be to visit the “Feldman EcoPark” in Lesnoy. This is a wonderful place where it is good to walk in winter, and in summer, the park is transformed among the lush greenery. There are bike trails laid in the park, a variety of activities are organized on its territory, and guided tours are held too. The main thing here however, is that under the care of professionals who love nature, live turtles, snakes, eagle owls, parrots, lamas, deer, jaguars, bears, chimpanzees, hamadryas baboons and other animals. Active and fearless teens would probably like to try themselves in a rather young kind of sport – wakeboarding. You can learn to perform tricks on the water with the help of a wakeboard. Jumping like a dolphin is much more fun and cool than any other water sport. It is easy to find places in Kiev, where wakeboarding is taught, and the Park of Peoples Friendship is one of such places.
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Mishor AI Petri

From the series “The Longest Ski-Lifts and Cable Trams in the World”
Mishor AI Petri certainly stands out among the most prominent attractions of Crimea; it was opened in 1988. It originates in the foothills of the picturesque village of Mishor and takes passengers to the top of Ai-Petri. The cable car is 2,980 meters long. The intermediate station is situated at an altitude of 391 meters, and the terminal station is found at an altitude of 1,153 meters.

Construction of the cable car began in 1967; the original project needed substantial amendments. The country through which Mishor Ai Petri passes is incredibly picturesque and complex at the same time; it was very difficult to organize a cableway along high cliffs. The cable car runs two cabins, each of which can accommodate 35 people.

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The Temple Of Donators

From the series “The Most Remote Monasteries and Temples in the World”
The Temple of Donators is one of the most important sights of the Crimea. It’s located in an incredibly beautiful place, in one of the caves of Eski-Kerman mountains. It’s incredibly difficult to find this amazing cave storing priceless religious artifacts. Travelers are advised to go sightseeing with an experienced guide, otherwise there would be a great risk of getting lost in the maze of insurmountable mountains and dense forests. Main features of the ancient cave temple are primeval murals; according to scientists, they were painted in the 12th century.

According to one version, the temple was founded by a wealthy ducal family, whose name remains unknown. Currently, there is the only pathway that originates in the valley and gradually rises to the entrance of the temple. Despite … Read all
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Top cities of Ukraine for children

Kiev
A no less attractive place is the Oceanarium “Sea Fairy Tale” - a large and beautifully equipped aquarium with a rich collection of inhabitants of the underwater world. Visitors of the center will have the opportunity to observe rare tropical fish and dangerous marine predators that swim in large aquariums, and they will also be able to walk along a transparent tunnel and observe the sharks that float above their heads. The oceanarium is distinguished by a spectacular design, and all its … Read more
Lviv
The water park “Beach” remains a favorite location for fans of water sports. It is an indoor water park, so you can visit it at any time of the year. This water park is largely centered on visitors with children. It has a unique pool for kids and colorful slides of varying complexity. There are also stunning relaxation areas with sun loungers in the water park and a relaxation area with Jacuzzi and sauna that is sure to delight adults. For those who would love the whole family to go to … Read more
Odessa
Makki-Pakki Petting Zoo is no less popular among nature enthusiasts. Visitors are allowed to hold, pet and feed all its inhabitants. Cute rabbits and guinea pigs, domestic hens, ducks, and parrots - these are just some of the inhabitants of this charming zoo. During interesting tours, visitors can learn a lot about the animals. A very interesting entertainment center is Animal-Records Ocean-Tropicarium. Located on the pier in the Port of Odessa, this aquarium operates aboard an old ship. … Read more
Donetsk
Nature lovers should definitely look into the Donetsk Botanical Garden. It is covered, so is available for visiting at any time of the year. Here in the spacious pavilions, one can see exotic palm trees and a rich collection of cacti, incredibly beautiful flowers and the main inhabitants of the garden - beautiful butterflies. In the warm season, a beautiful landscape park is equipped on the adjacent territory of the garden, a walk along which adults and children will also enjoy. A very … Read more

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