Although we pay more attention to the events and places suitable for adults, we from the Plovdiv guide don’t forget about the youngest. Because kids deserve special attention and our city is full of places where they can play, have fun… and why not create and learn something new. Here are some of the most interesting among them:
A favorite place for many of the people of Plovdiv and guests of the city, attracting everyone with its spacious alleys, ideal for cycling for the youngest, sports and funny games of tag. There are also spacious playgrounds for the children equipped with a variety of facilities where they can play free. And the fountains…!? Well, in the summertime they most often become the perfect means of cooling and water battles.
Another oasis in the city where the opportunities to have fun are endless. Here you can rent a bike and take it for a few spins or let the youngest put the rollers and have some fun together. There is also one of the newest playgrounds in the city near the Youth center, as well as football fields, petanque and tennis available for younger and older sports enthusiasts.
Children's Railroad "Flag of Peace":
One of the places most beloved by children is located on the Youth Hill and was founded in 1979 and today it functions again after being renovated. On the 1090 meter long route there are various facilities –a bridge, a tunnel, railway stations and an estacade, making it a favorite attraction. It makes around 6 rounds daily for about 25 minutes.
The Regional Natural History Museum in Plovdiv is the biggest museum under the hills with numerous expositions in different directions - minerals, invertebrates, birds, terrariums and others. The digital planetarium where, in the form of projection, a walk is simulated to a variety of objects and phenomena, is also located here. There are different presentations according to age and on the ground floor you can also visit the largest freshwater aquarium in the country. The newest attraction there is the dome with live butterflies.
The puppet theater:
There is a stage here even for the youngest where they can enjoy the fairy tales told by their favorite characters. The children’s puppet theater stages between 3 and 5 new productions per season and has about 30 titles in its program.
The Street of Crafts in the Old Town, renovated on June 1 this year, is a wonderful place for the creative minds among children who want to learn more about the world around them in the form of play and painting.The various workshops are a kind of history of crafts so popular in the past, and an opportunity for the children to make their own bread or to watch how clay turns into exquisite ceramics by the hands of the masters.The place is also suitable for organizing a slightly different but certainly memorable holiday.
And you have to only discover the child in you, get in good mood and use the weekend for a nice family walk!