Top 10 Tips For A Perfect Family Holiday in Krakow
A city of contrasts, Krakow is an excellent place to enjoy a well-rounded family holiday. As with any trip with the family it pays to get organised in advance. To make sure there's no waiting around, remember to get your airport transfers through Holiday Extras booked well before you fly
Here are 10 tips for making the most of Krakow with kids.
Go in summer
Krakow is beautiful all year round, but temperatures plummet to the deep minus figures in winter. Book between April and October to avoid freezing toes.
Krakow is buggy friendly and easy to walk around, so it pays to stay in the centre. It means you won't have to walk to far and can hop on a bus easily when it's time to get back to your hotel.
Tempt them with a chocolate shop
Stay near the main square and you'll be close to all the chocolate shops. They're an easy way to please tired children.
Make the most of Wawel Castle's grounds
This spectacular royal castle can be tiring for children. But it's a real treat for them to run around the gardens like princes and princesses.
Let the legend speak for itself
The legend of the Wawel Dragon will definitely capture their imagination. Take them to his home – the Dragon's Den caves beneath the castle. You'll need to visit between April and October for this.
Head underground for a history lesson
Four meters beneath the Main Square you'll find excavated medieval market stalls. It's a great escape from the midday sun, but you'll need to book in advance as it has a max capacity of 300 people.
Take a boat trip
When little legs get tired, put your feet up as you see the sights of Krakow from the river. Just be sure to sit in the shaded part to avoid getting too hot.
Or choose horse and cart
There are plenty of places near the main square where you can hop in a carriage and be guided around the city by horse and cart.
Stay cool in the salt mines
If it's hot, the salt mines offer some refuge and kids will enjoy looking at the sculptures. Remember to pack sweaters as it will be much colder underground.
Hit up the waterpark
Park Wodny has a haven of pools, slides and obstacles to keep kids entertained for hours. And there are Jacuzzis for you, too.
However you explore Krakow with the family, remember to book your Krakow airport transfers to take you straight to your hotel.