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Tervete Nature Park
The Tervete Nature Park with its wooden sculptures, winding pathways, bridges and plankways spanning the valley of the Tervete River will take visitors to the fairytale world populated by the characters of the works by the renowned Latvian writer Anna Brigadere. The park is operated by the state-owned forest manager - the Latvijas Valsts Mezi company.
Tervete Nature Park is family-friendly – the best choice for families with children and adults, who still can gaze at the world through the eyes of a child and be fascinated by the playful combination of nature and fairytales. This place will also hold interest for those, who admire the once mighty ancient Semigallians. Through the memories, they wave at the modern generations from atop three ancient castle mounds.
Visit the fairytale world
For the little ones
The little visitors will love Fairytale Forest, the Playground and the Dwarf Forest. In the Fairytale Forest, they will find not only wooden sculptures but also costumed characters from the fairytales created by Brigadere.
Take the Mother Forest’s Trail for a tour around the Fairytale Forest and inspect the colorful posters and sculptures that speak of natural phenomena.
When your legs won’t carry you anymore, hop on the Choo-Choo trackless train!
For nature lovers
Nature lovers will be awed by the majestic trees in the pine forest nearly 300 years old. To fully grasp the grandeur of the ancient forest, climb the observation tower that proudly rises above the treetops and is one of the most impressive structures of its kind in Latvia.
For history lovers
If you visited Tervete in the second Saturday of August, you will find yourself in the middle of the arts and crafts fair and the Festival of Semigallians during which a replica of an ancient settlement is created and the lifestyle, customs and martial arts of the 9th-13th centuries re-enacted.
For the fit and the inquisitive
- You are welcome top visit picturesque Gulbju Udenskratuve (Swan Lake). Boats are available for rent, both for joyrides and for fishing.
- Ride a bicycle, go Nordic Walking or indulge in a leisurely stroll.
- Mammadaba Deka (The Mother Nature’s Adventure) orienteering site is a chance for everyone to combine active leisure with exploration of the forest.
- Zala Klase (The Green Classroom) is an excellent opportunity to learn about the forest’s friends and pests, diversity of animals and the trade of looking after one of Latvia’s greatest treasures – the forest.
- Put your body to the test at the aerial adventure park called Laimigas Zemes Gaisa Takas (Skyways of the Lucky Land).
Every year the park hosts over 30 events. Some of the most popular annual events are the Easter Celebration, the Fairytale Forest’s Night Festival or Walpurgis Night, the Children’s Opera Festival and the tourism season opening and closing events.
From November to May and by previous appointment only, dwarves will give environmental creative workshops for children and, together with the Witch of the Pine Forest, conduct a variety of entertainment programs for families and groups of adults, including wedding parties.