There are so many ways to enjoy and get to know Latvia! Overcoming the limits of one's abilities, getting to know nature in an interactive way, speed and height - these are just some of the options offered by the adventure parks in Latvia. Which one to choose for an exciting weekend filled with adrenaline rush and which one for a day with family and children? We have prepared a description of the most exciting and interesting entertainment and recreation places in Latvia.
Be like Tarzan
Adventure Park Tarzans in Sigulda is the largest open-air adventure park in the Baltics, and it has more than 100 obstacles of various degrees of complexity, the highest of which are 20 metres above the ground. Perhaps the park's most unique attraction is a ride on a BMX bike on a rope in trees. Tarzans is definitely a place where you can find excitement and a real taste of adventure. Besides, everyone will find an activity for themselves - the whole family can safely visit the adventure park.
Enjoy the nature under your feet
Every day we experience the world with our hands, finger touches, visual pleasure, and taste. But how often do we allow our feet to experience different textures, shapes, and materials? Valguma Pasaule offers you to walk the Barefoot Trail - it's an adventure for your feet. Valguma Pasaule is a place for the whole family to get closer to nature, to listen to it and enjoy it through the senses, which we do not pay so much attention to in everyday life. It is definitely worth walking through the meditation labyrinths as well!
Try your hand at the treetops in Latvia
There are several exciting adventure parks in Latvia, even in the capital - go to Mežakaķis in Mežaparks, on the shore of Ķīšezers! It is a place to enjoy 'walking' in the trees. It is a physical activity that is intended for those who like an active lifestyle and being in nature. In the adventure park obstacles consisting of stretched ropes, nets, bridges of various structures, swings, logs, ropes and ladders, as well as rope descents are fixed on growing trees at different heights. This will be a great choice for a day full of adventure for the whole family. Right there in Mežaparks is the Riga ZOO, as well as roller skates, bicycles and velomobiles can be rented in Mežaparks.
Relax in the Essen Gardens
Essen Gardens offers a wide area for active recreation, while preserving the picturesque views and untouched nature of the place. This is a great place for the whole family, both for lazy relaxation and celebration, as well as for testing your skills on the air trails or the inflatable obstacle course on the water. The little ones will have the opportunity to test their strength on the Ķiparu Trail or in the inflatable attraction Zauriņš. You can also play beach volleyball or any other outdoor game. There are several fenced areas available in the area with the option to rent a bell tent for your celebration.
Find out more about the nature of Latvia
In the Park of Senses by the Gauja River Steep Banks in Valmiera you can feel and sense all five senses, going along the two-kilometre long Bare-feet Trail, which is made of different surfaces and activity elements, or along the Trail in the trees and experiencing four rope descents over the Gauja. You can also get to know one of the jogging or canoeing tracks or spend a lazy day at Daliņa Beach. This is a great place for recreation and adventure for the whole family.
Indulge in the joys and adventures of the water
Indulge in water fun in the largest indoor water amusement park in Northern Europe! It is possible to slide down rapid tubes, spin in a unique whirlwind attraction, hold your breath in a diving pool, to indulge in river flow, relax in one of the saunas and indulge in many other adventures. Līvu Akvaparks is divided into three parts: active recreation, family recreation and spa - so there will be activities for both adults and children. When going to Līvu Akvaparks, you should take into account the fact that some of the outdoor attractions are only available during the summer.
Feel the real speed!
Sports Complex 333 is the right place for fans of speed and adventures. In the complex it is possible to attend a safe driving school, ride one of the race tracks, ride a kart or go on an adventure with a cross-country vehicle or motorcycle in the nearby forest. Besides, in the summer Sports Complex 333 also has a wakeboard park with the longest slide structure in Latvia. After that you can relax and have a meal in the cafe of the complex. A weekend with speed-loving friends or family members will be an unforgettable experience.
Test your strength on the Giant’s Trail
Seasonal adventure: from spring to autumn in the Ogre Blue Mountains everyone can feel like a real giant by walking one of the three trails in the treetops. Obstacle courses and attractions are suitable for different levels of difficulty. After your exploits on the Giant’s Trail, it is possible to enjoy a meal in the cafe next door. It should be noted that children may only go to the obstacle course accompanied by their parents, and the park may be closed due to bad weather (rain, storm, thunderstorm).
Relax in the treetops!
There are several challenging trails in the treetops available in Latvia, which allow everyone to check the limits of their physical abilities. Net Park in Līgatne is designed for both adults and children who love nature and want to be in the foliage of trees without physical effort. The nets are as high as eight metres above the ground. In the territory of the park you can both have a meal and spend a night.
Mežakaķis in Sigulda
In winter there is ski track, and in the summer the "Mežakaķis" adventure park. There are a total of 6 tracks of varying difficulty with 82 obstacles. Find out if you can pass them all.