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10+ family friendly attractions
In Latvia, adventure awaits both kids and their parents. Meet fairy tale characters, whizz down a toboggan track at 40 km/h, feed a herd of deer and board the largest wooden amusement boat in the Baltics! Inspired?
Book your next trip to Latvia and be sure to include some of these family friendly attractions in your route!
Visitors to the magical fairy tale land in Tērvete will cross paths with the much-loved characters of Latvian playwright Anna Brigadere. Tom Thumb (Sprīdītis), Lutausis, the Forest King (Meža Ķēniņš) and his court, a dwarf family and many others welcome guests in beautiful, forested surroundings.
For the more adventurous, Tērvete Nature Park offers an obstacle course high up in the trees.
Riga Zoo is a firm family favourite.
Visitors come to get to know over 400 different species of birds and animals from all over the world.
The zoo’s location in a tranquil forest park on the shores of Lake Ķīšezers provides a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre yet it’s just a short tram ride away.
Līvu Aquapark is one of the largest water parks in Northern Europe. Kids and their parents can choose from a wide range of waterslides, pools, saunas, a spa zone and outdoor area overlooking the River Lielupe. One of the highlights of the park is the Tornado slide - the third largest of its kind in the world!
AB Park is a theme park, which derives its name from the "Avārijas Brigāde" (Emergency brigade) Latvian kids’ cartoon. One area of the park is entirely dedicated to the film.
Also in the park are a dinosaur trail, tube sliding track, an obstacle course, doll exhibition, go karts, an inflatable water pillow and much more, making it very easy to lose track of time as you explore them all.
Tarzāns – Sigulda Adventure Park is the largest open-air park of its kind in the Baltic States.
Visitors can tackle the obstacle course set among 100 trees, get an adrenaline rush on the toboggan track going at speeds of up to 40km/h, do archery, master the climbing wall and partake in a whole host of other outdoor activities on the stunning shores of the River Gauja.
Visit Bambi’s relatives! At More Safari Park, visitors can walk a 1,5 km long trail, admire the deer from up close and even feed the majestic creatures. Around 400 animals are housed here in nineteen enclosures.
A collection of carved sculptures and dugouts in a scenic setting in Gauja National Park. Wander along the trails and admire the craftsmanship! You can even enter the workshop to see where the magic happens.
Plenty of photo opportunities await at Munchausen’s World. Take a selfie with the lifelike wax sculptures or play dress ups and strike a pose! The museum provides insight into the fascinating life of Baron Munchausen, his wife Jacobine and the many tales about them.
There’s also a forest path and kids can get on board the largest wooden amusement boat in the Baltic States!
Liepaja Olympic Centre is the largest and the most modern swimming pool and SPA centre in the western part of Latvia, offering water massages, jacuzzis, three types of saunas, a water amusement area for children, two swimming pools and more.
A series of educational trails in west Latvia provide an inspiring environment to learn more about our natural habitat and wildlife. Each trail is themed – one focuses on bees, another on birds, one on plants and the fourth on the forest.
Visitors can rent bikes and, in winter, go cross-country skiing here.
Ventspils is known as the most family-friendly city in Latvia. Highlights include Ventspils Water Adventure Park for fun summer days, Ventspils Adventure Park with its obstacle course and the entertaining and educational Kurzeme Demo Centre where science comes to life.
Visitors can also just choose to while away the hours on the Blue Flag beach or soaking up the atmosphere in the picturesque old town.
Walk across pebbles, moss, sand and experience other, more surprising textures along the barefoot trail at Valgums World. A great massage for the feet! For more stress relief, wander the meditative outdoor labyrinths.
More than 300 different puppet characters are homed at this Preili gallery. Artist Vladlena crafts angels, wizards, princesses, witches, fairy tale characters and portraits of well-known people.
After visiting the puppets, guests can play dress-ups and try on some human-sized costumes.
The barefoot trail is a great way to rest your feet after a busy few days in the city or being active in the outdoors. For those keen on getting a further adrenaline rush, the obstacle course in the trees is very exciting and includes a zipline ride over the Gauja – Latvia’s longest river and one whose beauty has inspired many songs.
A forest park just minutes from the beach and other highlights of Jurmala resort town. Dzintari Forest Park offers a range of playgrounds, walking and rollerblading trails, a skate park, streetball courts and cafes. In winter, you can do cross-country skiing. One of the highlights all year round is the viewing tower, from which you can see ships in the Baltic Sea and the Riga city skyline.
Now that you have an overview of Latvia’s family friendly attractions, start planning your holiday! We recommend using the Route Planner.
Enjoy your time together in Latvia and create many memories for the family album!