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High ideas for touring to the Plitvice Lakes with kids

High ideas for touring to the Plitvice Lakes with kids

Top tips for traveling to the Plitvice Lakes with children

The lakes, waterfalls and forests of the Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park make it an attention-grabbing vacation spot to probe for anybody – not just for skilled hikers, but in addition for households with kids. This text accommodates ideas and solutions to make your time on the Park extra nice, comfy and satisfying. We consider they’ll allow you to in your adventures when making new reminiscences at our Nationwide Park.

WiFi will not be obtainable in all places

The twenty-first century is a time of fast technological progress, new types of communication, and sooner info processing and gathering. Our kids can’t think about life with out smartphones and tablets, and never having the ability to hook up with the Web makes them tense and annoyed. The Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park has a number of locations the place WiFi is obtainable, and these are the service services throughout the Park and the Entrances.

As you stroll the paths of this mesmerizing park, we’re certain that the Web would be the final thing in your and your kids’s minds. The hours-long stroll alongside the emerald lakes will appear to cross within the blink of a watch with all the attractive sights, and your kids will join with nature. Not like their time spent on-line, your kids will keep in mind that day perpetually and use their smartphones solely to take photograph reminiscences.

Elevating environmental consciousness in kids

Is there something extra lovely than a stroll in dazzling nature together with your kids? Head to Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park to really feel the true fantastic thing about water and take heed to the forest’s heartbeat. As soon as your kids get into the behavior of having fun with their time in nature, they may in all probability preserve coming again to it for the remainder of their lives. What’s extra, planning a visit additionally brings the entire household nearer collectively. When strolling in nature, kids encounter every kind of crops and animals, and by coming in shut contact with them, they study to like them. This love is instrumental in elevating consciousness of the significance of taking care and the necessity to protect the surroundings.

The Park offers a wonderful alternative to coach your kids about nature conservation. Rubbish cans are positioned solely on the Entrances and vacationer services of the Nationwide Park. This manner, we make certain the surroundings is as pure as doable for the animals that cross by the lakes at evening. Train your kids to carry onto their trash till they see a rubbish can to allow them to assist us preserve this lovely house of many animal species.

Begin your day early

Any customer will certainly be delighted by the pure fantastic thing about the Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park – emerald and turquoise lakes, the murmur of water, the roar of waterfalls, in addition to the sights and sounds of the forest surroundings will certainly make the go to value your time. Reserving lodging is an important a part of trip planning and may have a big impression in your expertise. In case you are on the lookout for accommodations, our accommodations Plitvice and Jezero are splendid locations for you and your kids. The accommodations provide adjoining rooms and suites, seasonal package deal offers which embrace tickets to the Park, and lots of different companies.

Moreover, their nice ambiance, useful workers, and a spotlight to element will make you’re feeling comfy and relaxed, as if you happen to had been in your individual house. Ensconced in a inexperienced oasis, just some hundred meters from Lake Kozjak and Entrance 2, they’re the right alternative to begin your day earlier. If you need to take a break from strolling, take a lunch break, or simply chill out, you possibly can return to the lodge and resume the tour after your break if you happen to stick with us.

Strollers will not be really useful within the Park

Many mother and father often take a stroller when strolling with their kids as a result of it appears simpler to stroll across the park and different attention-grabbing areas that means. Strollers could also be splendid as a result of they supply security and are sensible in case your kids can’t stroll for lengthy intervals of time or in the event that they haven’t began strolling but. Nonetheless, if you happen to take a stroller to the Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park, be ready for uneven terrain, sand, wood paths, and lots of stairs.

You’ll in all probability not have the ability to absolutely take pleasure in the fantastic thing about nature, and your consideration shall be targeted totally on the ground, i.e. watching the place you’re strolling. This could make you nervous, and neither you nor your kids will have the ability to absolutely chill out. With the intention to make your stroll safer and extra relaxed, we advise you to go for a “kangaroo” child service. That means you possibly can keep watch over your baby whereas additionally having fun with the attractive nature on the similar time.

Picnic on Kozjačka Draga

A spacious meadow with a stupendous view of Lake Kozjak, surrounded by a forest on the opposite facet, is the best place to chill out and eat one thing within the Park restaurant or just have your individual picnic. You possibly can spend your break on the terrace of the bistro or on the meadow with wood tables and benches. You may make your little ones’ day even higher by shopping for them muffins, ice cream, or one thing from the wealthy memento store provide.

When you benefit from the beauties of nature, the chirping of birds and the sound of waterfalls coming from the Higher Lakes with your loved ones, you too can see electrical boats docking and crusing to the opposite facet of Lake Kozjak.  We’re certain will probably be simpler for you and your kids to proceed your tour of Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park after taking such a break.


Time is a scarce useful resource on holidays, particularly with kids, as they require additional consideration. We frequently lose treasured time attributable to looking for info on the spot. A good suggestion can be to contain your kids when planning a visit, in order that they’ll get probably the most out of the planning and develop into within the journey. That means your journey turns into extra satisfying for the entire household. To complement your kids’s expertise, you should buy a small map of the park for youngsters within the memento outlets. 

Web sites are stuffed with details about the Park and packages. You’ll find out how lengthy every program lasts and the way a lot strolling it requires. We suggest you consider how a lot your baby can stroll, because the shortest program is 3.5 km lengthy. You may as well purchase a ticket on-line to make your go to as carefree as doable. Climate situations are an necessary issue you must lookup, as it’s obligatory to decorate appropriately and put on applicable footwear to be able to benefit from the Park to its fullest capability. Checking the climate forecast might show to be important in your plans to go to the Park.


The Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park has provided snowboarding and sledding in winter because the 80s. Since then, its provide has been increasing, and now you possibly can lease snowboarding, snowboarding, and sledding tools for youngsters and others who may need it. The Mukinje Ski Resort is positioned within the village of Mukinje, close to Entrance 2 to the Park. You’ll discover the Vučnica bistro close to the ski resort the place you possibly can replenish your vitality after some enjoyable on the slopes.

These actions are utterly dependent upon climate situations – i.e. the quantity of snow. The ski resort is positioned within the Park space, there aren’t any snow cannons and the snow is all pure, which is why the snowboarding and sledding season could be fairly quick. The gentle ski slopes (common slope: 15%) are appropriate for newcomers, leisure skiers, and kids. Sledding is a type of recreation and enjoyable that ought to positively not be neglected. Make a journey down reminiscence lane to your individual childhood by having fun with this winter exercise! Loosen up, drink a cup of sizzling tea and take pleasure in a very idyllic winter expertise!

Discuss security!

Every nationwide park is exclusive and attention-grabbing, however what all of them have in widespread is the truth that you’re surrounded by nature and will thus train some warning, particularly if you happen to’re bringing your kids. This isn’t to say that you ought to be scared, simply pay attention to the truth that the character within the park is generally intact. When visiting, you must keep watch over your kids, maintain their hand, or carry them when obligatory. Older kids must also be taught to learn the indicators and to be aware of them across the Park.

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It must also be identified that you shouldn’t go off the marked trails. You have to be cautious on the paths, in addition to different locations close to lakes and waterfalls, as a result of most of them should not have fences. We really useful you retain to the suitable whereas strolling by way of the Park and instruct your kids to do the identical. The Park accommodates various kinds of terrain, from chestnut wooden paths, sand paths and stone paths to grime paths, which must be taken under consideration when strolling by way of the Park. The paths are lined with academic boards in regards to the lakes and in regards to the necessary individuals who had an impact the event of the Park. Tour packages comprise approximate instances and shouldn’t be strictly adhered to. The instances additionally rely upon how briskly your loved ones, in addition to the opposite guests within the Park, stroll. An important factor is to take pleasure in nature, chill out whereas listening to the sound of waterfalls, and take within the unimaginable colours of the lakes. The Park itself is splendid, however the time your loved ones spends collectively is what counts probably the most – the best way your baby excitedly seems to be on the waterfalls, or the enjoyment they really feel once they discover an approaching duck. Persistence is a advantage, and doubtless an important one when touring with kids.


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Image books for youngsters

In 2020, the Park workers made image books for youngsters, in addition to a kids’s map of the Nationwide Park for the World Atmosphere Day, and so they have been bought within the park memento outlets ever since. These supplies are each enjoyable and academic, so not solely do our youngsters study water, forests and animals, however they’ll additionally take a look at attention-grabbing illustrations and attempt to discover their means across the Park and its ecosystem. Older kids can study in regards to the Park’s virgin forest Čorkova uvala within the “Forest Story” image e book, in regards to the mill within the village of Korana within the “Energy of Water” image e book, or in regards to the ant George within the “George, the Nice Ant” image e book.

The youngest kids will discover the Park by way of image books about bears (Attending to Know Bears), otters (Attending to Know Otters), butterflies and moths (Attending to know Butterflies), and dragonflies (Attending to Know Dragonflies). With attention-grabbing illustrations and quick academic texts, kids could have a stupendous memento that reminds them of the Park and their journey into nature. These image books, along with being a memento, can even stimulate their need for a brand new journey and a few new adventures.

Don’t neglect the fundamentals

In fact, along with the entire above, let’s not neglect the fundamentals, as a result of that is nature we’re speaking about in spite of everything. Convey loads of water, sunscreen, and quite a lot of snacks to take pleasure in on park benches or at one of many relaxation spots. Costume in layers and convey some additional garments with you, or take a hat if it’s sunny.  In case of rain, we suggest utilizing a raincoat fairly than an umbrella. In the event you should not have one, you should buy one in our memento outlets.

Tomislav Kovačević is Normal Supervisor at Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park. Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park is the oldest and largest nationwide park in Croatia.

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