Our clinic offers free accommodation (Rooms Connect within the clinic or external accommodations nearby) for all patients who do not live in Croatia. Our patients often bring someone along, so that they are not alone in Zagreb during their dental treatment. Oftentimes they also bring their children, so we have decided to put together a small guide to help you plan your time in Zagreb with children.
Unfortunately, some websites do not have an English version, but we hope that you will receive enough information using Google. 😊
1) Zoo Zagreb
The Zagreb Zoo is a lovely experience for adults and children alike, especially on warmer days when all the animals are awake. The Zoo is found in the magnificent Maksimir Park. From the clinic, the Tram 11 line (from the Sveti Duh station) takes you to the zoo (Park Maksimir station) in about 30 minutes. The zoo is across the street.
Zoo ticket office hours: 9:00 – 15:00
Zoo working hours: 9:00 – 16:00 (but check the website to check the hours of operation on the day you want to visit)
After finishing your tour of the Zoo, enjoy the nature in the rest of Maksimir Park.
2) Maksimir Park (surrounding the Zoo)
An ideal place for a walk or play, especially in spring and summer. During winter, the park also hosts the Advent in Maksimir event. Advent in Maksimir Park is the perfect choice for those wanting a different Advent experience – with entertainment programmes for children, adults can relax and enjoy the music and local delicacies! Even the youngest are the focus of this year's Advent menus, with specially designed dishes offered for children at every stand! Advent is on from 1 December to 8 January. Maksimir park Facebook page.
Indoor children’s playground, view the photo gallery in the link in the title.
The Bundek Sports and Recreation Centre is made up of two lakes: Great Lake and the Small Lake. A shoreline of 10,000 m2 has been created around the Great Lake, with lifeguards and medical teams on site to ensure bather safety during the summer season. During bathing season, the water quality is monitored regularly. A ramp has been installed to ensure lake access for the handicapped. The Small Lake has been left in a semi-natural state and is habitat for numerous plant and animal species. The best time to visit the park is during warm weather, though winter walks are also lovely.
6) Chocolate Museum
Their Facebook page. Open every day from 10 am to 10 pm, at the address: Varšavska 5.
- Adults: 60 HRK
- Children (4-18 y): 40 HRK
- Children (up to 4 y): free
7) Nikola Tesla Technical Museum (Savska cesta 18)
The Nikola Tesla Technical Museum will show you the evolution of science and technology. In addition, experience a 350-meter model mine underneath the museum or observe a rotating magnetic field and Tesla’s inventions. Check out the hyperlink in the name of the museum above to find out more.
Find out everything you need to know on their website.
A beautiful little park in the Zagreb city centre has been transformed into a venue for all types of art, leisurely summer gatherings and good vibes. During June and July, the Art Park in Ribnjak Park hosts numerous artists from Croatia and abroad who have installed their works here, making this a true outdoor art gallery. Workshops are held for children and adults, as well as film screenings, ping-pong tournaments, and musical evenings to suit different tastes. Many art festivals hold part of their programme here in the greenery of this city oasis, situated within Zagreb Ribnjak Park. Facebook page of Art Park Zagreb.
Read the article: Creative Workshops for Kids in Art Park
During summer and winter, you can take a stroll from the main square up to Stross, where something is always happening. You can also get here by taking the famous Zagreb Funicular. One-way tickets for the funicular cost 5 HRK, with departures every 10 minutes.
11) Advent in Zagreb
Everything that you need you can find it on their web. The perfect outing for those visiting the city in winter.
Anyone visiting Zagreb in the winter can take their little ones skating. In addition to the famous Advent skating rink, on Tomislav Square, there are also three indoor skating rinks:
The skating season in Dom Sportova starts in late September and continues until early March. Hours of operation of the Dom Sportova skating rink:
THURS, FRI: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 pm;
5:30 – 7:00 pm;
8:00 - 9:30 pm.
The ticket price per person is 15 HRK, and rentals are an additional 15 HRK.
Ticket price per person is 15 HRK, and rentals 15-20 HRK.
Skating times: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
Weekends and holidays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, 6:00 to 7:30 pm and 8:30 to 10:00 pm.
Prices are the same as for other skating rinks.
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