Things to Do in Warsaw with Kids

Top Family-Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Warsaw, Poland

Things to Do in Warsaw with Kids

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  • Catherine B
    Bath, UK6 contributions
    Colorful, full of great cafes and restaurants, many nice little corners to discover. I recommend the Museum of Warsaw, Barbican Gate and Piwna street.
    Written December 5, 2022
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  • Catherine B
    Bath, UK6 contributions
    The best experience during our stay in Warsaw, highly recommend - full of nice little spots to sit and relax. Take with you some nuts for squirrels, you won't regret it!
    Written December 5, 2022
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  • Rosario S
    3 contributions
    The Rynek of Stare Miasto in Warsaw is opening for this Christmas Season, little shops that offer everything you can hope for to celebrate December. And there is ice skating around the mermaid. Beautiful to visit!!
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Lon H
    10 contributions
    Very fun place, great atmoshphere. We are here very often. People here are friendly and so festive. One of the best places in warsaw
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Maja
    Legnica, Poland37 contributions
    Not only is the place beautiful, it also has a rich history. The guide I had the possibility to visit with talked us through all the royal gossip and fun facts, so my walk was taken to a whole other level :)
    Written October 30, 2022
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  • Ola L
    1 contribution
    That was a great experience! Perfect place to visit with friend and family. I am sure I will come back 🦩
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • AmyLeSheffer1
    Berlin, Germany6 contributions
    the view from the roof of the library is amazing and its agreat place for reading in the summer. overall great location
    Written November 3, 2022
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  • Marco_Polo499
    Milan, Italy271 contributions
    The Palace of Culture was built in 1955, during the Communist era. At the time it was the tallest building in Poland, at 276 metres; nowadays other tall skyscrapers have risen around it, but this building still appears so enormous and massive as to raise astonishment and admiration. The Poles don’t like it because of the sad memories it evokes, and voices arise from time to time asking for its demolition; but demolition would be nonsensical because this building has in the meantime become the iconic landmark of Warsaw, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In fact you can spot it from nearly everywhere in town, even from kilometres of distance and, if you arrive by plane from the north, before landing you can clearly see its silhouette dominating the centre of the city. During your visit to Warsaw you will often pass by it, and you would do well to spend half an hour to take a look at this extraordinary example of architecture promoted by the regime.

    The Palace of Culture looks in many ways similar to the famous State University of Moscow. Actually it was designed by the same architect (Lev Rudnev) and was offered to Poland by the Soviet Union on the occasion of the meeting which led to the foundation of the “Warsaw pact”, the eastern military organization which opposed the western “NATO” during the “cold war”.

    The building is so massive that it resembles a megalithic construction, so much so that one cannot discard the idea that it was designed to withstand bombing or shelling in case of war. The adjectives that better describe it are: “colossal”, “imposing” and even “disquieting”, like the castle of the ogre in the children’s novels.

    Seen from a distance, the building appears like an isolated skyscraper within a vast and empty esplanade; but as you get closer you discover that the skyscraper is inextricably connected with an immense block of lower buildings that surround its base and presumably measures 300 meters in length and 200 in width. This block is so large that you have to walk about 1 kilometre to go around it; the buildings that are part of it have a very bombastic aspect and are gigantic in all their parts; they house a large number of cultural institutions, including three theatres, a library, an auditorium for 3000 people, a multiplex cinema, some museums and others.

    The style of the skyscraper has been defined as “socialist realism with art-deco components" but if you explore the complex surrounding its base you will come across other styles; the prevailing is the “neoclassic", with a great abundance of colonnades, Corinthian capitals, semicircular apses and triangular tympanums, all elements borrowed from the Roman architecture of the imperial period. Of course you may wonder why you should waste your time in looking at such bizarre architecture, but in my opinion the effort is worth because this is a very telling example of the “monstruosities” that were created in Europe during the 20th century by the authoritarian regimes, be they right or left. It was an architecture characterized by magniloquence and obsessive recourse to gigantism, aimed at exhibiting the magnificence of the regime and arouse a reverential awe in the crowds: you can find other conspicuous examples of it in Nuremberg (at the former headquarters of the nazi party), in Rome (at the EUR) and in Bucharest (in the former presidential palace). As might be expected, when artistic creation is not supported by inspiration but merely complies with the instructions given by the regime, bombast and gigantism can easily degenerate into grotesque: it can be seen in this complex, where the columns are a bit too "fat", and the colossal statues - far from appearing solemn and hieratic as they should be - appear instead as lost and lifeless characters.

    After making a tour around this architectural mammoth you can also ascend to the 30th floor of the tower, where there is a lookout terrace and a really unsurpassable panorama. Entrance is from the “Defilade” square. You will pay 20 Zloty (a bit more than 4 €), and you may possibly face endless queues to buy the tickets, to take the lift up and then to take the lift down, especially during the summer weekends. At the entrance of the building there is no reception counter and it is not clear how to proceed. There are toilets in the basement but, when I was there, they were in pitiful conditions.

    The building is located right in the centre of the city, near the Central Railway Station. It raises in the middle of an immense esplanade and is fronted by an equally immense square called “Defilade” which, as the name says, was intended to serve as a theatre for the parades of the Communist regime.
    Written August 30, 2022
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  • ChrisK3
    West Yorkshire, UK688 contributions
    Nowy Swiat street the royal route and the old town are a must visit when in Warsaw. The main market square, churches, Royal castle, Barbican, restaurants and bars are all within easy reach of each other. Perhaps a few too many “tacky “ gift shops but none of the staff were pushy in any way. You do get staff outside restaurants attempting to invite you in but again no real hassle. The Tomb of the unknown soldier is close by along with at least a couple of first class hotels. Beautiful buildings in a beautiful setting.
    Written September 17, 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland28,069 contributions
    This beautiful avenue is the northernmost part of the Royal Route. It leads to the Old Town and the Royal Castle.

    The street is surrounded by historic palaces, churches, and manor-houses. The Presidential Palace, Warsaw University, and the two leading Warsaw hotels Raffles and Bristol are located by this street.
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • AmyLeSheffer1
    Berlin, Germany6 contributions
    great place for a walk, specially in autumn when the colors are incredible. you can feed the fish around the palace
    Written November 3, 2022
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  • Shawney L
    2 contributions
    Excellent with lots to engage with for all ages. I'd recommend booking tickets as we did try one day and couldn't get in for a few hours. Parking is right next door too which is ideal
    Written October 13, 2022
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK17,752 contributions
    The Frederic Chopin Monument is a large bronze statue that stands in Warsaw's Lazienki Park. It was designed in 1907 by Wacław Szymanowski and was supposed to be unveiled in 1910 on the centenary of Chopin's birth, however its execution was delayed by controversy about the design and then by the outbreak of WW 1. The statue was finally cast and unveiled in November 1926.
    During WW 2 the statue was blown up by the Nazi's. There is an inscription on the monuments pedestal that reads: "The Statue of Fryderyk Chopin, destroyed and plundered by the Germans on 31 May 1940, rebuilt by the Nation. 17 October 1946."
    Written November 4, 2022
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  • Shady Bekhit
    Alexandria, Egypt400 contributions
    Very nice & big shopping mall, located in center of Warsaw.
    Nice architected, 4 floors of shopping , finding most of famous brands.
    Zara, H&M, Victoria's secret, Douglas, Sephora, Pull&Bear, Mediamarkt & many many more.
    A huge food court with many global brands as KFC, McDonalds, Burger King, Subway.....
    Also there's a big Carrefour market & Hard Rock Cafe.
    You can buy clothes, electronics, cosmetics at reasonable prices.
    Written December 1, 2022
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  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, DC727 contributions
    This converted market from the time of Soviet occupation and rule has the perfect assortment of eateries to enjoy. Stopped for beers and food. Great vibe here as it's a relaxed atmosphere and all the food options were great. Take your time and grab a drink then take your pick of the many food options available.
    Written November 1, 2022
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