Top 5 places for kids in Kyiv
Experimentanium Museum of Popular Science and Technology
The only interactive museum in Ukraine, where science turns out to be interesting and fascinating. Over 250 unique exhibits, laser and mirror mazes, puzzles, and optical illusions – this is an incomplete list of what you will find in the museum. And most importantly – you can touch the exhibits and try how they work.
Each exhibit has a description and instruction, so you can manage to explore the museum yourself. Nevertheless, if you happen not to understand something, you can always seek help from museum guides.
Dream Town Shopping and Entertainment Mall
Dream Town is one of the most popular places for family holidays in Kyiv, where you can spend a whole day and not get bored. Here you can find:
- Dream Land Entertainment Center with 82 trampolines, sports grounds, inflatable slides, gambling machines, as well as a café and a special relaxation zone.
- The biggest roller course in Ukraine, which consists of two levels: a common area for skating and a roller course for high-speed skating..
- A huge ice rink in the Dream Town is the opportunity to visit a winter fairy tale at any time of the year: your child will not only skate between snowdrifts and snowmen, but will also see falling snowflakes.
- The largest indoor aqua park in Ukraine, Dream Island. It features a tropical island with blue lagoons, palms, waterfalls and exotic animals. Those who prefer active entertainment will like various extreme slides, attractions, relax zone, bars and restaurants.
Kayaks in Hydropark
If your child is already 7 years old, feel free to go on a family kayaking. The rental office is located in a closed water area, so you can be sure that there will be no boats and jet skis on your way.
Children must wear special vests and paddles with a small shovel that are easy to row. Kayaking is one of the most popular Kyiv tours in Summer, because you can kayak around the Hydropark and show your kid the Kyiv sights from the water.
Mamaeva sloboda is a skansen museum where children can see the life of Ukrainian Cossacks in the 17-18th century and imagine themselves residents of the ancient Ukrainian village, thanks to fascinating entertainments. It’s also one of the Top-10 Kyiv attractions. During culinary master classes, children will learn how to make vareniki and bake honey cakes. Under the strict guidance of the museum craftsmen, they will create their own Ukrainian souvenirs: a motanka doll, a pysanka Easter egg, and also learn what straw-making is. The most active kids will enjoy horseback riding and archery lessons in Mamaeva Sloboda.
Kyivan Rus Park
There is a grand park not far from Kyiv, where the recreated atmosphere of Ancient Kyiv enlivens the history of Kyivan Rus. While visiting the museums located in the park, your kid will learn how people lived in the era of Kyivan Rus 1,000 years ago. In Kyivan Rus Park you can try on a medieval outfit, ride a war-horse and try your hand at archery or pottery.