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Recreation and Sport

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Botanical Garden, Kraków

 

 

Established in the 18th century, the Kraków botanical garden is a great place for a stroll among flower beds, the rockery or arboretum. The colourful flowers and fish splashing in the ponds will delight the children. But when the weather is foul, be sure to visit the greenhouse.

Botanical Garden, ul. Kopernika 27, Kraków, phone: +48 12 421 2620, www.ogrod.uj.edu.pl; opening hours: mid Apr–mid Sep, daily 9am–7pm; mid Sep–mid Oct, daily 9am–5pm; greenhouses closed on Fri; tickets: PLN 5, concessions: PLN 2. The car can be parked at ul. Kopernika or near the Opera House at ul. Lubicz.

 

 

ZOO, Wolski Wood, Kraków

 

 

Wolski Wood is the largest green enclave of Kraków. Covering the uplands, it is situated in the west part of the city, 8km from the centre. A few beautiful hiking and cycling tracks have been marked out here. However, the greatest attraction for children will surely be the local zoological garden. The forested region has become home for almost 1500 animals – representatives of nearly 300 species. A number of catering points are in operation before the entrance to the zoo.

Zoo,  ul.  Kasy Oszczędności Miasta  Krakowa  14,  Kraków,   phone: +48 12 425 3551, 4253552,
www.zoo-krakow.pl; opening hours: winter, daily 9am–3pm; spring and autumn, daily 9am–5pm; summer, daily 9am–7pm; tickets: PLN 10–18, concessions: PLN 8–10, free admission for children up to 3 years old. Transport via bus no. 134 (from the Cracovia hotel). From Mon till Fri you can leave your car at the free-of-charge car park by the main gate to the zoo.

 

 

Jordan Park, Kraków

 

 

 

Jordan Park is one of the most popular walking and recreational sites in Kraków, offering volleyball and basketball courts, football pitches, a skate park and a little pond which can be traversed aboard pedal boats. It also includes a large playground for young children and electric cars for rent. In the winter children can even sledge downhill. The Jordan café welcomes everyone for a coffee and a little something to eat.

 

Jordan Park, between ul. Reymonta and al. 3 Maja, adjacent to Błonie, Kraków; opening hours: Oct–Apr, daily 6am–8pm; May–Sep, daily 6am–10pm. Transport from the city centre via trams no. 15 and 18. Your vehicle can be left in the car parks before exiting to one of the aforementioned streets.

Parks City:

Kraków

Park Jordana, al. 3 Maja, next to Błonia
Park Lotników Polskich, al. Jana Pawła II
Park im. Wojciecha Bednarskiego, ul. Zamoyskiego i ul. Krzemionek

Tarnów

Park Strzelecki, ul. Piłsudskiego
Park na Górze św. Marcina, al. Tarnawskich

Zakopane

Park miejski im. Marszałka Piłsudskiego, ul. Grunwaldzka

Olkusz

Park miejski „pod fgurką”, ul. Mickiewicza

Oświęcim

Park nad rzeką Sołą, bulwary
Miasteczko Komunikacyjne – Plac Zabaw, ul. Słowackiego

Nowy Sącz

Park miejski, ul. Konarskiego, Jagiellońska, Mickiewicza i Długosza 
Park strzelecki, ul. Ogrodowa nad Dunajcem
Park im. Ireny Styczyńskiej, ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego
Miasteczko rowerowe, ul. Nadbrzeżna

Andrychów

Park miejski,  ul. Krakowska i Rynek

Nowy Targ

Park miejski im. Adama Mickiewicza, ul. Parkowa

Chrzanów

Park miejski przy Muzeum im. Ireny i Mieczysława Mazarskich
ul. Mickiewicza

 

 


“Strefa Wolnego Czasu”: Zarabie “Free Time Zone”, Myślenice

 




Situated in the picturesque valley of Raba, the recreational district of Myślenice tempts with numerous attractions. Here, in the summer, you can spend a great time at the swimming pool or bathing beaches in Górny and Dolny Jaz, while in the winter you can ski on Chełm Mountain. Zarabie offers a wide range of accommodation, catering and sporting facilities for those who desire a few days stay here. It is also welcoming to children – as well as aquatic recreational facilities, there are numerous playgrounds awaiting them. Also, you can ascend Chełm Mountain via cable car and then climb the viewing tower. By the inn perched on top of the mountain, a number of popular cycling, descending, hiking and tourist tracks can be found. Zarabie also includes a Nature Park (for older children and adolescents) complete with a paintball field for the shooting of paint, a rough-terrain quad track (with ramps, ditches, and gentle and sharp bends), a rope course suspended 4m above the ground (for children over 140cm high), flying-fox rides, and an inflated 8-metre-high climbing wall (divided into easy routes for older children and more difficult ones for adolescents and adults). Additionally, you can also play volleyball, badminton or pétanque (a form of boules or balls).

Nature Park, “Strefa Wolnego Czasu”: Zarabie “Free Time Zone”, Myślenice, phone: +48 798902843, www.park.myslenice.pl; opening hours: May–Sep: Mon–Fri 2pm–8pm; Sat and Sun 10am–8pm; tickets for individual attractions: PLN 7.50–35. In order to reach Zarabie, you need to pull off Zakopianka after the flyover in Myślenice, drive over the Rabia bridge, turn right and go straight till you reach the car parks.

 


ABlandia, Krościenko and Rytro

 

 

Ablandia rope parks offer diverse courses in respect of height as well as difficulty. The main attraction of the park in Rytro is BigSwing, also called Infernal Pendulum, where the courageous are elevated to a height of 16m and then let loose to glide over the precipice, following the motion of a pendulum. The park in Krościenko offers, among other things, the Tower of Power: an 18-metre structure fitted with attractions of all kinds (such as a hanging ladder, a flying-fox ride, and an obstacle course).

ABlandia, Rytro, Roztoka Wielka (next to the Perła Południa hotel), phone: +48 662078276; Krościenko by the Dunajc, ul. Jagiellońska, in the old municipal park, phone: +48 18 547 4444; www.ablandia.pl; open in summer (Jul–Aug): daily 10am–9pm (for more information visit the website); tickets: PLN 5–30. The car park is situated before the park entrances.

     Krakowski Rope Park

 Krakowski Rope Park is located in Kraków-Dębniki at ul. Widłakowa. Not leaving the city, we can experience a great adventure by covering the route of 200 m at a height of 5 to 9 m. Additional attractions offered by the Park are the MiniGolf and Mega Trampoline. It is entertainment for all, regardless of age. And everything takes place under supervision of the qualified staff and instructors. 
 
ul. Widłakowa Kraków - Pychowice  tel.514256647  www.krakowskiparklinowy.pl

   


Borek Active Leisure Centre

 

 

The recreational part of the centre offers, among other things, a bathing beach with lifeguards, karting and quad tracks, a climbing wall, a stud farm, sport fields, playgrounds and a mini-zoo. A special attraction is the World of Salt Rocks amusement park, which is educational (5 years of age and above). Kids can see here miniatures of a salt mine in Bochnia, an aristocratic castle, a mining village and many other buildings dating back to the times when salt was as precious as gold.  

Borek Active Leisure Centre, Borek 302, phone: +48 14 615 2700, www.caw-borek.pl; opening hours: recreational part Apr–Sep, including the World of Salt Rocks, daily 9am–8pm; tickets: PLN 2–8, concessions: PLN 1–3. The centre is located 10km away from Bochnia. The car park is situated at the centre.

  

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