Top tips for traveling to the Plitvice Lakes with children

The lakes, waterfalls and forests of the Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park make it an fascinating vacation spot to probe for anybody – not just for skilled hikers, but additionally for households with kids. This text incorporates suggestions and strategies to make your time on the Park extra nice, snug and satisfying. We imagine they’ll aid you in your adventures when making new recollections at our Nationwide Park.

WiFi isn’t out there in all places

The twenty-first century is a time of speedy 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 with the ability to hook up with the Web makes them tense and pissed off. The Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park has a number of locations the place WiFi is obtainable, and these are the service services inside 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 go within the blink of a watch with all the attractive sights, and your kids will join with nature. In contrast to their time spent on-line, your kids will keep in mind that day ceaselessly and use their smartphones solely to take picture recollections.

Elevating environmental consciousness in kids

Is there something extra lovely than a stroll in dazzling nature along with your kids? Head to Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park to really feel the true great thing about water and hearken 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 maintain 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 vegetation 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 setting.

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

Begin your day early

Any customer will certainly be delighted by the pure great 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 setting will certainly make the go to price your time. Reserving lodging is crucial a part of trip planning and might have a major impression in your expertise. In case you are on the lookout for inns, our inns Plitvice and Jezero are excellent locations for you and your kids. The inns supply adjoining rooms and suites, seasonal bundle offers which embrace tickets to the Park, and lots of different providers.

Moreover, their nice ambiance, useful employees, and a focus to element will make you are feeling snug and relaxed, as when you had been in your personal residence. Ensconced in a inexperienced oasis, only a few hundred meters from Lake Kozjak and Entrance 2, they’re the proper alternative to start out your day earlier. If you want to take a break from strolling, take a lunch break, or simply chill out, you may return to the lodge and resume the tour after your break when you stick with us.

Strollers will not be advisable within the Park

Many dad and mom often take a stroller when strolling with their kids as a result of it appears simpler to stroll across the park and different fascinating areas that method. Strollers could also be excellent 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. Nevertheless, when you take a stroller to the Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park, be ready for uneven terrain, sand, picket paths, and lots of stairs.

You’ll in all probability not have the ability to totally take pleasure in the fantastic thing about nature, and your consideration will probably be targeted totally on the ground, i.e. watching the place you might be strolling. This may make you nervous, and neither you nor your kids will have the ability to totally chill out. In an effort to make your stroll safer and extra relaxed, we advise you to go for a “kangaroo” child provider. That method you may regulate your little one whereas additionally having fun with the attractive nature on the similar time.

Picnic on Kozjačka Draga

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

Whilst 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 aspect 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 regularly lose treasured time resulting from looking for info on the spot. A good suggestion can be to contain your kids when planning a visit, in order that they will get probably the most out of the planning and turn into within the journey. That method your journey turns into extra satisfying for the entire household. To counterpoint your kids’s expertise, you should purchase a small map of the park for kids within the memento retailers. 

Web sites are filled with details about the Park and applications. You will discover out how lengthy every program lasts and the way a lot strolling it requires. We advocate you keep in mind how a lot your little one can stroll, because the shortest program is 3.5 km lengthy. You may also purchase a ticket on-line to make your go to as carefree as potential. Climate situations are an vital issue it’s best to search for, as it’s obligatory to decorate appropriately and put on applicable footwear with a purpose to benefit from the Park to its fullest capability. Checking the climate forecast could show to be important on your plans to go to the Park.


The Plitvice Lakes Nationwide Park has supplied snowboarding and sledding in winter because the 80s. Since then, its supply has been increasing, and now you may hire snowboarding, snowboarding, and sledding gear for kids and others who may need it. The Mukinje Ski Resort is situated 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 may 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 situated within the Park space, there aren’t any snow cannons and the snow is all pure, which is why the snowboarding and sledding season might be fairly quick. The gentle ski slopes (common slope: 15%) are appropriate for learners, 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 personal childhood by having fun with this winter exercise! Chill out, drink a cup of sizzling tea and delight in a very idyllic winter expertise!

Discuss security!

Every nationwide park is exclusive and fascinating, however what all of them have in widespread is the truth that you might be surrounded by nature and may thus train some warning, particularly when you’re bringing your kids. This isn’t to say that you have to be scared, simply pay attention to the truth that the character within the park is generally intact. When visiting, it’s best to regulate 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.

It must also be identified that you shouldn’t go off the marked trails. You need to be cautious on the paths, in addition to different locations close to lakes and waterfalls, as a result of most of them wouldn’t have fences. We advisable you retain to the best whereas strolling by means of the Park and instruct your kids to do the identical. The Park incorporates several types of terrain, from chestnut wooden paths, sand paths and stone paths to filth paths, which ought to be taken into consideration when strolling by means of the Park. The paths are lined with instructional boards concerning the lakes and concerning the vital individuals who had an impact the event of the Park. Tour applications comprise approximate occasions and shouldn’t be strictly adhered to. The occasions additionally rely on 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 unbelievable 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 little one excitedly appears to be like on the waterfalls, or the enjoyment they really feel after they discover an approaching duck. Persistence is a advantage, and possibly crucial one when touring with kids.


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Image books for kids

In 2020, the Park employees made image books for kids, in addition to a kids’s map of the Nationwide Park for the World Surroundings Day, and so they have been offered within the park memento retailers ever since. These supplies are each enjoyable and academic, so not solely do our kids study water, forests and animals, however they will additionally have a look at fascinating illustrations and attempt to discover their method across the Park and its ecosystem. Older kids can study concerning the Park’s virgin forest Čorkova uvala within the “Forest Story” image ebook, concerning the mill within the village of Korana within the “Energy of Water” image ebook, or concerning the ant George within the “George, the Nice Ant” image ebook.

The youngest kids will discover the Park by means 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 fascinating illustrations and quick instructional texts, kids can have an attractive memento that reminds them of the Park and their journey into nature. These image books, along with being a memento, will even stimulate their need for a brand new journey and a few new adventures.

Don’t overlook the fundamentals

After all, along with all the above, let’s not overlook the fundamentals, as a result of that is nature we’re speaking about in spite of everything. Carry 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 produce some additional garments with you, or take a hat if it’s sunny.  In case of rain, we advocate utilizing a raincoat relatively than an umbrella. In case you wouldn’t have one, you should purchase one in our memento retailers.

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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