24 h with children (summer edition)
When the sun shines, the list of attractions for children seems to have no end. There are some suggestions for a sunny day with family in Poznań.
9.00 Breakfast for a good start
A breakfast buffet is offered in most hotels. If you prefer to eat somewhere in town, check out the Fanaberia cafe & restaurant’s delicious breakfast menu - available during the week and on Saturdays from 9 am.
10.00 The Citadel
The ideal place for a nice relaxed stroll with the kiddies. The Citadel’s wide alleys and nice shaded nooks provide a great, safe space to run, cycle, rollerblade or scooter. The open, broad, excellently maintained grass on the lawns is a perfect place for a fun family picnic.
Military enthusiasts big and small can use this opportunity to visit the Armament Museum, located in the Citadel. The gem of the museum’s collection is the open air military equipment park.
12.00 Billygoats on the Town Hall tower
A mandatory stop on every Poznań sightseeing tour, especially with kids. The mechanical billygoats butt heads on the Town Hall tower every day at midday, and as early as a quarter to 12 Stary Rynek (the Old Market Square) is filled with spectators, eager to see the show. The billygoats are Poznań’s trademark and it is worth seeing them in action.
1.00 pm “Maltanka” Park Railway
With a 600mm wide track, along Lake Malta and all the way to the Zoological Garden (Nowe Zoo) runs the route of one of the last narrow-gauge railways in Poland. “Maltanka” Park Railway is a popular destination with kids of all ages and it operates every day from the end of April till the end of Spetember.
1.30 pm Zoological Garden (Nowe Zoo)
In Nowe Zoo (New Zoo), the animals are kept under near-natural conditions, among forests and lakes. The large area of the zoo is easily covered with the help of a few funky zoo trains. There is also a kids’ rope park, playgrounds and a petting zoo. For the history buffs, there is a late 19th century artillery fort. If you get hungry, the Zoo offers many places to have lunch or a snack before you continue on your way - like an African village with a spectacular view of the elephant house.
5.00 pm Lake Malta
Not too far from the Zoo there is Lake Malta - Poznań’s favorite recreational area on a sunny day. You have seen it from the windows of the train on your Maltanka ride - now it’s time to discover all it has to offer. On the lake shore there are plenty of attractions for the whole family - a rollercoaster ride, a toboggan run, a pontoon slide, plaugrounds, mini-golf, the Pyrland Park rope course kids’ route as well as the vast offer of Termy Maltańskie, Poland’s largest indoor pool complex, on the opposite side of the lake.
7.00 pm Dinner at Manekin
Manekin Restaurant is famous for its sweet and savoury crepes and pancakes, so it is the perfect spot for big and small lovers of this versatile dish. If pancakes are not your thing, you can also have a bowl of tasty soup or a fresh salad. Bon Apetit!
Poznań Tourist Card covers most of the sights and attractions named above. Using it provides you with cool perks such as free public transport and museum access as well as many discounts. Check it out!