Top 8 Things to Do With Kids in Istria

February 2, 2021.
Water fun for kids in Istria

Take your children to the promised land of fun – Istria! Your kids will enjoy it and you’ll remember how to be a child again! You can look forward to a variety of interesting things to do and places to see:

Water Fun In Aquapark

Treat your kids to the best day ever at the Aquapark Istralandia and Aquacolors Poreč! Adrenalin fun knows no age limit and it is available for everyone. With the spray arena, numerous pools for families and children, a wave pool, different slide shapes, closed slides resembling tubes, a steep slide, and attractions, you are in for a day of water fun your family will never forget. Remember that certain attractions require a minimum height of 1m, 1.20 m, and 1.40 m so you can plan.

Zip-Line Adventure In Pazin

Experience an unforgettable experience with the four zip lines of the Pazin Cave. Start your adventure from the gorge below the Hotel Lovac with two lines 80 meters long. Rush at 40 km/h along the 200 m-long third line! You will land in the courtyard of the House of Writers near the castle.
Feel the rush of adrenaline rushing down the last line of 280 m at a speed of 50 km/h! It is also the most popular, as it lets you enjoy the view of the cave and the famous castle above it. End the adventure at the lookout point above the Baba’s House cave. Named after the famous French writer Jules Verne, who wrote about the Pazin Cave and the Castle in Mathias Sandorf’s novel (1885).

Prehistory At The Dinopark

For all Jurassic World fans, the theme park Dino Park Funtana is full of fun attractions making it an excellent destination for a family trip. Set on a journey to the distant past when the dinosaurs ruled the world and get to know more than 80 different dinosaur species in their natural size. Also, let’s enjoy numerous other attractions – from a circus show to a mini funfair and playgrounds. Become an archaeologist for a day and join the workshop on digging out dinosaur bones and studying prehistoric sea creatures

The Amazing World Of Fish

Take a look at the breathtaking underwater world! The Aquarium in Pula gives your children the chance to see up close a variety of sea creatures, to admire reptiles at the Aquarium & Terrarium.

Discover The Castle’s Secret

Magical things have been happening in the Morosini-Grimani Castle in Svetvinčenat ever since the Venetian times.  Unlike classic escape rooms, Escape Castle Svetvinčenat encompasses the whole Morosini-Grimani Castle area, the info point, all three towers, the dungeon, the armory, and the throne. The players must go through all seven knight temptations: loyalty, bravery, faith, justice, caution, knowledge, and persistence to unveil the secret of the castle.

It is an innovative and unique concept based on old Istrian legends and historical texts. The game is adequate for all generations and lasts between 30-60 minutes. A team can vary between two and five players. Get to know Svetvinčenat and its castle in a fun way – we guarantee you’ll have a great time!

Drijade Farm

Take the time for an hour of pure magic! Take a walk through the Drijade farm and get to know the colorful world of animals. Everyone is welcome – from the smallest to the largest. About a hundred popcorn of various kinds (they give us white, yellow, brown, green, and blue eggs), two turkeys, three Vietnamese pigs, a donkey, two horses, five dogs, nine cats, about a hundred adult goats, about thirty young goats, about twenty sheep, and four people they are waiting for your visit. For only a suggested symbolic donation of 5 euros per person, join us on this unforgettable adventure!

Drijade Farm

If you’re ready for a little more adrenaline, join our grazing trip! Venture out on a 3-4 hour adventure with our charming creatures. Equip yourself with water, snacks, and comfortable clothes, because a real little miracle of nature awaits you. After returning to the farm, a delicious snack of farm products awaits you.

After you finish your visit or excursion, you have the opportunity to buy fresh dairy products made from goat’s milk, such as cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt whey, and fresh eggs. Enjoy authentic flavors and support local agriculture!

Starry Experience In Višnjan

Reach for the stars at the observatory near Višnjan! Surrounded by a forest, the modern building of the Tičan hill observatory is situated in the vicinity of Višnjan by the old church of St Panteleon and a replica of an ancient monolithic observatory. The charming town is itself a great reason for a trip. The visit consists of a lecture about the observatory’s work, the tour of the observatory, and the observations of the celestial objects with an amateur telescope outside the observatory.

Return To The Middle Ages At Castle Sanc. Michael

Sanc. Michael Castle is located on a beautiful 26,000m2 estate, only 3km north of Svetvinčenat. The castle is 400m2 big and it is made of wood trunks. Apart from being an impressive edifice itself, the castle offers a children’s carousel, torture devices, the witch’s dungeon, a souvenir shop and, other typically medieval attractions. Visitors can try their luck in archery with a medieval bow and arrow.

The opportunity to enjoy natural surroundings and environment, spend time with animals is an unforgettable experience. Learn to ride horses, see and feed domestic animals like the donkey, goats, sheep, chickens, bunnies, pigeons, and many more. To have a full medieval experience, the visitors can indulge in numerous grilled dishes and drinks from native clay pottery.

If you have some time left, explore other attractions by the sea or in the green of the hinterland and discover more interesting things Istria has to offer. In case you are not sure where to stay, visit our website and choose a dream vacation in one of the houses with a swimming pool in our offer.