Hiking with children
Hiking with children is a special experience. Spend your free time with your young ones and enjoy fresh mountain air, embraced by warm sun rays and surrounded by the calming sounds of nature.
Slovenia offers many opportunities for spending a day in nature, taking a light stroll along rivers and lakes or taking a hike to more easily accessible hills. Adjust your hike to the age of your child, slow down, and enjoy the wonders of nature from a child’s perspective.
An Alpine adventure at Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj
Take a trip to the Gorenjska Region, which is only an hour’s drive from Ljubljana. This region is home to wonderful gems of nature. Take a stroll around Lake Bled on a picturesque trail and stop to enjoy a bite of the traditional Cream Cake. Lake Bohinj, the largest Alpine lake in Slovenia, is also nearby. From there, a wonderful trail will take you to the enchanting Savica Waterfall, which is quite a sight to behold for the eyes of a child.Explore
A shepherds’ fairy tale on the Velika Planina mountain pasture
Discover a fairy-tale world in a shepherds’ settlement, one of the few shepherds’ settlement of this size still extant in Europe. The roofs of the shepherds’ dwellings are covered with typical spruce shingles. June is the most vibrant month – this is when the shepherds move here to allow their cattle to graze until September. The shepherds like to invite visitors to taste home-made dairy goods or to enjoy a true shepherds’ snack with sour milk and mush (žganci).Explore
From Lake Cerknica to Lake Šmartinsko
Have you ever seen a lake that disappears and re-appears? Lake Cerknica is one of the largest intermittent lakes in Europe. Many bird species and animals live around this lake. Hike up to the nearby peaks or walk on educational trails.
If you would like to see the largest artificial lake in Slovenia, visit Lake Šmartinsko near Celje. A beautiful biking and walking trail will take you to the lake, and you may also visit Zelen’ Dol, a village with three Finish wooden huts, which you can reach by boat.Explore
Ride a horse and taste some salt
Children are especially welcome at the Lipica Stud Farm. Experienced guides will introduce children to ponies and Lipizzaner horses and explain how horses communicate with each other and how to handle them correctly. Children can also ride a pony. A tour of the Sečovlje Salt Pans also makes for an unforgettable trip for the whole family. There, you can see how salt was traditionally produced and watch the interesting birds who live in the area.
Strolls among wine-growing, rolling hills
In western Slovenia, you can visit the sun-kissed Brda Hills, which are full of vineyards and which offer wonderful views in all directions throughout this picturesque area nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean. Walk among rolling hills, climb up to the Gonjače Observation Tower or to the Slavnik hill, which you can visit on your way to the Slovenian coast.
Green adventures in the Pohorje Hills near Maribor and at Rogla Ski Resort
Rogla Ski Resort and the Pohorje Hills near Maribor are an active paradise in eastern Slovenia. In winter, you can ski in the midst of vast forests, and in summer you can enjoy hiking and biking in the vicinity of Maribor, the second largest city of Slovenia. Visit the forest reserve around Lake Črno and the Lovrenc Lakes, where it is pleasant to take a rest on wooden footpaths with a view of peat bogs.
There’s nothing better than comfortably resting after reaching the end of the trail
You will find pleasant accommodation in specialised hiking facilities, mostly hotels. When hiking in hills and mountains, you can also spend the night in mountain lodges and huts.
Come for a visit with your children
You can take your children on an excellent summer or winter holiday in Slovenia. They will learn about nature and its characteristics, while having fun at the same time.
Walks across the lowland trails
Do you like exploring natural sites? Experience a hiking adventure in the lowlands of Slovenia. Interesting walking, themed, educational, and mountain trails can be found everywhere.
Take your children to a world that they have never seen before. You can bike on forest trails or on special biking trails. To spend an active and healthy holiday, choose between a mountainous or coastal environment, Pannonian plains or rolling hills.
Slovenia is a country of smaller ski resorts that are family-friendly and suitable for beginners, children and experienced skiers alike. Numerous ski schools and ski instructors, who speak different languages, will make sure that you really enjoy the snow.
Children and families are welcome everywhere
Numerous natural and cultural attractions are interesting for adults and for children, as you will all learn something new.
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