Prepare yourself for an unforgettable and above all interesting family vacation!
Every occasion is a great occasion to learn something new, regardless of how old one is. Here are three locations you simply must take your family to: your kids will be anything but bored, and you will keep coming back for more only to always discover something new!
The Squirel Park
Your kids will not want to miss getting to know the cutest little inhabitants of the pine woods near Umag! The eco project Squirel Park is an ideal family destination to be enjoyed by parents as well as kids. Situated near the hotel Melia Coral, this project is a real deal when it comes to family day trip status. The Park abounds with information points offering info on different kinds of squirrels, making it an ideal chance to learn.
The Motovun forest
Giants, Veli Jože and knights. Is there a better way for kids to experience the legend of the giant from the forest of Motovun? This ideal family destination will tickle your kids’ imagination, especially the ones who are a bit older who are ready to listen to the legend that will teach them about the wonders of nature as well as all about the flora and fauna of the Motovun forest. While the kids enjoy themselves, parents can also soak in all the history that abounds here.
Dinosaurs in Istria
If your kids aren’t into legends and giants, dinosaurs will certainly do the trick. One of the finest family destinations and an adventure that kids will cherish forever are Brijuni. Try a visit to the eponymous National Park. Older kids will listen carefully and learn about the Cretaceous period when dinosaurs roamed Istria. They will find out all about the kinds of extinct giants, such as the brachiosaurus, whose kind lived in the area, and they will have the opportunity to experience its size by examining fossils and footprints of ancient dinosaurs.
And now it’s time for a bit of rest, you are after all in northwestern Istria where so much is so near! Where should I go, and how am I to get there and will I get any rest at all while vacationing with children? All of these have found a home, at one time or another, in the mind of a parent. And the answer is: Yes, you will! Believe me.
Only two kilometers from Umag there is an ideal family camp. CampingIN Stella Maris Umag offers everything necessary to entertain your kids and to provide them with a boredom free vacation! Playgrounds, pools for kids of all age and organized kids’ parties are a guarantee of a good time while you relax without a care The immediate vicinity of the beach is an added benefit to the family story of this camp which you should not miss!
A family day on the beach
Northwestern Istria is full of beautiful beaches and a testimony to their accessibility, beauty, as well as cleanliness of both the sea and the environment are the Blue flags they proudly bear! All children love to play on the beach, and cluster beaches have ensured you will have everything you need for your youngest ones! Personally, I like the beach near the Sol Amfora apartaments the best. It is situated in the centre of the Stella Maris Resort, a popular tourist destination in Umag, and it offers many fun actitivites to its guests, taking special care of family needs. This has made it into an ideal destination for adults and children. As they claim themselves, they do indeed offer the perfect and most fun family vacation. Should you doubt them or me, I have only four words for you: a real little pirate ship! It will thrill your kids. It thrilled me, samo this year Sol Amfora is where I will be vacationing!
What kind of a vacation would it be if the kids did not get any sports activites? Maybe your vacation in Istria is just the right time for your child to learn how to ride a bike? Explore the bycicle routes of Istria and enjoy the natural beauty the cluster offer! Choices abound, and every moment will seem like sheer perfection. Get a move on, because Parenzana awaits you!
The most fun water in Istria
You can find it in Istralandia. Or so they claim on the official webpage of the aquapark that will be opening in June of 2014. Right next to the road from Novigrad to Nova Vas, Istralandia offers loads of fun for children of all ages: water slides, artificial waves, hydro massage pools, kids’ pools with water towers and many, many more delights. I will most certainly visit Istralandia and maybe in one of my forthcoming articles you will find out how it went!
Do not forget these “little” things
As I’ve mentioned already, a family vacation and the preparation for it can really be a stressful experience. So here is a list of things you need to bring, whether you a going on day trip or on an extended holiday:
sunscreen and insect repellent sprays
lots of water
toys, because one cannot bring enough!