Top places for family holidays in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia – tested by children and parents!
Family park in Jurmala with playgrounds, bandstand and lookout tower.
LIDO on Krasta Street
The largest family recreation center in Riga. Includes restaurant and entertainment complex.
The park Emergency brigade.
The largest amusement park in the Baltics offers hilarious entertainment for the whole family for a whole day!
A cozy, bright and large space in Kengarags, near Dole shopping center.
The Riga National Zoo is open for visitors all year round.
Children birthday party at MACAROON! Super great offer for parents!
The circus building is being renovated. But it is already recognized as safe, so the activities – not all of them – but already taking place.
A children’s playground in a shopping center. There is a railroad, a driving school, climbing carts, merry-go-rounds, slot machines and movies. Animators work on weekends.
One of the largest indoor water parks in northern Europe – more than 40 different attractions, pools and baths.
A new seasonal park on an island in the center of Riga. In summer, there is a beach and a playground for children. In winter, you can go skiing here.
There is a scale model of railroad lines and stations with models of goods and passenger trains.
Center of curiosity for children with interactive exhibits that demonstrate the laws of physics in a fun and easy way.
Latvian Ethnographic Museum
In the museum there are preserved and collected monuments of folk architecture in Latvia since the 17th century until the mid-20th century.
Dream holidays for children from the best chemists in Riga! The most unusual children’s room in Riga!
Latvian Puppet Theater
Puppet Theater is a world of fairy tales, bright colors and talented actors, a world where children’s dreams take shape.
Cineville Film City
You can witness how films are made in the open air and be a part of the characters of past centuries.
The Munchausen Museum and Trail
A unique museum of the fantasist and braggart Baron Munchausen! Smile, gentlemen, smile!
Tervete Nature Park
The forest landscape park extends over an area of approximately 1,200 hectares.
Dinosaur Park in Lithuania
You can see about 40 moving and roaring dinosaurs, albeit rubber ones in life-size.
Dolphinarium and Sea Museum
Penguins, Baltic seals and trained dolphins live in open-air pools in Klaipeda.
AHHAA Science Centre
AHHAA Science Centre in Tartu is the largest and most modern science museum in the Baltics!
Where to go with children in Riga, Latvia
Leisure facilities, amusement parks, interactive leisure centers, water parks with slides for adults and children. There are plenty of things to do with children in Riga, both on weekends and during the vacations.
A small town LIDO or Riga Zoo, a science center or a nice park with playgrounds, sports facilities and other attractions for children.
On this page you will find the top children’s facilities, which are a must if you are in Riga for a short visit. And where to go near Riga, for example, in Jurmala, or further afield, for example, in Estonia.
Where to go with a child in Riga
Riga is the most beautiful European city with rich history and picturesque architecture. Anyone who has been there even once strives to return there as soon as possible. That is the magic of Riga.
Riga is good for a relaxing family vacation – take a weekend tour and come as a family, with children. Believe me, there are a lot of interesting things for kids – in this article we will try to make a selection of the most interesting places in Riga to visit with children.
Note that you can book transfer from Riga airport to the hotel you need in advance, more here.
Let’s begin with the most interesting and largest places, where you can go with children in Riga, and where you can spend a whole day.
A wonderful place with a century-old history. One of the largest zoos in Europe, it covers an area of 20 hectares. All 3 thousand inhabitants of this zoo wait for you all year round.
Address: Riga, Meþa prospekts, 1
How to get there? Streetcar No 11 to Mežaparks (goes along K.Barona Street) to the Zoodarzs stop.
Cash desk open: 10.00-18.00
Tropical House open: 11.00-18.45
Interior exhibitions open: 10.00-19.00
Zoo closes at 19.00.
Lido Recreation Centre on Krasta 76
A five hectare leisure park offers all kinds of attractions for children and their parents. The park offers a city of attractions, roller skates and car rentals, all kinds of climbing and swinging.
For adults, there are restaurants and beer courts.
77 Krasta str.
Info: +371 67504420, +371 67700000
Open daily 11:00-24:00
How to get there? Take streetcar No. 3, 7 or 9 or bus No. 12 to the stop “LIDO Recreation Center”.
Opening hours: Daily from 11:00 AM to 24:00 PM
For lovers of water amusements we recommend a new modern water park. However, it is in Jurmala, but it is easy to get there. Moreover, it is worth it. The giant water park is divided into four large zones of interest. There is even a pirate ship for kids, and its cannons shoot water at everyone. The variety of slides is amazing: from the quietest wide tubes to mega high and high speed mazes.
Address: 24 Viestura Street, Jurmala, Riga District, LV-2010
It is easy to get to. If you go from Riga to Jurmala, you will see the Aquapark as soon as you cross the bridge (by car or by shuttle bus). Bus – in Riga opposite the Railway Station, Satekles Street. Sloka (№ 7023) or Dubulti (№ 7021). Exit just over the bridge, when you cross the river Lielupe, stop “Lielupe”.
3rd option: by train – there are regular train departures from Riga Central Terminal. Take a ticket to “Bulduri” station. Cross the train tracks and walk 7 minutes on “Muižas” street to the Aquapark.
A fabulous place to go with a child in Riga is definitely the circus. Until 2016, when it was closed for renovation, leading circus troupes from Europe and the CIS were regularly touring there.
Now we can only wait for this castle of childhood and immediate happiness and joy to reopen its doors.
Address: 4 Merkel Street, Riga, Latvia.
Tel: +371 67213479
Latvian Puppet Theatre
A great place for lovers of cultural leisure. The repertoire includes performances in Russian. It is easy to get to – the theater is located in the center of the city. After the performances you can visit a cozy theater cafe.
Address: 16/18 K. Barona Street, Riga
As you can understand, Riga abounds with places to visit with children. Choose to your taste and you will not be disappointed. Riga will be waiting for you again.