Travelling for kids is an eye-opening and educational experience, but also it can be quite an overwhelming challenging experience for parents. Istria is a region with plenty of entertaining places to visit, historical towns to explore and local cuisine that can satisfy the fussiest eaters.
To ensure your travel will go smoothly and you have the opportunity to create amazing memories with kids, we bring you a couple of suggestions.
Visit to aquapark Istrialand, located only 10 kilometers from Novigrad, is one of the most exciting activities for families with kids. Istralandia water park covers the area of 81,000 m2 featuring a 2,500 m2 wave pool, the largest in the Mediterranean, and 20 water slides with the total length of 1.2 km.
With numerous attractive slides, the biggest wave pool in Europe and the relaxing hydromassage pool, and also a kids corner with a pool, water castle, pirates ship and slides, the whole family is guaranteed to have a great time. Since the aquapark is designed for a whole day stay, with a rich animation program, sports tournaments and activities, there are also numerous gastro facilities with abundant gastronomic offer.
Go truffle hunting
At Karlić Tartufi, the whole family can enjoy truffle hunting tours where you can learn all about truffles, the tradition of truffle hunting, and their truffle hunting dogs. Adults can try truffle products and buy truffle products in their shop. And the kids can play around in the beautiful surrounding of the property and nearby forest. The whole visit is an experience unique to Istria and will certainly create a lasting impression on the whole family.
Brijuni National Park
Brijuni National Park, an amazing archipelago with untouched nature, and an ideal location for a day trip consisting of 14 islands and islets. You can explore the island by tourist train, which offers an overview of the views of various natural beauties. You can also go around islands by bike and make a real active trip out of it.
This oasis offers an overview of almost 700 species of plants and about 250 species of birds that beautify walks with their singing. For all lovers of history, on the Brijuni Islands, there are traces of real dinosaur steps that are up to a hundred million years old
In addition to the plant flora, there is also a rich fauna that you can study in the Safari park. Safari Park is a combination of indigenous Istrian and exotic African-Asian fauna. You can spend time in the park studying giraffes, mouflons, zebras, South American llamas, finches or sacred Indian cattle and elephants.
Staying in Hedonistrian Properties villa
Our Vista Verde Villas, Villa Terra Biancha, Royale and Vigneto, and also Villa Lorena offer plenty of space and entertainment options for kids. All of the villas have spacious indoor area with enough space and bedrooms to accommodate up to 12 guests. And the outdoor area is even more spacious and the kids can run around freely in the backyard. Villas such as Terra Biancha and Royale have a kids playground which is perfect for smaller kids and all of the villas have a swimming pool for the entire family to have fun together.
Photo credit: Istrialand, Karlić Tartufi, Brijuni National Park