Ljubljana was not just a great city for us adults, it was a cool city for the toddler too. If you have a chance to spend several days in Ljubljana with your kids, here are some of our favorite activities to do in the city:
The zoo. But not just an ordinary zoo.We're not too much of a zoo people. My husband don't go to the zoo (unless I spend hours begging him), he hates seeing animals in captivity. I don't love zoo for the same reason, but I can at least go into ones because my toddler enjoys them very much. The toddler and I spent lots of time in Ljubljana Zoo (without my husband), and we liked it! It's not nice to say, but we like their zoo much better than our Zagreb zoo. Probably because it feels much more natural. It feels like you're walking in the woods, no asphalt roads, no cages, no cemented walls, lots of trees, huge spaces for the animals, playgrounds for kids that perfectly fits the nature, my toddler loved being here! The entrance fee is €8 for adults and €5.5 for toddlers (free for babies up to 2 year old).
|The elephant was one of my toddler's faves, along with seals, bears, giraffes and monkeys|
|The great swing -one of many playgrounds that fits perfectly in the natural scene|
|They set free some birds to walk around the zoo with the visitors. My toddler got herself a seal (plush) from the Zoo shop.|
|Loving the on-surface trampolines. The lake behind it is full of ducks and birds, with monkeys hanging around on the trees|
Tivoli park. For long walks and squirrels.We spent many many days in Tivoli park. We walked there a lot, we had ice creams, we had dinners, we went to the playgrounds, and we looked for squirrels. It's a huge green area full of walking and cycling path, with a lot of children playgrounds, fountains, cafes, public facilities like pools, mini golf and concert hall, and there's a castle and a lake in it. If your kids are full of energy like mine, they'll love being here.
|Fountain search, after squirrel search|
|One of the many playgrounds within Tivoli park|
Search for the dragons. They're everywhere.
Explore the castle. Take the funicular.
|The toddler, my husband and my mother in law entering the castle complex of Ljubljana|