close
Krakow with Kids – Is it worth it?

Krakow with Kids – Is it worth it?

31 May, 20181Comment
Main Square in Krakow Poland

We visited Krakow in December with our two mini-explorers, who were at the time, 2 years old and three months old. Would we visit Krakow again with two young kids? Yes and no.

Yes because…

We got to enjoy a wintery experience without it being too cold for the kids. We were braced for freezing temperatures, but it was actually quite mild and colder back in the UK.

We dressed Nova in sallopettes, thermals and his winter coat, but some days we didn’t need all of the layers. We used thermals and one of those sling carrier blankets for Kit. It definitely wasn’t as cold as we thought it might be.

No because…

It was hard work eating out. We found that you needed to climb or go down a load of stairs to get to most of the restaurants. This meant leaving the buggy where we couldn’t see it and trying to carry two wriggly kids down or up narrow steps.

Yes because…

The flights were super cheap and just a few hours long. At the time Kit had colic so we were a bit wary about travelling with a crying baby. A trip to Krakow felt manageable and gave us a chance to get back to travel, without being scarred!

Planty Park in Krakow Poland

No because…

It was too busy to push the buggy. We went to Krakow in December partly because we wanted to visit the Christmas market and it seems everyone else wanted to visit it too. It was rammed at the weekends. There was a lot of shoving and not much chance to get close to the stalls. Thankfully we had enough time to visit during in the week when it was quieter.

Main Square in Krakow Poland

Yes because…

It’s a great budget destination for families. Our meals out were ridiculously cheap; like less than £20 for two courses with beers. It had been ages since we’d visited somewhere that was actually cheaper than back home and it was so welcomed!

Main Square in Krakow Poland

No because…

The beer is too tasty and cheap. It was so tempting to order all of the beers, but when you have two young children to look after it’s just not possible. We’d love to head back without our mini-explorers just to drink allll of the beer. Sorry kids!

Yes because…

You can have a change of city views and visit the mountains by heading to nearby Zakopane. We had a scary drive up there as trees were falling during a storm and we nearly got barricaded between two fallen ones in the pitch black…but we survived and we can laugh about it now!

The mountain scenes weren’t as impressive as ones we’ve experienced elsewhere, but Nova did enjoy playing in the snow and going in the funicular.

Gubałówka Funicular in Zakopane Poland

No because…

Most of the time it was too busy with either people or cars to let our lively toddler run about. I guess that’s what comes with visiting a touristy city.

Yes because…

It was great for the kids to hear other languages. We found that not many people spoke English. Nova loved hearing the Polish and the friendly hand gestures and play kept him amused.

If I only had one chance to visit Krakow then yeah, I’d take the kids because I’d rather see a new destination than not. However, now that we’ve been I’d love to go back again with Jay to enjoy the amazing beers, hipster cafes and cute boutiques.

Main Square in Krakow Poland

Have you been?

Read More…

Zakopane (Poland) with Kids

7 Fun Things to do in Krakow with Kids

The First Trip With A Newborn and a Toddler

Pin for later…

What to do in Krakow

 

1 Comment

Leave a Response