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28/02/2024

Croatia for children – attractions, part 1

Croatia, the pearl of the Adriatic, has been delighting tourists from all over the world for years with its picturesque coastline, crystal clear waters and historical wealth. But it is not just a place for sun and history lovers. Families travelling with children will quickly discover that Croatia is a country full of adventure and unforgettable experiences, tailored to the needs of the youngest explorers. From north to south, east to west, the country hides an endless array of attractions that can fill every day of your stay with joy, laughter and fun.

Water parks are a veritable kingdom of entertainment, where toddlers and those a little older can spend time enjoying slides, wave pools and many other water attractions. It’s also home to breathtaking national parks, which I’ve written about here, fascinating monuments, interactive museums and child-friendly beaches that ensure there’s something for every family.

Although, in this and subsequent posts I will show you how to coolly plan an interesting stay with kids in Croatia.

Istralandia

https://www.youtube.com/c/aquaparkistralandia

It is located near Novigrad in Istria. This water park has won numerous awards and offers a wide range of slides, pools and attractions for the whole family. It is ideal for people of all ages, from young children to adrenaline-seeking adults. In the upcoming 2024 season. opens from 25 May and will be open until 15 September.

Price list:

Children up to 1m in heightChildren 100-140cm and seniorsAdultsAfternoon ticket 15:00-18:00
for free29€36€25€
Those who visit Aquapark Istralandia on their birthday are entitled to a free ticket!

You can buy your tickets online to avoid long lines at the box office.

Park address: Ronki 1, 52474, Nova Vas. Access.

Aquacolors Poreč

One of the largest water parks in south-eastern Europe, located near Poreč. It offers a variety of attractions, including long slides, wave pools and a lazy river. It is the perfect place for families with children who want to spend the whole day having fun in the water.You will find 12 different slides, an imitation river, a crocodile cave bar, a children’s playground or great refreshment facilities!

TUBERIDERS

Prices: under this link you will soon be able to find pricing information and it will be possible to buy them online.

Adres parku: MOLINDRIO 18, 52440, Poreč,

Aquapark Dalmatia Šibenik

Part of the Amadria Park resort near Šybenik. It is a small but attractive water park, ideal for families with young children. It offers safe slides, children’s pools and lots of fun water attractions. At the resort, in addition to Aquapart Dalmatia, you will also find the Ethno village, En Vogue Beach Club, Mediteranski grad or the ship Galija Explorer.

Buy your tickets HERE closer to the season. Address: Hoteli Solaris 86, 22000 Šibenik, HR

Dalmaland

Dalmaland is a relatively new attraction in Croatia that has quickly gained popularity as one of the favorite destinations for families with children visiting the Dalmatian region. Although my information is current to April 2023, and there may have been new attractions or changes since then, here’s what you should know about Dalmaland based on the available data:

Dalmaland, located in the heart of Dalmatia, in Biograd na Moru, is designed to offer entertainment for the whole family, with an emphasis on safety and fun for children. The park is designed to combine water elements with other types of attractions, including playgrounds, interactive zones and educational areas designed to introduce children to the region’s nature and culture.

In addition to a great aqua park area, you’ll find an equally interesting FUN PARK on site!

Pricing in season:

SEASON ( 21.06.-30.08.)FUN PARKAQUA PARKFUN PARK + AQUA PARK
Standard ticket29€37€46€
Discount ticket*25€31€39€
OUT OF SEASON (26.04.-20.06 and 31.08.-29.09.)FUN PARKAQUA PARKFUN PARK + AQUA PARK
Standard ticket24€30€39€
Discount ticket*20€25€33€
*children 100-140cm, seniors 65+, people with disabilities.

Free of charge, the facility can be used:
  • Children up to 100 cm
  • Children on birthdays up to 12. year old
  • Immobile and blind people

You can buy your tickets online to avoid long lines at the box office.

Park address: Ronki 1, 52474, Nova Vas. Access.

Hours of operation

FUN PARK:AQUA PARK
BEFORE SEASON: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm until 30.05.
and 15:00-21:00 od 30.05.

SEASON: 15:00-21:00
OFF-SEASON: 14:00-20:00
BEFORE SEASON (start 30.05.): 10 A.M.-6 P.M.SEASON: 10 A.M.-6 P.M. POST-SEASON: 10 A.M.-6 P.M.

Zaton Holiday Resort

At the resort you will find accommodation in mobile homes, apartments or camping plots, as well as a great swimming pool area, catering, children’s entertainment or sports fields. The resort’s offerings are extensive. During the season you’ll find everything from art performances, outdoor activities, horseback riding, concerts, themed events to blissful relaxation by the pools or on the beach. Even your pet is welcome there and the resort is large enough that you won’t get bored, even if you decide not to leave it for the entire stay! 🙂 Zaton is a great place, but note that the pool area can only be used by resort guests during the season.

You can find more information here and here.

Traveling through picturesque Croatia with children, one quickly discovers that it is an extremely family-friendly destination, offering a wealth of attractions tailored for the youngest travelers. From the northern coasts of Istria to the sunny beaches of Dalmatia, each region hides something unique that will make your vacation unforgettable not only for children, but also for adults. The water parks we’ve described represent just the tip of the iceberg of possibilities that await families seeking adventure and relaxation in this beautiful country.

Keep in mind that Croatia is not only about water attractions, but also about monuments full of history, breathtaking national parks and a culture rich in traditions that you can explore with your children while teaching them respect for nature and cultural heritage.

This article is part of a series we are preparing for families planning a vacation in Croatia. We want these special moments spent together in the bosom of Croatian nature, among its people and culture, to become not only a moment of relaxation, but also an inspiration to explore the world together, learn and have fun.

We encourage you to follow our series, as in future articles we will share even more tips and inspiration for an unforgettable family vacation in Croatia. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot by the beach, wildlife, or educational and entertainment attractions, Croatia offers something special for every family. Join us on this journey and make your next vacation full of adventures, discoveries and time spent together that will stay in your hearts forever.

Of course, we also invite you to take advantage of our accommodation offer, which will give you a great base for exploring and enjoying the attractions Croatia has to offer you!

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