Krakow With Kids: 13 Fun Things To With Children In Krakow

Are you looking for fun things to do with kids in Krakow?  If you’re visiting Krakow with children and searching for the best things to do in Krakow with kids, here are 13 things to do in Poland Krakow!

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Guided golf cart tour in Krakow. Wawel Castle.

A Golf Cart Tour Of The City

You can catch a guided tour on a golf cart! If you’re visiting Krakow with kids and they only have little legs or their legs are a bit puffed out, it’s definitely worth considering

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The market square which is 40,000 square metres!

The Old Town Of Krakow

Krakow was preparing for a visit from the Pope, four days after us, so the streets were much busier than usual. It was estimated that over a million people would be descending upon Krakow for World Youth Day.

Krakow is one of Europe’s oldest cities and became the capital of Poland in 1038. The ‘old town‘ as it is now referred to is the medieval city which was established in 1257.  Most of the streets run off the Grand Square.  The city used to have fortifications around it however only a few parts of this wall still stands. In its place is The Planty Ring of Gardens.

Krakow, like many eastern European countries, has an interesting history flitting between democratic Poland, communist Lithuania, sleepy Austria and returning to modern-day Poland.

It is definitely worth more than a 45-minute visit and we would really like to go back.

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A remaining section of the fortified walls, to the right.
Main street leading from the Barbican to Grand Square
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Looking back towards the Old Wall and Barbican.
Wonderful little streets with tucked away bars.
Streets dating back to the medieval period.

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Churches in Krakow

I am quite convinced that our tour guide told us there were 127 churches in Krakow but of course now I cannot find any literature to actually prove it. Wikipedia states that there are over 120 but doesn’t give me an exact figure.

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Saint Mary’s Church in Krakow.
Catholic church
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Road off the market place

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What Else Can You Do In Krakow With Kids?

The Market Square

The market square is huge and is always filled with street entertainers, easter and Christmas markets, market stalls and cosy cafes. It’s a Krakow tradition to buy your child a Polish bagel called obwarzanek. They’re on sale in various places around the square.

Rynek Underground – Podziemia Rynku

This museum is under the market square and it displays a thousand years of Polish history in a super modern way through hi-tech experiences.

Krakow Free Walking Tour

This tour gives you a great intro to Krakow’s history & the layout of the city. Although it’s free, you’re supposed to tip. The meeting point is between the Florianska Gate and the Barbican.

Museum of Polish Aviation

Take the kids to see Poland’s old aeroplanes! This is a looking and touching museum, perfect for children to explore.

Wawel Royal Castle – Zamek Królewski na Wawelu

Wawel’s history began over twelve centuries ago however, the castle you see today is the result of multiple rebuilds following an array of destructions.

Kazimierz – The Old Jewish district

Krakow’s Kazimierz which was inhabited only by Jewish people is an old quarter dating from the XIV century. It used to be a seperate city with its own walls and is now a bustling and thriving warren of restaurants and funky cafes.

History Land

A cross between Lego Land and the natural history museum, History Land shows models of famous Polish battles and historical events. There’s also a huge Lego room where they can create their own cities.

Krakow Chocolate Factory

No explanation is needed for this!

Cracow Rope Park

A kids’ paradise with zip lines and obstacle courses with rope bridges and swings.  There’s also trampolining.

The Salt Mines of Wieliczka

The mines were listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1978. They’re unusual to see and certainly the only salt mines we’ve seen in Europe.


Auschwitz Birkenau was the biggest Nazi concentration camp. More than a million people lost their lives there. The guided tour is roughly 4 hours but is not recommended for kids under 14.

Blonia Commons and Jordan Park

Jordan Park is right next to Blonia Commons. There’s a lake with canoes and paddleboats for rent and a small train that tours the park. A wooden castle play-park and loads of hiking and biking trails too.

Aqua Park

This is one of the largest indoor water parks in Poland, offering slides, a rapid river and a dedicated children’s paddling pool. The water is heated to 29 degrees!

Other Things To Do In Krakow With Kids

Ideas On Where To Stay

We stayed just outside the Barbican in the Aparthotel Basztowa with our three kids who were 6, 7 and 12. However, there are plenty of other nice places to stay.

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