Attractions for children in Pomorskie

Pomorskie through the eyes of a child - what attractions await here for the youngest? Pomorskie region is - as someone well noticed - a "sea of ​​possibilities" for arriving tourists and residents. The wide range of attractions makes that not only adults, but most of all children, feel here like fish in the water - sometimes in the literal sense.

Communing with nature - sandy beaches, the sea, lakes - and participation in interesting events is not only a possibility of fun, but also an encouraging form of education for the youngest. Pomorskie has an innumerable number of places that are worth visiting with their pupils and plenty of opportunities for family and active recreation.

Clean and sandy beaches in Pomorskie are dream places for children to play

When asked what areas must be seen and in which events to participate, it is difficult to answer unambiguously. Below we will try to bring a bit of the amazing attractions of the region, which will reveal the mystery ... Visiting, which cannot be overlooked in the family plans is the Tri-City, which means: Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot.

Gdańsk attractiones for children

In saying that everyone will find something for themselves here, there is no exaggeration:

• Lovers of sweets will be delighted - CIU-CIU Art is a must for them in Gdańsk. It is the smallest in Poland manufacture creating sweets based on seventeenth-century technology.
manufaktura tworząca słodycze w oparciu o XVII wieczną technologię.• In the same city there will also be something for small scientists - Hewelianum Center - giving the opportunity to learn through fun.
• Fun for animal lovers is undoubtedly the ZOO in Gdańsk giving the opportunity to meet as many as 200 species of animals!

Gdynia for everyone
• Extreme sports enthusiasts will also find something for thenselves - Kolibki Adventure Park is a great adventure for supporters of strong experiences. Off-road vehicles, quads, paintball, children's amusement park - this and many other attractions await guests in Gdynia.
• Sopot, apart from walking along the longest pier in Europe, is an opportunity to visit the local Aquapark. Water attractions will please everyone - regardless of their age.
However, Pomorskei is not only the Tri-City, but many other coastal towns and extensive Kashubia. There is also where to stay. The World of Labyrinths in Scar, City Park with the largest playground in Wejherowo, Malbork Castle, the upside down house in Szymbark, Kashubian Miniature Park, Łeba Park - one of the best Dinosaur Parks in the country and observation tower in Wieżyca. It is worth to remember also the name Dolina Charlotty. A dream place for leisure for entire families with a forest amphitheater and the legendary Rock Legends festival. Children will certainly not be bored here, there are many interesting attractions waiting for them here: Rope Park, Zoo with Land of Fairy Tales, Water Safari Zoo, Seal Center, kayaks and pedal boats, fishing, horse rides, playground, football pitch mesh, inflatables and many amenities. Come and discover Pomorskie, we assure you that it is not even half of the attractions that await families with children.

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Sołdek - a department of the Central Museum of the Sea

The SS Sołdek is the first released seagoing ship in the history of the Polish shipyard industry. Built in the Gdańsk Shipyard in 1948, it owes its name to Stanisław Sołdek, a leading shipyard worker.

The ship is a prototype of the series 29 coal and ore carriers - small B30 bulkers built during the years 1949-1954 in the Gdańsk Shipyard. It was designed by a team of Polish constructors under the supervision of Henryk Giełdzik MSc Eng. During a week of work, approximately 45 tonnes of naval steel elements were assembled. The construction of the coal and ore carrier used approximately 300 thousand rivets; their weight amounted to about 6% of the weight of the entire hull.

The ship was launched on 6 November 1948. According to prior agreements, the unit was intended to have the name of a leading shipyard worker. The honour fell to Stanisław Sołdek, a mock-up maker. The godmother of the ship was his wife, Helena. On 21 October 1949, under the command of Master Mariner Zbigniew Rybiański, "Sołdek" began its first- ever voyage to Szczecin, which hosted the official raising of the flag on 25 October 1949. The first foreign voyage took place during the days 26-30 October 1949, when "Sołdek" transported coal to Ghent in Belgium.

Until 2 January 1981, "Sołdek" made 1479 voyages. During its 31 years of use, the ship transported over 3.5 million tonnes of cargo and called at over 60 ports. After a short time, "Sołdek" was presented to the National Museum of the Sea. During the summer of 1989, it docked at the Ołowianki wharf as a ship-museum. Tourists visiting "Sołdek" can learn about the historical construction of the coal and ore carrier with a raised quarter deck, four cargo holds and superstructures on the midships midships and stern. The sides exhibit a no-longer-used welded and riveted hull structure. The decks contain the lids of the four cargo holds, the bow anchor and loading devices powered by steam engines. The boom cranes were operated with winches from UNRRA supplies. The most interesting of the accessible decks is certainly the boat deck, with the rescue equipment of the ship and the emergency helmsman's station. The superstructure of the midships midships and the stern allow the visitors to learn about the social conditions of the officers and mariners halfway through the past Century. The wheelhouse, which initially did not even have a radar, contains historical equipment, which includess sound pipes for communication with the engine room. The fully-equipped engine room allows you to get acquainted with the no-longer-used mechanical drive of the ship, with coal-burning boilers and a piston steam machine. Two cargo holds between the engine room and the superstructure of the midships have been adapted for tourist visits. Cargo hold No. 3 hosts temporary exhibitions, while cargo hold No. 4 is home to an exhibition on the history of the construction and the running of "Sołdek" and an exposition of models of ships built by the Gdańsk Shipyard during the years 1947-84.

The ship-museum is annually visited by approximately 20 thousand tourists.

Also worth visiting:

- the Maritime Culture Centre

- the Crane

- the "Dar Pomorza" ship-museum

- the Museum of Fishing in Hel

- the Museum of the Vistula River in Tczew

- the Museum of the Vistula Reservoir in Kąty Rybackie

- the National Maritime Museum

Autor: Bartłomiej Barski, GOT

Foto: R.Baranowski, Dep. Turystyki, UMWP