Pomorskie is where the adventure with children begins. Our children are different, finding common attractions for them can be troublesome. In order to combine fun, getting to know the region, its history and culture, we try to make a list in Attractions for children in Pomorskie, part 1.
For seekers of old "shopping malls"
An interesting proposition will be the reconstructed Faktoria Handlowa in Pruszcz Gdanski. Today it is hard to imagine that the trading settlement was located directly on the lake and thus had a connection with the sea. Here was the center of amber trade with the provinces of the Roman Empire. In the Chief’s Cottage, amber is the main exhibit, the modern exhibition is intertwined with the exhibition “Magic of the Amber Road – Treasures from Pruszcz Gdanski“.
Next to there is the Market Hall, where meetings with live archeology are organised, a place of meetings with live archeology and reconstruction. Amber processing, giving it the final shape and polishing took place in the amber craftsman’s workshop in the Amber Maker’s Cottage. Other equipment and tools are in the Blacksmith’s Hut.
Sometimes you can shoot a bow here, various activities are organized for the whole family.
For lovers of transport - travel by narrow-gauge railway and cable ferry
A ride on the Low Land Commuter Railway from Nowy Dwor Gdanski or along the Vistula Spit. Built in the 19th century in the Low Land and the Vistula Split for transporting agricultural products from the surrounding fields to processing plants. Today, the narrow-gauge railway is a real attraction, especially the “summer” ride, especially in an open wagon with the wind in your hair.
You can start your journey at various stations. However, the biggest experience will be the funicular ride on the swing bridge over the Szkarpawa River. A popular alternative is the Sztutowo – Stegna – Junoszyno – Jantar – Mikoszewo – Right Bank of the Vistula River. Getting off at the „Right Brzeg Wisły” stop, a walk to the Mewia Łacha reserve is an interesting supplement to the trip.
Using the ferry crossing Świbno – Mikoszewo we will get to Sobieszewska Island.
After artificially digging a new mouth of the Vistula in 1895, waterway communication was created. Today, the ferry crossing shortens the travel time to Gdańsk by over 20 kilometers. The “Swibno” ferry is a cable ferry, its cable is fixed on both sides of the river. The propulsion is provided by a tugboat sailing nearby. The journey takes only a few minutes, you can sail alone, with a bicycle, with a car.
For amber seekers
Beaches are a great place to collect amber. Small nuggets of this more than 40 million-year-old petrified resin are washed up in larger quantities after the storm on the beaches. All it takes is a bit of luck and patience to find your own souvenir from the Baltic Sea while walking along the beach. After returning home, we can decorate coloring books, pictures or make holiday amulets with the help of glue with finer amber. Every year, the International Amber Fishing Competition is held in Jantar.
A boat trip even for those, who don’t like the sea
Visiting the seaports, it is worth taking a cruise. It can be a stylized pirate ship, a catamaran, or a small vessel both in the waters of the port canal, in the Gulf of Gdansk or in the open sea – the offer is very wide. The choice depends on your holiday destination, the length of the cruise or your preferences. On most vessels, the cruise is diversified by a guide’s story and life music.
The most popular tourist cruises are cruises on the Gdansk – Westerplatte route, cruises from the Tri-City to Hel, cruises from ports of Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia, Puck, Jastarnia, Hel, Wladyslawowo, Leba, Ustka. Tourist cruises on Ostrzyckie Lake in the Kashubian Switzerland or on the “Kashubian Sea” including the lakes like: Wdzydzkie, Radolne and Golun, in the Wdzydze Landscape Park.