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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The Danuta Baduszkowa Music Theatre in Gdynia
The Music Theatre in Gdynia, just music... Danuta Baduszkowa as a woman and an institution
When in 1957 she came to the Coast along with Wacław Śniady and Stanisław Ptak, probably few people imagined that it would be her name that would be permanently tied to the institution they founded. For a relatively long time the Voivodeship Company under the name of the Music Theatre was treated with reserve and disparaged, and almost nobody wrote about it. Such passages as "a Fröbel kindergarten of an operetta" or "a costly event, at any rate" can hardly be taken as a serious and reliable description of this phenomenon, which, it should be added, was rather suspicious both to the Communist establishment (as it befitted not the working masses to take part in such entertainment) and the critics (who were fascinated at the time by original companies such as Bim-Bom, Co-To, and, slightly later, the Afanasyev Family Circus).
True, the first seasons were not that innovative - with classical operettas by Strauss, Offenbach, Friml, and Millcker, vaudevilles by Schubert, Kurpiński, Moniuszko, and "proven" musical comedies. And a few more recent Italian and German compositions. A breakthrough came at last in the 1960's, when the Gdynia stage first featured the famous world musicals, "My Fair Lady" by AJ Lerner and F. Loewe, directed by S. Kwaskowski, as well as "Anything Goes" by C. Porter, "Promises - Promises" by B. Bacharach, and "Rinaldo in campo" by D. Modugno, directed by Baduszkowa herself.
An undoubted merit of Danuta Baduszkowa, who was also called "the inspirer of the development of Polish musical", was the introduction of Polish performances to the stage, which began in 1967 with the premiere of "Panowie z ogłoszenia" ("Gentlemaen of the Ads") by Jacek Korczakowski and Stefan Rembowski. At first they were adaptations of popular books, such as Sienkiewicz's "With Fire and Sword", Dołęga-Mostowicz's "The Career of Nicodemus Dyzma", Przymanowski's "Four Tank-Men and a Dog", and Hašek's "The Good Soldier Švejk". Eventually, and that was a novelty, original Polish musicals, written particularly for the purposes of the Gdynia stage, made it to the repertoire, such as J. Tomaszewski's "Kaper Królewski", R. Damrosz's "Madagaskar", and A. Bloch's "Pan Zagłoba".
The new repertoire required educating a new type of performer, hence probably the idea of the Vocal and Artistic Studio established by Baduszkowa, and active to this day. We may add, a particularly great idea. Thanks to the presence of students the supporting parts became much livelier, and also the Theatre acquired a greater significance by teaching recognised artistes, who, also today, make up the core of the casts of Polish musical theatres, to mention only Roma in Warsaw and Capitol in Wrocław.
Looking at this from the 1950's perspective, we notice that the Music Theatre in Gdynia consistently manages to implement that "original idea of Baduszkowa's" regarding the musical repertoire. There was no shortage of renowned figures, artistes, and performers, such as Ernest Bryll, Wojciech Młynarski, Jerzy Wasowski, Jeremi Przybora, Adam Hanuszkiewicz, Jerzy Stuhr, Leszek Możdżer, Grzegorz Turnau, Justyna Steczkowska, and Robert Janowski. Global hits were not lacking either - "Fiddler on the Roof", "Les Miserables", "West Side Story", "Evita", "Hair", "Chicago", "Fame". Finally, there were plenty of important performances that rose to the rank of unique events, such as the famous "Kolęda-Nocka" by Bryll, "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Nieszpory ludźmierskie", a trans-opera "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the outstanding shows of the ballet "Opentaniec" and the hip-hop "12 ławek".
Currently the Music Theatre is undergoing construction work connected with the extension of the theatre building. The first stage of development is the creation of the New Stage with 300 seats in the auditorium. The building has a separate entrance, foyer, ticket booths, cloakrooms and dressing rooms. The New Stage will be handed over in April 2012. The last major stage of the extension is the enlargement of the Large Stage audience. The audience will receive 377 more seats, which will give a total of 1064 seats. The foyer will be enlarged with a new storey and additional rooms. The extended auditorium. will have a new roof over it. The work on the extension of the Theatre is due to end in 2013.