The gorgeous former Soviet country of Georgia nestled high in the Caucasus Mountains at the meeting point of Europe and Asia, has often been promoted as a romantic destination (and quite rightly so!) But Georgia is as good a destination for a family vacation as it is for a romantic getaway! It can conveniently be considered as a family-friendly destination given the wide choices of tourist attractions and activities it offers. If you are wondering what are the best things to do with kids in Georgia – Europe, read on:
Take an exciting roller coaster ride at the Mtatsminda Park
Mtatsminda Park is a popular, landscaped theme park located at the top of Mount Mtatsminda, overlooking the Georgian capital – Tbilisi. Proudly possessing over 100 years of history, it flaunts almost everything from a big Ferris Wheel at the edge of the mountain to a child entertainment centre to souvenir shops, cafes and picnic zones. There’s a lot for youngsters too, at the Mtatsminda Park.
Timings: 12 PM to 11:45 PM
Embrace the unique Swim-with-Dolphins experience at Batumi’s Dolphinarium
The Dolphinarium in Batumi offers an affordable and wildly entertaining dolphin show in Georgian, English and Russian languages. Accommodating 700 spectators, the show lasts for 20-30 minutes apt for people of all age groups. Individuals can indulge in the swim-with-dolphin experience as well. Furthermore, there are amusement rides exclusively for kids!
Timings: 11 AM to 6 PM, Monday Closed
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Fall in Love with the Nature Again at the National Botanical Garden of Georgia
Formerly termed as the ‘Tbilisi Botanical Garden’, the National Botanical Garden of Georgia is a hotspot that will make you fall in love with Mother Nature again! The garden is in the capital city of Tbilisi, and lets you walk amidst centuries-old trees and witness a gorgeous waterfall. Kids can have an enjoyable time in the children’s playground created exclusively for them. This is one of the best things to do with kids in Georgia.
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM daily
Relish the Finger-Licking Food of ‘Old Borjomi’
Old Borjomi is probably the best restaurant of Borjomi, a resort town in Georgia. Providing barbecue, international, grill and vegan options, this mid-priced eatery wins the heart of adults and kids alike. If possible, book a table in advance as it is one of the most sought-after restaurants of the town.
Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM daily
Do some boating on Lake Ritsa
A well-known lake lying at a height of 950 meters above sea level and surrounded by mixed mountain forests and sub-alpine meadows, the Lake Ritsa proves to be a matchless beauty for travellers. Its turquoise, cold, clear waters flawlessly reflect the woods and mountains, making it a visual treat for visitors. You can rent a boat and take the kids on a fun boating expedition! Fun memories, guaranteed!Include this in your ‘Best things to Do with Kids in Georgia’ list.