If you like nature and adventure you’ve just found your next destination. Slovenia is the Greenest capital of Europe, and the country’s capital ‘Ljubljana’ is flying the Eco-friendly flag high in the air.
Slovenia is known for its pristine nature. Ideal for active tourism. Ljubljana feels more magical than most city centre’s. For families looking to do an multi adventure holiday in Europe, Slovenia is a true gem. Try our Slovenia summer adventure or our ski safari February half term week.
Ljubljana is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world.
When you visit you will feel and see it for yourselves. During the summer months Ljubljana runs its annual arts & culture festival offering an array of family friendly events.
Even the most guarded teenagers will have to admit, that Ljubljana is not just a ‘Green’ city. But in fact Ljubljana is a very ‘cool’ place to have stayed. From live music to the outstanding open air events, the capital has an exciting & intimate feel.
Best views in Ljubljana
At the number one spot is Neboticnik. The rooftop bar of the Skyscraper building offers panoramic views. The next best picture can be taken from the tallest tower of the castle. However, you’ll need to battle 120 steps to the top of a twisting staircase. In joint 3rd place is congress square, Dragons bridge and the Franciscan Church.
If you want something bit lazier after all of our adventures, we recommend a day in the Atlantis water park offering indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzis, hammans etc… the kids tend to play on the slides so parents can escape for a deserved rest.
Another great place is the swimming pool centre Kolezija. As with everything in Slovenia its a superb clean facility offering an olympic size pool. It’s a great place to swim and also chill, there are plenty of sun beds and garden areas. In the same place there is also a nice recreational area with a basketball court, table tennis and a bar for the parents.
Slovenia is also a ‘bike friendly’ country and so is Ljubljana. You can rent bikes in many locations and explore the city on two wheels, the local government is encouraging people to do this and the old town. Green Hills is a local company that we warmly recommend not just for bike rentals ( they also have e-bikes in their offer) but also for bike tours so join them on one of their gorgeous tours and explore hidden trails of Slovenia.
A bit different
For something fun and different try a visit to the Museum of Illusions; its a unique experience and suitable for all generations, the mind can trick you in the most amazing ways and if you don˙t believe us go there and see for yourselves.
Escape rooms are becoming more and more popular. There are a few to choose in the centre of Ljubljana. There you can find Mind Maze, Enigma rioumand the Key Rooms which are great experiences for families with teenagers. Why not make a competition out of it. Parents Vs Kids ?
Talking about all of these adventures and not mentioning any food and wine in Slovenia wouldn´t be very thorough or professional from ourside, so this is the reason why we also recommend going on a food tour in Ljubljana. Get familiar with the local Slovenian cuisine and also fall in love with their wine. Food tour Ljubljana is a company that will show you the best that Slovenia has to offer culinary wise and they will make sure that you enjoy every minute of the tour and that you come back to your hotel in a highly contented state.
One of the interesting things is also the food market that takes place every friday where the Open Kitchen event takes place. From mid of March to October every friday chefs from Slovenia & beyond cook on the food market presenting different methods of food preparation and also showcasing food from around the world. All of this is accompanied by live music, and we truly belive that this is a beautiful experience.
Out of town
A lovely walk to do and not far from Ljubljana is Smarna Gora where the views are breath taking.
We highly recommend a trip to Lake Bohinj, the green oasis in the heart of Triglav National park. It’s a very special place. Here you can hike, bike and swim. For adventurous teens you may also want to try the Vogel zip line.