With COVID-19 pandemic resulting in travel restrictions, many families will choose to stay at home this year. Here are six ideas for places to visit with children in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1. The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Established in 1888, the Museum contains several collections presenting the entire history of the country. A beautiful Botanical Garden features not only amazing plants but also a Living Collection of animals.
2. Vjetrenica and Bijambare caves
Vjetrenica and Bijambare caves represent ideal destinations for a short family trip. The Bijambare cave is located in a protected nature park only 30 kilometers away from Sarajevo. A guided tour of the cave is available daily.
Vjetrenica is the biggest and best-explored cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is famous for its unique biodiversity. The cave is located in Ravno Municipality, some 80 kilometers away from Mostar in direction of Trebinje. The temperature inside the cave is around 11 degrees Celsius, so visitors are advised to bring warm clothes.
3. Pionirska dolina
Pionirska dolina is a park and zoo located in Sarajevo. Children will have the oportunity to see a lot of animals. The park also features slides, swings, bouncy castles and many more gadgets.
The first alpine coaster in the country is located at Mount Trebevic, only a short car ride away from downtown Sarajevo. It offers a safe but exciting adventure for the youngest. It aso features playrooms and a restaurant with a stunning view.
5. Prokosko lake
Prokosko lake at Mount Vranica is an ideal destination for a weekend away or just a picnic. Breathtaking views, swimming and hiking – all available at fair prices. The nearby town of Fojnica is also worth visiting.
6. Skakavac waterfall
Located only 12 kilometers always from downtown Sarajevo, Skakavac waterfall is an ideal hiking destination. Even younger children should be able to walk if you start in the Nahorevo district.
The village of Lukomir is located at Mount Bjelasnica, 1,300 meters above the sea level. Reachable only in summer, the village preserves the unique lifestyle of semi-nomadic mountaineers. The village can be reached by car over Babin do village, or on foot through the village of Umoljani.