If you’re planning a family trip to Romania, you definitely need to block out some time to spend in Romania’s capital city, Bucharest. Bucharest is a bustling city that’s full of history and modern culture, which makes it a great place to absorb all of the things that are fascinating about Romania. However, it can sometimes be tough to find things to interest the kids in your group. Take a look at a few attractions that are sure to entertain the kids while you explore what’s great about the city.
If your kids like watching live shows with costumes, dancing, and music, a trip to the Romanian National Opera is in order. While you may be interested in the operas or ballets that happen at night, the kids will want to see the children’s matinees earlier in the day. There your kids can watch classic stories like Hansel and Gretel or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs come to life on stage. You’ll get a kick out of watching these favorites right along with your children.
Museums aren’t always a favorite for kids, but your kids might make an exception for this one. The Village Museum is an outdoor museum that contains monuments of various types of Romanian architecture. It opened in May of 1936, and currently contains 272 peasant farms and houses for your kids to explore. They’ll love getting a close up look at the different structures that made up authentic Romanian villages of the past, and the open-air setting of the museum will give your kids the chance to stretch their legs and enjoy the outdoors.
Kid’s Town, or Oraselul Copiilor, should definitely be on your must-see list. Visit on a day when you have plenty of time to spend, because there are at least 60-70 rides to check out, and if your kids like roller coasters, they’ll probably want to try them all.
The funfair has a variety of rides that range from vintage to brand new and exciting. There’s also a steam train, a toy store, and plenty of places to grab a bag of popcorn or sit down for a meal of mici, a type of meatball made out of pork, beef, and mutton and shaped into something resembling a small, caseless sausage.
If those activities aren’t enough, your kids may also enjoy a guided Bucharest city tour. You can find both walking tours and double-decker bus tours, depending on how much energy you and the kids have that day. One thing is for sure – you and your kids will leave the city of Bucharest with memories that will last a lifetime.