Top 7 Places to Visit With Kids In Serbia

A mom and dad with three children, walking in a grass field.

Without a doubt, traveling is one of the most valuable gifts we can give to our children. While exploring the world, kids get to soak in different cultures, broaden their horizons, and create lifelong memories. So, if you’re looking for places to visit with kids in Serbia, we’ve got you covered!

From fresh-air mountain resorts to exciting aquaparks, each spot on our list will give your kids the time of their lives and — as a bonus — awaken your inner child!

Ready for an adventure? Let’s go!

Best Places to Visit With Kids In Serbia

In the past, we’ve written about the top touristy spots in Serbia, as well as the less famous but equally captivating hidden gems in Belgrade and the whole country. Of course, many of those recommendations are great for family trips, too.

Still, when traveling with kiddos, your priorities may be different. Of course, safety is a must. In addition to that, you probably want lots of open space with fresh air and abundant nature. Or a place with kid-friendly activities to keep them engaged and occupied.

So, in this guide, we’ll specifically focus on the places most rewarding for the little ones and their parents.

1. Ada Ciganlija Adventure Park

A river island, Ada Ciganlija, is a short bus ride away from the center of Belgrade. In summer, it’s a perfect place for swimming, sunbathing, and all your usual beach activities.

On top of that, the little island is brimming with nature, trees, playgrounds, and sports fields. For kids, though, the best thing about this place is the adventure park.

The park’s got a fine variety of obstacles, so your little ones can run, climb, and jump all they like. Plus, they’ll get to experience moving between trees at a height of four to eight meters.

Lucky for parents, the adventure park doesn’t only cater to kids; the obstacles vary in difficulty, and adults can have as much fun as children.

You’ll get all the necessary equipment at the venue, and the staff will guide you through the activities. Bear in mind, though, that the minimum height for children is 130cm. 

All in all, if you and your family are the outdoorsy type, you’ll have loads of fun, exercise, and thrill here. So, dress comfortably and give your children an adventure to remember.

2. Petroland Aquapark

Children on a colorful waterslide at an aquapark.
Embrace the excitement 🙂

Around 20km away from Novi Sad, Petroland Aquapark is a fantastic place for scorching summer days. 

The complex boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools suitable for different ages, a jacuzzi, and an artificial river for rafting. However, the most thrilling attractions are the eight water slides.

By sliding, twisting, and swirling, you and your family will have a chance to overcome your fears and plunge headfirst into pure excitement. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, one of the slides will allow you to experience a free fall.

Since the admission fees vary based on the height and number of tickets, you can see all the details here.

So, if you’re up for a dose of adrenaline (or just swimming and relaxing), pack your flip-flops and sunscreen and treat your kids to a day at the Petroland Aquapark.

3. Divčibare

A mountain in Serbia covered in snow.
Divčibare in winter ❄️

Want to develop a healthy love for the outdoors in your kiddos? Then, a mountain is the place to go.

Since the most popular choices, Kopaonik and Zlatibor, have become too urbanized (and overpriced) in recent years, we recommend Divčibare instead.

Located in western Serbia, this mountain has retained its natural charm, making it a perfect spot for true outdoor enthusiasts.

Skiing, sledding, hiking, and horseback riding are just some of the many activities you can enjoy in beautiful Divčibare. Additionally, exploring the local caves and enjoying the view while riding the zipline or the cable car will spice up your stay even more.

Best of all — this mountain is famous for its remarkably fresh air. So, if you want to give your kids a fun vacation away from the polluted cities and let them run free, definitely add Divčibare to your bucket list.

4. Museum of Illusions

A woman’s head on a plate; an exhibit at the Museum of Illusions.
Mind-twisting illusions 😵‍

If you’d like to take your kids to a place that’ll ignite their imagination, the Museum of Illusions fits the bill. Located in the very center of Belgrade, it offers dreamlike experiences that’ll make you question your own eyes.

Wooden puzzles, optical illusions, the mirror room, and the infinity well are a few of the numerous exhibitions that you’ll find in this museum. Both you and your kids will get to marvel at mind-boggling illusions and take tons of quirky photos.

The admission fees are 900 RSD for adults and 650 RSD for children (aged 5 -15). At the same time, a family ticket (2 adults+2 kids) will set you back 2500RSD.

So, if you’re up for a dreamlike adventure, take your family to the Museum of Illusions and get ready to experience the impossible.

5. Nikola Tesla Museum

For a more scientific but equally fun experience, head to the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade.

One of the greatest people from the region, Nikola Tesla, transformed the world with his brilliant inventions. And as it happens, exhibitions at this place are the perfect way to introduce your kids to the life and work of this genius.

But don’t worry — it’s not the kind of museum to make you yawn and wonder if it’s too early to leave. Namely, if you join a guided tour, you get to see the demonstrations of Tesla’s experiments with electricity, along with the models of his inventions.

A tour in English costs 800 RSD per person and takes about an hour. Just remember to bring cash, since credit cards aren’t accepted.

6. Experience the Local Tradition at Salaš

A child looking at chickens at a salaš, one of the best places to visit with kids in Serbia.
The charms of salaš 🐥

Have you ever heard about salaš? Traditionally, it’s a small rural farmstead (typically in Vojvodina) with a family of farmers living and working there.

More recently, though, many of those farmsteads provide accommodation and activities for tourists. Indeed, these places have plenty to offer — a relaxing atmosphere, a natural environment, and loads of fun activities for a whole family to enjoy.

Depending on the place, you could try horseback riding, play with farm animals, taste homemade wine, and enjoy the traditional cuisine. In other words, you get to immerse yourself in the local culture.

There are many salaši to choose from, but here are some of the popular options:

7. Museum of Chocolate

The entrance to the Museum of Chocolate in Serbia, with chocolate-themed decorations.
The most delicious museum 😋

At last, here’s something to sweeten your stay in Serbia — literally. Located right beside the Kalemegdan Fortress, the Museum of Chocolate in Belgrade is an absolute dream come true for any kid (and most adults).

As a place for all things chocolate, it offers a delicious sneak peek into the world of everyone’s favorite dessert. Specifically, visitors can learn about the history of chocolate and see how it’s made.

In addition to the exhibitions, you can also attend the museum’s workshop and make your own chocolate using your favorite ingredients. It’s a fun activity for the whole family, letting you unleash your creativity and, most importantly, enjoy the dessert.

Here are the ticket prices:

 

Workshop included

Workshop not included

Adults

700 RSD

1200 RSD

Children (aged 5-12)

500 RSD

900 RSD

Family (two adults and two or three children)

2000 RSd

3300 RSD

So, if you’re kids have inherited the sweet tooth from you, it’s time to forget about dentists and cavities for a moment and have your fill of sweet treats at the Museum of Chocolate.

Sharing Experiences With Kids

Finally, you’ve got a fine choice of places to visit with kids in Serbia. Each spot is perfect for enjoying quality family time and making invaluable memories. In the end, you’ll all walk away with new experiences and adorable photos for your album.

Another thing you can do with kiddos? You can practice Serbian language skills, of course. To help you with that, we’ll send you a newsletter containing practical self-study sheets every two weeks. It’s free, so sign up here and let your whole family join in on the fun!

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