Things to Do in Riga with Kids

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Things to Do in Riga with Kids

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  • Erin S
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful adventures in Riga. Beautiful buildings, churches, canals, and monuments.
    We loved the canal and river boat cruise to see the sights from a different perspective.
    Written 4 June 2024
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  • Edna
    Harrogate, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent public transport from airport, no need to pay for a taxi. Old Town about 1km sq and very easy to walk round. Lots of churches, go up towers for the view over Riga. City and surrounds very clean. Markets a must see. Sigulda worth a visirlt as is nearby Turaida Castle. Take a trip on river and canal. Food very good. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 28 May 2024
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  • eardley_towers
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The house of the black heads has been rebuilt in 1999 the only original bit of it is the foundations and basement which you can view for a small entrance fee. It is worth a visit but bare in mind that they use it a conference place and some of the museum may be closed which happened to us.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Deryn H
    Waterlooville, UK2,450 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fantastic museum. The entrance to the museum is shaped like a Rolls Royce radiator, very clever. We were a group booking and were given a local guide to take us round. She spent one and a half hours telling us about all the unique vehicles, how they ran, why they changed and evolved, all sorts of interesting facts and managed to keep the group listening to her the whole way round which was unusual for our group as they usually lose interest after a while. They also had a merchandising shop where I bought a T shirt as a very reasonable price.
    Written 14 June 2024
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  • Mike O
    Roanoke, VA1,331 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressively tall. As we strolled along walkways along the river through the park, we stopped here to reflect and take photos.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • Leanne B
    Glasgow, UK43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came across this park when we had visited St Peter's Church. It's immaculately kept, with beautiful flowers and grass next to the canal. Seeing as where I live the parks are litter filled and unkempt, this was lovely.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • haka
    Detroit, MI287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this open air museum recently. It was easy to access it, Tram 1 from town, short walk from last stop.

    The museum was half closed - only 4 and half houses were open for visitors. We walked around in the snow and still enjoyed what was available, it was very atmospheric and still many interesting wooden buildings, churches, windmills, all including some English description.

    We were a little unhappy to find out that no cafes were open - sitting in a warm cafe after the long walk in the snow would've been important for our experience. But we didn't have to worry for too long, the last open house we visited was the fishermen's village, manned by Mr Georg who invited us to sit down to the table in the warm, he offered some history and interesting facts regarding the museum and life in Latvia and he also invited us to a cup of coffee. Never before a black instant coffee tasted so good !!!! Mr Georg managed to pull the whole visit together for us and we left with such a happy and warm feeling.

    Great visit, great experience.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • apars0n
    Manchester, UK643 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    6 euros gets you to the 15th floor by lift, and stairs to deck on 17th floor.
    Great view of the market hangars, the old town, the river and the surrounding areas.
    The Academy of Sciences building is easy to spot, close to the central market, but construction work at the station as part of the Rail Baltica project means you might find it a little awkward to get to. Use the tunnel next to the railway station, and visit the central markets whilst in the area, as well as the Jewish Ghetto (you can see an isolated railway truck from the panoramic deck, looking towards the river)
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fun house, decorated by cats in a very specific position.
    Legend says the owner of the house created the cats when he was denied access to a certain guild and used the cats figures to show what he thought about this decision.
    Written 31 October 2023
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  • Adrian T
    Silchester, UK200 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get tram No 11 which stops outside the entrance. This zoo is not large but of an adequate size to while away a few hours. Entrance fee is 15 euros. This zoo is old but they have been updating the exhibits and areas since independence so that the experience for both the visitors and inhabitants is better. There are older buildings which have been repurposed to good effect and there are still old cages to show how improvements have been made. The African zone is a good example of modern zoo exhibits. There are plenty of animals on show but it was rainy when I visited so not many cared to venture outside. The highlight was the lynx kitten which seemed not to have a care in the world while its parents slept the day away. Good views over the lake as well where the local cat population comes to say hello. All in all, this was worth the visit.
    Written 30 July 2023
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  • Christopher E
    Truro, UK346 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This street is well worth a visit. The old buildings really give an wonderful impression of the style of Riga Old Town.There are some lovely restaurants in the vicinity as well.
    Written 10 January 2023
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  • Brittany_11_10
    Los Angeles, CA1,733 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely garden and park within easy walking distance of Old City Riga (and shops, restaurants, and other sights/sites). Nice for strolling, taking your dog for a walk, having your kid(s) run around, etc.
    Written 11 September 2023
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  • DryGarmagon
    Vilnius, Lithuania8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just a 15-minute brisk walk from Riga's Old Town is this wonderful park. There's literally a magnetic lake here that draws you in and doesn't let go. We literally "hung out" for almost an hour. And then there's the zoo - small, but worthy of a lover's attention.
    Written 29 August 2022
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    These wonderful and tranquil canals are perfect for a stroll or a picnic on one of the banks.
    It's also lovely to take a rowbot and explore the canals for an hour or so.
    Written 1 November 2023
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  • Seb O
    Waterlooville, UK435 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great statue with a good story behind it which I know the walking tours will tell you in terms of its design. See how high you can reach to give the animals a kiss or a rub.
    Written 4 May 2024
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