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Adventures with Nicholas

Dear children! Our town was given the name by Saint Nicholas. His image is also found on the coat-of- arms of the town and carved above the entrance to St Nicholas Church. The cheerful character of St Nicholas (in Slovak: Svätý Mikuláš) will accompany you through various fun activities around the town. To show you all the adventures, he´ll become a cavemantourist and bandit; he´ll stop at the ZOO, bath at Aquapark Tatralandia, solve the mysteries of Rebus and Paradox escape rooms. Right in the historic centre, he´ll stop at the fountain, in a gallery garden and in a land of illusion. He likes to ride a bike along the bike trail running along the River Váh up to the Water Slalom Area, where he can overcome the tracks like an Olympic champion or play mini golf. If he wants to experience adrenaline inducing activities, he joins a laser shootout or experiences the feeling of free fall at Hurricane Factory. A playful leaflet is also prepared for you in our INFORMATION CENTRE. Just get it and embark on an adventure. Choose the right accommodationrestaurant and events. All you have to do is enter "For families with children" when selecting. To make sure you don't forget your adventures, buy souvenirs with cheerful figures of St Nicholas in the INFORMATION CENTER.

If you have experienced at least 3 of these adventures and you´ve got an image testimony, visit the INFORMATION CENTER to get a reward - a NICHOLAS´ CAP, which you can also fill with colours.   

FOUNTAIN METAMORPHOSIS

You can read from it the names of seventy personalities born in Liptovský Mikuláš. For example, an inventor Eduard Penkala was a very wise man indeed! He patented 70 inventions, including a rotating toothbrush, an ink fountain pen and a thermophore.
 
Besides Eduard Penkala, the fountain contains the name of another eminent inventor – Aurel Stodola. He is the author of a complicated theory of steam and gas turbines. The upper part of the fountain looks like turbine blades. They can be turned, they shine and are colourful. Look closer and you can see the reflection of surrounding houses in them. Aurel Stodola was a respected professor. His most-famous student Albert Eintein once said about him: “His power lies in his constant desire for knowledge and an exceptional clarity of his thinking.” 
Children often meet at the fountain and play in the splashing water. How about joining them? Or would you rather like to taste a delicious cake and ice cream on one of the summer terraces in the area? 
- activity duration – based on client´s interest

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
CONTACT
Fountain Metamorhosis, 
Námestie osloboditeľov, north side, Liptovský Mikuláš
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GET CAUGHT

Let yourself be captured and you will find yourself in Jánošík's Torture Chamber or Courtroom. Here you can become a judge, a lawyer and Jánošík himself in period costumes. Don't forget to take a selfie in a judge's chair or on a rack! You can also head to a newly opened Jánošík´s Garden.

Over 300 years ago, Slovak mountains were homes of well-built bandits. They used to wear folk costumes, had long hair in plaits, pistols tucked in belts and carried shepherd´s hatches in their hands. Led by captain Juro Jánošík, they stole guns, money, food, clothes and hid their loot in secret hiding places.
That´s why Jánošík was caught, imprisoned in Liptovský Mikuláš, tortured, tried and finally hanged on gallows. Have a look at the Torture chamber of Jánošík and find out something about the past times. Have a photo of yourself as a bandit´s captain taken and use a big hammer to mint a coin with Jánošík´s picture.
- activity duration – 1 hour
                  
ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
       
CONTACT
Museum of Janko Kráľ, Námestie osloboditeľov 30, Liptovský Mikuláš
Tel.: +421 44 552 25 54+421 915 317 490 
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Opening hours: 
15.6. - 14.9.: daily 10.00 - 18.00, Entrances at: 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30,14.30, 15.30, 16.30, 17.30
15.9. - 14.6.: Mo - Fri: 9.00 - 16.00, Sa - Su: 10.00 - 17.00
Admission: Exposition Chapters from the History of the Town and Jánošík´s Torture Chamber and Courtroome: adult 4 € / children 2 €, exhibition hall: 0,50 €
Discounts with Liptov region card !


PICNIC IN A GALLERY GARDEN 

Although located in the middle of the historical centre, Liptov Gallery of P. M. Bohúň has a beautiful garden created for picnics!

At the gallery, there is a big garden which is ideal for picnics. Take a bit to eat with you, rent a picnic blanket in the gallery, find a proper place and enjoy a picnic on the grass. Borrow a book from a special box and read a story. For example on one of atypical gallery benches. There is a name of an artist written on each of them!
The gallery garden is opened for all decent people in good weather from May to September between Tuesday to Saturday from 9.00 to 17.00. (The gallery garden is available also on Monday and Sunday but picnic blankets cannot be borrowed and toilettes cannot be used.)
From the garden, you can enter the third oldest gallery in Slovakia which is named after painter Peter Michal Bohúň. He was a portraying master. Do you know what is portraying or a portrait? Read the answer: Photos were not common over 150 years ago. When somebody wanted to keep a representation of a relative or a friend, he or she had his or her portrait made. People on Bohúň´s paintings look like in reality. He paid attention to every detail – on clothes, jewels and on the portrait of 5-year-old Marienka Medvecká, he even painted candles that children used to play with in the past. Have a look at it and find a spot where he hid his signature!
- activity duration – based on client´s interest

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
CONTACT
Liptov gallery of P. M. Bohúň, Tranovského 3, Liptovský Mikuláš
Tel.: +421 44 552 27 58 
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Opening hours of gallery garden: May - September daily 9.00-17.00
Opening hours of gallery: Tue- Sat: 10.00-17.00
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AROUND A MUSEUM WITH YOUR FAMILY

Search for the secrets of caves and life in them, for rare plants, animals and minerals. Find a fossil, slip through a narrow cave slit, and climb into a bear's lair.

In the past, people found big bones in caves. They thought it was a dragon but it was a cave bear. When it stood up on its back paws, it was twice as tall as a human. Check in our museum how huge it was! Once you enter, take a workbook with various interesting information and amusing tasks, and set out for an expedition to discover the beauty, variedness and mysteries of nature. Test yourself if you recognise animals by their sounds! Have a look at a scary wolf, playful fox cubs, various beetles and butterflies whose names sound like tongue-twisters. Examine a dinosaur and other extinct animals and plants. Study a mysterious ancient cult mask and a skeleton of a cave lion. Over 100,000 years ago, it was a feared beast of prey. If you suffer at school when you have to learn distinguish minerals, try it in our museum where minerals play music. Don´t you believe? Nature has prepared a lot of surprise! 
- activity duration – based on client´s interest
- water dispenser 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:

CONTACT

Slovak museum of nature protection and speleology, Školská 4, Liptovský Mikuláš
Tel.: +421 44 547 72 10, +421 44 547 72 30
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Price list

Discounts with Liptov region card !


 

SOLVE A DETECTIVE MYSTERY

An hour full of thrills, fun, secret ciphers and a mysterious envelope!

Solve ciphers and tasks like the well-known detectives Sherlock Holmes or Allan Edgar Poe and enjoy an exciting time full of fun.
Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, James Bond? Or Miss Marple?
Whom of these famous detectives would you like to resemble? Maybe you are even better than them! Try it and amuse yourself with your family. Solve various tasks and obstacles within an hour and escape from a locked room. When you use all your senses, you cannot miss the solution and all parts of the puzzle will fall into place!
- age <10 years
- activity duration - 1 hour 
ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:

CONTACT
Rebus Room, Vansovej 1319, Liptovský Mikuláš
Tel.: +421 903 996 776 
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Opening hours:  On order every day in the afternoon and evening hours. Booking at least 24 hours in advance.
Admission: 30 €/ couple, 40 €/ group (3 - 4 players)


RAFT LIKE AN OLYMPIAN

Tame the wild waters of an artificial canal! Float down the canoe track where Olympic canoe slalom winners Michal Martikán and Elena Kaliská train.

Liptovský Mikuláš is famous for its successful water slalom racers who have won precious medals at various significant competitions. However, they couldn´t win without proper preparation. They train hard in the Water slalom area. When they don´t, the tracks are available for recreational rafters (from 12.00 to 15.00 and after 17.00). Will you accept the challenge and “tame” white water? There is only one condition. You must be a swimmer. Your instructor who will be with you in the boat all the time will tell you everything you need. Although the rafting is quite fast, don´t worry. There are rescuers on the bank ready to help you (just in case). Once you arrive at the area, put equipment on (for adults or kids) in the changing rooms. Your instructor will prepare it for you. 
- the recommended age - 10
- minimum 3 people 
- activity duration - 1,5 hour    
 
ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
CONTACT
Rafting adventure, Water slalom area of O. Cibák, Liptovský Mikuláš
Tel.: +421 948 906 506 
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Opening hours: june: weekends 11.00 - 17.00, other days on order, july - august: daily: 10.00 - 18.00, september - october: on order


 


ANDRENALIN AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Overcome obstacles on adventure golf courses and learn the rules of footgolf. Collect maximum points in paintball, show your accuracy in archery or air rifle shooting. Prove yourself on maxi skis and stilts. Let the little ones lark on a large inflatable castle or run around on pedal cars.
 
The Adrenalin centre is located at the Water slalom area with many sportsmen around. Choose an activity that you like most:
ADVENTURE GOLF AND FOOTBALL-GOLF  
Adventure golf is golf with the size of mini golf. Enjoy piles of fun by overcoming uneven terrain, stones and elevations. Go from one hole to another also when playing football-golf. Try to complete the track by kicking a football as few times as possible to win.
SHOOTING
To win at archery or airgun shooting, you need a good eye, a steady hand and concentration. Add some elaborated tactics and a victory in paintball  is yours (the recommended age for playing paintball - 10). 
AMUSING ATTRACTIONS
Small kids will love a playground with a trampoline, a colourful bouncy castle and pedal cars. All family members can play candlepins, present their team spirit when walking on a maxi ski and show their nimbleness on stilts. 
- activity duration – based on client´s interest
 
ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:

CONTACT
Adrenalin centrum,  Water slalom area of O. Cibák, Liptovský Mikuláš
Tel.: +421 948 906 506 
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Opening hours: june: weekends 11.00 - 17.00; other days on order; july - august: daily: 10.00 - 18.00; september, october: on order
Discounts with Liptov region card !


CYCLE ROUTE 

Take a bike, a scooter or rollerblades and test a 5,7 km long cycle route along the river of Váh and enjoy the good feeling of being active.

There are various benches and children´s playgrounds along the route, which makes it ideal for undisturbed summer fun on fresh air. The cycle route runs from the bridge of Palúdzka along the bridge of Vrbica to the bridge of Okoličné. If you need, there is a service point at the Lodenica hotel with a free pump and basic tools. 
- activity duration – based on client´s interest
 
ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
CONTACT
Cyclo route Liptovský Mikuláš, southern edge of the town - along the river Váh
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SET OUT FOR AN EXPEDITION

A trip to the attractions of nature, military history, sports and a great circular view.

The Nature and Landscape nature trail starts right behind the railway crossing. It will take you through the forest and during this walk you will learn a lot about the protection and countryside around the Háj-Nicovô forest park as well as about animals and plants and the fact that this area was flooded by the sea 45 million years ago. Enjoy nature attractions, military history, sports and amazing panoramic views. Fossils found in the place are evidence. You can view them in the Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology in the historical centre of Liptovský Mikuláš. The nature trail will lead you to a children´s playground and from here it is not so far to a Sacred Place with a memorial and the largest war cemetery of Czechoslovak soldiers in former Czechoslovakia. It was built in places where the second most difficult battles took place in Slovakia during World War II. Take a view of the troops and weapons, as well as the information boards where you can see what Liptovský Mikuláš looked like destroyed by the war. You will have a great view from the top of Háj. You can see Mt. Kriváň, the massive Western Tatras and the Chočské Vrchy Mountains; in the south it is the endless water reservoir of Liptovská Mara, the town of Liptovský Mikuláš with the Low Tatras mountain range behind. And that´s not all! In the forest park, you can run like an Olympic champion along running Oxygen Routes called after Mikuláš Olympic winners Michal Martikán and Petra Vlhová.

It´s definitely worth visiting the forest park! You can find information about it on information boards placed in the forest park and on the town´s website even providing audio guides to the forest park. Just turn it on and listen!
Accessible: on foot – from the railway crossing along the „Nature and Landscape“ nature trail or along the road Cesta generála P. Kunu; by car and by bike – along the road Cesta generála P. Kunu (there is a parking place up the hill of Háj).
- activity duration – based on client´s interest
 
ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
CONTACT
Cesta generála P. Kunu, Liptovský Mikuláš, (northern outskirts of the town)
Accessible: by foot -  along the road Cesta generála P. Kunu (Cesta hrdinov) we recommend that you take the nature trail Nature and Landscape, which starts right behind the railway crossing; by car, bicycle - Cesta generála P. Kunu (on the top of hill Háj there is parking lot and bicycle shelter)
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A FLOOD OF ATTRACTIONS IN THE TATRAS 

What to do first? To bath or ride water slides and tubes? To explore the Caribbean Pirate´s Island or a wrecked pirate boat? To watch sea anemones and fish or rather surf Hawaiian waves? Try everything! 

Nobody gets bored in Tatralandia! Everywhere you look, there is only water – thermal, sea, clear. And piles of fun! Small kids frolic in a Pirate pool with a Jumbo castle and ride down water slides to a water ditch. Visit a ship wreck in the Tropical Paradise, jump into a snorkelling pool, dive down and observe the sea life! Beautiful colourful fish, sea flowers, shells and corals. Or search for a pirate treasure. Have a rest for a while under palm trees and recharge your batteries for other adventures on water slides. If you are taller than 120 cm, test them all. Or would you rather try surfing on sea waves? These are available from 6 years of age. Tatralandia offers amusement on “dry land” as well – in the Summer City. Jump on a Profi Jump, have fun in the Bubble City, play volleyball, football, table tennis, giant chess or Russian candlepins.
If you want to do something for your health, tell your parents that the Celtic sauna world is opened for children from 6 years every day.
P.S. Small kids and their moms can use a special Baby Silent Zone for relaxation, hygiene and feding. 
- activity duration – based on client´s interest
 
 
ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN: 
CONTACT
Aquapark Tatralandia, Ráztocká 21, Liptovský Mikuláš
Tel.: +421 915 834 644
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Discounts with Liptov region card !! (Surf Waves)


FASTER THAN THE WIND

Feel like a parachutist and fly in a tunnel with wind speeding like a real hurricane in the Hurricane Factory! 

Before you enter the air current and begin flying in the only wind tunnel in Slovakia, listen to your instructor carefully. He will help you put on your equipment and teach you the basic flying position. Then you will agree on signals for communication in the tunnel. It is really noisy inside – the wind reaches the speed of 180 km/hour. Once everything is clear, you can enjoy your flight! If you do well, your instructor will try turns with you, moving up or down. Your flight will be recorded so that you can show a video of your adventure to friends. Flying in the wind tunnel is available for children over 5 years.  
- activity duration - 1 hour 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
CONTACT
HURRICANE FACTORY TATRALANDIA, Brezovec 1090, Liptovský Mikuláš 
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Opening hours: daily 9.00 - 20.00


THE LIFE OF ANIMALS FROM NEAR

Enter the enclosures and aviaries, experience contact with parrots, pelicans, squirrels or kangaroos. Find out the names of lions or bears. Who will you take a selfie with?

In ZOOCONTACT, you can not only watch animals but also enter their homes, touch their soft fur, feed and caress them. Visitors are accompanied by animal keepers – enthusiastic young people who know a lot about animals. Just listen to them, ask the right questions and learn a lot of interesting information. Not only about the life of domestic animals but also about wild Slovak and exotic ones. ZOOCONTACT has about 120 animal species including a bear, a lynx, a fox, lions, a tiger, a puma, a kangaroo, a squirrel, a llama, a camel, parrots, pelicans...They are used to human company, they are calm and very playful, they sometimes even pose for photographs. Try to ride a pony or watch how birds of prey fly. 
- activity duration – based on client´s interest

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
CONTACT
ZOOKONTAKT, Ráztocká, Liptovský Mikuláš
Tel.: +421 919 220 760
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Opening hours: 9.00-19.00 (last entrance at 18.00)
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LIKE AN ACTION FILM

Become a professional safe-robber, handle the laser shootout in a labyrinth or perform a dance style in the Playdance game. 

Agree on a tactics with all members of your family and enjoy games which are all about lasers, time measuring and skilfulness.
LASER MAZE
Two minutes, a six-metre-long corridor full of lasers and a safe which needs to be robbed – at its end. Climb carefully through the laser beams because all of them are connected to alarms. If they sound five times, your mission will fail. The game is meant for children from 4 years.
LASER TAG
You have a thick vest with sensors on and 12 minutes precisely. Move around a maze carefully and try to shoot your enemy with your laser gun. The more times you hit, the more points you win. The more players, the more fun. Take your dad, mom, sister, brother, grandma, grandpa – the maximum number is twelve players. And after the excitement, it might feel good to have a rest in a relaxation zone. Choose something from the bar offer and play table games or table football. The game is meant for children over 6 years.
ESCAPE ROOM
Become a secondary school student who has to get out of a teacher´s room. If you find the way out by using your ingenuity within one hour, the teacher will change his mind about your marks. While searching for the solution, you can use some hints and instructions that might help you get out without help from outside. The only thing you will need is your brain. 
 
ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
CONTACT
LIPTOVLASERS, Revolučná 650, Liptovský Mikuláš
Tel.: +421 948 108 755
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Opening hours: Tu - Fri:13.00 - 20.00, Sa:13.00 - 21.00, Su:13.00 - 19.00
Discounts with Liptov region card !

COLOURFUL LAND OF ILLUSIONS

Main words in the ILUSIA gallery are optical illusion, mirrors and ingenious 3D paintings that will try to outmanoeuvre your eyesight. Take family or friends with you, experience a lot of fun and tricks, and take a great photo!

The ILUSIA gallery is all about optical illusions, mirrors and ingenious 3D paintings whose main aim is to trick one´s vision. Enjoy a lot of fun with your family and friends and have great photos taken! Make the right pose and become part of unique pictures. Fly above the ground, touch an elephant, get trapped under a water surface. Small figures can grow big here… See for yourself what colours and mirror tricks can do. Get your camera ready and capture the amusing moments to make them unforgettable.
- Activity duration: 45 – 60 minutes
- Suitable for children over 3 years (must be accompanied by adults)
- Don´t forget to take your phone or camera.
- Be prepared to take your shoes off because the gallery is accessible only for visitors wearing socks.
 
ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
CONTACT
Galéria ILUSIA, Hollého 1, Liptovský Mikuláš
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possibility of barrier-free access: on request in advance 
Opening hours: Mo-Su: 10.00-18.00 

TEST YOUR BRAIN

ESCAPE ROOMS:  THE CASE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES * PRISON RELEASE * THE MYSTERY OF A LOST SUBMARINE
Which mystery will you solve? The tangled case of Sherlock Holmes? Or will you be arrested and grab a large sum of money from a vault at the police station and try to get out of there? Would you rather transport a military submarine to the military base? However, it will not be easy, because the electronics has been lost, and its navigation system stopped working. Every mystery will thoroughly test your brain. Plus, you will be given exactly 60 minutes to solve it!
- games for 2 - 5 people
- age < 10 years
- activity duration 1 hour

VIRTUAL REALITY
Do you think it is not possible to swim fearlessly among sharks? It is! Of course, in the virtual world! And not only that. It is also possible to drive a really fast race car, ride a roller coaster and conquer Mont Blanc.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN:
CONTACT
Paradox, Ondrašovská 10, Liptovský Mikuláš
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Opening hours: open after reservation - advance booking required