Family holidays in Dubrovnik can be amazing if you make sure that everybody enjoys. Dubrovnik offers top historic sights, beautiful beaches and so many amazing things to do with kids. In the text below find our recommendations for the best staying options and things to do with children.
What to do with children in Dubrovnik? There are so many options you can choose from. First of all, the Old Town is a car-free zone and therefore ideal for children. Wander through city streets, explore museums and sights, have a tasty ice-cream or refreshment in one of many outdoor cafés.
Don't skip a walk along the famous City walls. We are sure your young ones will love this experience. They will enjoy amazing views over the forts and bastions, the island of Lokrum and boats passing by the walls. (there are a few Game of Thrones sights along the walls).
Next, take a 3-minute ride with Cable car to the top of Mount Srdj and take memorable photos of the area. There is a souvenir shop there as well as restaurant where you can have a lunch or a snack. While there, take Buggy Safari ride and explore the countryside which is also beautiful.
Dubrovnik area has many beaches suitable for children with nice pebbles and great activity options. We recommend Copacabana beach in Babin Kuk with aqua park ideal for children fun. In general, Babin Kuk is a tourist area on Lapad peninsula with hotels, great beaches and walking paths making it ideal place for summer holiday.
If looking for a sandy beach, the only one in Dubrovnik area is on the island of Lopud (which can be reached by boat from Gruz port). Children will love to enjoy on this sandy beach with shallow waters. For exploring three of Elaphite islands in one day, take an organised boat trip from Dubrovnik.
The island of Lokrum, situated just across the Old Town, is another popular destination among families. It's only 15 minutes boat ride from Old Harbour and is ideal for spending time with children. You children will love to wander through botanical garden (with 500 different kind of exotic plants) or swim in a sea lake (Dead sea).
One of the attraction for children is Dubrovnik's Aquarium. It is situated within the walls of St John's Fortress and shows diverse Adriatic sea flora and fauna in 31 aquarium tanks. Children can see many kind of fishes as well as starfish, sea urchins, shells and crabs
A visit to adventure park Cadmos Village, situated south of Dubrovnik in Konavle, will be a true excitement for the whole family. This adventure park has a tree terrace, 7 meters high, which provides stunning view over the Konavle valley.
There is also a restaurant near the treehouse where you can enjoy home made meals. You can also try 4 zip lines, a giant swing, sack jumping, pulling the rope. You can also practise your skills in archery, slingshot and paintball.
When choosing where to stay in Dubrovnik during your family holiday you may take in consideration suburbs of Lapad or Babin Kuk. Lapad is touristic area with numerous apartments and hotels settled in green Mediterranean surrounding.
Here you will find a promenade, many outdoor cafés, ice-cream shops and restaurants, children's playgrounds and numerous beaches.