Szczyrk’s unique attractions are simply inscribed in its location as a mountain resort – the numerous trails leading to mountain peaks make it one of the most visited places in the entire Silesian Beskid. However, this is just the beginning of vacation ideas that will steal the hearts of the most demanding tourists, namely children. The charming town and its surroundings offer a range of entertainment for every season. Therefore, we suggest how to spend a successful family vacation in this mountain area!
By cable car to Skrzyczne
If you are going to Szczyrk with your child, be sure to go to Skrzyczne, the highest peak of Beskid Slaski at 1257 m above sea level. Comfortable entry for the whole family is possible thanks to the cable car, which is one of the town’s biggest tourist attractions. The lower station of the cable car is located at 45 Myśliwska St. This modern cable car consists of two separate sections. The first (1592 m long) is a lift carrying tourists in two-person couches to the Jaworzyna Hall, where you can make a shortstop. The second section (1181 m) reaches almost the very top of the mountain. The whole trip takes 30 minutes. From the slopes of Skrzyczne, there is a beautiful view of the surrounding peaks, which will delight children and parents. In a few minutes from the upper station, you will reach the Skrzyczne mountain hostel.
Adventures on the trail
The Silesian Beskid is a fascinating region that is worth discovering while hiking. Szczyrk and the nearby towns and villages are famous for their picturesque hiking trails, offering magnificent views and natural abundance.
Ready for an adventure together? We recommend the best routes for families with children – picturesque, not too demanding, and perfect for any season of the year. The family trip to Klimczok, which you can start from the center of Szczyrk and continue along the blue trail, will be long remembered by children. The road to the top will not tire the young hikers too much, and the beautiful views from the top will be the best reward. You can have a meal on the way in a hut serving traditional home cuisine. You can also buy souvenirs for your children on site.
Skalite Ski Jumps Complex
A place you should not miss in your stay with children in Szczyrk is the Skalite ski jumping complex. The maximum length of jumps that could initially be achieved on this hill was about 40 m. The most significant modernization of the complex took place in 2007-2008 when a modern ski-jumping complex was built – from the largest with a construction point of K-95, the middle K-70, to the smallest K-40. Polish championships in ski-jumping and Nordic combined, as well as prestigious international competitions in ski-jumping, are organized here. On the ski jumps, both in winter and summer, training of the Polish ski jumping team is held regularly.
Rope Park BeskidPark
Another attraction in Szczyrk, this time for young adrenaline fans, is the BeskidPark. Great fun for the whole family, guaranteed! There are two routes – Mini Park and Adventure. Mini Park is for the youngest thrill-seekers and includes attractions such as ramps, a climbing wall, rope balancers, bridges, a slide and a conveyor belt. The Mini Park can be safely used by children from 3 to 13 years old. For more experienced toddlers, we recommend the Adventure Trail, where the various points, including bridges, peaks, ramps, footbridges and balance boards, are located slightly higher, which guarantees an enormous adrenaline rush and a lot of fun. The Adventure Trail is open to ages 8 and up.
Does your child love animals, especially horses? Or maybe you just want to start the adventure with horse riding? Then be sure to visit Eliksir Stables, picturesquely located at the foot of the Skalite and Skrzyczne mountains. In such beautiful natural surroundings, unforgettable attractions await the youngest holidaymakers – pony riding and for the slightly older ones – horseback riding on a lunge.
A successful stay with children in Szczyrk – stay at the Przystanek Góry!
Szczyrk is especially popular among families with children. Not without reason. Many local attractions and leisure activities ensure a successful stay for the whole family. After a day filled with entertainment on and off the trail, you will rest comfortably in our Przystanek Góry. We invite you to take advantage of our offer of accommodation with breakfast!