Things to Do in Tartu with Kids

THE 10 BEST Family & Kid Activities in Tartu

Things to Do in Tartu with Kids

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  • Juris P
    Riga, Latvia64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was 4th time I was in AHHAA, this time with 4 teen and preteen girls. Wide variety of activities, everybody was engaged, happy and full of fun. Would recommend to anyone with kids aged 4-18, but even adults can gave fun.
    Written 6 January 2024
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  • Resort62143562948
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a one of a kind museum, we loved it!!! You understand where paper comes from and go through the history of printing. You can see how it is done and interact with the printing machines, which is an amazing experience.
    Karolina, our guide, explained everything very nicely and clear. She made the experience very enjoyable. We definitely recommend it.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • floremd
    Paris, France105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting interactive museum with all captions translating into your language with a device given with your ticket … We learned a lot about Estonia and saw beautiful handicrafts, traditional costumes, etc… you can easily spend 3 hours there without get bored! Excellent restaurant/ cafe.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Merrowmum
    Guildford, UK1,320 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an enjoyable 2-hour guided walking tour of Tartu taking in the old town, university and Toonemagi. It is an attractive town and not very busy either with cars or people.
    Written 28 July 2023
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  • spuddybike
    London, UK328 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Running a botanical garden is a hard job. Everyone with a garden comes looking for inspiration and perfect specimens. Fortunately, if you live or visit Tartu you will come away from this amazing space with an impression that gardening is just so easy.

    It’s incredible how you end up walking by so many plants from different habitats and climates and it feels seamless.

    The greenhouse is a triumph, botanically not the most diverse, but laid out with a canopy viewing area and succulents on the top floor, and a lift! and seating to chill.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Kate
    483 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a nice place not only for kids, but for adults as well - especially if you were growing up in the decades, the toys from which the museum presents. It's a nostalgic trip to the past :)
    Written 31 July 2023
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  • ElaineAndGreg
    Chesterland, OH2,991 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tartu Town Hall Square is certainly a great public space, but as of June 2023 important parts are under construction in anticipation of the 2024 year as a Capital of European culture.

    The square itself proceeds down a hillside (the slope is gentle) from the attractive former town hall (now a tourist information center) towards the river. The square is lined with shops and cafes. We were here on a Saturday night, and the square was alive and vibrant.

    The construction is directly in front of the town hall, although it does not completely obscure it. We've posted photos. Most importantly, the "kissing students" castle, one of Tartu's most famous, is in storage pending completion of the project. The project does not affect the tilted art museum, which is towards the other end of the square. The museum leans at a greater angle than the Tower of Pisa in Italy.

    If you are in Tartu, you will definitely want to come here. We stayed at the nearby Hotel Lydia, which is maybe 200 feet away and an excellent choice. If enjoying it without construction is your priority, or seeing the kissing students, I would contact the TI. In any case, it sounds like this square, and Tartu in general, will be a great place to visit in 2024.
    Written 24 June 2023
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  • Julius K
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice. Everyone remembers young days, first love, nice girl, romantic days and nights. Always good to be a student in all countries
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Vilnis K
    Riga, Latvia277 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is 15 minute drive from Tartu city center. The collection exceeded my expectations by far. There are civil and military planes, helicopters, AA guns and missile systems and even a ww2 tank - T34 . We visited the museum on monday midday and there where only few peaople there.
    Written 27 May 2024
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  • Pioneer30158451162
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a lot of fun! We went with a group of 5 and all of us really enjoyed it. The museum is very interactive and has a lot of hands-on activities. We played football and found it the best activity for team-building and having fun with friends. While in the museum, we found, that time passed very quickly! Our expectations were exceeded by a long shot! Thank you!
    Written 1 May 2024
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  • Marge
    Turku, Finland1,500 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Statue of pig is one of most famous sculptures in Tartu. It's standing outside of market place, check also into that! Outside it was iron worker selling his projects on Easter Sat.
    Big nice park and 3 malls near by.
    Written 10 April 2023
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  • Rexonaut
    Brussels, Belgium764 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was better than expected. My kids were there few years ago and were not excited. So, I had low expectations. In reality this small paleontology museum was very interesting and eye widening about the development of Estonian region many thousands year ago. I liked the second floor more than 1st.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Anastasija1985
    Riga, Latvia183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Supper interesting place in Tartu. A little bit crazy, perfect for crazy and stylish photos. Not expensive, with free parking.
    Written 1 May 2023
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  • Jane E
    Parnu, Estonia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting place. I would especially recommend a guided tour.
    Stuffed animals may not be very lifelike, but many of these living beings would not otherwise be seen in their lifetime.
    Luckily we met one of the employees and he also suggested looking in the drawers.
    The voices of the birds were cool, maybe this system can be done for the animals too ...
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • Erna O
    Pretoria, South Africa429 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unfortunately we did not have time to go inside but the guide said that the view from up the tower is excellent. She did relate the history to us and we just walked pass the building. Hope to return and visit soon.
    Written 11 September 2018
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