Things to Do in Tartu with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Tartu, Estonia

Things to Do in Tartu with Kids

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  • Eeakbr
    Tallinn, Estonia6 contributions
    It is VERY VERY cool. I ran into a mirror tho and hit my head. I don’t my name but i will google it. Don’t go to the macdonald’s next to it. The food there tasted like poop and I waited for it 30 minutes
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • Julius K
    24 contributions
    Nice old city full of historical buildings and places. Amazing churches, beautiful streets, green parks. Clean, friendly and compact city.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Rexonaut
    Brussels, Belgium690 contributions
    We went to see 2 art exhibitions there, but took a time to look also on the main exhibition. Very interactive, but not so easy discover. Found several interesting things, I did not know. As it included also some more modern times, got some nostalgic memories.
    Don't miss the lunch in the cafeteria. One of the best lunches in Tartu. Impressive menu.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • b z
    1 contribution
    The guided tour was very informative and nice, and to make paper and print yourself is making the tour complete
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • ilabuh
    Rome, Italy60 contributions
    Quiet relaxing garden perfect for a meditation retreat from the city and yet so close to it. It's especially beautiful in summer when the weather is sunny and the flowers are blooming.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Jane E
    Parnu, Estonia79 contributions
    It will definitely be interesting for parents to look for their toys.
    Hopefully the whole thing will increase even more, because I didn't find any of my dolls, probably the selection of dolls was quite large back then.
    The child had also interesting time there, he thought that the children back of the old times had more interesting games.
    I would invite everyone who has old toys at home to donate them to the museum. There were also newer toys and playrooms for smaller ones which are a good idea.
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • Julius K
    24 contributions
    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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  • Inguna G
    16 contributions
    Interesting experience - was fun for all family :)
    Something new for us.

    Don’t need a lot of time for visiting this house.
    Written 17 March 2022
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  • Mihkel Putrinš
    Tallinn, Estonia3 contributions
    Grab a pair of skates for €3 and hop on a free rink for a hour. Don't expect high-speed sporting, tho :p
    Written 25 January 2021
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  • Edgar
    5 contributions
    A place of full and rich history, ravaged by wars and people. These wall stand still and welcomes tourist, local and foreign. For a cheap ticket you can climp up to the towers and see the whole city on your paws. With landmarks and historical sights marked and explained in English a visitor can easy see and learn about the city. The towers are open during the summer season so dont be late. Once up there you see how much green is in the city. It is due to the bombing of ww2 era. Most of the city was built of wooden houses and during the war the whole city was burned down.
    Written 6 November 2019
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  • Imre-Gustav Vellamaa
    Tallinn, Estonia177 contributions
    I recommend to visit if you are interested in aviation, airplanes, aircrafts, missles, military. The exhibition area is very nice (incl an observation tower) and clean but not too big. Most of exhibition is under roofs thus rain does not matter. Info-stands about aviation history from pre-Wright brothers till nowadays (incl a lot of focus to military) are very interesting and well organised. You would need a couple of hours just for infostands. Mostly there are military airplanes (from many different countries like Soviet Union, USA, UK etc) and I can not remember if the number is ca 20 or something. Also some radars and missles (this was really interesting) from military and also one T-34 tank (if I remember it right; Soviet's No 1 tank at WW II). In addition one TU-134 and some smaller non-military airplanes and aircrafts. Also exhibition of airplane engines was really cool. P.S. It is a private museum but ticket prices were very reasonable also.
    Written 18 July 2020
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  • Rexonaut
    Brussels, Belgium690 contributions
    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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  • ilabuh
    Rome, Italy60 contributions
    It's a great place for everyone to spend the afternoon. Vast selection of shops with good prices and places where you can eat and chill. It's easily accessible and there is free public transport. You can take the bus from the Kaubamaja bus stop for example and it stops right in front of the shopping centre.
    Written 9 December 2018
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  • Jane E
    Parnu, Estonia79 contributions
    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 Africa422 contributions
    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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