Since the declaration of independence in 1990, the country has become an enjoyable place to visit for young and old alike. Lithuania is home to an abundance of natural open spaces, which are perfect for children to run around in and burn off all of that extra energy.
Lithuania is home to some outstanding scenery as well as stunning lakes, ancient woodlands and old villages. There is so much space to kick a ball or simply run around. Five national parks have been set up to protect the forests and its inhabitants. These include Aukstaitija, Dzukija, Kursiu Nerija, Trakai and Zemaitija national parks. Children love to explore these woodlands and are guaranteed hours of fun.
While you are staying in the capital, take the whole family to a traditional puppet show. These shows are regularly staged in a variety of locations in both Vilnius and Kaunas. Children and adults of all ages enjoy the shows and it is the chance to meet local children and their families.
Enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun at some of the popular seaside resorts of Palanga and Kursiu Nerija. They are both famous for their stunning white sand beaches, natural sand dunes and pine forests. Palanga is also home to the Amber Museum-Gallery and a botanical park.
Lithuanian Maritime Museum, Aquarium, and Dolphinarium
This complex can be found in Klaipeda and has been open since the 19th century. In the museum, you will find a vast array of sea fauna and insects as well as archaeological items such as coins, ships, and their equipment. In the aquarium, you will be able to watch the seals, penguins, and fish as well as a giant collection of mollusks. After the aquarium, your children will undoubtedly be overwhelmed at the Dolphinarium. This was opened in 1994 and is located on the coast of the Curonian lagoon. A number of black sea dolphins live here and regular shows are put on for visitors.