We are totally enchanted with Rabkoland in Rabka Zdrój! It is a completely inconspicuous place, a bit hidden, and far too little promoted! So it’s time to change that :) Rabkoland is an idea for a day full of family fun, especially if you have smaller kids on board…. by the way, see in the post below for whom this amusement park will be a good idea.
We first heard about the Rabkoland Family Amusement Park somehow during the pandemic…. We saved the place for ourselves on the map and left it for when we were in the area, because, however, we were not convinced that it made sense to go specifically to Rabkoland.
We finally managed to get here during the vacations. We were going in the direction of Slovakia, but on the way we stopped near Wadowice and made ourselves a base here to Zatorland and just Rabkoland (it is tempting to add here Energylandia;) only then we would stay in this area for longer and it is not known whether we would get anywhere further ;) ).
So we finally made it to the family amusement park in Rabka Zdroj. Something that immediately surprised us was that the park can’t be seen from a distance; it’s accessed via a tight urban road, through a market square, and we wondered several times along the way if we were sure we were going the right way. But yes! We left the car in the free (and this rarely happens!) parking lot and climbed up the stairs to see the gates to Rabkoland.
And another thing that surprised us – the park is very interestingly arranged – there are separate zones, there are more attractions waiting around the corner, the space is interestingly used, on top of that it is very clean, and the attractions are well-maintained (except maybe the circus and the museum, which definitely need to be refreshed). Add to this animation, children’s games, playgrounds…. what more do you want?
After these delights, one minus – the park lacks maps. For people who like to know immediately where what is will be a big surprise, because we have never yet encountered a park where there was not at least a large map to take a picture of. Here, then, it remains to go to the so-called “other side. “feel,” or to help yourself to a map of the facility on the website(link).
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Attractions at Rabkoland
What attractions are waiting for us in Rabkoland? Immediately after entering, the Upside Down House and the Ferris wheel appeared to our eyes. We left the Ferris wheel for last, but we encourage you to enter here at the beginning, however, because during the ride you can see what the whole park looks like and maybe it will be easier for you to plan your stay in Rabkoland ;-)
After entering, we moved to the right, looked at the upside down house and then the Luna Circus…. and here came a rather big disappointment. Circus Luna is a family ride in a very slow car and watch puppets (characters and animals) in various scenes from the circus. And while you have to appreciate the work and preparation, such an attraction would have been interesting so from 20 or 30 years ago. We were immediately reminded of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress – a rather vintage attraction at Disneyland, more as a curiosity showing a futuristic world decades ago. In Rabkoland, however, no one treats it that way ;)
Close to the Luna Circus is the Museum of the Order of the Smile – a small room with many documents, photos and a model of Rabkoland, and farther away is a monkey grove, an area for building with giga blocks, and a food area with points where you can try your hand at various games. On the square is a smaller version of the famous Eiffel Tower and around it rides a train for small children.
Further attractions, however, bring more thrills and excitement. There are boats next to it that you can sail on, and a little further away there is an autodrome, which is already in the next part – Machinarium. However, before you are engulfed by vehicles, it is worth going right to the Highland Jungle. Here, a very fast carousel awaits on the corner – the Rocker, for children from 110 cm tall (on their own from 130 cm). Although it looks inconspicuous, if you sit down and move forward, backward, up and down it will shake you hard ;)
Several other attractions await in the same section: there is a quieter train ride, a free-fall tower (children from 95 cm in height can ride it, provided they ride with a guardian), fountains where you can have a cool down on warmer days, small Rocky Mountain houses, an obstacle climbing path or other games and activities.
Another part is the aforementioned Machinarium with vehicles and technical elements. Here you can drive cars on an autodrome, get on a rocking bus, ride colored crayons, steer excavators, fly airplanes, ride a traditional carousel, or play in the Trybikow – a creative playground.
From here you can already see the next part – the Viking Village. Here is the attraction that our children enjoyed the most, which is, of course, the roller coaster (from 100 cm with adult supervision or from 120 cm on their own)! A mini coaster awaits the smaller ones – the Viking Coaster, which consists of a single carriage in which the child sits independently throughout the ride (the minimum height of the child is 85 cm, and the maximum is 110 cm).
Several other attractions await in the Viking Village – there’s a rocking Viking Boat, a playground (including a water playground), you can hunt for worms, and even meet a Viking in…. toilet! Next to a wooden gazebo, animations for children are held in the square during the day.
However, this is not the end of the attractions! Going down the path we will reach two more lands: Bumblebee Valley and Aunt Mary’s Farm. Bumblebee Valley, in our opinion, is for smaller children (up to 3 years old). Toddlers are sure to enjoy the Caterpillar Club – a fenced-off space full of sensory paths, natural elements, climbing routes, tunnels and slides.
Next to it are three small merry-go-rounds and boats floating on the river (these attractions are for children from 85 cm tall). Bumblebee Valley also has a more traditional playground with a sandbox and a room where performances are held.
Newly opened in 2022 is Aunt Mary’s Farm with high towers, which is a playground with many passages and surprises. At the Farm there is a ride on horses, there is a yellow tractor and a singing farm.
Who is Rabkoland for?
Who will like it at Rabkoland? Definitely families with children. Unlike amusement parks like Energylandia, here most of the attractions are for smaller children. Olive, who was 6 years old and about 120 cm tall, could already enjoy every attraction and really had fun. She could even climb many of them by herself, which was an additional motivator to ride endlessly, even when the adults were already dizzy.
3-year-olds will also benefit as much as possible – many attractions are available with a guardian, and there are a few where even children from 85 cm can enter on their own.
Will smaller children (i.e. younger than 3 years) also benefit? According to us, yes, but not necessarily 100%. So it is worth taking a younger sibling, but to specifically go here with a year-old is not necessarily (in addition, it is quite noisy at times).
And where would we put the upper limit? I think about 13-14 years :)
Practical information about Rabkoland amusement park
Facilities for families with smaller children
Rabkoland is a fully family-friendly place with children, including the smaller ones. Here you will find both changing tables, feeding areas and feeding chairs. The area is suitable for travel with a baby stroller, although it must be admitted that the approach to the gate itself is quite sharp.
Within Rabkoland there are several points where you can order something to eat or buy various sweets and drink coffee. There’s ice cream, pancakes, you can eat pizza, burgers, and there’s also a Juicery offering treats full of fruits and vegetables.
Prices – how much does a ticket to Rabkoland cost?
The price does not depend on age but on the height of the person who enters the park:
- Ticket for people over 1.20m tall – 69 PLN
- Ticket for people between 90 cm and 120 cm tall – 59 PLN
- Children under 90 cm tall enter for free.
There is a 10% discount for those with a Large Family Card.
Getting to Rabkoland
Rabkoland is located in Rabka-Zdrój, between Krakow and Zakopane. It is about 70 kilometers from Krakow (about an hour’s drive), and about 50 kilometers from Zakopane (it will take more than an hour to get there by car).
To get to Rabkoland, head to the Market Square, and a piece behind the town square is a large, free parking lot (you have to drive through the market). When we were in the holiday season we easily found a space in the main parking lot, but we know that there are further additional parking lots for Rabkoland guests (free of charge).
Rabka-Zdrój can also be reached by train to Rabka-Zdrój station, from where it will take about 15 minutes to walk to Rabkoland.
The exact address:
phone: +48 570 390 988
Where to stay overnight in the Rabkoland area?
Rooms, apartments and cottages for rent are more prevalent in Rabka Zdroj and the surrounding area than hotels. There are many options to choose from on Booking.
Here are some suggestions for facilities with very good reviews.
- Spring Hotel
Address: ul. Poniatowskiego 54, 34-700 Rabka
Prices: from 255 PLN for a double room
- Willa Ostoja
Address: ul. Ogrodowa 9, 34-700 Rabka
Prices: from 166 PLN for a double room
- Willa Kamilówka
Address: 7ul. Do Pociesznej Wody 7e, 34-700 Rabka
Prices: from 230 PLN for a double room
- Stop Rabka
Address: Zakopiańska 6, 34-700 Rabka
Prices: from 229 PLN for a double room
- Valley of Colors
Address: 70d Nowy Swiat, 34-700 Rabka
Prices: from 606 PLN for a double room or 706 PLN for a quadruple room
- Podhale Apartment
Address: Raba Wyżna 461, 34-721 Raba Wyżna
Prices: from 721 PLN for a double room
Our opinion about Rabkoland amusement park
We liked Rabkoland very much and, more importantly, the kids liked it too. This is a family amusement park for families with pre-school and school-age children, and it is for them that most attractions are prepared.
We appreciate that there are quite a few attractions for smaller children as well, so even younger siblings won’t be bored while the older ones go wild on the various rides.
We definitely recommend it!