Today we take you on a journey to the world of marine animals! Will we come face to face with a blue whale, peek into the jaws of a shark, duck between the tentacles of an octopus and finally jump on a pirate ship? Ready!
The Polish seaside is not on our way. When we go to Pomerania it’s more in the direction of the Tri-City and its surroundings, that is, wherever we can get there relatively quickly and easily from Lodz, just in time for the weekend. However, it worked out differently this year. We spent more than a week traveling in West Pomerania, so there was finally an opportunity to discover places completely unknown to us.
One such place was the eponymous Whale Park in Rewal. We have a little shark fan on board, so we could not fail to visit here ;)
And honestly? We didn’t have high hopes for this place – after visiting Ocean Park in Wladyslawow, we expected more of an amusement park or children’s playground, not an educational place. Fortunately, the Whale Park surprised us in a very positive way and showed us that these types of attractions do not have to be full of plastic and glowing and playing toys, and children will still have a great time.
The Whale Park is a fantastically arranged space full of creatures living in the watery depths. It’s a walk among different species of animals, and it’s the educational element that’s most important here, as can be seen in the layout of the park itself: the playground is only at the end of the nature trail. So first education and then fun.
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Whale Park – video report
We also invite you to our video report on the passage through the Whale Park in Rewal. You can find it, as always, on our YouTube channel at this link 🎬 Whale Park in Rewal on YouTube or below:
Walk in the Whale Park
The Whale Park does not cover a large area, but the educational path is organized in such a way that it is worth spending about 1-1.5 hours on it. This is the optimal time to walk the designated route and get acquainted with the local residents. Add to that time at the obligatory playground or at the local Pirate Tavern.
During the walk you will encounter many sculptures of creatures living in the water, from the smaller ones (such as jellyfish and seahorses) through sharks and sperm whales, to the giant blue whale (there are about 100 models here). The individual creatures are quite well described and mapped, although there is a lack of more graphic information that smaller children would also understand (such as showing the size of individual organisms relative to humans or the area of occurrence). So in order to get the most out of your visit to the Whale Park, read all the information boards carefully.
The park is divided into several parts and there are several ways to go (there are forks along the way), but even without a map no one will get lost here ;) We can take a look at the creatures living in the Baltic Sea, the shark zone, and especially interesting is the wooden footbridge over the wetlands, where you can watch magnified monsters of the deep.
However, don’t let the desire to touch monsters, sharks and other creatures tempt you. Although some exhibits are within arm’s reach, they cannot be touched (although there are exceptions), and most are separated by suspended lines.
Once you’ve finished walking through the educational section, head toward the giant octopus, which opens up the more entertaining part of the park. There is a beach, a playground, a restaurant and a souvenir store.
On the plus side, we include animators who dressed as pirates to animate and entertain visitors.
Of the downsides, we certainly have to mention the parrot house – admittedly, in the era of covid it was closed and guests could not go inside, but the very fact of closing the birds only to the delight and entertainment of visitors does not suit us in this place.
There is one bar at the Whale Park – the Pirate Tavern, where you can order pancakes, eat ice cream or have a shake or coffee.
Right next door, outside the park, is a bar where they serve typical Polish dishes and snacks. During the season, there was also a stand next door selling curly potatoes.
Adaptation for children
The facility is a dedicated place for families with children, although, as mentioned above, the animal figures are fenced off and you need to keep an eye on the little ones so that they do not fly eagerly to the sharks ;) There are several exhibits prepared for you to touch and be sure to take a photo with them!
For children there is quite an interesting and large playground, there are also inflatables.
Families with strollers will have no problems moving throughout the facility.
Price list at the Whale Park
A regular ticket costs 32 zlotys, and a discounted ticket costs 26 zlotys (children under 3 get in for free).
It is possible to purchase family tickets 2+1 (85 zloty), 2+2 (105 zloty) and 2+3 (125 zloty).
All on-site attractions are included in the ticket price.
The Whale Park is open in spring and summer, from 10 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m. (depending on the month).
We recommend checking what the current opening hours are before visiting.
Location and access to the Whale Park
The Whale Park is located in the West Pomeranian province, between Kolobrzeg and Swinoujscie, in the village of Rewal (about 50 km west of Kolobrzeg).
Despite the fact that the Whale Park is located just off the main street (Kamienskaya), in order to get by car to the entrance you need to take Sunflower Street (don’t let the road, which looks like a residential area, discourage you ;) ).
There is free parking on site.
Accommodation in the area
Rewal is a popular tourist destination and you should have no problem finding accommodation (of course, in high season the best places will be besieged).
Below are some of our suggestions for accommodation in Rewal itself:
- Resort Apartments Klifowa Rewal 10
Address: ul. Morska 10/14, 72-344 Rewal, Poland
Prices: from about 750 zloty for a double room for two nights (note! minimum length of stay is 2 nights)
- Wind and Water Apartment
Address: ul. Morska 10/20, 72-344 Rewal
Prices: from 450 PLN for a double room
- Baltic Sun SPA
Address: Piastowska 12, 72-344 Rewal
Prices: from 250 PLN for a double room (breakfast included)
The Whale Park is a very carefully and coherently arranged space where you learn about various aquatic creatures. Being there, we were very surprised by the details and refinement of the entire space, which is conducive to education from an early age.
Walking through the park is a pleasant and interesting experience, a perfect idea for a 2-3 hour break from beachcombing ;)
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