Bobcats, huskies, cheesemakers: an exciting weekend for the whole family – Road.Travel

Bobcats, huskies, cheesemakers: an exciting weekend for the whole family

Road Trip Route. Visit a private zoo with 400 pets, Learn how to ride a horse., Dog sledding, Milk the goat and make real cheese..

Choosing a holiday destination with children is not an easy task, but quite realistic. This fascinating animal tour will be of interest to both kids and their parents. Workshops on the farm, dog sledding, zoo - a great way to spend time in the fresh air, to bond and introduce your child to wildlife. The itinerary is developed with the support of [Volkswagen Multivan](

Families with Kids, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Saint Petersburg

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Private zoo, horseback riding, cheese farm

Start your day with a visit to the private zoo, home to over 400 adorable animals. Stop by the equestrian club for an hour. At the Village Farm, sign up for a gastronomic workshop where you'll learn how to milk a goat and make real cheese to take home.

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Monument "Moose"

Make family selfies at the unusual monument, which is installed on the 50th kilometer of the highway A-121 in Priozersky. The sculpture, depicting a family of elks, is designed to attract drivers' attention to the problem of accidents involving wild animals.

Zoo "On the Lightbulb"

Stop by the largest private zoo in the Leningrad region - "Na Lampushka". More than 400 animals live here. Some of them were rescued from the hands of poachers, some were picked up injured in the forest. Bobcats, raccoons, chanterelles, polar foxes, deer - you can enjoy these animals forever! You can also take a walk with some animals and then go for a ride in a sled pulled by huskies. In winter [park]( works from 10:00 to 18:00. Tickets for adults cost 400 rubles, children - 250. Please note - it is prohibited to enter the zoo with prams: it's better to leave them in the car.

Razdolier Horse Club

One of the main directions of equestrian club "Razdolie" is teaching children horseback riding. Sitting in the saddle and without, live communication with the horse on the loose, the basics of horse maintenance - all this you can try in this center. Awareness training 800 rubles. Be sure to sign up for the lesson by phone at [site]( Please note that on Monday the club is not working.

Troll Farm

There's an appetite in the open air! Enjoy lunch at the charming family restaurant Troll Farm, located at the foot of the Golden Valley ski slope. Here you can taste dishes that are cooked in cast-iron pots in a real oven, trout just caught from the lake and other breathtaking dishes. And in the afternoon you can take a little walk around the complex: a kiloton of fresh air will benefit all family members. You can book a table by phone at [site]( of the restaurant. Please note that the restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Ferma-Syrovarnya "Derevnya"

At the Village Farm you can attend an exciting master class. During the 2.5-3 hour class, kids, under the guidance of an instructor, will learn how to milk a goat (yes!), ferment milk and make real cheese (which you can take home). After the master class, the children will have a delicious table and the adults will have a cheese tasting with a glass of wine. Another option is an hour-long tour of the farm and dinner with coloured dumplings, chicken sausages and rustic desserts. On weekends, tours can be booked up weeks in advance, hurry to sign up in advance by calling [website](


If you don't have enough to eat at the tasting, take a last look at Levada. Prices here are above average, but the interior, atmosphere and author's dishes will not disappoint you. For children there is a special menu with light soups, chicken cutlets and spaghetti with cheese. Book tables by phone at [site](

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