A route for inquisitive children and their parents. We will see bison and ostriches, visit a quarantine center for wild animals, go to a cheese farm, where we will take part in the preparation of cheese, from milking goats to tasting a freshly brewed delicacy. For dessert, there's an amusement park for the whole family.
We have a busy day ahead of us. We'll visit a bison house, ride horses or ponies in the woods, look at owls, milk goats and make our own cheese.
Our first stop is a bison nursery in Toksovo Village. We will get acquainted with bison and bison, which there are 5 of them: Manana and Madam girls, young men of Beryozka, Mischka and Augustin. We'll get to know the details of the guys' lives, and maybe even feed them. Let's run to the animals at the mini-farm, and then ride horses or ponies in the woods. Important: it is better to book bison tours and horse riding tours in advance by phone indicated on the official website of the eco-park.
For starters, we will visit an unusual exhibition of live owls. We assure you, we will not remain indifferent! Afterwards we'll have lunch in a hunting restaurant. In the menu you should pay attention to handmade dumplings and dumplings, as well as dishes prepared on the grill.
We move to the quarantine center of wild animals, unique in its conception and mission. It is the only kennel in our country, engaged in treatment, rehabilitation and further return of wild animals to their natural habitat. At the moment there are over 200 animals and birds in the center. Among Veles's wards: brown bear Tonya, elk Luminka, lioness Elsa, fox Alice, wolf Vuk, lynx Pusha and Marsik. The kennel exists solely through donations and volunteer activities. Before you go there, you can contact the centre (contacts are on the official website) to find out what you can bring with you for your animals. Important: the center is open for guests from 13:00 to 15:00 on weekdays, on weekends from 13:00 to 17:00.
An exciting adventure awaits us on a farm 35 km from St. Petersburg! We will turn into real farmers: under the guidance of an experienced instructor we will learn how to milk goats, ferment milk, mix and mold cheese. We will take the prepared cheese home and taste local cheese and meat delicacies on the farm. Important: preliminary booking of the master class is required, detailed information can be found on the official website.
Wrap up in the village of Agalatovo to see the monument to the Mi-8 helicopter, installed in 2012 in memory of the hero of the Soviet Union Maidanov N.S.
There's a gas station ahead! Make a comfortable stop, buy water and goods on the road.
We will have dinner in an atmospheric restaurant of Georgian cuisine under the sensitive guidance of a chef from Tbilisi. It is homely cozy and, of course, delicious.
On today's programme: getting to know the Australian ostriches Emu and having fun at an outdoor fun park for the whole family.
Let's make a couple of selfies at the monument to a funny reading ant and run to the "Museum of the ant", located in the building of the children's library. Important: the museum is not open on Sundays and Mondays. The last Thursday of each month is a health day.
Well, are we going to meet the big birds, Emu, from Australia? Who'd have thought we'd get a chance to talk to them in our climate? "Australian Farm", by the way, is considered the northernmost ostrich farm. Wild boars, turkeys, cesars, pheasants, domestic pigs and goats neighbor with ostriches. We can see everyone at once.
We'll have lunch in a picturesque place on the Gulf of Finland. In the center of the restaurant there is an original round fireplace, so regardless of natural phenomena outside the window you and I will be warm and cozy. We recommend that you pay special attention to meat and fish dishes cooked in the Hosper grill.
Next stop is an amusement park for the whole family. By the way, not only for older kids, but also for the crumbs! We'll walk on ropes, roll in coils, go through mazes. And, of course, meet animals again on the local farm: alpaca, Anglo-Nubian goats, peacocks, pheasants and others. Important: as an alternative for companies with older children you can consider a rope King Kong Park, located 7 km from "Naughty squirrels".
We will sum up our trip at a dinner at a restaurant with an emphasis on Uzbek cuisine. If you are lucky with the weather, on the terrace overlooking the Gulf of Finland. In the menu you should pay attention to pilaf and duck, pumpkin manty and barbeque of lamb.