Children at the Conference

Ljubljana offers a lot for children and families. Discover various activities and places to visit below, starting with facilities at the conference venue and extending to other attractions around Ljubljana.

At the Conference Venue

The conference takes place at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Administration, which are surranded by tree-lined avenue and nearby the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship, a 32.5 km recreational trail encircling Ljubljana.

ECREA ECC 2024 also offers a ‘Kids corner’ at the Faculty of Administration (lecture room 9), located on the ground floor of the Faculty. The room includes facilities:

  • a changing table,
  • a place for breastfeeding and
  • a place for children to rest and play.


Around Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, is often overlooked as a family-friendly destination for a European weekend getaway. However, the city has a lot to offer for families with its range of kid-friendly activities located in and around its charming and pedestrianized old town. With its compact layout and plenty of family-friendly attractions, Ljubljana is an ideal destination to explore with children.

Looking for fun activities to enjoy with your children in Ljubljana?

Visit the House of Experiments, an exciting Science Centre in Ljubljana where kids can learn through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Although it’s only open on weekends or by appointment for groups during the week, it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a fun and educational experience in the city. With a wide range of interactive exhibits, from creating gigantic bubbles to demonstrating scientific principles through small performances, there’s something to keep everyone entertained. So, if you’re exploring Ljubljana with kids and want to add some excitement to your itinerary, be sure to include the House of Experiments on your list of must-visit attractions.

Tivoli Park

Experience Tivoli Park‘s 5 km stretch of lush greenery and tranquil surroundings, with an added bonus of a playground for the little ones who have had enough of exploring the city’s historic streets. This is a perfect option if you’re looking for free activities to do in Ljubljana. If you venture towards the west of the park, you’ll come across the charming Ljubljana Zoo, which is one of the top family-friendly attractions in the city. The zoo is easily accessible from the city center via the number 18 bus and offers various weekend activities and workshops.

(Photo credit I Feel Slovenia)


Ljubljanica River

The charming Ljubljanica River meanders through the very center of the city, offering a plethora of ways to discover its tranquil waters. Whether you prefer a leisurely, self-guided tour or a more structured excursion with a knowledgeable guide, the options are endless. Take a short boat ride, followed by a walking tour, to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings. Hop aboard the wooden Ljubljanica cruise boat for a relaxing hour-long journey around the heart of Ljubljana. Best of all, children under the age of three ride for free, making this a fantastic activity for families to enjoy.

Cruise Boat
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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is a fascinating attraction that’s part of the National Museum. While it’s most well-known for its impressive mammoth skeleton, the museum also features a variety of temporary exhibits that have covered topics ranging from evolution to the properties of light.

Admission is free for preschool-aged children, and adults can visit for a very good price. Be sure not to miss the famous mummy – children will be delighted. This museum is the perfect indoor activity for visitors to Ljubljana during the cooler months when outdoor activities may not be as appealing.

Natural History Museum
(Photo credit I Feel Slovenia)

Natural History Museum

Discover the Ljubljana Botanic Garden, a historic botanical oasis that has existed for over two centuries. As one of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe, it boasts an impressive collection of flora and fauna. While scientific research may not interest young visitors, taking a leisurely stroll along the garden’s shady pathways and around its tranquil ponds can be a refreshing respite from the summer heat. Alternatively, visitors seeking warmth during colder months can explore the lush vegetation of the Tropical House.

Minicity Ljubljana is a unique attraction designed for children aged between three and 12 years old. This miniature city offers a range of interactive activities that allow kids to play and learn about various professions, including a police station, hospital, TV studio, and bakery. Although it’s located a bit far from the city center, taking around 30 minutes by public transport (or 10-15 minutes by taxi), Minicity Ljubljana is an excellent option if you’re seeking indoor entertainment options in Ljubljana. If your children are not willing to leave the playful world of Minicity, don’t worry – the venue also features a cosy cafe and cake shop where you can relax and grab a bite to eat while your little ones continue their imaginary adventures.


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