Top 9 Places for your Kids in Tbilisi

1. Hippodrome and Lisi Lake

Lisi Lake
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  • +99532 2 15 31 31
  • Beritashvili Str., Tbilisi
  • 08:00-19:00 Closed on public holidays!

Lisi Lake is located on the hill in the north-west of Tbilisi. You can easily get there by public transport or a taxi. Taxi should cost you up to 5 USD from the Freedom Square. It’s one of the most peaceful places in the city. You can find many families enjoying sunny weekends in the summer. There is some space if you are fond of picnics, or you can visit a small café nearby. Don’t forget to grab a bike, skates or a skateboard for your kid. 

However, the best thing about Lisi Lake is that there’s a hippodrome in the 15-20 min walking distance. You can enjoy a 1 hour horse ride with a qualified trainer for around 30 USD.

2. Mtatsminda

Mtatsminda Park
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  • +995 32 2 492323 /  +995 591 49 23 23
  • Mtatsminda Alley, Tbilisi

Mtatsminda is the hill that is visible from almost every place in Tbilisi, it is where the TV tower is located. There is a nice theme park with diverse attractions and the best view of the city. You can take a bus from the Freedom Square or get a taxi for around 5 USD, but the best option is to take a cable car. Go to Chonkadze Str. and enter the Funicular. You can buy a plastic card at the entrance and deposit some money on it. It serves as both – an entry to the funicular and a key to almost all attractions in the park. A two-way ticket will cost less than 2 USD and kids under 6 years are free. One full day tour in the park for 2 adults and a child should not cost you more than 30 USD.

There’s a wide range of restaurants at the top of funicular. Don’t forget to drop in the cafés on the ground floor and taste an assortment of Georgian plates. There are some delicious sweets and of course Lagidze water – a local fizzy drink based on carbonated water and a variety of natural syrups. Our favorite is chocolate and cream mix.

3. Ethnographic museum and Turtle Lake

Etnographic Museum 
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  • + 99532 2 72 90 45
  • N1, Turtle Lake Road, Tbilisi
  • 10:00-18:00 Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on public holidays!

Turtle Lake is located on the northern slope of Mtatsminda. There’s no public transport available, so the best way is to get to the end of Ilia Chavchavadze avenue and then either walk up the hill, which is obviously not the easiest option, or grab a taxi for less than 2 USD. There are some minor attractions and several cafés. You can also walk around the lake. The route is 1km long (0.62 miles).

Please make sure you visit Ethnographic Museum, which is located on the way to the lake. There are 14 houses brought from different regions of Georgia. You can get a Russian, English or German language tour guide for 10USD. The place is most beautiful in the spring, when the trees blossom. Since it is an open air tour, make sure you select a warm day for the visit.

Entry fee is less than 1 USD for adults, while children below 6 years are free. Note that working hours are 10am to 5pm and the place is closed on Mondays and public holidays.

4. Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden
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  • +99532 2 72 11 85
  • N1 Botanikuri Street, Tbilisi
  • Mo-Su: 09:00 – 19:00

It is one of the most beautiful places to see in the city. Here you can find over 3,500 species and varieties of plants. Many of them are unique and are even included in the Red Book. Don’t miss the tropical greenhouse and also make sure you are well prepared for a long walk. Children can enjoy several playgrounds and can also learn more about flora from brief explanatory texts that are available across the garden. The garden has two entrances, one is at the bottom of Narikala and the second is from Lado Asatiani street. Working hours are 9am to 7pm. Entry fee is similar to the majority of local museums – adults are less than 2 USD, school children cost around 20 cents, and preschoolers can enter for free.

5. Gino Paradise

Gino Paradise
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  • +995 5 99 88 09 89
    +995 32 2 15 85 85
  • Gldani-Nadzaladevi, Tbilisi
  • Mo-Su: 09:00 – 21:00

What can be better than a swimming pool during hot summer in Tbilisi? An aqua park with several swimming pools, slides, playgrounds, and fields for different water and beach sports. Jino Paradise is located near the so called Tbilisi Sea (a large artificial water reservoir located between Temka and Varketili districts) and is available daily, from 10am to 9pm. A family entry fee will cost you around 45 USD and it’s worth every dollar spent. Note that it is a seasonal attraction.

6. Roller Park

Deda Ena Bagi
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  • Dedaenis Baghi, (near Dry Bridge)

Roller park is located in the Deda Ena park at the bank of Mtkvari river. Young people from the entire city gather here to master ride on skates, penny boards, roller blades, and bikes. At weekends you and your children can join free master-class from experienced rollers. This is the place where you can find the most interesting and diverse teenagers of Georgia. You can also visit the cozy Book Corner Cafe in the park or wander in the flea market on Sundays.

7. Astra Park

Go carts at Astra Park
Photo Source: Astra Park Facebook Page

  • +99532 2 37 37 37
    +995 597 00 78 80
  • N8 K. Chachava Street, Tbilisi
  • Mo-Su: 12:00 – 00:00

So, here’s one of the favorite places of teenagers. It offers amateur car races and a karting school as well as a shooting range. The place also has a 7D cinema for those who are in search of fresh experiences.  Parents will definitely have as much fun as their children. However, if you prefer to have a less extreme day, you can always play table tennis or pool. The place is located on a 20 min drive from Freedom Square just between Lubliana and Beliashvili streets. Public transport is also available.

Our favorite activity over here is karting, though please note that it is available only for children past 7 years.

8. Culinary Studio Caramel 

cooking teaching process…
Photo Source: Culinary Studio Caramel Facebook Page

  • +995 577 595551
  • 50/3 Tsinamdzgvrishvili Str.
  • 11:00-13:00; 15:00-17:30 Saturday. 12:00-14:30 Sunday
  • a.mazhalashvili@gmail.com

This is a very unique place where children can learn to cook. Asya, the owner of the place, invites children above 5 years every Saturday and Sunday, usually at 11am and 3pm. Each session lasts for 2.5 hours and costs around 8 USD per child.

Please note that you will have to sign in for the session at least 2 days in advance through the studio’s Facebook page. Final timing and the subject of the lesson are announced through this page. The page is in Russian, but you can message Asya in English as well. She can run the classes in both languages, but please let her know in advance your language preference. Another important note is that parents are not allowed to attend. But the good thing is that in the meanwhile you can enjoy your free time. Also, you will be able to view a detailed photo report of the lesson on Facebook, so don’t worry about missing out the fun.

9. East Point

Children having Fun at  East Point 
Photo Source: East Point Facebook Page

  • +99532 2 93 00 07
  • N2 Aleksandre Tvalchrelidze Str. Tbilisi

  • Mo-Su: 10:00 – 22:00

So, what if it is a windy or a rainy day? In this case, you can go to any of the indoor entertainment centres that have become so popular among locals. Usually each shopping mall features one. We suggest that the best option is a mall named East Point. The place is located on the left side of the highway to the airport. There are many English signs, so don’t worry about missing it.

You can find a cinema, bowling, billiards and a huge entertainment center with climbing wall, labyrinth, and diverse attractions. You can also go shopping or buy your groceries in here. So, if the sun is hiding behind the clouds, plan a full day trip to East Point.

2017-05-20T21:39:42+00:00 May 16th, 2016|