Varna, Bulgaria: Fun Family-Friendly Activities

You’ve picked Varna for your next family vacation? Good choice! If you travel with children in Varna, you’ll find it easy to get around as most of the main sights and attractions are located within the city centre. Here are some of the best places in Varna that you can visit with the whole family – making fun memories has never been easier!

1/ The Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum in Varna

The Archaeological Museum in Varna offers a fascinating look into the town’s history, dating back thousands of years. This is the city’s largest museum and certainly a place worth visiting with the whole family as each member will be able to find something of interest. The large variety of artefacts and exhibits are very interesting and educational for people of all ages! The highlight of the museum is without a doubt the Varna Necropolis section. It contains the world’s oldest gold treasure – which, we can all agree, is not something you see every day.

With Varna City Card you get free admission at this museum!

Here’s how to get there from the Tourist Information Centre >

2/ The Retro Museum

Retro Museum in Varna

Why not journey back in time and see what Bulgaria looked like during the socialist era? The Retro Museum in Varna is no doubt one of the most interesting places to visit with your family. You’ll have a chance to see an incredible collection of retro cars (children’s favourite) as well as everyday items you don’t come across very often these days…

Along with the cars, there are other exhibitions of retro goods including toys for children, televisions, cameras, washing machines, radios, telephones, model cars, people (waxwork figures of well known people like Gorbachev, Stalin and others). Kids are always amazed at what stuff looked like in the old days (how did you carry this phone around?!). You can find the Retro Museum inside Grand Mall Varna.

With Varna City Card you get free admission to the Retro Museum!

Here’s how to get there from the Tourist Information Centre >

3/ Playground, Grand Mall Varna

If you’re tired of sightseeing or just want to chill a bit in the afternoon heat, head to the mall. While you’re shopping your little ones can spend some quality time at Playground, Grand Mall Varna. This amazing place is full of games – bowling, billiards, PS4, arcade, interactive tables, darts and more. You can certainly lose track of time while there!

With Varna City Card, when you buy a bowling game you will get one free!

Here’s how to get there from the Tourist information centre >

4/ The Puppet Museum

Puppet Museum in Varna

The Puppet Museum is particularly interesting for children and is the only attraction of its kind in the entire country. You’ll have the chance to see a unique collection of theatre puppets created over the last several decades by some of the most famous designers and artists who have participated in the city’s Puppet Theatre.

You’ll find the Puppet Museum located just next to the State Puppet Theatre in the centre of the city.

With Varna City Card you get free admission to this museum!

Here’s how to get there from the Tourist Information Centre >

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5/ Pizza Sea Horse

Pizza Sea Horse Varna

Pizza Sea Horse is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal with the whole family in-between museum visits. For more than 25 years the pizza place prepares a wide variety of pizza, salads, grill, pasta, and deserts. The prices are more than affordable and everything is always fresh and delicious.

With Varna City Card you get a bonus drink when ordering a large pizza at this restaurant!

Here’s how to get there from the Tourist Information Centre >

6/ Varna Karting Track

Karting

Go Karts at Varna Karting Track

If you’re looking to have some real fun with your family, Varna Karting Track is the perfect place. You can rent different types of karts, any time of the day and without reservation. The coolest thing at the track? They have software that lets you record your laps live! Smaller children might have to share a cart with their parents so do check beforehand. For more information see the terms & conditions of the site. Here is a list of prices.

Paintball

Paintball at Varna Karting Track

If you want a full day of adrenaline you can also try a paintball game at Varna Karting Track. You will get full professional equipment “Tippmann”, which includes a protective mask, jumpsuit, marker carbon dioxide filler. You will be instructed by a professional and there will be a referee present during your game. Here is a list of prices.

With Varna City Card you get 10% off various packages, which include karting and paintball!

Here’s how to get there from the Tourist Information Centre >

7/ Varna Aquarium

Varna Aquarium

The Aquarium is another good place to be enjoyed by the whole family. It’s located inside the Sea Garden and is very interesting for young children who are always fascinated by the rich variety of exotic fish. The fossil exhibition is also worth seeing and grown-ups can get to know local fish, native to the Black Sea. 

With Varna City Card you get free admission to the aquarium!

Here’s how to get there from the Tourist Information Centre > 

8/ Amusement Park Sea Garden

One of the best places to spend a few hours away from the blazing summer sun! Amusement Park Sea Garden is conveniently located near the heart of the Sea Garden and is a favourite place for kids and their parents alike. It offers many attractions – water, extreme and family-friendly, and is a great place to make some memories. 

With Varna City Card you can pick one attraction for free!

Here’s how to get there from the Tourist Information Centre > 

While the fun at the Sea Capital doesn’t end here, we can assure you our suggestions are indeed a good place to begin, so do take advantage the next time you’re visiting Varna with your family!