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Sustainable Family Break in Bled: Discover Activities for All Ages

Tips for Family Activities in Bled. Bled, a Slovenian resort town in the Julian Alps, offers an eco-friendly family vacation with its green tourism efforts.


A swan on Lake Bled
Bled Lake

As the second-best sustainable development destination in Europe, Bled boasts a range of activities for families. Straža provides summer sledding and an adventure park with climbing among treetops. You can swim at Castle Bathing Area and try printing your own paper or tasting local honey at Bled Castle.


Bled is a destination that offers a sustainable development vision and provides various activities that families can enjoy. The town is situated in the foothills of the Julian Alps, overlooking the beautiful glacial Lake Bled. The Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria, located on a small island in the lake's center, is a must-visit spot.


Bled is an advocate for green tourism, and it has received the gold label of the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism. In 2019, it was selected as the second-best place in sustainable development in Europe. Moreover, Bled has been a member of the Alpine Pearls group since 2008, which promotes sustainable mobility.


For families, Straža offers many activities such as summer sledding, an adventure park with climbing ranges, and swimming in the natural Castle Bathing Area with pools filled with lake water and slides. You can also discover interesting activities on Bled Castle such as printing your own paper at the Bled Castle Printing Works or tasting various types of local honey at the castle beehive.


Touring around Lake Bled is a great way to enjoy the view and observe the birds flying above you. You can take a tourist train or horse carriage ride, or ride to the island on the traditional pletna boat, wooden boat, or rent your own boat and paddle to the island. Once you reach the island, you can ring the wishing bell and climb to the church bell tower to admire the magnificent view of the alpine landscape.


If you want to spend an active vacation, Bled and its surroundings offer various sport activities such as mini-golf courses, walking on one of the many family theme paths, visiting the "Magical beasties" exhibition, and trying to save yourselves from a locked room in one of the escape rooms in Bled.


Paddle to the Pilgrimage Church and climb the bell tower for magnificent views. For active families, try mini-golf, theme paths, or the Magical Beasties exhibition. Escape rooms and a study beehive are also available.


Another popular outdoor activity in Bled is cycling


Rent a bike and explore the picturesque countryside around the lake, or take a longer ride to nearby villages and hills for stunning views. For a more relaxing experience, try a round of golf at the nearby Bled Golf Course, set in beautiful natural surroundings. When it comes to dining, Bled has a variety of restaurants and cafes that offer local cuisine, including traditional Slovenian dishes and fresh seafood from Lake Bled. Try the famous Bled cream cake, a delicious dessert made with layers of cream and crispy pastry, at the iconic Hotel Park Cafe.

Accommodation in Bled


Ranges from luxury hotels to cozy guesthouses and apartments, all with stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. If you want a unique experience, consider staying on the island itself at the historic Villa Bled, which was once the residence of former Yugoslavian President Tito. Overall, Bled is a wonderful destination for families looking for a mix of outdoor activities, cultural experiences, and sustainable tourism. With its stunning natural beauty and commitment to eco-friendly practices, it's no wonder that Bled is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Slovenia. So why not plan your next family vacation in Bled and experience the magic for yourself?


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