Enjoy the funny activities and family adventures among the friendly Transdanubian hills cuddled by the tender waves of Lake Balaton. Spend some quality time together having outdoor family games and exciting rain-proof programs.
Discover the untold stories of the Western Balaton region about the sophisticated Lady Mary Hamilton, who was about to be the princess of Monaco, but found her dreams in Keszthely, or swim around the mesmerizing water lilies blooming in Hévíz, the largest natural thermal lake of Europe, Monet should have also been green with envy.
Visit Georgikon to learn its more than 200-year-old tradition how to do gardening while re-specting the rhythm of nature, or silently follow your ornithologist guide to the protected bird sanctuary of Little Balaton Ramsari Wetlands.
Playing around the whole region, always smiling up behind the waving landscape, the impres-sive turquoise body of water, Lake Balaton is to be loved by every one of us, regardless you are rather a calm birdwatcher or a wild beach beast. Let the family fun started!
Fly and drive to the Wester Balaton region, Budapest Airport is well connected to major cities even oversees, get a flight, and rent a car.
Our unique family focused program includes the following services:
Accommodation in Kolping Hotel****Spa & Family Resort, especially designed for families, with rich breakfast (lunch and dinner can be ordered on site if required) having lots of indoor and outdoor activities, Aqualand, family-oriented pools, wellness and fitness facilities and Bobo Fun Park with adrenaline arena, climbing walls, trampoline courses and many other thrilling adventures for real and forever children.
D2 Lake Balaton is out there to enjoy: the obvious choice is to bath, but you can rent a SUP or even a skipper to explore the lake. Georgikon Sample Farm is a place to get first-hand experiences about conscious gardening, taking care of animals, traditional agricultural methods, folk art and plays for at least 200 years ago. Let your children collect eggs directly, give some corn to baby ducks, harvest and taste fresh green peas or get familiar with the scent of thyme, rosemary, or oregano.
D3 Keszthely is famous for the lavishly decorated Festetics Castle, where the fashion icon Lady Hamilton spent her best time. Do not miss the curiosities like Carriage Museum or the amazing Model Railways Exhibition. Keszthely has some nice restaurants around the castle park offering unique cuisine having deep roots in local culinary traditions, easy to love comfort foods with a contemporary twist.
D4 Just do a zero-kilometre day, enjoy relaxing programs your hotel can offer, sure the children will not get bored at Bobo Fun Park.
D5 Little Balaton, most precisely Kányavári Island is the best for place for an ecotour, expert guided birdwatching tour, let us have a picnic lunch before heading to the nearby Zalakarosi Thermal Bath.
D6 Hévíz is definitely a hidden natural gem. Swim among nymphaeas of the lake’s warm water, walk under the shades of the century old cypress woods, contemplate at the 700-year old Romanesque church of Egregy, then eat a super-tasty dish made of locally grown ingredients from the very farm surrounding the inn close to the old church, in the afternoon taste and buy some artisanal products at the local market.
D7 Have a light excursion worth taking the effort to go up to Festetics Lookout Tower, from the top you can marvel around the wide panoramic views to the Western Balaton landscape. Grapes, almond and wild herbs are setting the basis to the delicious, effortlessly presented but elegantly prepared, full-of-taste menu paired with award winning fine wines at an old taverna, enjoy it with your family in its hillside terrace. Bathing and swimming in Lake Balaton is inevitably everyone’s favourite program.
Accomodation at Kolping Hotel****Spa & Family Resort (7 nights)
D2 Admission to Georgikon Museum
D3 Combined ticket to Festetics Estates (incl. Carriage Museum, Model Railways Exhibition), guide tour in the baroque castle, 3-course lunch in a local restaurant
D4 Admission to Bobo Fun Park
D5 Expert guided tour in the protected part of Balaton Uplands National Park
D5 Admission to Zalakaros Thermal Bath
D6 Admission to Hévíz Lake Bath, 3-course lunch at a local restaurant
D7 3-course lunch in a local restaurant
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