Things to do in Mežaparks with kids

The leafiest area of Riga offers plenty of interesting outdoor activities for the whole family

Rolling & riding

The local roller-skating enthusiasts say that the roads snaking through the lush recreation park Mežaparks offer the smoothest ride in the city. Next to the Zoo is a rental point where you can get skates and the safety gear, bikes, longboards - whichever vehicle fancies you. 

Visiting the lions and more

The Galapagos Tortoise, the African Lions, the Arctic Foxes – these are just some of the animals you can meet at the Riga Zoo. Operating for more than a century, the Zoo inhabits more than 400 wild animal species. Aquarium, terrarium, tropical house - the Zoo is an educational and fascinating place to while away the hours. 

Climb the trees

Unleash your inner Spiderman at the Mežakaķis adventure park. Crawl through nets, climb the ropes and the steep pine trees. Eight tracks of varying difficulty and heights – the adventure park is suitable for all ages.

Alfresco dining

After an adventure-packed day outdoors, reward yourselves with a meal under the verdant pines at restaurant Hercogs outdoor space. The menu bursts with straightforward dishes such as glazed pork ribs, beef burgers and a wide range of home-made pizzas. But it’s the friendly atmosphere, the cozy kids’ corner and the scrumptious children’s menu that makes this place special. The restaurant also offers a take-away family brunch – a great way to combine restaurant fare with a charming picnic on the shore of Lake Kisezers.

Golfing

On the tip of the area lies a world-class golf course Ozo Golf Club. The spectacular 18-hole golf course is designed by the excellent landscape architect Rob Swedbergs from the US and features 16 artificial ponds, 50 sandpits, and the Lake Kisezers as its backdrop. But that’s not the only golfing Mežaparks offers, there’s also disc golf and mini-golf courses situated within the neighborhood. 

Print