Day Out


35 kms/30 min drive from Kyiv International School

Where: Motyzhyn village, Kyiv oblast (signposted from the main road)

'Ukrainian Village' Folk Centre

30 kms/30 min from Kyiv International School

Where: Buzova village, vul Polyana Lisova 60

When: 10am-9pm

Sofiyivska Park, Uman

Considered one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine, it is possible to visit this beautiful landscaped park and arboretium in one day. It is about a 2.5 hr drive from Kyiv, half way to Odessa and the roads are good.


Address: vul Kyivska 12A, Uman

Russian Banya

Not with young children, but your teenagers might enjoy it. By appointment only.


Address: Proliski, vul Brovarska 5

Radomsyl Castle

A real castle, owned and restored by Olga Bogomolets, a famous Ukrainian doctor and activist. You'll find the Museum of Domestic Icons here as well as a beautiful landscaped park perfect for a picnic and a paper mill. It's 80 kms from Kyiv center, perfect for a day out. Information on the website is beautifully provided in English.

Address: Radomyshl, vul 15 Schyorsa 


Also known as the Museum of Corruption, the former Yanukovich residence is a half an hour drive from Kyiv center, It's the most stunning park to visit far and wide. You can rent a golf cart with an English speaking guy to give you a tour.

Where: Novi Petrivsty
When: daily 10am-10pm

Ostrich Farm

30 kms from the city centre in the village of Yasnogorodka, a great farm for a day out.  

Where: Yasnogorodka, vul Pidlisna 32

When 10am-7pm every day

12 Months Zoo

Well-maintaned private zoo with small petting zoo 40 kms from the city centre in the village of Demidov, perfect for a day out.

Where: Demidov, vul Verbova 79

When: 10am-7pm

Kyivan Rus Park

Fantastic festivals especially but not exclusively around national holidays with updated information in English on the website. It's an hour's drive out of Kyiv but quite scenic and there is always something going on to entertain the kids. Very friendly and welcoming staff.

Where: Kopachiv
When: open every day

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