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HINT Animal Park - Moose farm Žarnovica

Animal Park - Moose farm

Žarnovica (area: Stiavnica Mountains, region: Pohronie)

Animal Park is a place where nature is as beautiful as a fairy tale ... where peace and charming pets are ... gurgling waterfall ... lake full of fish ... meadow perfect for a picnic ... Animal Park is a place where we except of the animals offer further leisure possibilities in nature with your loved ones. Come and join us to have fun on the playground, jump on trampolines, to pet our lambs and cuddly small goats and bunnies. Give your children a great experience in the form of fishing, grilling or camping in nature. Come back with us to your childhood and show your children how well can...



Bratislava (area: Little Carpathians, region: Bratislava and surroundings)

Bratislava Zoo – A peek into the secrets of nature… Zoo in the capital city Bratislava is an ideal place to spend a pleasant day in the "acompanied" by animals, whether you came here with kids or as a couple. The complex located in the Mlynska Dolina (Mill Valley) in addition to rare animals offers also unique DinoPark with 3D cinema appealing to all ages, children's complexes with brightly coloured climbing frames and zoo shop. Zoological garden features about 150 species. You can visit the primates or carnivores pavilions, where you can see leopards, jaguars, tigers and lions...

HINT MiniFARM Lubina Lubina

MiniFARM Lubina

Lubina (region: Stredne Povazie)

MiniFARM is located in the village of Lubina and is inhabited by more than 100 different friendly animals, which are unique in their mini or maxi size. You will find farm and forest animals here, as well as tiny kittens, guinea pigs and chickens. Many of them have pass-through paddocks, so you can feed and pet them. A smooth zoo corner or horseback riding will surely please the youngest visitors to our farm. All activities are safely performed under the supervision of our great animators. In addition to animals, you will also find a water or forest playground, fairy-tale houses on the MiniFARM,...

Zoo Bojnice Bojnice

Zoo Bojnice

Bojnice (area: Strazov Mountains, region: Upper Neutra)

The oldest zoo garden in Slovakia is situated next to dominant Bojnice Castle in beautiful nature. It covers area of 42 hectares and it was established in 1955. Hundreds of thousand guests visit it and look over its expositions every year. On the grounds of Zoo Bojnice you can see about 270 species of bred animals and over 2 600 individuals from the smallest fish in aquarium up to the largest African elephants in their pavilion. Many wild freely living species of birds and small mammals are very interesting. The Zoo in Bojnice opens daily all over the year. From the beginning up to the present...

ZOO Kontakt Liptovský Mikuláš

ZOO Kontakt

Liptovský Mikuláš (area: Liptovská Mara reservoir, region: Liptov)

Zoo Kontakt is located near Liptovsky Mikulas, close to Aquapark Tatralandia and the bank of Liptovska Mara. The visit of the zoo park can be connected with a family holiday in Liptov. In its area the adult visitors have a unique opportunity to pet a lion cub directly in the paddock. Feeding animals is allowed only with a food bought in the ticket office and always under the supervision of an animal carer. Each visitor can try pony rides (up to 40kg) or horse ride (under 80 kg). In low season (from 1 October), the service is only on weekends. Contact with animals gives the children a positive...



Košice (region: Kosice and surroundings)

In beautiful nature accessible by public transport, app 200 metres from the town centre in a part called Kavecany there has been a modern ZOO since 1979. It is mainly specialised on European and Asian fauna. The area of 292 hectares makes this ZOO one of three biggest ZOOs in Europe. Oak forest grows 228 hectares out of the whole area. About 100 hectares of ZOO are accessible to visitors. The rest of the area is used for breeding 'Hucul' horses, maintenance area, back-up area for quarantine buildings, hospital, and first aid rooms as well as the space for breeding rare and protected races of...

Zoo Park Stropkov Stropkov

Zoo Park Stropkov

Stropkov (area: Ondavská Highlands, region: Upper Zemplin)

Zoo Park is located in the centre of the town Stropkov in eastern Slovakia. It is an interesting, attractive and above all cultural - educational establishment of Stropkov. It was created in 1984 when a station for young naturalists was built from the initiative of children and parents. It was later renamed as Zoo. Zoo Park features lots of animals in 40 aviaries. Its location in the middle of the city offers residents and visitors throughout the year opportunity for distraction, recovery, relaxing after a daily work and leisure time for children and adults in the nature. Visitors can delight...



Spišská Nová Ves (area: Levoca Mountains, region: Spis)

Zoo Spisska Nova Ves covers an area of 8 hectares in the south-eastern part of the city. It was founded in May 1989. It is the youngest among the big zoos in Slovakia (Kosice, Bratislava and Bojnice), but this does not detract from its beauty. The beautiful scenery of its garden area is complemented by a creek that flows through zoo. With many trees provide pleasant shade for animals and visitors. Lake, a significant element in the composition of the garden, creates conditions for the natural development ducks communities and other wild species, protects and keeps their habitat. Currently, the...

Arboretum Borová hora Zvolen

Arboretum Borová hora

Zvolen (area: Kremnica Mountains, region: Pohronie)

Arboretum Borova Hora (Pine Mountain) is situated about 3 km north of the centre of town Zvolen. It is located on the south-western spurs of Zvolen Upland. It was established in 1965 when it have been started planting. First fenced area had an area of 28.38 hectares. This was gradually expanded and today it is 47.84 hectares. The area includes experimental spaces with a total area of 8.97 hectares, which were founded in addressing research tasks in the school forest company of Technical University in Zvolen. You can see here more than 1,000 forms and cultivars of different species of trees,...

Arboretum KYSIHÝBEL Banská Štiavnica


Banská Štiavnica (area: Stiavnica Mountains, region: Pohronie)

Forest Arboretum Kysihýbel near Banská Štiavnica was founded in the early twentieth century, on account of research on introduction and cultivation of exotic forest trees. Arboretum area is divided into four parts. It is located at an altitude of 530-563 meters, and its total area is 7.78 hectares. A t the beginning 282 trees of temperate zones of the northern hemisphere were planted in the arboretum. Currently, there are around 260 species of trees. The area of arboretum includes the International phenological garden with the other 30 species of trees. Arboretum meet the educational...



Tesárske Mlyňany (area: Tribec, region: Lower Nitra )

The arboretum Mlyňany is an always green park - a botanical garden in the neighbourhood of Zlaté Moravce, in the cadaster of villages Tesárske Mlyňany and Vieska nad Žitavou. It keeps the biggest collection of wood species in Slovakia. The arboretum was established in the year 1892 by the Ugrian lord Dr.Štefan Ambrózy-Migazzi. After the wedding with Antonia Migazzi he got a manor in Mlyňany, later he purchased woods in Vieska nad Žitavou, he made a castle and a tower to be built here. As a motive to establish the arboretum served his often trips and stay in the middle of the rich vegetation...

Botanical garden Bratislava Bratislava

Botanical garden Bratislava

Bratislava (area: Little Carpathians, region: Bratislava and surroundings)

Botanical garden in Bratislava belonging to the Comenius University is open to the public from 1 April to 31 October daily 9:00 to 18:00 pm. Expositions at the gardens are divided into outdoor and greenhouse plant groups, which includes plants of thermopile vegetation. Visitors give the greatest interest to these plants. The mission of the botanical garden is to maintain and expand the collections of living plants, educational activities as well as providing technical information to the public. In the area various exhibitions and competitions take place. In case a group excursion is interested...

Botanical Garden Košice Košice

Botanical Garden Košice

Košice (region: Kosice and surroundings)

Botanical Garden of Pavol J. Safarik University in Kosice is located in the north-western part of the Kosice Basin in site Bankov. It was founded in 1950 and now covers an area of 30 ha. The garden features a greenhouses warm exposure on an area of 3500 m2 with tropical and subtropical vegetation, and an area of 4 ha with exposure of decorative flora. This exposure (2 ha) includes also Ecologicall educational area. The forest part of the botanical garden which consists of forest units of native plant communities from Bankov and Čermeľská Valley lies on an area of 24 ha. Prices / Admission Admission...

Botanical Garden - Exposition Of Tatra Nature Tatranská Lomnica

Botanical Garden - Exposition Of Tatra Nature

Tatranská Lomnica (region: High Tatras)

Botanical garden is situated on the northern-eastern boundary of Tatranská Lomnica in High Tatras, next to the Hotel Sorea Titris. It is located on the territory of 3,2 ha. The visitor can see here 270 types of Tatra plants growing on various biotopes, some of them are possible to be purchased in form of seedlings or seeds. In the Exposition of Tatra nature also a small geological area can be found and a memorial place devoted to those who enforced and realized the idea of Tatra National Park. Open hours 2019 (open daily): 03.05.2019 – 31.08.2019 09:00 – 17:00 01.09.2019...

Hrádocké Arborétum Liptovský Hrádok

Hrádocké Arborétum

Liptovský Hrádok (area: Low Tatras, region: Liptov)

Hrádok Arboretum is located in the cadastral area of Liptovský Hrádok at an altitude of 650 m directly in the northern part of the city surrounded by housing estates. Despite its small size, the Hrádek Arboretum is currently unique in Europe. It is the highest situated arboretum in Central Europe and contains the fourth largest dendrological collections in Slovakia. The arboretum contains unique taxa from our and world dendroflora, which are listed in the Red Books of several states, and which are on the northern edge of their natural range within Europe.

Chateau in Turcianska Stiavnicka Sučany

Chateau in Turcianska Stiavnicka

Sučany (area: Little Fatra, region: Turiec)

The Renaissance mansion in Turčianska Štiavnička was built in the second half of the 16th century, modified in the Baroque-Classicist style. At the beginning of the 1990s, extensive reconstruction began, but it has not yet been completed. At present, the manor house is not accessible to the public and is gradually deteriorating. The mansion also includes an extensive English park with a winter garden, lakes and rare trees. The park, which continuously grows into the surrounding forests, keeps the village and is open to the public. Visitors can see almost 400 tree species from all over the world....

Small forest ZOO Počúvadlo

Small forest ZOO

Počúvadlo (area: Stiavnica Mountains, region: Pohronie)

Small forest ZOO at Lake Počúvadlian is located directly at the Topky Hotel on the shore of the lake. You can find it in the forest park. It offers a pleasant recreation especially for families with small children under 10 years, but is also suitable for all ages. In the area live forest and pets. You will see deer, wild boar, sheep, goats, sheep, asses, horses, ponies, hares, chickens, ducks, geese. You can even carry your children on donkeys and ponies. In addition to animals on the farm, children will also enjoy tractors and excavators to climb. The Počúvadlo area is freely accessible...

Malkia Zoo Park Orechová Potôň

Malkia Zoo Park

Orechová Potôň (area: Danubian Lowland, region: Danubeland)

Zoo Malkia Park is where you will find lots of interesting and rare animals and where you can relax and the whole family may have a great time. You can find it in southwestern Slovakia on Danubian Plain near the village of Orechová Potôň, next to the Slovakia Ring. It is located 9 km from Dunajska Streda and about 32 km from Podunajské Biskupice - city district of Bratislava. The overriding aim of the zoo park is the preservation of circus animals. The zoo tries to create friendly conditions that enable them to live a happy and contented life. Gates of the complex was open to visitors...



Kráľová pri Senci (area: Danubian Lowland, region: Bratislava and surroundings)

In Slovakia, not far from the village of Kostolná pri Dunaji, there is the already nowadays protected and refuge place for the Usury tiger – Siberian that protects him from eradication. The foundation for these beautiful animals has created an exposition with a more human idea of the "heart of the nature". It means that they created for them an imitation of their natural environment along with plants, water, lying wooden trunks and elevated bryonies serving for the young but also for the adult tigers to their natural games. The instincts of these animals have to be considered and...

Ranch pod Babicou Bojná

Ranch pod Babicou

Bojná (area: Považský Inovec, region: Upper Neutra)

Pod Babicou Ranch lies on the southeast foot of Povazsky Inovec in the village Bojná. It is situated 11 km northwest of Topolcany, 40 km north of Nitra and at a distance of 23 km from the town of Piestany. If you love nature, fresh air, animals, and active leisure, the area is a perfect place for you. It is especially suitable for schools and families, which can see here over 40 species of animals from six continents of the world. You are guaranteed to not be bored at the ranch. There is horse riding, beach volleyball, playground, fishing, skittles game and barbecue possibilities. During...

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