Bükkalja is an ideal destination for families with big and small children as well. The small villages are quiet and peaceful, while the surrounding hills and forests offer easy hikes, good places for a family picnic, and healthy, fresh air. The kids will enjoy so much running around freely on dirt roads and climbing on hay bales, searching for beehives in the forests and peeking into cave homes. I am sure they will love the black cherry jam of Szomolya and the plum jam of Noszvaj, or the pizza from Brumbrum.
I highly recommend a farm visit if you are travelling with children, being close to animals, learning about them and being able to pet them is always a great experience for the little ones.
The thermal baths of the area usually have a pool for children as well as several fun slides. And just like their parents, kids will love staying in the unique accommodations of the area, like a treehouse, a bungalow or a cave hotel. In the Bükkalja the entire family can enjoy slow travel together.
A special program for children that we highly recommend is the Meseút (Fable route) in the village of Noszvaj. You will find 10 small fable houses scattered around the village, they look like colourful post boxes, all painted by hand. The trail connecting all of them is about 7 kms long, you can walk, bike or do parts of it by car. Looking for these small houses is so much fun for the kids, it’s like a scavenger hunt.
First you have to go to the Harmónia café to buy the Fable route passport and to get the keys of the houses. Then you can start searching for them. When you open one, you will find a fable and some games or some fun tasks inside. The houses are placed in the most interesting spots of the village. Along the way you will find cafés, a playground, cave homes and a creek, so the kids will not be bored for a second.
You can also suprise the treasure hunters behind you and leave them a little surprise in one of the boxes. In another location you can swap your book that you have read a hundred times for another one. If you also use your car, you can find all the boxes in a couple of hours, but you can easily spend the entire day with this program.
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