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From painting porcelain to treasure hunts and puppet shows, St Petersburg offers all kinds of fun ways for little visitors to experience Russian history and culture.

Treat creative kids with a trip to St Petersburg’s historic Imperial Porcelain Factory. Here, they’ll be able to explore and learn about the city’s oldest porcelain manufacturers and visit the artists’ workshops, before taking an exclusive masterclass in porcelain painting to create their very own ceramic masterpiece.

Budding artists will love visiting Erarta, the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia. With a range of interactive exhibitions and creative workshops, there are plenty of opportunities for children to get hands-on with the exhibits.

Parents needn’t miss out on the fun, either. A trip to the Bolshoi Puppet Theatre is a sure way to put a smile on everyone’s face. Expect lively shows based on works by A. A. Milne and Pushkin, skilfully interpreted to suit a family audience.

In addition to creative adventures, St Petersburg is bursting historical attractions that bring the city’s incredible heritage to life. A historic ship that survived the Russian Revolution and the First and Second World Wars, the Aurora has been transformed into a fascinating interactive museum that’s perfect for inquisitive kids.

Close by to the Aurora, you’ll find another iconic St Petersburg landmark, the Peter & Paul Fortress. If kids aren’t excited enough about exploring a real-life fortress, then they’ll certainly be impressed by the range of activities on offer. From workshops and shows to treasure hunts, there’s plenty to entertain young adventurers.

To book your family holiday in St Petersburg, call us on +7 812 494 5770 or email

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