Rēzekne’s summer fun for families

Summer is the perfect time to go on vacation and find adventures with the whole family. In Rezekne, you will find recreation and entertainment opportunities for both adults and children. The city is the right destination to enjoy a family vacation, experience the famous Latgalian hospitality, cultural enjoyment and participate in sports entertainment!

The city has long been the center of spirituality, education and culture in the Latgale region, and being here you will see both the ancient features of the city and a modern and dynamic city. This summer, Rēzekne invites you to experience summer in Latgale!

Rēzekne Olympic Center

Rēzekne’s open pool is the only pool of its kind in the Baltics! It’s a unique opportunity to feel like you’re in a southern resort for a moment!

Opened in 2017, the outdoor pool offers swimming in a 25m long pool equipped with 6 lanes, relaxation opportunities in jacuzzi baths, sauna and sunbathing terrace. The complex also has a pool specially designed for children with a slide and other entertainment and recreation elements. Considering that the water temperature in the outdoor swimming pool is +27 °C, in the small children’s pool +29 °C and in the hot tub +35 °C, it is possible to experience the pleasures of water even on days when the sun hides behind the clouds! On the other hand, in moments when it is really hot outside, you can cool off in the ice rink in the Olympic center complex. In the ice rink of the Olympic center “Rēzekne” you can skate with your own skates or rent them on site. Experienced skaters have the opportunity to sharpen their skates, while beginners can rent special skating training equipment.

Rēzekne's Lake Park

If you want to go for a walk, swim, rent water recreation equipment and enjoy delicious food, you should definitely go to Rēzekne Lake Park. It is a great place in the city center by the lake, which has become a popular recreation spot for every lover of nature and active recreation, where in addition to a 3km nature walking trail, there is a wakeboard track, a well-maintained beach and children’s playgrounds. “Camper Park Rēzekne” by the lake offers well-equipped recreation areas for campers, an outdoor cinema, inflatable water attractions and a cafe. On the other hand, in the nearby “Laivu māja” you can enjoy the joys of active recreation on the water – rent a catamaran, SUP board, boat or canoe, bladder, jet ski or motor boat. There is a cafe nearby, where you can eat delicious oven-baked pizzas, sushi, and enjoy the lake’s charm on the outdoor terrace in the summer.

Summer program at the Embassy of Latgale GORS

The Latgale Embassy GORS invites you to the summer meeting festival #VASALIGORA, which will be a real trip for connoisseurs of academic music. On the other hand, at the end of the summer – muzykys festival for family and friends “LNSO summer house”. The Rēzekne big band concert, leisurely meetings on the roof terrace, as well as brunch with restaurant ZĪDS will also take place in the #VASALIGORĀ sign. Fans of cinematography are welcome to GORS Kino, where you can find engaging cinema in the repertoire for both young and old. You can view the repertoire: https://www.latgalesgors.lv/en/showtimes 

Parks and strolling places in the city

The Culture and Recreation Park in Rēzekne (Raiņa iela 30) is located in the very center of the city. Its territory is divided into several zones where everyone will find the activity they want. For the more active – a new skate park, for the more sporty – a top BMX bike track and an outdoor exercise area. Families with smaller children have the opportunity to relax in an environmentally friendly children’s playground made of wood. The Rēzekne River Promenade (Krasta Street) connects the Rēzekne Olympic Center and the Latgale Embassy GORS, ​​and while walking along the Rēzekne River, you can see the city panorama from the castle square, familiarize yourself with the historical names of the city on the bas-reliefs of the bridge, as well as visit the sights along the route – Latgale Embassy GORS, ​​youth center “Zeimuls” with its leaning towers and 13th century. castle ruins. 

Children's Entertainment Centers

If the weather does not spoil and it is not pleasant to be outside with children, there are several indoor family recreation centers available in the city. One of them is “Kidzone Rēzekne” (Atbrivošanas aleja 174, +371 29 711 109), which offers a wide range of entertainment for children – slides, ball pools, trampolines, a mini-climbing wall, air hockey, two separate children’s areas for younger and older children, parties room rental and other exciting attractions. On the other hand, in “Vinni Centrs” (Latgales iela 28, +371 23 994 399) it will be possible to actively enjoy the slides and ball pools and taste delicious pizzas made on the spot. More unusual sensations will certainly be provided by the multimedia amusement park for the whole family “MagicLand” (Jupatovkas iela 1-2, +371 27 309 060) – a world where reality meets virtual magic and you can experience unforgettable moments.

Latgale Culture and History Museum

For those who want to get to know Latgale in depth this summer, the Museum of Cultural History of Latgale offers not only permanent exhibitions about the history of Rēzekne and Latgale, but also special interactive educational classes in the museum. The offer includes such programs as “Meetings in the Rose City”, “24 Hours of Latgalites”, “Mālas Pikuča Adventures”, “All About Milk”, “How Bread Is Made”, “Secrets of the Deep Earth”, “Ancient Games and Games” etc. c. This summer’s special offer is the educational and entertaining program “Secrets of the Museum Vaults” It is a great opportunity to combine fun with knowledge!

Estimated visit time of one program is 40-60 minutes, book your visit in advance by phone 64622464 or 26498079.

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