Girls Code Fun (girlscodefun.pl/en)
I thought I’d cracked it as a parent when my daughter showed signs of reading and writing in a third language, then I met Karolina Cikowska, co-founder of Girls/Kids for Code! She politely informed me the language of the future is ‘code’. As a technophobe the conversation was foreign to me, and after reading their webpage a zillion times I realized I have more chance of mastering Polish. But the importance, particularly for girls to get involved, was loud and clear: today’s world is dominated by software.The workshops develop an appreciation for how things work, build on self-confidence and problem solving skills, so the earlier children start the better equipped they will be to understand and even create tomorrow’s technology. ‘Kids for Code’ classes for kids 3-19 (ENG/PL) start mid-September and the good news is you can reserve online in plain English.
Spotlight Kids (spotlightkids.pl)
Spotlight Kids is an educational project dedicated to the arts, culture and philosophy. In cooperation with the MSN the program includes masterclasses with artists, creative workshops and museum/gallery trips. Workshops commence in October for children aged 4-15 years. This was a big hit throughout the holidays.
Hangar 646 (hangar646.pl)
Children with excessive energy levels should head to Hangar 646. Located in a former airport hangar, the 2,700 sq/m of trampoline space includes a swimming pool of sponges. Children from three years old are welcome to let off steam, with instructors available to teach acrobatics and suchlike; or you can just bounce off walls! Book your slot online for best deal.
By Gil Boelman-Burrows