Master-classes, horseback riding, paintball: mini-journey with children from Nizhny Novgorod. – Road.Travel

Master-classes, horseback riding, paintball: mini-journey with children from Nizhny Novgorod.

Road Trip Route. Take a horseback ride, Weave a bulb of chips, make a clay whistle and paint a wooden toy., See a two-meter swathe, Hone your marksmanship at the shooting club., Play paintball or lasertag, Go for a ride on a toy or a snowboard in Kineshma., .

In the area of Nizhny Novgorod and in neighboring cities you can find a thousand amazing places where you can relax actively and with a sense of maximum unity with nature. Your family is waiting for unforgettable walks, zoos, unusual museums, riding horses - and this is only a small part of the trip.

🎅 Winter Trips, Families with Kids, Arts and Creativity, Active Leisure. From: Nizhny Novgorod

Marina Selivanova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Shooting club, Novinsky toy museum, Glazov Mountain tourist complex

In the morning children can shoot arrows or play darts in the shooting club, then you will visit the Museum of Novinsky toys, where you will learn a lot about the crafts of this region. The cherry on the cake is the Russian bathhouse.

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Shooting club Arsenal Zavolzhe

The active day starts with a visit to the shooting club ["Arsenal Zavolzhye"]( The club is situated in a very picturesque place, and here you can go for a walk, shoot arrows or play darts, and for adults you can cook kebabs. There is a barbecue, but you need to bring your own food. If you have your personal officially registered weapon, you can shoot from it too. There is no for rent in the club. Ammunition can be bought in the shop near the shooting range. After training you can have a warm drink in the warm room, where you will be offered tea, coffee and biscuits. You should inform us about your wish to visit the territory beforehand by dialing +7 (920) 02-03-666. Club is open on weekends only. If you travel on weekdays, you can go straight to Gorodets and visit one of the many local museums that will be interesting for both adults and children.

Музейный Квартал

If you're not planning on barbecuing kebabs, stop by Gorodets for lunch, but before you do, take a walk through the picturesque Museum Quarter.

«БлинолюбовЪ» кафе-блинная

A favorite of locals, the highly rated pancake house café is perfect for a delicious lunch.

Музей им. В.П. Чкалова

The journey continues! In the museum named after Valery Chkalov you can see not only personal belongings of the famous pilot, but also several aircraft connected with the hero's biography. You can visit the museum complex from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 till 17:00. Monday is the day off. The last Wednesday of each month - sanitary day.

Muzey Novinskoy Igrushki

Novinsky toy museum tells about the revival and development of the traditions of Novinsky wooden toys and introduces the history of Chkalovsky district. Here you can see the structure of a Russian stove and the decoration of a Russian hut, weave a basket out of wood chips, paint a wooden toy or try working on an old weaving loom. The tour ends with a feast at the samovar with herbal teas, pies, honey and other delicacies. Museum schedule: Monday - Friday: from 9:00 to 18:00; Saturday, Sunday - only by request, which you can leave by contacting [website](

Glazova Gora

We are going to visit the tourist complex "Glazova gora", which is situated near the town of Yurievets. On the territory you can have dinner in a restaurant or have a barbecue, and afterwards go to a Russian bathhouse. You should bring your own products for the barbecue, and it's better to order the sauna in advance through the feedback form on [site]( or by phone: +7 (920) 363-04-87 +7 (980) 683-10-70

Day 2: Ski complex in Kineshma, Museum of valenki, Open-air Museum of Military Equipment and Antikafé

Start your morning with a visit to the Gorki ski resort and have a look at the mini zoo in Kislyachikha. In Kineshma, visit the wonderful Museum of valenki, see the ancient church and the collection of paintings of the local painting museum.

Gornolyzhnyy Klub "Gorki"

Ski Complex ["Gorki"]( in Kineshma is 15 slopes with different levels of difficulty and length up to 600 meters. Their total length is 5.5 kilometres. The slopes are equipped with 2 ski lifts. For snowboarders there was built a pipe and several ski jumps. Instructor services are provided. There is also a snowmobile and lollipop rental, and after skiing you can have hot tea at the cosy mini-café. Opening time of the skiing complex: on weekends from 10:00 to 17:00.

Кафе Карамель

For lunch, stop by the Karamel family café, which will treat you to your favorite Russian dishes.

Valenok Museum

One of the nicest and funniest museums in Kineshma is the Museum of valenki. Here you will see more than 300 exhibits of the main regional craft: intricately decorated valenki, machines for felting and even a valenki-mighty 205 centimeters high (entered in the Russian Book of Records). The museum is open daily from 11:00 to 16:00. You can sign up for the excursion by phone: +7 (910) 681-28-98 +7(915) 819-23-21

Kineshemskiy Khudozhestvenno-Istoricheskiy Muzey. Khudozhestvennyy Otdel.

The Kineshma Museum of Art will pleasantly surprise you. There are works by famous classics of Russian painting: Korovin, Aivazovsky, Shilder, and you can also get acquainted with paintings of provincial artists. Working time of the museum: Tue. - Sat. from 10-00 to 17-00. Last Friday of the month - sanitary day.

Троицко-Успенский кафедральный собор

Trinity and Assumption Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings of the old merchant city. The exterior laconically combines elements of classicism and Russian architecture.

Kafe Rokets

For dinner, check out Café Rockets. The café is very cosy: the large windows make it seem as if you're sitting right in the middle of a picturesque square. In addition to traditional dishes, there's something unusual on the menu, like burgers with potato toppings. You can book a table by phone: +7(902)318-00-68.

Day 3: Paintball, horseback riding, holy spring in the woods and Children's Museum in Gorodets

Start the third day early: take a walk to a holy spring in the woods, play paintball or laser tag, and then go on a horseback ride through the picturesque surroundings. Closer to the evening, visit Gorodets to check out the charming Children's Museum.

Gazpromneft filling station #141

Isn't it time to stop on vacation? You can warm up, fill up and buy goods on the way at Gazpromneft's filling stations.

sacred source and font

Visit fonts and a spring of St. Blessed Simon of Yurievets - draw some water and enjoy the beauty of these quiet and secluded places. In winter, the country road may be restricted - then you can leave your car and walk along the path of local pilgrims.

The Children's Museum at merchants

Come back to Gorodets - there are many museums here, but perhaps the most charming is the Children's Museum on Kupetskaya Street. Here you can find toys from past centuries and folk toys from various parts of Russia. The museum also offers master classes in making clay whistles. Opening hours [of the museum]( Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 to 17:00 Saturday, Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 Monday is a day off.

Art-Prostranstvo Molot

For lunch, head to a place with an unusual interior - a popular art space.

Konnyy Klub "Konemaniya"

You can go horseback riding in the picturesque surroundings at the Riding Club. It is necessary to call in advance at the telephone number given in [community]( so that the horse will be ready for your arrival. By the way, you can buy delicious goat's milk on the territory of the club.

Paintball Club "Fire"

Then we go to the Fire club. A paintball game here costs 800 roubles per person, laser tag is half the price. You can play paintball from 8 years old. You have to sign up for the game in advance by phone or by using a special form on [website]( Working hours: daily from 10.00 to 20.00.


For dinner, check out ["Story"](, a lamplight place in the city centre. The menu includes pizza, pasta, burgers, kebabs, and Japanese dishes. Birthday celebrants get 10% discount (+ three days before and after the holiday). Restaurant is waiting for you from Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 12:00 to 21:30, and from Friday to Saturday from 12:00 to 22:00.

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