It is best to use the children's vacation as an opportunity to relax with the whole family. If you live in such a large city as St. Petersburg, you have many opportunities to spend interesting and useful time with your children.
If your child loves animals, consider the program according to their tastes. For example, visit the St. Petersburg Oceanarium - here you can see huge aquariums with a wide variety of fauna. Several times a day, the aquarium hosts performances with sharks, rays and seals. You can also see animals at the Leningrad Zoo. For the New Year holidays, special children's excursions are organized there, it is possible to communicate with tamed animals.
Take your child to the circus. Special shows are organized every year for school holidays. For example, during the winter holidays 2013-2014, you can see a costume show with clowns and acrobats.
An excellent option for recreation is a joint exit to the theater. In the Bolshoi Puppet Theater and the Puppet Theater, you can see puppet shows for different ages. The Zazerkalye children's musical theater also regularly organizes special performances during the holidays. And in the Smeshariki theater-studio, children under 10 years old will even be able to participate in the creation of a New Year's cartoon themselves. For older students, you can purchase tickets to the St. Petersburg Philharmonic or the Mariinsky Theater.
Take your child to a museum with an interesting display for children. Children can be attracted by the St. Petersburg Puppet Museum, as well as the Fairy Tale House Museum, where you can learn more about your favorite cartoon characters and watch a puppet show. Older children will be more interested in visiting the planetarium or visiting the cruiser Aurora with an excursion and a story about the history of St. Petersburg.
Many shopping centers also hold interesting activities for children. For example, in the shopping center "Gallery" during the winter holidays, every day they organize mini-performances with contests, master classes in modeling, drawing, felting from wool and other interesting hobbies. And in the MEGA shopping center, children will be offered to paint gingerbread cookies, decorate cupcakes, and make New Year's cards.
Be sure to include outdoor activities in your vacation program. You can visit one of the city's ice rinks or ski slopes, go sledding in the snowy town, or even visit a Siberian husky kennel. You can create an exciting program yourself. Another option is to contact an entertainment agency. You will be offered a ready-made package for one or two days for children of any age.