Want to spend family time with your kids surrounded by nature and farm animals? This holding with plenty of space, a shepherd’s hut, playgrounds, a traditional Slovak restaurant and a bakery is a perfect getaway for those with kids during the warm months. Wanna try fresh sheep cheese? Bio farm Príroda in Stupava is the right spot for that!
The car ride takes around 20 minutes from the Bratislava city center. You need to take the highway in the direction Brno, exit Lozorno. Don’t turn left to Lozorno though but take the right turn in the direction Stupava. Once you see a parking lot called “Artézska Studňa”, you will see the signs marking the way to the farm through the forest.
If you are coming during the weekend, we recommend visiting in the morning hours. Otherwise be prepared for the possibility of too many cars and either longer waiting time for parking or need to park further and walk to reach the farm. There is no parking lot next to the farm – the parking is on the side of the road and is administered by a couple of workers.
AN IDEAL PLACE FOR KIDS
This place will be adored by families with children. That was the demographic we mostly saw each time we visited during the weekends. We dare to say we have not seen couples without kids here. It is truly something we recommend for those with kids. But if you love Slovak cuisine and fresh sheep dairy products, this might be a rare find for you, too :)
We love that the facility is not overly commercialised. You can find here all the farm animals you’d expect. They can be seen from very close and not from behind the glass which makes it more exciting for the kids (but a bit more stressful for parents who need to stay alert and vigilant). At least our WTB toddler was super excited by this experience compared to visiting the ZOO, where the animals were too far for her to enjoy.
Goats, sheep, pigs, a boar, horses, a dog, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, poultry and many others are not missing. However, don’t expect any barbie styled Yorkshire Terriers :D Many of the animals have been saved after having suffered work injuries and given a second chance. As lovely as they are, you can certainly see they’ve had a tough life. There is also an option of riding a horse or see how sheep are milked and how sheep cheese is made.
Another great feature is a lot of space for running and numerous playgrounds to release the abundant energy :) We especially love the cute thematic playground pieces in the shapes of sheep or goats. And their special wooden carousel won our hearts!
The area is non-smoking. Dogs are allowed to enter the facility but have to be kept on the leash the whole time.
RESTAURANT AND BAKERY AT THE SITE
As we’ve already mentioned, the dairy produced at the farm is also used in the Bratislava’s famous Slovak Pub, Flagship Restaurant, as well as in the restaurant at the site.
Therefore you can expect the same quality of meals, ingredients and recipes at the farm as in the aforementioned places in the city center. Since we are big fans of the Slovak pub, we loved the food here, too. If you like traditional Slovak cuisine, you will be satisfied after having lunch here:)
We also have to mention the bakery located at the site. It has an authentic wood burning furnace made of bricks, which guarantees the goods baked here have a distinct flavor. The main product is the wheat-rye bread, in which the famous garlic soup is served. We love their poppy seed cakes and Moravian cakes. The bakery also includes a small shop with the farm’s produce including sheep cheese – Slovak bryndza – and žinčica or the cheese whips (korbáčiky). And the traditional interior looks lovely :)
Author: Zuzana Mytna