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INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Now that the Christmas markets finished, you might think there is not much to do in our capital. Especially the period from January through the end of March seems to be cruel in regards of weather and related leisure activities, and most people tend to do couch potatoing. There are loads of things you can do which will not only help you get through the long winter times but which you will also surely enjoy and probably go on doing once the winter is over! Get an inspiration from our list of indoor activities :)

ACTIVE LIFE

Indoor wall climbing

2335_lezeckastenak2bratislava_1362336139There are 2 places in Bratislava where you can try indoor wall climbing, K2 or Vertigo. At both places there is a rental service, climbing instructors to book, a shop, a cafe and children’s playground. Whether you prefer rope climbing or bouldering, you will satisfy your needs for sure. One entrance or seasonal tickets available.

Go karting

14382676974941If you want to enjoy some more adrenaline, high-powered racing machines might be something to consider. Visit the Kart 1 Arena on Kopčianska Street in Petržalka neighborhood, or  Max Slovakia on Vajnorská Street in Nové Mesto neighborhood. Do a solo go karting or race with your friends! Both arenas are open 7 days a week.

Laser tag

maxresdefaultDo you yearn for adventure? Then try this adrenaline-pumping team game that resembles paintball or airsoft but does not hurt at all – you are playing with laser guns only! Visit Space World on Račianska Street, Laser Arena on Prešovská Street or Laser Wars on Kopčianska Street.

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Escape rooms

escape1Imagine they lock you in a room or a house with your friends and you have limited time to get out. You have clues and coded messages left around that you have to find and decode, using only your logic and observation skills. This adventurous concept guarantees a lot of fun and competition! List of escape rooms in Bratislava.

Visit a shooting club

shooting_1_innerbigDo you like action games and would like to turn your life into a real counter strike experience for at least a while? Then visit the Bratislava Shooting Club! We did and it looked like this.

Start new sport

zumba-1The most difficult thing to do when deciding to take on new sport is the actual point of starting it. Click on this webpage if you want to see the offering of sport events held in English, focusing on the expat community.

Shop after-Christmas sales

Probably the best discounts in all the shops are in January. Have a look at the Bratislava shopping malls where you can spend hours and hours of time (and money) if you are a shopaholic :)
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ENRICH YOUR SOUL

Visit a bookshop

Foxford Martinus - interiorWhatever book you want to read, you’re sure to find it in our capital’s many bookshops, secondhand bookshops and book markets. You can spend hours in our most popular bookshops and have a unique browsing experience, getting lost among the many books or enjoying the reading in beautiful cafes. More info.

Start to meditate

Meditation reflects your consciousness. Through it, you get the opportunity to look deep into yourself. Try Heartfulness and see how you can change yourself – for free! There are many workshops regularly held in Bratislava.

Enjoy some wellness time

spa2_800Pamper yourself in a nice hot bath or sauna, have a relaxing massage or a good swim with a view on the outdoor forest. All this is available in the spa of hotel Zochova chata with which we fell in love this winter. Situated just 30 km away from Bratislava, it’s a great trip when combined with an outdoor walk in the nature. If you prefer something closer, one of the most known wellness spots is Zion Spa at 3 locations in Bratislava. For those who prefer intimacy, we recommend the Jasmin Spa in Marrol’s Boutique Hotel, ideal for couples or a ladies’ time out as it offers private spa for a maximum of 6 people.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Go to a  cinema

cinema-city-27If you like to follow the latest movies, Cinema City which is located in most of our shopping malls would be your best pick. Go to Cinemax in the Bory Mall for an ultimate cinematic experience thanks to IMAX, D-BOX, 4K projection and the most advanced sound system in the world Dolby ATMOS. Do you prefer less mainstream cinemas? Then Kino Lumiere, Kino Film Europe or Kino Mladosť will be a better fit.

Go to a theater

historicka-budova-sndFor the most beautiful premises definitely pay a visit to the historical building of our Slovak National Theater. Its newer building near the Eurovea shopping mall plays opera, ballet and drama performances, too. Other popular theaters include the city theater (Mestské divadlo) located in the former building of the Slovak National Bank, Divadlo Astorka, theater Nová Scéna, theater Divadlo Aréna or Gunagu. If you want to visit an English speaking theater, visit Bridgin’Drama.

Visit a gallery or a museum

nedbalka 1500x810In case you are into culture and like going to exhibitions, check the list of Bratislava’s galleries or museums. Please remember that most of them are closed on Mondays.
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IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS

Take a cooking class

chefparadeWhether you are perfect at cooking or just want to start, taking a cooking class is a lot of fun. You get to know new people, you get to experiment in somebody else’s kitchen and you get to eat a lot! :D Probably the most popular cooking classes held also in English are by Chef Parade. Something we’ve found out recently is that Sasazu restaurant also offers a cooking course lead by its chef – in English. There is a cooking school in the Polus City Center as well but the courses are held in Slovak mostly. And, if you are a real gourmet, you can take a cooking class lead by professional chefs working in the best restaurants – more info here.

Start a dancing class

beginnerDanceClassesAlways wanted to learn a new dance? When is a better time than with a new year starting? :) Daily dancing classes are taught in the RiverPark Dance School. Another option is elledanse. If you want to master salsa, bachata or kizomba, the place to go is La Fiesta.

Learn a new language

Language3b_hotLearn Slovak or any new language you’ve always admired and never found the time to! Check this overview of language schools, centers to take language certifications and international schools that provide studies in foreign languages.
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