Activity Holidays for Children

Activity Holidays for Children

 

Various dates available, please check the Holiday Programme for 2013 

 

There are activity holidays for children, and then there are activity holidays for children who want more.  Activity holidays for children are offered by Visiting-Vidin and are designed to stimulate the mind, develop or improve a hobby or create an interest in something new.  As parents, we have all sat on a beach at some point during our lives and wondered ‘what can I do to keep my child occupied’.  Now you know…an activity holiday with Visiting-Vidin!

 

We are proud that we have individually negotiated and secured the services of local professionals, all of them experts in their professions – each activity has been crafted in such a way as to build the skills of each participant.  Furthermore this type of holiday can be designed by yourself to include one or more of the following activities: Photography, Pottery, Cooking, Art, Acting and Fishing, and as we grow we will add more activities to our portfolio and publicise.

 

·       Photography: A local professional photographer will teach and explain the skills required to take, print and present artistic photographs, both landscape and urban.  If photography is chosen, participants will be required to travel with their own camera and software.

·       Pottery: Mitko will teach the young participants how to create, fire and paint pottery items.  Due to the range of skills involved at least three days will be needed.

·       Cookery: Local fresh ingredients will be turned into a range of fascinating and inviting dishes – bread making will also be included in the cookery programme.

·    Art: We are pleased to announce that we have secured the skills of Vladimir Rogozharov, a very talented painter who will teach participants the art of painting.  View his work by visiting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhEWwGVSyIA

·       Acting: Krasi, who is an actor and part time teacher at the local school will guide participants towards a small production to be performed at the end of the visit.

·    Fishing: The Vidin region is blessed with numerous locations to fish; the mighty river Danube and Rabisha lake are only two of many excellent locations.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Rabisha

 

Where a specialist does not speak the language of the participants a translator

will be engaged.

 

In order to offer everyone something different, we will also visit Belogradchik

(a UNESCO site) Magura Caves and tour Vidin.

 

A typical week will look like this:

Day one –

·         Arrive Sofia Airport – collected from the airport

·         Travel to Vidin and accommodation

·         Welcome dinner

 

Day two –  

·         Off to the first activity

·         Lunch at Mystique restaurant

·         Continue the activity

·         Traditional Bulgarian dinner at a local restaurant

·         Return to the accommodation

 

Day three – 

·         Activity in the morning.

·         Lunch will include freshly baked bread and regional specialities

·         Activity in the afternoon

·         Traditional Bulgarian dinner at another local restaurant

·         Return to the accommodation

 

Day four –

·         After two days of activity day four will be a day for visits including Belogradchik and Magura Caves.  Dating back to prehistoric times these rocks offer wonderful panoramic views of the Danubian plane.

·         Lunch in Belogradchik

·         After lunch the chance to visit another one of Bulgaria’s wonders, Magura Caves.  With cave drawings dating back to prehistoric times these caves are an amazing spectacle and one to live long in the memory.

·         Return to accommodation for dinner and a chance to participate in some traditional folk dancing with the support of a local folk group

 

Day five –

·         Activity in the morning.

·         Lunch will include freshly baked bread and regional specialities

·         Activity in the afternoon

·         Traditional Bulgarian dinner at another local restaurant

·         Return to the accommodation

 

Day six –

·         Activity in the morning.

·         Lunch will include freshly baked bread and regional specialities

·         Activity in the afternoon

·         Traditional Bulgarian dinner at another local restaurant

·         Return to the accommodation

 

Day seven –

·         Early coach to Sofia

·         Transfer to the airport

·         Flight home

 

Price –

The price includes transfers from and to Sofia airport, breakfasts, lunches where indicated, all evening meals (excluding drinks) ingredients to produce self sufficiency items, transport in and around the region and entrance to Belogradchik rocks.

 

                                               Hotel Rovno                          Izvor Monastery

Single occupancy              Euros 542.36

Share of twin room          Euros 453.74

Share of triple room                                                          Euros 463.28            

 

Prices are based upon 4 activities, meals, transfers, accommodation and a visit to Belogradchik and Magura caves.  Prices do not include flights or travel insurance. 

 

Special information

As this visit is a very much ‘hands-on’ experience, and to ensure that you get as much from this trip as possible, the organisers have restricted the number of participants to a maximum of 10 persons.

 

Visitors who have specific dietary requirements, should please inform the organiser when making the booking.

 

Unfortunately Bulgaria is not very wheelchair friendly – however, every effort will be made to make your stay enjoyable.

 

Who are you helping?

Visiting-Vidin has been established to help the people of this region and local people are actively engaged in the planning and delivery of some aspects of this trip; at no point is anyone being exploited.  Furthermore, profits from this trip and any others will be transferred to Phoenix-Inspire, a non-profit charity registered and based in Bulgaria.

 

Phoenix Inspire aims to teach young people from disadvantaged backgrounds the necessary skills to gain meaningful employment in the hospitality industry. 

For more information about Phoenix Inspire please visit www.phoenix-inspirebg.org  and for Activity Holidays for Children please visit www.visiting-vidin.com

 

Visitingvidin.com is affiliated with the Bulgarian travel company Rual Travel www.incomingbulgaria.com.  Rual Travel Ltd, Tour operator registration No: 00062, 113 G.S. Rakovski Street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria.  Bulstad number 121855480