Rabka Festival is Poland’s only literary festival held in a spa designed especially for children.

People from all over Poland and abroad come here to relax, which creates the opportunity to get to know one another and make friends. For many families with children, a holiday in Rabka is the only opportunity in the year to have time for one another, do interesting things together, and to read and become familiar with various forms of art.

Guests of the festival are eminent artists who find their visit to Rabka not only a time for meeting with the readers but also an opportunity to talk to one another and find mutual inspiration which gives birth to appealing artistic projects. The Festival is also an opportunity to become familiar with the extremely inspiring artists operating in Rabka. Thanks to these meetings, we may not only learn their skills and tricks in writing, acting, painting, and making music and films – but also become better acquainted with both the characteristic traits of the region and its richness and variety.

During the festival meetings, we make sure that children are not passive onlookers but have an opportunity to create, and to see for themselves that everyone can be creative if only they believe in themselves and dare develop their talents. The motto of this year’s festival is “Towards the great adventure”. We want to show that every one of us can experience great adventures, if we only dare to dream and persistently follow on our dreams.

Rabka is Poland’s only spa whose range of services was designed especially for children.

Located here are not only magnificent sanatoriums running their own schools, but also numerous hotels and boarding houses that accommodate approximately 10,000 of children with their parents.

Visitors and patients have the huge Zdrojowy Park at their disposal, with fantastically furnished playground, a modern amphitheatre, and the seat of the Rabcio: a doll theatre known and highly estimated all over Poland. Situated just 5 km away, Chabówka, is home to Poland’s largest open-air rolling stock heritage park. You can leave that “railway museum” in a vintage train drawn by a real steam locomotive to take a ride along the Raba River. In Rabka, you are surrounded by the gentle slopes of the Gorce, whose ridges command beautiful views of the Tatras: an ideal place for the whole family to go into the mountains.

Thus Rabka is an opportunity for children and entire families not only to enjoy great leisure but also to have fantastic fun. The city is perfect for weekend outings too, as it is perfectly connected to Kraków lying only 50 km away. For more information, visit the city’s official website: www.rabka.pl