The Alytus Region and its Heritage - Kelionės su vaikais
The Alytus Region and its Heritage

The Alytus Region and its Heritage

While traveling around Lithuania in the Alytus region, you can taste not only the gems of their cuisine, but also engage in new activities and spend your free time in an interesting way. Sights, smells, tastes remain for a long time and remind you of the place you visited.

“Travelling with Children” traveled to the region of Alytus so that you get to know its heritage and explore undiscovered places!

The Alytus Regional History Museum Exposition

This is a new exposition about the customs, folklore, household, costumes, and other Alytus-related things in an authentic environment where modern technologies are used. The museum owners chose the educational theater method, which allows them to tell about the past in the language of the present, which is especially understandable for young museum visitors. Wooden fragments of an authentic homestead are installed in the exhibition: the specially treated wood is partially moved from the demolished old homestead. Furnished room, granary, chamber, fragment of farm building. Wooden elements are combined with printed images of an ethnographic homestead. Authentic exhibits, rakands of the homestead, which are collected in the funds of the Museum “Kraštotyra” are housed. The exhibition allows you to get a very real impression of what the ancient Alytus and its surroundings looked like.

More information with exact coordinates of this location can be found in the “Travelling with Children ®” attractions map.

Educational Program “How Does our Bread Reach the Table?”

In the Alovė crafts yard, the community organization “Susiedai” offers a theatrical educational educational program called “How does our bread reach the table?” for those interested in the past of this region. It takes place in an authentically restored 19th century. Participants form their own loaves of kneaded bread, bake them and take their bread home.

In this craft yard, not only bread-baking traditions are nurtured – here you can also learn how to bake potato herds, weave from wicker, carve from wood, felt from wool and pour candles from beeswax.

More information and registration for the educational program is available here.

Alytus Region and its Heritage

Alytus Region and its Heritage

The Educational Programs of the Anzelmas Matutis Memorial Museum

The museum offers nine titles of themed educational programs for children of all ages. The programs prepared based on the works of A. Matutis encourage young readers to delve into the secrets of nature and to pick up a book of poetry more often. Older children are offered a closer look at the writer’s biography, hobbies, and rich personality.

More information with exact coordinates of this location can be found in the “Travelling with Children ®” Attractions Map.

Educational program “Puppet Workshop”

The “Aitvaras” puppet theater hosts the educational program “Puppeteer’s workshop”, during which children are introduced to the specifics of the puppet theater, puppet techniques, the subject of the activity (e.g: making glove puppets and the features of their management or optionally, making puppets.)

More information with exact coordinates of this location can be found in our “Travelling with Children ®” attractions map.

Theatre "The Kite"

Theatre “The Kite”

Educational programs of the Alytus City Theater

The programme “Let’s play a fairy tale”. A fairy tale is the most interesting, the most complex, and probably the most puzzling part of folk creativity, where ingenuity acquires an immeasurable space, where a world of special attractiveness and interest is hidden. The best way to explore and understand the magical world of a fairy tale is through playing. And the theater is a real playing field. Here, everyone can become the hero of a fairy tale, get into unusual situations, face obstacles, overcome them and reach their goal. This experience helps to understand the complexity of the world, to learn to creatively evaluate life phenomena, to notice people around, to help, to solve problems, to be brave and active.

Education “I put the reflector myself”. Who will be the first to hit a traffic sign (without looking) from paper? Who thinks that there are no dangers on country roads – only meadows, sheep and fields? Who forgets a reflector in his pocket next to a busy street and decides to play the game “invisibly”? And that’s it – Špunke and Berniūkštis suddenly forgot that the street is not a basketball court and the place of the reflector is not in a drawer next to the colored details of the designer. Real Spongebob! Oh! But after all, Atšvaitule’s suitcase holds a lot of rules of safe behavior on the streets and on the roads, which it is high time to remind Špunka and Berniukštis. We start the Spunkmobile and drive on safe traffic roads, and we start the day with the motto… “I put on the reflector myself, I won’t forget, no matter what.”

More information and registration for educational programs.

Educational programs of the Adventure Park “Tarzania”

The power of stone. This is a program about the secrets of the stone’s origin and its path to the present day. During this program, each participant creates a picture that they keep for themselves.

Baking cookies. During this program, traditional buns are baked. A great opportunity to welcome the upcoming holidays!

Cooking. The heritage comes with an ancient dish baked on a dried cabbage leaf in a traditional bread oven, the secrets of which are revealed in this educational program.

Vizdgiri Botanical Reserve. During this program, there is an opportunity to be in nature and to supplement your history, biology, geography and other knowledge.

Make a kibin yourself. This program teaches how to make “kibins” (a dish) according to a special national heritage recipe. It will be possible to taste not only our own, but also the park’s kibini with pork and hot broth.

Production of bread-based sweets. During this program you will have a great opportunity to learn about, make and taste various bread sweets.

Weaving dream catchers. A hand-made dream catcher acquires completely different powers. The weaving patterns created by your hands reflect your inner feelings and experiences, and such a dream catcher will protect your dreams much better.

Soap production. We all know what soap is, but do you know the history of its origin, production technologies? And what is this scented soap made from? During soap education, you will master all these questions.

Education is conducted for a group of at least 10 people.

More information and registration for educational programs is available here.

Alytus heritage in Pivašiūnai

At the Pivašiūnai craft center, guests will be given the opportunity to shape and bake their own loaf of rye bread in a freshly fired oven, beat the butter and taste it right there. For those who want to experience the taste of the heritage, they will offer baking and tasting of potato bands, buckwheat “babkas”, pies, and cookies.

So, travelling to the region of Alytus and getting to know their heritage is a good thing. Children will have a great opportunity to learn old crafts: wood carving, potter’s craft, felting, weaving various items from wicker or their “kašikis” (braid), casting candles and knitting patterned woolen socks and gloves.

More information and registration for educational programs can be found here.

Sea Buckthorn Farm Educational Program

The owners of the sea buckthorn farm will be happy to tell you about the properties and benefits of these berries for the body.

Groups of various sizes are invited to familiarize themselves with the process of sea buckthorn cultivation and production.

More information and registration for educational programs can be found here.

Information and photos are derived from the Alytus Tourism Information Center.

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