This year’s winter holidays, similarly to the previous years, attracted nearly 11 thousand children to events organised as part of “Winter in the City”. The programme provided numerous attractions in winter-holidays educational facilities and hundreds of other locations around Warsaw.
This year, during the two-week holidays, 10 907 students attended activities in 108 winter-holidays educational facilities. In total, Warsaw's pupils and students visited educational facilities 68 076 times, which means that nearly 7 thousand children attended them each day.
All children spending time in educational facilities were provided with two meals a day. The cost of meals was the only one incurred by the parents of the children attending the “Winter in the City“ facilities. Pupils in a difficult financial situation were entitled to an exemption from this payment. 1023 pupils and students were covered by this form of support this year (10.5% of the total number of participants).
As usual, sports and leisure centres were the most popular facilities among young people. During the winter holidays, 11 743 visits were recorded in the facilities of the Stołeczne Centrum Sportu Aktywna Warszawa [The Warsaw Sports Centre Active Warsaw] and the Culture Park in Powsin. It is estimated that the participants used all the ice rinks, swimming pools, and sports halls nearly 50 000 times during the two weeks of winter holidays.
The Warsaw zoo and the Copernicus Science Centre were also popular destinations during the winter holidays. The facilities were visited by one thousand and one thousand two hundred children respectively.