Winter is almost upon us – the days are getting shorter and shorter and colder and colder, and there is hardly a week without some kind of precipitation. Despite the bad weather, I always look for ways to cheer up my afternoons and I always look for friendly walking paths in the area for moms with strollers. My plan is to spend as much time as possible time with Brina in the fresh air. Before I set out on our short trips I always wonder about these things:
– Is the path appropriate for a stroller?
– Is there a spot to have some rest and have my coffee?
– Will I find a spot to feed Brina and change her diaper?
Recently I was taking a walk in the Koseze area in Ljubljana, specifically the path surrounding the Koseze Pond, the artificial lake in the outskirts of Ljubljana. The area is rich in its fauna – swans, frogs, numerous amphibians, dragonflies and birds for children to enjoy.
The Pond is also a home for fish, such as carps and sheatfish. Sometimes you can spot a water rat near the shore, and though they resemble a giant rat, you should not be frightened. Yet, in the summer, you can easily walk into a swarm of mosquitos.
The Pond itself is not appropriate for swimming, since the water is dirty, but it does have a lovely walking path around the pond with a few wooden platforms and a lookout pier with enough benches to have some rest and feed your baby in peace with the surrounding trees and bushes offering some privacy.
The path around the Pond is relatively short, perhaps under a kilometre, but there is another path nearby to continue your walk, if you want to – the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship (sl. PST).
This location is also appropriate for people with small children, who are already running around. The area is also equipped with a children’s playground, while moms and dads can try out and firm their bodies on the outdoor fitness equipment nearby the Pond and the PST path.
If the winter is cold enough the little lake usually freezes over and it becomes a popular natural skating rink. I highly recommend it!
PATH: ✔️ partially concrete, partially macadam, appropriate for strollers and small children
PARKING: ✔️ enough parking spots in area (free of charge)
BAR: ✔️ nearby