Adventures in the Great Forest (Nagyerdő)
FIVE ACRE WOOD
The Five Acre Wood is a popular playground only few minutes of walk from the hotel. The large playground is dotted by beautiful trees and carefully encompassed with a fence for the safety of children. The swings, the climbing castle and the various play equipment offer euphoric amusement for children, but in front of the Five Acre Wood, pony rides are available.
Zoo and Amusement Park
The Zoo and Amusement Park beloved also by children and adults make up the Great Forest Park of Culture being within a stone’s throw from our hotel.
Founded back in 1958, the Zoo is a perfect opportunity for recreation for all guests interested in the world of animals. Besides the lions and the giraffes, one can watch the Nile hippopotamuses, the black-headed spider monkeys, the squirrels and the funny suricates, as well.
In right connection with the Zoo, the Amusement Park awaits its guests with 17 toys including the Enchanted Castle, the Bumper Cars and the Big Wheel.
The year 2014 is significant not only in the life of the Aquaticum, but it is the year of rejuvenation for the Great Forest itself. Next to the Hotel, there is the renewed Békás Lake. If one walks around the lake in the freshness of the air, one almost forgets the world. The new Open-air Stage is also located here and offers a valuable entertainment venue in nice weather.
In the neighbourhood of the Aquaticum, there is the recently built modern stadium and the Mist Fountain (Ködszínház). The stadium complemented by restaurants and sport shops, hosts not only sport events, but concerts and presentations, as well. The Mist Fountain being a curiosity in the region offers specific sight and unforgettable memories.
The Botanical Garden and its surroundings
Crossing the Great Forest from the Hotel, within few minutes of walk, there is the Botanical Garden, the main building of the University of Debrecen and the recently built Scientific Theme Park.
One can find the Botanical Garden behind the eclectic style main building of the University of Debrecen. The lovely French park modelled on Versailles, the Great Forest besides and the Botanical Garden behind embrace the famous educational institute as the arms of Nature.
Walking in the Botanical Garden one can get acquainted among others with the cactuses, the wonderful orchids and the giant cedar trees.
The paths of the Great Forest deservedly became the favourite of joggers. Why do not you try these forest paths and listen to the singing of the birds during jogging, which is an unforgettable experience.
Next door to the hotel, the sports centre in the Oláh Gábor Street is for runners who prefer the easily measurable distances and the all-weather running tracks. In the sports centre, an open-air gym and a basketball court are also there to serve the health of the people who want to train in sports.
From the beginning of May, until the end of August, an Olympic standard pool in the Nagyerdő Bath, as part of the Hotel, is awaiting the lovers of swimming. In case of inclement weather, the Debrecen Swimming Pool in the heart of the Great Forest is open all year long for its guests. This swimming pool complex hosts several sporting events and it also provides sauna facilities.
The roads and paths near our Hotel are perfect for everybody who would like to get to know the Great Forest leisurely while cycling.
Would you like to explore the beauties of the city centre instead? It is no problem. The road from the Hotel to the city centre is full of beauty, making the trip to be a real experience, and the bicycle road network being denser and denser ensures the safety of cyclists. To make your holiday unforgettable, there is an opportunity for hiring a bike at the Hotel reception.
The Ice Hall awaits its guests with a variety of services. Besides the sport events organised at the Ice Hall, there is the possibility for ice skating and skate rental and skate sharpening are available. If one gets hungry or thirsty, one can recover in the refreshment room. Next to the Ice Hall, there is a sport store, as well.