KOF: Family-friendly event

Kids run, day-care during adult trail runs and a broad additional program

We want to build Kočevsko Outdoor Festival as a family-friendly event. Thus, day-care will be organized during trail running portion of the day, which will be followed by a kids run. We’re also preparing a broad additional program for kids and the whole family, which will take place from Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4.

Kočevsko Outdoor Festival – June 2 to 4, 2023, Lake Kočevsko

We are preparing a broad program for the whole family in 2023 as well. The main point of the event thus still remain the Saturday trail runs: 10, 15, 30 and 60 km. There will also be a variety of additional activities, including evening lectures, concerts and a whole range of activities for children and the whole family.

Kids run

Kids run will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 3:00 p.m. The start and finish location will be at the main event area by Lake Kočevsko. Children will be able to run alone or be accompanied by their parents.

The run is meant for kids up to 12 years of age and is free of charge. We will also prepare small gifts for all participants.

The route is approximately 300 m long and runs along Kočevsko Lake.

Day-care during the main trail running events

On Saturday, during the main trail running events (between 7:30 and 14:30), day-care will be organized for children, which will take place at the event area itself. As part of the care, there will also be various animation activities and games for children, so that the time will pass by even too quickly.

You will enjoy your trail running adventure, while your kids have fun in the company of their peers and experienced animators.

The perfect venue for families

The main event venue is right next to Lake Kočevsko, which is more than suitable for all kinds of water activities. Thus, you will definitely find a whole range of activities that will make your weekend even more enjoyable. You’ll be able to enjoy a nice post-run cool down swim in the lake or rent a SUP.

For those who would like to spend the entire weekend right next to the main venue, you can book your spot in Camp Jezero, which is located right next to the venue andoffers space for motorhomes, tents and also has a few glamping houses. But Kočevje also offers several other options for accommodation – you can find more about this at the link below.

You can find more about overnight stays in Kočevsko HERE

You will enjoy your trail running adventure, while your kids have fun in the company of their peers and experienced animators.

Friday lectures

On Friday, June 2, we are preparing interesting lectures on the topic of forests, primeval forests and the wild animals that live in them. The lectures will be interesting for both adults, children and even teenagers, as interesting information about animals and the forest will be presented.

Last year we had an interesting presentation on the topic of wild animals, while focusing on the Lynx through the eyes of the LIFE Lynx project.

We will post more about the content of this year’s lectures in the upcoming months.

Sunday guided tours for families

The last day of the festival will be a great opportunity for a bit of lounging by Lake Kočevsko, and for those who are more active and eager for new knowledge, we are also preparing guided tours of the mysterious forests, where you’ll be able to track wild animals.

It will be possible to join guided groups that will go on short hikes in the forest and, together with experienced guides, will look for interesting footprints of forest animals. All while learning about a whole range of interesting things that are hidden in the Kočevsko forests.

Guided tours are especially suitable for families, as they are shorter and less demanding hikes, where the main focus is mainly on animation and interesting information.

See you from 2nd to 4th June in Kočevsko, at the wildest trail run in Slovenia

Trail runs at KOF are definitely a special experience, as they take you to the very heart of Kočevski Rog, where you will also run on the outskirts of the primeval forest. And best of all for trail runners – more than 90% of all routes consists of trails and less than 1% is asphalt.

As you can see, there will be no shortage of interesting activities in Kočevsko. You can read more about the festival part of Kočevsko Outdoor Festival HERE

So, see you in Kočevsko! 😉

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