Locals believe that the nature in South Estonia is the prettiest in the entire country. Meandering rivers, sandstone outcrops and picturesque lakes add to the region's many charms. Taevaskoja hiking trail is a real gem. This is where you can see all the characteristics of the region in one place. The riverbank above the Ahja River Valley is golden, the walls are covered in pine tree roots, and the water line hides various caves. If you want to take your kids to a place guaranteed to get them hooked on nature (and off their phones), this is the perfect spot. If you're already in South Estonia, then make sure to stop by one of Tartu's many kid-friendly attractions, especially the AHHAA Science Centre.
When compared to the larger and more popular Saaremaa, Hiiumaa is a well-kept secret. The Orjaku study trail takes hikers through the reed beds of Käina Gulf, across long boardwalks, and to places where it's possible to see all sorts of interesting birds. Exploring forests with kids is best when the forest is not too wild. Boardwalks mean you'll get the children back to the car with dry feet and not completely covered in mud. The boardwalk takes you over wetlands, water, marshes – you'll feel like you're walking on water! Combine your hike with a visit to the Windtower Exprience Centre. The entire family will find something to like about the interactive exhibits, not to mention the Baltic's highest indoor climbing wall!