The dipped beam. The Baltic countries are cheaper than most countries of Western Europe – this is an ideal scenario for a short vacation with children, where an interesting weekend in Tallinn can be combined with a country trip and outdoor recreation. To see Tallinn without rushing anywhere, the easiest way is from the “Thomas Train” – a small locomotive that carries tourists around the toy city center. In a small but carefully assembled Museum of Childhood, there are not only Estonia’s oldest toys, doll houses, bears and the railway, but also toys from different countries and continents, so it seems that he was in the country of eternal childhood (linnamuuseum.ee). Immediately after this, you should go to the local puppet theater (nuku.ee) – by the way, they put both Shakespeare and Andersen’s tales there. If you are traveling in the summer, do not forget about the Tallinn Zoo – this is not the largest, but very cozy and well-kept menagerie (tallinnzoo.ee). And if you definitely want to swim, but the weather is not suitable, then you have a direct road to the Kalev Spa water center (kalevspa.ee); there are special programs for children there. You can see a real mill, old farmsteads, stables and even ride horses at the Estonian Open Air Museum. And you can learn about the history of the country (about those times when ferocious Vikings with huge beards still lived here) in the Viking Village. Two theme parks for out-of-town walks are located in the suburbs of Tallinn – Wembu-Tembu hiking trails (vembu-tembumaa.ee) with obstacle courses, go-karts, canoes, saunas and Pokumaa’s fabulous trails (pokumaa.ee). But keep in mind that walks will take all day, so plan your trip in advance. [How to get?] You can fly to the capital of Estonia in just an hour and a half by the companies Aeroflot (from 6500 rubles) or Estonian Air (from 7000 rubles). By train from Moscow (from 4000 rubles) or by car (1200 kilometers).