Horseback rides and dog sledding: six Moscow parks offer New Year's entertainment

Horseback rides and dog sledding: six Moscow parks offer New Year's entertainment
Three parks in Moscow are now offering horse rides and sleigh rides with huskies. On Christmas, 7 January, Muscovites will be able to enjoy dog sledding in Park Pobedy free of charge.

On weekends and holidays, guests can ride horses in Fili Park and Vorontsovsky Park. Horseback riding at Fili is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.

Vorontsovsky Park offers pony rides along forest paths to children from 4 to 10 years old accompanied by a parent. Ponies wait for their riders near the main stage from noon to 3 pm on weekends. The rides will be available unless the temperature falls below minus 10 Centigrade.

On Christmas Day, 7 January, Muscovites can enjoy dog sledding in Park Pobedy free of charge. Everyone will be able to ride along the park’s main avenue from 1 pm to 8 pm. During the ride, guests will see the world's largest musical Christmas bauble.

Kuzminki Park will offer rides during the last days of the winter holidays, on  6, 7 and 8 January. Dogs will pull traditional sleds and tubes from 11 am to 4 pm. Sleighs will be waiting for visitors in the western part of Kuzminki near the skate park.

The Christmas rides in Sokolniki will take place on 14 January. Muscovites will be able to ride dog sleds and tubes from noon to 3 pm.

The map of winter activities was earlier updated on the open data portal, where users now can view 17 datasets with more than 2,000 addresses of sites to spend leisure time in winter. Izmailovo and Kolomenskoye parks, for example, offer rides in snowmobiles and ATVs, and Gorky Park has opened a snowboard park with a transformer slide this year.