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Art and Nature

At JMB Active we want children who usually spend a lot of time in front of their computer to discover nature by stimulating their senses with real experiences.

The children will come into contact with the sound, sight, touch, smell and taste of nature. Then we will them give them the opportunity to translate these feelings into practical works of art that they can take home.

JMB Active partners with the best hotels in Apriltsi to offer good quality accommodation to the children during their stay. Through our close relationship with these hotels we can offer the best value for money to the parents. The hotels we work with provide quality and comfort in a beautiful natural setting with great views of Stara Planina, all this at discounted rates.

The packages we offer are full-board. They include accommodation with food. As we work only with the best hotels the food is of the highest quality. It is freshly cooked and in accordance with the new regulations of the Ministry of Education. At JMB Active we promote natural health and good quality living. Part of our mission is to re-engage people with nature. We encourage through our activities people to consume natural foods that are the basis for good health.

We can provide a range of types of entertainment for the children and teachers to enjoy during their stay. We regularly organise a children’s disco at the local nightclub. It is exclusively reserved for the group so the children can have fun in a safe environment. They can request their favourite music from the DJ and dance to different musical styles.

As part of a school package the award winning Apriltsi children's choir will perform Bulgarian folk songs in traditional costumes. The live performance is an insight into Bulgarian culture that many children from bigger cities rarely have the opportunity to enjoy.

We also have animators that can organise games and challenges for the children when they have free time.

The Art and Nature activities stimulate the children to observe and appreciate nature. The artistic activities make the children conscious of nature’s beauty and importance for mankind. These art and nature activities develop both their sense of observation and creativity as well as their sense of responsibility for protecting the natural environment.

As part of the Art and Nature activities we organise a discovery walk in nature followed by artistic activities such as stone painting, making figurines from natural materials and Art Keramika using natural elements in pottery making.

As part of the Art and Nature package we will do a walk in nature and a hike to Vidima Waterfall. You will visit the Apriltsi women’s monastery and learn about the uprising of the people against the Ottoman yoke. And we will introduce you to collection of Bulgarian traditional crafts explaining how different natural elements were used in their creation. You will also visit Gumoshtnik Church, the Troyan monastery and Vasil Levski’s hiding place.

Who do we recommend it to?
We recommend the Art and Nature activities to any school group from a young age of 3 with the parents to 18 years old. We adapt the activities to the age group. Whatever the age everybody has a great time doing the activities. We organise activities for any size group from 10 to 50 children.

When are the Art and Nature activities available?
We organise the Art and Nature activities throughout the year. The activities do not depend on the weather as all seasons can be a source of inspiration. We are also flexible on the time for each activity so we can do walks and games outside when the weather is best and do indoor activities the rest of the time.

How to book
JMB Active is a fully licensed tour operator. If you wish to book a school holiday please contact us for more information.

At JMB Active we’ve organised art activities for children as well as a children and parents weekends that bring the family closer by enjoying quality time together. You can read more about the feedback and impressions of people who have tried it in our testimonials' section.

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General information

Location Apriltsi
Venue Apriltsi hotel
Dates available All year round
Group size From 10 to 50 children with accompanying teachers
Requirements A basic level of fitness to walk in the mountain and a sense of curiosity
Specialist We work with masters and guides that will enjoy showing you the beauty of the Central Balkan
Languages spoken Bulgarian, English and French
Disabled access no
Indicative price per person from

Package content

  • 4 nights full-board in one of Apriltsi's best hotels
  • 5 days of activities and visits
  • 3 activities: walk in nature, art from nature activities, hike to Vidima Waterfall
  • Materials for activities
  • 5 visits
  • Animators
  • Guides for museums and local landmarks
  • 3 x Themed disco night
  • Performance of the Apriltsi choir
  • Games
  • Story telling
  • Transport
  • Clothes for the activities
  • Shoes for walking


We can organise a broad range of arts and crafts and outdoor Activities. Please contact us to discuss your ideas so we can produce a customised programme for your school.