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Nature Discovery

JMB Active organises nature discovery activities for children to discover Bulgaria’s rich natural heritage and understand the relationship between man and nature.

JMB Active is based in Apriltsi, in the middle of the Central Balkan nature reserve. It is one of Bulgaria’s most beautiful regions and an ideal location to discover wildlife, plants and learn about the environment.

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 Nature Discovery activities introduce children to the importance of nature and the relationship between man and the environment. In the beautiful and pristine setting of the Central Balkan National Park they learn about the ecosystem, how man benefits from nature and how he can preserve it for future generations. Children also learn about the relationship between protecting nature and healthy living. The children have the option to learn how in the past people used only local natural materials to build homes.

Most of the Nature Discovery activities take place outdoors to help the children spend their energy. It also helps them stay focused and learn more during the Nature Discovery activities. In case the weather is not favourable we have activities that can be practiced indoors.

In Apriltsi the children will enjoy clean air and a stimulating environment that will bring out the best in them. Teachers can relax as the children are naturally interested in the activities and have space to express themselves. It is an ideal environment for learning outside the classroom. JMB Active’s team manages all the activities so that the teachers can also enjoy themselves.

As part of the Nature Discovery package we will do a nature discovery walk and a hike to Vidima Waterfall. We will also visit a local farm and learn how to make bread. You will discover where food comes from and the difference in quality of food and its affect on your health. You will visit the Apriltsi women’s monastery and learn about the uprising of the people against the Ottoman yoke. You will also visit Gumoshtnik Church, the Troyan monastery and Vasil Levski’s hiding place.

Why you would enjoy the Nature Discovery activities...
If you are a parent or teacher you will want the children to stimulate and learn something useful that will benefit their education. And as a school pupil you will have fun doing exciting activities outdoors. The Nature Discovery activities are a fun way to learn about nature.

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

When is it available?
We organise Nature Discovery activitiess in Spring, Summer, and early Autumn/Fall.

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.

We’ve organised school holidays as well as weekends for children and parents to enjoy quality time together and bring them closer as a family. 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 The hills and meadows around Apriltsi
Dates available Spring, Summer and early Autumn/Fall
Group size From 10 to 50 children
Requirements A passion for discovery
Specialist We work with enthusiastic guides and animators
Languages spoken Bulgarian, French and English
Disabled access no
Indicative price per person from

Package content

  • 4 nights full-board in 3* hotel
  • 5 days activities and visits
  • 4 Outdoor and nature activities
  • 4 visits
  • Animators and craftsmen
  • Guide for museums and local landmarks
  • Traditional choir singing
  • Disco evening
  • Art and nature activties
  • Transport
  • Clothes for the activities
  • Shoes for walking


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