This amusingly-named town located about 40km south of Tarnów on the Biała River hardly looks like more than just another blip on the map, though when that map is of Małopolska you never know what you'll find. Scarcely more than a village, Ciężkowice has a history that dates all the way back to the 10th century and, like most towns in the region, possesses a small, charming market square lined with arcaded wooden houses, a rather modest Town Hall at its centre and a rather spectacular Neo-Gothic church at one end. While entirely endearing, it’s hardly enough to merit packing the kids into the car on its own. However, Ciężkowice does boast two surprising attractions that make this modest Małopolska town the perfect destination for an active and educational day trip; namely, the Stone City Natural Reserve and the Krystyna & Włodzimierz Tomek Natural Science Museum. Pack a lunch and off you go.