Prague Food Tips

Prague with kids

15.09.2015
Prague with kids

Are you travelling to Prague with kids and wondering about some activities for them? Contrary to many other European capitals, Prague is a very kid friendly city. Therefore, we have prepared for you and your family a list of the best activities to do in Prague with your little ones. 


 

Playground and Paddle boats on Slovanský Island
A local favorite in the heart of Prague is the beautiful Slovanský island with its little yellow Žofín palace. Your little ones will want to play on a colorful playground behind the castle and have a ride (or probably many rides) on an original model of steam train from 1841. Adults with older kids can rent a paddle boat or a rowboat and enjoy the sunny weather and the unique view of the Prague Castle and Charles Bridge from the river. The island is also a great spot for a picnic.
Little train works every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Petřín
The area of Petřín hill is another favorite destination for locals to take their kids out on weekends and sunny afternoons. So do it as the locals do and have a nice walk in the park or take a cable car up the hill and then climb our little ''Eiffel Tower''. Even without climbing the Petřín tower, the park offers one of the best views of Prague. Other great activities that you will find in the park close to the Petřín tower is a very nice playground and a little castle with a mirror labyrinth and a mirror hall that will be enjoyed by the whole family. 
Petřín Tower opens daily from 10 a.m.
Žluté Lázně
Summer in Prague had exceptionally hot this year. We know that it can be very tiring and unpleasant to do tourism with your little ones in such weather and so we have a great spot to cool you down. Žluté Lázně (Yellow Spa) is an artificial beach created on the river bank not far from the Vyšehrad Castle. Your kids will love the children's corner with one of the biggest playgrounds in Prague and with a pool for kids. There is also a children's nursery with fun games and activities. While the kids are having fun, adults can play beach-volleyball, table-tennis, pétanque, and other games, or just have a drink and relax in the beach bar. 
Opens daily from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Prague playgrounds
We already mentioned some great playgrounds for children on Slovanský Island, Petřín, or Žluté lázně, but there are many others all around Prague. Among them we would recommend the playgrounds on Vyšehrad Castle, in Františkánská zahrada, in Letenské Sady, in Zahrada Kinských, in Stromovka, or the one in Kampa Park. To make it easy for you, students from Charles University made a website with information about all playgrounds including a valuable map. Even though the website is written in Czech, the map will still be very useful to find the playgrounds closer to you. 
Toy Museum
Prague Castle is probably the number one must see place in Prague. But, while for the adults the tour around and inside of the castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral is really interesting, it can be quite tiring for your children. Gladly, there is a Toy Museum inside the castle where they can have a little break from all the Roman Catholic kings and defenestration. Inside you will find a collection of toys from the 18th to the 20th century which includes for example model trains, cars and Barbie dolls. 
Opens daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Nostalgic tram n° 91
Forget for a while touristic bus tours and segways and let yourself be taken to the beginning of the 20th century Prague with the nostalgic tram n°91, an original tram from that time with an old wooden interior and gorgeous vintage looks that are sure to please your kids. This tram will take you through the main highlights of Prague in authentic and fun way which will cost you just a few crowns more than a normal tram ride. Moreover, on the final station you can also take your kids to the Public Transport Museum where they can enjoy historical trams, buses and other vehicles. 
Nostalgic tram and Public Transport Museum open on weekends and national holidays from March to November.
Mysteria Pragensia
Prague is a magical city, not only for its beauty, but also for its legends and mysteries. In the 16th century our king Rudolf II was interested in black magic and alchemy and he invited some famous magicians and alchemists, among them Sir Edward Kelley, to come to Bohemia. Mysteria Pragensia will take you back to that time, among magicians, alchemists, and ghosts in its two museums, the Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague, and the Prague Ghosts and Legends Museum. 
Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague opens daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Prague Ghosts and Legends Museum opens daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Prague Zoo
If your family members are animal lovers, the perfect place to spend a day is the Prague Zoo. You will not only enjoy seeing a large variety of exotic animals and the great scenery of one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe, but you will also find many attractions for kids of all ages. Your children will surely love adventurous activities such as an Amazonian village Bororo reservation, a children's train, or a cableway which connects the lower part of the zoo with its upper part. On top of all that, the children's zoo, where they can feed and touch animals, remains one of the best spots for the little ones. To make your trip to the zoo even more special, you can go there by boat, departing from Rašínovo Nábřeží or from Čechův most.
Zoo opens daily from 9 a.m.
Karlštejn Castle
If you planned your trip to Prague for more than a few days and you wish to take a nice day trip outside of Prague, the Karlštein Castle is the best option. In just 30 minutes you will find yourself in the beautiful scenery of this medieval castle. It is possible to take guided tours inside the castle, but these are aimed at adults and should not be very interesting for kids. However, the whole family will enjoy walking around the castle walls, exploring the village around the caste and taking in the beautiful views of the countryside. If you still wish to visit the interior of the castle, there are three different guided tours offered and we strongly recommend the tour number 2 which includes the most beautiful part of the castle, The Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Trains every 30 minutes from the main train station in Prague (Hlavní Nádraží).
Opening hours of the castle change according to season.

Playground and Paddle boats on Slovanský Island


A local favorite in the heart of Prague is the beautiful Slovanský island with its little yellow Žofín palace. Your little ones will want to play on a colorful playground behind the castle and have a ride (or probably many rides) on an original model of steam train from 1841. Adults with older kids can rent a paddle boat or a rowboat and enjoy the sunny weather and the unique view of the Prague Castle and Charles Bridge from the river. The island is also a great spot for a picnic.


Little train works every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Petřín


The area of Petřín hill is another favorite destination for locals to take their kids out on weekends and sunny afternoons. So do it as the locals do and have a nice walk in the park or take a cable car up the hill and then climb our little ''Eiffel Tower''. Even without climbing the Petřín tower, the park offers one of the best views of Prague. Other great activities that you will find in the park close to the Petřín tower is a very nice playground and a little castle with a mirror labyrinth and a mirror hall that will be enjoyed by the whole family. 


Petřín Tower opens daily from 10 a.m.

 



Žluté Lázně


Summer in Prague had exceptionally hot this year. We know that it can be very tiring and unpleasant to do tourism with your little ones in such weather and so we have a great spot to cool you down. Žluté Lázně (Yellow Spa) is an artificial beach created on the river bank not far from the Vyšehrad Castle. Your kids will love the children's corner with one of the biggest playgrounds in Prague and with a pool for kids. There is also a children's nursery with fun games and activities. While the kids are having fun, adults can play beach-volleyball, table-tennis, pétanque, and other games, or just have a drink and relax in the beach bar. 


Opens daily from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.



Prague playgrounds


We already mentioned some great playgrounds for children on Slovanský Island, Petřín, or Žluté lázně, but there are many others all around Prague. Among them we would recommend the playgrounds on Vyšehrad Castle, in Františkánská zahrada, in Letenské Sady, in Zahrada Kinských, in Stromovka, or the one in Kampa Park. To make it easy for you, students from Charles University made a website with information about all playgrounds including a valuable map. Even though the website is written in Czech, the map will still be very useful to find the playgrounds closer to you. 

 


Toy Museum


Prague Castle is probably the number one must see place in Prague. But, while for the adults the tour around and inside of the castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral is really interesting, it can be quite tiring for your children. Gladly, there is a Toy Museum inside the castle where they can have a little break from all the Roman Catholic kings and defenestration. Inside you will find a collection of toys from the 18th to the 20th century which includes for example model trains, cars and Barbie dolls. 


Opens daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Nostalgic tram n° 91


Forget for a while touristic bus tours and segways and let yourself be taken to the beginning of the 20th century Prague with the nostalgic tram n°91 (map of route), an original tram from that time with an old wooden interior and gorgeous vintage looks that are sure to please your kids. This tram will take you through the main highlights of Prague in authentic and fun way which will cost you just a few crowns more than a normal tram ride. Moreover, on the final station you can also take your kids to the Public Transport Museum where they can enjoy historical trams, buses and other vehicles. 


Nostalgic tram and Public Transport Museum open on weekends and national holidays from March to November.



Mysteria Pragensia


Prague is a magical city, not only for its beauty, but also for its legends and mysteries. In the 16th century our king Rudolf II was interested in black magic and alchemy and he invited some famous magicians and alchemists, among them Sir Edward Kelley, to come to Bohemia. Mysteria Pragensia will take you back to that time, among magicians, alchemists, and ghosts in its two museums, the Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague, and the Prague Ghosts and Legends Museum. 


Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague opens daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Prague Ghosts and Legends Museum opens daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.



Prague Zoo


If your family members are animal lovers, the perfect place to spend a day is the Prague Zoo. You will not only enjoy seeing a large variety of exotic animals and the great scenery of one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe, but you will also find many attractions for kids of all ages. Your children will surely love adventurous activities such as an Amazonian village Bororo reservation, a children's train, or a cableway which connects the lower part of the zoo with its upper part. On top of all that, the children's zoo, where they can feed and touch animals, remains one of the best spots for the little ones. To make your trip to the zoo even more special, you can go there by boat, departing from Rašínovo Nábřeží or from Čechův most.


Zoo opens daily from 9 a.m.



Karlštejn Castle


If you planned your trip to Prague for more than a few days and you wish to take a nice day trip outside of Prague, the Karlštein Castle is the best option. In just 30 minutes you will find yourself in the beautiful scenery of this medieval castle. It is possible to take guided tours inside the castle, but these are aimed at adults and should not be very interesting for kids. However, the whole family will enjoy walking around the castle walls, exploring the village around the caste and taking in the beautiful views of the countryside. If you still wish to visit the interior of the castle, there are three different guided tours offered and we strongly recommend the tour number 2 which includes the most beautiful part of the castle, The Chapel of the Holy Cross.


Trains every 30 minutes from the main train station in Prague (Hlavní Nádraží).


Opening hours of the castle change according to season.

 

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