Budapest might not be an obvious city break to do with children but you will be surprised at how many activities are offered for families and how child friendly this city is. From all sorts of museums, to playhouses and theatres, you won’t have time to get bored even if the weather is cold and chilly.
So if you need to fill the day with your children, check out below our Best Child-Friendly Indoor activities to do in Budapest.
Above all, considered to be one of the largest indoor water park in Europe, Aquaworld features 17 pools, including a swimming pool, a wave pool, a plunge pool, a surf pool, and 11 slides! Your little ones will find a dedicated area called Kid’s World which also has pools, but with a different depth, slides, playhouses and a changing room.
Grownups might enjoy some relaxing time in the saunas and thermal baths. Surely a fun experience for the whole family.
Address: Budapest, Íves út 16, 1044 Hungary
Opening hours: 6am to 10pm
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2. Palace of Wonders
Located in the Campona Shopping mall in Obuda, the oldest district in Budapest, Palace of Wonders is a unique interactive science museum dedicated to kids for all age-groups. Set on 2 floors over 5000m2, the Science Center has more than 250 games including magnetic field, Newton’s apple garden, logic station, illusion chamber, escape room and 5D & 9D ride movies.
They have also created an area called “Tiny Explorers’ Route” dedicated to very young children so the little ones can also have fun. In summary, a fun full or half day for the whole family.
Opening hours: All week 9am to 7pm
Prices and Tickets: Click here
One of the largest miniature exhibition in the world, Miniversum features most of the sights and landmarks from Budapest and Hungary as well as parts of of Austria and Germany scaled to 1:100 of its original size! They have also interactive screens to allow you to compare the miniature models to the originals.
What can you see? Over 5000 miniature figures, 1200 mini cars and 100 trains rolling through 14 towns on 1300 meters of rail tracks. Your little ones will even be able to push on some buttons to control the action. Absolutely fascinating and not to miss.
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Opening Hours: Everyday from 10am to 6pm
The historical Budavári Labirintus is located at the dungeons of the Buda Castle where Count Dracula was once imprisoned. Kids and grownups alike will love the excitement of going through the secret tunnels and passages of these caves. Finally, they will discover wax figures in medieval dresses to carnival costumes, pass Dracula’s room in the darkness and more.
BabyBreaks Tip: this activity is not recommended for very young children who might be slightly frightened by the darkness and underground world.
Address: Budapest, Úri u. 9, 1014 Hungary
Opening Hours: Everyday from 10am to 7pm
5. Hungarian Natural History Museum
As you enter the museum, you will face a giant fin whale skeleton before going on to discover the fascinating temporary and permanent exhibitions over three floors.
Both exhibits are however designed to be extremely kid-friendly:
*the permanent one focusing amongst other things on dinosaur fossils, rocks, minerals and the beauty of coral reefs
*the temporary ones tending to be interactive, educational and fun
One of the most popular museums to go to with kids in Budapest for sure.
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday from 10am to 6pm (closed Tuesdays)
What Family Travellers say about Budapest with Kids:
“One of the best ways to explore a city is to be in the company of a young explorer… Budapest has been one of our best experiences as a family…” TheRoamingKid
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