Palatial architecture, grand gardens and impressive public parks abound in Vienna, but which of them are child friendly? BabyBreaks has selected the best outdoor activities in Vienna for children. From sprawling green parks to horse drawn carriages, there’s no shortage of ways to entertain your brood!
1. Tiergarten Schönbrunn – Vienna Zoo
First on our list of Activities in Vienna has to be the world’s oldest zoo, located in the grounds of the Imperial Schönbrunn Residence. In a beautiful setting, surrounded by history, this doesn’t feel like any other zoo you’ve been to. In addition to being a much-loved tourist attraction, Tiergarten Schönbrunn is an important educational centre. It is partnered with numerous conservation projects, so part of your ticket price will go towards helping endangered species.
Kids will love watching the feeding times of the arctic wolf and Siberian tigers, and there are informative talks on a wide range of animals too.
BabyBreaks Tip: Schönbrunn Zoo is in the grounds of Schönbrunn Palace. To reach the main entrance to the zoo use the park entrance gate “Hietzinger Tor“.
Opening Times: Open 365 days a year, 09:00 – 16:30 or 18:30 (depending on the season).
2. Wiener Prater – Amusement Park
Located in central Leopoldstadt, this is the city’s most famous amusement park. For generations, families have come here to exploring its rollercoasters, restaurants and green spaces.
Rides include the Wiener Riesenrad – a giant ferris wheel, and Praterturm , a 117 metre flying swing. In addition, little kids will love Grottenbahn. This train ride through fairytale inspired grottos brings popular childhood characters to life including Little Red Riding Hood.
Lastly, the park also hosts seasonal events such as a Halloween festival and a Winter Market.
Address: 1020 Vienna, Austria
Opening Times: Free entry 24 / 7, all year round. However, individual attractions may have different opening hours and fees.
3. Horse Carriage Tour
Get a glimpse into the world of Fiakerei (horse-drawn carriage driving), a historic part of Vienna’s daily life since the 18th century. This tour takes you behind the scenes with a visit to the stables, followed by a ride through the city in an original Viennese Fiaker.
4. Kupark Oberlaa – Public Park
A large green area adjoining the gardens of Oberlaa health resort, this park boasts thermal springs and a popular café . Created by a team of celebrated landscape gardeners, this sprawling space is full of meandering paths to explore. So, perfect for tiring out little legs!
After so much activity, you”ll no doubt have some rumbling tummies -check out our Child Friendly Restaurants in Vienna for recommendations.
5. Kinder Kutschen – Tandem Bicycles
Exploring a city on two wheels is fantastic if you have young children. Firstly, you will avoid the hassle of public transport, which can be stressful with kids. Secondly, you will be getting some exercise and fresh air – win win! KinderKutschen offers two- and three-wheeled bicycles with space for up to four children.
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