Prague, the”city of a hundred spires”is one of the most beautiful in the world, overflowing with history, art and historic architecture. The hilltop castle, astronomical clock and ancient bridges create a scene straight out of a fairytale, especially when it is dusted in snow.
But when it’s cold outside, you need a little more than lovely views to entertain the kids! Wrap up warm and take a look at BabyBreaks selection of the best child-friendly Outdoor activities in Prague.
1. Charles Bridge Playground
Located right under the iconic Charles bridge, this playground is a lovely spot for the kids to play next to the Vltava river, while parents sip a coffee and admire the beautiful views. The playground has all the usual suspects – swings, sandpit etc, plus a climbing wall for little monkeys!
Address: Na Kampě 8, Prague 1
Opening times: 08.00 – 17.00 (winter) or 08:00 – 19:00 (summer)
2. Prague Zoo
Kids love zoos, and Prague’s is rated as one of the world’s top five, thanks to its huge variety of animals and beautiful hilltop location in the Troja area of the city. The zoo is dedicated to preserving animal species all around the world, through conservation projects and breeding programmes. The huge site includes an Indonesian Jungle, and Elephant Valley, as well as a Children’s Zoo where you can feed and pet domestic animals.
Address: U Trojského zámku 3/120, Prague 7
Opening Times: 09:00 – 16:00 (winter) or 09:00 – 18:00 (summer)
3. Vintage Tram Ride
Take a ride on a historic tram dating back to the 1920’s, admiring some of the city’s landmarks along the way including the Castle, Wenceslas Square, and the National Theatre. Soak up the atmosphere and imagine who else has travelled on this historic tram, as you glide around the city in style.
The ride starts out from the Museum of Public Transport where you can admire other vintage vehicles – this is a must for any truck mad toddlers! Children under 6 ride for free.
Opening Hours: Every hour from 12:00- 17:00 on weekends and holidays, from March to November
4. Stromovka Park & Kastanek Playground
Prague’s largest park is wonderful place to escape the crowds and let the kids blow off some steam if you have been sightseeing or travelling. The popular playground is really well-equipped and includes a zip line, a model tram and climbing frames. There is also a relaxed café next to the playground, so you can have a rest while they play!
Opening hours: 24 / 7
5. John Lennon Wall & Kampa Island
Kampa Island is a peaceful man made island connected to Lesser Town, nicknamed “the Venice of Prague”. Admire the charming and ancient waterside houses, soak up the sunshine in a riverside café or head to the large playground, pictured below.
One of the must-see sights on Kampa Island, John Lennon Wall started out as a focus for Prague youth in the 1980’s who adorned it with murals and lyrics from Beatle’s songs, in opposition to the communist regime. The artwork on the wall is constantly changing, but continues to be an icon of peace, love and freedom. A great history lesson for the kids, and a chance to get some good photos too!
Visit Prague with Kids for a Family City Break: Prague is one of the best kid-friendly cities in Europe featuring great family-friendly restaurants, exciting outdoor activities, indoor attractions for young children and last but not least a great selection of accommodations that will satisfy parents with a large family or with their toddlers.
At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and hotels so that you can prepare your trip to Prague without browsing the Internet for endless hours. So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Prague for your next family weekend, just visit our different Prague pages to find what the Bohemian city has to offer and let your kids embrace the culture of another destination or country.
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