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 activities to do in Prague with kids.
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. So if you have been sightseeing all day or travelling, you will all appreciate the fresh are and tranquil atmosphere here. 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 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. The politically charged locals 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. Certainly a great history lesson for the kids, and a chance to get some good photos too!
So are you thinking of visiting Prague with Kids for your next family city break? Firstly, Prague offers some great family-friendly restaurants, and indoor attractions for young children . In addition, you’ll find an excellent selection of accommodation suitable for those with toddlers in tow.
At BabyBreaks, we have shortlisted a choice of activities, restaurants and hotels so that you can plan your holiday with ease. So if you are looking for inspiration, just visit our different Prague pages to find out what the city has to offer.
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