Prague has always been known as an adult destination with its lively nightlife, pubs and clubs. But what about visiting Prague with kids?
Because of this reputation, the capital of the Czech Republic has never been seen as a friendly destination for families traveling with children, which is not always the case. Prague has a lot to offer children, unique attractions and new activities that can enrich your children’s experience and open them to a different culture.
In this article we will try to talk about all the necessary and important points that you should consider when organizing your trip to Prague with your children.
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A guide to visiting Prague with kids
Make the most of your family trip to Prague with these top tips.
Where to stay with children in Prague
The first important thing that plays the biggest role in the success of your trip is accommodation. Where should you stay?
More specifically, we don’t really recommend a hotel in Prague if you are traveling with children as the number of serviced apartments in Prague is growing. You now have a wide range of great apartments of various sizes to stay with your family inIt’s far better than a hotel and with the full kitchen you have more freedom in terms of meals and meal times. You will feel at home in Prague with no restrictions, but enough space and flexibility, and you will surely save money by choosing an apartment.
We can only recommend it Apartments in the Mala Strana (small town)Also as Old Town Apartments and if you want to save more money you can even choose a budget apartment in one of the residential areas around the center of Prague. They will use the subway and / or tram and usually children like trains. For example, in the Andel district near the Novy Smichov shopping center, which has many facilities for children.
Prague airport transfer with children
Here’s an important note: to get from the airport to your apartment, it is safer and more convenient to book a Prague airport transfer service in advance than taking the bus or taxi when you arrive. And don’t forget to order the child seats for the airport transfer in advance. As a rule, the safety seats are free.
Where to eat with kids in Prague
Usually children are not allowed in pubs (Hospoda and Pivnice) in Prague, and even if they allow, do not bring your children to such places. Smoking is still not banned in the Czech Republic, as in some other European countries, and ventilation in restaurants is not as good.
Czech cuisine isn’t that healthy either, and it’s worse if your kids are used to McDonald’s or KFC’s. In Prague we recommend that you go to one of the Ambiente restaurants. There the children’s corner is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., they cook fresh, they have a non-smoking area, they offer great service (which is unusual in Prague) and they have their restaurants with different specialties in almost every district in central Prague. Further information can be found on the website of the Ambiente restaurant.
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What to do with kids during your stay in Prague?
Petrin Hill and its mirror maze in Prague
Take the funicular to Petrin Hill, there is a copy of the Eiffel Tower and a maze of mirrors inside which is usually fun for kids. When the weather is nice, you can walk through the rose garden and the beautiful parks of Petrin to the neighborhood of Prague Castle.
Prague Castle Guard
When you’re at Prague Castle, let the kids watch the changing of the guard ceremony. It could be a memorable scene for the species. Sometimes they can even take a picture with the guard. Take a small-group tour of Prague Castle.
Castle of Prague
Prague Toy Museum
Close to Prague Castle, we recommend visiting the Toy Museum at 4 Jirska Street, admission is free for children under 15 CZK and 60 CZK (approx. 2 EUR) for adults.
This museum is considered that second largest museum of its kind in the world with 7 exhibition rooms and a toy collection not only from the Czech Republic, but from all over the world and from different civilizations and centuries.
This is not only interesting for children, but also for you as an adult. You will refresh your memory when you see toys that you played with in your childhood.
Don’t miss the Prague Zoo, it is located at U Trojskeho zamku number 3/120, in Prague 7 you can take bus 112 from Nadrazi Holesovice metro station or, if you want a unique experience, take the boat, that from the center of Prague to the zoo and sales about 75 minutes. The zoo is worth spending the whole day with children. Here is the official website of the Prague Zoo.
Marine world in Prague
An impressive permanent exhibition by Sea World on the exhibition grounds in Vystaviste in Prague 7 with an area of 1,000 m2 and a water volume of around 260,000 liters for around 4,500 species of fish and other marine animals. Visit the Prague Marine World website.
Prague National Technical Museum
With 50,000 files exhibited on 13,000 m2, the National Technical Museum of Prague could play an educational role in your children’s knowledge.
Divadlo Minor Puppet Theater of Prague
This is the largest puppet theater in Prague that has shows for different age groups. The Czech Republic has a long tradition of making marionettes and their theatrical performance. So don’t miss Divadlo Minor, it’s right in the center of Prague at 6 Vodickova Street.
Boat trip on the Vltava in Prague
This is an unforgettable experience for your children and a romantic cruise for you. You will admire Charles Bridge and Prague Castle in different ways. Try this sunset cruise and don’t forget your camera. You can also take this boat trip to the zoo.
Ride on the nostalgic tram line and public transport museum in Prague
Pay only 35 CZK (20 CZK for children) and get on the historic nostalgic tram line No. 91. Kids like trains and enjoy the ride, mostly if you don’t have a similar tram in your hometown.
If you want, you can start your ride on the Nostalgic Tram Line with a visit to the Prague Public Transport Museum (Muzeum MHD). Located in the former Stresovice tram depot in Prague 6, it houses a unique collection of local public transport vehicles from 1875, the year the first horse-drawn tram began operating in the streets of the royal capital city of Prague.
Zlute Lazne outdoor swimming pool and playground in Prague
Take tram number 21, 16, 17 or 3 to the Dvorce tram stop and you will find the “yellow spa”, a multifunctional center for sports and leisure activities for all ages, including children.
In Zlute Lazne you will find a grass beach, a beach volleyball court, dragon boats, a water bike rental, a closed cage for sand soccer gladiators, 8 places for petanque, table tennis, netball street ball, xxl chess board, bouldering, restaurants and an internet café, children’s play area, inflatable pool with toys, Babysitting, dance areas, secure parking and all areas are wheelchair accessible.
Children’s playgrounds in Prague
If you’re traveling to Prague with kids, you probably want to find a place where your kids can get some energy off!
In Prague, you can find children’s playgrounds in every district, no matter where you stay. Usually playgrounds are located in green parks and are only accessible to children and their parents. Dogs and adults are not permitted. One of the largest playgrounds is Detsky Ostrov / Children’s Island, a long, narrow river island in the Vltava, which can be reached via a pedestrian bridge from the Janackovo nabreri dam.
Shopping for children in Prague
- Wooden toys: Handmade traditional Czech wooden toys can be found in specialty shops almost everywhere, mainly in the Old Town.
- Sparky’s toy store: One of the largest toy shops in Prague in the old town at number 2 Havirska street
- Mother care: Baby clothes and accessories on the first floor of the Myselbek shopping center in Na Prikope
- C&A ”shop: The first floor is for the kids clothing with a play area.
- Knih Palace: a large bookstore with a children’s area
- Marks and Spencer: First floor for children’s clothing
- Oasis City: Right next to Marks & Spencer on Wenceslas Square you will find a place where you can leave your children under supervision at different levels, depending on the age of the children from 2 years old. They charge 60 CZK per hour (approx. 2 EUR)
- Like more shops for kids In the land of the Mimis or Zara Kids are located in the Novy Smichov shopping center in the Andel district.