Prague for Parents with Kids

Pague for kids…

Attractions for Kids

Prague Zoo

Botanical Garden

The Museum of Children’s Drawings

Petrin Hill

Funicular Railway

Petrin Observation Tower

Labyrinth – Mirror Maze

Stefánik Observatory

Výstaviště Fairground

Amusement Park

Krizík’s Fountain

Sea World

Planetarium

The Toy Museum

National Technical Museum

Prague Public Transport Museum

Tram & Metro Ride

Movies

Sports & Activities

Parks & Playgrounds

– Čertovka

– Petrin Hill Park

– Letná Hill Park

– Franciscan Garden

– Stromovka Park

– Diková Šarka Nature Reserve

Bobsleigh & High Ropes

Pedal Boats

Swimming

Baby Sitting
Attractions for Kids

Prague Zoo
– Locatd in Prague 7-Trója, U Trojského zámku 120
– How to get there: bus no. 112 from the last stop on the C line, Nádrazí Holesovice, all the way to the zoo park.
– Opening hours: April – October daily 9am to 6pm; June to August 9am to 7pm; March 9am to 5pm; January, February, November, and December 9am to 4pm.
– On weekends the place is packed with Praguers; it’s better to plan the trip on a weekday.
– Admission: a family ticket for 1 day costs 270Kc from April to September, 200Kc from October to March.
– Tel: +420-296-112-111
– Website: www.zoopraha.cz

Botanical Garden
– In the vicinity of the Prague Zoo you will find the Botanical Gardens (Botanicka Zahrada) with its spectacular Greenhouse Fata Morgana and playgrounds especially prepared for children.
– Getting there (the same way to the Zoo): from Nadrazi Holesovice (metro red line C and tram station) take the Bus No 112 to the last stop Botanicka Zahrada and then follow the signs.
– Opening hours and admission: check the website (in English).
– Address: Nádvorní 134, 171 00 Praha 7-Troja
– Tel: +420 234 148 111
– Website: www.botanicka.cz

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Petrin Hill
– Petrin Hill is 318m (1043 feet) high.
– The hill once contained a quarry from which most of the stone in Prague’s most notable buildings was mined.
– Nowadays it is the biggest park in the city center with astonishing views.
– To reach the summit take the funicular up Petrin hill from Ujezd street in Mala Strana. Alternatively, catch a taxi or take a 25-30 minute stroll up Petrin hill.
– The climb is fairly steep, but can be very pleasant, passing through gardens and an apple orchard.
– Once you have enjoyed the fresh air and the views of Petrin, we thoroughly recommend a visit to Nebozizek Restaurant, located on the hillside, half way down from the summit.
– This wonderful restaurant offers fine food and excellent views over Prague.

Funicular Railway
– The funicular departs from a small house in the park just above the middle of Újezd in Malá Strana; tram no. 12, 22, or 23 will take you to Újezd tram stop and from there walk about 250m to the funicular station in the park.
– Time table: April – October 9am – 11:30pm; November – March daily 9am – 11:20 pm
– Frequency: every 10-15 min
– Duration: 4 minutes
– One intermediate stop: „Nebozizek“ (restaurant).
– Fare: you can buy tram (funicular) tickets for 20 Kč right at the place of departure in a yellow vending machine. In case you came by a tram you can also use the tram ticket provided you bought a transfer ticket for 26 Kč.
– How to get there: Tram stop Ujezd (trams 12, 22, 23), then take the funicular railway up Petrin hill.
– Tel: +420-257-320-814
– Website: www.dpp.cz

Petrin Observation Tower
– Smaller copy of the Eidel toner in Paris was built for the 1891 Prague Exhibition, an expo that highlighted the beauty and accomplishments of Bohemia and Moravia.
– The tower is 60m tall, which doesn’t sound particularly high until you add the fact that it sits on the top of Petrin hill, overlooking the whole of Prague.
– The view is magnificent and well worth the 299 step climb to reach the viewing platform.
– On a clear day it is possible to see the highest peak in the Czech Republic, Snezka, which is 150km from the tower.
– Opening hours: Jan-March Sat-Sun 10am – 5pm, Apr Daily 10am – 7pm, May-Sep Daily 10am – 8pm, Oct Daily 10am – 5pm, Nov-Dec Sat-Sun 10am – 5pm, Christmas and spring break daily 10am – 5pm.
– Lift to the top for elderly & disabled visitors; wheelchair access.
– Tel: +420-257-320-112
– Website: www.petrinska-rozhledna.cz

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Labyrinth – Mirror Maze (Bludiste)
– Like the Observation tower replica, the Labyrinth was built for the 1891 Prague Exhibition, an expo that highlighted the beauty and accomplishments of Bohemia and Moravia.
– Inside the Labyrinth is a gigantic painting depicting the battle between Praguers and Swedes on the Charles Bridge in 1648, a commemoration of the fighting that ended the Thirty Years’ War.
– In 1892, the building’s other historic exhibits were replaced with mirrors, turning the Labyrinth into the fun house it is today.
– It’s open April and September daily from 10am to 7pm; May to August daily from 10am to 10pm; October daily from 10am to 6pm; and November to March Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
– Admission is 50Kc for adults and 40Kc for children above 10 years, 10Kc children under 10.
– Tel: +420-257-315-212
– Website: www.pis.cz

Stefánik Observatory
– Situated in the park on top of the Petrin Hill.
– Built in 1930 for public stargazing through a telescope.
– Opening hours: April to August Tuesday to Friday from 2 to 7pm and 9 to 11pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to noon, 2 to 7pm, and 9 to 11pm; September Tuesday to Friday 2 to 6pm and 8 to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to noon, 2 to 6pm, and 8 to 10pm; March and October Tuesday to Friday 7 to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to noon, 2 to 6pm, and 7 to 9pm; January, February, November, and December Tuesday to Friday 6 to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to noon and 2 to 8pm.
– Admission is 30Kc ($1.25) for adults and 20Kc (85¢) for children.
– Tel: +420-257-320-540
– Website: www.observatory.cz

Vystaviste Fairground
– The Prague Exhibition Grounds is situated in the northern part of the capital, in the area of the picturesque Troja basin.
– The Exhibition Grounds were built for the General Land Centennial Exhibition held in Prague in 1891.
– How to get there: Take tram no. 1, 12, 14, 15, or 17 to Výstaviste.
– You can find here:

Amusement Park
– Opening hours: April – October from 7 – 11pm, and in the summer it’s 8 to 11pm.
– Admission is 180Kc, free for children under 6.

Krizík’s Fountain (Krizíkova fontána)
– A massive system of water spigots spout tall and delicate streams of color-lit water in a spectacular light show set to recorded classical and popular music.
– Tel: +420-220-103-280
– Website: www.krizikovafontana.cz

Sea World (Morský svet)
– In the the Výstaviste fairgrounds
– This permanent exhibition of sea fish and animals as well as simulations of the underwater world appeals to children and adults.
– Opening hours: daily 10am to 7pm
– Admission: 120Kc adults, 70Kc children.
– Tel: +420-220-103-275
– Website: www.morsky-svet.cz

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Planetarium
– Located in the Stromovka Park, Královská obora, Praha 7
– There are shows daily under the dark dome, including one in which highlighted constellations are set to music and another that displays that night sky.
– The shows are in Czech, but the sky is still fun to watch.
– To reach the planetarium, take tram no. 1, 12, 14, 15, or 17 to Výstaviste and walk through the park to your left about 300m (1,000 ft.).
– Admission is from 40Kc to 120Kc.
– Open Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to noon and from 1pm until the end of the last program at 8pm. Saturday and Sunday hours are from 9:30am to noon and from 1pm until the end of the evening program (8pm).
– Tel: +420-233-376-452
– Website: www.planetarium.cz

The Toy Museum (Museum hracek)
– Situated within the complex of Prague Castle, at Jirská 4, is a place to come with your family to see and feel the nostalgia of the past.
– This is the world’s second-largest exposition of toys, where you can find everything from pieces dating back to ancient Greece up to a collection of the most popular toys of our time.
– It is open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm.
– Admission is 60Kc adults, 30Kc students,
free for children under 6.
– Tel: +420-224-372-294
– Website: www.barbiemuseum.cz

National Technical Museum (Národní technické muzeum)
Closed for reconstruction from September 12, 2006 through 2008.
– Permanent expositions including time-measuring techniques, transportation (trains, historical cars and planes), photography and film, acoustics, astronomy, telecommunications.
– Address: Kostelní 42, Prague 7
– How to get there: Tram 1, 8, 25 or 26 (to Letenské náměstí)
– Open: 9 am – 5 pm, closed on Mondays
– Admission: Full 70 Kč / reduced 30 Kč; free every first Friday of the month from 12 noon.
– Website: www.ntm.cz

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Prague Public Transport Museum
(Muzeum městské hromadné dopravy v Praze)
– Unique collection of exhibits illustrating the history of public transport in Prague, including over forty historical vehicles and many other exhibits such as models, photographs, and historical documents.
– Address: Patočkova 4, Prague 6
– How to get there: Tram 1, 2 or 18 (to Vozovna Střešovice)
– Open: 9 am – 5 pm, open from April through October on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
– Admission: Full 25 Kč / reduced 10 Kč
– Website: www.dpp.cz/en/urban-mass-transit-museum/

Tram & Metro Ride
– If your children are not used to riding on trams or a metro then a trip by the Prague public transportation might be exciting for them.
– Historical Tram No. 91: during weekends from March to November, historical tram leave the Střešovice depot on its regular route through the city centre on nostalgic line No. 91.
– The line is in operation on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from noon to around 5:35 pm; see website for time table.
Website: http://www.dpp.cz/en/nostalgic-tram-line-no-91/

Movies
– Most movies are in English.
– See program and location of the Prague movie theatres:
www.villagecinemas.cz
www.cinemacity.cz

Sports & Activities

Parks & Playgrounds

Čertovka
– A small, yet very pleasant park at the western end of the Charles Bridge, with a playground and sandpit for children.
– It is open every day from 8 am to 5.30 pm and the area is fenced off.
– The Certovka playground is in front of the Kampa Park restaurant, one of the finest Prague restaurants.

Petrin Hill Park
– Petrin Hill is 318m (1043 feet) high.
– The hill once contained a quarry from which most of the stone in Prague’s most notable buildings was mined.
– Nowadays it is the biggest park in the city center with astonishing views.
– It provides a popular playground for children in the lower part of the Petrin hill.
– Alternatively, you can reach the summit and the Observation Tower by taking the funicular up Petrin hill from Ujezd street in Mala Strana or catch a taxi or take a 25-30 minute stroll up Petrin hill.
– The climb is fairly steep, but can be very pleasant, passing through gardens and an apple orchard.
– Once you have enjoyed the fresh air and the views of Petrin, we thoroughly recommend a visit to Nebozizek Restaurant, located on the hillside, half way down from the summit.
– This wonderful restaurant offers fine food and excellent views over Prague.

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The Letná Hill Park
– This park is in the area around the “strange metronome“ which symbolizes new times coming and was placed on a piedestal of once the biggest statue of Stalin in the world (destroyed in the 1960´s).
– One reason to climb the hill is to get a beautiful view of Prague and the Vltava River with its bridges.
– The park itself is large and very popular with skateboarders, rollerbladers and cyclists.
– The Letná Hill Park gets quiet busy on the weekends
– How to get there: (to the metronome), cross the Čechův bridge (Hotel Intercontinental is on the other side of this bridge), cross the street and climb the stairs that you will see right in front of you.

Franciscan Garden
(Frantiskanska Zahrada)
– Situated in the vicinity of the Wenceslas Square.
– How to get there: You can enter it through the passage in the Světozor cinema building or from Jungmannovo namasti (square).
– Even if all time quite crowded, the Franciscan Garden still remains the perfect place to rest your feet.
– This garden was established by the Franciscans already in the 17th century.
– Especially if you’re here with your kids, you will definitely appreciate the playground set up in the peaceful courtyard of the marvellous Franciscan Monastery.

Stromovka Park
– A lovely old dear-park full of trees which gave the park its name Stromovka („place of trees“).
– You can stroll, skate, cycle, ride on horse – this park is here for you to relax and breath fresh air.
– History: the history of this park goes back to the year 1268 when Czech king Premysl Otakar II founded a royal hunting park and on its highest point a hunting lodge.
– Nowadays the park (95 ha) is a place where to spend a free time in every season of the year.
– Children can enjoy a raft on the pond or play on the playground Kastanek in the upper part of the park.
– How to get there: The main entrances to Stromovka are from Holesovice, Bubenec and Cisarsky (Trojsky) Island. Take trams 5, 12, 14, 15, 17, stop Vystaviste.

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Dikova Sarka Nature Reserve
– A natural reservation just 30 minutes from the city center? Believe it or not, it is true.
– Creeks, rocks in different shapes and water flowing between them, mini waterfalls and even a small canyon.
– In the middle of the immense park there is a natural lake called “Dzban” (The Jug), a natural swimming pool where one can also go for a swim.
– Visitors can enjoy a wonderful view of the entire place from rocks.
– Many people come here often to roller blade, hike, bycycle or jog.
– How to get there: Metro Green line A to Dejvicka and then change to Bus 119 to “Divoka Sarka” stop or take a trams No. 20, 26, to the ending stop: “Divoka Sarka”.

Bobsleigh & High Ropes
– can be done together or separately:

Bobsleigh
– Offers 1 km of high speed track with eight loops and other attractions.
– The ride is absolutely safe and can be absolved by persons of any age.
– Children older then 8 can ride alone, smaller kids can ride accompanied by one of the parents (each trolley has two seats).
– The speed of the trolley can be adjusted using the break lever, or it will adapt by itself in case the speed gets too high.
– In the Bobsleigh complex you can also find a restaurant.
– How to get there: take a bus no. 187 (from the metro station Ládví, red line C) or 233 (from the metro station Palmovka, yellow line B) and then continue to the Kelerka bus stop.
– Hours of operation: daily 10am – 10pm.
– Admission: 1 ride: Full 60 Kč / reduced 45 Kč, 6 rides: Full 300 Kč / reduced 240 Kč.
– Tel: 284 840 520
– Web: www.bobovadraha.cz

High Ropes
– Start with low rope hurdles 1m from the ground where you can train before going to the top ropes with heights of up to 10m.
– Test your skills with the Jumps: the Big shup and the Tarzan jump. – You can choose the appropriate level of difficulty depending on your abilities.
– Maximum safety is ensured and professional guides are on hand to help.
– How ro get there: take yellow metro line B to Vysočanská, then go direction exit Sokolovska ulice, then turn left and after 200m turn right to Lanove Centrum PROUD.
– Operating hours: April – October, one has to call ahead and make arrangements; no arrangements needed on weekends: open 1 – 6 pm.
– Admission: 100 – 300 Kč; check the website for different price programs.
– Tel: +420 266 311 275
– Website: www.lanovecentrum.cz/en

Price for High Ropes + Bobsleigh, 1 ride: 160 Kč

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Pedal Boats
– The Vltava River is the perfect place to spend an hour or two pedals boating with kids, if the weather is nice.
– You can rent pedal boats at the Charles Bridge, Manesuv Bridge and Zoffin Island (on the Stare Mesto side) and explore the Vltava river.
– In operation approx. May – October.

Swimming

Swimming Center Podoli
– Offers great facilities for children and the adults joining them: less deep pools, swimming equipment for kids, diving courses, etc.
– Parents can enjoy the sauna or massage centre and cosmetics salon.
– Hours of opration: every day except national holidays from 6 am to 9.45 pm.
– How to get there: Trams No 3, 16 from the metro station “Karlovo Namesti”, yellow metro line B, to the Station “Kublov”.
– Address: Podolska 74, Podoli, Prague 4
– Website:www.pspodoli.cz

Lagoon Aquacenter Letnany
– Situated next to the huge shopping and entertainment centre Tesco Letnany.
– Swimming pool (25 m long), switch-back, paddling pool for kids, massage and entertainment pools, trampoline, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool with salted water, solarium.
– Hot to get there: take red metro line C to Letnany
– Address: Tupolevova 665, Praha Letňany
– Tel: +420 283 921 799
– Website: www.letnanylagoon.cz

Baby Sitting
Baby sitting service can usually be arranged at your hotel. In case your hotel does not provide baby sitting service, below is a list of agencies that you can contact in case of need.

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