Prague with Kids

Things to Do — By Jacy Meyer on August 3, 2010 at 7:18 am

Prague is a good place to visit with your family, admittedly though at first glance you can’t see it. A really old castle and bridge? Not a lot for the average kid to get excited about. In the interest of globe trotting families however, we’ve put together a Prague for Kids guide that’ll keep the kids happy and entertained, as well as showing mom and dad the best the city has to offer.

First a couple additional notes on the places we recommended. For Day 1,exploring the top of Petřín Hill is a cheap and easy day. The park itself is free and there’s a small charge to climb the tower or explore the mirror maze. From the Újezd tram stop (tram 22) you can access the funicular to ride your way in style to the top of the hill. Petřín abuts Prague Castle so you can combine a castle day with a park day to keep everyone happy. There are food stands in the park to quickly ease hunger pangs.

If you are in town a short while and don’t have time to hit all the sites we mentioned, make sure the Prague Zoo is your first visit. It’s in Prague 8, and may seem far, but from the Nádraží Holešovice metro station there’s a designated “zoo” bus to whip you right there. Vyšehrad is sadly overlooked by many visitors, and should be on your to-do list anyway. The fact that it is free, there’s lots of green space and a playground make it an excellent place to experience as a family.

Two more kid tips for Local Flavor blog readers: The playground at Riegrovy Sady is excellent and another good restaurant choice is La Creperie; lots of options plus a small kid’s corner.

Photos courtesy of Prague Zoo & gamillos

Tags: Kids, Parks, Zoo

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