Prague with kids: 17 top activities

Visiting Prague with kids is a good idea for several reasons. For example, Prague is a beautiful city and just walking around the historic center of the city is great fun. In addition, the city has enough fun activities specifically for kids to keep you entertained as a family for at least a few days. In addition, prices in the capital are a lot lower than many other capitals in Europe. In this blog, we list the best activities in Prague with kids.

Prague with kids #1: downtown Prague

Prague is a beautiful city and has a very nice historic center that is well preserved. Therefore, as a first introduction to the city, it is great fun to walk around Prague’s inner city with the family. This center is quite compact, making it easy to walk around. In doing so, you have a number of sights that really can’t be missed.

One of the city’s most famous sights is Prague Castle. This downtown palace is one of the largest palace complexes in the world, covering an area of 7.5 acres. Inside are some beautiful buildings to visit. So you have St. Vitus Cathedral which is the largest cathedral in Prague, you can see the crown jewels in the Wenceslas Chapel and you have the Old Royal Palace with the largest knights’ hall in Europe. In addition, you have several towers that you can visit and you can also take a nice walk through the gardens of the castle.

From Prague Castle to the Old Town Hall is about a 20-minute walk through the center, and about halfway you cross the water with the beautiful Charles Bridge. The Charles Bridge is also one of the top sights to see in Prague with kids. Eventually you will arrive at the old Council House, where you can climb the tower for a nice view of the city. Here you also have an astronomical clock, which gives a small one-minute show every hour (on the hour) and where you can see the 12 apostles passing by. Allow at least half a day to take this beautiful walk through downtown.

Prague with kids
Prague with kids

Prague with kids #2: Prague zoo

Prague Zoo is a very large zoo and is sometimes considered one of the best zoos in the world. There are several ways to reach this zoo from the city center. For example, it takes about half an hour by bus, but you can also take a 75-minute river cruise to the zoo. This cruise goes about three to six times a day. Of course, you can also choose, for example, to go there by boat and return by bus.

At the zoo, you have most of the well-known large African animals to view such as the elephant, giraffe, lion, hippo, zebra and several species of monkeys, including the gorilla. The zoo has quite an area and in the middle of the zoo you have to go up the mountain quite a bit. You can also choose to take a (paid) chairlift to the top. Especially with kids, it is recommended.

The admission price of the zoo is very reasonable and you have family tickets with discounts as well. For more information on prices, opening hours and different animals, take a look at the zoo’s website.

Prague with kids
Prague with kids

Prague with kids #3: Petrin Park

Another fun trip you can take in Prague with kids is to visit Petrin Park on Petrin Mountain. You walk from Charles Bridge to the cable car, where you can take the little train up the mountain, in just over ten minutes. This little train will then take you slowly up the mountain. The ride doesn’t take more than a few minutes.

Before going up on the cable car, it is fun to visit the playground located near the valley station of the cable car. This fairly large playground for kids is fine for entertaining yourself for an hour. If you go up the mountain afterwards, it is fun to walk to the Petrin Tower.

This tower is a bit like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and from the tower, of course, you have a great view of Prague. Petrin park is also nice to walk with the kids and on top of the mountain you also have a kind of mirror palace, which can be fun for kids to visit.

Prague with kids
Prague with kids

Prague with kids: exploring the city

You can explore the city of Prague with kids in other ways besides walking. We list some of the options below.

#4 Tram 22: Prague’s streetcars actually look like tourist trams through the city, but locals also still use streetcars to get around the city. For tourists, the streetcar is an ideal means to take a nice tour of the city for little money and so see many things. For example, streetcar line 22 passes Prague Castle, among other places, and you can, of course, buy a day pass and get off at several places with multiple streetcar lines.

#5 BajaBikes: it is also possible to explore the city of Prague by bike with kids. The Dutch company BajaBikes organizes bike tours of Prague city led by a Dutch guide. In doing so, you drive past most of the downtown highlights in three hours. In that respect, it is an excellent first introduction to the city. The organization in Prague also has children’s bicycles in different sizes and child seats are also available.

#6 Hop on Hop off bus: another easy way to see the city of Prague with kids is on these buses. The familiar open-roof double-decker buses run two different routes and stop at fifteen different places in the city. You can buy a pass for 24 or 48 hours and if you want to ride both routes on the buses, you will be on the road for about 2.5 hours. Of course, during the time of your pass, you can get in and out as often as you like.

Prague with kids
Prague with kids

Prague with kids: other activities

In addition to the activities described above that you can do in Prague with kids, there are a number of fun activities you can do with the family. We list them briefly below.

#7 Hamley toy store: this toy store is located in the center of town and is fun to visit briefly. In addition to the huge number of toys for sale in this large store, there are also all kinds of structures made of Lego. There is also a real carousel in the store for kids to take a ride in. They also have a Magic House where you can take fun photos and there is also a VR experience you can do here these days. You can also slide down a slide between floors.

#8 Majaland Indoor Amusement Park: this amusement park is located slightly outside the city and public transportation will get you there in about 50 minutes. Especially if it’s a rainy day in Prague and you still want to do a fun indoor activity, this can definitely be a fun option. The park has several attractions inside geared toward young kids. Consider a roller coaster, a carousel and the bumper cars. Check out the blue link in this blog to see what the opening hours, prices and different attractions are all here.

#9 Museum of Senses: if you are looking for a museum where you can take fun pictures with the kids, this is definitely a fun option. This museum is located right in the center and you have several rooms that stimulate your senses. Some of the spaces are very similar to those in the Moco museum in Amsterdam. You will also find the famous illusion of a floating head on a table. With kids, you’ll soon be an hour (or two) in here.

#10 Aquapalace: You can also spend a day swimming in Prague with kids. Southeast of the city, a twenty-five-minute drive from downtown, you have a large indoor pool with multiple slides. In addition to the many slides, they also have a whitewater course and a large play park for the smallest kids. In this water park you can have a great time for a whole day.

#11 Dinopark Gallery Harfa: If your kids love dinos, then this dinopark could be a fun option to go to. The park has a number of life-size dinosaurs on display and some of them also move and blow steam. This can make quite an impression on the kids. In addition, you can go to a 4d movie (that’s included in the price of the ticket) which, of course, is also about dinosaurs. The park sits on the top floor of the mall.

#12 Railway restaurant: if you are looking for a nice restaurant to eat in Prague with kids, you must visit this railway restaurant with your kids. In fact, drinks are brought to your table by a little train. Especially young kids, of course, will love this principle.

#13 Botanicus Ostra: If you have a car at your disposal, you can also take a day trip to Botanicus and Mirkulum. At Botanicus you have an outdoor museum and kids can do all kinds of activities. The museum shows life as it was in the Middle Ages and kids can do all kinds of activities here such as soap, candle and paper making, archery and much more. By car you drive about 50 minutes to get there and you can park your car for free at this museum.

#14 Mirakulum: A 15-minute drive from Botanicus Ostra is this huge playground. You can easily spend half a day here having fun with your kids in the dozens of play equipment the playground has. For the summer months, kids can also visit the water playground here. You can perfectly combine this activity along with Botanicus in a day trip if you are taking a city trip to Prague with kids.

#15 Krisikova Fontana: In the north of Prague, it is possible to go watch a fountain show. Kids up to six years old are free and adults pay a small fee to enter. The show is several times a day and lasts about 45 minutes. The most fun, of course, is to watch the show after dark so that the lights also come out well with the show. The show is only in the summer months, so just press the blue link to check the website for when exactly the shows are all.

#16 John Lennon Wall: A few minutes’ walk from the famous Charles Bridge is this colorful wall inspired by John Lennon and the Beatles. On the wall you will find beautiful street art works and it is fun to take a picture there with your kids.

#17 Lego Museum Prague: this museum is said to contain the largest collection of Lego structures in the world, but is disappointing in reality. The online reviews of this museum are also disappointing, but if your kids love Lego then this may still be an option. There is also an area where the kids can play with Lego, but it is mainly looking at Lego Buildings in display cases.

Prague with kids
Prague with kids

Organized trip to Prague

You can of course arrange a trip to Prague with kids just fine on your own, but sometimes it can also be easy to book a package tour. Here you book the flight including hotel right away. You can then often choose which airport you want to fly from in the Netherlands, Germany or Belgium. For more information on a package tour to Prague, take a look here.

Prague with kids: Prague map

Like many other cities, Prague has a card that you can purchase for a number of days, giving you free access to various attractions in the city, as well as access to a river cruise and the hop on hop off bus. You buy the card for one or more days and the validity of the card starts, when you first have the card scanned at a place of interest.

Check in advance what all you want to do in Prague with kids and what the cost will be for this, and then see if the Prague card offers any benefits for your family. Check out the Prague map website for more information about the map.

Where to stay in Prague with kids?

You can stay in Prague with kids just fine. Prague has plenty of nice hotels for families that has family rooms. We list two good options (that are well-reviewed) in each price range. Click on the blue link for more information.

Budget hotel:

Hotel u Martina Praha Garni Hotel

Mid-range hotel:

Don Giovanni Hotel Prague – Great Hotels of The World Atos Hotel

Luxury hotel:

MOOo Downtown Hotel Liberty

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