Children's activities in Prague:
There are plenty of activities for children in Prague, for kids of all ages. And there are family friendly restaurants to eat in. Many of the general sights and attractions listed on Prague Experience
will interest children, but for specific ideas see our guide below.
Restaurants for children in Prague
Family Friendly Restaurants in Prague
Many restaurants in Prague welcome children,
but choosing the right one will make a difference.
Our guide to family friendly restaurants lists those you will feel comfortable in, with plenty of space. It includes our own favourite, Vytopna, which has a miniature railway.
Our family friendly guide only lists non-smoking restaurants or those with non-smoking areas.
And while kids menus are rare, waiters will happily suggest suitable dishes or offer half portions of adult meals
- Family Friendly Restaurants
|Prague Theatre & Puppet Shows|
Black Light Theatre is a wild mix of ballet, animated film, illusions, puppets and mime artists. The shows are highly visual, and even very young children enjoy the dancing and the lights and sounds.
National Marionette (puppet theatre) enjoys a long tradition in Prague. A master puppeteers' creations are true gems of artistic craftsmanship.
Both black light and puppet theatre are suitable for children of all ages and
Prague theatre guide / Prague theatre listings
Prague river cruises
Prague River Cruises
Many of Prague's famous sights border the river, so our river cruises are always popular with families.
These river cruises are the best river trips available in Prague, but they are fairly informal, and food is served buffet style. This makes both the lunch and dinner river cruises ideal for children, as everyone will find something to their taste in the hot and cold selections.
Boats have seating inside and outside, so there is plenty of room to move around, and experience unique views of the sights and attractions - Prague river cruises
Petrin Hill, Observation Tower & Hall of Mirrors
Petrin Hill is a large park and wooded area on the Lesser Town
side of Prague. At the top of the hill is the Petrin Observation Tower, a small version of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Climb it, for magnificent views over the city.
The Petrin Observation Tower is set in landscaped gardens. After climbing the tower you can explore the are other attractions, which include an observatory, a park and rose gardens, and a hall of mirrors.
The ride up Petrin Hill is exciting in itself, aboard a funicular railway - Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
Petrin Observation Tower in Prague
St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle
| |Prague Towers
What is a city without towers! And Prague has many great towers to climb and to enjoy the views.
These are no ordinary towers. The architecture will inspire any young adventurer out to explore - some of the Gothic towers for example would not look out of place in a Disney movie!
Of particular note is the St. Vitus Cathedral Tower, as you can combine this with a visit to the Prague Castle complex. While the Old Town Hall Tower offers terrific views over the Old Town Square - Prague Towers
Museum of Communism
The Museum of Communism is the foremost attraction of its kind in Prague, guiding visitors through the life of the Czech people during the Soviet era.
Original artifacts are on display from the communist era, including pictures, reading materials, military objects and even a reconstructed school classroom.
Visitors gain an understanding of what life was like during communist times: the propaganda and other negative issues, but also the good points, such as the sense of community - Museum of Communism
Museum of Communism in Prague
Podoli Swimming Pool Complex
Podoli Swimming Pool Complex
Prague's largest swimming centre, Podoli Swimming Pool Complex is located near the Vltava River by Vysehrad
It is a ten minute tram ride from the city centre.
Podoli consists of one Olympic sized 50m indoor swimming pool, two outdoor swimming pools of 50m and 33m in length, plus a paddling pool for children.
Podoli makes an enjoyable visit at any time of the year, but on a fine summers day it is a lovely way to spend a few hours - Podoli Swimming Pool Complex
Axa Swimming Pool
Axa Swimming Pool is the finest in Prague's city centre.
An impressive 25m in length, this heated indoor pool is just 10 minutes walk from both the Old Town Square
and Wenceslas Square
The Axa Swimming Pool is open to the general public seven days a week, but make a note of the opening hours. Other facilities include a sauna, solarium and massage tables - Axa Swimming Pool
Axa Swimming Pool
Franciscan Garden & Playground
|Franciscan Garden and Children's Playground|
Near Wenceslas Square
is a beautiful garden and children's playground - and a joy to visit all year round.
Franciscan Garden (Františkánská zahrada) was once a private garden of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, but has long been open to the public.
It has that feel of an ancient garden - indeed it was already in use when the New Town was laid out in the 14th century.
Pathways lead through the gardens, with rose bushes sculptured to act as tunnels to pass under. And park benches offer a place to relax and admire the serenity, or to enjoy an ice-cream, packed lunch or warm drink.
A children's playground is situated at one end of the Franciscan Garden. This is a modern, recently constructed play area, and one of the best in the centre of Prague.
The playground is designed for young and older children, and includes a climbing frame, swing, see-saw, roundabout, slide and a large sandpit.
Franciscan Garden is open daily from 7am-10pm in the summer, and 8am-7pm in the winter. It has two entrances: From Wenceslas Square, walk through a passage near Vodičkova street. Or enter directly from Jungmannovo Square (Jungmannovo náměstí).
Prague Zoo is forgotten by some city guides, but is well worth a visit. It is located 3kms from the city centre, set around a river gorge, with rocky cliff faces and rolling meadows all around.
There are plenty of 'traditional' zoo animals to see - penguins, sea lions, lions, tigers and elephants - along with some less common animals like Markhor and Ibex, housed in mountain enclosures.
A chairlift runs within the zoo. From the top of the hill are views over the outskirts of Prague - Prague Zoo
Sea World in Prague
The largest Sea World in the Czech Republic boasts a giant fish tank containing 100,000 litres of seawater.
Observe an array of beautiful fish feeding off the coral, and a Sand Shark, one of the most feared sea predators after the Great White Shark.
Two more tanks at Sea World house carpet sharks, rays with poison-carrying spines, 2 metre long moray eels and a variety of other fish - Sea World
Vysehrad Park and SS Peter & Paul Church
Vysehrad makes for a pleasant excursion out of the hustle and bustle of Prague's city centre. Few areas of Prague are as quiet, green and peaceful. It is a good place for a long walk and a picnic.
Vysehrad Park covers a huge area, with different areas to explore. You can also admire fine views over the Vltava River and the surrounding countryside.
The two dominant spires in the park belong to the Church of SS Peter & Paul, which is open to visitors and has an impressive interior - Vysehrad Park
Vysehrad Park and Church
|For further information on traveling to Prague with children, visit our tourist information section, which offers useful tips for everyone: Prague Tourist Information.|