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Prague offers a variety of options for parents travelling with young children. The following list is useful, but incomplete list of children’s activities.
To avoid the centre and its crowed narrow streets you can go to visit the Prague Toy Museum. It is an amazingly nice place full of antique trains and dolls, with English-language explanations on most of them. There is also an interesting Barbie exhibition.
Jirská 4, Prague 1 Metro Malostranská; 22 tram.
Open 9.30am-5.30pm daily. Prices: 1, 30 euros; 0, 50 euros for students, 1, 70 euros family ticket.
Located near the old Town Square, the Museum of Children's Drawings, present a selection of children's artwork. On Sunday, this family-friendly place allows young visitors to create their own masterpieces.
Open Tuesday- Sunday; 1- 6pm.
Address: Dum U Zelené Záby at U Radnice 13/8, Praha 1, tel. 224-234-482 www.muzeumzaby.cz
Having a rest…
To rest a bit you can take the Historic Tram (nº91) from the Vystavistê, down the banks of Malá Strana, across to the National Theatre, through Václavské námêstí and back to Vystavistê by way of Námêstí Republiky. It can be joined at any stop on the route.
Another proposition to rest up is to enjoy a boat excursion. There are a big range of different tours on the Vltava River, leaving from various points.
Kralovska Planetarium Located next to the Prague Exhibition Grounds, the planetarium puts on several star shows a day. Have your hotel concierge check showtimes for English language performances.
Black Light Theatre is a mix of mime, ballet, animated film, puppets and live actors.
Puppet (Marionette) Theatre is an old tradition in Prague. The shows range from puppet versions of Mozart's famous opera Don Giovanni to Yellow Submarine, the legendary Beatles film.
Most of the puppet/marionette shows in the Prague city center are targeted at adults rather than children. There is a puppet theatre in the periphery that has daily shows for children but all the plays are in Czech.
Loutkové divadlo Jiskra (Puppet Theatre Jiskra), Klapkova 26, Prague 8.
Tram 10, 14, 17, 24, or 5; stop: Ke Stírce.
Laterna Magika is an incredible mix of film, visual effects and ballet. The stories are generally not very complicated so there are no problems with the language.
There are several outdoor activities for children in Prague:
You can go to Prague Zoo, in Troja, it is a great place to see a variety of creatures, as well as a nice place to bring children who might need to burn some energy (10 km walking area.)
Open all year round:
April/May/September and October: 9.00-18.00,
November/December/January and February: 9.00-16.00
Underground station C, stop: Nadrazi Holesovice
Bus 112/ Tram 5, 12
For more information: www.zoopraha.cz
If you cross the river, you will come to a very nice park called Stromovka, in Prague 7, where your children will be able to freak out!
Near the entrance Výstaviště (Exhibition Ground), you can enjoy a tour in the planetarium.
Next door to Stromovka is the Výstaviště, which has a big selection of activities. Indeed, there is a long running funfair, every year, from the end of February to the end of March. On the same site there is also, Lunapark, it is a stable fairground with a ferry wheel and a lot of rides.
Recently, a new attraction is Mořský svět (Sea World), where your children can learn a lot about the marine life.
For more information see www.morsky-svet.cz.
Another park very famous in Prague is the Petřín, you have the possibility to take the funicular to the top where you will enjoy a great view. The park provide several activities, kids can go to the Petřín Tower (Petřínská Rozhledna), or to the Mirror Maze (Bludiště) or to the Štefáník Observatory (Štefáníkova hvězdárna).