While people often think of Prague as a city for couples to travel to, this medieval Czech capital can be an ideal destination for families to visit. There are plenty of sights to see and activities for kids to enjoy. At the same time, parents can enjoy a romantic time while keeping their children busy with beautiful scenes and adventures. Read on to add these recommended activities in Prague for families and kids to your bucket list.
1. Joining a walking tour
If you want to do some sightseeing that both adults and kids will love, join a guided walking tour organized by one of the local operators such as Prague Walks, Sandeman’s New Prague Tour or Discover Walks Prague. There are plenty of tours based on your preferences and it’s always possible to book a private guide for your family if you are willing to pay extra. The free walking tours are usually tip-based.
2. Taking a hop on-off bus
If your kids are tired after a long walk, hop on the bus for tourists. There are different price ranges and packages for families, including some discounts or free offers for children. Tickets can be bought at any tourist office point around the city centre. If you buy a family ticket for the hop on-off bus tour, a free sightseeing river cruise ride is often included in the price or sold for a discount of up to 50 percent.
3. Getting on a boat
Nowadays, boat-tours are common for not only traveling couples but also families. One of the most ideal boat tours I recommend is the daily one-hour tour passing through the most famous bridges of Prague including the oldest bridge. A free guide and a car ride from the tourist office point, where you bought the ticket, to the harbour is usually included in the price. You can also enjoy the water in a row boat or riding a pedal-boat in the summer.
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4. Visiting the Prague Castle and Toy Museum
The above-mentioned walking tour’s itinerary often includes a visit to the Prague castle. According to the Guinness World Records, this is the biggest ancient castle in the world. Once in this area, remember to visit the Toy Museum. This is the home to various antique toys, teddy bears, Barbie dolls, robots and steam engines that your kids will love. The Toy Museum is free for children under 15. There are also several other museums designed for children in Prague such as the National Technical Museum or the National Museum.
5. Sightseeing in the Old Town
If you have a lot of time in Prague, discover this small city on foot by guiding yourselves around the Old Town and New Town areas. Some of the most famous attractions in the Old Town are the Astronomical Clock, the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Tyn, the mural-covered Storch House and the Jan Hus Monument. The Old Town is surrounded by many historical churches and well-preserved old buildings.
Relaxing at children's playgrounds and the zoo
Prague is also surrounded by many parks and zoos that are ideal for children. The Prague Zoo is currently one of the best in Europe. A couples of great playgrounds to hang around are in Letna Park and the Children’s Island.
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