Prague is a historic and fascinating city for travelers of all ages, perfect for exploring. This guide will guide you on how to make the most of Prague with your children. I prepared a detailed resource where families with children can find information about accommodation, transportation, food and drink, places to visit and activities to do during their visit to Prague. Here is the “Travel Guide Prague with Kids” is with you…
Prague with Kids
When it comes to traveling with children, accommodation choices are crucial. Here are the best neighborhoods in Prague to stay with kids that are safe, close to transportation and with easy access to attractions. You’ll also find my recommendations for hotels in these neighborhoods for every budget.
Old Town (Staré Město): The historic and cultural center of Prague, Old Town is a great accommodation option for families with children. It is within walking distance of iconic sights such as the Astronomical Clock Tower, Old Town Square and Karluv Most.
Malá Strana (Small Neighborhood): Malá Strana is a historic neighborhood within walking distance of Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. It is on the opposite side of the river from Old Town.
Vinohrady: This neighborhood is known for its green spaces and peaceful atmosphere and is a calm accommodation option for families.
Nové Město (New Town): Plenty of shopping centers and restaurants, and easy access to other attractions.
Where to stay in Prague with Kids?
We stayed near Old Town at Residence St. Havel Prague. It was an apartment hotel and very comfortable with children.
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Things to do with kids in Prague
Prague Castle: The largest ancient castle in the world, Prague Castle is like a big playground for children. Don’t miss the changing of the guard ceremony. There is also a toy museum in the castle complex, which exhibits a collection of historical toys. Nostalgic for adults and fun for kids.
Petrin Hill: Take the funicular up Petrin Hill for a panoramic view of the city. At the top there is a mirror maze, the Petinn Watchtower and a large green area where children can run and play.
Boat Tour: See Prague from a different perspective on a boat trip on the Vltava River. While watching the unique views of the city’s most famous landmarks, you can relax and be informed by the guide’s explanations.
National Museum (Národní muzeum): The largest museum in the Czech Republic. It hosts a wide range of exhibitions from natural history to art and music. The museum gives an insight into the history, culture and natural world of the country and is a must-visit for families.
Feed the swans: The area around the Maněšův Bridge is famous for the swans that gather on the riverbank. Children often enjoy watching the swans and it’s a popular place to take instagram photos 😉
iQLANDIA: This is a science center about 1 hour outside Prague. It is educational and fun for both adults and children, I recommend it if you have a long time in the Czech Republic.
What to see in Prague with children
Klementinum Library: Part of a historic building complex, the Klementinum Library is a highly captivating place with its striking Baroque architecture and frescoed ceilings in the library hall.
Karluv most: Charles Bridge is one of Prague’s most famous landmarks. Filled with statues of saints, artists, musicians and vendors, the bridge is a children’s delight.
Astronomical Clock: Located in the Old Town Square, attached to the Old Town Hall, the Prague Astronomical Clock is an engineering marvel from the Middle Ages. Every hour, there is a performance called the “Walk of the Apostles”, featuring small moving figurines.
LEGO Museum: With more than 3,000 models, including a LEGO replica of the Charles Bridge, it’s a delight for LEGO fans, both kids and adults.
Prague Zoo: One of the best zoos in the world, Prague Zoo is home to more than 5,000 animals, including many endangered species. The layout of the zoo is stroller-friendly, making it suitable for families with small children.
Prague Food Guide
Czech traditional food may not appeal to all children, but they all love the dessert called Trdelnik. The dough is wrapped around a metal stick and roasted over fire with powdered sugar and cinnamon. They fill it with cream, ice cream, etc., it’s a very sweet treat. Let me recommend a few family-friendly restaurants.
Vytopna Railway Restaurant: I think this is a must-see place. The whole restaurant is surrounded by a miniature rail system and the orders are delivered by little trains that run on these rails. It’s really fun for kids but we adults also loved it. 🙂 They mainly offer hamburgers and steaks, and the food is quite delicious.
Cafe Savoy: Prague’s historic and most famous cafe. Opened in 1893, the interior is really nice. There is nothing special for kids but you can easily go as a family. I recommend it for breakfast or a coffee and dessert break.
Pizza Nuova: This is an Italian restaurant. Their pizzas and pastas are quite good, and there is a small children’s play area.
Mlynec Restaurant: Let me recommend a place for traditional Czech cuisine. This restaurant has nice views and food, and it’s an elegant place. There’s nothing special for children, but you can dine as a family.
Transportation in Prague
Prague is a very compact and mostly flat city, you can easily explore the central sights on foot. Most of the main tourist attractions are within walking distance of each other. The historic and touristic places of the city generally have cobblestone pavements, so it’s good to have a suitable stroller if you’re going to use one. Prague’s public transportation system is quite good. Trams and buses are ideal for short distances, while the subway is good for longer distances. Most trams and buses have space for strollers, and many metro stations have elevators. Public transportation is free for children under the age of 6.
I hope my Prague with Children Travel Guide will be helpful and you have a wonderful trip to Prague. If you have anything to add or ask, please write in the comments so that everyone can benefit.”