Prague is an incredible city that boasts gorgeous scenic views and all the history that magical minds can take in. Prague provides its visitors with endless adventures for both the young and young at heart. If you are planning a Prague family getaway, be sure to take along this guide to keep your children busy, active, and ready to explore all the beauty and wonder that Prague has to offer!
There is a large number of Prague’s most famous sights that border the river, which is one of the many reasons that Prague’s river cruises are a huge hit for families. The majority of the cruises are pretty informal, with kids always welcome, and both lunch and dinner cruises are served buffet style so everyone is sure to find foods they enjoy!
Prague Theatre and Puppet Shows
Black Light Theatre is a super fun combination of ballet, animated film, puppets, illusions, and mime artists and is suitable for all ages. Not the mention the fact that the National Marionette (puppet theatre) boasts a long tradition in Prague; the master puppeteers’ creations are truly wondrous creations that should certainly not be missed!
The Funicular Railway, built in 1891, runs from the Lesser Town up to the peak of Petrin Hill which boasts stunning landscaped gardens, the climbable Petrin Observation Tower, and a Hall of Mirrors with observatory, and rose garden! And on the side of the hill, there is a wooded area and park on the side.While the railway ride is an adventure itself, toss in the gorgeous views and the attractions of Petrin area and you have the perfect outing in any season!
Franciscan Garden and Children’s Playground
Franciscan Garden is a beautiful public park located close to Wenceslas Square and was formerly the private garden of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows. Intricate pathways lead throughout the well-tended gardens of roses, hedges, flowers and bountiful grassy areas. The Franciscan Garden additionally has a playground designed for kids upwards of 13 years of age. And includes modern equipment such as a climbing frame, swing, see-saw, roundabout, slide and even a large sandpit.
Be sure to take your kid’s to the front gates of Prague Castle complex to watch the Changing of the Guard. The Guard is comprised of a brigade of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic who in turn serve the President of the Czech Republic, as both security force and also to provide honour guards who participate in ceremonial functions. The ceremony occurs each hour from 07:00-20:00 in the summer and 07:00-18:00 in the winter. If possible, try to catch the noon ceremony which includes a banner exchange and fan-fare, promised to instill wonder and excitement into your little one’s hearts!
Visiting Prague in any time of year is sure to be a wonderful adventure that is filled with lasting memories for your family. Filled with delicious restaurants, stunning parks and scenery, endless bountiful shopping excursions and an abundance of history and beauty for the entire family. Wherever you and your family may find yourselves in Prague you are sure to get lost in expansive glory at the heart of the Netherlands.