Header photo courtesy of Biotop Radotín
From dinosaur parks to outdoor swimming pools, we’ve put together a list of some of the best things you and your children can do to make the most of the Czech Capital this summer.
1. Biotop Radotín
What? Located next to the Berounka River, Biotop Radotín is an outdoor swimming pool with a natural filtration system and is therefore chemical free. With plenty of space to space to relax in, play frisbee and a bar to get food and drink, Biotop Radotín is the perfect place to cool down when it’s hot, hot, hot!
Where? Loučanská 9, Praha 5 – Radotín, 153 00
When? Monday- Friday 10.00-20.00 and Saturday-Sunday 09.00-20.00 (May-September)
How much? General: 100 CZK, Reduced: 60 CZK, Family: 220 CZK
2. Kastanek Playground
What? Take a stroll or cycle through the leafy paths of Stromovka- Prague’s largest park- and go and play at Kastanek Playground! The playground is equipped for children of all ages and includes climbing frames, swings, balance beams, see-saws and even a tram of musical instruments! Stromovka Park is also a great place to take a picnic (with designated areas for barbecuing!) on lazy days with large fields to run around, play football and plenty of trees to shelter from the sun.
Where? Stromovka Park, Prague 7, Holesovice
When? All day, every day
How much? FREE
3. The National Theatre
What? On rainy days or days when you just can’t stand the heat, take a trip to The National Theatre and check out their programme for children. The National Theatre recommend a number of productions suitable for children with minimal age recommendations. There is also a 20% discount applied to tickets for morning and afternoon productions for children under 15.
Where? National Theatre, Národní 2, 110 00 Nové Město
When? We recommend you check out The Wonderful Circus (5+) which will be performing on The New Stage on Thursday 24th August, Friday 25th August and Saturday 26th August. With its first premiere in 1977, The Wonderful Circus is performed by Laterna Magika- The National Theatre’s multimedia theatre company- who explore the interaction between actors, dancers and cinematic screens.
How much? Prices for The Wonderful Circus start at 490 CZK
What? Gutovka play area and water park is a sports and relaxation centre with a variety of attractions including a water world, climbing park, sports courts, mini golf, a skate park and much more. The variety of activities are sure to keep the whole family entertained on a hot day!
Where? Gutovka, Gutova 39, Praha 10 – Strašnice, 100 00
When? January-December 08.00-22.00
How much? Entry is free but does not include sports equipment rentals
What? DinoPark (Harfa) is an interactive paleontological exhibition and playground for children of all ages complete with life-size dinosaur models, Mesozoic decorations, a playground and a 3D cinema- but only if you’re brave enough!
Where? DinoPark is located on the roof of OC Galerie Harfa next to the O2 Arena in Vysočany
When? Open daily throughout the summer from 09.00-18.00
How much? Adults: 150 CZK, Children 3-15: 100 CZK, Children under 3 years of age: FREE, Family (2 adults + 2 children): 400 CZK
6. Zofin Playground
What? Located in the idyllic surroundings of Slovansky Island is the Zofin Playground. This new artsy playground is designed by architects to match the famous Manes Gallery right next door and incorporates sandpits, wooden benches, slides, rope attractions, swings and much more for a wide range of ages!
Where? Slovansky Island, Prague 1 (Easily accessed from Narodni Trida Street)
When? All day, every day.
How much? FREE
7. Prague Zoo
What? Since its opening in 1931, Prague Zoo has continuously grown and is now home to over 5000 animals and 650 species and is even ranked as the fourth best zoo in the world! Visit the African Savanna, Lemur Island, Elephant Valley, Hippo House, Gorilla Pavillion and much more! The zoo also has playgrounds, a children’s zoo, an observation tower and a number of restaurants for you to relax in during your visit.
Where? U Trojského zámku 3/120. No. 112 from Nádraží Holešovice metro station on line C
When? Open 09.00 -21.00 in June, July, August
How much? Adults: 200 CZK, Children (3-15): 150 CZK, Families (2 adults + 2 children): 600 CZK, Children under 3: FREE
Kids in Prague– A really useful guide to children’s activities in Prague
Back to Basics: Prague Summer Guide– A guide to Prague in the summer for expats
Events in Prague – A programme of arts and culture events happening in Prague
Prague Youth Theatre
English-speaking youth theatre in Prague. Empowering students aged 3-17 to connect with one another, develop confidence, and create impactful stories. www.pyt.cz