Although many people might not want to leave the house on those cold days especially to fight the tourist crowd in the markets, there are still plenty of things to do to stay warm in the winter time around Prague. We’ve made a list of some of the best things to do in Prague with your family to get out of a house on those cold days to take advantage of the magical holiday season.
Looking for some theatre shows to enjoy this winter? Here’s a list of some family friendly shows around Prague that are only available in the winter time.
The Nutcracker is a family classic and will be playing on December 22-25th and 30th at the Hybernia theatre.
Tickets can be bought here. Children under 12 425 CZK, students seniors 750 CZK, adults 850 CZK
The Nutcracker- a Christmas Carol
If you’re looking for another show to see there is also an adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Charles Dickens’s story A Christmas Carol at National theatre. Take advantage of their 20% off for kids under 15 and 50% off students under 26 discounts.
Show dates are from December 10-31st and January 9- 11
Tickets start from 230 CZK and can be bought here.
Also, don’t forget to come and see Prague Youth Theatre’s end of year performances. PYT will be performing exciting plays this December there’s guaranteed to be a show that the whole family will enjoy! Book tickets and find out more about upcoming Prague Youth Theatre productions, here.
Looking for ways to stay active without venturing into the outdoors? Then head to JumpPark in Praha 3 and Praha 5, the largest trampoline parks in Central Europe! JumpPark is an indoor space filled with over 400 m² of connected trampolines from wall to wall. It’s a great way for the whole family to have fun and exercise with parking on premises and a chill-out zone selling refreshments.
Opening times: Monday 12:00-21:00, Tuesday-Friday 10:00-21:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:00-21:00.
Prices: Adults 199 CZK, Student/Children 179 CZK, Family 650 CZK. Book online and find out more, here.
Bowling is a favourite past-time for families in Prague and there are plenty of bowling alleys in Prague to show off your skills! We recommend that you head to Bowling Celnice in Praha 1- a super fun way to spend a cold afternoon. Bowling Celnice has plenty of shoe sizes for little ones, lanes with bumpers and a bar selling a wide selection of drinks and food. Make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Opening times: Monday-Sunday 12:00- 02:00
Prices: 12:00-15:00 260 CZK (per hour), 15:00-17:00 380 CZK (per hour), 17:00- 02:00 540 CZK (1 hour). There’s a +200 CZK fee if you don’t pre-book.
Strings of Autumn
If you’re a music lover you should definitely check out this festival. Strings of Autumn is One of the Czech Republic’s major music festivals since 1996 with music ranging from classical, jazz, hip-hop and electronica. The festival starts at Forum Karlínon the 15th of October and ends at the Lucerna Palace on the 13th November.
Tickets starting at 300 CZK- 3000 CZK depending on the package. ISIC and children under 15 receive a 20% discount. Tickets can be bought here.
International Christmas Festival
Missing any traditional items for home or looking for a unique special gift for someone? Head to the International Christmas Festival on December 1st located at The Congress Hall. This is a traditional market with items from over 40 countries accompanied with food and music and dance performances. All profit from the event is donated to Czech charity organization
The Congress Hall, Hotel Hilton Prague, Pobřežní 1, Prague 8. More information can be found here.
If you’re looking for ways to challenge your mind and think outside of the box you should definitely try to break out of an escape room. Prague is home to many different places and even have some family friendly rooms! For 60 minutes you and your family will be locked in a room tasked with a mission and clue’s along the way, It’s up to you to escape.
We recommend you check out the Wonderland themed room at the Chamber located at Staropramenná 12. Ticket prices and availability can be found here.
Prague is one of the most popular cities in the world for Christmas markets and there are plenty to choose from. Check out Náměstí Míru for some traditional handcrafted products where you can pick up some great gifts for your family and friends or stop by for some winter treats. Open daily 20.11.2019- 24.12.2019 from from 10-19. For more information click here.
Also check out the Christmas markets at Republiky Square, Prague Castle, Tyl’s square, Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square.
At the Botanical Garden
Come in your best costume and carve some pumpkins while enjoying the beautiful sights of the Garden in the surrounding area. This is a great way to kick of the night with family fun games and competitions before heading off through the town. Located at the Prague Botanical Garden Trojská 800/196, Praha 7 – Troja, 171 00 on October 31st.
Trick or Treating in Vinohrady and Zizkov
The third annual charity trick or treat event taking around the Vinohrady and Zixkov districts on 31st October. Paticipants must sign up via the online form to receive the route map, and can also offer to become hosts and welcome trick or treaters to their homes on the night. Families are encourage to give donations of 10CZK per house visited (as well as collecting sweets and treats!) and the proceeds are gathered and donated to SOS Children’s Villages (a Czech children’s charity).
Full details and sign up form: https://www.facebook.com/events/1208151776052073/
If you aren’t too tired of the cold, this Ice Skating rink is one of the newer ones in Prague and even better it has FREE admission to the public. This rink is 40×15 m large and is ideal for beginners as well as advanced skaters with many programmes throughout the season. Open daily 9am to 9pm from December 1st to February 24th. Ice skates rentals are also available.
Letna Field, Milady Horakove, 170 00 Prague 7
If you’re looking for a more centrally located rink try Na Frantisku which is located next to the Vltava river and Jewish Quarter. The Entrance fee is 50 CZK and Ice Skating rentals are 50 CZK.
Hours of operation:
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8-5:30
- Tuesday 8-9:45, 11:30 to 5:30
- Friday 8-1; 4-5:30
- Saturday 12:30-7:00
- Sunday 10- 7:00
Verejne hriste Na Frantisku, Kozi, 110 00 Prague 1
We hope you enjoy your winter full of fun activities!
Prague Youth Theatre
Prague’s only English speaking youth theatre. Empowering students aged 3-17 to connect with one another, develop confidence, and create impactful stories. www.pyt.cz