It isn’t easy to gain approval with kids. They are sometimes the most demanding audience, and maybe they won’t consider listening to a piano performance on the street or going to a Tim Burton exposition to be worthy of their time and attention. Not even Prague, the beautiful metropolis that it is, will necessarily be in itself appealing to children’s eyes.
We in Bohemia Apartments have, for all the parents who want to become heroes and incredibles in the eyes of their children, a list of the best attractions you could come across in Prague. Your children will be absolutely charmed and we guarantee that you grownups will have fun too!
#1 Prague ZOO
You’re thinking: “Pish, posh! Isn’t there a zoo in every big city?” That may be true, but the Prague zoo has a couple of surprises up its sleeve that you definitely shouldn’t miss. A more than ten kilometres long walk is best suited for those who want to spend the whole day on the move. You’ll get a taste of adventure on the African desert or savannah trails or in the Indonesian jungle. You can sign your kids up for Zoo School, where they can take part in competitions and find out lots of interesting facts about animals. In addition, your children can become a zookeeper for a day or feed some of the animals.
Grownup lovers of classical music will appreciate the concerts which are held here from May to June – while your kids are having fun in Zoo School, you can listen to Mozart or Vivaldi in the beautiful natural settings near Gočarov’s houses.
#2 Wax Museum
You don’t need to go to London to see the wax figures! They’re waiting for you right in the centre of Prague. Every little boy should have a photo with Czech ice hockey legend Jaromír Jágr! And every little girl will admire a beatiful dress of the Czech singer Helena Vondráčková. And maybe their parents will think back to their younger days with the figure of Freddy Mercury from Queen. History lovers will be thrilled by the setting with Franz Joseph I and the Czech literary hero Švejk.
#3 St. Matthew’s Fair
No child should have to miss out on the famous Prague fair, Matějská pouť! Every year it’s the first fair in the Czech Republic and it is traditionally enjoyed by people both young and old. The classic attractions include the merry-go-round and the roller coaster, but more adventurous visitors can try out the Loch Ness Monster, the swinging boats or the centrifuge. Scaredy cats are not advised to visit the Haunted Castle – they should see the House of Laughter instead. And gentlemans, the ladies will definitely appreciate a paper rose from the shooting booth. Especially for children this is a paradise where wishes come true.
#4 Those Who Fear Shouldn’t Come To Prague
That’s the name of the exhibition taking place in Prague Museum until the end of June. It’s intended especially for brave children who will corageously stand up to any monster from Prague’s streets.
The exhibition is set up as a game, where the participants take a tour of the museum’s expositions (so even the grownups will have some fun!), where supernatural creatures are introduced along with their stories from the Prague legends. The artistic realizations of the figures are gorgeous! Part of the exhibition is an interactive game, in which your babies can find the hidden treasure based on completed tasks.
Do you have a little scientist at home? Give them a treat in the form of a visit to prehistory! The Prague Dinosaurium in the largest travelling exhibition of authentic dinosaur fossils, which was first introduced in 2013 in Sweden. It is a perfectly unique thing. Some of the exhibits are 300 million years old.
Here you’ll find a total of 50 various types of expositions, coming mainly from the Mesozoic era. There’s even a children’s corner with all sorts of activities for the little ones. The older kids will be happy to go to see a movie or visit the souvenir shop. The exhibition continues until the end of June.
We are sure that out of the attractions offered you’ll find something that your kids will like. Because our Bohemia Apartments are in the centre of Prague, you won’t have far to travel. We’ll be thrilled if your whole family enjoys its visit in Prague to the full!