Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Doing Prague with Kids | Travel & My Motherhood Diary

There are lots of incredible places to visit in Europe when you have the kids with you. But I realised that people tend to stick to the areas they know best when it comes to city breaks. They know they can find something to do as a family if they visit Paris, Rome or Berlin. However, there are so many other places that I think families should explore. Prague has become a popular choice for weekend getaways. But families aren't enjoying the city as much as they could be. I've gathered some tips for visiting the capital of the Czech Republic with your family. So you can see it's for kids, as well as adults.

Staying in Prague
Finding a family-friendly place to stay in Prague isn't hard. With all the hotels with family facilities, it's one of the best places for a fabulous city break. Just like hotels in other cities and countries, there are plenty that will provide services for families. Some will offer extra beds, cots or interconnecting rooms. When you start looking at 4-star and 5-star hotels, some of them will offer fantastic perks especially for kids. Try booking into the Malmaison Riverside hotel. There they will pack you a picnic basket for your day out.

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Eating in Prague
Prague has a lot of family-friendly restaurants. They are perfect for eating with the kids. Some will offer the standard fare of high chairs and crayons. But others will hold children's attention with their themes. Try eating at the Vytopna Railway Restaurant. It has a miniature railway that delivers drinks to your table. Or you could visit the U Ceskych Panu medieval restaurant. You can eat Czech food in unusual Gothic surroundings. You can find other traditional Czech restaurants too. But there's always pizza if your kids are picky.

Getting About
If your kids love riding trains, boats and other transport, Prague is a great place for it. You can take the funicular railway from Lesser Town to the top of Petrin Hill. You'll find an observation tower at the top. There's also a hall of mirrors, an observatory and a flower garden. Or you can take a cruise on the river. You can have a buffet-style dinner in this informal setting, which is excellent for families. You can sit inside or outside, so kids who have trouble sitting still will have space to explore.

Things to Do
There's a lot for kids to do in Prague, even on a rainy day. Visit the National Marionette to see a puppet show that's sure to delight the whole family. If you would prefer theatre, you can go to the Black Light Theatre for a vibrant and energetic show. Head to Prague Castle to watch the Changing of the Guard, which takes place every hour during the day. There are also towers to climb across the city, as well as playgrounds to play in. And it's a great place to explore by bike.

Prague is a fantastic city to explore as a family. If you're looking for somewhere new for your next holiday, try branching out and visiting the Czech Republic.

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