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Are you planning a trip to Prague and wondering what to do in Prague with kids? Prague, located in the Czech Republic, is one of the best European cities to visit with kids. Prague can be a great city to visit with kids, as it offers a mix of historical and cultural attractions, along with family-friendly activities. Keep reading to see why Prague is a fantastic family vacation destination!
Where to stay in Prague with Kids
If you’re looking for a family friendly hotel in Prague, you’re in luck! There are many options. We stayed at the Lindner Hotel Prague Castle, which is a Hyatt property. We had Hyatt points to use and this was a fantastic redemption. If you aren’t using points and miles for free travel, you are missing out on so much!
The hotel was located near the Prague Castle and right next to the monastery, which had an amazing restaurant. We booked a one bedroom suite and when we arrived, we were given keys to 2 adjoining rooms. Our daughter had her own room that joined with ours, which was pretty cool! I’ve heard people say European hotel rooms are small but we haven’t experienced that and we use points for the majority of our bookings. We had a king size bed in our room and she had 2 double beds in hers, clearly not small by any means!
If you want to see all the hotel and vacation rental options in Prague, check out the interactive map below:
What to do in Prague with kids
Visit the Prague Castle complex
One of the best things to do in Prague is to visit the Prague Castle. Our hotel was close to it, making it easy to get to. The Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world and has plenty to explore. Kids will love exploring all the different areas and watching the changing of the guard ceremomies.
Visit Prague’s Old Town
Another must do in Prague with kids is to visit the Old Town. Here you will find lots of stores, restaurants and during the Christmas season, one of the best Christmas markets in Europe. Be sure to stop and check out the famous Astronomical Clock! This medieval clock was installed in 1410 and is the last remaining oldest clock in operation.
Walk across the Charles Bridge
The oldest bridge in Prague, walking across the Charles Bridge is a must do while in Prague! Be sure to stop at the statues as you cross to see the amazing details. This is a pedestrian only bridge, making it the perfect thing to do with kids in Prague.
If your kids love animals, then a visit to the Prague Zoo is a must when visiting Prague with kids. The zoo opened in 1931 and houses animals from all over the world. They recently added capybaras to the zoo and they are so cute! The zoo doesn’t feel like your typical zoo, it’s wide open with the animals roaming around. And the coolest part was that you can buy an admission ticket for your dog! Our Pug would have loved to join us at the zoo.
Climb to the top of Old Town Hall
Want the best views of Prague? Then head to the Old Town Hall, near the Astronomical Clock, and purchase tickets to go to the top. Here, you will get the best views of Prague and some amazing views of Old Town. Pro tip: Purchase the elevator pass so that you don’t have to walk all the way up. While the walk isn’t strenuous, the curves can be a bit much if you are prone to motion sickness!
Check out Hamleys toy store
While visiting a toy store wasn’t on our list of things to do in Prague with kids, we couldn’t just walk by when we passed by Hamleys! We visited them in London and while this one wasn’t as large, it was still really cute with 2 levels that include a carousel, 2 level slide, an arcade and lots of other fun interactive things. This is a great place to go with kids when it’s cold or raining in Prague!
Visit the Museum of Fantastic Illusions
If you’re looking for things to do indoors in Prague, then check out the Museum of Fantastic Illusions. This was a great place to visit and a nice break from the cold weather. We visited with friends and the kids had fun posing for lots of different photos. This is one of the best indoor activities in Prague.
How to get around Prague with kids
Public transportation is easy to navigate and very efficient in Prague and one of the best ways to get around Prague with kids. Trams are all over the city, your kids will love going for a ride! There is also the metro, taxis, Uber and city buses to make getting anywhere in the city a breeze.
We love to walk when exploring new cities so we did lots of that when possible! If you choose a hotel in a central area of Prague, you’ll be able to walk to many destinations. We mainly used Uber and walking with some trams in between.
Where to eat in Prague with kids
If you’re looking for family friendly restaurants in Prague, you’ll be happy to know that they are everywhere in the city! Many restaurants have kid menus (though not US style, it’s more half size/half price portions of adult meals), outdoor seating and some even have play areas for kids to enjoy while parents eat or enjoy a beer. Here are some of the best family friendly restaurants in Prague.
Vytopna Railway Restaurant
Do you have little train fans? Then this train themed restaurant in Prague is for you! There is a train going around the entire restaurant and your food is brought to your table on a train. Your kids will get a kick out of seeing the toy trains deliver their dinner! Be sure to make reservations! When we arrived for ours, there were about 60 people in line waiting for a table. We had a reservation so we got to skip that line and were seated right away.
The food here isn’t spectacular, it’s mainly just burgers and beer but it’s really cool to see the trains working so efficiently and it’s a great family friendly restaurant in Prague.
If you like chocolate, then this little cafe is a must! They specialize in European hot chocolate, which is just melted bars of chocolate. The cool thing about here is you can pick your type of chocolate and known exactly where it was sourced. We loved this place so much, we came multiple during our stay in Prague!
Strahov Monastery Brewery
One of our favorite family friendly restaurants in Prague was located next to our hotel. Inside the monastery, this brewery restaurant had some amazing food and beer options. The beer is brewed by the monks and there are several to choose from. Keep in mind that you might need to share a table with strangers, since it is communal seating!
One of the best breakfast restaurants in Prague is Cafe Melvin. This was just a 3 minute walk from our hotel so we came here multiple times during our stay. The hotel charged $29 per person for breakfast, everything you see pictured was cheaper than that (not pictured is the bagel sandwich my husband ate before I could take a photo and 2 coffee drinks/jug of tea). Highly recommend this small but tasty cafe if you’re looking for some yummy Czech food and coffee drinks.
Eat some street food
Just like many other European cities, Prague has an abundance of street food. We had some amazing ham, sausages and chimney cakes while here. If you’re coming during their Christmas markets, there will be even more options!
One of the top restaurant in the center of Prague is Pork’s. We came here one evening and there was a decent line of people waiting to be seated. But the space inside is massive so we only waited about 15 minutes. This restaurant serves all pork dishes and it does it well! My husband has been wanting to try the famous pork knuckle and loved it. Milana had the pork schnitzel, which was great. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and cabbage soup and loved the soup. I over ordered and couldn’t even eat a part of the sandwich, but I did try it and it was really good as well!
Smíchovsky radniční sklípek
One of our the best kid friendly restaurants in Prague was this gem that we found on Yelp. Packed with locals, this restaurant is located in the cellar down a long staircase. The food here is your typical local Czech food and really good. Try the garlic soup, it’s so good!
Lokál U Bílé kuželky
One of the most popular restaurant in Prague, make sure to have reservations before coming here or you will be waiting a long time to eat! We saw lots of locals here, which was a good sign. Our table was down in the cellar, which was really cool to see. This is a traditional Prague restaurant that is family friendly. Kids can order anything off the menu for half size/half price. If you only eat at one restaurant in Prague, make it this one!
As you can see, there’s quite a bit to do in Prague with kids to keep you busy. That said, I would personally recommend 2 full days here before moving on to another city. We felt like our 4 nights/5 days was way too long but the only reason we were here that long was because our Egypt trip was cancelled so we had to find an alternate destination. Want to read this later? Pin one of the images below.